As the 2.2 million brides and grooms-to-be out there gear up for the 2009 wedding season, we’re taking a good look at the wedding news, planning sites and blogs out there—and there’s a lot out there! Despite the economic storm, couples need not run for cover; a beautiful wedding is possible–on any budget. In fact, there are all kinds of online tools, articles and information available for those who are willing to spend some time doing their homework. As GigMasters helps couples find the perfect entertainment, there are other sites out there to help make “the big day” beautiful. To get you started, here’s a round-up of what’s being posted on 3 of the top wedding blogs around:

WWW.BRIDES.COM/BLOG: This how-to/ what-to-do guide prides itself on being the source for bridal fashion—and even posts direct from the NYC couture shows. Recent “Wedded Bits” Post: Attack of the 49-foot-bride, voiced by Reese Witherspoon in “Monsters vs. Aliens,” plays fashionista!

WWW.THEKNOT.COM/BLOG: “Wedding Obsessions” is all about creativity and style for everything wedding—with budget in mind. This co-written blog for the brides and by the brides gives ideas on everything from engagement to honeymoon. Recent Post: Did you know it’s possible to hold your reception in a sports stadium?!

WWW.WEDDINGBEE.COM: Talk about a team effort! This blog-only site has virtual “reporters” from all over sending photos and ideas for the many types of weddings and couples out there. Heavy on décor ideas and hair/beauty, Wedding Bee feels like a best friend who’s full of handy tips. Recent Post: Recession-proof accessories…’nuff said.

TIP FOR ENGAGED COUPLES: After determining a budget, make a wish list with your fiancé of the things that are most important to you both. Then, consider wedding blogs and online tools to figure out where to get the most bang for your buck so that you’re both happy in the planning process. That in itself is worth its weight in gold!