Find Wedding Ideas: Expert Advice

Here Comes the Guide brings you expert advice to help you plan your wedding, from engagement to honeymoon and all the fun in between.. Be sure to check out our “Questions to Ask…” series for guidance on finding your wedding venue and hiring your wedding vendors!

Wedding Day Emergency Fashion Kit

Wedding Day Emergency Fashion KitThe day of the wedding, I put my dress on—and to my horror it felt loose. Luckily, one of the bridesmaids had fashion tape in her bag. I’d never used it before, but all I could hear in my head was Tim Gunn saying, “Make it work!”  We lined the very top of the dress with a couple of pieces of tape, and I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best...


The Ultimate Barn Wedding Checklist

The Ultimate Barn Wedding ChecklistPlanning a barn wedding? We've got you covered. Go through our comprehensive barn wedding checklist and scroll down to find even more articles and ideas specifically for barn weddings.


7 Tips for Tackling Your Wedding Guest List

7 Tips For Tackling Your Wedding Guest ListBesides your fiancé and that little piece of paper from the courthouse that makes it official, the guest list may be the next most important aspect of your wedding. Why? Because, if you're like me, it includes the name of every. single. person. in the world that matters to you. 


Real Wedding Disaster Stories: 5 Expensive Ways A Wedding Could Go Wrong

Real Wedding Disaster Stories: 5 Expensive Ways A Wedding Could Go WrongIt's Murphy's Law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. And when something goes wrong at a wedding, it can be frightening how quickly costs add up.

This is pretty much why wedding insurance exists—to help couples recover from any financial consequences resulting from unanticipated (and expensive!) wedding mishaps.


Don't Miss These 5 Destination Wedding Tips

Destination Wedding Tips Planning a destination wedding? Don’t miss these Top 5 Destination Wedding Tips from one of our Certified By The Guide wedding planners, Michelle Barrionuevo-Mazzini of MB Wedding Design and Events.


Brides Want To Know: Do I Need Wedding Insurance?

Brides Want To Know: Do I Need Wedding Insurance?Let's face it: Anything can happen on your wedding day, so don't be lulled into thinking that your event is immune from disaster. Wouldn't it be nice to have some protection and peace of mind in case something happened to your venue, gown, or vendors? Wedding insurance can financially protect you against a variety of unexpected problems that could tarnish your special day—and bank account. Read more…


5 Tips for Planning a Garden Wedding

Garden Wedding TipsBlooming rose bushes and lush greenery…quaint bridges and graceful statuary… splashing fountains, waterfalls and reflecting ponds…who wouldn’t want to exchange vows amidst a magical garden setting? Chic garden parties have a long tradition among high society (think “Great Gatsby”!), and some of the finest garden venues sparkle with sophistication. But modern couples also appreciate less formal landscapes, which make fabulous natural canvases for their own unique event stylings. Above all, today’s brides and grooms crave a wedding experience that’s connected to nature, as their own new beginning is reflected in the beauty all around them.

Sanity-Saving Tips From A Bride Who Planned Her Wedding In 60 Days

Sanity-Saving TipsWhether you have a year to plan your wedding or you’re trying to organize a last-minute celebration, you don’t have to feel completely overwhelmed by the process.

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