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Wedding Planning Got You Stressed? Cue our Top 10 Wedding Memes​

Wedding Planning Got You Stressed? Cue our Top 10 Wedding MemesWe get it. We’ve been there! You’re overwhelmed with wedding checklists… You can’t decide whether to go with the quirky industrial venue or that dreamy ranch estate. In a glass case of emotion? You need a reprieve. That’s why my super-funny-coworker-friend (and bride-to-be!) Amy gathered together her top 10 wedding memes that are so accurate you’ll be giggling as the truth-tears come pouring out.


27 Ridiculously Fun Wedding Ideas

27 Ridiculously Fun Wedding IdeasThe main point of any wedding is for you and your partner to get married, right? But beyond that, it may also be the biggest party you'll ever throw! And when we think of the word “party,” we think FUN.


An Elite 8: Luxury Downtown Chicago Wedding Venues

Luxury in the Windy City: 8 Elite Downtown Chicago Wedding VenuesLuxury comes in many forms, and these downtown Chicago hotels showcase them all. From gold leaf detailing and crystal chandeliers to hand-painted ceilings and rich, wood paneling, the event spaces in the following venues are both stunning and unique. Add exceptional services to the mix (think in-room spa treatments, afternoon tea and customized everything!) as well as plush accommodations and you’ve got all the elements for an unforgettable upscale celebration.


A wedding in the Hamptons? We're there -- and so are these 7 stunning wedding venues!

A wedding in the Hamptons? We're there--and so are these 7 stunning wedding venues!The Hamptons may be best known as an exclusive summer destination for wealthy New Yorkers, but this series of seaside communities on Long Island’s South Fork is also home to some exceptional wedding venues. Located along the water, on farmland, or in historic buildings, the following places provide an opportunity to celebrate in style.


Uniquely Urban: 9 Wedding Venues in Los Angeles' Electric Downtown

Uniquely Urban: Wedding Venues in Los Angeles’ Electric DowntownDowntown LA is alive and thriving! Its mother lode of historic architecture and museums, as well as cultural, entertainment and sporting events, makes it a great place to turn your wedding into a mini-vacation. And, when it comes to venue choices for the Big Day, you’ll find whatever vibe you’re looking for: Old World glamour, sleek and modern, traditional elegance—even places with a hipster edge. Check out these possibilities—you’re sure to find one…or two…or three! that fit your personal style.


Gardens Galore: 10 Must-See Garden Venues in the Garden State

Gardens Galore: Must See Garden Venues in the Garden StateThe romance of a garden wedding is something everyone can appreciate. Who isn’t captivated by a gorgeous landscape with flowers, trees, fountains, manicured lawns and meandering paths? You’ll find all of those things and more among New Jersey’s garden wedding venues. Here are 10 that are well worth checking out.


The Spectacular North Shore: 7 North Boston Wedding Venues

The Spectacular North Shore: North Boston Wedding VenuesBoston’s North Shore is home to some interesting waterfront—and historic—wedding venues. Here’s a handful of places with ocean or river views, and a century-old home for mansion lovers!


Keeping It Intimate: 6 Virginia Wedding Venues Ideal for a Smaller Celebration

Keeping It Intimate: Virginia Wedding Venues Ideal for a Smaller CelebrationIntimate weddings give Virginia’s classic Southern hospitality a chance to truly shine. The state’s perfect mix of bustling cities and rural countryside offers a wide variety of choices to match any couple’s style. As the following venues prove, a shorter guest list doesn’t mean having to compromise your vision for a fabulous day.


Northern Virginia Spotlight: 5 Alexandria Wedding Venues You Don't Want To Miss

Northern Virginia Spotlight: 5 Alexandria Wedding Venues You Don't Want To MissWith cobblestone streets, 18th-century buildings and a historic waterfront, Alexandria is consistently named one of the most romantic cities in the U.S. So it’s no wonder that it’s home to some of the most appealing wedding venues around. Whether they transport you to a bygone era or contrast a modern setting in the midst of Old Town, many boast water views, easy access to the nation’s capitol—even upscale accommodations with charm to spare. Here are some great places to check out!


Be An Outdoor Romantic! 6 Northern Virginia Barn, Farm and Country Wedding Venues You'll Love

Be An Outdoor Romantic! 6 Northern Virginia Barn, Farm and Country Wedding Venues You'll LoveGet married in the country, and you’re likely to be surrounded by open sky, mountain vistas, hay bales, and maybe even a weathered red tractor. If you want to tie the knot on a farm or party in a barn, pay a visit to these Northern Virginia wedding venues.


Mother Nature Showin' Off: 8 of the Best Outdoor Virginia Wedding Venues

Mother Nature Showin; Off: 8 of the Best Outdoor Virginia Wedding VenuesIf you want to be one with nature on your wedding day, it couldn’t be easier! Winery…resort…historic estate…botanical garden—here’s an irresistible handful of Virginia’s best outdoor wedding venues.


Under the Big Texas Sky: 10 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Austin

Outdoor Wedding Venues in AustinAustin’s a great place for an outdoor wedding. It offers a variety of venues and settings, and whether you celebrate at a Victorian Mansion, a resort, or a Sculpture Garden and Museum, nature will enhance your event.


A Distinctive Dozen of Austin's Best Wedding Venues ... and Why They Stand Out!

Austin's Best Wedding VenuesAustin gets high rankings for so many things: its outdoor attractions (parks, lakes and trails), fine restaurants, support of the arts, and overall quality of life. After checking out the city’s wedding venues, we’d have to say it’s a great place to get married, too. Here’s a selection of some of Austin’s best spots to tie the knot.


Wish for a Better Guest Book

I’ve attended two weddings this year where the bride and groom decided to move away from the traditional guest book and mix it up a bit with a Wish Tree. The Wish Tree is a Dutch wedding custom where guests are given a piece of paper, either shaped like a leaf…


7 Intimate Chicago Wedding Venues That Will Fit Your Event Just Right!

Creativo LoftIf you’re planning a small wedding, you may feel a little like Goldilocks as you try to find a place that fits your event “just right”. But if you’re searching in Chicago you’re in luck! The Windy City offers plenty of options for hosting an intimate wedding, from a private mansion or vintage loft to a sleek yacht or Italian restaurant. While some of the venues we’ve listed also have spaces that are great for larger groups, all of them happily accommodate cozier celebrations.


You asked...We answered! 11 Affordable Chicago Wedding Venues you'll love.

Affordable Chicago Wedding VenuesDreaming of a stylish, Chicago wedding that won’t break the bank? Here are a few practical tips that can help you have the celebration you envision and stay within your budget.


Keeping It Cozy: 9 Small Seattle Venues Ideal for Your Intimate Wedding

Seattle Bride Robinswood HousePlanning a small wedding? You can still make a big impression. Here are some of Seattle’s most interesting wedding venues for an intimate celebration.


How Romantic! 10 Wedding Venues We've Fallen For

Calamigos Ranch Malibu What makes a place “romantic” is different for every bride. To some, it’s a rustic barn or country estate…to others it’s a seaside resort or historic mansion with Old World charm. What do you envision? Here’s a peek at 10 of the country’s most romantic wedding venues.


Cool, Calm & Coastal: 6 Wedding venues on the Connecticut Coastline

L'EscaleConnecticut’s coastline makes an irresistible backdrop for events. Each of these waterfront wedding venues has its own style, but all of them possess the unique quality that being on the water bestows.


10 Top Garden Wedding Venues from Coast to Coast

South Coast Botanic GardenSparkling fountains, waterfalls and reflecting ponds…acres of blooming rose bushes…quaint bridges and graceful statuary—these are just some of the things that make gardens so irresistible. If a romantic outdoor celebration is what you have in mind, here are a few of the best garden wedding venues from coast to coast.