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Start with our Wedding Checklists, download our free wedding printables, and be sure to check out our "Questions to Ask…" series for guidance on finding your wedding venue and hiring your wedding vendors! Plus, there are a TON of helpful, expertly-written wedding planning articles down below.


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Questions to Ask a DJ or Live Entertainment

Questions to Ask a DJ or Live Entertainment

Too often choosing the entertainment is left to the end of your overwhelming "Wedding To Do List"—but it shouldn’t be! Not only does music set the appropriate mood, but a skilled Master or Mistress of Ceremonies will gracefully guide your guests from one spotlight moment to another. To get you started, we've put together this list of questions that will help you evaluate a DJ, band, or other entertainer.


9 Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

9 Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

Las Vegas is the obvious choice for a bachelorette bash, but a wild weekend of drinks and dancing isn't the only option! Whether you're looking to save money or just want a chill get-together with your favorite gal pals, we've got you covered with these outside-the-box bachelorette party ideas.


Why You Need a Wedding Day Emergency Kit + What To Include!

Why You Need a Wedding Day Emergency Kit + What To Include!

This small makeup bag filled with "just in case" items can fix most of those little wedding-day problems—and end up saving the day! Here's a list of 32 items we'd recommend a bride and bridesmaids have handy in an emergency kit for the wedding day, plus a pinnable packing checklist.


Start Here

Start Here

Engaged? Yay! Let’s get this wedding planning party started. If you’re not sure where to begin, you’re in luck because Here Comes The Guide has got you covered—from helping you find your venue and vendors, to giving you tons of wedding ideas and inspiration, along with practical planning tips.


Nautical Nuptials: Everything You Need To Know About Boat Weddings

Nautical Nuptials: Everything You Need To Know About Boat Weddings

For a wedding that’s nautical in every sense of the word, there’s no better venue than a boat. Here’s pretty much everything you need to consider before committing to a buoyant bash, including planning tips and the PROs and CONS, as well as 23 questions to ask a boat or yacht wedding venue.


Wedding Dress Shopping 101

Wedding Dress Shopping 101

This is probably the most epic shopping trip of your life—for potentially the most expensive dress you’ll ever wear! No pressure, right? *insert nervous laughter here* But don't worry because we're giving you our best advice on wedding dress shopping so you’ll know how to prep, what to expect, and how to feel fabulous during your appointment.


Rehearsal Dinners at Home

Rehearsal Dinners at Home

Make your rehearsal dinner guests really feel at home. Hosting your rehearsal dinner at home (yours or that of a very nice relative or friend!) can be a great option if you’re on a tight budget or simply want a warm, intimate environment where your nearest and dearest can connect with each other.


19 of the Funniest Wedding Signs We've Ever Seen

19 of the Funniest Wedding Signs We've Ever Seen

We're all about injecting a little humor into the big day, and one of our favorite ways to do it is with a punny wedding sign. Need some inspo? Check out 19 of the funniest wedding signs we've ever seen.


23 Things You May Forget During Wedding Planning

23 Things You May Forget During Wedding Planning

Feel like you're forgetting something? We've got you covered. Here are 23 things that are easy to overlook during the wedding planning process—and should be added to your to-do list!


13 Affordable Wedding Venue Options (That Don't Feel Cheap)

13 Affordable Wedding Venue Options (That Don't Feel Cheap)

While the venue will take a healthy bite out of your overall wedding budget, you don't want it to consume the whole thing! When you choose a nontraditional venue, like the 13 types listed here, you're likely to enjoy a unique setting along with a lower price point. And we call that a win-win.


15 Non-Alcoholic Wedding Bar Ideas

15 Non-Alcoholic Wedding Bar Ideas

While your typical cocktail-serving bar is always a good time, why not shake things up a bit with these non-alcoholic alternatives? From fruit juice to flavored popcorn, check out these 15 ideas for interactive wedding stations!


8 PROs + CONs of a Destination Wedding

8 PROs + CONs of a Destination Wedding

Dreaming of jetting off to some exotic locale to say "I do"? Whether you're considering the Maldives or the Swiss Alps, there are several pros and cons you'll want to consider before committing to a destination wedding. We've listed the top 8 right here!


37 Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

37 Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

Here are 37 ways to save money on your wedding—without sacrificing style! We list our best cheap wedding ideas so you can have a champagne wedding on a beer budget.


Wedding Checklist :: Printable To-do Timeline

Wedding Checklist :: Printable To-do Timeline

Has that "We're Engaged!" feeling begun to morph into "Now What?!" If so, rest assured that this is totally normal—and you've come to the right place. We're here to help with our comprehensive Wedding Planning Checklist, so all your to-dos are taken care of!


15 Swoon-worthy Small Wedding Ideas

15 Swoon-worthy Small Wedding Ideas

Small weddings provide a bit more wiggle room with the budget, which allows ample opportunity to get creative. To prove it, here's a compilation of swoon-worthy ideas for a small wedding that you'll no doubt want to steal.


8 Tips for a Rainy-Day Wedding

8 Tips for a Rainy-Day Wedding

Even the best laid plans can get slammed by Mother Nature, but rainy-day weddings don't have to be a bummer! We firmly believe that rain on your wedding day means good luck, and to help you embrace any possible showers, we've listed some of our best rainy-day wedding tips.


To-Die-For Beach Wedding Ceremony Arches

To-Die-For Beach Wedding Ceremony Arches

Choosing an arch that complements your already stunning beach ceremony site is no easy feat, so we've put together 6 ideas–and lots of photos–to help inspire yours.


How To Choose A Destination Wedding Location

How To Choose A Destination Wedding Location

You can't have a "destination" wedding without a far-flung location, right? But with the world at your fingertips, how are you ever supposed to settle on the perfect place to say "I do"? Our friends at LovinAway gives us their expert tips on finding a destination wedding spot that's just right for you!


How To Tip Your Wedding Vendors

How To Tip Your Wedding Vendors

You've itemized your wedding budget down to the last cent. But with all the numbers tallied up you might be forgetting a costly, but necessary, expense: Tips! We've put together the ultimate guide on tipping your wedding vendors—from who, to when, to how much?!


8 Ways To Include Mom In Your Wedding Day

8 Ways To Include Mom In Your Wedding Day

Whether it's your biological mom, a stepmom, grandmother, or strong female mentor, your wedding is kind of a big deal to her. So why not show her just how much she means to you by treating her like a queen on the big day? Here are some ways to include your mother figure in your wedding.


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