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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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Groom's Guide to Choosing Wedding Attire

Groom's Guide to Choosing Wedding Attire

We reached out to our friends at Generation Tux to get some comprehensive info for our grooms, groomsmen, and gals that prefer pantsuits to petticoats. They answer all your wedding attire-related questions, from "What's the difference between a suit and a tuxedo?" to "What accessories should I get?"


Living Coral Wedding Inspiration

Living Coral Wedding Inspiration

Liven up your wedding color palette with the top tint of 2019: Living Coral! Here are a few ways to incorporate Pantone's pick for the 2019 color of the year into your wedding.


9 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Simple

9 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Simple

If you're hoping to have a relatively fuss-free wedding, might we suggest you follow the G-rated version of our favorite acronym, K.I.S.S.—aka "Keep it simple, sister!" Here are 9 ways to keep your wedding as simple as can be.


6 Ideas for your Industrial Wedding Arch

6 Ideas for your Industrial Wedding Arch

One element that will take your industrial venue from drab to fab? A killer wedding ceremony arch. So we've put together 6 ideas—and lots of photos—to help inspire yours.


The Ultimate Elopement Checklist

The Ultimate Elopement Checklist

Although an elopement has fewer moving parts than a large wedding, there's still some advance planning you'll want to do. Why? Because despite the simpler process, there are plenty of important things you won't want to forget! To help get you straight to your happily-ever-after with as little stress as possible, we've put together this Elopement Checklist.


Plus-Size Wedding Dresses

Plus-Size Wedding Dresses

A long-neglected segment of the bridal market is finally coming into its own: Plus-Size Wedding Dresses. We're giving you our best plus-size bridal gown shopping tips, as well as a list of plus-size wedding dress designers we love.


5 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Entertained

5 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Entertained

Besides tying the knot, the ultimate wedding goal is making sure everyone has a blast. But between saying "I do" and cutting the cake, there's a lot of time to fill! Sitting at a table all night is no one's idea of a good time, so we've listed 5 ways to avoid awkward gaps and entertain your guests all wedding long.


9 Gorgeous Garden Wedding Ideas

9 Gorgeous Garden Wedding Ideas

With colorful flowers and verdant foliage as the backdrop, it's no wonder garden weddings are so romantic. To help inspire your botanic vision and make your big day unique to you, here are 9 gorgeous garden wedding ideas.


Wedding Ceremony + Reception: Same Place or Two Different Venues?

Wedding Ceremony + Reception: Same Place or Two Different Venues?

All-in-one venues are preferred for the obvious reason: It's so much easier! And while booking two different venues may involve a bit more effort, sometimes it's the only way to get exactly what you want. So...should you commit to one wedding venue for both your ceremony and reception, or do you book two?


7 Ideas for your Outdoor Wedding Arch

7 Ideas for your Outdoor Wedding Arch

When you get married in the great outdoors, Mother Nature is basically your floral designer. But one décor item you may want to splurge on? A killer wedding ceremony arch. We've put together 7 ideas (and 22 gorgeous photos!) to help inspire yours.


Tips for Planning a Budget-Friendly Small Wedding

Tips for Planning a Budget-Friendly Small Wedding

Long guest list, grand ballroom, and an endless number of dollar signs not your thing? We don't blame you! Here are 5 ways to keep your wedding—and the final bill!—on the smaller side.


7 Wedding Day Tips You Probably Haven't Thought Of

7 Wedding Day Tips You Probably Haven't Thought Of

The guest count is finalized, you've picked up your wedding bands, and your unsigned marriage license is in your hot little hands. Yet you can't help but wonder: "Am I forgetting something?" Here are 7 wedding-day tips you probably didn't think of. From the gals who've been there, done that.


It's Complicated: Social Media and Your Wedding

It's Complicated: Social Media and Your Wedding

It goes without saying that social media is a HUGE part of everyday life. But when it comes to your own Big Day, how much is too much? We've put together a guide for perfecting the art of social media before, during, and after your wedding festivities.


Spooky-Chic: How To Have A Stylish Halloween Wedding

Spooky-Chic: How To Have A Stylish Halloween Wedding

For the scary movie-loving couple who embraces originality, a wedding that takes place on or around Halloween is the perfect way to indulge your unearthly sensibilities. But gone are the days of taking the theme so literally! Check out these ideas for hosting an elegant Halloween wedding.


The Nuts and Bolts of Planning an Industrial-Chic Wedding

The Nuts and Bolts of Planning an Industrial-Chic Wedding

A throwback to the industrial revolution, this style mixes unrefined structures with sleek, contemporary design. If the industrial-chic style speaks to you, click here for 5 tips on achieving that elegantly edgy look.


19 Engagement Photo Ideas That Rock Our Socks Off

19 Engagement Photo Ideas That Rock Our Socks Off

Are you looking for unique photo ideas for your engagement session? Look no further—these couples nailed it. Here are 19 engagement photo ideas that rock our socks off.


Everything You Need To Know About Summer Weddings

Everything You Need To Know About Summer Weddings

School's out, vacations are planned, and awkward tan lines are popping up everywhere. It's summertime! But, before you opt for a summer wedding, read our guide to find out what's in season, what's in vogue, and what to take into consideration.


Questions to Ask a Wedding Venue

Questions to Ask a Wedding Venue

Need to whittle down your wedding venue options? Here are 50 questions to ask during your site visits! Ask the ones that apply to you and get *everything* in writing in your final contract. We even have a printable PDF version that you can 3-hole punch and stick in your wedding binder.


Questions to Ask a Private Estate Wedding Venue

Questions to Ask a Private Estate Wedding Venue

We love the idea of a wedding at home. But did you ever consider getting married at someone else's home? With private estates, you can get married at your dream house—without actually having to own it. However, there are some unique considerations that come with booking a private estate for your wedding—which is why we've come up with this list of questions to ask!


39 Questions to Ask a Wedding Photographer

39 Questions to Ask a Wedding Photographer

You've put so much time and effort into planning your wedding you'll want every special moment captured in photos. But how do you know which photographer is right for you? Bottom line, you need to do your homework. Here are the questions you should ask those photographers who've made your shortlist.


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