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Terasaki Budokan  |  Caitlin Alohilani Photography

Welcome to our website!

We're so glad you're here—because that means you, or someone close to you, is getting married. Which means you've got a wedding to plan!

But before we dive into the nitty gritty, let's take a minute to get to know each other. Shall we?

We are a women-powered small business dedicated to providing you with the best wedding planning information possible. See our core values and brand story for more insight into our mission.

We believe that a wedding is a party—not a performance. If at the end of the day you are married to the one you love, then everything went perfectly.

We're on this wedding planning ride together. Think of Here Comes The Guide as your girlfriends who work in the wedding industry trenches. Our team is made up of former wedding planners, venue managers, photographers, florists, calligraphers, graphic designers, and more—and we can't wait to share our expert advice with you.

We are NOT a tech company. And you are NOT an algorithm. No matter who you are, what age you are, or what your love looks like, we want you to feel welcome HERE.

So let's curl up on the couch in our yoga pants and get this wedding planning party started!

STEP 1 | Figure Out your Wedding Fundamentals

While the main purpose of our website is to match couples with their dream wedding venue, we also want to guide you to the altar in the most organized and efficient way possible.

We recommend starting your journey with our Wedding Planning Fundamentals Worksheet. Print out this free PDF, sit down with your partner, and really think through the questions presented. From contemplating the time of year you'd like to get married to reflecting on the location, ideal budget, guest count, priorities, and more, this worksheet will help you get on the same wedding-planning page.

Once you've figured out your fundamentals, check out our other wedding planning printables, checklists and timelines, and our expertly-written articles to give you even more wedding ideas.

The Fig House  |  Mary Costa Photography

STEP 2 | Find Your Wedding Style

Now's the time to get inspired ✨ At this early stage, you’re free to explore ALL your wedding style options in a no-pressure mode. So start soaking in all the gorgeous wedding imagery and inspiration out there until a few style finalists naturally emerge (they’re the ones you can’t stop looking at!).

You want pretty? We'll give you pretty. Check out our real wedding galleries and our "best of the best" wedding venue lists. And while you're at it, follow us on Instagram, TikTok, and Pinterest!

We highly recommend zeroing in on your wedding style with our How To Brand Your Wedding article, where we walk you through the process of finding your wedding vision, making a wedding mood board, and picking your color palette. And be sure to complete the Wedding Style Worksheet!

Abernethy Center  |  Teal Rose Photo Co.

STEP 3 | Find Your Wedding Venue

It's one of the most important aspects of wedding planning… and lucky for you, it's our specialty! So many details will magically fall into place once your location's set—from your specific wedding date, to the style of your wedding, to the number of guests you can accommodate.

We've got the inside scoop on thousands of fabulous wedding venues. We also break them down by venue style. See prices and package details, get discounts, and view fetching photos. And remember to use our list of questions to ask your wedding venue when you go on those site visits!

Ethereal Gardens

STEP 4 | Subscribe to The Guide Gals Podcast

Did we mention that we have an entire podcast dedicated to wedding planning? The Guide Gals is a wedding-focused podcast brought to you by the experts at Here Comes The Guide. Hosts Caroline and Chelsea release weekly episodes on all things planning, tips, and trends.

Head on over to the website to sign up and listen!

The Guide Gals Podcast

STEP 5 | Research Priority Wedding Vendors

Deciding which vendors to hire for your wedding is no easy feat. There's the research involved in finding them, the in-depth consultations, the packages and prices and contracts, oh my!

We've come up with several resources to help—from the Ultimate Guide to Choosing your Wedding Vendors to our Wedding Vendor Checklist. And be sure to reference our "Questions to Ask…" series for guidance on asking all the right questions to hire the best vendors for the job.

Indigo West Photography

Take a deep breath. You've got this!

Hopefully these resources make planning a bit more organized and a lot more fun! We’re so excited to walk alongside you in this process.

If you’ve read this far, you’re officially our favorite

xo, The Here Comes The Guide Team