Let's plan your wedding together.
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 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.
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!).
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!
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!
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.
*The podcast is launching in December 2023, so head on over to the website and sign up to be the first to listen!
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.
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 ♥