Find Wedding Ideas: Expert Advice

Need some help planning your wedding? We got you, boo.

Start with our general Wedding Checklist 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 articles down below.

Wondering where to start? These may help:

Just Engaged? Great! Here Are The 5 Things You Need To Do First.   6 Simple Steps To Setting A Wedding Budget

Our Most Recent Wedding Planning Articles:

How To Find Your Wedding Style

How To Find Your Wedding StyleWhat exactly is a "Wedding Style" you ask? Well, in the simplest of terms, it's what you and your partner want your wedding to look and feel like. Your wedding style helps you refine your focus and cut through the wedding-inspiration noise. It's important to choose one, but how do you do it? We’ve listed the 6 most popular wedding styles so you can get a sense of what speaks to you.

14 Ways To Make Your Wedding Guests Happy

14 Ways To Make Your Wedding Guests HappyWanna make your guests feel like they just attended the wedding of the year? It doesn't take a huge budget—just some simple considerations to ensure your nearest and dearest are well taken care of, comfortable and happy! Here are 14 things guests secretly want from a wedding.

Should We Have A Small Wedding?

Should I Have A Small Wedding?After toying with the idea of going a more traditional wedding route, my now-husband and I went with our gut and decided to have a small (read: tiny) wedding. But the decision wasn't easy. I must have googled "Should I have a small wedding?" dozens of times before actually committing. Should YOU have a small wedding? Read the top reasons why you just might want to consider it.

How To Donate Your Wedding Flowers

How To Donate Your Wedding FlowersAfter the festivities are over, what’s the plan for your wedding flowers? Sure, you can always encourage your guests to take the centerpieces home, but you’ll probably be left with more flowers than you know what to do with. Instead of throwing those pretty petals into the trash, why not make the generous choice to donate them to a great cause?

8 Items That Probably Aren't On Your Wedding Registry, But Should Be!

8 Items That Aren't On Your Wedding Registry, But Should BeIt's interesting how once you're engaged you immediately feel the pressure to register for wedding gifts. Yet when you're at Bed, Bath and Beyond with scanner gun in hand, you may start wondering, "Will we really use this stuff?" We hear you. Here's our list of 8 practical items that probably aren't on your wedding registry, but should be!

Our Love Affair with Kendra Scott’s Color Bar

Our Love Affair with Kendra Scott’s Color BarRecently three of us Guide Gals walked into a bar… No, not that kind of bar (not this time, anyway). It was Kendra Scott’s Color Bar! A place where bridal parties can go crazy with jewelry customization. Perfect if you want to ensure your bridesmaids will wear their pieces long after your wedding day.

My Imperfectly Perfect Destination Elopement + Tips For Planning Your Own

My Imperfectly Perfect Destination Elopement + Tips For Planning Your Own Does an incredibly personal overseas elopement sound like the perfect wedding to you? If so, learn from Here Comes The Guide staffer Amy's experience: Make plans, but also expect the unexpected and keep that problem-solving hat close by. She also shares her top 5 tips for planning your own destination elopement!

Why Is Wedding Planning So Stressful?

Why Is Wedding Planning So Stressful?Weddings look so shiny and pretty from the outside. But once you’re knee-deep in the nitty gritty world of wedding planning, reality sets in. But gather yourself together, because we’ve compiled the top 5 logistical reasons wedding planning is so dang difficult, along with some resources to make the process just a bit easier on you.

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