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Robyn Van Dyke Photography




Before We Begin...

You're engaged!! That's kind of a big deal. And we're so glad you found our website. Think of us as your girlfriends who work in the wedding industry trenches. We've seen it all (yes, wedding crocs were once a thing), and can't wait to share our expert advice with you.

Believe us when we tell you: We're on this wedding planning ride together. Here Comes The Guide is NOT a tech company. And you are NOT an algorithm. We care about you. So let's curl up on the couch in our yoga pants and dive right in! #wheresthewine

Curious about what else makes us different? Spoiler alert: Our company is run on girl power. And coffee. All the coffee.



Find Your Wedding Venue

It's one of the most important aspects of wedding planning—and lucky for you, it's Here Comes The Guide's specialty!

We've got the inside scoop on thousands of fabulous wedding venues. See prices, get special offers and discounts, and view gorgeous photos. And don't forget to use our list of questions to ask your wedding venue when you go on those site visits!

Find Your Wedding Venue

Gainey Vineyard & Barn, Santa Barbara CA



Find The Best Wedding Vendors

We've gone to a lot of trouble to screen and certify all the wedding vendors you'll see here. Why? We only want to have vendors on our site that we would recommend to our sisters and best friends. We have suggestions on what questions you should ask wedding vendors, too.

Don't see a vendor directory for your area? We may not have expanded there yet with our Certified Vendor Listings. #smallbusinessproblems

Find The Best Wedding Vendors

Katherine Salvatori Photography, Chicago IL



Join Our MyGuide Tribe

Sign up for MyGuide and we’ll give you expert planning advice, deals & discounts, and real wedding inspiration delivered straight to your inbox. No generic marketing copy here! When you get an email from us, it's like getting a recommendation from your BFF.

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Sign up for MyGuide during the month of July 2018 and you'll not only be signed up for two awesome email newsletters (HCTG + Amanda Uprichard), but you'll also be entered to **WIN the dress of your choice** from Amanda Uprichard Bridal! Click the banner for deets:


Get Expert Advice

Wondering about the nitty-gritty details of actually planning a wedding? Look no further than our Wedding Ideas section. We've got a ton of expert wedding planning articles to get you started. We recommend beginning with these topics:


  • Budget Wedding Ideas
  • Expert Wedding Planning Tips
  • Weddings That Give Back

Find Your Wedding Style

You want pretty? We'll give you pretty. See real weddings from the venues and vendors you'll find on Here Comes The Guide. And while you're at it, follow us on Instagram and Pinterest! Suffering from style overload? Click your fave mood board below for tips on finding your wedding style.

How To Find Your Wedding Style



Go To A Show

Speaking of style inspiration, check our Bridal Fair calendar and our Wedding Dress Trunk Show and Sample Sale calendar so you can see all the hottest wedding trends in person!

Find Bridal Fairs Near You

The Big Fake Wedding, Nationwide



Wrap Up Your Planning

Want a hotel where you can get discount room blocks for your wedding guests? Find hotels that will give you deals here.

Wondering where to hold your wedding rehearsal dinner? Check out a variety of rehearsal dinner venues, including private dining rooms at restaurants.

Find A Rehearsal Dinner Venue Near You

Brooklyn Winery, New York



See? Wedding Planning's EASY!

HA! Sorry, bad joke. But hopefully the resources above make it just a bit more organized for you.

Speaking of organized, we love lists -- so here's our basic wedding planning checklist to get you started.

Aaaand a bunch more checklists where that came from. (We told you we love lists.)

If you've read this far, you're officially our favorite.

xo, The Guide Gals


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