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Planning a wedding is a truly magical experience. We’re offering our expertise to help make the planning process fun and stress-free for you from beginning to end. From decor inspiration to vow help, we’ve covered it all in our articles.

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Officiants

Finding & Working with a Wedding Officiant Amid COVID: Here’s What to Know

You can still have the ceremony of your dreams—it's all about finding and working with the right wedding officiant.

By Kim Forrest, August 12, 2020

Wedding Songs & Music

The 62 Upbeat Wedding Songs That Will Get the Party Started

Your union is a joyful event, so be sure to play lots of upbeat wedding songs to add to that happy mood. Here are a few of our favorites.

By Madeline Sims, August 12, 2020

Bridal Hair

30 Bridesmaid Hairstyles That Will Have Your Squad Looking Gorg

Your bridesmaids deserve to look just as amazing as you do on the big day. With these bridesmaid hair ideas, getting everyone glammed up for your wedding will be a piece of cake.

By Samantha Iacia, August 11, 2020

Married Life

Our Favorite 25th Anniversary Gifts

You've made it through 25 years together—congrats! Here are our favorite 25th anniversary gifts to show them how much they mean to you.

By Madeline Sims, August 11, 2020

Bridal & Wedding Showers

Here’s How to Throw an Outdoor Bridal Shower During COVID

It's still totally possible to enjoy an outdoor bridal shower during COVID—here's everything you need to know from the guest list to games, and much more.

By Kim Forrest, August 11, 2020

Rings & Jewelry

What is Morganite and Why the Heck is it So Trendy?

Skip the diamonds, morganite is the new engagement stone in town. Learn more about morganite and why you should consider it for an engagement ring.

By Allyson Johnson, August 7, 2020

Planning Basics

The 10 Best Ways to Upgrade a Small or Intimate Wedding

Planning an elopement or microwedding? These small wedding ideas are ideal for creating an intimate and personalized atmosphere on the big day.

By Samantha Iacia, August 6, 2020

Wedding Songs & Music

43 Mother-Son Dance Songs That Will Move Mom to Tears

Need help finding that special mother-son wedding dance song? These meaningful tunes will have mom shedding happy tears (if not sentimental ones) during your mother-son dance.

By Samantha Iacia, August 6, 2020

Wedding Guests

How to Be the Best Wedding Guest During COVID

Being a wedding guest during COVID is going to be a different experience than in the past. Here’s how to take proper precautions, while still celebrating the happy couple.

By Kim Forrest, August 6, 2020

Cake & Desserts

The 18 Best Black Wedding Cakes to Wow Your Guests

No Plain Jane desserts here. These unexpectedly stunning black wedding cake designs will take everyone by surprise in the best way.

By Samantha Iacia, August 5, 2020

Wedding Guests

Yes, Even If a Wedding Is Canceled, You Should Still Give a Gift—Here's Why

COVID has complicated the already murky waters of wedding gift etiquette. Here's everything a guest needs to know about gift giving if the event has been postponed or canceled.

By Kim Forrest, August 5, 2020

Bridal Hair

20 Ways to Wear a Veil With Your Wedding Hairstyle

Whether you're sporting a formal updo or long, loose waves, here's the lowdown on wedding hairstyles with veils.

By Samantha Iacia, August 4, 2020

Wedding Songs & Music

41 Father-Daughter Dance Songs You and Your Dad Will Love

Here are the very best father-daughter dance songs to make sure you savor that special wedding moment with your dad.

By Madeline Sims, August 4, 2020

Planning Basics

7 Black-Owned Wedding Businesses in Charlotte, NC That Couples Love

There are so many impressive Black-owned businesses in Charlotte, NC, but these are a few that stand-out among the crowded talent pool.

By Madeline Sims, August 3, 2020

Vows & Readings

These 12 Funny Ceremony Readings Will Delight Your Guests

Add a little laughter to your nuptials with one of these funny wedding ceremony readings, from children's books, movies, poems, and more.

By Stephanie Weers, August 3, 2020

Wedding Songs & Music

The Best 2020 First Dance Songs to Kick Off Your Reception Right

The 2020 first dance songs come from a variety of genres—you're sure to find one to suit your style and personality.

By Kim Forrest, August 3, 2020