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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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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

Wedding Songs & Music

23 Anniversary Dance Songs to Get Married Guests Out of Their Seats

Get all of the married couples onto the dance floor (and find out who’s been married the longest) with these wedding anniversary dance songs.

By Samantha Iacia, July 31, 2020

Wedding Songs & Music

The 27 Best Wedding Recessional Songs

Celebrate your brand-new status as newlyweds with these cheerful wedding recessional songs to get the party going.

By Samantha Iacia, July 31, 2020

Planning Basics

23 Songs to Boost Your Mood While Wedding Planning

Tedious tasks, like stuffing invitation envelopes and arranging your seating chart, instantly become more fun with this list of the best songs to boost your mood.

By Samantha Iacia, July 31, 2020

Planning Basics

Here’s Why An Elopement Planner Is Totally Worth It

An elopement planner probably sounds like an oxymoron—but it’s totally not. Here’s why these pros are more necessary than ever.

By Kim Forrest, July 31, 2020

Wedding Fashion

28 Wedding Bow Ties Anyone Can Rock

Looking for the perfect wedding bow tie? Take your pick of these dapper accessories—and find out what to pair it with.

By Emily Platt, July 31, 2020

Bride & Bridesmaids

Stylish Aso Ebi Styles for Gorgeous Bridal Party Photos

This Yoruba tradition is popular among Nigerians from all ethnic groups. Get inspired by these beautiful bridal parties.

By Whitney Teal, July 31, 2020

Bride & Bridesmaids

Indian Bridesmaid Dresses to Inspire Your 'Maids

Jewel tones, metallic details and body jewelry, oh my! These Indian bridesmaid dresses did not come to play.

By Whitney Teal, July 31, 2020

Wedding Songs & Music

29 Wedding Prelude Songs to Kickstart Your Ceremony

Greet your guests with a soundtrack of wedding prelude songs as they begin arriving to your ceremony. These tunes will totally set the mood for your I Do's!

By Samantha Iacia, July 30, 2020

Wedding Songs & Music

28 Instrumental Wedding Songs for Every Part of Your Big Day

From classical arrangements to movie soundtracks and unique covers of modern-day hits, these instrumental wedding songs will have you thinking twice about choosing music with lyrics.

By Samantha Iacia, July 30, 2020