Wedding Ideas

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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Marriage Proposals

6 Pros and Cons of Asking Permission to Marry in 2020

It may seem dated to some, but the majority of proposers are asking permission to marry before popping the question. Here are the pros and cons of this tradition.

By Jenn Sinrich, December 6, 2019

Wedding Decor

29 Blue Wedding Ideas Inspired by Pantone's Color of the Year

This classic color is getting a reboot for the new decade—check out these blue wedding ideas we're absolutely loving right now.

By Samantha Iacia, December 5, 2019

Planning Basics

The 8 Benefits of Rain on Your Wedding Day

If you're staring down a forecast of a 90 percent chance of rain on your wedding day, it might be hard to see rainy weather as a good thing—but it absolutely can be! Here's how to make the best of this unexpected situation.

By Kim Forrest, December 5, 2019

Places to Celebrate

Your Ideal Wedding Venue Type, Based on Zodiac Sign

Indoor or outdoor? Rustic or sophisticated? If you’re struggling to choose a wedding venue, just look to your sign for cosmic inspiration.

By Whitney Teal, December 4, 2019

Places to Celebrate

What is a Venue Walk-Through?

We asked venue managers from across the country to explain what you should expect, why you should get a walk-through on your calendar, and what you need to know before you show up.

By Jaimie Mackey, December 4, 2019

Places to Celebrate

9 Signs a Wedding Venue is “The One”

How do you know if it's time to take the plunge on a wedding venue? Look for these nine signs help you decide when to give it the green light.

By Kim Forrest, December 4, 2019

Planning Basics

The 7 Wedding-Planning Tasks You Need to Do Before the Fun Stuff

Yes, much of wedding planning is quite enjoyable, but there are certain tasks that are less so. Here's how to ensure you get things done in the right order.

By Kim Forrest, December 4, 2019

Wedding Decor

21 Wedding Fireplace Decor Ideas to Transform Any Mantel

Create a focal piece at your venue by adorning a hearth or mantel with flowers, greenery, fabric, or any of these gorgeous wedding fireplace decor ideas.

By Samantha Iacia, December 3, 2019

Marriage Proposals

20 Engagement Announcement Ideas to Steal for the Big Reveal

Trust us, you won’t want to spill the beans until you’ve looked at these fun, imaginative engagement announcement ideas first.

By Hillary Hoffower, December 3, 2019

Planning Basics

Just Got Engaged? The 8 Things You Need to Do First

If you're newly engaged, you might feel a bit overwhelmed about what to do next. Here, we'll give you the first "just got engaged" steps you need to know.

By Lauren Rodrigue, December 3, 2019

Married Life

8 Vendors You’ll Need AFTER the Wedding

Just married? Turns out you're not finished hiring vendors yet! These are the eight pros you may need after the wedding.

By Kim Forrest, December 3, 2019

Marriage Proposals

How to Milk Your “Just Engaged” Status

Of course, being just engaged is exciting, but turns out there are lots of freebies and perks you can take advantage of. Here are a few of our favorites.

By Kim Forrest, December 2, 2019

Planning Basics

Just Engaged? How Long to Wait Before You Start Wedding Planning

Wondering how long to wait between being "just engaged" and starting your wedding planning process? Here's the answer.

By Kim Forrest, December 2, 2019

Wedding Services

The 14 Best Black Friday Deals for Your Wedding

The holiday season is the perfect time to shop for your wedding. These Black Friday wedding deals will help you save money while buying everything you need for your big day.

By Kim Forrest, November 29, 2019

Legal Paperwork

How to Change Your Name After Marriage in California

Making a name change in California can seem like a daunting process—but we're here to guide you! These step-by-step instructions will ensure that your name change process is a total snap!

By Christin Perry, November 25, 2019

Food & Beverage

Raise a Glass to 8 Wedding Cocktail Trends for 2020

Cheers to these 2020 wedding cocktail trends! These ideas are serving up major wed-spiration — trust us, you're going to want to steal (and drink!) these.

By Stephanie Weers, November 25, 2019