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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.

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

Vows & Readings

15 Ceremony Readings from Literature for a Totally Romantic Wedding

There's nothing like an excerpt from a literary work to add a touch of elegance to your ceremony. Check out 15 wedding readings from literature that we totally love.

By Stephanie Weers, July 29, 2020

Places to Celebrate

The 12 Best Places to Elope in the U.S.

If an elopement is more your style, check out the best places to elope in the U.S., from beaches to mountains and more.

By Lindsay Tigar, July 29, 2020

Planning Basics

8 Black-Owned Businesses That Are Shaping Michigan Weddings

From Detroit to Grand Rapids, these Black-owned wedding businesses in Michigan are leading the industry.

By Kim Forrest, July 24, 2020

Family & Friends

59 Wedding Guest Shoes You Won't Want to Take Off

Whether you're going to a beachside ceremony or a ballroom extravaganza, these wedding guest shoes will look amazing (and still be comfortable).

By Madeline Sims, July 24, 2020

Marriage Proposals

23 Proposal Songs That Will Pretty Much Guarantee a “Yes!”

Adding music to your proposal can make the moment even more memorable. To help you find that perfect "marry me" tune, we've rounded up some of the best proposal songs.

By Kim Forrest, July 24, 2020

Marriage Proposals

10 Places to Propose in Nashville

Prepare to pop the question in Music City. From gardens to museums, music venues, and much more, there are so many romantic places to propose in Nashville!

By Kim Forrest, July 24, 2020

Planning Basics

How to Plan a Wedding Step by Step

Just got engaged and not sure where to start? Here's our step-by-step guide to planning a wedding to make it as simple and straightforward as possible, so you can keep stress at a minimum.

By Kim Forrest, July 23, 2020

Favors

40 Wedding Face Masks for Everyone on Your Guest List

Wedding masks are sure to be the top accessory for 2020 events. We found options for every style and personality.

By Kim Forrest, July 23, 2020

Cake & Desserts

16 Black Couple Wedding Cake Toppers to Personalize Your Cake

Looking for a wedding cake topper that looks like you and your spouse-to-be? Here are some of our favorite Black wedding cake toppers.

By Christin Perry, July 22, 2020

Traditions

Classic Muslim Marriage Ceremony Traditions & What They Mean

If you’ve ever wondered why men and women sit separately or why a couple might consult an astrologer before setting a wedding date, read this.

By Whitney Teal, July 21, 2020

Traditions

14 Irish Wedding Ideas That Celebrate Gaelic Pride

Celebrate your Irish heritage (or, just your love of Gaelic traditions) with these fun Irish wedding ideas.

By Whitney Teal, July 21, 2020

Vows & Readings

These Native American Wedding Blessings Are Meaningful and Beautiful

Adapt these ceremonial blessings and prayers for your American Indian or other cultural wedding ceremony.

By Whitney Teal, July 20, 2020