Family & Friends

There’s nothing like that feeling of having everyone you love in one place to celebrate such a happy occasion. Here’s everything you need to know about the people who make your wedding day special, from your bridesmaids and groomsmen to the family and friends who will be surrounding the altar and filling the dance floor.

Wedding Party

5 Ways to Keep Things Fair for Your Bridesmaids

Each of your bridesmaids likely has a different personality, job, family situation, schedule, and budget. Here's how to ensure that you're keeping things fair to make EVERYONE happy.

Wedding Party

Do Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Give Wedding Gifts?

The answers to the most commonly-asked questions about wedding party gift giving—from how much to spend to what to buy.

Relatives

The 6 Things a Mother of the Bride Should NEVER Do

The MOB plays an important role in a couple's wedding. Be sure to follow good mother of the bride etiquette with this helpful list of wedding don'ts.

Wedding Guests

5 Ways to Help Your Guests Cut Accommodation Costs

Ease the biggest headache your out-of-town guests have with these ways to cut wedding costs for guests.

Wedding Guests

How to Handle a Lopsided Wedding Guest List

Here’s how a lopsided wedding guest list will impact your wedding – and what you should do about it.

Wedding Party

3 Things Bridesmaids Should Help With…and 3 Things They Shouldn’t

Bridesmaids are responsible for many important tasks on and before the wedding day. Here are some important duties they should be prepared to take on, and a few they shouldn't.

Wedding Party

6 Unexpected Bridesmaid Expenses You Should Prepare For

Being a bridesmaid is a major honor—but it also can be quite pricey! Check out these important bridesmaid expenses you might not have bargained for.

Relatives

5 Sweet Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Mom During Wedding Planning

Your mom has supported you every step of the way—now it's time to celebrate her. Check out these Mother's Day gift ideas, perfect to give during your wedding planning season.

Wedding Party

How to Tell Someone They’re Not a Bridesmaid

This may be one of the toughest conversations you'll have during wedding planning. Here's how to tell someone they're not a bridesmaid without totally ruining your friendship.

Relatives

7 Easy Ways to Let Your Mother-in-Law Help with Wedding Planning

If your mother-in-law wants to help out with wedding planning, there are lots of great ways she can pitch in!

Relatives

6 Wedding-Planning Activities You Can Do With Your Mom

If you're able to have Mom close by, there are lots of ways to incorporate her in your wedding planning experience. Here are a few.

Relatives

How to Negotiate with Your Parents & In-Laws on the Guest List

Struggling to manage wedding guest list etiquette and pushy parents or in-laws? We’re here to help.

Wedding Guests

Yes, Your Guests are TOTALLY Hooking Up at Your Wedding

All the juicy details on those wedding hookups. Your single friends are going to want to read this.

Wedding Guests

The 7 Reasons Why Guests Aren't Coming to Your Wedding

Receiving a lot of "no"s? Turns out there are some surprising reasons why your guests are declining your wedding invite.

Family & Friends

Don’t Let Your Engagement Turn You Into a Bad Friend

Keep your friendships strong, even with your wedding on the calendar. Experts share their advice to avoid losing friends when you get engaged.

Wedding Party

How to Gently Nudge Your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen to Get Their S#*& Together

Worried your bridesmaids and groomsmen aren't up to the task? Here are some ways to gently help them get their act together.