Planning Basics

While your engagement is sure to be a fun and exciting time, there’s some work involved, too. We’re here to help make the wedding planning process as stress-free as possible, and provide loads of helpful advice. Whether you’re setting your budget, choosing a venue, or learning about the latest wedding trends, you’ll find everything you need to know about wedding planning right here.

Planning Basics

7 Wedding Planning Tasks That Are OK to Tackle Before You Get Engaged

A little pre-engagement wedding planning can go a long way. Here are the tasks that are totally okay to tackle!

Marriage Proposals

The Girl's Guide to Proposing

If you’re a woman ready to put a ring (or something else!) on it, read along to get the low-down on proposing.

Marriage Proposals

8 Proposal Party Ideas to Celebrate Your Engagement in Style

A proposal party is a celebratory event occurring immediately after the question is popped. Here's your stress-free guide to planning your own.

Marriage Proposals

Are You Ready to Get Engaged While Still in College?

Many college sweethearts end up getting married, and some do get engaged while still in college. Here's how to decide if mixing studies and wedding planning is the right move for you.

Marriage Proposals

How to Fix a Ruined Surprise Proposal

Did your beloved find the ring under the bed? Here are some ways to keep an element of surprise in your proposal.

Planning Basics

How to Survive Being in a Long-Distance Relationship While in College

Being in a long-distance relationship while in college can be pretty tough—but it's absolutely doable. Here, relationship experts share their tips for handling long-distance love, while still enjoying your collegiate experience.

Planning Basics

The Pros and Cons of Being in a Serious Relationship While You're in College

College relationships can have their ups and downs. Here are some of the reasons why a serious college relationship can be a great experience, and why it might cause more trouble than you'd think.

Planning Basics

The Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2019 and 2020

Check out our list of dates in 2019 and 2020 that you MIGHT want to avoid for your own wedding day.

Marriage Proposals

12 Beach Proposal Ideas for the Ultimate Romantic Moment

Whether you're hoping for a laid-back or a celeb-worthy proposal, popping the question at the beach will suit all styles.

Marriage Proposals

How to Reduce Your Pre-Engagement Anxiety

If you've been in a relationship for a while, you might start feeling anxious about if a proposal will ever happen. Here's how to deal with that pre-engagement anxiety.

Planning Basics

The Pros and Cons of Weekday Weddings

True story: Weddings don't have to take place on a weekend. Here are the ups and downs of hosting a weekday wedding.

Marriage Proposals

The 12 Best Movie Proposals to Inspire Your Own

Need some inspo for your own proposal? These movie proposals range from oh-so sweet to super-silly, but they're definitely worth watching.

Marriage Proposals

Romantic Ways to Propose, According to Real Couples

Your proposal should be a truly personal moment, but that doesn't mean you can't steal an idea (or two) from real couples. These romantic ways to propose are tried-and-true favorites.

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 steps you need to know.

Budget

Who Pays for the Wedding? Here's the Official Answer

Here is the breakdown of the “traditional” way to divide up the budget and figure out who pays for the wedding—use this as a starting point, and not the final word.

Marriage Proposals

The 21 Best Engagement Card Quotes

If you're prepping an engagement card and finding yourself with writer's block, check out these engagement card quotes that are sure to inspire.