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

The Top 12 Moments of Planning a Wedding, Hands Down

To celebrate WeddingWire's 12th anniversary, we're sharing the wedding-planning moments worth savoring.

Planning Basics

Everything You Need to Know About Approved Vendor Lists

You've just found out that your dream venue has an approved vendor list. What does this mean and what are the advantages and disadvantages of such a list?


Why You Need to Stop Putting Off the Wedding Budget Talk

You might be dreading the wedding budget talk, but here's why you need to have it sooner rather than later.

Planning Basics

A Guide to Wedding Venues in Birmingham & Getting Married in Alabama

On the hunt for wedding venues in Birmingham, AL? Here are our top picks, along with everything you need to know about getting hitched in the state.


How to Ask For Time Off from Work for Your Wedding

If you're thinking about how to request time off from work for your wedding, here are some expert tips to ensure a successful conversation.

Planning Basics

7 Kinda Embarrassing Questions You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask Your Wedding Vendors

There are lots of questions you'll need to ask your wedding vendors and some of them might be a little...awkward. Our advice: When in doubt, just ask!


How Much Does Wedding Insurance Really Cost?

If you're getting married, you might be wondering how much wedding insurance costs. Here's the answer: It's probably not as much as you think.

Planning Basics

Getting Married in Delaware: Everything You Need to Know About Planning a First State Wedding

If you're getting married in Delaware, here's everything you need to know about planning your big day, from setting a budget to applying for a marriage license and much more.

Planning Basics

The 7 Best Times of Day to Plan Your Wedding

While wedding planning can feel overwhelming, it's actually pretty easy to schedule wedding-related tasks into your day. Here's how.

Marriage Proposals

8 Dos and Don'ts of Finding Love Online

Finding love online can have its ups and downs, but by following a few simple tips, you'll be way on your way to finding that special someone.

Planning Basics

Desert Weddings Are Totally a Thing — Here’s How to Nail the Style

Feeling adventurous for your big day? Tap into your wanderlust and ace the desert wedding trend with these tips.

Planning Basics

6 Things You Should ALWAYS Look for in a Wedding Vendor

Make sure you’re armed with the following information that will help you narrow down the thousands of vendors out there.

Planning Basics

The Top Google Search Terms for Every Engaged Couple

Ready to plan your big day? Get thee to Google! These are the top Google search terms that pretty much every engaged couple has typed into the search engine at some point.

Planning Basics

How to Stop Being Indecisive About Wedding Planning

Is indecisiveness causing you some wedding-planning drama? Here's how to stop being indecisive and move forward in your planning journey.

Honeymoon Advice

The Most Instagram-Worthy Honeymoon Destinations Around the World

When it comes to your honeymoon, do it for the 'gram! These are the most Instagram-worthy places to visit during your post-wedding adventure.

Planning Basics

6 Ways to Make the Most of Wedding Vendor Meetings

Vendor meetings can be fun—and also kinda stressful. Here's how to truly get the most benefit out of these important meet-and-greets.