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 Best TV Shows to Watch While Wedding Planning (Or When You Need a Break)

Need some background noise as you’re compiling your guest list or researching wedding venues? Here are the best wedding TV shows to binge watch and stream online.

By Samantha Iacia, June 11, 2021


How to Find the Best Credit Card for Wedding Expenses

After hunting down the perfect venue and vendors, you may be ready for the next chase: finding the best credit card for your wedding expenses.

By Jazmine Reed-Clark, June 10, 2021

Planning Basics

"13 Things I Learned from Having a Minimony Before My Big Wedding"

A small wedding ceremony meant big learnings for this bride, who is hosting her larger celebration next year.

By Lauren Levy, June 9, 2021


The 7 Biggest Bonding Moments You’ll Experience During Wedding Planning

Wedding planning can put some stress on your relationship, but it can also totally strengthen your partnership.

By Lindsay Tigar, May 26, 2021

Wedding Registry

The 12 Best Wedding Registry Websites Ever

So, where should you register for your wedding? Here’s how to decide on the best wedding registry websites so you can choose your perfect gifts.

By Kim Forrest, May 25, 2021

Honeymoon Advice

How to Plan a European Honeymoon on a Budget

If a trip to Europe is on your bucket list, these expert travel tips will help you plan the ultimate European honeymoon on a budget. Check out our ultimate travel guide.

By Lindsay Tigar, May 24, 2021

Planning Basics

How the Cicadas Might Impact Your Wedding & 4 Things to Do About It

Planning a summer wedding? Here's how to deal with the worst kind of uninvited guest—those pesky (and noisy!) cicadas.

By Jenn Sinrich, May 24, 2021

Planning Basics

The Best Wedding Movies to Watch During a Planning Sesh

Tackling your to-do list for the big day? Here are the best wedding movies to watch if you're looking for some comedic relief or a sweet love story while you multitask.

By Samantha Iacia, May 21, 2021


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.

By Kim Forrest, May 21, 2021

Planning Basics

25 Questions to Include in Your Wedding Website FAQs

As you're creating your wedding website, adding an FAQ section is a must to avoid last-minute texts and emails from your guests. Here are the top questions to include—and how to answer!

By Kim Forrest, May 20, 2021

Planning Basics

How to Create a Wedding Website

Creating a wedding website is one of the most important steps in planning your wedding. Follow our 12 simple steps to help you create a successful website.

By Kim Forrest, May 18, 2021

Marriage Proposals

8 Things You Shouldn't Post on Social Media After Getting Engaged

Just said yes? Go ahead and spread the happy news online—but be careful about what you share. Here are eight things you should never post on social media after getting engaged.

By Sarah Hanlon, May 14, 2021


How to Set a Wedding Budget: The 8 Questions You Need to Answer

Figuring out how to set a wedding budget isn’t as complicated as it sounds. Just answer a few questions and you’ll have your wedding finances ready to go.

By Kim Forrest, May 13, 2021


Average Wedding Budget vs. Reality: How to Avoid the Overspending Trap

What’s the difference between a couple’s initial wedding budget and what they actually spend on their big day? A lot, it turns out.

By Kim Forrest, May 12, 2021

Planning Basics

The COVID-19 Wedding Safety Email You Need to Send Your Guests

This may be one of the toughest emails you’ll ever write—but we’re here to help craft the perfect pre-wedding safety message to your loved ones.

By Kim Forrest, May 10, 2021

Planning Basics

Can You Require Guests to Get Vaccinated Before Your Wedding?

With more and more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19 every day, couples are deciding whether or not to require the shot to attend their wedding. Here, experts weigh the options.

By Lindsay Tigar, May 7, 2021