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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.

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Determining the risk of hosting or attending a wedding right now is tricky. This color-coded chart will make it easier to understand your options while keeping COVID-19 wedding safety in mind.
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Here’s how to make sure the pros you’re hiring for your wedding are supportive and aligned with your values.
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From photographers to planners, jewelers, and more, these 5 Black-owned wedding businesses are leading the industry.
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Building out your wedding team can be overwhelming. While approved vendor lists can be a helpful resource, they do have some downsides. Here's everything you need to know about preferred vendor lists.
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If you're planning an outdoor wedding, there are certain things you need to take into consideration. Here's all of our best advice.
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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.
12 Black-Owned Businesses in Chicago That Are Leading the Wedding Industry
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Wondering to yourself, "Should I propose before or after dinner?" We have the answer for you—plus other information to help you plan the perfect restaurant proposal.