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

18 TikTok Wedding Planning Hacks That Are Worth Your Time

Turns out this Gen-Z-favored app is a treasure trove of useful wedding planning ideas. Check out a few of our favorites.

By Jazmine Reed-Clark, March 1, 2021

Planning Basics

7 Ways to Reduce Wedding-Planning Stress, from a Meditation Expert

If you find yourself feeling overly stressed as your wedding date nears, check out these tips Headspace's meditation expert.

By Kim Forrest, February 25, 2021

Planning Basics

22 Wedding Planning Memes That Are Extremely Relatable

Need a laugh? These wedding planning memes sum up our exact feelings about the planning process, from the guest list to the bachelorette party.

By Samantha Iacia, February 24, 2021

Planning Basics

10 (Easy!) Steps to Finding and Booking Wedding Vendors

Figuring out how to find wedding vendors can feel a bit daunting at first, but we’re here to help ease the stress.

By Kim Forrest, February 24, 2021

Planning Basics

Here's How the Wedding Industry Is Becoming More Inclusive in 2021

After the year that was 2020, the wedding industry is looking to a brighter—and more inclusive—future in 2021 and beyond. Here’s how the industry is shifting.

By Jenn Sinrich, February 24, 2021

Planning Basics

What to Know If You're Having a Summer 2021 Wedding, According to Planners

Gearing up for a summertime celebration? Here’s everything you need to know if you’re planning to wed this summer, from hiring vendors to putting COVID safety guidelines in place.

By Jenn Sinrich, February 23, 2021

Planning Basics

9 Signs You Need a Wedding-Planning Pause

It's totally normal to need a break from wedding planning. Here, some signs that a pause is necessary—and how to get through it.

By Lauren Levy, February 22, 2021

Planning Basics

How to Throw an Outdoor Winter Wedding

An outdoor winter wedding might sound like an oxymoron, but it's actually totally doable. Here, experts share their pro advice for planning a winter wedding with outdoor elements.

By Lauren Levy, February 22, 2021


How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

Plan your wedding without totally blowing your budget. Here are some of our favorite tips on setting a wedding budget—and sticking to it!

By Kim Forrest, February 19, 2021

Planning Basics

The Advice All 2021 Couples Need to Know, from 2020 COVID Newlyweds

These couples found ways to wed amid the uncertainty of 2020—and now, they’re sharing their best advice for soon-to-be weds.

By Lindsay Tigar, February 18, 2021

Planning Basics

The 6 Phases of Wedding Planning & What to Do When

For those couples who prefer a quick, easy, no-frills wedding planning timeline, this one's for you.

By Kim Forrest, February 17, 2021

Planning Basics

11 Factors to Consider Before Planning a Tented Wedding

Before you say yes to an outdoor tent wedding, be sure to consider these factors, from weather to utilities to, yes, your own stress level.

By Katie Bianco, February 10, 2021

Planning Basics

6 Ways COVID Changed Weddings Forever

According to a brand-new WeddingWire study, 2020 represented a shift in the wedding industry—and some of the changes are here to stay.

By Kim Forrest, February 9, 2021

Trends & Tips

Mercury Retrograde 2021 & Wedding Planning: 4 Tasks to Put on Hold

How will Mercury Retrograde 2021 affect your wedding planning? Here’s what this planet’s transits mean, and the problematic wedding tasks you should avoid to keep your sanity.

By Whitney Teal, February 4, 2021

Planning Basics

9 Wedding Day Timeline Rules Every Couple Should Follow

Make sure your wedding runs as smoothly as possible with this wedding day timeline, expert advice, and a template you can use to create your own schedule.

By Kim Forrest, February 4, 2021

Trends & Tips

These 2021 Wedding Trends Are the Bright Spot We All Need

Our top 2021 wedding trends are all about thinking big—even if your guest list might be a little smaller. From bold decor to an emphasis on entertainment, 2021 weddings are all about making a statement.

By Kim Forrest, February 1, 2021