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

How to Reserve Hotel Room Blocks for Your Wedding

We answer all of your burning questions about blocking hotel rooms for your wedding, from finding the right hotels to deciphering those contracts.

By Kim Forrest, January 21, 2021

Planning Basics

7 Black-Owned Businesses That Are Shaping Washington D.C. Weddings

Whether you’re looking for an event designer, beauty pros, or a photographer, these talented Black-owned wedding businesses in the D.C. area win rave reviews from couples.

By Jenn Sinrich, January 21, 2021


How to Ask Your Parents for Help Paying for Your Wedding—in 6 Steps!

If you’re unsure about how to broach the subject, here is the best way to ask your parents to pay for your wedding.

By Kim Forrest, January 13, 2021

Planning Basics

6 Ways to Learn More About Wedding Vendors

It can be tough to narrow down the long list of wedding vendors near you, but these six details may help.

By Kim Forrest, January 12, 2021

Planning Basics

The Best Wedding Podcasts to Listen to in 2021

Looking for something new to listen to on your run or while cleaning the house? These wedding podcasts are ideal for nuptial planners, whether you’re newly engaged or counting down the weeks before saying “I do”.

By Jenn Sinrich, January 7, 2021

Planning Basics

“What I Wish I Had Known Before Replanning My Wedding 3 Times”

When I first got engaged, I never dreamed of postponing my wedding—but ended up having to change the date multiple times (thanks, COVID). Here’s what I learned, and why I’m stronger because of it.

By Lauren Levy, January 6, 2021

Planning Basics

A Complete Guide to Planning a Backyard Wedding Reception

Want to have a backyard wedding reception of your dreams? Here is everything to get you started on planning an unforgettable and unique backyard wedding.

By Anne Chertoff, January 5, 2021

Trends & Tips

5 Ways to Make Your Home Wedding Feel Unique

Whether you've opted for a home wedding due to a postponement or it was your plan all along, check out these creative ideas for an even-more special backyard celebration.

By Jenn Sinrich, January 5, 2021

Planning Basics

6 Black-Owned Businesses in Seattle Couples Can't Stop Raving About

There are so many amazing Black-owned businesses in Seattle, but we've selected a few that win praise from couples.

By Maddy Sims, December 23, 2020

Marriage Proposals

8 Details That Will Make Your Proposal Pictures Even Better

If you're planning to secretly hire a photographer to capture your proposal pictures, here's what else you can do to make the moment go off without a hitch.

By Samantha Iacia, December 22, 2020

Marriage Proposals

9 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.

By Kim Forrest, December 17, 2020

Planning Basics

Our COVID-19 Weddings Advice Guide

You're on our mind during the coronavirus pandemic. Here, a resource guide full of our advice for COVID weddings, both for couples who are in the midst of planning as well as for their friends, family and guests.

By Morgan Gibson, December 16, 2020

Marriage Proposals

How to Drop the Hint That You Want to Get Engaged Without Being Too Obvious

So, you're ready to get hitched. But is your partner? Here are some ways to show your beloved that you're ready to take the next step.

By Jenn Sinrich, December 15, 2020

Marriage Proposals

23 Instagram Engagement Captions That Aren’t Boring & How to Craft Your Own

There are plenty of engagement captions to use for your Instagram announcement that won't make your single friends roll their eyes.

By Lauren Rodrigue, December 14, 2020


Wedding Budget Breakdown 101: How to Divide & Conquer

Here, we break down the average wedding budget breakdown percentages so you can determine exactly how much of your budget to spend on food, favors and more.

By Kim Forrest, December 10, 2020

Wedding Registry

The Ultimate Wedding Registry Checklist For Every Couple

Struggling with what to put on your wedding registry checklist? We've got a list of essential items for each room in your house.

By Sarah Hanlon, December 10, 2020