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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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6 Black-Owned Wedding Businesses Los Angeles Couples Need to Know
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These talented Black wedding pros are setting trends in Southern California—and winning raves from newlyweds, too.
These Wedding Thank-You Card Templates Are Legit Essential
Want to craft the best wedding thank-you note? We’ll save you some time with our thank-you card templates for everything from random gifts, cash and more.
6 Trendsetting Black-Owned Wedding Businesses in Charleston
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These Black-owned wedding businesses, among many others, are shaping the Charleston wedding scene—and winning raves from couples, too.
5 Phoenix Black-Owned Wedding Businesses to Support As You Plan Your Event
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Whether you’re looking for a caterer, beauty pros, or a DJ, these talented Black-owned wedding businesses in the Phoenix area win rave reviews from couples.
Exactly How Much To Tip Wedding Vendors: A Complete List
Not quite sure about who to tip at wedding (and how much)? Read our guide to make your life easier and get a better idea on tipping wedding vendors. 
Marriage Proposals
This surprise proposal, featuring a gorgeous couple and talented wedding pros, is giving us the joy we need to close out 2020.
Black-Owned Businesses That Are Shaping San Francisco Weddings
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From florists to event planners, photographers, and more, these Black-owned wedding businesses are setting the trends in San Francisco.
Everything You Need to Know About Legally Changing Your Name During COVID
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The coronavirus pandemic and its many safety guidelines are affecting the process of changing your name after marriage. Here's exactly how to get a name change during COVID.
How Wedding Pros Plan Their Own Weddings (and Ideas You Should Steal)
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Yup, pros stress about planning their own weddings, too! Here are the wedding planning ideas three recently-married experts learned after planning their big days.
7 Black-Owned Wedding Businesses That Are Setting Trends in Dallas
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These Black-owned wedding businesses are shaping the Dallas wedding industry, while receiving raves from couples for their top-notch service.
5 Marriage Proposal Speech Ideas to Help Pop the Question
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Not quite sure how to pop the question? Check out these amazing engagement proposal speech ideas to help you find the best one that fits your story.
10 Black-Owned Businesses That Are Shaping Philadelphia Weddings
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From florists to event planners, photographers, and more, these Black-owned wedding businesses are setting the trends in the City of Brotherly Love.
Here’s How to Rethink Setting a Wedding Date During the COVID Pandemic
All the most-asked setting a wedding date questions, answered, including: “What the heck is a soft hold?”
Throwing Two Weddings Because of COVID? Here's What to Do When
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Two weddings can be better than just one! Here’s your guide to planning a smaller minimony or elopement during COVID, with a larger celebration to follow.
26 Signs You Should Propose ASAP
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Figuring out the right time to pop the question isn't always straightforward. We've put together 26 signs to help you determine when you should propose.
Do You Have to Buy a Bridal Shower Gift AND a Wedding Gift?
Wedding Registry
What is the difference between a bridal shower and a wedding gift? Find out how much you should spend and check out these fantastic gift options.