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How to Plan a Wedding

6 Stressful Things You Can Totally Cut Out Of Wedding Planning

BRIDES | Posted 06.13.2015 | Weddings

It's totally normal to feel like your to-do list is too long to tackle.

How to Hire a Planner, Not a "Planner"

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.31.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

With the wedding market being super saturated, sometimes it is difficult to tell the good vendors from the not so good ones. Take your time and follow these tips to make sure that you hire the best Planner for your needs.

Who Pays for What?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There is an old saying that you should always remember: "He who has the gold, makes the rules." Basically, if the parents are writing the checks, they are also writing the rules.

8 Wedding Trends That Need To Be Retired

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 03.22.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Every year the wedding rules seem to change, and while we love seeing certain trends stick around, there are ones that we just wish would go away. If you're planning your big day right now, here are some trends that we feel just aren't trendy anymore.

5 Of The Most Awkward Wedding Questions To Ask

Posted 04.05.2014 | Weddings

By Laura Fredricks for Bridal Guide Need to ask your parents for money or your 'maids to spring for a pricey frock? Here, "ask expert" Laura Fredr...

9 Things Brides Wish They Had Done Differently

Posted 01.28.2014 | Weddings

By Debra Witt for Bridal Guide Brides are planners. They craft color schemes, decode guest lists, crunch numbers and plot for weeks to pull off...

The Best Time to Hire a Wedding Planner Is Before You Need Her to Fix Your Mess

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.03.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Brides and grooms who recognize the need for a planner and hire somebody like me right off the bat are obviously the best case scenario for me, but that isn't always how it works.

5 Steps To A Flawless Proposal

Ethan Fixell | Posted 08.27.2013 | Weddings
Ethan Fixell

Finding the perfect ring isn't fun or easy, but get it right it the first time to prevent your fiancee from setting it on fire and claiming that it "fell off in the stove."

How Wedding Planning Almost Killed Me

Rachel Fine | Posted 10.20.2012 | Weddings
Rachel Fine

I'm nearly one month out from what I'm assured will be the greatest day of my life. But given the past two months, I'm wondering if that's merely a comparative statement people use to explain the differential between the horrendous lead up and the sweet, sweet relief of the "It's Over" moment.

PHOTOS: How I Planned A Gorgeous Barn Wedding For Under $7K

Chris C. Anderson | Posted 07.29.2012 | Weddings
Chris C. Anderson

I love my wife very much. That is the ultimate basis for why we men do the things we do when planning a wedding ceremony, and why it isn't always the most expensive weddings that end up being the most special or memorable.

The Surprising Way Grooms Can Assist In Wedding Planning

Kara Reinhardt | Posted 07.16.2012 | Weddings
Kara Reinhardt

Regardless how enthusiastic your partner is, there's one major reason to plan your wedding together: It can save you money.

PHOTOS: What To Do If It Rains On Your Wedding Day

Posted 05.17.2012 | Weddings

Wondering what to do if the forecast calls for rain on your wedding day? Here's what you need to know, from wedding expert Leila Khalil, founder of Be...

How to Plan a Destination Wedding

Sharon Sacks | Posted 06.26.2012 | Weddings
Sharon Sacks

A destination wedding is much more intimate than a large, grand wedding, and intimacy is the key reason destinations are so popular, whether you have a guest list of 10 or 100.

The 7 Words You Need To Plan Your Wedding

Melinda Morris | Posted 06.12.2012 | Weddings
Melinda Morris

When I went to my vendors and friends I would present my "brief." I would say "think vintage, 1950's, 4th of July, fancy, family picnic; parasols, grassy, happy, warm, swingy. The colors are watermelon, kiwi and sunflower yellow."

5 Ways To Have A Wedding On A Budget

Nayri Leanna Gregor | Posted 06.09.2012 | Weddings
Nayri Leanna Gregor

The closer you get to your wedding day, the higher your stress level will be. Going shopping under these conditions leaves little time to hunt for deals, increasing the likelihood of impulse buys.

9 Steps For Planning Your Wedding On Your Own

Sarah Shewey | Posted 05.22.2012 | Weddings
Sarah Shewey

This cheeky and sensible primer for the DIYer will put you on the right track for celebrating your Big Day. Read on for tips on how to handle stress, figure out how much to spend, manage your guest list and more.

Top 5 Wedding-Planning DON'TS

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 03.23.2012 | Weddings
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

We ladies are expected to assume the roles of wedding planner, hostess, daughter-in-law, bride, peacekeeper, decision-maker, budgeting guru, and wife all in one fell swoop. Talk about overwhelming!

Planning a Wedding on a College Budget (PHOTOS)

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

The only people paying attention to the details are the ones planning their own weddings. A marriage still counts, even in the absence of chocolate fountains and ice-sculpture swans.