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Lots of questions come up when planning a wedding. Find answers to all of your wedding planning questions in these articles. From which vendors to tip to most common wedding etiquette questions to how to write thank-you cards, our experts guide you through.

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Bridesmaid Duties

The Bridesmaid Duties: A Full Breakdown

Q & A

Being a bridesmaid means agreeing to a fairly long list of responsibilities. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of bridesmaid duties.

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Period Coming On Your Wedding Day? Here's What to Do

How-To

Periods happen—even on your wedding day. Here's expert advice on how to manage your period on your wedding day and how to keep calm about the situation.

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How to Choose The Best Wedding Month

Choosing your wedding month and date is a crucial first step in the wedding planning process. Here's how to decide on the best time of the year to get married.

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How Much To Tip Wedding Vendors

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Confused on how much to tip wedding vendors, which vendors to tip, and when to distribute tips? Fear not: explore our guide for tipping wedding vendors.

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Bridal Party vs. Wedding Party: What's the Difference?

Q & A

What's the difference between a wedding party & a bridal party? Learn more & get expert planning tips to help you prepare for the big day.

Not Inviting Family to Your Wedding: Do's and Don'ts

Not Inviting Family to Your Wedding: Do's and Don'ts

How-To

When creating your wedding guest list, you have to decide what family members to invite to your special day.

What Percentage of Guests Should You Expect to Come to Your Wedding?

How Many Guests Should I Expect to Come to My Wedding?

Advice

There are many factors that determine the average wedding size. One of the biggest ones? The percentage of invited guests that actually attend.

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Who Do You Invite to A Small Wedding?
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Who Do You Invite to A Small Wedding?

Many couples want a smaller wedding, but find it hard to keep the guest list small. Here are some thoughts and guidelines about whom to invite to a small wedding.

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35 Questions to Ask a Wedding Planner to Help You Decide Who to Hire

Interviews are an essential part of the selection process. Here are the questions to ask wedding planners so you can find the perfect match.

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How to Attend a Wedding Alone

Attending a wedding stag or without a date isn't easy. Here's how to prepare to have a great time and enjoy a wedding even if you're alone.

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How Long Should Wedding Vows Be?

Don’t know how long your vows should be on your special day? Discover the average wedding vow length, and more, with this comprehensive guide.

Pros and Cons of Inviting Kids to a Wedding
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Pros and Cons of Inviting Kids to a Wedding

Does the idea of kids at your wedding make you nervous? Or, are there children that you couldn’t imagine celebrating your wedding without? Before making any decisions, it’s a good idea to weigh the pros and cons of a family-friendly affair.

How to Navigate Merging Cultures at an Asian American Wedding
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How to Navigate Merging Cultures at an Asian American Wedding

Joining cultures in preparation for the big day is a very common experience among many Asian Americans planning their weddings. That's why these experts are sharing their best tips to make your day go as seamlessly as possible.

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Do You Tip Wedding Coordinators?

Do you tip wedding coordinators? We walk you through the dos and don’ts and who and how much so you can get it right.

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Who Has a Say in the Wedding Guest List?

Your wedding guest list is important—and many people have opinions on who should (and shouldn't) be invited. Here's how to decide who has a say in the wedding guest list.

wedding rfp
Wedding planning 101

How to Write a Wedding RFP

A wedding RFP, or request for proposal, is an easy way to outline your wants, needs, and limitations for each of your prospective wedding vendors. Here's how to write a wedding RFP that will get you what you want.

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Invited to a Spring Wedding? Here's What Guests Should Do Now

If you're a guest at a postponed wedding this spring, you probably have some questions. We answered common wedding guest FAQs to help you update or change your plans, if necessary.

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Virtual Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas + Printables

Plan the perfect bridesmaid proposal with these virtual party ideas and 20 proposal gift box ideas.

Mother of the Groom
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Mother of the Groom’s Duties

Don’t know what your mother of the groom's duties are? Find out now with this informative guide.

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