Wedding planning 101

Your complete guide to wedding planning from start to finish. Get practical advice and insider tips for planning your dream wedding from staying within your budget to creating your gift registry to all the little details in between saying "Yes!" and "I do". Find answers to all your wedding planning questions here.

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Wedding Planning 101: Ultimate Guide to Planning a WeddingYour guide to planning a wedding from start to finish. Learn about all of our free wedding planning tools and so much more to help you on this journey!

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The Best Parts of Wedding Planning, According to Real Couples

The Best Parts of Wedding Planning, According to Real Couples

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Planning a wedding can feel like a rollercoaster, so we asked 2023 engaged couples to share the best parts of making it to the big day

We spent $60K on our San Jose, CA wedding

We spent $60K on our San Jose, CA wedding

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A couple from Fremont, CA shares how they nearly doubled their original budget for their $60,000 wedding.

How we saved on a $10k, 200-guest wedding in Nebraska

How we saved on a $10k, 200-guest wedding in Nebraska

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A couple from Nebraska shares how they pulled off their $10k wedding.

How we planned a $265k Greek wedding in Chicago, IL

How we planned a $265k Greek wedding in Chicago, IL

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A couple from Chicago shares how they pulled off their $265k traditional wedding with support from loved ones.

How we pulled off our $25k Morrisville, PA Wedding

How we pulled off our $25k Morrisville, PA Wedding

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A couple from Morrisville, PA share how they pulled off their $25k wedding.

How we saved on our $31K wedding in Livermore, CA

How we saved on our $31K wedding in Livermore, CA

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A couple from Santa Clara, CA shares how they planned their $31K wedding in California wine country.

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How Many People Should I Invite to My Wedding?

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What's the average wedding size? How do you decide who to invite? Here's everything you need to know about guest lists and who to invite.

Bridesmaid Duties

The Bridesmaid Duties: A Full Breakdown

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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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