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The Wedding

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When you first start planning a wedding, the process can seem completely overwhelming. You want everything to turn out perfectly down to the smallest detail (and who knew there were so many details!), but it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, we have all the advice and inspiration you need to help plan the wedding you want. First, turn to our Wedding Planning Basics guide for everything from what to do when you first get engaged to the basics of wedding insurance (hint: You want it). Next, head over to the Wedding Style guide for thousands of real wedding decorating ideas from brides around the world, including creative wedding themes and gorgeous style ideas from preppy to homespun weddings. From there, you'll need to narrow down your wedding colors. View hundreds of stunning color combos and real wedding color inspiration in our Wedding Colors channel. Then it's time to start thinking about your Wedding Vendors. Planning a wedding takes a lot of help, so be sure to scour our Wedding Cakes, Wedding Flowers, and Wedding Stationery sections for tips on vendor contract points and ideas for getting wedding details that suit your style. Of course, there is more to a great wedding than the ceremony, so don't forget to head over to our Reception Ideas channel for wedding decorating ideas and other genius tips to wow your wedding guests. You can also find advice for getting awesome wedding music, amazing wedding photography, and wedding favors your guests will actually want. Planning a wedding abroad? We have top destination wedding tips for brides getting married away from their hometown. And in case your wedding planning gets tough, we have a Sticky Subjects channel to help answer your toughest planning and relationship questions. Or take a break from the planning with one of our fun quizzes, where you can find answers to questions like, "Are you a Bridezilla?" and "What's your best bridal hairstyle?" Enjoy!

Fun Stuff

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We know wedding traditions and customs can be tricky, but we'll teach you the significance behind these treasured customs. Whether you want to incorporate your own culture's wedding customs or honor the wedding traditions of your fiance's family's heritage, our Wedding Customs channel has all the tips and advice you need to pull off a perfectly culture-infused wedding ceremony.

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Engagement Rings

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Shopping for engagement rings can seem daunting, but the trick is to learn a bit of engagement ring vocabulary. Most important, when it comes to engagement ring diamonds, you should know “the four C's” -- cut, color, clarity, and carat.

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Proposing

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Wedding engagements are one of the most exciting times, and we're here to help you get started. Whether you just got engaged or are planning on getting engaged, we've got the best tips on how to find the right ring, the right words, and the right time to propose.

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Wedding Rings

The wedding ring is probably the single most important piece of jewelry you will ever buy -- kind of puts on a lot of pressure, doesn't it? We're not trying to make you paranoid or anything but it is important to do your research.

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Groom Basics

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You're getting married…now what? If you're feeling a bit lost in the wide world of wedding planning, you've come to the right place for tips for grooms. From choosing your groomsmen to figuring out what to wear, here's where you'll find all the help for the groom you could ever want.

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Grooms + Guys

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We don't want to sell you short: Sure, we know the stereotype that the bride plans the wedding while the groom's eyes glaze over, but there are a ton of ways guys like to get involved, and if you're on this looking for tips, you're definitely on the right track.

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Tuxedos and Attire

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Let's face it -- people are probably going to have more to say about the bride's attire than they are about the tuxes. But that does not mean you should not take this opportunity to look your absolute best.

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