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The Wedding


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!

Your Groomsmen


Looking for groomsmen advice? You've come to the right place. Your groomsmen are the guys who have been by your side through it all. Whether you bonded in college, through work, or have known each other since you were kids, this is the crew you want standing up for you when you marry the woman you love.


Basics for Bridesmaids


When she starts planning her wedding, the people a bride is most likely to turn to for advice (besides her groom, of course!) are her bridesmaids and her mother. But if you fit into either one of those roles, you might not be sure what is required of you.


Basics for Moms

mom basics

Weddings are almost as big a deal for moms as they are for the bride and groom -- maybe an even bigger deal. It is important for the mother-of-the-groom and the mother-of-the-bride to be clear on what is expected of her to help avoid conflict during the wedding planning process.


Maids + Moms


When she starts planning her wedding, the people a bride is most likely to turn to for advice


The Bridal Shower


There's no better way to honor a bride-to-be than with a bridal shower, but where do you start? Here's your step-by-step guide to everything you need, from picking out the bridal shower invitations to making sure all of the guests have a blast.


The Expert List


The Expert List is an exclusive circle of top celebrity wedding and event designers. Here you'll find their insider tips and tricks to throwing a beautiful wedding as well as 100s of wedding photos from some of the most high-end, luxury weddings across the country. Think: amazing tented weddings with pretty pink garden themes, ballroom weddings filled with lush florals and more!

Black + White Weddings

black and white wedding

Planning a black-and-white wedding? From black-and-white wedding stationery to black-and-white wedding favors, we've got photos in every shade.