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Wedding planning tips, advice from wedding experts, and tons of useful articles to help answer your every planning question from engagement to “I do.”

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8 Types of Wedding Bouquets Defined

Until quite recently we didn’t realize the varieties of wedding bouquets out there, which made us think you might not either. Who knew there were so many different kind of wedding bouquets, all with their own names and characteristics? Your bouquet helps convey the style of your wedding—and no matter what style that might be, there is a type of bouquet that’s perfect for you. Do you have an affinity for glitz and glamour, or a natural-minimalist sort of vibe? To assist in your search for the perfect petals for your upcoming wedding, we’re naming the most popular wedding bouquets, detailing their characteristics, Read More

navy blue envelope to a wedding invitation with white calligraphy and three colored stamps tied with a white ribbon

Wedding Invitations: A Guide To Envelopes

While it may seem like an afterthought, your wedding invitation envelope really deserves some attention. It delivers the first impression of your wedding’s style and personality to your guests. Whether subdued or statement-making, it’s a prelude to the invitation and the event itself. So without further ado, let’s celebrate this paper enclosure with everything you ever wanted to know about wedding invitation envelopes. Envelope Size If you’re designing custom wedding invitations, it all starts with the envelope! Wedding invitations should be designed from the outside in. Envelopes come in standard sizes, and these sizes can even vary by manufacturer. So it’s best Read More

bride and groom in a field of tall, yellow grass with a mountain backdrop

Most Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Venues In Boulder

If you have been scouring the internet for the perfect outdoor Boulder wedding venue to say “I do,” you have come to the right place. There’s something about getting hitched in the great outdoors of Colorado  that is just so romantic. So to aid you in your search, we have compiled a list of five glorious and unique Boulder wedding venues to help ensure that your outdoor Colorado wedding is nothing short of fabulous. Pastures Of Plenty This Boulder wedding venue differs from most in that the Tawse-Davis family calls the 35-acre farm home, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t equipped with everything you need to get Read More

bride and group of bridesmaids in pink dresses holding bouquets up in the air and cheesing for the camera

Top 10 Ways To Thank Your Bridesmaids

The women you have chosen to stand beside you on your wedding day are the women that have supported you, cheered for you, advised you, and loved you. They have put up with you when you freaked out over your wedding dress, your spiraling budget, and your future in-laws. They have helped you plan, threw you parties, and traveled far and wide to make your wedding celebrations meaningful. They’re there on your wedding day to zip you up and hand you a tissue and tell you if you have anything in your teeth. And more often than not, they have spent some major Read More

a dinner table for a wedding rehearsal laid with colorful tablecloth, flowers, and a bottle of rose wine with a chalkboard sign

Wedding Rehearsal Dinners: 5 Ideas We Love

Rehearsal dinners are the last thing many couples want to think about when they are knee-deep in wedding planning—it can seem like just another thing to pay for and plan. The key is to make the most of your rehearsal dinner: this post-ceremony-practice event isn’t just a cumbersome wedding custom, but a chance to take some time before your wedding day to relax and enjoy being with your partner and your closest friends and family. To illustrate just how extraordinarily fun this portion of your wedding weekend can be, we’ve put together five wedding rehearsal dinner ideas. They may differ in Read More

groom holding a bride in front of a field with a tree with orange flowers

How To Choose Your Wedding Month

Choosing your wedding month and date is a crucial first step in the wedding planning process, along with choosing your venue, photographer, and caterer. The time of year in which you decide get married will dictate a lot of your subsequent planning, and will stick with you for the rest of your life (hello, anniversary). In most parts of the country, the late spring through early fall months are typically thought of as “wedding season,” but there is so much more to it than that. Let’s walk through the year and look at the pros and cons of each potential wedding month. Note: Keep Read More

two grooms holding each other on a beach in hawaii with leis

The Traditional Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony

Whether you’re from Hawaii or you’ve just chosen it as a wedding destination, incorporating elements of the traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony into your island nuptials makes for an incredibly unique experience. The Hawaiian ceremony, complete with the kahuna pule or kahu (holy man), makes the whole exchanging-of-the-vows process much more interesting, meaningful, and beautiful. There are a number of different Hawaiian wedding traditions to choose from, and many couples simply select their favorites to incorporate into their vow exchange. Read on for an in-depth explanation of a traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony, and get inspired to incorporate a few of these special rituals into your big day. Part One: Read More

bride and bridesmaids in coral dresses standing together on a front porch

Which Type Of Wedding Venue Is Right For You?

Arguably one of the most challenging tasks when begin to plan your wedding is finding the perfect wedding venue. Researching, visiting, and finally booking just one wedding venue that fits your needs, budget, and vision for your big day is no easy feat. To complicate matters even further, often you have no idea which type of wedding venue would be right for you and your celebration. And while searching for wedding venues is often presented as an easy choice, this isn’t true. Not every couple has been dreaming of their wedding since they began dating and not every couple’s style Read More

bride and maid of honor on a white sofa with bright flowers

Top 10 Maid Of Honor Gift Ideas For Under $100

Your maid of honor works hard. There’s a seemingly endless checklist of tasks on her plate, which she’s graciously making her way through out of sheer love for you, your partner, and your public commitment to each other. Your girl deserves a gift! Few people, other than your soon-to-be-spouse, will share in the joys and stresses of planning your wedding quite like your maid of honor. To thank her for being your confidante, your shoulder to cry on, your BFF throughout it all, we suggest treating this wedding day wingman to a thoughtful and personalized maid of honor gift. That Read More

bride and groom looking into each other's eyes while her veil blows in the wind

6 Romantic New Orleans Wedding Venues

When planning a spectacular wedding in the Crescent City, one of the first tasks ahead of you is to choose the perfect venue. This can be one of the hardest choices you will have to make because there are so many stellar New Orleans wedding venues, and the location you choose will set the stage for your big day. Fortunately, New Orleans is home to some of the most dreamiest locales around, so sit back and check out our round-up of the most romantic New Orleans wedding venues. (Oh, and of course, be sure to use Zola’s Wedding Checklist to Read More