Wedding 101s That Make Planning Way Easier
We're not going to sugarcoat it: Planning a wedding can be stressful. For many brides and grooms, this is the biggest party they've ever thrown, and the whole process involves exploring many new territories. Luckily, you don't have to go it alone. You can turn to each other, your loved ones, and your team of professionals. You can also turn to us. We're constantly covering what matters to couples on their way down the aisle. Our simple wedding planning checklists, words of advice, and inspiration photos are here to help, and we're making them easily accessible.
Look to our comprehensive wedding day checklists—and their convenient printable counterparts—to make sure you're hitting all the major points of wedding planning. Then, read our quick tips and browse ideas we love, which are meant to assist you in figuring out all the details. We know you want to stay organized and avoid getting overwhelmed, so we've given you the tools to do so.
No matter where you are in the process—deciding on stationery, shopping for a wedding dress, or considering flower choices—we thought you could use some cheat sheets. In turn, we've listed out all the major wedding planning categories, alongside links to some of our best related tips, timelines, and overall inspiration. Get expert advice, see examples from real weddings, and a whole lot more on the slides ahead. With so much information at your fingertips, we won't blame you if you start celebrating now! Your ceremony, reception, and all that come with them are supposed to be fun, after all.
Your venue isn't the only thing you'll need to book. We recommend building a trusted team of professionals, from a wedding planner to a cake baker. Not sure how to work with your crew? We've got advice for tipping, negotiating, and other related tasks—even securing rentals. Plus, we've got things like a wedding photography checklist to go over with your experts.
It sounds like a dream: Put together a wish list of all your favorite things. But when it comes down to it, building the perfect registry takes a bit of work and a lot of planning. Not to mention the key to sending yours to the next level: inspiration! Luckily, we're here to assist from the moment you start building one. We've got checklists for your kitchen and beyond.