Tips + Tricks

  • Imagine the shock of discovering that your wedding venue has unexpectedly shut down, your photographer is a no-show, or your "designer" gown is actually a shoddy counterfeit shipped from China. These scenarios are more common than you'd think, leaving couples financially (and emotionally) devastated in their wake. Here's what to do in case the unthinkable happens, as well as precautions you can take to safeguard yourselves in the first place.

  • So he’s the perfect guy — but a less-than-perfect groom? We chose four common dilemmas brides report when trying to get their guys to lend a hand, and then asked male wedding experts how to deal.

  • The wedding tradition of carrying "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe" originated in the Victorian era. Since sixpence isn't a currency in the U.S., and plenty of wedding items can count as your "something new," many modern brides focus their attention on the other three criteria. Check out some sentimental and stylish ways to incorporate good-luck tokens into your bridal ensemble!

  • Pre-marital counseling may seem like a thing of past — and with secular weddings on the rise, couples don’t need their priest’s permission to get married any more than they need their parents’. 

  • Feeling exhausted from all that wedding planning? You’ve earned a little break. Kick back and prepare to be inspired by our favorite movie and television nuptials. Here are 25 tips we’ve learned from them.

  • So many apps! So little time! How to use technology to plan your big day.

  • One of our favorite new wedding trends: using your wedding as a wonderful way to give back to your community. Here, get inspired by these creative ideas.

  • You've booked all of your vendors. You've found the gown of your dreams. But how do you prepare emotionally for everything the big day will have in store for you? Here, check out the surprises that catch most brides off guard

  • indian cultural wedding

    From a spectacular baraat entrance to multiple wardrobe changes to the high-flying Hora dance, wedding planners reveal how to add cultural flair to your nuptials.

  • The countdown begins! Make the most of your final days as a Ms. with these sanity-savers from professional wedding planners.

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