Just Engaged

  • engagement accessories

    Share your excitement with the world with one of these fun accessories for the bride-to-be.

  • engagement ring selfie

    Taking a great photo of your engagement ring isn't as easy as it sounds. Read on for expert advice that'll help you get a picture worth sharing.

  • wedding styles

    In my book, The Big White Book of Weddings, I discuss style in detail. Here, in a nutshell, are four bridal styles to consider. Happy self-discovery!

  • Was there an instantaneous connection when you met, or did you grow to love each other after years of friendship? We asked our Facebook followers to tell us about how they knew they'd found their perfect match. Read their sweet stories!

  • Take these tests to discover your wedding personality and customize your big day together!

  • While Pinterest often takes the title as the best digital mood board for wedding inspiration, digging through photos to curate your own boards can become a bit overwhelming. The solution? Turn to Instagram, where wedding inspiration is only a swipe and a tap away.

  • what to do after getting engaged

    Don't let the idea of wedding planning intimidate you. Start off easy by tackling these simple tasks.

  • From promises you shouldn't make to things you shouldn't buy, learn the most common (and costly) mistakes newly-engaged brides make.

  • wedding tasks

    Cross these less fun (but extremely important) wedding tasks off your list first so that you can thoroughly enjoy the rest of the planning process.

  • Getting engaged may be a blessing, but no one ever said planning a wedding is easy! As with any other major life milestone (having kids, buying a house, etc.), you might get thrown a few curveballs along the way. We asked real brides to share what surprised them the most about planning their big day — here's what they had to say.