Tips + Tricks

  • Before you walk down the aisle, follow these genius tips wedding planners wish someone had told them.

  • Bridal experts share their best tips for putting together a day-of wedding schedule, as well as common mistakes to avoid.

  • Planning a wedding involves heaps of work. You want to make sure everything is perfect, all while keeping a positive state of mind. After all, it’s your big day! So what to do when you’ve had enough and need to put your foot down? We’ve tapped three industry experts to tell you exactly how to handle sticky situations, such as saying no to uninvited guests, unsolicited advice, and more. 

  • Your big day is looming large, and there are a zillion details to finish. Here's our guide to zipping through those last few weeks with ease.

  • Hone in on the professionals that are best for your budget, style, and personality with these in-the-know tips from respected industry veterans.

  • 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.

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