Newly Engaged? Here's How To Start Planning A Wedding

Congrats on your engagement! Wondering what comes next?

Consider this your Wedding Planning Starter Kit.

Bask In Engaged Bliss

This is a big deal!!!! Check out our expert advice on the 5 things you should do right after you say YES—and how to shout out the big news!

Snag Our Checklist

Yes, our wedding planning checklist rocks. And it even comes with a super-cute printable PDF. So print it out, 3-hole punch it, and get that wedding binder started!

Set A Budget

Weddings cost beaucoup bucks. And it's a good idea to figure out how much you can realistically afford to spend without going broke—or into debt. These articles will help with that.

Start The Guest List

Weddings are basically a big PARTY! So, who's gonna be invited to yours? Check out our tips for tackling your guest list. We'll also give you the 411 on setting up an ultra-effective wedding website to make guest communications easy breezy.

Find Your Wedding Style

How are you supposed to commit to a glam wedding when you're tempted by a beach ceremony one minute, and tantalized by a barn reception the next? These articles can help you zero in on your wedding style.

Find Your Venue & Set That Date!

We've got the inside scoop on thousands of fabulous wedding venues, from contemporary galleries to rolling vineyards to chic ballrooms and everything in between. We've also armed you with a list of questions to ask your wedding venue when you go on those site visits!

Research Vendors—and Ask The Right Questions

If you're already feeling overwhelmed, you may want to consider hiring a wedding planner. And if you want to take engagement photos, now's the time to find a photographer! We've pre-screened all our vendors, but you'll want to do your own research and ask all the important questions.

BOOM. You've just graduated Wedding Planning 101.

There's plenty more where that came from on Here Comes The Guide, so browse our articles + ideas, swoon over real weddings, find a fabulous venue, and much more!

Newly Engaged? Here's How To Start Planning A Wedding

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