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9 Things to Consider to Set Your Wedding Date

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 05, 2014

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Picking a wedding date isn’t easy. So, before you sit down to look at the calendar with your significant other, consider these nine things: the season, weather, holidays, national or local events, family and friends, other weddings, work schedules, and budget concerns. Phew, that’s a lot! And after you do save-the-date, keep in mind you’ll receive a FREE personalized wedding checklist to help stay organized throughout your planning process.

Want even more tips and advice about starting to plan your wedding? Visit WeddingWire’s 5-Step Planning Guide!

Real Wedding Advice From Real Couples

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 03, 2014

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They’ve gone through the ups and downs of wedding planning, said, “I do,” and traveled to their destination honeymoon less than 24 hours after their reception. Well, if they can do it, so can you! That’s why we’re turning to our favorite featured real wedding couples to share their best (and honest) advice. Lillian, pictured above with her husband Ross, said, “Remember that at the end of the day, the wedding is a celebration not only of your love for each other but also the tremendous amounts of love you both have in your lives. So, be mindful of how significant the day may be not only to the two of you but also to your parents, grandparents, etc.” Want to read more? Click here.

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After you get engaged it can be daunting to figure out where to start. Fortunately, WeddingWire’s 5-Step Planning Guide will help you get organized to begin planning your wedding, stress-free. Want a sneak peek? Check out the five wedding planning steps we recommend:

  1. Announce Your Engagement - Share one of our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ – friendly badges with family and friends. Our favorites? “We’re Gettin’ hitched,” “I have a sparkly new accessory!,” and “Bridezilla to-be.” 
  2. Set a Date - You’ve probably heard this question over and over since two minutes after you got engaged. “When’s the big day?” “Have you set a date?” Break out your calendar and figure out the season and date for your wedding celebration. Once you have that taken care of, receive a FREE personalized checklist to help you stay organized throughout the process.
  3. Create a Budget - Before you start searching for vendors, you’ll need to figure out how much you can spend on your wedding. Use our budget tool to manage your expenses, track spending, and set up payment schedules.
  4. Start Your Guest List - Are you going to have a big wedding with all of your nearest and dearest or a small and intimate one? While you don’t have to have your final guest list right away, you’ll still need an estimate in order to figure out your venue needs.
  5. Find Your Venue - Ballroom or beach? Barn or historic mansion? There are so many venues to choose from, so be sure to read our expert advice to figure out your venue style. And with WeddingWire’s vendor catalog, you can read newlywed reviews of venues near you to find the perfect place for your wedding celebration.

Want even more tips and advice about starting to plan your wedding? Visit WeddingWire’s 5-Step Planning Guide!

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70 Amazing Wedding Venues Across the Country

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 23, 2014

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One of the first things you should check off your wedding to-do list is setting the date, obviously, but also finding your venue. Take a look at our favorites from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, West, and Midwest; they’re bound to make your jaw drop!

5 Wedding-Related Arguments (and How to Solve Them!)

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 22, 2014

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Remember how we said that you would most definitely run into some planning surprises, well you’ll also have some arguments with your soon-to-be spouse too. Sigh. From which type of venue (formal vs. casual) and budget to the guest list and music, our editors’ expert advice will help you solve the drama, so you can be all smiles the day of!

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