Expert Advice

Need some help planning your wedding? We got you, boo.

Start with our general Wedding Checklist and be sure to check out our “Questions to Ask…” series for guidance on finding your wedding venue and hiring your wedding vendors! Plus, there are a TON of helpful articles down below.


Wondering where to start? These may help:

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7 Ways To Make Your Wedding More Inclusive

7 Ways To Make Your Wedding More Inclusive

A wedding is a celebration of love—and if you want your guests to really feel the love, it's time to be intentional about inclusion! Being mindful of the diverse needs and situations of your wedding guests will ensure they feel seen, valued, comfortable, and cared for on your big day. And while this is just the tip of the iceberg, we've listed 7 things you can do to make your event more inclusive.


Colorful Wedding Ideas

Colorful Wedding Ideas

While the neutral wedding color palette is still going strong, fashion-forward couples are now embracing bold, vibrant hues and quirky, contemporary details! We've rounded up a few of our favorite non-floral trends that are giving weddings a fresh pop of color.


11 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Your Wedding Venue

11 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Your Wedding Venue

Choosing the right wedding venue is a big decision, and a very big deal! Here are 11 mistakes to avoid so you can get straight to wedding-venue-booking bliss.


17 Ideas for Planning an Epic Proposal

17 Ideas for Planning an Epic Proposal

Planning the "perfect proposal" feels like a lot of pressure. So we're here to tell you to stop focusing on perfection and start focusing on personalization! From finding an unforgettable location to incorporating your passions and hobbies, we've got 17 ideas for planning an epic proposal.


Wedding Accessories and Bridal Beauty Supplies You Didn't Know You Needed (and they’re all women-owned businesses!)

Wedding Accessories and Bridal Beauty Supplies You Didn't Know You Needed (and they’re all women-owned businesses!)

If there's one thing we support at Here Comes The Guide (besides weddings rooted firmly in love), it's women-owned businesses! We're putting a spotlight on 16 fantastic women-founded companies—with accessories and beauty supplies that will be *clutch* throughout your wedding planning journey.


10 Tips for Picking The Perfect Wedding Venue

10 Tips for Picking The Perfect Wedding Venue

Here Comes The Guide lists thousands of wedding venues across the U.S., so we get how overwhelming finding "the one" can be! Check out our Top 10 Tips for picking the right wedding venue to make this major wedding decision a bit less daunting.


Get a FREE Wedding Invitation Sample Kit from Minted!

Get a FREE Wedding Invitation Sample Kit from Minted!

Finding the perfect invitations just got easier! Minted will send a Wedding Invitation Sample Kit straight to your door with your favorite designs, color swatches, paper types, and so much more. At NO cost to you. Snag one for yourself!


26 Alternative Wedding Ideas That Beautifully Break Tradition

26 Alternative Wedding Ideas That Beautifully Break Tradition

Engaged couples are no longer bound by "rules" and "expectations" when it comes to their big day. Whether you skip traditional formalities altogether or find creative ways to make them your own, there are plenty of opportunities to shake up your celebration! See these 26 alternative wedding ideas that beautifully break tradition.


2021 Minted x BHLDN Wedding Invitation Collection

2021 Minted x BHLDN Wedding Invitation Collection

We're all about recommending the wedding things we truly love—and would use ourselves. So when we heard BHLDN and Minted—two of our favorite companies—were launching an invitation collection together, we couldn't wait to shout it out! If high style is high on your list of priorities, these invites are for you.


Week Of Wedding Checklist: What To Do The Week Before Your Wedding!

Week Of Wedding Checklist: What To Do The Week Before Your Wedding!

The final countdown is on... It's the week before your wedding! No matter how big or small a celebration you’re having, there are certain things you won't want to forget in the days leading up to your I Dos. Here's a handy checklist to help you wrap up all the loose ends in advance—so you can kick back, relax, and soak in every moment of the big day.


How To Make Your Wedding Covid Safe

How To Make Your Wedding Covid Safe

Although we're not entirely out of the woods when it comes to safely gathering, there are certain precautions couples can take to safeguard their celebration. Here are 12 ways to make your wedding as Covid-friendly as possible.


Fun Food Truck Wedding Ideas

Fun Food Truck Wedding Ideas

Food trucks are always a good idea...but in the midst of a global pandemic, they can be a lifesaver! Food trucks offer an outdoor dining option that's equal parts fun, flavorful, and festive. What to serve? The possibilities are endless! See these creative food truck ideas to inspire your own deliciously distinct wedding reception experience.


The Ultimate Guide To Creating Your Wedding Website

The Ultimate Guide To Creating Your Wedding Website

Your wedding website is kind of a big deal. It's the digital home base for all things related to your big day. So how do you actually create one? You're in the right place! We've teamed up with our friends at Minted to give you The Ultimate Guide To Creating Your Wedding Website—from choosing the right template to what (and what not) to include, as well as how to spread the word about your site.


How To Livestream Your Marriage Proposal

How To Livestream Your Marriage Proposal

It's no secret that during a pandemic, popping the question in a well-populated location has been put on the back burner...along with extravagant engagement parties. So how do you propose in private while still sharing the milestone moment? We've got the answer: Put a stream on it!


When Not To Wear Your Engagement Ring

When Not To Wear Your Engagement Ring

It's understandable that you never want to take your ring off; however, there are a few instances where it's best to place your bling in a pretty ring box for safekeeping. Here are 7 times you won't want to wear your engagement ring—ensuring you preserve that brilliant shine for years to come!


6 Ways to Combat Wedding Planning Stress

6 Ways to Combat Wedding Planning Stress

Wedding planning is innately stressful. Wedding planning in 2020 is the equivalent of a dumpster fire. Here are 6 ways to combat wedding planning stress, and to help you feel a bit more in control during this crazy-chaotic time.


How To Plan a Wedding While Working a 9–5

How To Plan a Wedding While Working a 9–5

When working full-time, any task as enormous as wedding planning feels like a second job! When are you supposed to fit in tasks like venue tours, cake tastings, and makeup trials when you're already committed to a 9–5? See our 9 tips to best fit in wedding planning—while you work!


The Most Creative Covid Wedding Ideas We've Seen!

The Most Creative Covid Wedding Ideas We've Seen!

Yes, a pandemic will inevitably make your wedding look different—but these couples didn't let it put a damper on their I Dos! With a bit of creativity, they found ways to rework their celebration to make it both safe AND sentimental.


12 Perks of Micro Weddings and Elopements

12 Perks of Micro Weddings and Elopements

Our favorite thing about micro weddings and elopements is that they open up endless possibilities. When it's just you and your boo, or a cozy VIP guest list, you're able to craft a thoughtfully-curated event full of authenticity, meaning, and connection—without the stress of having to "please" everyone. Here are 12 perks of having a supremely intimate event.


9 Ways To Make Your Virtual Wedding A Bonafide Bash

9 Ways To Make Your Virtual Wedding A Bonafide Bash

Yes, you know you need a snappy internet connection along with one or more digital devices to live stream your wedding, but how do you make your virtual wedding a bonafide bash? We've put together a list of 9 things that'll help make your virtual wedding a real party!


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