Wedding Planning

If only weddings would plan themselves! Stay organized with these tips on everything from flowers and toasts to cakes and stationery.

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"It should've been me" is a popular sentiment right now, leaving the lips of girls everywhere and being printed on commemorative plates. How did Kate snag the world's most eligible prince?

By Chris Obenschain

A dusty, dried bouquet and photo album make up most personal wedding memorabilia collections. But the royals get far cooler mementos of their special occasions. From beer mugs to thimbles, here's what's wacky in wedding memorabilia.

By Gallagher Flinn

The best part of royal watching is the royal wedding dresses of course. HowStuffWorks remember 9 old and new favorites — and the brides who wore them.

By Jessica Willis

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Some wedding dresses are so expensive, they seem like a royal rip-off. You crave that designer look, but you're working with a limited budget. We've got 10 creative ways to help you find an affordable, amazing gown.

By Echo Surina

We're counting down the days until William and Kate's wedding on April 29! Given our love of all things radiant, romantic and regal, it's obvious we can't wait to watch the wedding. Here's what we're most excited about.

By Alia Hoyt

Snow White sang "One day my prince will come," but we think you've got to be a little more proactive than that. Don't wait around for Mr. (Royal) Right -- get out there and seek him! Here are some ways to tell if you're eligible to marry into the royal family.

By Natalie Kilgore

Americans are pretty excited about the big royal wedding coming up in May. But across the pond, some Brits are grumbling about the price tag. Are they responsible for footing the bill? And how much can they expect to pay?

By Alia Hoyt & Chris Obenschain

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Discover some new and simple ways to save money on your wedding. Check out these expert wedding planning tips from event planners and savvy brides.

Many modern brides still use the love language of flowers to create meaningful bouquets. Choose blooms that represent aspects of your special relationship with the groom. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

By Candace Keener

A $30,000 wedding with a guest list of 150 means you're paying $200 per person. That's $40 per hour for a 5-hour party. But if your guests are bored to tears, they leave after dinner ... and you've blown $120. Our tips will make sure that doesn't happen.

By Alia Hoyt

No rest for the weary bride! Even after you've booked the photographer, DJ and cake baker, you've got to put all the pieces of the puzzle together into a fabulous reception. A solid time line will help you pull off the party -- we've got one you'll love.

By Chris Obenschain

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Whether you love or loathe public speaking, it's intimidating to give a speech about your very best friend. You want it to be sweet, sincere, funny -- maybe even tear-jerking. Here are five ways to craft a memorable maid of honor speech.

By Jessica Willis

Your reception venue should reflect your tastes, personality and interests. Think outside the reception hall; you never know what's available to rent until you ask! Explore our album showcasing 19 unforgettable venues.

By Candace Keener

Modern brides are constantly seeking new, innovative ways to capture their wedding-day memories. Infrared photography can capture the fantasy aspect of your big day in a totally unique way. These are the perks and pitfalls of this photographic style.

By Natalie Kilgore

For every two couples that send save-the-dates, there are two more who skip them. When the budget is tight already, do you really need to send an extra piece of paper that has to be addressed and stamped? We demystify the ultra-modern save-the-date card.

By Natalie Kilgore

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The bride is the focal point of the ceremony, but when the reception rolls around, everyone's going to be looking at the cake. Whether it's five tiers or two, the same basic rule applies: The cake has to taste as good as it looks!

By Candace Keener

Wedding planners can be a little eccentric. Opinionated. Expensive. So, why would you ask a virtual stranger to organize every detail of the most special day of your life? Here are five good reasons.

By Jessica Willis

It's the most special day of your life, and that's why you hired a wedding planner to coordinate every last details. But she's not going to see you down the aisle without keeping a few secrets. These are the things she'd rather you not know.

By Alia Hoyt

Your wedding venue should be an expression of who you are and what you want to remember about the big day. We'll guide you through options that are unique, memorable and entertaining.

By Sara Elliott

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No one likes a long, drawn-out wedding toast. Guests want to clink glasses and get on with the night! Keep your speech short and sweet with one of these quotes and a few words of your own. Our favorite quotes work for the bride, groom, their parents and their attendants.

By Bambi Turner

Unlike the boogeyman, the bridezilla is a very real -- and very terrifying -- creature, posing a threat to bridesmaids and grooms alike. How can you tell if you're in the presence of a bridezilla?

Kids bring a little levity and welcome whimsy to weddings. But the under-12 crowd won't be too excited about your prime rib carving station and string quartet. Here's what will make them (and their parents) happy.

By Alia Hoyt

If only it were as simple as picking a china pattern and choosing the boutonnieres. Getting married is a life-changing event, and this glamorous event comes with some not-so-glam to-dos. Have you checked these 10 off your list?

By Alia Hoyt

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It's a time-honored tradition to celebrate your wedding day with spirits, but stocking the bar for the reception can be more difficult than you think. How much alcohol should you get, and what should you do if you're on a budget?

By Martha Barksdale

Words can't express the bond between a mother and son. So, what song should they dance to at his wedding? Here's our 10 favorites.

By Sara Elliott