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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To Have, Hold and Hyphenate: Your Married Name

You're attached to your guy, but you're also pretty attached to your name. There's no reason you can't have them both. Whether you take his name, keep yours or hyphenate them, you can express your married identity in a way that's comfortable for you.

10 Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Things That Might Happen at Your Wedding

After all the money, time and energy you've invested into planning your wedding, it's going to be just perfect. Right? Lower your expectations and anticipate a few hiccups -- here are 10 things that very well might go down on your big day.

10 Yummiest Things We've Eaten at a Wedding

The best part of a wedding reception is not usually the food but we thought we'd share these tasty treats we've eaten. They might inspire you for an upcoming wedding feast or party.

Altar Falter: What's next when the bride or groom says "I don't"?

Calling off a wedding is never easy, whether you nix plans six months before the big day or make your way down the aisle to find out your intended isn't there. Even if you're the one who said "I don't," you'll need some time to recover.

10 Adorable (Read: Shocking) Things We've Seen Kids Do at Weddings

Is there anything more precious than a child in patent leather dress shoes or a teeny-tiny blazer? Kids would be perfect wedding guests if they were seen and not heard, but that's usually not the case. You won't believe the monstrous behavior we've witnessed.

10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

Over time, those I-remember-it-like-it-was-yesterday memories of your wedding will fade. And you'll console yourself by looking at uninspired group shots of your bridal party? No, thanks! Get the best photog in town with our savvy interview questions.

10 Horrific Details You Shouldn't Share in a Wedding Toast

Delivering the perfect wedding toast is no easy task. People get flustered and emotional on such a momentous occasion. We can excuse some muttering and nervous laughter, but we can't forgive any of these 10 toasting transgressions.

What's a royal honeymoon like?

It's hard to imagine royal newlyweds lounging poolside at an all-inclusive Caribbean resort. No matter how blue their blood, lovebirds are lovebirds, and they deserve an intimate vacay. So, where do they go?

How did Kate Middleton meet Prince William?

"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?

10 Wacky Pieces of Royal Wedding Memorabilia

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.

9 Royal Wedding Dresses We'll Never Forget

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.

5 Tips to Get a Princess-worthy Reception on a Budget

You don't need the wealth of royalty to finance a memorable wedding feast. With a little resourcefulness and creativity, you can host a wedding reception on a budget that's fit for a princess.

10 Tips to Get a Princess-worthy Dress on a Budget

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.

10 Silver Screen Princesses and Their To-die-for Hollywood Weddings

When wedding bells toll in Tinseltown, you're in store for a huge party. Celebrities have more style, glitz and glamour than your average girl, so we expect them to be princesses on their wedding day. These affairs had sacred fires, custom Zen gardens and 60-piece orchestras.

10 Reasons We Can't Wait to Watch Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding

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.

10 Ways to Get Princess-worthy Hair on a Budget

Who doesn't have bad hair days? Kate Middleton. Her dark locks are smooth, shiny and full of body at all times. But while Kate pays hefty fees for a weekly London salon visit, you can come pretty close to that bouncy beauty for a whole lot less.

How can I marry prince charming?

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.

5 Tips to Get Princess-worthy Flowers on a Budget

Flowers add color, fragrance and texture to a wedding. But because they're so expensive, a lot of brides choose lackluster blooms to cut some corners. You can have princess-worthy flowers without a king's checkbook! Here's how.

Who Pays for a Royal Wedding — and How Much Does It Cost?

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?

10 Reasons Not to Be Jealous of Princess Brides

Glam and glitz aside, royal weddings aren't necessarily all they're cracked up to be. There's the endless receiving line, the very public bill and the pressure of a live television audience. What are 10 reasons why a quiet commoner's ceremony might start to look pretty good?

Photo Slideshow: Money Saving Tips

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.

Symbolic Stems for Your Bridal Bouquet

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.

10 Ways to Keep Guests Entertained Until Your Reception Send-off

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.

Your Cheat Sheet for Your Wedding Reception's Schedule of Events

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.

5 Tips for Your Maid of Honor Speech

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.