Wedding Planning & Design Ideas

Expert wedding planning tips & inspiration

Inside Weddings shares the latest wedding trends, wedding etiquette tips, elegant ceremony and reception decorations, wedding playlists, gift ideas, and more!

Floral Design

How to Get the Look of a Garden Wedding

Discover expert tips for capturing an effortless spring style for your wedding day.

Floral designer Amy Marella of The Hidden Garden shares her advice on how to achieve the look of a garden wedding for your ceremony, reception, and more – plus, she offers look-a-likes for couples not getting married in the spring!


Locations & Venues

Why a Backyard Wedding Might Be the Perfect Venue for You

Look no further than your own home for your celebration.

While hotels, vineyards, and banquet halls are popular venue options, a backyard wedding may be just what you need to make your big day extra special to you as a couple. Discover tips and advice from David Pressman Events!


Wedding Planning & Consulting

Just Got Engaged? Find Out What to Do Next!

You're engaged... now what? Celebrity event planner Beth Helmstetter shares her tips!

From budgeting and planning the guest list to choosing a venue, hiring wedding professionals, and beyond, take a look at Beth Helmstetter of Beth Helmstetter Events' expert advice!


Locations & Venues

The Best Resort & Hotel Wedding Venues for City, Desert, and Beach Weddings

Host your dream wedding at a stunning hotel wedding venue that seamlessly fits your desired theme and style.

Whether you’ve always loved romantic beach weddings near the sand, sophisticated celebrations in your favorite cities, or exquisite events in the desert, these gorgeous wedding venues will serve as the perfect canvas for your big day.


Wedding Planning & Consulting

Preview the Winter 2023 Issue of Inside Weddings Magazine!

Take a peek inside our latest issue of the magazine, on newsstands now!

It's the 20th year of Inside Weddings! Keep your eye out for the latest Winter 2023 issue of Inside Weddings magazine on newsstands now. We also encourage you to check out the digital edition of the magazine and subscribe today!


Themes

23 Wedding Ideas Inspired by the 2023 Pantone Color of the Year

Discover how to incorporate the Pantone Color of the Year – Viva Magenta – in your wedding.

If you're looking for color inspiration for your wedding events, we always love to look to the Pantone Color of the Year for ideas! The 2023 color is a bold magenta hue, which will be a favorite for many couples!


Invitations & More

Modern + Contemporary Wedding Invitation Ideas

Be inspired by this collection of stunning contemporary invitation suites for your celebration.

From save the dates to wedding invitation suites, as well as extras for your morning-after brunch or cocktail hour, take a look at these colorful, bold, and contemporary wedding stationery styles!


Etiquette

Expert Tips for How to Be a Good Wedding Guest

Discover tips on how to mind your manners from Tessa Brand of Tessa Lyn Events.

Not every wedding guest is aware of proper wedding etiquette, so look to this expert advice to ensure you're one of the best wedding guests in attendance.


Wedding Planning & Consulting

Preview the Fall 2022 Issue of Inside Weddings Magazine!

Take a peek inside the fall 2022 issue of the magazine.

Take a look at some of the real weddings in the fall 2022 issue of Inside Weddings magazine.


Entertainment

The Perfect Wedding Playlist from Celebrity Wedding Planner Mindy Weiss

Looking for wedding songs to add to your playlist? Check out "A Very Mindy Weiss Wedding" playlist on Spotify!

Whether you're looking for processional music, a first dance song, or wedding reception music, take a look at over 30 of the best wedding songs of all time. Curated by Mindy Weiss, who has planned some of the most notable celebrity weddings, you won't want to miss this playlist.

Inside Weddings shares the latest wedding planning and design ideas, from choosing your venue, to sending your save the dates and invitation suites, to planning the details of your ceremony and reception, and so much more. You'll also find expert advice from wedding planners and wedding design vendors across the country, as well as tips for your pre-wedding celebrations, such as your engagement party, bridal shower, and bachelor / bachelorette party. 

The Complete Guide to Planning a Wedding

From hometown weddings to destination weddings, Inside Weddings will help you plan your wedding day from start to finish with hundreds of articles featuring tips and advice from the top wedding vendors in the nation. For those just getting started in the wedding-planning process, we'll share tips on finding the right wedding planner, provide wedding etiquette advice, and help you create your wedding vision – from choosing your wedding colors and the style of your event, to sharing inspiration and floral concept ideas for your wedding reception. 

Wedding Planning & Design - FAQ

What are the steps to planning a wedding? 

Once you get engaged, you'll likely start planning your wedding day. The first thing you'll want to do as a couple is decide what matters most to both of you. Is it creating a magical event for your wedding guests in your hometown? Do you want there to be great scenery, food, drinks, entertainment, flowers, or decor? Get on the same page with what matters most – and then, it's time to discuss your budget. 

Every bride and groom's financial situation is different, but having a general idea of your wedding budget will be needed to make any further decisions. One of the first things you'll also need to do is decide on your guest list. The initial list doesn't have to be perfect, but you'll want to know which family and friends you'd like to invite as your list of attendees will affect your next big decision: the wedding venue. 

Once you decide on a location and wedding date, all of the other inspiration and wedding elements will start to come together. You'll now know the season and level of formality for your wedding dress, start to put together inspiration and detail the creative concept board for your florals and celebration, and have the big day come to life with the help of your event team and designers. 

How do I design my own wedding?

If you're a bride or groom who is planning the wedding yourself, Inside Weddings will help you put together your wedding look and offer expert tips and advice throughout the process. We truly want you to have the best wedding ever and welcome wedding submissions if you'd like to submit your wedding photos!


Wedding Tips From The Pros

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Photo: Brandon Kidd Photography

How to Get the Look of a Garden Wedding

Discover expert tips for capturing an effortless spring style for your wedding day.

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Photo: Chard Photo

What Are the Signs of a Great Wedding Planner?

Wedding planner and event designer Linda Howard shares her tips for choosing the wedding professional that's right for you.

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Photo: John Cain Photography

Travel-Inspired Destination Wedding Invitation Ideas

Be inspired by these travel-themed wedding invites perfect for a destination wedding!


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