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Planning a wedding is definitely no piece of cake (no pun intended!), but with a little time spent learning the ropes and getting organized initially, the whole process can actually be quite fun and rewarding in the end. There will of course be many items along the way that will require varying amounts of your time in order to complete, but as long as you stay focused and just tackle one at a time, beginning with the basics below, you’ll be well on your way to pulling off the perfect day you’ve only dreamed about until now.

How to Choose and Set Up Your Bridal Registry

A bridal bouquet of white daisies sits atop the grass.

Even though it’s “one more thing to do,” choosing a bridal registry should definitely be one of those FUN tasks to check off your wedding checklist. 🙂 Selecting multiple wedding registries is the norm these days, giving you options for your own needs and wishes while also providing some good gift choices for your guests. To Read more

Use Bridal Magazines to Start Collecting Ideas for Your Wedding

Happy couple shares a post-wedding moment among hay fields.

Even in this digital age, browsing through a printed bridal magazine is still a fantastic way to start collecting some great wedding ideas and planning tips. Not only is it a tactile experience with its glossy and gorgeous printed pages, but it’s also a great way to go “offline” for a bit and use this Read more

Wedding Budget Worksheet

Little Wedding Guide's Wedding Budget Worksheet in Excel format.

In addition to choosing a good wedding checklist to work with, developing your wedding budget should be considered a mandatory tool for getting started with wedding planning. Before putting any deposits down or buying any wedding supplies, it’s very important to determine your overall wedding budget, starting with the maximum amount of money you and your fiancĂ© want to Read more

5 Steps to Changing Your Last Name After Marriage

Bride carries a pink, green and white floral bouquet after the wedding ceremony.

If you’re planning on changing your last name once you’re married, there are a number of steps you’ll need to take to ensure that the process goes smoothly. You’ll want to start getting everything together no later than 1-2 months before the wedding to give yourself enough time to track down all the paperwork that Read more

Choosing Your Wedding Colors

Bride carries her elegant muted rose, violet and gold themed bouquet.

Colors, colors, colors. The more you see, the more you want to see. But when it comes to choosing your wedding colors – the unique palette that will bring together your choice of flowers, bridesmaids dresses and table linens – the possibilities can start to become a bit overwhelming. If you haven’t yet finalized your Read more