Make It Better's Wedding Ideas and Planning Guide

Photo by Jennifer Avello Photography.

A wedding celebration marks not only the marriage of two people who’ve waited a lifetime to walk down the aisle together, but also the culmination of months or even years of preparation for the big event. Not sure where to start? Read our wedding guide for help finding the perfect gown and jewelry, selecting the ideal venue to suit your unique style and even navigating the most delicate of guest-list drama.

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Bridal Bliss: Wedding Dresses and Accessories for Your Big Day

Bridal Bliss: Wedding Dresses and Accessories for Your Big Day

Photo by Jennifer Avello Photography.

This Year’s Most Stunning Wedding Rings

2016's Most Stunning Wedding Rings

Photo courtesy Burdeen’s Jewelry.

Chicago’s Best New Wedding Venues

Chicago’s Best New Wedding Venues

Photo courtesy of The Geraghty.

Should Kids Be Invited to Weddings?

Should Kids Be Invited to Weddings?

Photo by Husar Photography.

Chicago’s Coolest Venues for Private Parties

Chicago’s Coolest Venues for Private Parties

Photo courtesy of Parliament/Kensington Roof Garden & Lounge

8 Local Florists for Every Occasion

Vale of Enna

Photo courtesy of Vale of Enna.

How to Get the Custom Wedding Dress of Your Dreams

How to Get the Custom Wedding Dress of Your Dreams

Photo by Spark and Tumble and courtesy of Mignonette.

Couples Counseling Before the Wedding? Why Experts Say Yes!

Couples Counseling Before the Wedding? Why Experts Say Yes!

Remarried Couples Share Their Wedding Stories

Remarried Couples Share Their Wedding Stories

How to Pick the Best Music for Your Wedding

How to Pick the Best Music for Your Wedding | makeitbetter.net

Why (and How) to Hire a Wedding Planner

Why (and How) to Hire a Wedding Planner

Not-So-Perfect Weddings: Stories From Our Readers

Not-So-Perfect Weddings: Stories From Our Readers

Party Pros Who Pay It Forward

Party Pros Who Pay It Forward

Photo courtesy of Scraps to Art.

15 Stunning Wedding Inspiration Instagram Accounts

15 Stunning Wedding Inspiration Instagram Accounts

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The Newlywed Cookbook