These custom wedding sets prove that thinking about wedding bands ahead of time pays off

If you're thinking about what kind of engagement ring you want (or want to buy for someone else!), it might be worth it to think about your eventual wedding band, too. Why? Because you can create some truly gorgeous and unique wedding sets when you think ahead. We've partnered with Joseph Jewelry, maker of our most coveted rings, to share how you can custom create a wedding ring set that you'll adore. Because, really, you'll be wearing that set far longer than just that engagement ring.

Want to register for an adventure? Here's the perfect blend of an experience registry and a physical gift

Y'all know we are all about experience gifts instead of more stuff we don't need. That's why honeymoon registries, cash registries, and registering for experiences is one of the most flexible ways to receive wedding gifts you'll actually use. Instead of a toaster or a slow cooker, you can get parasailing in Bali. Instead of towels, you can have wine tasting in Italy. But sometimes your guests would rather get you something you can hold or that they can see you open. That's where this new kind of gift registry comes in…

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Your boho dream dress might be one of these gorgeous creations

If you're having anxiety about stepping into a big bridal store, you may want to hear about these amazing custom dress creations by Martin McCrea Wedding Dresses. All of their gowns are original designs, handmade at their studio in Arizona by the most talented artisan seamstresses. Every time they send us a new gown to look at, we SWOON.

Here are a few of our very favorite Martin McCrea styles to peruse. Let's get to shopping…

Authentic candids & intimate moments: this California wedding photographer is a rare talent (with a special offer for you!)

When we met Kate of Katherine Elyse Photography, it was love at first meeting. Her imagery was immaculate, but her spirit was what really drew us in. She's a pro at capturing offbeat and authentic weddings and we felt instantly that we had to let our readers in on her expertise and drive. She's shot over 200 weddings over ten years and still loves every minute of it, too.

Let's learn a bit more about this California-based wedding photographer who manages to translate stories of love into visual imagery that wows us…

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If you want stunning throwback wedding style, you MUST see this line of vintage wedding dresses

We have been loving short and cocktail-length wedding dress styles since our site launched. They channel the 1940s to 1960s in all kinds of amazing, vintage ways. And fabulous dress designers, House of Mooshki, are PROS at channeling those vintage vibes. From delicate lacy sleeves and full cocktail skirts to color underlays and beautiful embroidery, they are able to capture a moment in time that will up the ante on your whole wedding look. Learn more about their upcoming U.S. trunk shows!

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Not your father's wedding ring: amazing one-of-a-kind wedding bands

Once upon a time, folks who wanted a wedding band were often stuck with the same old thing: plain bands in the usual metals. Now, we're all about simplicity, but sometimes you want something that really stands out and represents you. And when you're buying online from artisans who can custom create anything you want? This is NOT your father's wedding ring anymore…