Planning tools 101: hotel block comparison chart

We launched a comprehensive and totally customizable document of wedding planning spreadsheets in Google Drive if you're the type to get down with spreadsheets like I am. Now we're sharing a chart that will help you compare hotel blocks if you're planning to provide that option to your guests. Hotel blocks allow you to block out some rooms and room rates to help guests grab a good deal on a hotel room.

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Sleep well with these funny wedding do not disturb signs

We featured these rad and funny wedding do not disturb signs from Avari and Ed's beach wedding in North Carolina last week and wanted to make sure you saw them AND a few other options. Wedding door hangers are great for favor bags (if you're offering them), especially for out-of-towners staying at your hotel. In fact, we've got a load of tips for hosting non-local guests and tips for multi-day wedding weekends.

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Impress their asses off: 5 tips for hosting out-of-town wedding guests in your home

Having out-of-towners staying with you around the wedding? That can be either a joy or a huge undertaking depending on how many and who they are. They might be built-in wedding helpers or big distractions from you wedding weekend to-do list. Either way, we're here to help you make the best impression on your guests while they're staying in your humble abode. If you've got the time and are jonesing to impress (NOT REQUIRED!), here are our tips for how to host out-of-town guests at your wedding.

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Why you should NEVER dry clean your wedding dress (or any wedding garments) right before your wedding

I have worked in a hotel laundry for the last six years. I have received basic training in dry cleaning — enough to deal with our hotel's uniforms and basic garments. In the last six years, on a regular basis, I have watched countless brides and grooms send down their wedding garments to be cleaned, often at the last minute. Here's why that makes me very nervous…

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How to plan a disability-friendly wedding

You’re recently engaged? Congratulations! As you've probably discovered, images of brides and grooms with disabilities will not be easily found within the pages of popular magazines. So there are probably very few examples to generate ideas and reminders for all of details you’ll need to incorporate into your event. That's why you should check out these tips for planning an accessible ceremony, disability-friendly considerations for your reception, and accommodating guests with different needs…