So everything about your wedding day is planned right down to the last detail. You have the venue, the dress, the first dance song, the table assignments, the rings, the registry, the vows (okay, maybe you're not entirely done with the vows). But, before you head toward the finish line, there's one thing that even I, as a wedding planner, at my own wedding, almost forgot. A thank you gift for the people who've been there since day one - your parents.
Eat, DRINK & Be Married! But how do you determine how much alcohol to budget for and what to order for your big day? Before you jump in the car and head to the liquor store, it’s essential to keep a few things in mind. We've put together a guide on beer, wine, and liquor - including an alcohol calculator - as well as some of our favorite tips and tricks when it comes to alcohol for weddings! Keep reading to find out how much of your favorite spirits you should buy for your big day.
A wedding guest book used to be just that... a book. However, more and more couples are moving away from traditional guest books and are using creative alternatives to add meaning & personality to their wedding day. Now, guest books can come in a variety of shapes & sizes; they can be fun, they can be useful, they can be artistic, and they can be a part of your everyday life, even after your wedding day is over. Here are some of our favorite unique guest book ideas we've seen - including paintings, globes, and polaroid pictures. We can't wait to see what our couples come up with next!
Venue coordinator versus wedding planner... they sound like they must be the same job and they must do the same things, right? Truth be told, no, there's actually a big difference between the two jobs. Of course, you might assume or have been told that your venue comes with a coordinator, but it is always important to find out what they do/won't do. Before your wedding planning journey begins, we will showcase the differences between a venue coordinator and a wedding planner because it's not an uncommon question for newly engaged couples during the venue shopping experience.
You've spent the last year (or maybe two years - thanks, COVID) planning for the perfect wedding. You've hired a planner, you've hand-selected your vendors, your dress fits, you've got everything planned, organized, and you are ready for your best day ever. Even though you are optimistic that nothing will go wrong, it's crucial to have a wedding day emergency kit to survive those unexpected hiccups. We highly recommend building your own wedding day survival kit specific to your own needs. Maybe you are prone to spilling and need to keep an extra supply of clean-up supplies or perhaps you've gone the DIY route with your wedding and need to keep a glue gun handy. Make sure to keep the survival kit in a safe place or with an attentive member of your bridal party so you'll know exactly where it's at if and when you need it. We've compiled a list of wedding day survival must-haves, plus other items you may find helpful to pack in your custom emergency kit.
One of our favorite things about weddings is how uniquely different they all are, and trust us - we've seen a lot of weddings! Yes, every wedding has a few of the same things, like a ceremony with vows, rings, the "I Do's." And most weddings have a reception with food and drinks, flowers, cake, music, and dancing. But how do you make your wedding stand out from all of the rest? How do you incorporate your story, your personality, your favorite things into your big day? Some engaged couples have that creative juice already flowing, and some may need a little list to spark that vision. Because ultimately, we believe your wedding should reflect you and your partner so that it feels genuinely and authentically yours. Here are ten ways you can personalize your wedding day.
When it comes to weddings, saying "I do" should be easy; it's finding the right venue that will be the hard part. There are so many venues out there, and finding the right one for your big day can come with a lot of picture searching, time researching, and constant back and forth questions with the venue team. So we've narrowed down the top questions to ask your potential venues - to make your search less stressful, more enjoyable, and overall successful.
Wedding planning comes with an extensive checklist of things to do and one of the most daunting tasks of them all is to get that marriage license! Yes, it’s a simple piece of paperwork, but it’s the single most important document that legally states your marriage and in order for your marriage to be considered in Texas, you’ll need to obtain a license. Timing is important here, and there’s a few things you need to know, and you’ll need to bring in order to acquire. Not sure where to start? Here’s what you need to know before you go, and then it’s one more item you can check off your to-do list!