Fashion Icon Iris Apfel once said “put your money into accessories and you could create a million different looks”. The same is true with bridal accessories, but with so many options available, it could be a little intimidating. After all, the bride is *the* center of attention at every wedding. It’s a wise decision to decide on bridal accessories after you’ve said yes to the dress - if you have a flashy dress, you may want to go with simple accessories, but if you have selected a simple dress, you could and should go wild with the accessories! Keep reading for some fun bridal accessories you can incorporate into your big day - and don't worry stylish grooms, we'll have a blog for y'all soon, too!
It’s safe to say that one of the first to-do items on your wedding planning checklist should be and will be your wedding budget. The venue, catering & bar, and florals are usually a big big portion of that budget, but there is one more vendor that should be considered on the top of your wedding budget and that is a wedding planner. Most brides-to-be realize that they need a planner after they’ve planned their own engagement party. Between deciding all the details, answering all of the questions and managing all the specifics, you may quickly realize that you weren’t able to enjoy your party as much as you would have if you put all of the planning into someone else’s hands.
If you need one more way to make a statement and to add personality and creativity to your big day, it’s by incorporating a seating chart. But you might be wondering... what’s the purpose of a seating chart? Do I need one? How do I create one? And how do I choose one that’s right for our wedding day? That’s why we’ve collected some basic knowledge about seating charts, as well as some fun & creative ideas to help guide your guests to their perfect seat.
Out with the old, in with the new! Traditions are everywhere, and there’s a few that come quickly to mind when we think about wedding traditions - white dress, matching bridesmaid dresses, not seeing your fiance before the wedding, walking down the aisle with your father, traditional first dance, bouquet & garter toss, wedding cake. The list can go on and on, but the phrase “something old, something new” reminds us that we could & should be doing something new, something fresh, something out of the box, so here are some twists to those traditional wedding traditions, to allow & give yourself permission to embrace, personalize and trend set your wedding day.
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.