wedding planning tips
tips + advice for modern couples planning epic celebrations
Wedding planning is an exciting, decision-filled time as you embrace a new chapter in life — moving from fiance to being MARRIED! But it is easy to make some major mistakes that cause added stress. Before you even pick a wedding date or start buying up all of the bridal magazines… here are a few tips on mistakes to avoid in your wedding planning process to ensure a stress-free, fun wedding experience!
Your wedding ceremony is THE most important part of your wedding day and the first time on the big day that your guests will be dazzled with your wedding style. In the age of Pinterest and endless bridal inspiration magazines and blogs, it can be overwhelming to understand what is attainable within budget as a couple planning your big day (those giant floral arches don’t come cheap!). Whether you’re looking for DIY ceremony decor ideas or want to splurge on the luxury wedding ceremony of your dreams, here are 5 of the top ways you can add high-impact decor to your wedding ceremony.
Considering the DIY route your wedding celebration? Whether you want to DIY a few things, or the whole wedding... there are a lot of things to consider (read: it's not just about the money!) There are pros and cons, of course -- it just depends on how you look at the situation and what is right for you. Check out our handy guide to help you navigate whether having a DIY wedding is the best choice for your wedding celebration.
In the crazy world of weddings, there are literally ENDLESS resources that are available to help you plan your dream wedding. But sometimes, you really just want someone to cut through the BS and give you the reader's digest version of what you NEED TO KNOW.
Here's a quick list to get you started -- 9 wedding planning secrets that nobody tells you about. (Good news -- I will!)
"Intimate weddings" seem to be a buzz word in today's culture. The idea of casting aside the large, expensive wedding hoopla for an intimate, backyard wedding, or small wedding with just close family and friends seems very appealing to many modern couples. Modern wedding culture places so much emphasis on the dress and the venue and the florals and the cake and the pomp and circumstance -- many millennial couples are opting to go for a lower key and more thoughtful wedding celebration versus the big party.
So what is the difference between eloping and an intimate wedding? (Yes, there actually is a difference or two!)
While they tend to be used interchangeably amidst wedding planning couples, we'll break down the differences between elopements and intimate weddings (and which one may be right for you!).
When you're trying to figure out your wedding ceremony details, there is one very important decision to make -- who will actually perform the ceremony and marry you? Your wedding officiant will set the tone for your guests and can create an incredibly memorable experience for you and your soon-to-be-spouse. When you are choosing a wedding ceremony celebrant, there are a few things to consider. For some, this decision is a no-brainer; for others, it is a daunting, stress-inducing task to check off the wedding To-Do list. Some couples leave this very important To-Do until later in their wedding planning process, but it is can be slightly more involved than one might imagine — so be sure to book your officiant early in the wedding process.
CONGRATULATIONS! You're getting married! To help you have the BEST DAY EVER, we've created this comprehensive guide to all the little secrets you should know about how to create an optimal environment for a stress-free, perfect wedding day. As you continue planning for the best day of your life, keep these handy tips in mind and we promise that you'll avoid several unnecessary wedding-day headaches and hiccups.
As you begin to plan your dream wedding, it's time to start considering color palettes and ways to infuse color into your big day!
Some brides prefer a very natural, neutral or subtle aesthetic, while others definitely trend toward a more vibrant color palette or jewel tones.
Adding pops of color all throughout your wedding can help you infuse style and personality into your big day. From bridesmaids dresses to bouquets, cakes, invitations suites and more...Here are our favorite ways to add hints of color throughout your wedding day!
Considering an outdoor wedding ceremony? There are many factors to consider before you choose a beautiful scenic vista or your parent's backyard for your nuptials. Check out our list for 10 things to consider before planning an outdoor wedding ceremony.
Congratulations! You've found the love of your life and you want to propose! The magic and surprise of the proposal happens only once, and so it’s important to have someone who knows exactly how to capture that moment. Here are our top 5 reasons to hire a professional marriage proposal photographer when you ask those four little words: "Will you marry me?"
Looking for "unity" ideas for your wedding ceremony? Or perhaps maybe you would love some alternative options that are NOT a unity candle?
We've compiled 24 great options to proclaim your love in a traditional or non-traditional unity ceremony to make your wedding day uniquely "yours".
Your wedding images will be a part of your family's history forever! So when it comes to your photos, a little preparation can go a long way in ensuring an optimal environment for great photo-taking! Here is a list of our top 10 tips for getting the BEST photos on your wedding day.
As a (semi) newlywed myself, I thought I would pass along some FANTASTIC wedding planning/organizational tips that helped Nathan and I stay organized and sane leading up to our wedding. And they're so simple, you'll wonder why you didn't think of them already!!
In a world filled with Pinterest, bridal magazines and of course, all that free advice from family and friends... there is an endless supply of wedding inspiration. But if you're looking for the hottest new wedding trends for 2017 and beyond, check out our handy list of the top ten trends below. Which of these elements will your wedding feature?
A classic wedding in a ballroom. A bohemian wedding in a garden. A modern romantic wedding at an industrial warehouse. A big, casual wedding at a barn. There are SO MANY options for wedding venues, how do you choose?
Wedding venue-related costs account for an average of 45% of a couple's wedding budget. It is a big decision and a big investment!
Here are our top tips for narrowing down your options and finally choosing a wedding venue (without losing your mind)!
We live in a technology-driven world. Cell phones, iPads, laptops, video cameras and "Uncle Bob" with his "fancy" camera... all easily accessible and oftentimes present at your wedding ceremony.
But who cares if your guests take photos or not? Well, you just might. Because instead of seeing a beautiful photo of you and your beloved, you just might see you two, plus 3 iPhones, 2 handycams and 1 giant iPad in the photo as well. Or worse... there is no photo of your "first kiss" because Aunt Mabel decided to jump up in front of the photographer to get "the shot".... meaning, the blurry, pixelated photo of your first kiss, instead of a beautiful, sentimental image you would cherish forever.
Here are a few reasons you might want to consider an "unplugged" wedding ceremony.
Should it stay or should it go? Where did these "traditions" even come from, anyway??
Here is our list of the top 10 wedding traditions you can totally ditch for your big day -- and it will be better than ever!
As you start planning your wedding budget, there are a few things you should definitely splurge on -- don't cut corners on these things! Quality is definitely better than saving a few bucks. Invest in these 5 things for an exceptional wedding experience (and photos!).
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'RE ENGAGED!
Woohoo! Awwww yeah! So excited for you and all that lies ahead for you and your fiance! (Yes, you have a FIANCE!)
When you get engaged, there will be a flood of excitement... and the pressure to start answering big questions you might not have the answers to yet. So what you should be doing when you say YES?!