Posts Tagged ‘wedding planning’

3 Easy Ways to Make Your Winter Wedding Wonderful

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

winter wedding
With so many weddings taking place in summer or fall, hosting winter nuptials is a great way to make your special day stand out. And honestly, why wouldn’t you want to get married in winter? Winter is bright, clean and—most of all—cozy. With all the feelings of closeness, from fireside snuggles to holiday-inspired fellowship, the love-filled ambiance is built right in. What better atmosphere could you choose for a wedding? With all that in mind, we have a few ideas to make your winter wedding an affair to remember.

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Choosing the Wedding Cake that Fits You!

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

 

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Although the tradition of the wedding cake has been around since medieval times, the modern wedding cake didn’t appear until 1882 at the wedding of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. In ancient Rome, the cake—which was actually bread—was crumbled over the head of the bride and groom for good fortune. Luckily, we’ve come a long way since then! The cake for Prince Leopold’s wedding was the first to be completely edible and featured the tiers that we are familiar with today. But what if you don’t want a traditional wedding cake? We have a few fun “out-of-the-box” ideas for you! (more…)

101 Things To Think About When Planning Your Wedding

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

So, you said “Yes!” Now what?

Welcome to one of the happiest and yet, most stressful seasons of your life. You have so much to do and so much to think about. Getting started may be the most difficult part. Here are a few (101 is a few?) things to help you start organizing your thoughts.

Wedding To Do ListThings to do first

1. Decide whether or not to hire an event planner. This is an important step. Too many brides end up losing money by skipping this. DIY weddings are for brides with a special abilities. Wedding planners can prevent you from making expensive mistakes that you may make on your own. After all, they have experience!

2. Make a running To-Do-List that you can add to and check off. (more…)

Lights, Camera, Action! Planning A Wedding is a Lot Like Making a Movie

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

READY!

A wedding is like a movie in a lot of ways. First and foremost are the stars of the show, our leading actors, the bride and groom. As in a movie, the wedding is the story about them and their lives.

film strip

Next are the supporting actors, the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Their role, just like in the movies, is to support the bride and groom; in essence, to make them look good. Of course, every film has a director (the wedding planner), a production team, (the mother, the mother-in-law, the clergy, the photographer, the caterer, the florist) and finally, a set (the church, the hall, an outdoor pavilion, the beach). Today, I want to talk to you about the set. (more…)

What Everyone Needs to Know About Planning a Retro Wedding

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Have you ever seen a vintage wedding that you just didn’t get? I have seen weddings that were intended to be “retro” or “vintage” but I just couldn’t tell for the life of me what era they were even going for. Simply wearing your mother’s wedding dress does not make your wedding vintage. If you aren’t careful, you will simply end up with a “dated” wedding, out-of-style, no character, and nothing that anyone will remember.

If you are planning a vintage wedding it is very important that you:

1. Learn everything that you can about your era and theme.

2. Keep your decor true to that era.

3. Plan activities for your even that fit in and were popular during that era.

4. Go all out with your theme without going overboard. (more…)

7 Things To Think About When Planning Your Rehearsal Dinner

Monday, November 5th, 2012
rehearsal dinner

The average rehearsal dinners makes up about 5% of the total wedding budget.

Did you know that the average cost of a rehearsal dinner is $1,153?  Since, the average cost of a wedding is around $26,000, the average rehearsal dinner comprises about 4% to 5% of the wedding budget. I think this is a good rule of thumb when budgeting for your rehearsal dinner. However, it is not written in stone. It can be as simple or as extravagant as you want. But with that being said, this is a good place to make some cuts to your wedding budget since the rehearsal dinner shouldn’t overshadow the wedding anyway.

This week, I wanted to give you a simple guide for planning your rehearsal dinner. Here are seven aspects that you need to think about. (more…)

A Very Pinteresting Approach To Event Planning

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Event planning is at least 25% easier than it was just two years ago. I say this because two years ago, we had to spend five times the amount of time we do today thumbing through magazines and surfing the web to get an idea of what products, projects, and advice to incorporate into our events. Those days are quickly coming to an end. Thanks to Pinterest, we can do a quick search and go through hundreds of images in mere minutes. Instead of looking through dozens of magazines to find three or four useful ideas, we can find dozens of useful ideas within just a few minutes. Times have changed indeed.

A Pinteresting Warning:

If you search Pinterest aimlessly and without a plan, you will waste more time than ever. There is so much to see on Pinterest, that it can be overwhelming. If you are not careful, you will waste hours scrolling without a clue. Also, there is plenty of bad advice out there and projects that simply won’t work. Here are six simple steps to save time, get more out of Pinterest, and really enjoy the process of planning your event. (more…)