Choose a Wedding Style that Matches your Personality

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The overall environment of your wedding day will be determined by the style you choose. Every couple is unique, and has a style all their own, so it should certainly be represented beautifully throughout both the wedding ceremony and reception. From the color palette you choose to the flowers within your centerpieces, each element has its own look that will …

Do you have to follow the tradition of having the same number of people on each side of the wedding party?

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Couples today often look to traditions to assist them with their wedding planning. From ceremony rituals to a first dance, many ideas are implemented into the big day. Now though, couples are often wondering if proper wedding etiquette and traditions always need to be put into play. Today’s generation offers so much more leniency when it comes to incorporating etiquette …

Five Wedding Traditions You Can Totally Skip

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The times, they are a changin'! Even if you consider yourself a traditionalist at heart, I'm willing to bet there are some wedding traditions you'd prefer to do without. I always find that my clients sometimes just need "permission" to do their wedding, their way. My opinion is as long as it's legal and doesn't hurt anyone; couples should be ...

Making the wedding affordable for the wedding party

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Let's be real: weddings are (usually) expensive. Expensive for the couple getting married, their families, and/or the members of the wedding party. Today I want to share an idea to help alleviate the financial woes of your wedding party, but suggesting a great concept that is gaining popularity in the industry: renting the wedding day attire - yes, although tuxedos ...

Which Wedding Vendors Do You Feed?

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There was a little bit of drama last week when a very well known wedding industry blog published a post by a highly-regarded destination wedding planner who implied that couples shouldn’t feed their photographer. Immediately and instinctively, I looked at the calendar

“In-Season” Flowers for your Winter Wedding

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Even though my clients are Rock Stars, they don’t have an unlimited wedding budget. Very often I work alongside my clients to establish a wedding budget and create a game plan to maintain it and make sure the wedding doesn’t come with a price tag that breaks the bank. Something I’m noticing a lot of chatter about regarding staying on …

Our Favorite Wedding Ceremony Tradition

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Our favorite wedding ceremony tradition is one not many people have heard of, yet when we share it with our clients, it’s very well received. All around the world, across multiple faiths and cultures, wedding rings are believed to be the strongest and most visible sign of the bond between two people. Wedding bands symbolize a commitment to celebrating life …

5 Trends to Consider for your 2016 Wedding

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I remember as a kid, discovering my parents’ wedding album in the bookcase of our living room. When no one was watching, I would sneak the album out and flip through the pages, trying to imagine the time my parents were younger and not Mom and Dad. But I also remember flipping through the photos thinking how funny their wedding …

Ask a Wedding Planner: How do I deal with an overbearing mother while wedding planning?

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Dear Joe,  I need some advice/words of encouragement/lessons from your experience on how I should go about planning my wedding with my overbearing and opinionated mother. I do not know what to do, I have been engaged for less than three months, I want to enjoy all of this but it is difficult. How can I keep my mom involved in the …

Don’t Get Catfished by Caterers

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Let’s talk about catering… …and being catfished. If you’re not already familiar with the term “catfish,” I’m not talking about the fish in the ocean. Catfish is a somewhat newly-coined term that refers to the act of luring someone into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona, ie: “he was being catfished by a cruel prankster.” The truth …