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Category: Tips & Advice

Tips and advice for your planning.

Rehearsal Dinner 101

Posted: November 14th, 2014

Tips for Planning Your Rehearsal Dinner Planning your rehearsal dinner can sometimes be as stressful as planning the wedding!  Often, the groom’s side of the family are really involved with planning the rehearsal dinner and, without knowing it, can cause added stress.  Who to invite, budget and location can all be points of contention. The rehearsal dinner should really be an easy thing to plan and should not add to…

Nontraditional Wedding Guest Book Ideas

Posted: November 14th, 2014

One of my favorite parts of attending a wedding is writing a note to the newlyweds. I know for my own future wedding I want to incorporate a fun, unique way for my guests to share their wishes. After all, these notes are treasures one can keep forever. There is always the traditional blank book guests can sign. However, over the years there seems to be a trend of couples…

3 Free Wedding Apps for Photo Sharing

Posted: November 14th, 2014

Smartphones are officially the norm of society, and society LOVES every chance they get to use them. Luckily for weddings, photos are popular demand by not only the bride and groom, but the whole guest list as well. Hiring a top-notch photographer is important in the wedding planning process, but the photographers cannot take every photo possible, right? That is where your guests come in: sharing their own photos on…

Used Wedding Dress Resale

Posted: November 11th, 2014

Where to Sell Your Used Wedding Dress Interested in Selling Your Used Wedding Dress?  Not sure if you should store it away?  If you have no real attachement to the dress and want to sell it – do it.  Let’s face it, it’s highly unlikely that the daughter (yes, the one you don’t yet have) will ever wear it and you are never going to pull it out of the…

Guest Blog: Wedding Photography

Posted: November 11th, 2014

Wedding Photography : More Than Just Pictures Let me preface this by saying I am a wedding photographer. However, I’m not writing in any way to plug my craft and services. I want to touch on wedding photography and how your choice in photographer will impact your wedding in more ways than just the visual memories. We know that weddings are deeply personal with all couples. Personality is present more…

4 Bridal Workouts Brides Should Try

Posted: November 11th, 2014

Getting in Shape for Your Wedding! We all want to look great on the day of our wedding, showing off a toned body in an amazing white gown. The question is, what types of workouts provide results? First off, receiving and maintaining a toned figure is 20% exercise and 80% diet. All the working out in the world will not give you the confidence on your wedding day without the…

Best Wedding Cost Saving Tip

Posted: November 11th, 2014

Save Money on Your Wedding with One Simple Adjustment These days everyone talks about ways to save money or cut costs for a wedding.  There are blogs, television segments and “expert” advice all over the place covering this topic – and there are a variety of ways to cut costs for your big day, but there is one simple adjustment you can make that will instantly cut the cost for…

Men’s Wedding Attire

Posted: November 11th, 2014

Golden Globe’s are Setting the Trend for 2014 Grooms and Groomsmen Wedding Attire We love it when a groom is confident enough to rock his own style – something fitted, something colorful, or the ever-classy bow tie.  Kicking off this year’s award season, the Golden Globes set the trends for fashion.  This time, we noticed the men – in bow ties.  Long gone are the sleek black ties..hello classic bow…

Ways to Save on Your Invitations

Posted: November 11th, 2014

Guest Blog: Invitation Cost Saving Ideas Cassie from How Inviting! gives her two cents on saving money when it comes to your wedding invitations… It has happened more times that I can count.  A new couple comes in for a wedding invitation consultation, sit down, and before the sample books even get opened, announce that they “do not want to spend much on invitations because they are just going to…

Definition of a Wedding Coordinator

Posted: November 11th, 2014

Why do you need a professional wedding coordinator when your venue manager, your photographer, your church coordinator and your DJ tell you they can handle everything??  Let’s be clear, what I do and what these people do are two completely different things.  I won’t go into what a wedding planner or coordinator does for you and why it is an advantage to you – this is really more about what…