You’re engaged. Now what? Create a wedding Pinterest board, duh! I mean how else are you going to keep this wedding thing organized? Ok, so you head over to Pinterest, but now what? How many boards should you have? Should you invite people to your boards? Should your board be public or private? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Creating your wedding guest list is no easy task! What may start off as only close friends and family, can turn into pretty much everyone you have ever worked with, had a drink with, or even talked to. So where do you draw the line? Of course it’s different for everyone, but here’s a few tips we like to give our brides!
We received a phone call from a wonderful couple, who’s names are Lily and Brian, about eight months prior to their wedding date. They lived in California and were planning a destination wedding in Scottsdale, AZ at the Phoenician Resort. Instinctually, they knew they needed a wedding planner to alleviate some of their wedding planning stress that all couples get, especially when planning from afar. I had a great time speaking with them and learning what they had in mind for their wedding. They were extremely organized and had an incredibly detailed and accurate budget created right from the beginning. As a wedding planner, I can not stress enough how important it is to create a budget or have your wedding planner create a budget for your wedding very early on. This helps every couple stay on track and allows the bride and groom to make smart choices for what they really need/want on their wedding day. This also helps determine guest count and how many people you are able to invite to your wedding with out going over budget.
After all the new engagements out there we know you are all anxious to begin your planning so we wanted to put together something to help you with making one of the biggest choices of your big day…choosing a venue! It’s all so exciting and so much fun, but can definitely be overwhelming. Here’s a few things to ask yourself when narrowing down your options to pick the best one!
This holiday season we have had some pretty incredible weddings that we are still totally obsessing over! If you’re anything like us and have been absolutely loving all of the gorgeous wedding posts that have been filling your Instagram feed and Pinterest pages lately (thank you planners, designers and vendors!) you’re probably considering the ups and downs of having a holiday wedding of your own. Because we love everything wedding planning, and have heard and seen just about everything out there, we’ve put together a little Pros and Cons list with the most common things we hear!
At a wedding the first dance is usually a pretty big deal. It’s one of the first things you will do as the new Mr and Mrs, and the attention is all on you. Knowing this, many brides find that choosing the perfect song is no easy task! In hopes of making your song selection a little bit easier, here are some songs that are pretty perfect for the occasion!
Last week Pantone announced their color of the year, and for the first time ever they announced not only one, but two amazing colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity. One thing we love about the colors is that while they are amazing individually, they are even better paired together! Like Leatrice Eiseman from Pantone said,
With the holiday season upon us, we are just entering into what we, in the wedding planning industry, call “engagement season”. Between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, there is always a high influx in engagements and surprise proposals. Some sources say, as many as 40% of yearly proposals happen in these months. The reason being is this is the time when most families are together. It makes for a good opportunity for the person who is popping the question to ask for the blessing or approval of their significant other’s family. What better way to enter into the next stage of your relationship than to do it in front of your closest family and friends. As wedding planners, we LOVE hearing holiday proposal stories from our couples.