Sure, outdoor weddings look so lovely in pictures and the romance factor of saying your "I Do's" with your loved one in the open air, surrounded by nature sounds just dreamy. And it can be, but before booking that "perfect" outdoor venue, consider these questions. 1. What is your Wedding Date?
We live in the Mid-West, this means it can snow in November, reach the 90 degrees in May, and rain anytime at all. If you are betting that Mother Nature will be kind because it is
One of my favorite things about being a wedding planner is the great vendors I get to meet and work with. We have the rich opportunity to network as professionals seeking to learn about the couples needs and wants. The other week, I was fortunate to sit down with an up-and-coming St. Louis photographer to talk about all things wedding. Anthony Robinson is a St. Louis native who attended McClure North High School (You know you were going to ask.) and then the University of Cen
We have taken it upon ourselves selves to do some shopping research on our favorite place to find awesome wedding accessories to bring you this guide to alternative wedding florals that can save you hundreds of dollars off of your floral bill and allow you to allocate your savings to other needs. An bonus to these floral options is that they will preserve far better than your traditional bouquet. The Brooch Bouquet Not only is a brooch bouquet absolutely gorgeous, but they al
Once upon a time the idea of a hiring a wedding planner was just for the rich and famous, however, times have changed and with many couples too busy to put together their perfect day, the need for a planner has become more common. While planners are now more accessible, many couples want to be very involved in planning their day, or can't allocate the budget for full planning services. This is when a "wedding day" coordinator can be heaven sent. What is a "Wedding Day" Coor
1. Make a List:
Sit down with your fiance and decide which elements of the wedding are the most important to you. Start by listing out all of the elements that go into creating a wedding (venue, caterer, photographer, etc.) Next, each of you will personally rewrite the list but will place the most important elements at the top and work your way down. Then compare your lists to find out which things you both find the most important. The top matching elements will be those
Determine Your Dress Budget:
The typical amount to budget for attire is between 8-10%. Keep in mind that "attire" includes the grooms tux, the dress, alterations, veil, and undergarments. Small budget wedding? Don't fret, no matter what your budget, there are gorgeous dresses for every budget out there.
Planning Your Shopping Day:
A typical salon appointment is one and a half hours and I suggest booking no more than two or three in a day. Otherwise, you will overwhelm yo
Interracial weddings involve blending two sets of traditions that are equally important. Planning a wedding is stressful enough when both sides of the family can't decide on basic elements, but when you add different cultures and traditions for weddings, it can seem overwhelming.
Keep your sanity and relationships in tact with these 4 helpful planning tips.
So, in order to successfully plan your interracial wedding you should talk and let each other know a
Wedding planning is tough enough with just the two of you trying to decide on details, but when the family is involved in the planning, it can seem downright impossible to please everyone. You are a young, fun-loving couple and you want to incorporate this into your day. However, your families want a beautiful traditional wedding like they had. In order to keep both sides happy, there are some subtle elements that can be added. Consider these seven suggestions. Attire: Add
Many couples mistakenly think that hiring a DJ is as simple as asking the DJ at their favorite club if they “do weddings.” In many cases that DJ will gladly get a substitute in order to take your “better-paying gig.” This sounds like a great score for the couple who enjoys the DJ’s music selections each weekend. BE WARNED…There is a big difference between an experienced wedding DJ and an experienced club DJ. The requirements for the night at these two venues are very diff
Even the most simple weddings are expensive. This is especially true for brides who are looking for anything more personalized than the prepackaged wedding supplies from the big box craft stores.
Fortunately, wedding flowers are one area where a little craftiness could save couples hundreds of dollars, and give brides a breathtakingly unique bouquet.
While it is easy to make simple bouquets with real flowers, the benefits of using artificial and dried flowers might make