One of the biggest mistakes brides make when they’re ready to begin planning their wedding is not creating a realistic wedding budget. I know, you’d rather be thinking about cake flavors, or choosing a color for the bridesmaids’ dresses. And if you’re like me, you watch all those wedding shows on television and fall in love with all those expensive over-the-top wedding ideas. But unless you have a fairy godmother with a magic wand to make them all appear, you really have to set up a wedding budget that will suit your tastes…and wallet! Continue Reading »
You’re excited about planning your wedding, but as plans ramp up and your main focus is THE WEDDING, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and stressed out. To avoid wedding planning stress and keep the process flowing and your planning more joyful, we advise our brides to do the following:
Make realistic plans at the start. While you might dream of a celebrity style wedding, be realistic. This is accomplished by looking at who you are as a couple, how much time you have to plan, and how much money you’ll have to spend on this wedding. Continue Reading »
It may seem as though your wedding planning efforts have consumed your waking hours for months and it’s probably true. As the final weeks before your wedding day approach, now is the time to hold pre-event meetings with your wedding vendors to confirm the details. It is what our professional planners do and you should as well. Continue Reading »
It’s your Big Day! The day you’ve been dreaming of for so long is finally here! And you should be enjoying every moment of this magical day, not running around with a to-do list. Unless you’ve hired a professional wedding planner to help you with all of the details of your wedding, you really should consider accepting wedding day assistance from those friends and family who offer to help you. Continue Reading »
It’s that time of year! It’s bridal show season and we have a few suggestions for getting the most out of them.
1. Register before the show. Admission is usually discounted or free when you do this.
2. What to bring. Bring a notebook and pen to take notes, a camera, a calendar for setting up appointments, your wedding color swatches, a very large bag for carrying all the literature and freebies you collect, a list of questions you want to ask vendors, and printed peel-off labels with your name, address, email, and wedding date to use when signing up for mailing lists or registering for prizes. Continue Reading »