Planning The Wedding Yourself? Keep These 3 Tips In Mind

Planning The Wedding Yourself? Keep These 3 Tips In MindMany brides and grooms choose to plan their weddings themselves, either because of financial constraints or simply a DIY spirit. Either way, it is possible to plan a wedding with little outside help. You simply need to know where to start, and make smart decisions about how much you can spend, where you want to wed, and other key factors! (more…)

Do You Really Want a Long Engagement? Part Two

Do You Really Want a Long Engagement? Part TwoAre you and your fiancé feeling overwhelmed, trying to decide how long of an engagement you really need, or want? Financial concerns may be important in determining your wedding timeline. Deciding on a general idea of when you want to wed can help also. Whether or not you’ll have help paying for, or planning the wedding, may also factor in when deciding on a wedding date. But there are a few other important considerations to make, when trying to decide how long you should be engaged. That way you can accomplish all that is necessary during that time, and still get to your wedding day when you’re good, and ready! (more…)

Do You Really Want a Long Engagement? Part One

Do You Really Want a Long Engagement? Part OneDid your boyfriend turned fiancé propose to you over the holidays? If so, you may just now be starting the wedding planning process. While some couples go into their planning with a particular date in mind, most feel a bit overwhelmed by trying to decide both when to wed and where. Fortunately, we’re here to help. And we think that one of the first steps you should actually be asking yourselves isn’t when or where you want to wed, as much as how long you really want to be engaged. (more…)

Having a Hard Time Making Wedding Choices? This Can Help

Having a Hard Time Making Wedding Choices? This Can Help

Delicious casual foods beat out fussy, formal foods most of the time. So don’t be afraid to serve up your favorite fare instead of sticking to traditional wedding garb!

Pinterest is filled to the brim with wedding design ideas, many DIY projects you might feel empowered or even compelled to tackle. But what about the parts of the wedding you can’t DIY, like the food, or the music? Are you having a hard time deciding who to hire, or even what to serve and play? If so, don’t stress. Instead, look to your favorites to guide your decision making. That simple trick can help make wedding planning both fun and productive! (more…)

Unique Touches Wedding Guests Really Love

Unique Touches Wedding Guests Really Love

Having guests sign a globe is just one fun alternative to a traditional wedding guestbook.

Sure, the wedding magazines, and Pinterest, are filled with gorgeous ideas for your upcoming wedding. Your loved ones may also be full of sage advice, or not-so-subtle hints as to what they think your wedding should look like. Fortunately, we think the best way to plan a memorable and meaningful wedding is to let your own tastes guide you, and often that means shirking tradition in favor of choosing things that you really love! (more…)

Have You Budgeted for These Pre-Wedding Expenses?

Have You Budgeted for These Pre-Wedding Expenses?When it comes to wedding planning, one of the most helpful tools you’ll have is a carefully outlined wedding budget. That single item can help keep your spending under control, and also helps ensure you attend to every necessary detail. There are lots of helpful outlines online that help to indicate how much you should spend on key items, like your wedding venue, a wedding planner, photographer, etc. Unfortunately, many leave off a few key items that will need to be purchased prior to your big day. Have you set aside funds, or planned for these pre-wedding expenses? (more…)

How to Plan a Well-stocked Wedding Bar: Part Two

How to Plan a Well-stocked Wedding Bar: Part Two

A well-stocked bar is a wedding staple. Fortunately, stocking it doesn’t have to feel like rocket science.

When it comes to planning the perfect wedding reception, choosing whether or not to have an open bar can be a huge part of the equation. Not every couple feels comfortable with the idea of serving alcohol at their reception. But for many couples being able to share a glass of wine or toast of champagne is essential to the celebration! If you do want to have an open bar, it’s important to carry a good variety of alcohols, and to have plenty of them. That way guests are able to enjoy wonderful beverages throughout the evening. (more…)