Tips for Planning the Perfect Retirement Party

Retirement Party PlanningPlanning a retirement party, whether it’s for a loved one or just a beloved coworker, can be a lot of fun, or a lot of stress, especially if it’s meant to be a surprise. But, you don’t have to spend months sweating out every last detail in order to host a great soiree. Instead, making a few smart decisions early on, and enlisting help as needed, can help make both the party – and its planning – much more fun for you and the guest-of-honor! (more…)

How to Create a Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Wedding Day Emergency KitEvery bride hopes for the best when it comes to her wedding day. She wants to believe the stars will align, or the sunshine will come out, and that the day will go perfectly, from start to finish, like all the fairytales from her dreams. But, most brides also realize that something is bound to go wrong on such a big day. What’s more tragic than a little rain, or other unforeseen emergency, though, is failing to plan for them. Thankfully, seasoned wedding experts have offered a great deal of advice when it comes to planning for a number of minor emergencies. Their tips can help you show up knowing you’re ready for anything, so you can focus your energy on what matters most: marrying the man of your dreams, rain or shine! (more…)

Trending Now: Unique Guest Book Ideas

Trending Wedding Guest BookEven though it is called a guest book, you don’t have to stick with a traditional album for collecting signatures and well wishes on the day of your wedding. Modern brides have come up with a myriad of creative ways to capture their guests’ names and notes. From thumbprint paintings to signed rocks, your guest book is actually a great way to incorporate your interests and personalities into your wedding celebration. Remember, no tradition is too sacred to shirk when it comes to creating a wedding that’s meaningful to you and your soon-to-be-spouse! (more…)

Tips for Creating a Wedding Budget

Wedding BudgetingThere are fun parts of planning a wedding, and then there is the budget. Unless you’re a huge fan of math, you may not be looking forward to tracking your spending and sticking to a wedding budget. But whether you’re working with $3,000 or $30,000, setting a budget can help make sure your wedding day is the stuff of dreams, and that you don’t have to live in the poorhouse with your new husband when it’s over. Best of all, by establishing your wedding budget early, you can spend less time worrying about the money you’re spending, and more time planning for your beautiful day, and the wonderful life you two are starting! (more…)

Choosing the Best Venue for Your Quinceanera

Quinceanera VenueIt can be hard to plan a big, detailed event when you’re also excited about celebrating your birthday. You may be much more interested in finding the perfect dress and practicing your dance moves, than selecting a venue for your party. But, it is important to find a location that will help set the tone for your quinceanera, and knowing what exactly you’re looking for can certainly help. (more…)

Creating a Realistic Wedding Day Timeline

Wedding Reception TimelineNow that we have established you should create a wedding day timeline, it’s time to talk more about what that might look like. Many brides are a bit too optimistic when it comes to scheduling their big days. Underestimating how long preparations and various events will take, can seriously push back your departure time, not to mention leave your guests feeling anxious waiting for that delicious cake you selected. By talking with your wedding professionals you can help set a realistic timeline that will keep everything – and everyone – on track during your big day! (more…)

Do You Need a Wedding Day Timeline?

Wedding Planning TimelineIn all the chaos of planning a wedding, it can be tempting to backburner anything that seems like a formality. A wedding timeline might make this list, but it’s far more important than you many brides realize. Not only can a timeline help the people you hire live up to your expectations, it can also help your family and bridal party know when and where they should be. Having a timeline on paper – and everyone’s smart phones – can save you a great deal of stress on your wedding day. So don’t delay, or overlook, this very important to-do. (more…)