How To Help Your Photographer Capture Great Memories: Part Two

Wedding Photographer Tips 2No aspects of a wedding will last longer than the photographs or the memories. That’s why you’ve probably spent a great deal of time finding the perfect fit to photograph your big day. Once you have hired the perfect photographer, though, you’ll want to make sure he or she is able to produce the kind of images that first captured your heart. In order to do so, you may need to enlist the help of your wedding planner, and you may also need to be willing to put down the law with your pushiest, most phone-addicted relatives. Here are a few more ways you can help your photographer capture the memories of a lifetime, without being sidetracked by sideline shooters or unexpected tasks! (more…)

How To Help Your Photographer Capture Great Memories: Part One

Wedding photographer tipsAfter choosing a venue, and sometimes before, most couples make the big decision of who they want to invite alongside them on one of the biggest days of their lives, in other words, they hire a wedding photographer. But once they’ve done so, they probably assume the “wedding pictures box” can be checked off their to-do list, and they can move on with the rest of wedding planning. Even after you’ve found the perfect photographer, though, there are still some things to discuss and plan in order to help him or her capture all those priceless memories on your big day. Here are our best tips for working with your photographer to make sure such an important job can be completed to the very best of his or her ability, unhindered by drunken guests or insanely late ceremony times. (more…)

Wondering What’s Trending for Weddings In 2016?

Wedding Trends for 2016While trends should not dictate what you plan for your wedding celebration, it can be fun to know what other brides are doing. You might even be able to find inspiration in their ideas. Plus, knowing what’s new for 2016 can also help you avoid choosing overly-used themes that may soon make your wedding feel dated. Here are some of the predictions wedding experts have set for 2016, and a few suggestions how you can use these trends to plan an event that’s stylish but still wholly your own. (more…)

Wondering When to Wed? Let Nature Be Your Cue

Wedding Date SelectionUnless you’re planning to marry on the anniversary of your first date, a major holiday or another special day to the two of you, it can be hard to settle on a wedding date. The possibilities might seem endless, or at least more than 300. But there are some cues nature can give when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding date. Since setting the date is one of the first decisions you’ll need to make, and one of the most important, settling on one quickly can make the rest of planning much smoother. Here are some tips for finding the perfect date for you and your love to say “I do.” (more…)

How To Have Happy Wedding Guests: Part Two

Happy Guests and BrideWe’ve firmly established that your wedding day should be the celebration of your fiancé and your dreams, first and foremost. That said, if you still want to have happy guests you’ll need to take their feelings, budgets and opinions into consideration. It doesn’t mean you should cater to 200 of your closest friends’ desires, but a little thoughtfulness can go a long way in ensuring your entire wedding is a success. After all, angsty bridesmaids or uncomfortable groomsmen will only zap the energy out of what should be a very joyous occasion. Here are a few more ways to keep the bridal party and all your loved ones happy leading up to your wedding day! (more…)

How To Have Happy Wedding Guests: Part One

Happy Bridesmaids Through Great Wedding PlanningYour friends love you, so of course they could not have been happier for you when you told them you’re getting married. But, if you would actually like to keep those special people happy with you, there are some important things to keep in mind as you plan your big day. While your bridal party and family will be there to support you through thick and thin, if you’d rather not try their patience during the planning process, here is what you need to know. (more…)

Want to Really Enjoy the Holidays? A Party Venue Can Help

Holiday Party Gingerbread HouseThe holidays are a wonderful time to gather with friends and family, and celebrate the warmth of their company and the end of another great year. Unfortunately, sometimes hosting all those loved ones can make a party seem more stressful than it is fun. If you’d like to enjoy the festivities, this year, without all the panic that so often comes with hosting a party, consider renting a venue, instead. Not only can you find a site with a perfect setting for your whole crew, you don’t have to worry about anyone crashing on your couch, either. (more…)

Let Them Eat Stylish Cake: Wedding Cake Trends for 2016

chalkboard effect wedding cake trendsIt may be hard for some brides to believe there are actually trends in wedding cake designs, but like all things, the cake world is shaken up every few years by something new and exciting. Of course, there is usually a blast from the past, when it comes to buttercream just like bridal couture. Everything old is new again, right? Whether you’re interested in keeping up with the current cake trends, or just curious what that even really means, here is what experts are predicting 2016 will look like, in cake form. (more…)

Where to Begin With Wedding Planning: Part Two

Wedding Planning Part TwoObviously, setting a wedding budget is an important first step when it comes to wedding planning. But, there are a number of other steps necessary to set the stage for a lovely wedding day, not to mention reduce your stress throughout the sometimes-grueling planning process. Just remember, you’ve already done the hardest part, by finding the man of your dreams. And now, with a little help from your friends, you’ll get through the planning to your big day, celebrating the start of your new life together as husband and wife. (more…)

Where to Begin With Wedding Planning? Part One

Wedding Planning ChecklistDid you recently become engaged, but aren’t sure where to begin with the wedding planning? It’s okay. Looking at a to-do list a mile long is enough to make anyone a bit anxious. Luckily, there are a number of resources – and people – that can help make the process a bit more streamlined and a lot less stressful. So, if you’re just embarking on an engagement journey, first, congratulations! Now, remember, you get to start planning the wedding day of your dreams. (more…)