When to Save, When to Splurge: Part Two

Spend or Save AttireYes, you could let your dwindling wedding budget freak you out. But the alternative is much more fun. By making a few strategic swaps of higher end items for less expensive ones, you can help get your budget back on track without feeling the pinch. In fact, you might even get a rush realizing that it’s possible for you to feel like a million bucks on your wedding day without spending anywhere near that much. By simply knowing when it’s worth making a splurge, and how easy it is to save a few (or a lot) of your hard-earned dollars, you can plan a dream wedding that won’t require a move to the poor house after the “I Do’s!” (more…)

When to Save, When to Splurge: Part One

Spending and Splurging Wedding DressesIf you’ve recently sat down to develop your wedding budget and have started to book essentials like a venue and a photographer, you may be surprised how quickly that figure seems to be shrinking. You may even be fearful about how far your funds can stretch, considering how much more you have to do and plan. Thankfully, the experts can help you learn what deserves a splurge and where you can save, and that information can singlehandedly make you and your budget friends again. (more…)

Decorating Ideas for Corporate Events

Corporate Event Party SpreadHave you been delegated your company’s official party planner? If so, are you enjoying the task? Corporate parties can be a lot of work to arrange, but they can also be a lot of fun for your fellow employees and yourself, too, if you don’t let the logistics weigh you down. Once you’ve selected your corporate event venue, it’s time to start choosing décor. Luckily you don’t need to reinvent the wheel – or recreate the Eiffel Tower, for instance – in order to have a good time. Keep it classy and simple, and the party will sure to be a hit! (more…)

DIY Wedding Invitations

DIY invites red heartsThough cake testing might be more fun, designing and mailing your invitations is crucial to pulling off the wedding day of your dreams. After all, what good is a picture perfect wedding day without all your favorite people to share in your excitement? Thankfully, there are a lot of ways you can DIY your invitations. It’s a great way to add personality to the first impression your guests will receive, helping to set the tone for the entire day, and, done smartly, it can save some money as well. (more…)

Trending Now: Wedding Cakes and Cocktails

WEdding CAke TrendsMost every bride dreams of a beautiful wedding cake, as a centerpiece for her reception. But nothing says that beautiful focal cake needs to be three tiers, or white! As with most modern wedding trends, brides are now taking a more personal approach when it comes to planning their dessert tables, and their cocktails, too. Just remember, it’s far more important that you and your groom be well-represented in your wedding choices, than that you live by any one tradition. (more…)

Questions to Ask Before You Hire Your Wedding Caterer

Wedding Caterer QuestionsThere are a lot of logistics to work out, while planning a wedding. But few things may elicit as much excitement from your fiancé as when it comes to planning the catering. Since the food choices can make or break an otherwise great event, for both you and your guests, this is no place to skimp. It’s also not a place you want to take chances. If you’re worried about getting everything you need from your prospective caterer, knowing what to ask can go a long way. Just make sure you sit down with the caterer well in advance, so you can make sure you’re both on the same page when your big day arrives. (more…)

Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Your Bridesmaids

Inexpensive Bridesmaids FavorsDon’t you feel blessed that you will have all your best friends by your side on your big day? Where would a bride be without her most trusted pals? You probably want to honor your bridesmaids in a way that will make them feel special and appreciated for all their hard work leading up to the wedding. But if you’re like many brides, you may also be on the hunt for bridesmaids’ gifts that won’t totally bust your wedding budget. Lucky for you, there are a lot of ways to keep the costs down, while still honoring the women you’ve chosen to stand beside you and play witness to the most important day of your life. (more…)

Picking the Theme for Your Next Birthday Bash

Adult Birthday Party ThemesAre you about to celebrate a big birthday? Perhaps you’ve even waited a few years to throw yourself a blowout party. If so, your mind may be reeling with possibilities, or you may be feeling slightly overwhelmed by all the choices? Location, guest list, menu… there are a lot of decisions to be made. But a great birthday party should start with a great theme. And even if you feel you’re too old for napkins printed with cartoon characters, there are a lot of fun and age-appropriate ways to celebrate turning one year older. (more…)

3 Times You Shouldn’t Do It Yourself

The DIYs You Shouldn't TackleIt’s never been more trendy, or possible, to plan and pull off a fabulous DIY wedding. Thanks to sites like Pinterest, craft stores in nearly every city, and the abundance of online tutorials, artistic brides can tackle a number of projects themselves, both in an effort to save money but also to add a creative flair to their wedding days. But not every wedding detail lends itself to DIY. There are a few things that are just better left to the pros. Save yourself the time and sanity of tackling projects that are out of your DIY league, and you’ll be able to keep your focus on the fun stuff you can complete with ease.


Considerations for Small Wedding Venues

Considerations for a Small Wedding VenueIn your quest to find the perfect wedding venue, have you fallen in love with a beautiful but small wedding site? If so, you may have to get a bit creative to make it work, but that doesn’t mean you have to make any major sacrifices to make your dream wedding a reality, even in a small space. A few smart decisions early on can make all the difference, when trying to plan a wonderful wedding in a tight spot. (more…)