Thinking about hiring a wedding planner to help with your big day? Other than the wedding day setup and coordination (which a day of coordinator can cover!), many of the wedding planning duties involve organizing big day logistics prior to the day. Photographer: Lara Hotz From finding your style to helping you secure the best vendors, here are five things that your wedding planner will totally take care of: 1. Helping you hone in on your style. Not so sure what type of… Read more »

I have seen how hectic and overwhelming the getting ready process can be for brides. Establishing a beauty timeline is essential for creating a stress-free wedding day. Below are my top ten tips to keep things on track for your hair and makeup before you say “I do.”   Photography by: I Love Wednesday   1. To ensure that everything runs smoothly on your event date, be sure to schedule a consultation and trial session with your makeup artist and… Read more »

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Choosing the right wedding florist can make all the difference at your event. Researching wedding vendors can feel totally overwhelming; there are so many options (and so many dollars!) involved, and in many cases, you’re shopping for something completely new to you. So here are 4 basic things you should know before booking your wedding florist. Photographer: Michelle Fiona 1. Should I look for a florist that focuses specifically on weddings and events?  A lot of retail florists just don’t… Read more »

Yes, photos are one of the few things from your wedding that you’ll actually have forever. So, on top of finding a wedding photographer you absolutely love, it’s definitely worth doing your part to make his or her job as easy as possible! While any pro will come with heaps of knowledge and experience, here are six things you can do to help things go smoothly. Photograpy by: Frank Farrugia 1. Plan your timeline with lighting in mind. Any photographer… Read more »

Wedding Videographer

If you’ve done your research on whether you should hire a wedding videographer, you already know that the main pros of a having a wedding video are playing back your day in motion and being able to listen to the audio. While the reasons below might not pop into your head immediately, they are definitely great points to consider when making your decision.    Photographer by: Frank Farrugia 1. Your failing memory Think about it: how much do you really… Read more »

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So you want to set the right tone for your big day with your wedding invitations, but you don’t have a big budget. Don’t sweat it! There are plenty of ways to get gorgeous invites without breaking the bank. Here are 10 ways to save big on your big day stationery.   1. Make your own invitations.  If you have a great printer at home, you’re halfway there! Browse wedding blogs or online stationery stores for gorgeous free invitation templates that can… Read more »

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What do you get when you combine an overwhelmed bride, a bunch of her besties (hello, big personalities…), and the stress of wedding planning? The potential for conflict….To avoid a bummer backlash, be wary of the eight most common bridesmaids fights. Here are 8 common Bridesmaids flights and How to Avoid Them 1. Dress Dilemmas. Of course, everyone wants to look their best on the big day, but that likely means something different to all involved. If your crew isn’t… Read more »

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This may come as a surprise, but there’s NO rule saying your wedding has to include dinner and dancing. Busting a move might feed a little odd at a mid-morning brunch reception or if your celebration is super intimate, for example. Or, maybe you and your spouse-to-be just aren’t that into dancing. That’s totally OK!  There are plenty of other entertainment options to consider for your big day. Before we get started, here are a few tips. First, pick activities… Read more »

It happens sometimes… a falling out with a friend or family member. But when things have gotten too hot to handle with someone you’ve invited to the wedding as a guest, is it ever okay to go back on an invitation? If you’ve sent the Save the Date, received the RVSP, and now you’re not sure you want the person at your big day, what’s a someone to do? We’ve got a few tips for navigating these tough questions when… Read more »

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Wait! Before you say yes to that beautiful dress, there are some super important factors you need to consider… Here are few questions you’ve gotta ask prior to purchasing your big day gown.   1. Will this dress be appropriate for the season? Make sure to consider your wedding date when picking out the dress. You might fall absolutely in love with a dramatic brocade number, but if you’re getting married in the summer, will you wilt? (Probably.) 2. Is… Read more »