Wedding planning can be a stressful time, especially if you let it get to you. Read on for five ways to stay sane during your wedding planning process. 1. Have date nights with your partner where you agree not to talk about the wedding at all. You have to have some time together when you can talk about all the other important things in your life! 2. Schedule some time with friends. Whether it is a pedicure, a night out,… Read more »

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 »

From trolling the internet for wedding inspiration to reading wedding blogs to going to various friends’ weddings, there certainly are a number of ways for you to see and experience ALL the possibilities for your nuptials. In some ways, this is great — you’ll get tons of ideas! But in other ways, this can also be overwhelming and even cause you to question some of your own big day decisions. If you feel yourself playing the comparison game, here are… Read more »

You’ve planned every detail — from the menu on down to the sequined tablecloths. But for even the most organized, there will be surprises on your wedding day. During my years as a wedding planner (and drawing on my own wedding day experience), I know that there are some things that just aren’t talked about before the big day. Universal truths that we seem happier to ignore, acknowledge or are even aware of. To me, this isn’t a great idea… Read more »


If you’re not careful, wedding planning can consume your life. Okay, okay, we know that might sound like a pretty bold statement, but it’s actually kind of true: Once you start having dreams about which plates you should rent, or contemplating whether you should email the caterer a third time this week with yet another question, it’s time to take a break. You may feel like there’s too much on your plate to step back from wedding planning but, trust… Read more »

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In the age of the internet, social media pretty much creeps into every aspect of your life – including your wedding. If you’re hoping to avoid becoming an over-excited, over-sharer, it’s important to consider internet etiquette – or “netiquette,” if you will – when posting about your big day. So, here are nine little tips and tricks for managing your newsfeed (and in turn, everyone else’s). DO inform your VIPs of your engagement before posting on social. Before you officially change… Read more »


When you think about planning your wedding, you’re all like “So! Much! Fun!” Your partner? Not so much. Some people look at wedding planning like it’s a chore. When it comes to design, décor, and pretty details, they just don’t know where to start — and just don’t really care to know. And while the bulk of the planning will likely fall into your capable hands, you’ll still want your partner to be as involved as possible. Since, you know,… Read more »

The last few days leading up to your wedding can be a complete whirlwind. You’re going to be distracted by the arrival of friends and family and last-minute questions from your vendors. But before you settle into celebration mode completely, there are few final details you’re going need to cross off your to-do list to help ensure nothing goes overlooked. Here are 10 things not to forget the week before your wedding…you’re in the final countdown, after all. Pick up… Read more »

You’re getting married! While the love you share is the best way to express how much you care about each other, it never hurts to say “thank you” every once in a while. On the day of your wedding, show your fiancé how much you appreciate him/her with a small gesture of gratitude, whether it’s a handwritten note or a secret surprise at the reception. Here are 6 ways to give thanks to your better half for sticking by your… Read more »

You’ve made your guest list, and checked it twice…now you’re sure you’ve got the best crew ever coming to support you on your wedding day. You love them, and you’d like to keep them happy. Every guest is different, but there are a few time-tested touches that will leave even the most fickle guests grinning from ear-to-ear. Here are our top six suggestions…   1. Offer them a warm welcome. Guests are generally aware that you’ve been very busy with… Read more »