Category: Planning


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The Wonderful World of Etsy

Etsy is a website that every bride should visit at least once to find the most unique handmade wedding items in the world. The company spans more than 150 countries and is comprised of artists who are selling their handmade goods online. Just about every bride I have worked with has used Etsy for some

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Bridal Shower Essentials

Some guidelines for all of you bridesmaids out there planning a shower soon… Invitations should be sent at least 3 weeks before the shower Don’t surprise the bride!!! Make sure she knows when it is so she can prepare and dress appropriately (just don’t give her all the details so there is still some mystery

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Staying Organized to Eliminate Wedding Stress

Had a great meeting with a bride this weekend… it got me into wedding mode! I’m sure lots of you out there are in wedding mode as well. As you get closer to your wedding day, you will likely start to feel all those butterflies and worry about things going perfectly. All those little details

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Having a Winter Wedding

While the summer is peak wedding season, there are a whole bunch of reasons why having your wedding in the winter might not be such a bad idea. Of course the weather is always a factor… but if you don’t have a lot of traveling relatives then why not? Thunderstorms are a risk for outdoor

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Interviewing Your Vendors

This afternoon I had a lovely meeting with a bride-to-be about the possibility of being hired as her wedding day coordinator. She asked me some really great questions, one of which was “What happens if you are sick on the day of my wedding?” I had to stop and think for a moment because that

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How To Create a Budget

So you’re newly engaged and just beginning to think about putting the pieces of your dream day together. What to do first? Well it’s important to start with a realistic budget so that you don’t get carried away. There are budget calculators of all kinds on the internet and in bridal handbooks, but I find

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Bridal Show Time Saver

One of the smartest things I noticed at the “Bridal Extravaganza” was that several brides had created return address sticker labels with all of their contact info. Rather than standing there filling out raffle slips at just about every table, they were able to just peel off a sticker to attach to the slips. What

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Themed Weddings

Picking a theme is a great starting place for brides and grooms that really want their wedding to stand out. Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable for the guests, but lots of couples just pick colors to work with. Of course picking a color scheme is essential, but why stop there? Adding a theme

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And it begins…Bridal show season is here!

For those of you who got engaged over the holidays…. congratulations! This is a big time of year for engagements to take place and now the bridal bonanza begins. Many of you have already set dates and are now ready to begin planning the logistical details of your big day. One of the best ways

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