Is a Pricey Wedding a Waste?

Wedding planning starts as soon as the ring hits the finger. And yes wedding planning within a budget can be a challenge. One of the questions I get most these days seems to be why are weddings so pricey? Are we dreaming or have weddings become more and more expensive? In 2013 the average cost of a wedding in the US was just over $27,000. And on average a bridal couple spent between $18,000 and $32,000. And while reports say the majority of … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Wedding Day Emergencies

It has been said that your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But the facts are on this special day something WILL go wrong. And If I’ve learned anything it’s that no event ever goes off without a hiccup or two. As I always (always!) tell my friends don’t panic just be prepared. No matter the type of event, I am the self-appointed queen of Plan B’s and emergency kits. All it takes … [Read more...]

Three Wedding Trends We Can All Agree On!

Dresses, flowers and venues, oh my! With each and every new year comes an array of the latest and greatest wedding trends and must haves. And like with many things when it comes to weddings and trends no bride has to follows them all. This is the perfect chance for brides to learn about the newest trends, get inspired and then bring their own individuality and style to the table and incorporate what works best for them. In today’s world a … [Read more...]

Weddings and Wedding Pictures – Say Cheese!

Let’s face it; it takes a great deal of time, money and energy to plan weddings. When it comes to wedding planning there are so many crucial decisions to make and so many details to remember. The big ones include date, location, theme, dress, guest list, cake, what to serve and who to entertain and really the list does continue. At times remembering the bigger ticket items will cause the bridal couple to loose site of the smaller ones. Though I’m … [Read more...]

Planning a Wedding: It’s All in the Details

Okay, brace yourselves, but I LOVE everything involved in planning a wedding. Although not my area of expertise (I’m more about meetings and conferences) whenever a close friend or family member gets engaged, I tend to get that phone call. You know, the one that most planners are familiar with. The one that goes something like “I know you’re not a wedding planner but I was hoping you could help me out with a few things...” And I’m always happy … [Read more...]