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What you should know before you start your DIY wedding planning

Disclaimer: This is not a blog about the perils of do-it-yourself wedding planning and then suggest you need to hire a wedding planner. Nope. This is about what a DIY wedding is – to you, to others, to me, and...

Wedding Stress – 3 Best Ways to Deal with it

Wedding stress or overwhelm or anxiety – whatever you want to call it, happens to the best of us. And when you are a bride-to-be it can come at you in various ways and times throughout your planning. It could...

3 Tips to Reduce Wedding Overwhelm

Wedding overwhelm is real. And it can happen to any bride-to-be no matter if you’re planning a small or huge wedding. And it can happen at different stages of the wedding planning process.  I think it’s fair to say that...

Wedding Style – Why it should matter to you

Will your wedding style be modern, vintage, or something totally unique? Before we even decide on a theme, you need to look at who you and your fiance really are - your style. With so many options out there, it...

6 Tips for writing your Wedding Thank you’s

The other weekend, friends of ours were over for dinner. Over the course of the evening, Dave* mentioned that he had still not received a thank you note from his grandson and wife from their wedding in early fall last year.  He...

How to have a Debt-Free Wedding so you can Enjoy your Day!

Want to have a debt-free wedding? Read on..... Do you know the first question asked by vendors after "what is your date?" when talking to couples about their wedding?   ….What is your budget?  And the most frequent answer?  Not sure or...

Doing this will make your Wedding Planning Easier

You're getting married. YAY!! Everyone wants to help! OK, Good. Everyone has an opinion! OK, maybe not so good. Things are becoming overwhelming and you just want to run away. And you are just getting started! That wasn't what you...

5 Wedding Venue Planning Tips That You Need to Know Now!

Wedding venue planning is not as simple as choosing where you want to hold your reception. If you need help with that, How to choose the right wedding reception venue is your first read.  I talked about the things to...

How to Chose the Right Wedding Venue for your Reception

When you start to plan your wedding, picking your wedding venue should be right up there near the top of your first decisions to make. Your venue sets the tone for your wedding. And know up front that this is...

3 Ways to Get your Wedding Guests to RSVP

One of the major frustrations I have heard from brides is getting their guests to RSVP. What’s with that anyway? ‘I’m getting married, you’re invited, why can’t you confirm (tell me) that you are going?” Seems simple enough. Part of...

The Ups and Downs of Wedding Planning and How to Get Through it

Hey, I heard you're engaged.  That’s terrific news!  Bask in that moment and make it last as long as you can before the wedding planning challenges take over. It’s not going to be all sunshine and lollipops as you get...

Engagement Parties – Are you having one?

Engagement parties can be a fun way to announce and celebrate your engagement, but not everyone has one. The following blog comes from the Emily Post Institute on Etiquette and more precisely their  Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, 6th edition Engagement parties occupy...
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