Those last couple of weeks before the wedding can really feel like crunch time, and I regularly hear from clients, “what am I missing?”. Most of the time all the big items have been checked, but I know they are really referring to the littler details that sometimes get missed. Everyone tends to focus on things like the photographer, the florist, the dress, the seating chart, etc. To help I have put together a list of 15 thing you may forget when planning a wedding… 1. Lightin
Creating a timeline for your wedding day can seem like a daunting task, but it is definitely a necessary one. As overwhelming as it may seem, this is one of those tasks, as an experienced wedding planner, that I can put together in a matter of minutes when taking into consideration some basic information. The best place to start is in the middle, with the ceremony. Then it is easiest to work your way backwards, before working your way forwards. When doing this, I want to give
Let’s face it, there is no way to plan for a potential wedding day emergency. If we did, it wouldn’t be an emergency, it would just be part of the plan. However, it is always a good idea to be prepared for one because things do happen. As a wedding professional, I make it a point to always have an emergency kit on hand for all events. Today I want to provide you with a list of items I like to keep in that kit so if the need arises, you can be prepared for yourself too. That w
Have you and your partner thought about taking dance lessons for your first dance? If so, I can give you a few different recommendations on great dance instructors! However, today I am not talking about learning a style of dance… no, today I want to talk about how much I love when couples create their own choreography to break into in the middle of their first dance. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the sweet and intimate first dances! I am typically in tears by the end.
Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has picked a color to represent the coming year. Each December the results are published in the Pantone View, which many florists and designers use to help guide clients and designs for future projects. The Pantone Color Matching System is a largely standardized color production system which allows different manufacturers in different locations to have a common reference to make colors match without having direct contact with each other
There is a first time for everything and whether you only get married once or more than once, most people are not wedding experts. I can’t tell you how many times I hear from clients, “I’ve never done this before. I don’t know what I am doing.” Have no fear! One of the many benefits of hiring a wedding expert is having a person by your side who HAS been through the process several times to guide you step by step. When I started this blog, one of the goals I gave myself was to
As December is flying by and we will shortly be closing out the decade, I want to take a look back at some of my craziest and most successful ‘Act of God’ wedding stories – proving why you always need a wedding planner because sometimes there are things that you simply cannot plan for and without a planner you will be left to handle them on your own. Have you ever heard or read the story about little 8-year-old Virginia who wrote to the New York Sun in 1897 wanting to know th
To have a seating chart or to not having a seating chart… one of the most common questions I seem to get asked. First of all, there is never a ‘right’ answer to this question. It all comes down to preference, vision and what is going to make YOU less stressed out. I hear all kinds of reasons why couples are waffling whether or not to have a seating chart… “My Uncle Bob and Uncle Joe had a big fight last Christmas and now they can’t even be in the same room together, I don’t w