June 13, 2017

Open Bar vs Cash Bar

This can be a controversial topic, especially for couples who are on a budget or have friends and family that may take the open bar invitation to an unnecessary extreme. Regardless, my opinion on the topic stays the same. I am a huge advocate for open bar weddings rather than cash bar weddings. The way I see it, these are your guests and you’d never ask a guest to pay for a glass of wine […]
April 18, 2017

How to Handle Rain

With spring comes rain! Here’s my advice on preparing for the worst on your wedding day! Umbrellas Obvious reasons! Keep them at the front door before you hop in the limo. If it calls for rain, grab them and take them along. Photo locations Walk through the locations you’re thinking of using for photographs. Take note of the areas that are covered in case it rains. Backup Locations Always prepare backup locations if your first […]
April 11, 2017

Avoid Wedding Debt

Going into debt for your wedding can make each booking you make seem so much more stressful. There’s no need to put you and your spouse through all of that grief. Step 1 Look at your bank accounts and consider how much you are able to comfortably part with, without interrupting your safety net and daily expenses. Many couples have families that are interested in providing support for the big day. Whether or not your […]
April 4, 2017

3 Things to Include in your Wedding Speech

It’s scary to say a speech. All those eyes on you, ready to listen to every word you have to say. Before trying to gain some liquid courage, it’s important to write out a speech so you don’t miss any key points. Here are my tops 3 points to include in any wedding speech.   1. Gratitude 2. Something Special for your Spouse 3. Celebration     Visit us every Tuesday for more helpful advice […]
March 28, 2017

How to Request for a Kid Free Wedding

I know how controversial this topic is, but I really wanted to provide some options for couples who have made the decision to have a Kid-Free Wedding. Normally this request is either made by word of mouth or stated on the invitations. If you’d like to have it on the invitation, you can either make the announcement; politely, straight to the point or play the blame game. Here’s how:   Politely “We’re excited to give […]
March 21, 2017

DJ Service vs Live Music

Everyone wants their guests to have fun and enjoy the music at their wedding. Some couples prioritize this element of their wedding, while others prefer to focus their efforts in other areas. Whichever your preference is, here are the pros and cons for having a DJ vs. Live music. Live music Pros Set the tone Stands out from most other weddings Cons They will need to take breaks (the music will not be constant like […]
March 14, 2017

Escort Cards vs. Place Cards

Holy moly! This is a common question! Once upon a time, this used to confuse me as well. I had no idea what the heck the difference was between the two! After some time, I realized that the answer was all in the name.   Escort Cards As soon as you arrive at the reception, you will make your way over to a table full of cards. These cards have names of all the guests […]
March 7, 2017

When to Hit the Post Office

You’re sitting at work and can’t concentrate on anything because you’re stressed about your guests. Some have gotten back to you about their RSVP, while others seem like they’ve completely forgotten about your wedding. You think to yourself that maybe you sent out those invites just a little too early, and maybe they have forgotten, and maybe you should contact them.   STOP!!   Before you send anything out, here are some outlines for when […]