Posts tagged Wedding Planning
Wedding Planning For Beginners- From Engagement Ring to Wedding Ring

Wedding Planning can be a very exciting time, or it can be your biggest stress.  When your wedding day comes and goes, make sure you look back on this time as a fun and memorable experience rather than something you are hoping to forget.  Here are some frequently asked questions to take you from Engagement Ring to the Wedding Ring with ease!

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How to Plan a Wedding in 6 Months or Less

You’ve probably noticed that all the wedding planners online start at 12-18 months to plan. This can be quite overwhelming when you don’t have that much time to plan your own wedding. But, we are here to tell you, that it IS possible to plan a wedding in 6 months or less.  We have helped plan several weddings in less than the “normal” time frame, and they turned out absolutely perfect. We are planning our own wedding with pretty much the same timeline, (even though we’ll have been engaged for a year and a half, come wedding day and have had lots of time...we only started really planning around the 6 month mark.)

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Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Southern California-Heritage Hill

We have been on the search for the best wedding venues in Southern California, and mainly have been searching for the best outdoor wedding venues in southern California. And we’ve found the perfect outdoor venue for the bride who wants to create her own dream day! It is the best unique outdoor venue in Temecula Valley, in a quaint town called Murrieta.

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Who to Invite to Your Wedding

Writing your guest list and figuring out who to invite to your wedding can be one of the most daunting tasks of planning a wedding. And yet it is probably one of the first things you should do when you start planning too. You’ll need to know how many people you are going to invite to your wedding before deciding what type of wedding you will have. There are many factors that go into figuring out your guest list, so we’re here to help you figure it out. 

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Everything you need for your Save the Dates

Ahh! We got our Save the Dates in from Minted and couldn’t be more excited!! This is all really happening and as soon as we dropped our beautiful Save the Dates in the mail, it became even more real. After we secured our venue in Southern California, the Save the Dates were our next step, so we could let family know to start making plans to come to our wedding. And ordering from Minted was such a breeze, and we ended up with everything we wanted! 

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Top First Dance Songs for your Wedding

Your First Dance at your wedding is a special dance as Husband and Wife.  It usually starts off the reception, and gets the party going.  Some couples have  a song dedicated as “our song”, in their relationship, so you can always pick that as your first dance song…  But if you’ve decided to use your special song while walking down the isle, during the ceremony, or some other time, you might not want to re-use it again.  Maybe your song just isn’t really a good “first dance song”, so you are searching for the perfect First Dance Song to use for your important dance at your wedding. 

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How to Choose Bridesmaid Dresses your girls will love

“Always a Bridesmaid…Never a Bride.” I’ve been in my fair share of weddings as a bridesmaid, and now its my turn to be a bride! You always hear horror stories of dresses the brides pick out for her bridesmaids, and I have experienced one myself.  Sometimes brides don’t necessarily think of their bridesmaids wants when picking their dresses, but now, some brides are much better at allowing their Bridesmaids to choose their dresses or at least give some input.  I always wanted to be the bride who let her girls pick a dress they would love and feel beautiful in…and most importantly comfortable.  So, when Amsale reached out to work with us, I was over the moon, because I fell in love with their styles, and I could see a perfect dress for each girl.  

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Finding your perfect wedding venue

It’s Wedding Planning time! You got engaged, celebrated and enjoyed the moments, and now you’re ready to plan the best day of your life. If you’re following our wedding planning checklist, it’s time to find your perfect wedding venue. 

Your wedding venue can be one of the most important things you will decide on, that will help set the feel for the whole day.

B and I knew right away that we would want an outdoor wedding in Southern California. But, we also didn’t want all inclusive, because we wanted the freedom to plan the day we wanted. So we went searching, and were so excited to find a brand new and upcoming DIY outdoor venue in Southern California, Heritage Hill in Murrieta. We can’t wait to share all the details with you!

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Best Amazon Wedding Veils for Cheap

Ever wonder about buying your Wedding Veil on Amazon?!  There are so many things you can buy on Amazon to save you money!  However, buying things online can be scary...sometimes its hard to know what you're going to get.  But with the crazy prices some bridal salons are charging, brides are often wondering if it's even worth it to buy a veil.  Well, thanks to Amazon, (and lots of our research), we've put together a list of real brides who have had success with their Amazon veils.

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Bridesmaid Proposal Box Ideas

Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes are such a fun new trend.  Now that you’ve got your celebration on, with your own Bridal Box Subscription, and you’re getting use to your new bride status...it’s time for, what I believe to be, one of the most exciting parts of your wedding planning process...asking your bridesmaids to stand up with you as you say “I do”. Your bridesmaids are the girls in your life who are there for you during the crazy wedding planning phase. “Back in the day”, brides simply asked their girls to be bridesmaids, but now...there’s a fun trend to ask with a fun gift...also known as a “bridesmaid proposal.”  I personally love this trend, as I get to give my girls a special gift while I ask them to stand up with me as I marry my best friend. 

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How to Save Money on Your Wedding With Amazon

Looking to Save Money on your Wedding? Here are some awesome Amazon Deals to save you tons of money!
Is there anything you can’t find on Amazon? Amazon has everything from ebooks to Oreos. What you may not have considered though is that Amazon also has some of the supplies you need for your wedding. Everything from wedding invitations to candles can be found. Let’s take a closer look at things to order for your wedding on Amazon.

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How to Plan a Fun Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour...the dreaded in between time after the ceremony and before the reception. Weddings are always amazing and mostly full of excitement all around. As fun as it is to be a part of your friends or loved ones special day, the cocktail hour in between can seem to drag on while the Bride and Groom take their photos.  But, your cocktail hour does not need to be the most boring hour of the day.  


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6 Ways to Save on Wedding Planning

Getting married is absolutely one of the happiest times and events of your entire life. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most expensive. Unless your plan is to go the way of a simple courthouse wedding, you’ll find yourself with expenses that you didn’t even know were customary when it comes to weddings. There are so many things that go into a wedding that you don’t realize until you find yourself in the position of planning your wedding. A wedding dress, dresses for the bridal party, a tux, flowers, venue, catering, and drinks are just the beginning.

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Our Engagement Story

We're starting the New Year out with a bang...and a ROCK!! 

A quick little backstory about the day...I had a photo shoot booked in the city (in Chicago), with a photographer that reached out to me through the blog.  He was in town for the weekend, and asked if I was up to collaborate on a shoot.  I get a lot of random inquiries from people reaching out to me on IG or the blog…but this photographer had some really nice shots, and the timing worked out, so I decided to do a collab with him.  I thought it would be an awesome opportunity to get some nice shots of Bart and I in the city before he moves to California.  So we set it up for January 1st, which was the only day we could actually make it out to the city, since Bart had to work the next couple days.  

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