Every couple who thinks about hiring a wedding planner wants to make sure the person is professional and qualified to plan their wedding. Having a planner by your side to navigate the sometimes murky waters of planning your special wedding day can help alleviate some stress and take some tasks off your shoulders. With that being said, many couples are left wondering how to choose the right wedding planner.Read More
Your Father Daughter Dance Song is a very important part of your wedding. If you’re anything like me, you might not even be able to get through these songs without breaking down in tears. The Father Daughter Dance is something very special between you and your dad.Read More
So many brides dream of having the perfect backyard wedding. The summer months and early fall are a great time to take advantage of nature’s beauty while you exchange your vows. With a few simple tricks you can make sure that your backyard wedding is everything that you’ve always dreamed about. Here are some tips to host the perfect backdoor wedding...Read More
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!Read More
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.)Read More
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.Read More
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.
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!
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.Read More
“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.Read More
So I just want to say before I go into bullets that I am very happy with our decision to do the sandals wedding. Our wedding team, our photographer, videographer, and the amazing ladies who did our hair and make up seriously made our day extra special. I have never been to a sandals resort before this but I will definitely be going back and I know that Sandals Grande St Lucian will hold a special place in my heart for the rest of my life. The wedding and the whole vacation itself was life changing and magical. I wouldn't change it for the world.Read More
1. Embrace the Nerves
My girls and I got ready in the venue and had tons of snacks to eat the morning of, while the others were getting hair/makeup done. It was a very emotional morning, I was sooo nervous and kept crying and shaking… but as soon as we were pronounced husband and wife all my nerves instantly went away!
When I got into my dress, I had only my mom and sisters in the room with me which I loved, and then we did a surprise reveal to my bridesmaids it was a really cute moment!Read More
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!Read More
1. Accept help!
My wedding was absolutely incredible, and would not have been that way without the help of my family, friends, and even some strangers! I was 1,300 miles away throughout the entire planning process, so allowing help was not an option for me. We didn’t have a coordinator, but everyone pitched in to plan, set up, and tear everything down.
1. Have the wedding that speaks to you.
Canmore Alberta is our favorite cozy mountain town, and getting engaged on the top of a mountain there made it the perfect place for us to get married. With Canmore being an 8 hour drive from home, it likely wasn't a popular choice at first for many of our family and friends. Once we spotted the venue of our dreams, there was no going back, and we decided we would absolutely NOT settle on a different venue. Having a wedding in our hometown would have been the easy option, but we knew we would look back and regret not having the wedding of our dreams, in our favorite place.Read More
1. Set a budget and Secure your Venue and Photographer ASAP!
The most important step in wedding planning is setting a reasonable budget. There are many apps like “Wedding Wire” and “The Knot” to assist you with budgeting and wedding timelines. Be reasonable with your budget. The worst thing is to start off your new union in debt! When your budget is set, you have an idea of the type of Venue and Photographer you could want for your special day. Do your research but try to book early, as most places are all booked up months or even years in advance.Read More
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.Read More
1. Find your Budget! (and stick to it!)
As tempting as it is to just start planning, establishing a budget is an absolute must. Get everything out in the open with what you can spend and if your parents or future in-laws will contribute. If you aren't happy with your budget, maybe that means a longer engagement. But just remember that there is an AMAZING wedding for every budget.Read More
1. VIDEOGRAPHER- GET ONE!!!
Still photos provide an image of a moment in time, but wedding videos capture both movement and sound. With a wedding video, you’ll be able to hear your spouse gasp during your first look, your dad’s toast and your mom’s laughter. You’ll be able to watch your first kiss as newlyweds, your first dance, and your grandmother’s amazing dance moves. For as beautiful and artistic as still photos can be, they cannot capture motion or sound—which makes a wedding video a must-have.Read More