Real Brides Spill - The Worst Advice They Received

Real Brides Spill - The Worst Advice They Received

The dreaded wedding advice! No matter where you are at in your wedding planning process, people seem to like to shower you with their words of wisdom. Good or bad.

Recently I sat down with a few of my past brides and grooms and asked them about some of the BEST advice they had received while planning their wedding and blogged about it here.

And because I couldn’t resist, I also asked them: “What was the WORST advice you received while planning your wedding?”

Here’s what they had to say:

WORST WEDDING ADVICE

Simple Wedding Invitations That Will Wow Your Guests

Simple Wedding Invitations That Will Wow Your Guests

Wedding invitations are the first introduction to your wedding and tend to set the tone for the entire event. They let your guests know how formal or casual the wedding will be, along with housing all of the necessary details. If the ceremony will be held indoors or outdoors, where the reception will take place, etc. Guests will expect to see the vibe they were given by the invites, reflected at your wedding. It’s like a sneak peek into what they will experience.

You may also be trying to decide if you are going to have someone print your stationery for you, or if you want to go the DIY wedding invitation route. Two of my absolute favorite places to shop for wedding invites are Etsy and Minted.

Whether you are looking for soft and muted, romantic, floral paper goods. Or bold, edgy, contemporary invitations with a modern twist, they’ve got you covered, and then some. With the option to have them printed or simply download a digital file and take them to your own local printer, the possibilities are endless and also work with virtually any wedding budget.

Here are just a few of my personal favorites.

Top Wedding Trends for 2018 – Celebrants, Doughnut & Glass Marquees Anyone?

Top Wedding Trends for 2018 – Celebrants, Doughnut & Glass Marquees Anyone?

How many magazines, blogs, and Pinterest boards have you gone through already in the run-up to planning your dream wedding? If you’re anything like me, probably hundreds!

Sometimes it can be overwhelming with so many options out there, and I love to get inspiration from all over the world, so I've asked our friends over at The Celebrant Directory, to put together a list of the top 7 Wedding trends that they are excited about for 2018. 

Here's what they had to say!

A Wedding Planner's Top 10 Fav Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

A Wedding Planner's Top 10 Fav Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

You have just asked your closest besties to stand up with you on your wedding day and now you are trying to figure out the perfect bridesmaid gift to thank them, one that will symbolize what the last several years of friendship have meant to you. No easy task!

As a wedding planner, I have seen many a bridesmaid gift exchanged. Here is a list of my top 10 favs:

Not planning the wedding you planned?

Not planning the wedding you planned?

You just got engaged and have been busy dreaming up the most beautiful of weddings. You start out with one idea, one color, one piece of inspiration. From there it blossoms, you furiously pin pictures of wedding cakes, bouquets, table settings and color palettes. The theme evolves and before you know it, it’s nothing like initial idea you started out with….it’s SO much better! It’s all part of the wedding planning process.

When you go wedding dress shopping you often leave with something completely different than what you set out to find. And that’s ok!

A shining example of this creative process is the lavender fields styled wedding shoot from Adorn Wedding Invitations.

Real Brides Spill - The Best Advice They Received

Real Brides Spill - The Best Advice They Received

It’s no secret; the moment you get engaged, people begin showering you with their words of wisdom, solicited or not.

This past year I sat down with a few of my recently married couples and asked them: “What is the best advice you received while planning your wedding?”

Here’s what they had to say….

How To Create a Themed Bridal Shower

How To Create a Themed Bridal Shower

If you have been following along, you know I’m a big fan of themes! Subtle or not, they can add so much to a wedding or bridal shower.

Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you, a fun tropical bridal shower from Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals….and I’m seriously gushing over it!

So how do you create a themed bridal shower you ask?

Win a Beautiful Wedding Bundle from The Wed Life!

Win a Beautiful Wedding Bundle from The Wed Life!

If you’ve subscribed to The Wed Life emails, then you are already receiving our freebies and know about our awesome Giveaway. But even if you haven’t - though we really think you should - you’ll be glad you stopped by, because we’re giving away a sweet bundle of goods and services geared towards making your wedding as wonderful as possible.

When you join The Wed Life Challenge, not only do you gain access to a wide range of resources and discounts for wedding vendors and services, you also get entered into our Giveaway!

Sounds pretty great, right?

We’ve partnered with brands who are just as excited as we are to give one lucky couple a bundle of awesome wedding goodies which you can use to plan your perfect day. When you enter our Giveaway, here’s what the lucky winner will receive!