5 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Wedding Game Plan

5 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Wedding Game Plan

So, they asked you to spend the rest of your life with them; you said yes, and now you’re both ready to take the leap and march down that aisle. Congratulations! You’re getting married!

As the butterflies settle, you may begin to notice how stressful and confusing planning a wedding can actually be. Chances are, this is your first (and last!) time planning such a perfect event like your wedding, but knowing how to properly plan your wedding can be daunting (to say the least!). Many couples who seek my advice often begin with, “We have no clue where to start!” In an effort to help ease common concerns about your wedding game plan, I’ve developed a list of 5 simple tips which will help you plan your perfect day.

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 – Celebrants, Doughnut & Glass Marquees Anyone?

Top Wedding Trends – 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!

Your Wedding Budget Breakdown: How to Stay on Track and in Control

Your Wedding Budget Breakdown: How to Stay on Track and in Control

Wedding budgets are often one of the more significant points of content when it comes to planning one’s dream wedding, and with all of the various aspects of pulling off an epic day, your budget can quickly spiral out of control. A “quick fix” to this issue is having a game place in place to help you take control of your budget, but how do you actually stay on track?

If you’ve ever asked yourself during your wedding planning process..

  • How much is truly enough?

  • How will I afford everything I need (and want) for my wedding?

  • How do I plan accordingly for every expense?

  • Do I need a “parachute” in place in case things get carried away?

Then this brief yet helpful guide will be of benefit to you when it comes to breaking down your wedding budget and staying in control of your finances.

Here are few tips for keeping your wedding budget under control.

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:

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?