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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.

The Best Apps To Help Plan Your Wedding Day

The Best Apps To Help Plan Your Wedding Day

We live in a digital world and these days there are so many useful tools to help you plan your wedding. You can create a wedding website, set up a honeymoon registry or layout your reception floor plan with the click of a mouse. As a wedding planner, I’ve used many an app and have narrowed down a list of my personal favourites for brides and grooms-to-be.

Discover a few of my favourite apps to help you plan your wedding day!

How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Party

How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Party

Can we talk about your wedding party peeps?! Selecting your wedding party, though a no-brainer for some, can cause quite a bit of stress for others. You are, after all, choosing a smaller group of friends and loved ones to play a significant role in your special day - for some, that decision can be an anxious one!

If you are one of those people, I have a few solutions which can help you clarify how to choose your perfect wedding party. Let’s dive in!

It’s a huge honor to be selected as part of a loved one’s wedding party, so it’s important that you choose those who are nearest and dearest to you; for example, many choose life-long friends and family who they believe or feel will be beside them for many years to come. Consider the following:

A Wedding Planner's Top 10 Wedding Favors {Non-Edible Edition}

A Wedding Planner's Top 10 Wedding Favors {Non-Edible Edition}

It’s the end of the night, after a beautiful wedding, and what do you think is left on the tables? Yup, the wedding favors.

As a wedding planner I have seen my fair share of favors, the good and the not so good. Here is the list of my top 10 all time favorite. Give your guests something they would love to take home! Also, see last week’s list of my top 10 edible wedding favors.

1. Cactus, succulents, seeds – I love cacti, succulents and air plants. Mainly because they are easy to keep alive in my plant challenged house (ha!) but they are so pretty. Send your guests home with a little potted plants or seeds they can grow themselves. They will think back fondly on your wedding as they watch them flourish.

The Guest List Edit - Who to Invite (And Perhaps, Who Not)

The Guest List Edit - Who to Invite (And Perhaps, Who Not)

Who do I invite? And who can I leave out?

The notorious wedding guest list is a tough hurdle in the wedding planning process, and can often throw your plans off from the start. You find yourself worried about who to include; aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers. Will you be allowing children at the wedding? What about friends or family who bring plus-ones you’ve never even met? You may also have to take into account who your parents and future in-laws want at the wedding, or who they would prefer didn’t attend. You have to ensure your venue is large enough to accommodate everyone without knowing who is going to RSVP or how many will attend before booking.

In other words...what in the heck do you do?!