wedding invitations

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.

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.

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?!