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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

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.

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….

The Most Effective Ways to Design Your Wedding Using Pinterest

The Most Effective Ways to Design Your Wedding Using Pinterest

Oh, Pinterest! What did we ever do before this digital giant on an inspiration board was created?!

Pinterest is one of the top social media platforms today which is used by millions around the globe to find inspiration, products, and design tips for virtually every project; from parties and weddings to corporate events and DIY projects. It’s undoubtedly one of the best resources out there which couples can use to source inspiration and ideas for their own wedding design, but it can also be a rabbit hole of information!

Don’t spiral down the Pinterest hole and become overwhelmed by the plethora of options and inspo! To ensure you use Pinterest effectively when designing a basic scheme or vision for your wedding day, try my top eight tips to help you truly benefit from Pinterest as a planning tool.

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: