wedding planning

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.

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 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:

How to Pull off the Perfect Wedding Ceremony

How to Pull off the Perfect Wedding Ceremony

When it comes to the wedding ceremony, most couples find this aspect of their wedding to be a complete mystery. The confusion of who stands where, who walks when, and who leads whom, remains to be seen. Questions you may not think to ask immediately can range from, “Who holds my bouquet?” or “What name do I sign; my maiden or married name?”

As a wedding planner, I’m often involved in the logistics of the wedding ceremony order. I’ve broken down the order for you to help eliminate any anxiety or confusion with a few helpful steps!