Wedding guest lists are often the first thing that causes stress between families in what is otherwise a really exciting time. Headcounts either determine what is realistic within a certain budget or perhaps they dictate what a budget has to be in order to invite everyone. There is so much to consider when deciding who makes the final invitation list so without further to do, here are some tips and tricks I offer to my clients so they feel like they can manage that daunting wedding planning task.Read More
Unfortunately, our flaws can create conflict within relationships so as I’m talking about this, I’m bearing in mind that maybe there is a characteristic that is driving a wedge between you and your fiancé. Perhaps it’s putting a damper on the engagement and wedding planning. Be encouraged, though!
Just because we can’t change how we are wired doesn’t mean we can’t have healthy relationships. Being aware of our weaknesses can actually be our biggest strength.Read More
I’m often asked my opinion about doing video and I have to remind couples that it’s all relative. I don’t have the answer on how many times you may or may not watch it. Some really may watch it all the time and others, rarely, if only ever the one time. Will you have a little girl that will play dress up in mommy’s gown while watching daddy kiss mommy on video? I just really don’t know.Read More
Unfortunately, having the wrong expectations can really derail a wedding day. It's tricky to navigate so I want to share a few common things I see, which you can easily get on track once recognizing.Read More
Apologizing requires making a choice but having some strategies can help! Pride comes before the fall but our goal is to avoid that fall. Let's chat!Read More
So you want the best wedding singer that money can buy? Awesome. Here are some things you need to consider when you are talking to different bands, especially in relation to the venue you have booked. Any oversight in these items could alter your wedding budget or cause conflicts in your wedding day timeline. All of these things should be in band contracts but their importance is often lost on couples that haven’t done this before. That’s okay, I’m here to help with that. Here are six things to consider when hiring a wedding band.Read More
Each year, we reflect on trends of the year before and awe at what is to come. 2017 has me particularly excited. I had the pleasure of attending Wedding MBA in the fall and according to WPIC, these are the trends that are going to get all of your Instagram hearts and comments.Read More
Having had a few very young couples this year, I'm seeing the advantage they have going into marriage that some of us may not have had! Anna and Benjamin make this list and I wish them many years of fulfillment!.Read More
The combination of feeling equipped in my own marriage and having a unique audience of engaged couples has given me passion to speak about relationships! I want to talk about avoiding the pitfalls of engagement. I also want to present tools and resources that allow my couples to have open conversation and successful marriages. I think you all have known for a long time that I may plan weddings but it's always been about much more to me.Read More
Groomsmen gifts don't have to be cheese. Or forced! Or even the same for each guy.Read More
Who cares what your budget is.... your wedding will be awesome no matter the price tag! Don't let anyone tell you it can't be awesome. Sure, you may have to adjust that champagne taste on a beer budget but whatever, isn't craft beer all the rage these days anyway???
Today, I share about my wedding (on a lower budget) and the compromises I made to make that work.Read More
It's about attitude, not money. Come over and have some real talk with me. By now, you've learned I say what no one else is willing to say. It's a gut check, but it will save your relationships and sanity.Read More