The Truth About Wedding Insurance, And Why It Is A Wise Investment In Your Big Day

An important wedding planning task that we always advise our clients to do is purchase wedding insurance. I thought it would be helpful for my current clients, future clients, and anyone else reading this little blog to talk about wedding insurance. I know it isn't a sexy topic, but it is something every bride and groom should be informed about!

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What Is The Difference Between A Wedding Planner And A Wedding Designer?

I often get asked during consultations, “What is the difference between wedding planning and wedding design?” In our industry, I think the two words get confused with one another on a regular basis. You might hear planners calling themselves designers, and vice versa. You can offer both, but - in my opinion - they are fundamentally different services.

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Why I Believe Your Wedding Invitations Shouldn't Be An Afterthought - And How To Save On Beautiful, Custom Invitations

Your wedding invitations are one of the few physical items that you will have to remember your wedding with. They are also the first glimpse your guests have into your wedding design. Today, I have listed a few reasons why I believe your invitation suite shouldn’t be an afterthought, and ideas about how to afford keepsake worthy invitations without breaking the bank.

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Planning An Atlanta Wedding? 5 Tips On Navigating Your Nuptials In Atlanta

I cannot tell you how many times I hear from current or potential clients that they were shocked to discover xyz about planning their wedding in the city Atlanta. I am so lucky to serve couples in an area with a booming wedding industry, but it took me some time at the beginning of my career to learn the ropes and make those important connections. Today I want to share with you 5 things I have learned during my time here in the Atlanta wedding industry.

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3 Manageable Ways To Improve Your Client Experience Today - Aisle Planner Feature

I was fortunate to guest blog for Aisle Planner last week about improving your client experience! If you aren't already familiar with Aisle Planner, it is the planning software I use to manage my client projects and to give my clients a streamlined and supportive wedding planning platform.

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Uh-Oh – I Overspent On A Vendor. Now What?

Ah, the dreaded budget. It is such a hot topic during wedding planning, and can cause stress to creep into the planning process. Did you know the average couple overshoots their budget by around 15% - 20%? If the damage is already done, I have some budget tricks to share with you today.

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Ask the Experts | Wedding Photographers Tell Us Random Things They Wish Their Couples Knew

Some of the most talented photographers I know are sharing their expertise on the blog today! I wouldn’t know where to begin when capturing & editing a wedding photo, much less 1,000 of them, so I was excited for them to boil down their top piece of advice for you. And let me tell you – it was hard for them to pick just one thing to tell you! Whether you have already booked your photographer or are still on the hunt, these folks have shared a ton of practical advice!

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How Will You Thank Your Wedding Party? 10 Ideas To Show Gratitude

Did you know that the average bridesmaid spends around $1,500 dollars just to be a part of your day? Groomsmen also spend quite a bit on bachelor festivities, travel expenses, and tuxedo rentals. Not only does your wedding party spend a lot of money to be a part of your wedding, but they also dedicate a great deal of time and energy to make your day special. How will you say thank you for their commitment and dedication to your wedding?

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What Is A Master Timeline And Why Do I Need My Planner To Make One?

I recently had a bride ask me, “My photographer has a timeline. My DJ has a schedule of events. My caterer has their timeline for food service. So… why do I need you to create a timeline, too?” Each vendor is the expert of their own individual timeline and amount of time they need during each part of your day to do their best work, but that doesn’t mean that they are necessarily communicating with the rest of your vendor team to make sure that the schedule doesn’t conflict. There needs to be a Master Timeline for seamless execution.

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16 Things You Need To Do On The Week Of Your Wedding In Order To Relax On Your Wedding Day

I remember arriving at the week of my wedding and thinking, “What do I do now?" I knew I had a ton of little tasks to wrap up, but my brain was busy (and mushy) and my emotions were high. Even the most organized people can feel lost during their wedding week! I had those bridal nightmares about forgetting to pay a vendor who then didn't show up, or that I showed up on the day of the wedding without my gown or another basic necessity. Basically, I needed a step by step checklist to make sure I was prepared and could relax during the day of my wedding. One that took the guesswork out of that final week and could allow me to organize those last minute to-dos. 

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Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue - Things To Consider As You Search

The venue search is one of the hardest processes during wedding planning. You are making an important decision about where you will get married, and you want to be sure it checks all of the boxes before you sign on the dotted line. Why? Because the venue can heavily influence your budget, the choices you make about your wedding, and the experience you and your guests have on your wedding day.

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Not Another Pinterest Wedding - 7 Ways To Design A Wedding That Is Totally And Completely You!

Let's be honest - I love Pinterest and I am sure you do, too! But I prefer to use my client's stories, styles, and personalities to design their weddings. My clients want weddings that will be the Pinterest inspiration, not copy it. Today I want to share 6 ways you can incorporate personality into your event! 

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7 Warning Signs That It Might Be Time To Hire A Wedding Planner

This one goes out to the brides and grooms who have landed on my website and are curious about whether or not they should hire a wedding planner. Planning a wedding is a unique experience to most people, but to wedding planners, it is what we do every single day. I have compiled 7 warning signs that it might be time to bring a planner in to help.

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4 Things To Do Right After You Get Engaged

You just said yes... now the fun begins! Are you excited about wedding planning, but unsure where to begin? If you want to get started on the right foot, here is a list of 4 ways to get the ball rolling so that you have a great foundation for the wedding planning process (and no--it doesn't start with your dream wedding Pinterest board).

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10 ways to blow your guests away so that they will talk about your amazing wedding for months and years to come!

Receiving an invitation to a wedding is a great honor! You have selected those friends and family members that mean the most to you, and you are so excited that they will all share in the joy of your wedding day with you. It is only natural for you to want them to have an amazing time on your big day! Read some tips I have gathered below about improving your guest experience, and be prepared to accept compliments for months and years to come about your amazing hosting abilities!

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6 Tips For Finding The Wedding Gown Of Your Dreams (And Staying Excited And Relaxed In The Process)

Finding your wedding gown is such an exciting process, and you have dreamed of wearing it since you were little. It can also be a very stressful process! Here are some tips to prepare yourself for gown shopping that will keep the experience fun and simple, helping you focus on making the decision that is best for you!

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6 Questions To Consider When Setting Up Your Wedding Budget

When I first sit down with my couples to start the planning process, I ask them a series of questions that will help me customize and optimize their wedding budget, and today I am going to share some insight on preparing the wedding budget with you.

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