A Wedding Planner Does Not Plan Your Wedding… You Do!

There are SO many newly engaged couples out there right now, and if that’s you, the thought of a wedding planner has probably crossed your mind. If you’re like most couples, you probably immediately disregarded the thought, because you think it will be too expensive, or because you feel like this: “We don’t want to […]


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Engaged? The 5 Things You Need To Do First!

Okay, so I have a confession to make… it takes everything I have when a friend/acquaintance of mine gets engaged to NOT send them a message/email listing what they should do first, give them a full timeline of when to do everything, warn them about what not to do, and tell them to hire a […]


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Why You Don’t Want A “Pinterest Wedding”

  Remember when no one knew what Pinterest was? And when there was no such thing as a “Pinterest Wedding”?  I’ve noticed myself and others saying these things a lot, because when it comes to weddings, Pinterest can be both a blessing and curse. I first happened upon this “new thing called Pinterest” back in […]


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The 1 Thing That Has The Biggest Impact On a Wedding Budget

Recently, I was traveling and was with people who weren’t quite as entrenched in the world of weddings as I am. They were asking me questions about weddings in general, and I quickly realized that what is common knowledge to me isn’t quite as common to others. One of the common items I found myself explaining was […]


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When To Hire Your Wedding Vendors

A very common question that I hear from brides when they’re starting to plan their weddings is along the lines of when things should be done. Well, a large part of “getting things done” involves working with vendors, and therefore, the question then turns into “When to hire wedding vendors”.   The thing about hiring […]


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What A Wedding Planner Really Does

Having been a wedding planner in my “past life”, I often think back to the last wedding that I “officially” planned. It was a super amazing wedding, for a super amazing couple. I always say that if I had continued to plan weddings, they and my second-to-last couple were my absolute “ideal couple”. They had […]


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Why Do Weddings Cost So Much?!

[Editor’s note: If you haven’t noticed by now, wedding cost is something that I talk about a lot here on ELD. Part of the reason for this is because I was absolutely unaware of the true cost of weddings when I was planning my own wedding. The other reason is that when I entered into the […]


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Newly Engaged? 10 Steps To Start Planning Your Wedding!

Hi friends! “Engagement season” is here (Yes, we have a term for it), and I don’t know about you, but my Facebook page is once again starting to blow up with engagement announcements! There is so much love and excitement that surrounds a newly engaged couple, and I just absolutely love it! But then soon […]


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How To Create A Wedding Budget

Wedding budgets are THE most important aspect of a wedding. Of course your marriage is the most important aspect,  but when we’re talking about wedding planning, it’s your budget that gets the place of honor. One would think that it would be easy to create a wedding budget, but it’s something that there isn’t any kind […]


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Do You Need A Wedding Planner?

Today we’re answering a question about something that is close to my heart: “Do I need a wedding planner?” Yes my friends- you NEED a wedding planner, you DESERVE a wedding planner, and you should have a wedding planner. Every engaged couple NEEDS a wedding planner.  Planning a wedding is stressful, and no one should have to have any additional amount of […]


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