7 things about DIY Weddings that no one will tell you

DIY weddings are incredibly common for lots of reasons, including budget, style, preference, or just because you’re crafty and want to do everything yourself! A DIY wedding sounds like a good idea at first, but once you get into the specific aspects of planning a wedding,  you may start thinking twice about your decision to do […]


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Wedding Registries: How To Choose What To Register For

I remember when I first got engaged, and my mom kept asking me if my husband (then fiance of course) had registered yet. I didn’t really see much of a point to it at the time, but now I most definitely see the benefits! The beauty of having a wedding registry is that you can […]


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The Biggest Wedding Planning Mistake You Can Make… and How To Avoid It!

I may be a wedding blogger, but I do know a thing or two about weddings, since I used to plan and design weddings. I worked with brides, parents, and even grooms, and yes, it was trying and stressful at times… but it always ended up being more rewarding than anything else! And through it all, […]


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10 Destination Wedding Tips You Must Know!

From the incredible opportunities for photos to the once-in-a-lifetime chances to introduce all of your favorite people to your most treasured locations, there are so many reasons why you may be thinking about hosting a destination wedding. And, we can safely say we love them all! However, the road to a destination wedding can at […]


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101 Things a Wedding Planner Will Do That You Would Never Know About

So some of you may or may not know that I used to be a wedding planner. It’s why I talk about wedding planning things all the time. ;) I do also still coordinate weddings with friends throughout the year, and one wedding this past spring was a doozy. There were SO many things that […]


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Why You Shouldn’t Rely On The Average Cost Of A Wedding

In my time in the wedding world, I’ve noticed lots of talk about the average cost of a wedding- both online and offline. The thing about this is that every wedding is different- just as every couple is different- so it’s really quite difficult to make an overarching “average cost of a wedding” statement. Today […]


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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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