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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Engaged? Don’t Do ANYTHING Until You’ve Read This!

Are you newly engaged? CONGRATS!!! I hope that you’ve had time to celebrate and bask in the newly engaged glow! Some time soon, the magazines and blogs are going to start calling your name, you’ll start getting annoyed by the “when are you getting married” question, and it’s going to be time to start planning […]

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What You Need To Know BEFORE You Start Planning Your Wedding

You’re engaged. Congrats! Now that you’ve celebrated your heart out, you’re ready and excited to start planning your wedding! But wait a minute- you’ve never planned a wedding before, right? And before you do something you’ve never done before, you usually do some research, right? Well weddings aren’t any different, and trust me– there are […]

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Creating A Wedding Day Timeline

Everyone says that the wedding day flies by… and well, that’s because it does! After months and months of planning, your wedding day ends up coming down to the span of a few hours. I mean, when you think about it, it’s kind of depressing crazy; you spend hundreds of hours planning all the details […]

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25 Must Have Wedding Registry Items

I’ve been married for a little over 7 years now, and as you all know, I frequently look back on the time in my life when I was engaged and planning my wedding. My engagement was a little different than most- I was getting married at the age of 21 to my high school sweetheart of […]

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