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The Best Wedding Planning Decision You Could Ever Make

So in case you weren’t already aware, I used to be a wedding planner. I planned weddings, designed weddings, and busted my butt at weddings. Before blogging full time, I was in the thick of everything having to do with weddings- which is also why I share wedding planning tips and advice so often here […]

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The Truth About Creating A Wedding Budget

If you are one of the lucky ladies to get engaged recently, I’m sure you’re soaring on cloud 9 – and you certainly should be. But, I’m sure you’re also excited and ready to begin diving into the planning process, right? You’ve started searching Pinterest, reading wedding blogs (isn’t ELD the BEST?!?!), seeking advice from […]

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How To Have Awesome Engagement Photos

One of the things that I was super excited about when it came to wedding planning was taking engagement photos. But it was also completely unknown territory to me. We had never had professional photos taken before, and so many questions came up as we were preparing for the session. What should we wear? Should […]

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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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How To Inquire With Wedding Vendors

This may sound really silly, but when I was planning my wedding, I had no clue about how to inquire with wedding vendors! (Given, this was also a few years ago, and I know it’s crazy to think about, but websites and email weren’t quite as easy as they are today. Y’all are SO lucky […]

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Wedding Budget 101

Recently here on ELD, we talked about the truth of what weddings really cost. Since then, I’ve also spoken to quite a few brides who weren’t sure about how to create their wedding budgets.  So to continue our discussion about what wedding costs and budgets,  I thought we could chat more about wedding budgets in general- because […]

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5 Tips To Help You Tackle Your Guest List

Establishing a guest list is one of the first things that you have to do when you start planning your wedding, since you have to know how many people to budget for and what size venue you need, among many other things. And as we’ve discussed before, the BIGGEST budget determinant when it comes to a wedding is […]

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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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How To Choose The Right Wedding Planning Service

Hi there lovelies! For those of you who might have missed it from past posts, I’m a wedding planner- and today I want to talk about the different services that planners offer, and how to choose what will suit you. I know that not all of you will choose to hire a wedding planner, but I […]

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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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