Planning Your Guest List: Who Makes The Cut?!

Whether you just got engaged (congratulations!) or you’ve been planning your wedding for many months, your guest list can become your least favorite topic. In fact, a recent Facebook poll we did confirmed this! You and your fiancé likely have friends and family of your own who definitely need to make the list, while your parents likely […]

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How To Choose A Wedding Date

Shortly after celebrating your engagement and setting your budget, you will want to start considering various wedding dates. Unless you’re completely open with the rest of your planning process, we highly suggest having a few dates in mind before contacting vendors, purchasing your dress, or even deciding on your wedding style. Your date will guide […]

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5 Reasons To Not Start Planning Your Wedding Right Away

You’re newly engaged, you’ve celebrated your engagement, and by this point you likely cannot wait even one more second to start planning your wedding. But the thing is… we highly suggest you do!   The reason is simple: we want you to think before you plan. So, we’ve teamed up with a few fabulous members […]

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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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How To Celebrate Your Engagement (without driving your friends crazy)

[A note from the Editor: Hi friends! You may have heard that we’re celebrating our 5 year Blogiversary for the entire month of January with fun giveaways (see Instagram!) and special features. We’re starting our special features by celebrating newly engaged brides with a series of posts especially for those who are Newly Engaged! Throughout the next month, Carly and […]

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Attending Bridal Shows: What You Need To Know

It’s Bridal Show season y’all! I’ve been on both sides of a bridal show before, and I’ll be the first to admit that it’s kind of overwhelming- but exciting too! I of course have more experience being on the vendor side of bridal shows, and so I thought I’d share some of my insight about […]

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

So the other day, I had a newly engaged couple tell me, “We know that we don’t want to hire a wedding planner because we want to plan the wedding ourselves.” This statement has been on my mind ever since, and it has made me realize that there is still a huge misconception about wedding […]

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How To Plan An Engagement Party

The start of engagement season has officially arrived, and we’re already thinking slightly ahead toward celebrating an engagement… more specifically, how to plan an engagement party! I don’t know about you, but I will take any excuse to host or attend a party, and celebrating a newly engaged couple is at the top of my list (perhaps just […]

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How to know if a destination wedding is right for you

From the editor: Hi friends! So we talk all the time about what to do and when to do it when it comes to planning your wedding, but today I want to touch on something that I don’t think we’ve ever talked about here on ELD- destination weddings! A destination wedding is a whole other world […]

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5 Questions To Ask A Potential Wedding Planner

So you’re engaged? Congratulations! Once you’re done basking in the newly engaged glow, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of booking your vendors. If you are hiring a wedding planner (or even thinking about it), they might will be one of the first people you need to hire. Of course it’s always great to do […]

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