Is a Wedding The Same As a Party? The Truth About “Wedding Markup”

There have been some whispers going on around the web about the words “wedding markup”, thanks to a recent news story that aired recently, comparing a wedding to a party. While I’ve discussed this topic before (Read: Is The Wedding Industry Scamming You?), I wanted to go ahead and touch on it once again, but […]


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5 Reasons To Hire A Professional For Your Wedding, Not A Friend!

Today we’re talking about something that is near and dear to my heart- hiring professionals for your wedding. One would think that hiring professionals would be a no-brainer, but this isn’t always true. Sometimes you just want to spend as little as possible, and so you resort to trying to find “alternatives” for the usual wedding services. And […]


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7 Common Wedding Myths: DEBUNKED

Some of you may know that one of the big reasons I started blogging back in 2009 was to help other brides- because I myself as a bride felt like there was so much about weddings that I wish I had known. I remember being on my honeymoon, and realizing things that went wrong- things […]


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5 Simple Things Required of Grooms

Editor’s note: We are so excited to be welcoming our friend Evan from The Groom’s Guide to ELD as our resident groom expert! He’ll be popping in from time to time to share insights especially for the men who are such an integral part of the wedding day. He’s starting us off with the basics, […]


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9 Things You Need To Know About Planning Your Wedding

While you’re planning your wedding, there are so many details large and small that need to be decided upon. From guest count and venue selection to color palettes and how you will walk down the aisle, your to-do list of questions to answer may feel never ending. As you’re likely well aware by now, we’re […]


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Wedding Truths

Okay, it’s time for some wedding planning truths y’all! Some of you may know that I used to be a wedding planner and designer in a past life. And before that, I was totally and completely clueless about weddings, while at the same time, planning my own wedding. Needless to say, when I started out […]


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Wedding Room Blocks: What You Need To Know

Wedding room blocks are something that can tend to be an afterthought (and possibly a freakout moment) when it comes to wedding planning. It’s a little bit of an unknown topic, and often times you’re left to fend for yourself when it comes to figuring out the ins and outs… but not today! We’re sharing tips […]


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Do We Have To Feed Our Wedding Vendors?

Hi friends! Today we’re talking about one of my favorite subjects… food! Specifically- food, your wedding, and your vendors. Even more specifically, feeding your vendors this food that I speak of. :) All joking aside… whether or not you have to feed your wedding vendors might be one of your lingering, unanswered questions, and while the answer is […]


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How To Know When a “Wedding Planner” Isn’t Really a Wedding Planner

Lately there has been a bit of talk going around about wedding planners- more specifically, how to know when you’re working with someone just using the term “wedding planner”, or a true wedding planner… and what both of those things mean. V List Member Tonia Adleta, Owner and Creative Director of Aribella Events, recently wrote […]


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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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