4 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

4. Event Management

Destination weddings are on the rise and there are a few really good reasons why. They are more intimate, they are often cost-effective and you can stay and play after your wedding is over and enjoy your honeymoon. Planning a wedding from afar can seem like a daunting task, but when paired with an experienced…

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Tips for Being a Bridesmaid

Do's & Don'ts

Wedding planning can be stressful not only for the couple, but for their friends and family as well. Being a member of a destination wedding bridal party can carry immense pressure; responsibility to ensure things run smoothly, planning secondary wedding events and making sure the couple keeps a level head on the big day. Gourmet…

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5 Tips for an Elegant Wedding

Floral Arrangements

1. Soft. Now Softer.Welcome to the time of the trend I’m calling the “light touch.” Before you get a mental image, let me rule out shabby-chic. That is not at all what I’m talking about. What looks on-point now is an undercurrent of softness that feels fresh. This doesn’t mean you abandon bold color –…

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Forever Was Just A Ferry Away

Blissful At The Beach

There’s something about Bald Head Island – the beautiful water surrounding the shores, the intimacy of it being just off the coast of North Carolina, maybe even the fun thought of golf carts being the only mode of transportation. Whatever it was, it caught the attention of Jonathan and Amanda while they were visiting her…

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Four Expert Wedding Planning Tips

Don’t Assume Your Guests Won’t Come

If you are planning a destination wedding, you can never be too prepared! With the additional logistics and leaps of faith inherent in planning a wedding far from home, you may want a few extra tips from a pro. I have been planning weddings all over the globe since 2001 and was recently named one…

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Finding Your Perfect Venue

The Best Route

When planning your destination wedding, most soon-to-be newlyweds would opt to take the most financially savvy route. It’s no surprise that a wedding is an investment, but that doesn’t mean that couples want to take away from the magic of their day. To aide in your wedding planning needs, The Knot has officially launched their…

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Tips for Picking Your Venue

First Things First

You’ve imagined your destination wedding countless times – the cloudless sky, the tropical menu, the gentle breeze billowing your veil. You may have already picked a destination, yet when it comes down to choosing a specific venue, things can get a little more complicated. To help sort out the best ways to narrow down your…

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A Wedding Planners’ 10 Do’s & Don’ts

Kill the Cupcakes

Wedding planners have seen it all, but what do they actually think that they won’t tell the bride-to-be? To get the scoop we tapped into Louise Lambert, Wedding and Catering Manager, and Debray Ayala, Director of Social Events and Catering, at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, one of Southern California’s premier wedding locations. Louise shared…

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How-To: Pick a Perfect Menu

Highlight your Favorite Foods

There are so many things to take into consideration when planning a wedding. From the DJ, to the dress, to the flowers and more, things can get overwhelming quickly. As a bride-to-be and chef, I wanted to share some of my secret tips to make your menu planning go more smoothly. Here is what I…

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Navigating Your In-Laws

Tips for Trouble

You’ve  committed to your future wife or husband, but what about their parents? We’ve all been there – a difficult mother with no boundaries, or a protective father who has trouble letting go. To help you navigate your future, and wedding planning, with your soon-to-be spouse’s parents, we’ve got some tips from an expert in the…

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