01 Apr Understanding Wedding Vendors

Part one - An Introductory to Wedding Vendors When it comes to finding, negotiating and working with wedding vendors, the process can actually be a lot of fun if you drop some preconceived notions and really get to know vendors and what to ask of them....

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06 Feb Wedding Invitations ~ 9 Handy Tips

[caption id="attachment_5206" align="aligncenter" width="681"] Jerrod Brown Studios[/caption] Handling wedding invitations is an easy part of the planning process if you know what to do and what not to do. Here are 9 tips I give all my clients to help guide them through the process. Give yourself...

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02 Sep Stay Cool Summertime Weddings

Well, we've finally hit some triple digit days here in Alabama and even though it feels like someone left the oven door open, weddings are still taking place outside. Recently our local CBS affiliate requested I give them some tips on dealing with the heat...

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21 Apr Wedding Gifts and Gotchas

During event final walk throughs, one of the many things we cover is who will be the lucky (or unlucky, depending upon how you look at it) individual(s) responsible for taking home any wedding gifts. I'm usually told the bride's parents or siblings, but this...

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04 Nov Marriage – Making it Last

Being a wedding planner I find myself always consumed with finding and learning new ways to create memorable and very special wedding days for all of my sweet couples. Putting together the most perfect day takes a lot of effort and hard work but it...

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10 Oct Tips for Pinterest and Wedding Planning

These days everyone knows about Pinterest. It is a great tool to help you plan various life events such as weddings and baby showers, but then also everyday fun tasks like trying out awesome new recipes. Because everyone knows this, I’m going to give you...

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18 Jun Marriage – Keeping it Fresh!

This past Saturday {June 16th} was my 22nd wedding anniversary. Gosh how time flies! Recently I ran across a photo (on Pinterest, of course) that showed where someone had written a message on a car's side view mirror. I thought it would be fun to...

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05 Feb I Do, Now I Don’t!

So it goes without saying that since I'm in the wedding world you'd think that I'd always be surrounded by love and happiness, but occasionally the bubble does spring a leak and some not-so-fun news comes my way. A couple of years ago, my younger brother was...

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03 Feb To See or Not To See?… That is The Question!

One of my main duties as a wedding planner is to establish a day-of schedule, and with that comes figuring out what photos will be taken when, in order to maximize time and make it easy for everyone involved. Obviously, the key to all of...

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12 Jan Caring for Your Engagement Ring

  Since we are just coming off the most popular time of year to get engaged, there are lots of soon-to-be brides out there sporting some serious bling.  Therefore, I thought it appropriate to pass along some great advice to protect that new hardware. Speaking from experience,...

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