Can a Wedding Planner really save you money? Well as a wedding planner, I really hope so, but it isn’t so easy to quantify in dollars and cents.
I think that when people ask this question they are hoping that the wedding planner will have a network of secret connections all over town and because they work with this one planner they will get 10% off here or 20% off there. Like an assumed discount everywhere they go because they are working with that specific planner.
I have never worked like this and honestly, don’t know anyone who has. There is nothing legit in my book about getting kickbacks for referring services to vendors. Because that’s what the discount would be. The client would get the discount and the vendor would give that discounted amount to the wedding planner for referring them the business. Would you want to work with someone who was padding their wallet double by working with you? No, I wouldn’t. It just doesn’t...
Garden, loose, textured, organic, all of these words describe our favorite style of bouquet. Here we've rounded up the best of these floral garden inspired beauties and want to share them with you.
P.S. - We intentionally tried to find bouquets that had in-season spring flowers. This makes it easy to share with your florist and have them say, "we can do that!" I will warn you that there are two pink beauties that have Dahlia's (a late summer/fall blooming flower) that we couldn't help but include.
Florals: The Petlar Co. / Image: Jacqueline Dallimore
Florals: Sarah Winward / Image: Kychelle Photography
Florals: Unknown / Image: Lauren Fair Photography
Florals: Sarah Winward / Image: D'Arcy Benincosa Photography
Florals: Urban Petals / Image: Heather Payne Photography
Florals: Nicolette Camille / Image: Jen Huang
Florals: Passion Flowers / Image: Amanda Dumouchelle Photography
These under the radar designers have us calling all modern, romantic brides to come and take a look.
Beautiful flowly skirts, fun appliqués and a sense of whimsy that has us not being able to choose a favorite.
Modern lace, unique silhouettes, and an totally unstuffy romantic vibe these dresses are sure to feel right at home for your garden, beach or tuscan wedding adventure.
Sexy, sparkle, and shape, these dresses from this Aussie designer will wow your groom and make you feel like a bright shining star.
This luxury British brand is full of fun, flow skirts and a modern vibe. We are loving their use of separates, polka dots, and some deep v's to make these gowns the life of the party.
Feminine glamour, sexy, and luxury are all words that come to mind when we think of this Tel Aviv based bridal house.
If you are...
I have seen hundreds of people give a wedding toast in my 6 years as a wedding planner. Most of them were okay, not truly memorable, but more importantly not so cringe worthy that we’re all embarrassed for you, and internally asking you to please put the mic down and walk away.
The greatest toast that I’ve ever heard was given by a groom’s big brother, who was an actor. No surprise, that someone who speaks professionally for a living gives a great toast.
The elements that made his toast great were: 1. that he had it all memorized 2. he had a commanding presence in the middle of the room 3. he knew how to use a mic (a very underrated skill) and 4. left everyone in the room laughing and crying, even me. It was truly ta great speech and I want to hear more toasts like that.
So, from my self-proclaimed expert opinion, here are my 5 rules for how to give an amazing wedding toast:
1. Introduce yourself & describe your relationship to the...
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