September 8, 2018

Post #3: Catering

We've covered Linens and Flowers.
Next up for discussion in our 5-post blog series is the good stuff... FOOD! 

Catering can seem so expensive, but throwing an extravagant dinner party for 200 of your closest friends isn't going to be cheap. Let's t...

August 31, 2018

Post #2: Flowers 

This 5-series blog post called “DIY-er Beware” includes suggestions to better manage your budget AND stress-load. The recommendations are based on real weddings & my experiences as a Certified Wedding Planner.

The topics of conversation we’ll be co...

August 24, 2018

5-Post Series: DIY-er Beware

Last year, I wrote a post with wedding planning money savers, which included the idea to "DIY & borrow." Though DIY-ing can certainly cut costs, there are nuances to be aware of in order to preserve your sanity.

It can often be worth the extr...

A Pile of Pinterest

Do you feel the pressure of putting together a "Pinterest Perfect" wedding?

Maybe you've bought lots of wedding decor, but don't have a clue how to tie it all together yet. 

As one bride recently described, "I feel I've bought too much but yet not all...

July 24, 2017

This post highlights a tour of The Nest at Ruth Farms, which is a gorgeous, white-washed venue out in Ponder, Texas. Whitney, the Venue Manager, was so sweet to chat with about the family-owned and operated venue, and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about how the business...

July 18, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of taking a gorgeous, scenic drive up to Whispering Oaks Wedding Venue in Valley View, Texas. Jessica (the owner) was absolutely delightful to meet with. The venue is brand new, family-owned & operated, and just gorgeous! It's nestled away a...

July 11, 2017

Do you have a particular photography style in mind for your wedding? Wedding photography was high on the priority list for me, and I really wanted someone who could capture the "candid" moments throughout the day.

I highly recommend having a "must shoot" list pre...

June 20, 2017

Did you know that according to research, the higher the cost of the wedding, the higher the rate of divorce? In fact, according to one study

"marriage duration is inversely associated with spending on the engagement ring and wedding ceremony."

It can be very dishearten...

June 13, 2017

Bridal Portraits: Are You On The Fence? 

At first, I thought the whole idea of bridal portraits was kind of stupid. You mean I put on my wedding dress, get all dolled up, pretend it's my wedding day, and take fake wedding day pictures?? That's silly! Besides, I'm defini...

With each choice I made during my own wedding planning, I asked myself,

“Will this be a detail I look back on and cherish, or am I only considering it because I am ‘supposed’ to?”

If there were any details I was tempted to include only because I feared judgement from oth...

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