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Start Planning Your Wedding with These 3 Checklist Items   Item #1: Discuss & create your wedding budget First things first, it’s time to have those money talks. You’ll need to talk about your wedding budget with whoever is providing the money for the day. If that’s you, great! Simply talk through this part with […]

Wedding Planning

November 5, 2019

I’m Engaged: Now What?

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3 Reasons NOT to Have a Backyard Wedding   Are you considering a wedding at home? Maybe you’re trying to save money or maybe you simply love the location. However, there are a few reasons that this may not be the best way to go.   Reason #1: Rain Plans are Really (really) Hard Usually […]

Wedding Planning

October 24, 2019

3 Reasons NOT to Have a Backyard Wedding

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Using Instagram to Find Your Wedding Vendors   Did you know that Instagram is actually a great way to find your wedding vendors in this modern wedding world?! There are a lot of new, amazing vendors who are making waves on Instagram but aren’t necessarily coming up first on Google.   Venues, Photographers & Planners […]

Wedding Planning

October 22, 2019

The Unexpected Way to Find Your Wedding Vendors

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4 Reasons to Invite Less Than 100 Wedding Guests   If you’re beginning the wedding planning process, you’ve probably already started imagining the guests you’ll invite. Many couples assume that everyone invites 150-300 guests to their wedding & simply follow suite. However, there are some pretty solid reasons for why having less than 100 guests at your […]

Wedding Planning

October 15, 2019

4 Reasons to Invite Less Than 100 Wedding Guests

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#1 Thing Ruining Couple’s Wedding Experience   Did you guess it? It might not be what you think…   …it’s inviting too many people! Here’s why..   More Guests = More Money This one is obvious, but the more guests you invite the more money you’ll spend on each guest. Couple’s tend to find themselves […]

Wedding Planning

October 8, 2019

#1 Thing Ruining Couple’s Wedding Experience

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How to Talk About Marriage with Your Boyfriend   Have you and your boyfriend been dating for awhile? Maybe things are starting to feel more serious and you’re ready to start having those marriage conversations. Keep in mind that everyone’s timeline looks different & the time that couples “feel” ready for marriage is always different! […]

Wedding Planning

October 1, 2019

How to Talk About Marriage with Your Boyfriend

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4 Must Haves to Plan Your Wedding in Under 6 Months   Are you trying to plan your wedding in a short amount of time? The average bride plans her wedding in about one year, however, it’s totally do-able to plan it faster! You will, however, need a few things to make this happen..   […]

Wedding Planning

September 24, 2019

4 Must Haves to Plan Your Wedding in Under 6 Months

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3 Things Wedding Planners Do That You Don’t Realize   #1: Keep Stressful Questions Away From You There are a lot of people involved in making your wedding day amazing. These people will all have questions such as “Where should I put my stuff?” “Where should I park?” “Is it okay if___”, etc.   Someone on your wedding day will […]

Wedding Planning

September 19, 2019

3 Things Wedding Planners Do That You Don’t Realize

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5 Reasons You Should Consider a Winter Wedding   If you haven’t yet considered having a winter wedding, you should! Winter weddings take place between December – February. Some couples automatically rule out these months because they assume most people get married during the Spring or Fall, however, there are many benefits to getting married during one […]

Wedding Planning

September 17, 2019

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Winter Wedding

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When you look at photos of yourself, what’s the first thing you think? Do you like them? Hate them? Pick out that one little flaw every time?   I think as women, we tend to feel strange if we really love a photo of ourselves. There’s something in us that feels like we shouldn’t be able to receive that […]

Wedding Planning

September 16, 2019

Are You Awkward on Camera?

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Your ceremony has ended and you are officially husband & wife! Now it’s time for your first dance as a married couple. For some, this is a moment they’ll enjoy, but don’t really care about the photos. For others, you know this moment will be sweet and memorable. You’re looking forward to seeing these candids […]

Wedding Planning

September 16, 2019

3 Ways You May Ruin Your First Dance Photos

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Have you changed your mind multiple times about small details that don’t really matter? Have you struggled making wedding decisions that ONLY involve how your guests will feel? (I.e. venue, decor, food, etc.) You are struggle from a big fat dose of people pleasing. Is Being Considerate Your Cover Up? Yes, your guests should have […]

Wedding Planning

August 23, 2019

Stop Planning Your Wedding for Your Guests

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Why Wedding Exits are Dead     If you’re new here, I’ll start by explaining what I mean by “wedding exits”. This is any “officially” planned exit from the reception of your wedding! You may be thinking… wait… everyone does official wedding exits, right?!   Nope.   & they’re quickly becoming a thing of the past (and […]

Wedding Planning

August 16, 2019

Why Wedding Exits are Dead

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Save Money on Details, Spend on Photography     Okay, you may be thinking I’m a little biased on this one – & you’re right. But for good reason! If you’ve ever scrolled through a wedding blog, you probably noticed the HUGE amount of pretty detail photos? Maybe you subconsciously started to think, “I really […]

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April 25, 2019

Save on Details, Spend on Photography

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FIRST LOOK: FOR THE GROOM Starting the Conversation After three weddings in a row with first looks, I am even more convinced they are a great choice for everyone! If your groom doesn’t feel comfortable with a first look, send him this link. He might be surprised! Hey Groom! I’m going to speak specifically to the grooms […]

Wedding Planning

April 18, 2019

First Look: For the Groom

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HOW FAKE EXITS GIVE YOU BETTER PORTRAITS   You may be wondering how a fake exit at your wedding would contribute to your portraits? Did you know finding your wedding photographer is only half the battle to having great wedding images? A great wedding photographer can turn almost any situation into something wonderful! Can you […]

Wedding Planning

April 9, 2019

How Fake Wedding Exit = Better Portraits

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