Budgeting for an Open Bar

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Weddings are a time for fun and celebration…with a few cocktails in hand of course.  If you choose to have an open bar at your reception, there are a few things to keep in mind when preparing your budget.  Numbers The first step is to consider your numbers. Rest assured that some guests will opt […]

Planning for Unexpected Weather

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If you are planning an outdoor wedding, you may be a little concerned about the weather. Rightfully so. But, mother nature does not need to add extra stress. Here are a few tips to work around any curve balls she may throw your way.  Have a ‘Plan B’ Although your alternate plan in not the […]

The Best Time for Wedding Toasts

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It is a time-honored wedding tradition for key people to take the floor and give a speech to honor the happy couple. Fathers, members of the wedding party, and old friends have brought tears and laughter to celebrate old times and the new union.  Here are some tips on how best to incorporate this custom […]

Getting on the Same Page with Your Fiancé – Agreeing on Your Wedding Arrangements

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It’s a common story.  You have been thinking about your wedding since pigtails and princess dresses. But your fiancé, not so much. Now that the planning is underway and vendor meetings fill up your weekends, you may find that the process isn’t quite as blissful as you imagined.  Turns out, he has more ideas for […]

Adding Fun to Your Reception

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Keeping your guests involved at your wedding reception is key to making it a success. Engage them, surprise them and let them walk away remembering how much fun they had! Here are a few clever ideas to a fabulously fun celebration.  Added Surprises After you tie in all your favorite traditions, excite the crowd with […]

Hair and Makeup Trends for 2018

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From wispy waves to muted lip tones, this year’s hair and makeup trends suggest the 70’s have made a comeback. Now is the time to gather those vintage wedding albums from the basement and take notes! Hair The relaxed looked has returned for 2018. Say goodbye to elaborate up-do’s and hairspray, and hello to loose […]