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From Blogger to Bride – The Bachelorette Party

July 1, 2015 | carrie

Photo by Myles Katherine If you’re a bride-to-be or a Maid of Honor currently planning a bachelorette party get-a-way, you’re in the right place! We interviewed Joanne Barken, owner of The Bach, to get her expert advice on throwing a killer bachelorette party. Everything from party etiquette, fun activities, and popular destinations that are sure to help make your last celebration as a single lady truly unforgettable! If you’ve never heard of The Bach before, you have to go check out […]

From Blogger to Bride – Bridesmaid Dresses

June 17, 2015 | carrie

Photo by Paula O’Hara It’s all about bridesmaid dresses for today’s From Blogger to Bride! One of the smaller aspects of the wedding planning process, but definitely not the least stressful! You want your bridal party to feel great and have a fun time at your wedding, and mixing a large group of personalities, styles, and body types together can make this an overwhelming task. Today, I have Weddington Way to give us the low down on bridesmaid […]

From Blogger to Bride – Hotel Room Blocks

June 3, 2015 | carrie

Reserving hotel room blocks ensures that your guests will have a place to stay that is close to your ceremony and reception. Setting up hotel blocks also allows you the chance to secure a discount for your out of town guests (this option is not available at all hotels). As most guests will wait until the last minute to book their accommodations, you will need to make sure you set up your hotel blocks months ahead of […]

From Blogger to Bride – Wedding Dress Shopping!

May 20, 2015 | carrie

I bought my dress from Unbridaled, a local Austin boutique that specializes in the bride looking for a non-traditional dress (although they do carry many traditional and classic designs). I decided to interview the lovely ladies from Unbridaled to get their two cents on wedding dress shopping, and a few Junebug girls (including me) tried on some gorgeous gowns too! Whether you’re purchasing your dress at a shop like Unbridaled or choosing an alternate route, I hope this […]

From Blogger to Bride – Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner

April 8, 2015 | carrie

I am less than 6 months away from saying “I do,” and reality is setting in for Phil and I! While we are both jumping for joy and counting down the days, we are also overwhelmed with our ever-increasing to-do list. It seems no matter how many to-do’s we accomplish, more magically appear… and in greater numbers. Stress is inevitable when you’re planning a wedding and if you lead busy lives like Phil and myself, it’s easy […]

From Blogger to Bride – Wedding Planning Checklist & Budget Tool

March 11, 2015 | carrie

The stress of wedding planning has finally begun. I am now 8 months out, and boy is the laundry list of to-do’s piling up. If you’re planning a 2015 wedding, I’m sure you’re feeling slightly overwhelmed, too. Today I’m going to share some pretty awesome wedding planning tools I’ve created that I hope will help you to stay calm, cool, and collected during your own wedding planning journey! Wedding Budget Tool Before I created my checklist, I knew I had to sit […]

From Blogger to Bride – Before Planning a Wedding, Get Inspired!

February 25, 2015 | carrie

Most people will tell you that deciding on your budget or finalizing your guest list is the first thing to do when planning a wedding. However, I couldn’t disagree more! Before you plan anything, you need to get inspired. Getting inspired means a few different things. It can mean spending hours upon hours in our Real Weddings Gallery or it can mean figuring out what inspires you most about your big day. Before you get […]

From Blogger to Bride – A Junebug Proposal Story!

February 18, 2015 | carrie

Big news Junebug fans… I’m engaged! Over the holidays, my boyfriend of 3 years (Phil) got down on one knee and asked if I would spend the rest of my life with him. I shook, I cried, I smiled, and then I said “YES.” On October 3rd, 2015 we will be saying “I Do” and beginning a new and exciting adventure together. Inevitably, I will be sharing every detail of the wedding planning process over […]

Ask the Expert – Wedding Reception Organization

January 8, 2015 | nicole

image by Tim Williams You’ve fallen in love with a venue and chosen the best photographer to capture your day, chosen a floral design style and even started writing your vows. The most daunting part of wedding planning for a lot of people is organizing the reception, which requires a good strategy and at least one spreadsheet. To help ease you into this process, we’ve asked brilliant Orange County wedding planner and designer Carmen Fuentes […]

Ask the Expert – Planning Your Winter Wedding

December 18, 2014 | nicole

photo by Jason Mize Photography It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Winter weddings are all about highlighting the beauty of the changing season, but they also come with unique wedding planning needs to keep guests comfortable and to make sure that your I Dos are as magical and festive as you’ve always dreamed. Hailing from Seattle, wedding planners and designers Aleah and Nick Valley of Valley & Co. know a thing or two […]

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