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15 Beautiful Nonreligious Readings for Your Wedding Ceremony

January 30, 2019 | juliette

photo by Amy Bluestar Photography When deciding to have a nonreligious ceremony, one of the hard parts can be finding nonreligious readings that fit your mood, fit your vibe, and offer deep reflections on love and marriage. If you’ve peeped our 12 romantic love poems to read at your wedding and 13 unexpected wedding ceremony readings articles, you know we’re all about helping you find wedding ceremony readings that speak to your soul. But, if you’re looking […]

Calling All Couples: Let’s Talk Life Insurance

January 10, 2019 | carrie

As someone who didn’t understand life insurance for the longest time, I totally get it: talking life insurance with your partner doesn’t exactly sound like stimulating conversation. However, I’m here to prove to you that life insurance is definitely a conversation that you should prioritize, whether you’re married, engaged, or financially dependent on your partner/vice versa! I’m also here to spill the beans on how my husband and I saved $70/month by signing up for […]

The Ultimate Wedding Reception Timeline

January 9, 2019 | juliette

photo by Jami Laree There are so many things that happen during a wedding reception that it can definitely feel overwhelming to fit everything into a nice, balanced flow. Well, that’s where we come in! We’ve created the ultimate wedding reception timeline to help you visualize the overall flow of the party and plan each section by chunks of time. This wedding reception timeline is based on a 5-hour cocktail hour + reception, but it can […]

How Much Does It Cost to Have a Destination Wedding? Here’s a Budget Breakdown.

November 28, 2018 | juliette

photo by Lilly Red Creative When it comes to planning a destination wedding, one of the most-asked questions is, “How much will this actually cost?” If you’re on a tight budget, the answer to this question will likely be the ultimate factor in choosing between a destination or a local wedding. Even if you’re not on a tight budget, there are additional costs associated with a destination wedding that you’ll want to know from the beginning so […]

The Ultimate Guide to Your Wedding Reception Bar

November 21, 2018 | juliette

photo by Alexandria Monette Photography Let’s be honest, your wedding reception bar will be one of the most popular elements of your wedding — for you and for your guests! So, you want to be sure it’s properly stocked and staffed. As a general rule, you should plan to allocate about 10-20% of your overall wedding budget for your reception bar. That includes all the alcohol, mixers, garnishes, tools, fees, tips, and so on. Because your […]

How to Make the Most Of Your Wedding Planning Season

October 17, 2018 | juliette

photo by Roy Nuesca Photography The wedding planning season of your life is such a special time, filled with excitement, anticipation, and an outpouring of love from friends and family. Because this particular season of life is so special and, for most people, fleeting, it’s important to have a plan so you can fully enjoy every single moment. No two wedding planning seasons will look or feel the same for any two couples, but we do […]

The Best 10-Month Wedding Planning Timeline

October 10, 2018 | juliette

photo by Chris & Ruth Photography Congratulations on your engagement! We are so excited to help you through this wedding planning journey and provide all the tips, tools, and resources to help you plan the wedding of your dreams! If you’re familiar with our 12-month wedding planning timeline, this is essentially the same timeline but with a shorter window for research and budget setting. But, don’t worry, you’ve totally got this! These 10 months will go by […]

Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Insurance

September 12, 2018 | juliette

photo by Brittney Raine Photography When planning for your big day, the last thing you want to think about is something bad happening — and we want to be the last people to put that in your mind! However, because you’re making such a large investment for this special day, we thought it only fair to help explain your options for wedding insurance coverage just in case that’s an option you want to explore. Here are […]

10 Unexpected Wedding Expenses to Keep in Mind When Creating Your Budget

August 30, 2018 | juliette

photo by Marcucci Photography When setting your wedding budget, there are so many details to juggle that it’s easy for unexpected expenses to slip through the cracks. Even with the best wedding budget tool, it’s hard to account for every little thing, especially things that don’t go to plan or that you assume someone else will pay for. So, before finalizing your budget, be sure to review these 10 unexpected expenses to make sure you’ve got […]

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Wedding Ceremony

August 23, 2018 | juliette

photo by Joelle Julian Photography Planning your wedding ceremony can be one of the most daunting but also the most rewarding parts of the entire wedding planning process! You get to choose readings, music, florals, seating options, backdrops, and everything in between — all to craft the perfect environment to profess your heart to the love of your life. Is there anything better? If you already feel overwhelmed or just aren’t sure where to start, take […]

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