Wedding Ideas: Wedding Planning Tips

8 Tips for Nailing Your Engagement Photos

November 22, 2017 | nicole

photo by Blush Photography With the holidays just around the corner, engagement season is nearly upon us! Whether you’re engaged already or you think the big question may be coming soon, we want to offer a few tips we’ve learned over the years for nailing your engagement photos. From what to wear to where to go, keep these eight things in mind before your upcoming photo shoot! photo by Olivia Strohm 1. Wear something you’re comfortable in. […]

What to Consider When Deciding Between a Local or Destination Wedding

November 16, 2017 | nicole

photo by Maggie Grace Photography Before you book your venue, choose your dress, or even start putting together your guest list, you have a major wedding decision to make: should you have a local or destination wedding? For some, a local wedding seems like a no-brainer, but for others, a destination wedding may be that thought you just can’t quit. If you’ve been trying to decide where to say “I do,” this post is for you! […]

Why You Really Should Write Your Own Vows

November 9, 2017 | nicole

photo by Abby Roses SHOP THIS LOOK   We’re not typically in the business of telling you what you should and shouldn’t do on your wedding day because we believe that every couple and every wedding is unique. However, the more we think about it, there’s one aspect of your day that we really (really) do encourage: writing your own vows. When it comes down to it, what’s most important aren’t the decorations on your […]

Wedding Getting Ready Playlist to Dance to With Your Girls

November 2, 2017 | nicole

photos by Rob August Photography and Amy Higg Photography The morning of your wedding should be fun and relaxing, full of giggles and popping bottles before the big “I do!” The last thing you want to worry about is finding the perfect playlist to set the mood. To help keep your day as stress-free as possible, we’ve curated a wedding getting ready playlist that will have you and your bridesmaids dancing in your hair and makeup chairs. Turn […]

Why Your Wedding Photographer Isn’t Just Another Vendor

October 26, 2017 | nicole

photo by Melissa Rey Photo As you start the wedding planning process, you may have wondered why certain vendors charge what they do and why they’re worth investing in. When it comes to your wedding photographer, their value has to do with so much more than a gallery of photos you receive six to eight weeks after the wedding. Before hiring someone to capture your big day, keep these reasons in mind to help you […]

5 Steps for Making a Wedding Mood Board

October 19, 2017 | nicole

photo by Joseph West Photography Making a wedding mood board is one of the most helpful activities in the wedding planning process. Not only does the practice encourage you to make decisions about the look of your day, but it can also aid in defining the overall vibe your wedding will have. Before choosing your wedding colors or even contacting a wedding planner, making a wedding mood board will lead you to answers to questions you haven’t […]

The Most Important Questions to Ask Before You Start Wedding Planning

October 10, 2017 | nicole

photo by Peyton Rainey Photography Assuming you’re here because you’re recently engaged – congrats! This is such an exciting chapter of your life, and we want to help make it as stress-free as possible. Before diving into the wishlists, checklists, and to-do lists associated with wedding planning, we encourage you to take the time to sit down and answer a few questions that will get you in the right mindset for creating an experience worthy of […]

5 Pro-Tips for Planning the Perfect Proposal

October 3, 2017 | nicole

photo by Stefanie Keeler Photography Engagement season is nearly upon us and we know a thing or two about planning the perfect proposal! Aside from purchasing the ring of their dreams, there are a few ways to make the experience truly unforgettable. We’ve enlisted the expertise of Proposal Planning in Italy‘s Martina Udicova to help you plan a proposal worthy of your love. photo by Vic Bonvicini Photography Pro-Tip 1: Choose a Meaningful Location What better way […]

How to Keep Your Family Involved When Deciding to Elope

September 27, 2017 | nicole

photo by Cody & Allison Photography For some couples, eloping has everything to do with escaping from family and friends, but for many, deciding to elope is about focusing on you as a couple and not necessarily about leaving anyone out. If you’ve decided to elope but still want to have your family involved in the excitement, we’ve got a few ideas that will both keep the peace when you drop the news that you’re getting […]

Red Flags to Keep an Eye Out for When Hiring Your Wedding Vendors

September 21, 2017 | nicole

photo by Olivia Strohm Photography Wedding planning should be as fun and stress-free as possible! One important way to reduce anxiety from the start is to only hire professionals you trust. Sounds obvious, but some couples end up regretting their vendor choices for things like mediocre customer service before the big day, or worse, an unsatisfactory performance on the big day or even after all is said and done. To avoid one of those horror stories […]