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The Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide – A Free Step-by-Step Roadmap

November 27, 2019 | brooke

photo by Lora Photography If there’s one thing we’ve learned after years of writing about weddings, it’s that no two weddings are the same — and they shouldn’t be. We’re all about non-traditional ways of doing things, but there are a few best practices we’ve picked up along the way. Whether you’re planning your wedding in two months or twenty-two, we’ve created this step-by-step wedding planning guide and roadmap to help you organize your thoughts […]

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Wedding Venue

October 9, 2019 | brooke

photo by Pat Robinson Photography You’re engaged! Now what? We recommend starting with your venue, and here’s why! In some cities, venues start to fill their books up to a year or more in advance. Many couples even have to re-think their desired wedding date to get the venue they’re wanting. So, in order to help make your venue search process as easy as possible, we’ve put together an ultimate guide with answers from how […]

The Ultimate Elopement Planning Checklist

May 29, 2019 | juliette

photo by From the Daisies When it comes to elopement planning, there are far fewer details you have to worry about than traditional wedding planning. But, there are still a few significant things you’ll need to figure out before your big day! From location and accommodation to attire to all the stuff that actually makes your marriage legal, we’ve put together this ultimate elopement planning checklist to help you through it all. If you’re planning a […]

7 Retro Wedding Color Ideas

March 20, 2019 | juliette

photo by Lauren Scotti Vintage-inspired weddings continue to be all the rage, so these retro wedding color ideas are sure to be perfect for a long time to come! From wine-colored reds to muted pinks and blues to dusty yellows and greens, these color combinations are perfectly whimsical yet classic. Whether you’re planning a summer, spring, or even fall celebration, we guarantee one of these dreamy color palettes will complete you retro vibe! Carrot, Bubblegum, Merlot, Olive, Onyx photo byLauren Scotti; see more from this wedding here! Cherry, […]

7 Striking Emerald Wedding Color Palettes

February 13, 2019 | juliette

photo by Karra Leigh Photography These emerald wedding palettes prove that green is still a showstopping color for weddings! Because emeralds have so many subtle tones, it’s a perfectly versatile color that can add a fresh, earthy feel or a glamorous, sophisticated vibe. Whether you pair it with neutrals, vibrant tones, or pastel hues, emerald green looks great as an accent or a primary color in nearly any palette. EMERALD, PEACOCK, OLIVE, GINGER, COTTON photos by Emily Star Poole, venue and event planning […]

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 […]

19 Reception Table Decor Color Palettes

November 1, 2018 | juliette

photo by Donna Irene Weddings When it comes to finding color palette inspiration, some of our favorite sources are the reception table decor couples use for their weddings! A tablescape is usually where all of the colors of the wedding come together into one beautiful design. From muted palettes of rose gold, blush, and tan to dramatic palettes of navy, silver and black, we’ve found reception table decor color palettes to inspire any vibe or style. ONYX, GOLD, […]

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 […]