10 Tips for Choosing an Exceptional Wedding Planner

10 Tips for Choosing an Exceptional Wedding Planner

People hire wedding planners for a multitude of reasons.  Some are planning a wedding out of state and it's too difficult to visit vendors from 300 miles away.  Many are just busy with work and a million other things and would rather have someone else handle the planning.  Most that I meet are simply looking for someone to help them get organized, offer opinions and to be there to ensure the day flows beautifully.  So, how do you sift through the list of wedding planners to know who to hire?

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The 10 Wedding Rules to Break Right Now

The 10 Wedding Rules to Break Right Now

This year one of my goals is to start posting more wedding and event focused articles.  When I was brainstorming, I thought “what do I hear most often from my couples?”.  The main phrases that kept popping into my head all had a common theme.  They all started with “Can I…” or “Should we…" followed by a question concerning some sort of wedding tradition.  I realized there is a great deal of confusion surrounding what is considered “acceptable” wedding behavior. 

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Baby Gifting

Baby Gifting

So if you're anything like me....you blinked and all of a sudden 90% of the people you know are pregnant.  Ok, maybe 90% is an exaggeration, but it's A LOT.  Since all those new babies means invites to a lot of baby showers, it's not a bad idea to have a "go-to baby shower gift game plan".  For me, I love putting together creative gift baskets...really for any occasion - wedding showers, birthdays, Mother's Day.  I find gift baskets the perfect way to be able to hand pick a few favorite items and then wrap them all up in a fun and memorable way.

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Wedding Tipping 101

Wedding Tipping 101

While the last thing engaged couples want to hear is that there's more money to be handed out, tipping your vendors is something important to consider.  Once we are about a month out from the wedding date, I always go over tipping etiquette and guidelines with my wedding clients.  Lucky for you - you didn't even have to hire me - I am going to share some "tips for tipping" to take the stress out of your big day!

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