The average engagement period is 11 months, and most wedding-planning checklists that can be found online are based on having a year to coordinate the details. However, there are plenty of couples out there who pull off the wedding of their dreams with only a few months to get everything organized. Of course, doing so can create its own unique challenges. Photo by Michael Segal Photography; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events While we would always recommend hiring a wedding planner, this is a must when you are on a short timeline. The only exception would be if you are having a very casual celebration or eloping. A short engagement often means you need you need to make compromises. Accept that from the start with the knowledge that the payoff is getting to marry the love of your life sooner. One of those compromises may be shrinking your guest list so that ... Read More »
For most couples, photography is one of the biggest priorities when selecting the vendors for their wedding. After all, besides your marriage, photographs from your wedding are the one thing you’ll still have after the big day is over. Once you get all of your pictures back from your wedding photographer, it’s easy enough to throw them all on Facebook or even order prints for a physical photo album, but that doesn’t quite do justice to the evidence of the happiest day of your life. Surrounded by your family and friends while in an amazing outfit, it makes sense that you’ll want to do more to show off some select pictures. Photo by Christian Oth Studio If you want to get creative with your photos but can’t think of what to do besides purchasing some nice frames, we hope the ideas below will help inspire you. Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE ... Read More »
Shopping for your bridal gown is often considered the most fun component of wedding planning. After all, the dress is the part many women daydream about even before getting engaged. Bringing your nearest and dearest along to help you shop can be a joyous occasion. However, it can also be stressful as opinions clash and you may wind up with an unpleasant memory. That’s why some brides choose to go shopping alone – below are some pros and cons of making that choice. Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography Pros: - A calm atmosphere. There will be less stress and tension resulting from disagreements about the dress.- Your decision is yours. Without other people’s opinions muddling your thought process, you’ll know that the gown you choose is truly your favorite.- More flexibility. When you go to an appointment alone, you don’t have to try to coordinate several loved one’s schedules – which ... Read More »
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