Everyone has a story to tell. There’s no better way to share the tale of your courtship, your distinct personalities, and the things you cherish most than by creating experiences that reflect what is unique about you. Step out of the box when it comes to planning the celebration of a lifetime – avoid ordinary and think extraordinary – by adding breathtaking details, awe-inspiring entertainment, and more. Here are a few suggestions that will elevate your wedding so that it’s not only an event, but also an encounter your guests will remember forever. Start with a wedding weekend kickoff. - After – or in lieu of – a rehearsal dinner, think about hosting a casual cocktail reception for your entire guest list. It doesn’t need to be fancy, but your attendees will feel welcomed; this will also give them a chance to meet someone new before the festivities begin. - ... Read More »
Your sweetheart just popped the question and you said yes! To celebrate the happy time, many couples opt to have engagement parties. It’s a great way to celebrate your upcoming nuptials in a more intimate, casual manner. As you envision your perfect post-proposal bash, there a few tips to consider throughout the planning process. The following 11 steps will help ensure that your engagement party is exactly what you want. 1. Make your guest list. This is a key step to consider before determing other factors because it influences the outcome of all elements. When making the list, be sure that these same loved ones will be invited to the actual big day because it would be in bad form to ask them to celebrate your engagement and not the wedding. Also, don’t assume anyone won’t attend – they might surprise you! 2. Set a budget. You don’t want ... Read More »
Photo by Vue Photography Winter can be an incredibly romantic time to host your wedding, but there’s a reason it’s the least popular season for tying the knot: the weather. As beautiful as snow can be, it can also make traveling and other logistical issues difficult for guests and vendors. It’s one thing if there’s already snow on the ground, but what happens if a storm hits on your wedding day? Unlike couples who have to plan for rain, sweethearts getting married in the colder months likely were not planning on hosting the ceremony outside. While it may initially seem like a plan B is unnecessary, there are still steps to take if a snowstorm threatens your big day. There are some things to take into consideration ahead of time, in order to help things go smoothly when the day arrives. When choosing a venue, make sure it’s one that has hosted ... Read More »
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