We’ve entered a new age. When I began my career as a wedding planner 21 years ago, clients would approach me with their selected colors, an overall feeling, a spending limit, and so on. They would have purchased a few bridal magazines and page after page would be dog-eared, marking stories of what they envisioned. During meetings, couples would tell me with sincerity that they wanted an event that was “pretty,” “glamorous,” or a thousand other words that were completely subjective and could be interpreted in a myriad of ways. Everything has changed since those days. Now one of the first topics we discuss in meetings with new clients is not only the same dog-eared magazines, but also what they are admiring on shared-image sites and blogs. There is currently so much information available that it would seem to make this job easier. Certainly, conveying ideas with pictures can sometimes be ... Read More »
The holiday season is such a magical time of year. It’s the time when people slow down and become introspective, look back on their year in reflection and appreciation, and look ahead with new excitement. Everyone is in great spirits, friends and family are all around, and the love in the air is nearly palpable. Because this season is filled with such overwhelming positive feelings, it is the perfect time to be married! Whether your ideal Christmastime wedding theme will reflect a traditional Currier and Ives Yuletide or if you desire a more modern holiday setting, you can certainly incorporate your favorite aspects of the festive season into your theme as lavishly or as subtly as you desire. Here are four tips from me to you for wonderful ways to bring the holiday feel into your wedding theme, whether you’re opting for traditional and rustic or urban and cool. 1. Winterize ... Read More »
Pinning is to your wedding planning as Champagne is to your reception – necessary if you want to do things right, but can leave you a little hazy in the morning. Online platforms dedicated to image sharing have changed the way the wedding world operates, with many vendors requesting a bride’s username almost immediately following an introduction. These virtual inspiration boards are one of the first places vendors look to learn more about a bride’s dreams and wish lists, as well as her likes and dislikes. By exploring her boards on fashion, furniture, and footwear, they gain an enormous amount of insight into her décor preferences and individual style. But, as with all great things, it’s easy to over do it, so take notice of these conditions before perusing through millions of images. Be SelectiveIt is so easy to hit the “save” button, but try to stay focused. Not too ... Read More »
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