Minute by Minute

For anyone who knows me, it came as no surprise that for our wedding week I mapped out a minute by minute timeline. While I know timelines can be intimidating, I always encourage brides to make one. The process of creating one is more important – in some ways – than the timeline itself. Going […]

Wedding Week

I know I’ve talked about this on the blog before, but after a busy September filled with a lot of brides, I think it’s time to revisit it. The week of a wedding is stressful, emotional, and busy. It can get overwhelming. Your vendors have last minute questions. A lot of payments are due. There […]

Center of Attention

Of all of the details of your wedding day, center pieces often become the center of attention. Throughout the day, your guests are moving, greeting, dancing. But for over an hour, your guests are stationary at a seat. Whether you’re serving brunch of a 5 course dinner, your center pieces become the center of attention. […]

Bathroom Baskets

A September bride was talking with me about bathroom baskets – and it was then that I realized that a bride may never see the other side of it, so now wonder she asked: Do you make a basket for the men’s room? The answer is yes. While I firmly believe gender neutral bathrooms should […]

Dancing in the rain

For the past few months I’ve been helping a Maid of Honor finalize plans for her sister’s bachelorette weekend. The MOH is so sweet and wants the weekend to be absolutely perfect. As with anything, though, there are some things that are just outside of your control. In this case, it’s the weather. While the […]

Last minute logistics

During a meeting with a sweet bride last night we got to discussing wedding week logistics. For her timeline, this conversation was a bit premature, but her future in-laws will be flying in from out of state and they wanted to plan ahead. In reviewing high level, last minute logistics, I realized that until you’ve […]

Bachelorette Bash

These days, Bachelorette parties have escalated from an nice dinner in the city to full blown 5 day escapes. It’s a lot of balance – especially considering that friends outside of the bridal party are typically invited to the event. For the bridesmaids planning such a weekend, it’s a lot of logistics, feelings, and details […]

Best Bridesmaids

Keeping up with our new Seven on Saturday move, I want to share 7 tips for successfully planning  a bridal shower. Remember, these tips are not about how to be a good bridesmaid – although I’ll share those soon. These are specifically focused on how to plan a memorable shower for the bride-to-be – or […]