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We Need to Remember... Why We're Getting Married

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Why are you having 500 people at an over the top banquet hall that you cannot afford? Do you need to impress these people? Is that how you want to remember your wedding?

5 Things to Think About that You Didn't Know to Think About

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.18.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Engaged? (Congrats) Planning a wedding? (Pop the Prosecco...because Champagne is tired). Doing it alone and without a Planner? (Eh. Mah. Gawd.) Here are the top 5 things you need to know!

10 Ways to Drive Your Planner Crazy

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

As a planner, I am often drowning in difficult and unattainable requests from clients. While I'd like to think that I'm great at handing the impossible and making dreams come true, there are some things that clients do that just take it to the next level of impossible.

Vendor Shopping: More Than "What Do You Charge?"

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.29.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Never send an email that says "What do you charge?" or any other form of that question. Sure, you need to know the costs to see if you can even afford the vendor -- I get it. But you aren't picking up a pair of shoes here.

10 Ways To Be The Absolute Worst Wedding Guest

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.23.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

If they aren't registered anywhere, that is code for: Give us money. Odds are, you will go to the reception and see a card box, which is where you drop off a card that should have a check in it. That vacuum that you think they need? It doesn't fit in a card box for a reason.

Grooms: You're Doing It Wrong

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.17.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

My advice for the brides? Stop trying to demand your groom to chime in. He picked you, he proposed, he's done. Otherwise, don't complain when you wind up with fire-breathing, car crushing robots at your reception with x-box games available during cocktail hour.

How to Hire a Planner, Not a "Planner"

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.01.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

With the wedding market being super saturated, sometimes it is difficult to tell the good vendors from the not so good ones. Take your time and follow these tips to make sure that you hire the best Planner for your needs.

2 Thumbs Up! But Does It Really Matter?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.11.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The best way to handle reviews is to take them with a grain of salt. While you can't always consider the source since most reviews are anonymous, just take the good with the bad (or the good with the better) and interview vendors on your own.

Who Pays for What?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There is an old saying that you should always remember: "He who has the gold, makes the rules." Basically, if the parents are writing the checks, they are also writing the rules.

Wedding Planning: Managing the Runaway Train

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.27.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

People are just excited and everyone wants to hear planning details. Let others know that you are taking your time and will begin the planning process as soon as you're ready.

The "Day Of" Coordinator: What It Is, What It Isn't and Why You Need One

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.18.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Let's be honest, not everyone can afford to include a full service wedding planner in their budget. Many couples also choose not to hire a wedding pla...

10 Corners You Should Never Cut When Planning A Wedding

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.06.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Sure, you might be super close with someone that has DJ'd a few parties, and maybe you do like the idea of your cousin as your officiant. Trust us, keep your friends and family as guests at your wedding and not as vendors.

2015 Wedding Trends

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 03.24.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

In honor of 2015, here are 15 wedding trends that you will be seeing throughout the year. You may recognize some of these trends from last year, and even years past.

8 Wedding Trends That Need To Be Retired

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 03.22.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Every year the wedding rules seem to change, and while we love seeing certain trends stick around, there are ones that we just wish would go away. If you're planning your big day right now, here are some trends that we feel just aren't trendy anymore.

ManServants For Hire Are Like Strippers, But So Much Better

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Weddings

Let's be real ladies: a greased up man shoving his banana-hammock-clad junk in your face is not the definition of a good time. Knowing that most w...

10 Problems Only Bridesmaids Will Understand

Lover.ly | Kellee Khalil | Posted 07.26.2014 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly Being asked to stand up with your best pal on her wedding day is certainly an honor -- but there are some downsides t...

How To Throw A Wedding That Everyone Will Be Talking About

BRIDES | Posted 07.19.2014 | Weddings

By Elizabeth Mitchell for Brides Obviously lush flowers and a gorgeous venue are some of the elements of a beautiful wedding, but picture-perfe...

Bride-To-Be Killed En Route To Bachelorette Party Moments After Taking Selfie

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.25.2014 | Crime

A weekend bachelorette party in Missouri ended before it began when the bride-to-be was killed in a tragic car accident, just minutes after snapping a...

10 Things You Should Never Say To A Bride Before Her Wedding

Lover.ly | Posted 05.31.2014 | Weddings

By Rachel W. Miller for Lover.ly Wedding season is here, and that means many of the brides-to-be in your life are in the home stretch of planning. ...

100 Bridal Shower Ideas For Even The Pickiest Brides

Posted 03.29.2014 | Weddings

By Stefania Sainato for Bridal Guide Yes, planning a bridal shower is a labor of love — but remember your guest of honor will cherish this r...

The Big Wedding Planning Mistake New Brides Make

Posted 03.13.2014 | Weddings

By Davia Lee for Bridal Guide One of the biggest wedding-planning challenges can be cohesiveness — presenting a consistent vision for your e...

These Picture-Perfect Couples Found Love On Instagram

Posted 02.23.2014 | Weddings

By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide Finding love online certainly isn't a new concept; dating websites are a dime a dozen these days. But you can als...

The 7 Most Annoying Questions People Ask When You're Engaged

Posted 01.27.2014 | Weddings

By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide Once there’s a ring on your finger, you expect to share your proposal story over and over, bounce wedding ideas...

The 14 Hottest Wedding Trends For 2014

Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings

By: Rachel Griffiths for Bridal Guide Hey there, lucky bride! A new year is nearly here, ushering in a new swoon-worthy wedding season. We went up ...

9 Fashion Forward Looks For Only The Most Stylish Brides

Posted 12.09.2013 | Weddings

Lover.ly -- search, save, shop and share wedding ideas in one place. By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly The runways of Bridal Market 2014 saw looks...