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10 Things a Wedding Planner Is Not

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 10.07.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

If you're a bride or a groom and searching for a wedding planner, here are a list of things that a planner probably won't be able to help you out with. And, if you are in a wedding party, or going to a wedding where a planner will be there, you should read this list too. Trust me.

Getting Married in a Hurricane

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 10.01.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

"Our" hurricane season in the Northeast coincides with wedding season. Yet with all of the planning that goes on, even if there is a Plan B for outdoor weddings, there rarely is a Plan C for power outages and flooding. Sandy taught everyone in the wedding industry some powerful lessons, but the problem is, many people have forgotten them.

The Top 10 (I Guarantee It) Complaints on "Four Weddings"

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 09.29.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

First of all, I miss the show "Four Weddings" with a passion. If you never watched this on TLC, you were missing out! Here you are, reading a wedding blog, and yet you've never seen the wedding competition show to end all wedding shows. Shame!

5 Solid Reasons to Have a Joint Bridal Shower

Natasha Burton | Posted 09.05.2015 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

When it comes to pre-wedding festivities, most brides are typically honored solo. However, there are some times when having a joint celebration with a...

Planner First, Everything Else Second

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Maybe you like a challenge. You want the drama. Well, if that's the case, then jump in headfirst and pick up a planner along the way. Book the venue, stretch the budget, and when you're really feeling the heat, hire a planner.

The Sacredness of the Appointment

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.20.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There are countless times as a wedding planner where I see a complete lack of respect for a person's time. This blog is basically a question posed to everyone, which is this: why do you put up with it when you don't have to?

An Open Letter To My Best Friend On Her Wedding Day

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Weddings

Originally published on Unwritten by Jessica Hoffeldt. To My Very Best Friend, Saturday is your wedding day and I couldn't be happier for you as...

All in the Family

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Think about the idea of hating your flowers/music/photographs that your brother/sister/cousin provided. Will you be able to be honest with them like you would a vendor you never met before?

Wedding Dates to Avoid Like the Plague

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.25.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

I realize I'm probably not going to make a lot of friends with this post, but I've heard plenty of "date" complaints about weddings -- so this is necessary!

Husband Material

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.12.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Typically I write about wedding trends, things to consider when planning your wedding, and why hiring a wedding planner is the most awesome idea you will ever have.

Sometimes You Don't Need a Planner

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.05.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

This blog probably seems odd to be written by a planner, but hear me out. Not everyone should hire a planner. That's not to say that everyone doesn't need a planner, but for those people that cannot get out of their own way, a planner might not be for you.

What 'Type' of Planner Will You Need?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.29.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Below is a list of the types of planners that are out there, and it's up to you to decide which one is a match for you! Kind of like picking out a pair or shoes, or your favorite vodka. Whatever.

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 06.29.2015 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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 06.17.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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.