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How to Decide Which Wedding Vendors to Splurge On

Leila Lewis | Posted 08.18.2016 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

One of the happiest days of your life comes with a price tag, and it's important to know what that is. Every wedding has a budget and the only way to ...

Statistics-Shmatistics

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.04.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

From the articles on every wedding website and app in existence to all of the "experts" that surround a couple the minute after the proposal, there is an onslaught of confusing and incorrect information out there being given to couples.

What To Do When You Don't Like Your Engagement Ring

Leila Lewis | Posted 07.13.2016 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

All the emotions are flooding in and you look down at your finger and realize that the rock you just put on isn't close to your Pinterest board. You can't wait to share the news with everyone, but aren't sure what to do when your family and friends ask to see the big sparkler.

'Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride'

Leila Lewis | Posted 05.11.2016 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

When you are starting to feel like a permanent bridesmaid, remember WHY you are in that role. If your friends keep asking you to be in their wedding...you are an amazing friend!

The Trust Fall Challenge

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.10.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

I get that expecting anyone to trust someone so easily is a huge favor to ask. But if you're all about trusting those stupid stories on Facebook and don't even look up the author or do a quick "snopes" fact check, then maybe, just maybe, trusting a real person that makes their living on the subject you need help with, isn't such a hard concept to grasp.

Your Wedding Is Not the Most Important Day of Your Life

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.21.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

When you look at your wedding as not the "best day ever" but as "the best is yet to come," you will free yourself from the pressure of everything having to be perfect, and instead you will realize one thing: it already is. Because you found each other.

There Isn't an App for That

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 03.24.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The bottom line is, there isn't an App for everything. Some things will always require human interaction to achieve the best results. One of those things is assembling a team of vendors for your wedding day, starting with your wedding planner.

What to (Really) Ask Your Potential Wedding Planner

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 03.23.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

So if you're ready to start shopping for a wedding planner (meaning set up a meeting, not price shop via a wedding website app), you need to know the right questions to ask and why the answers are important.

Rustic Chic, Not Rustic Cheap

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 02.15.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The average total wedding cost in the country sits around $30,000 and in the NYC Metro area (where there are endless barns, lofts and such) as well as Southern California, an average wedding will cost $50,000. The bottom line is, a rustic chic wedding is not an average wedding.

Sandboxing

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 02.01.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The thing is, I, and many other planners I know, truly want to work with everyone involved when planning a wedding. It's a team sport and a good planner knows and respects that.

Rethinking the Bachelorette Party

Amy Schreibman Walter | Posted 02.01.2016 | Weddings
Amy Schreibman Walter

A bachelorette party can serve an important purpose. It can be a meaningful celebration of your single years -- a milestone event that respectfully calls that time in your life to a close as you begin a new chapter

Doing the Math on The Worst Wedding Tip. Like Ever.

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.28.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There you are. Snowed in and stocked up on milk, bread and eggs. And if you, if even for a second, considered that as a good piece of advice, then you need to splash some water... or snow, on your face. Off season date? That's a great way to save money? Math lesson kids!

One Tip to Make Your Life As a Bride So Much Easier

Kristen Rocco | Posted 01.12.2017 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

Being a bride is a full-time job in itself, but you probably also have a day job that requires your undivided attention too. So how do you manage it all? Compartmentalizing is key. But how?

Stop Calling Yourself a Wedding Planner

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.12.2017 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Wedding planning is not easy, and the job can be viewed as something that anyone could do. The reality is, my job as a wedding planner is a real job that requires real work and real experience.

How to Choose Your Bridesmaids

Leila Lewis | Posted 01.12.2017 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

Don't feel obligated to have everyone you've ever known throughout your life in your wedding. Take some time and think about the women (or men) that are there for you when you need them the most.

Resolve to Be a Better Wedding Guest

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.06.2017 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

As a planner, I can spot the difficult guests right as they walk in the door, and sometimes sooner than that. If the guest is a true pain in the ass, my couple has already told me about them, and I have yet to have a couple exaggerate about just how difficult a certain guest is being.

Planner Pushback

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 12.23.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Full Planning, Partial Planning and Month Of Coordination are the three basic packages that almost every wedding planner can offer their clients. Full...

Hashtag Wedding Goals

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 12.17.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

We share anything and everything with our "friends" across the internet. Things that we would've never wasted film on, we take pictures of and post on...

7 Things To Do Before You Say 'I Do'

BHLDN | Posted 12.11.2016 | Weddings
BHLDN

For those brides-to-be who may still have a few steps to take before heading down the aisle, here are seven tips to help minimize unnecessary stress.

Pinterest and the Peanut Gallery

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 11.19.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting moments is a person's life. The ring goes on, someone says "yes" and fingers crossed the other someone thought to hire a photographer to catch it all. Bubbly gets popped, phone calls are made, it becomes Facebook official, ring bling on Instagram, hashtags galore, and then before you can see the view from Cloud 9, "it" begins.

Rad Bride Trashes Dress After Fiancé Called Off Wedding Via Text

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.18.2015 | Divorce

Exactly one week before their wedding, Kilee Manulak's ex-fiancé sent her a text message saying he no longer wanted to marry her. "He decided a week...

2016 Wedding Trends: Top 10

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 11.13.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

With the rise in popularity of short engagements, even if there is no ring on your finger (yet), if one is going to be there soon, there's no harm in knowing what's hot and what's not for next year.

Top 10 'Crisis-Averted' Wedding Moments

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 11.03.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

A good magician never reveals his or her tricks, and a wedding planner is a lot like a magician. There are some smoke and mirrors, and on the day of the wedding, the disasters that happen are fixed by the planner before the couple even notices. My favorite question to get from my clients when they return from their honeymoon is, "What went wrong that we didn't know about?" Here are my Top 10 answers.

Let's Go Shopping... for Vendors

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 10.26.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The longer your engagement, the more choices you will have, so if you are getting married in under a year, you should start your search the day after that ring goes on.

10 Things a Wedding Planner Is Not

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 10.07.2016 | 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.