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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.

A Valentine's Love Story

Kristen Rocco | Posted 02.01.2016 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

I couldn't help but wonder why couples weren't offered the opportunity to document their love story. Like a wedding dress is to the wedding day, why wasn't a couple's love story a major aspect to their everyday life?

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!

8 Things That Will Happen As Soon As You Get Engaged

Erin Hinkle | Posted 01.22.2016 | Weddings
Erin Hinkle

This time is meant to celebrate that love that exists between the two of you. And that day, that special, magical, blissful, wonderful day, is meant to show the world that love and throw it around like confetti. (Or bubbles. Or sparklers. Whatever. I'll plan our wedding exit later.)

How to Spoil a Wedding Proposal in 4 Steps

BRIDES | Posted 01.22.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose The best part about a proposal, our experts agree, is the element of surprise. If you wan...

Which Came First, the Bride or the B*tch?

Bitchless Bride | Posted 01.19.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

I believe that it all starts innocently enough. Bridey, you're engaged! YAY! It's super exciting, and the beginning of a new stage in your life. But, with that stage comes uncertainty, and with uncertainty comes fear and stress. And, when the fear and stress kick in, the little girl inside of us begins to rage.

The Numbers Game

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.19.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Whether you are in the wedding industry or you are engaged, there is a question that if you haven't heard it already, you will hear it thousands of times in the near future: "What is your budget?"

Stop Calling Yourself a Wedding Planner

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.12.2016 | 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.

Can We Just Be?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I've been asked by men and women, young and old, acquaintances and strangers and family and friends. In intimate settings and public forums. By medical professionals (with no regard to my health), cabbies and cashiers.

Resolve to Be a Better Wedding Guest

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.06.2016 | 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.

Bridey, Five Ways Not to be a Nightmare Disguised as a Daydream

Bitchless Bride | Posted 12.29.2015 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Yup, I totally just stole a line from Taylor Swift, but why come up with another awesome line when one already exists? Right? Anyway, the point is, right now, so many of you are recently engaged (ahem... Christmas), and while I truly believe that you don't think you're a nightmare, inevitably, the majority of you?

The Hidden Gap Between Asian Culture and Luxury Sales

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 12.29.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

As consumers become more knowledgeable about what other consumers are experiencing, the demands for excellent customer service increase. The vast majority of consumers say they will walk out of a store if they receive inadequate assistance from employees. Nowhere is this more impactful than in the luxury market.

Planner Pushback

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 12.23.2015 | 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. Ful...

Day of Coordinator vs. Full Wedding Planner: Which Do You Need?

Leila Lewis | Posted 12.22.2015 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

Weddings are magical, special, romantic, and a day to remember. However, planning a wedding is sometimes stressful, time consuming, and although fun a...

Hashtag Wedding Goals

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 12.17.2015 | 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 ...

Bridey, Please Don't Throw an Engagement Party Only for the Presents...

Bitchless Bride | Posted 12.15.2015 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Not gonna lie... This story horrified me. Like H.O.R.R.I.F.I.E.D. me. One of my esteemed colleagues in the industry told me about a bride who actually asked her to help her plan an engagement party for the sole purpose of receiving presents from her guests. I know!

Couples Dish On Their Special Holiday Traditions

Kristen Rocco | Posted 12.11.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

The holiday months are not only special because of the home-roasted honey-baked ham or the endless amount of carefully-wrapped gifts staring at you fr...

10 Little Wedding Planning Lies

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 12.22.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There are millions of articles out there, and plenty of conflicting pieces of information. Truthfully though, if planning a wedding was just as easy as surfing the web, then planners, including yours truly, would be out of a job.

How Can You Create A Positive Organization?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Are the people in your workplace generally over-extended and under-utilized or are they fully engaged and constantly renewed? Despite the best intent...

Dating, Engaged, or Married: Show Up for Your Partner in the Midst of Crisis

Liz Higgins | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Higgins

So how do you show up for your partner in the midst of crisis? What's the right way to respond? Here are a few golden nuggets for you.

3 Things To Consider When Divvying Up The Holidays As Newlyweds

Kristen Rocco | Posted 11.20.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

On Christmas Day last year, I boarded a plane along with my husband. Not to either one of our family's locations. We had decided to take a trip of a lifetime instead. Destination: Zurich, Switzerland.

Pinterest and the Peanut Gallery

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 11.19.2015 | 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.

2016 Wedding Trends: Top 10

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 11.13.2015 | 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 11.03.2015 | 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 10.26.2015 | 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.