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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!

Chris Soules: Is It Over Before It Begins?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Why do so many of these relationships, whether they begin on the television show or in an out of the ordinary setting, end sooner rather than later?

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.

Jennifer Aniston: How Long Is Too Long?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Actors Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux got engaged in August of 2012, and their wedding has been much-anticipated by their many fans. However, reports last week revealed the two have been fighting and are now living separately.

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.

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...

Valentine's Day Proposals: Thinking Outside the Ring Box

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.14.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Why let a restaurant dictate your evening and why share such a special night with a room full of strangers? Keep it simple, keep it classic, and keep it at home this year.

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.

How To Pin Like A Total Boss While Wedding Planning

Natasha Burton | Posted 02.11.2015 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

Pinterest can be a major time suck and even a source of stress when you start feeling overloaded by idea after idea after idea. But it definitely doesn't need to be. To use the site to its fullest potential -- and your advantage -- implement these strategies for pinning like a total boss.

These 'How We Met' Stories Couldn't Be Sweeter

The Knot | Posted 01.28.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

We've rounded up some of the cutest "How We Met" stories, from freshman dorm move-in day to really nosy aunts and adorably awkward failed pick-up lines. We dare you to read through these sweet stories and not smile from ear-to-ear by the end!

5 Free, Quick Ways You Can Boost Engagement At Work

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Do you walk through your office doors each morning with a bounce in your step and a sense of anticipation about the day ahead? Or do you drag your feet and feel weighed down by that feeling of dread that's tugging at your heart?

These Tattoo Wedding Rings Are The Ultimate Sign Of Commitment

The Knot | Posted 12.09.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

Tattoo wedding rings are the ultimate outward sign of commitment.

Building an Engaged Audience

Amanda Slavin | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Amanda Slavin

The word engaged is overused. Everyone is focusing on "online engagement." Brands, nonprofits, individuals -- everyone wants to increase their online presence and measure online engagement to be able to showcase what they are doing is successful.

Falling Out of Love

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 12.07.2014 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

What were the themes that led a person to fall out of love? Loss of trust, loss of intimacy and no longer feeling loved by his/her spouse. This led to great emotional pain which made the person feel bad about him/herself, further destroying his/her love for his/her spouse.