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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.

3 Meaningful Ways to Capture Your Love Story On Your Wedding Day

Kristen Rocco | Posted 10.06.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

These are just three meaningful ways to capture your love story on your wedding day. But there are many more. Use your unique creativity to uncover the perfect way to share your love story with your wedding guests and with your family.

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!

Rick Ross Gets Engaged To Girlfriend Lira Galore

Us Weekly | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment

Just call him Rock-y Rozay! Rapper Rick Ross is engaged to marry his girlfriend, Lira Galore, she revealed on Thursday, Sept. 17....

Musings About Engaged Brains

Amy Brann | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Brann

We spend a lot of time looking at neuroscientific research relating to how people work, and bridging the gap between that and I'm constantly amazed at how impactful the game changing insights we share are in making it easier for people to wake up excited on Monday mornings and feel fulfilled on Friday afternoons.

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?

The Ten Commandments of Wedding Planning

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.14.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Whether or not you follow the actual Ten Commandments, these are the ones you really need if you're planning a wedding!

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?

Advice For A Doubtful Bride

Giulia Rozzi | Posted 07.29.2015 | Divorce
Giulia Rozzi

Since I wrote the article Seven Signs It's More Than Just Cold Feet and toured with my solo show Bad Bride I have received a number of emails from strangers asking for advice. I wanted to share one of those messages (edited for anonymity) and my reply because I think the conversation may be helpful for others that feel stuck in a relationship.

Let It Go, Let It Go...

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 07.15.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There are certain aspects of your wedding that you can organize and put together, but during the planning process you will have two choices: let it go, or let yourself go crazy.

Cheers: How to Toast at a Wedding

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Everyone has been to a wedding where there were either too many toasts given or too much detail given in the toasts. You sit there, drink in hand, wondering when the toast or speech is going to end or you simply try to tune out details that you really didn't want to know about the couple.

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.