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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.

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.

Attitude Is Key to Success in Marrying

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 10.20.2016 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

If you have a long established pattern of thinking you can't succeed in marriage, you might find psychotherapy helpful. The important thing is to bring into consciousness any self-defeating attitude you might be believing. Next, question it. Then, take positive steps to transform it.

All In The Timing

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 10.15.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Wedding planning can be a hectic adventure from the moment that ring gets slipped onto a finger. From picking the date, to selecting the venue and all of your vendors, it is a roller coaster ride that needs serious management. This is why you hire a planner, but you already knew I was going to say that.

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.

Getting Married in a Hurricane

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 10.01.2016 | 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 09.29.2016 | 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!

Planner First, Everything Else Second

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.27.2016 | 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 08.20.2016 | 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?

How to Plan Your Entire Wedding Online

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 08.20.2016 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

Weddings are a big deal. Every small detail seems to matter, and the more we invest time into the planning, the more overwhelming it can become. Maybe you're the type of bride that enjoys the process, which is great! Maybe you're not, and that's great too!

The Ten Commandments of Wedding Planning

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.14.2016 | 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 08.05.2016 | 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?

Let It Go, Let It Go...

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 07.15.2016 | 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.

Nova Scotia, Spain's Costa Brava and 5 Other Food-Filled Honeymoons

Food52 | Posted 07.09.2016 | Travel
Food52

Thinking about the moments after the buzz of getting married -- when not every waking hour is dedicated to florals, hors d'oeuvres or seating -- can be exciting and wonderful. And especially when you're planning a trip you and your partner will take to celebrate just being together.

Cheers: How to Toast at a Wedding

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 07.01.2016 | 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 06.23.2016 | 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 06.12.2016 | 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 06.05.2016 | 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.

Criticisms I've Faced Because I'm Engaged In My Early Twenties

Elizabeth C. Fericy | Posted 06.03.2016 | Weddings
Elizabeth C. Fericy

I think a lot of people have misconceptions about women who get engaged in their early twenties, but it's the best decision I've ever made.

What 'Type' of Planner Will You Need?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.29.2016 | 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 05.19.2016 | 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 05.15.2016 | 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 05.06.2016 | 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.