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The Right and Wrong Way to Become a Professional Wedding Planner

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.22.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Misleading clients about your level of wedding planning experience is a ridiculous thing to do. You'll get busted fast. And trying to get an experienced professional to plan it for you so you can take the credit is shady, at best.

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!

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Planning Your Wedding

Summer McLane | Posted 05.15.2015 | Weddings
Summer McLane

There is nothing more frustrating to me as a wedding planner than a client not taking my advice. As the expert, when giving a suggestion or advice, I back everything up with stories from previous clients who didn't listen.

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 04.29.2015 | 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 04.23.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | 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.

A Rant by a Professional Wedding Planner: Do Not RSVP 'Yes' to a Wedding and No-Show

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.09.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Enough! Unless you're in the hospital or have just had a death in your immediate family, there is no excuse to no-show at a wedding. Ever. It's very rude.

How to Hire a Planner, Not a "Planner"

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.01.2015 | 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.

5 Signs You Shouldn't Be Getting Married (Even if the Wedding Is Already Planned)

Sandy Malone | Posted 03.26.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Some couples weren't meant to be married to each other. Ever. That's a cold, harsh thing for a wedding planner to say - heck, I need clients - but I think it's important for brides and grooms to realize that the simple act of having planned a wedding doesn't actually mean they have to get married.

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.

Can I Afford a Wedding Planner?

Stephanie Snay | Posted 05.06.2015 | Weddings
Stephanie Snay

Are wedding bells in your future? Congratulations! While you'll soon experience one of the most monumental days of your life, pulling off your Pintere...

Who Pays for What?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There is an old saying that you should always remember: "He who has the gold, makes the rules." Basically, if the parents are writing the checks, they are also writing the rules.

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...

Women in Business Q&A: Christyn Wilkins and Callie Brackett, We Tie the Knots Founders

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

We Tie The Knots co-founder Christyn Wilkins thrives on the rewarding feeling of "creating something out of nothing." The desire to be a pioneer--the first to do something and break traditional boundaries--were early indicators that this Georgia-raised entrepreneur with a knack for entertaining, would one day launch a business of her own.

Bridal Show 101: 6 Tips for Choosing the Right Trade Show to Attend

Renee Strauss | Posted 04.04.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

If you've signed up for any bridal websites and gone gown or venue shopping you've likely heard of a few wedding shows in town -- there are many!

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.

You're Engaged, Now What? Six Steps to Take Right After Becoming Engaged

Summer McLane | Posted 02.26.2015 | Weddings
Summer McLane

Here are six planning steps to take within the first month of your engagement that will help take away some of that stress.

What Your Wedding Planner Can Do For You (And What She Can't)

Tracie Domino | Posted 02.15.2015 | Weddings
Tracie Domino

With modern couples juggling careers, family obligations, social engagements and volunteer activities, it's hard to imagine where they can find the hundreds of extra hours needed to plan their wedding.

Going Against the Flow: Kellee Khalil, CEO & Founder of Lover.ly

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.03.2015 | Weddings
Charu Sharma

Kellee Khalil is Founder & CEO at Loverly, World's first bridal search engine. An Entrepreneurial Studies Graduate from USC, Kellee started the compan...

What Do You Value in Your Vendors?

Joelle Duff | Posted 12.16.2014 | Weddings
Joelle Duff

The debate over how much of ourselves we should share online will never go away, regardless of whether or not you are a wedding professional. But is oversharing always a bad thing?

5 Reasons NOT to Have Your Wedding Reception Go All Night Long

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.15.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Most of the time, the reception gets limited to four or five hours. That's what most venue and catering packages are based on. Oh sure, you can extend things, but here's a list of five reasons why you should not make your wedding reception last all night long.

How to Stay in Your Lane During the Planning Process

Summer McLane | Posted 11.11.2014 | Weddings
Summer McLane

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that their aunt or mom's best friend 'did' weddings, I'd be able to retire. People attend weddings and don't realize how much work actually goes into making them successful.