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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.

An Introvert’s Tips For Minimizing Wedding Stress

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Weddings traditionally require months of detailed planning, culminating in you and your loved one being t...

How to Be the Best Bridal Party

Summer McLane | Posted 11.06.2015 | Weddings
Summer McLane

Being asked to be a bridesmaid or a groomsman is one of the highest honors given to a friend. Yes, it is a lot of work and sometimes it isn't fun but when your friend asks you to stand with them while they take this huge step in their lives, you do it... and you do it without any complaints. Unfortunately, that isn't always the way things go.

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.

Defining DIY Wedding Planning -- And How to Successfully Do-It-Yourself

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.30.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I've always wanted to be the person to write the formal definition of "DIY" for weddings. God knows, I've learned it the hard way. Both in planning my own DIY wedding in 2004, and in helping brides and grooms with the Do-It-Yourself bug find ways to make their personal mark on their wedding planning.

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.

All In The Timing

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 10.15.2015 | 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 10.07.2015 | 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.

9 Questions To Ask Before Choosing An Outdoor Wedding Venue

Christina Millikin | Posted 10.02.2015 | Weddings
Christina Millikin

There is something so breathtaking about celebrating your love outdoors surrounded by beautiful scenery, warm weather, and lovely people. Whether in a vineyard or a garden, an outdoor setting is a definite "I do" for my brides and grooms.

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!

The Reality Show Party Planner

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 09.16.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

As a wedding planner, I tend to gravitate toward reality shows that focus on wedding planning and social events in general. I'm addicted to bridal gown shows, and love when reality stars have "events" on episodes of their show. What I don't love seeing is the planner getting destroyed for the sake of ratings.

How to Plan Your Entire Wedding Online

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 08.20.2015 | 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 08.14.2015 | 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!

7 Reasons to Trust Referrals Instead of the Internet When Wedding Planning!

Natalie Vishny | Posted 07.24.2015 | Weddings
Natalie Vishny

All that GLITTERS is not gold. When you're looking at venues: Please note: Wedding Venues have pro photographers that shoot from cool angles. You'll know your spot when you see it.

Beautiful Wedding Decor Also Needs to Actually Work for the Event

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.16.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Pinterest has become an amazing channel to market my own services, and Instagram is a hoot because you see the good, bad, and the truly ugly from other weddings all posted by wedding guests. But what's important for brides and grooms to realize is that not everything that looks pretty is functional.

How to Design A Whimsical, Ethereal Wedding

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 07.10.2015 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

Your wedding day will naturally be a dreamy day! But what does it mean to have a whimsical, dreamy wedding? A lot of my brides mention these specific words to describe their vision for their big day, and through our consultations it becomes clear they don't always know how achieve the perfect look.

How to Prepare Your Guests for a Destination Wedding in 5 Easy Steps

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.07.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Congratulations on your engagement and your decision to host a destination wedding for all your friends and family someplace fabulous, tropical, and remote. You have a responsibility to make your guests' trip -- both planning and execution -- as smooth as possible for each and every one of them.

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.

Planning a Wedding on a Budget

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weddings
Jason Alderman

Couples can save considerable money through creative scheduling, direct planning and most important, treating their wedding as just one of many financial issues they'll navigate in a lifetime. That's why they might want to consider a little financial planning before the wedding planning starts.

Have an Emergency Medical Plan for Your Destination Wedding: True Horror Stories Revealed

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

When you're hosting a destination wedding someplace that most of your guests have never been, it's a good idea to have a very clear idea of what to do in case of an emergency. Preparing for something you probably won't need will give you the peace of mind.

10 Big Mistakes I Made While Planning My Wedding (That You Are Probably Making Right Now)

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.18.2015 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

As a wedding planner, recent bride, and six-time bridesmaid and maid of honor veteran, I've had my share of wedding experience. I can tell you that there is no amount of preparing that can completely prevent you from having some regrets.

Sneaky Has No Place in Wedding Planning

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.16.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I am not a fan of sneaky people during wedding planning. I answer to the brides and grooms who hire me and nobody else, unless they've been foolish enough to let their parents sign the contract.

Husband Material

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.12.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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.

June, Weddings and Father's Day

Barbara Hammond | Posted 06.05.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Hammond

It's June, the month of Father's Day and weddings. With that in mind, I thought I would combine the two in one post about my favorite step-father and my wedding many years ago.