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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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.06.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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 02.09.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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.

Why We Didn't Hire a Wedding Planner... But Wish We Had

Reflective Bride | Posted 10.28.2014 | Weddings
Reflective Bride

Until you really get into the preparations for your big day, it is impossible to fathom how much work is involved and how many details need to be taken care of.

8 Things Not To Skimp On For Your Wedding

Wedding Wire | Posted 05.23.2014 | Weddings

By Kim Forrest, Editor, WeddingWire The first step of wedding planning is setting your budget. But it’s not as simple as coming up with a total ...

The Definitive Guide To Including Your Dog In Your Wedding

Laura Hartle | Posted 07.14.2014 | Weddings
Laura Hartle

Gonna put a ring on it? Put a shirt on it, first. (On your dog, not your intended. Don't make it weird.)

11 Things Wedding Planners Can't Say To Your Face

Posted 05.12.2014 | Weddings

By Elizabeth Mitchell for Brides Your planner is there to help you bring your dream wedding to life. That said, a wedding planner is not your perso...

Your Wedding, Your Way: Wedding Planning and Design Tips

Clane Gessel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Weddings
Clane Gessel

Personality is the keyword here. A wedding's style should be a reflection of the couple's personality; it should tell a unique story about the bride and groom and define the feeling of the event.

Should You Break Up With Your Vendor?

Renee Strauss | Posted 05.12.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

It is easy to be influenced by a professional, but this is your very special day, so make sure your requests are heard. Get what you want. But, to do so, you'll need to know what you want -- and that means you need to do your homework.

8 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding Planner

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.05.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

What does this mean in the grand scheme of things for you? It means, as brides and grooms, you need to get organized BEFORE you get on the phone or walk into the office to start your planning. This is your money you're burning, after all.

You're Engaged! Now What?

Sharon Sacks | Posted 03.29.2014 | Weddings
Sharon Sacks

Hiring a qualified wedding planner can save you hours of stress and anxiety by taking the guesswork out of planning your perfect day.

How Far Ahead Should You Start Planning Your Destination Wedding?

Sandy Malone | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Since Weddings in Vieques made its reality television debut on TLC's Wedding Island last summer, we're getting wedding requests for three, four, five and even six years ahead. Sometimes I find myself asking are you guys kidding me?