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Beware of Wedding Vendors Who Claim They Can Provide All Services

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.22.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You can either be a wedding planner, or a minister, or a caterer, or an innkeeper, or the DJ, or the florist, or a travel agent, or a photographer, or a hairstylist -- but you cannot do more than one of these jobs effectively at the same wedding.

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.

Sam Stein

Wedding Vendors Gear Up For A $ame-$ex Wedding Boom

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's ruling that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional represents the culmination of a decades-long politi...

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.

Wedding Vendors Who Don't Want to Service Same-Sex Weddings Should Get Out of the Wedding Business

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Sandy Malone

In the spirit of love and Valentine's Day, I'd like to ask all my colleagues in the wedding planning industry to take a moral inventory of how they're running their businesses.

5 Critical Elements That Make a Wedding Trade Show Worth Participating In

Renee Strauss | Posted 03.23.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

As a vendor, determining the event at which you should showcase your work -- and for which you should spend your hard-earned money to do so -- continues to be the million-dollar question.

Bridal Coaching: The Newest Wedding Vendor Niche as Emotional Meltdowns Rise

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.04.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Most of us will seek out professional counseling or therapy at some point in our lives. So why wouldn't a bride-in-distress get counseling for whatever's got her so worked up during her engagement period?

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?

Building Your Wedding Business: Your Network Is Your Net Worth

Renee Strauss | Posted 08.17.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Let's face it: There are tens or even hundreds of great vendors per category -- and many who never make those "lists" are incredible at their jobs. So, how do you get referrals you need to grow your business? By creating powerful relationships.

5 Cardinal Sins Committed by Wedding Photographers That Guarantee We Will Never Refer Them

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.03.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Photographers aren't like wedding planners. They see things at a wedding through a completely different prism. And that's the whole point of hiring a ...

Finding the Right "Fit:" Do You, Bride, Take This Vendor?

Renee Strauss | Posted 07.22.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Over the years, I learned that determining your core customer one of the most important things a wedding vendor or company must do in order to be fruitful.

5 Questions to Answer Before You Start Interviewing Wedding Planners

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.13.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

We like to pretend we make magic happen, but wedding planners don't actually read minds. We work on details, facts and numbers.

8 Wedding Planning Secrets From the Insiders

Judith Johnson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

Your wedding day will not be perfect, but a great team of vendors can make sure it's as close as possible.

Being a Bridezilla Can Destroy Your Whole Wedding Planning Experience -- Tips for Behaving Yourself

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.18.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

A little bit of honey goes a long way...

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.

3 Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Officiant

Glamour | Posted 11.30.2013 | Weddings
Glamour

Since the whole point of the wedding is the getting married part, it's important to consider who'll be doing the marrying -- and to ensure that the marriage will be legal.

6 Weddings Instagram Accounts You Aren't Following (But Should Be)

Kelsey Borresen | Posted 09.26.2013 | Weddings

With so many amazing wedding Instagram accounts to choose from, it's hard to know if you're following the right ones. Some are givens -- BHLDN, Jose V...

The Simple Thing You Must Do For Your Vendors

Posted 09.23.2013 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

The Conversations You Must Have With Your Vendors

Posted 08.27.2013 | Weddings

This article originally appeared in Wedding Ideas magazine. Before you part with any hard-earned cash, make sure you ask your wedding venue and pho...

The One Word That Makes Weddings Cost So Much

Posted 06.19.2013 | Weddings

A new study released Sunday by British consumer research group Which? found that wedding vendors routinely charge more for their services when told th...

The Surprising Reason Your Wedding May Be So Expensive

Posted 06.17.2013 | Weddings

Want to save money on your Big Day? According to new research, you might want to refrain from telling vendors that you're planning a wedding. In a...

3 Step System for Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

G.E. Masana | Posted 08.06.2013 | Weddings
G.E. Masana

Every delighted couple I've ever spoken to has always said it was all about the photos for them. Couples who felt indifferent, or worse, about their photos after their wedding, always seemed to have compromised on this one point.

When the Unexpected Happens on Your Wedding Day

Ali Phillips | Posted 06.22.2013 | Weddings
Ali Phillips

Bad weather aside (because no one wants it to rain or snow on their wedding day), things happen. "Stuff" happens. Think of possible things that can happen and plan ahead for potential pitfalls or delays.

10 Things The Wedding Industry Won't Tell You

www.marketwatch.com | Posted 04.22.2013 | Weddings

1. “We could go out of business before your big day.” Wedding spending tumbled 32% during the recession, from an average of $28,730 per event i...

Maryland Same Sex Weddings = Dollar Signs

The Baltimore Sun | Luke Broadwater | Posted 03.30.2013 | DC

When Maryland merchants talk about the recent legalization of same-sex marriage, they sometimes talk of broad, lofty themes: Equality. Justice. Civil ...