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The Myth of Wedding Vendors Charging More

Lauren Randolph | Posted 06.23.2016 | Weddings
Lauren Randolph

As someone who has worked in the wedding industry with reputable planners, vendors and venues for over ten years, I am often surprised by how the outside world views us. I hear again and again from people who are unfamiliar with our industry that we quote different rates for weddings than we do for other events and even charge more for weddings.

Bridey, It's Time to STOP Apologizing! Except When You do These 10 Things...

Bitchless Bride | Posted 05.18.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

I've stopped apologizing. Seriously. I'm done apologizing for stupid shit. Sure, if I make a mistake or if I owe somebody an apology, then I will apol...

Read This Before Choosing Your Wedding Vendors

Mindy Weiss | Posted 05.05.2016 | Weddings
Mindy Weiss

When planning your wedding there are so many factors, details and decisions to make throughout the process. It's all too easy to become overwhelmed! One of the questions I almost always hear is how to choose the right wedding vendors.

Important Questions to Ask Your Wedding Vendors

Summer McLane | Posted 05.04.2016 | Weddings
Summer McLane

Nowadays, it isn't enough to just see someone's work online. You have to really investigate and interview your vendors.

Why the Word SIMPLE Tells Me Absolutely Nothing About What You Want for Your Wedding - A Rant

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.27.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

SIMPLE is probably my least favorite word in the bridal vocabulary. What does it mean when a bride says she wants a SIMPLE wedding? That tells me abso...

There Isn't an App for That

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 03.24.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The bottom line is, there isn't an App for everything. Some things will always require human interaction to achieve the best results. One of those things is assembling a team of vendors for your wedding day, starting with your wedding planner.

Want the Best From Your Wedding Vendors? 10 Tips to Make Sure Your Vendors Like You

Tammy Eckert | Posted 02.16.2016 | Weddings
Tammy Eckert

You've read the title of this article and thought "Damn, of course they are going to like me. I'm awesome!" Or "I am paying them. It's their job to like me." If you are the later, this one is for you.

5 Crucial Wedding Appointment Etiquette Guidelines

Bitchless Bride | Posted 02.04.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

It's a touchy subject for the industry because we are really tired of being taken advantage of, particularly when it comes to appointments... Making them, keeping them, and fucking around with our time. Therefore you need to know the rules of engagement (sorry, couldn't help it!). Ready?

Trust Your Wedding Vendors

Leila Lewis | Posted 02.04.2016 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

The invitations have been sent, your wedding dress is waiting patiently in your closet, and the butterflies in your stomach are getting a little more ...

One Tip to Make Your Life As a Bride So Much Easier

Kristen Rocco | Posted 01.12.2016 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

Being a bride is a full-time job in itself, but you probably also have a day job that requires your undivided attention too. So how do you manage it all? Compartmentalizing is key. But how?

The BEST Advice from the BEST Wedding Vendors in Boston!

Bitchless Bride | Posted 01.12.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Bridey, today's post is like hitting the jackpot of wedding planning. SERIOUSLY. If you are recently engaged or are in the midst of planning your wedd...

Bridey, Don't Let Your Wedding Planning Become a Game of 'Monkey in the Middle'!

Bitchless Bride | Posted 11.18.2015 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Bridey, I gotta ask you a question... Who's in charge? Who's wearing the pants? And, I'm not talking about your relationship with your sig other. Not only is it none of my business, but I don't give a sh*t.

Putting Your Stamp On It: Elements of YOU on Your Wedding Day

Kristen Rocco | Posted 10.21.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

In yesteryear (is that a word I really just used?!), weddings were pretty straightforward. There was the cake, flowers, venue, decor, and music. Brides chose things that her and her fiancé liked, but she was less concerned with it reflecting their personality as a couple. Times have a-changed.

What if Your Wedding Vendors Reviewed You, Bridey?

Bitchless Bride | Posted 10.14.2015 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

If there was a site for vendors to review brides in the same way you very publicly review us, would that change your behavior during wedding planning? Would it change how you treat people knowing that your behavior and conduct could leave a lasting impression not only on your vendors, but on your career too?

Here's What You Need To Know About Tipping Wedding Vendors

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 08.31.2015 | 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...

Who Can Brides Trust? How to Know Which Wedding Vendor Recommendations Are Actually Reliable

Renee Strauss | Posted 08.26.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Even though a bride may have dreamed about planning her wedding for years, actually doing the planning can become totally overwhelming. Even small decisions can be difficult and fraught with doubt.

This Video Perfectly Sums Up Why Weddings Are So Damn Expensive

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weddings

The prices of wedding vendors are notoriously hard to gauge -- many do not list costs on their websites. On top of that, it's hard for engaged couples...

All in the Family

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.05.2015 | 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?

Beware of Wedding Vendors Who Claim They Can Provide All Services

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.22.2016 | 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 07.16.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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?