The Best Online Wedding Planning Resources

The Best Online Wedding Planning Resources In today’s day and age, it is not uncommon to plan most of your wedding online. While the internet has a plethora of resources to choose from, that can also be what makes it so difficult to narrow down the best assistance. We have done the hard work for […]

Where do Wedding Traditions Come From?

The Origin of Wedding Traditions Have you ever wondered where many of our wedding traditions began? Why exactly do you need to save the cake top for a year?  Often, we follow these traditions without really knowing or understanding where they originated. And as the world gets smaller, we are all seeing and experiencing traditions […]

Wedding to Do List  

Wedding to Do List     While the thought of all the things you need to do to plan your wedding may seem never-ending and daunting, try to enjoy this time, preparing for one of the most special days of your life.  We have laid out some of the items on your to-do list to help […]

Are Wedding Venue Deposits Refundable?  

Are Wedding Venue Deposits Refundable?     As we all navigate our changing reality with the onset of COVID-19, this question has now become more relevant than ever before.   Venues will typically require a deposit between 25% to 50% of the site fee or estimated charges when booking your wedding. If you need to cancel, here […]

How to Build the Perfect Wedding Day Timeline  

How to Build the Perfect Wedding Day Timeline      You have finally reached the point in planning where you need to start planning the flow of the event and the timing of the wedding day. Do not worry, for the most part, wedding timelines are standard and follow a basic schedule, with some customization […]

5 Things You NEED to Know Before Choosing Your Wedding Planner

5 Things You NEED to Know Before Choosing Your Wedding Planner      As you start to plan your wedding, you will quickly find that there is a vast amount of information to absorb and navigate. How do you select the right vendors? What is the etiquette of seating? What arrangements do I need to make […]

The First 3 Things To Do Once You Are Engaged

The First 3 Things To Do Once You Are Engaged You’re engaged—CONGRATULATION! Now, what?   No doubt, you are eager to get started on many exciting wedding plans – the guest list, the honeymoon location, the linen colors, etc. While you’re overwhelmed with joy, you might also be just frankly overwhelmed in general. Where do you start? What’s […]

Wedding Theme- Do you need one?

mirrored disco balls in fountain at Valley of the Moon Winery during a wedding

So, you found your ideal partner and want to plan the ideal wedding too, right? Consider a wedding theme- do you need one? Why?  A wedding theme will clearly express your vision for your special day.  Making the choice can be difficult, but once you have decided on a theme, you will be more directive […]

How to choose your Wedding Photographer

Now that you are engaged and have selected a venue and date, hiring vendors comes next and choosing your wedding photographer is a BIG decision. Here are some things to consider and remember when making this decision.   Have a Connection You have spent months and maybe years waiting for the BIG day and you want […]

Hiring a day-of Wedding Coordinator: Why it’s important

Day-Of Wedding Coordinator with bride and groom

We know what you are thinking… “We can save money by planning the wedding ourselves.”  Let us stop you right there!  Yes, you can save money by planning the wedding yourselves, but have you thought about who will actually control the overall flow of the event once the big day finally arrives?  We bet we […]