wedding planning

Five Tips for Planning Your Honeymoon

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Okay sure, you're wedding is still seven months away and you haven't even had the time to give much thought to the idea of your honeymoon. But I'm here to tell you that it's never too early to start planning! And that goes for every detail of your wedding. Trust me, the sooner you finish up your honeymoon plans, the more time you have to get excited for it! To make it a little easier, I have five tips that will jump start your planning process so you can have more time to relax.

One: Book Early

Now considering what I just said above, this one might be a given. Especially if you're getting married between the typical "wedding season" (March-Sept). The further you start booking your flights, hotels, and rental cards, not only will it be cheaper, but there will be more options for you to choose from!

Two: Work With A Travel Agent

Often times, they have the inside scoop on where the best deals are. Not to mention they know where the best restaurants are, the best beaches to visit, and what activities are a must during your visit. They, like a wedding planner, will take off a lot of the planning stress that you don't have the time to deal with. Remember, it is supposed to be a vacation after all!

Three: Add Travel To Your Registry

Have plenty of bowls and spoons? Ask your guests to contribute to your honeymoon on your registry instead! Consider hosting your registry on a site like Wanderable or Honeyfund to make it easier to send more cash you way!

Four: Fly From A Smaller Airport

I have my best friend "Hopper" to thank for this tip! Seriously, it's the greatest app, go download it. Instead of flying from your closer, larger airport, consider flying from a smaller hub a few miles outside of your city! You could save a significant amount of money just by flying through a smaller port, and the lines will be a lot more manigable! 

Five: Go All Inclusive

Sites like Groupon and TravelZoo are still successful for a reason: the all inclusive trips. Most cases there is an itinerary to follow, but if you're a go with the flow (and save a bit of $) kinda gal. This is your best bet! I'm also willing to bet you even know someone who has done this before, and loved it. I say it's worth looking into! 

 

What a perfect wedding looks like

What a perfect wedding looks like

Did I grab your attention? Admit it, you’ve been scouring the internet for advice on how to throw the best celebration for your upcoming wedding. You want to know what you must do, and what you must avoid. Good! Keep reading that advice. It will be helpful! In the same breath, make sure not to overwhelm yourself with all the do’s and don’ts. You want to know the secret to having a perfect wedding?

Your Wedding Dress Timeline

Your Wedding Dress Timeline

Regardless of where you get married, what vendors you hire, and what time of year you say I Do, one of the most important details of your wedding is the dress. It doesn't matter who you purchased the dress from, the timeline of when to start the search and when to finish alterations is the same for most everybody. But what exactly does that look like? Grab your calendars! It's time to start planning.

Four Essential Things To Do When Wedding Planning

Four Essential Things To Do When Wedding Planning

After a few consultations with your prospective vendors, viewing your venue, and one too many trips to the bridal boutiques, you might be ready for a full on Wedding Planning break. No kidding, it's exhausting! But since there's so much still to do, you're finding yourself overwhelmed and helpless as you slowly work your way through that intimidating task list. 

So what do you do? How do other brides tackle this beast, and how come eloping isn't the more popular option? Before moving down your list, make sure you take time to do the following. If you've caught yourself struggling again in the next month or two. Stop, repeat these steps, and then continue to hustle your way to your dream wedding. 

The first things to do once you're engaged

The first things to do once you're engaged

Congratulations babe, you're engaged!!! You ready to tell the world and put that deal all over Facebook? That was rhetorical of course ;) But let's focus for a second, what are you really actually supposed to do once you're engaged? Well do I have the list for you! If you're planning a long engagement, my advice is to start your official planning process about 12 months before your expected wedding date (unless your dream venue books out further). If it's a shorter engagement, it's time to pull out those pens and notepads and pour that coffee! We have a lot of work to do. 

Dear Brides, Yes, You Can Have a Perfect Wedding

Dear Brides, Yes, You Can Have a Perfect Wedding

No matter what you might be thinking now, you can have the perfect wedding. The key, though, is teamwork. I am so lucky to be involved in a community filled with so many talented and hard working creative women, all joining together on a mission to give you a memorable and beautiful day.

Tips on Wedding Planning

Tips on Wedding Planning

Engagements are popping up left and right on my social media feeds, and I have to just take a second and say CONGRATULATIONS! If I could send virtual hugs I would. But, I can't, so I'll just share some of my top wedding planning tips instead. Because if you're just getting started, any help wedding planning is life saving!