wedding tips

Should you change your last name after your wedding?

Should you change your last name after your wedding?

More and more these days it's more common to hear of a bride who isn't taking her partner's last name. Whether she decides to keep her own last name, or choose to hyphenate, there is a lengthy decision process before she lands on her answer. And maybe you're at the point where you aren't sure what YOU want to do, but skipping the name change is on your mind. If this IS you, I have written a few things for you to consider below. There are some benefits women find in skipping the change, and some minor downsides as well. No matter what, without the influence of anyone around you, it is YOUR DECISION. Let your heart tell you what is right for you.

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. 

Vendor Highlight: Lane' Bigsby of Something Borrowed

Vendor Highlight: Lane' Bigsby of Something Borrowed

On Friday I had the honor of sitting down with Lane' Bigsby of Something Borrowed PDX at her warehouse and asking her my biggest questions for renting furniture and details for upcoming weddings. We talked about the renting process, the biggest wedding trends, and advice she has for couples planning their own 2017 and 2018 weddings. 

Keeping Your Guests Entertained is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Keeping Your Guests Entertained is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

What do you have planned to keep your guests entertained while you are taking photos with your photographer? This is one of the main concerns I am hearing from brides during consultations, and it's an absolutely valid fear. Planning a wedding is more than what the cake is going to taste like, what flowers are at the alter, and what your main colors are going to be.