February 1, 2019

During this Black History Month, there are so many accomplishments and achievements and just overall strides that I could mention, but of course this is a wedding blog, so I want to talk about African American wedding traditions.

Of course, there is the universally know...

April 21, 2018

A couple things to think about when choosing a serving style:

What time will your reception start? 

If your reception will begin before 4 PM, dinner may not be necessary. In this case, you might decide to serve brunch or heavy hors d'oeuvres instead. On the flip side, if...

April 7, 2018

  1. How many people can this location accommodate for a seated dinner and dance floor?

  2. What is the rental fee and what is included in that price? Is there a discount for booking an off-season date or Sunday through Friday?

  3. How much is the deposit, when is it...

March 24, 2018

The best gratuity for any wedding vendor is a good review! However if you believe your vendors went above and beyond, here is a cheat sheet to tipping your wedding vendors.

Expected Gratuity

~ Hairstylist and Makeup Artist (Expected) - 15-25%

~ Delivery and Setup Staff (E...

March 10, 2018

Step1: You and you spouse have to come TOGETHER and file a written application with the probate court in your county.

  • All applicants are required to provide their social security cards

  • Applicants under the age of 25 are required to provided one piece of identif...

February 24, 2018

Showcasing a portrait of the bride at the reception is a classic southern wedding tradition. If you have it in your plans to keep this custom alive for your wedding day there are a few things to keep mind while you prep. For example, it’s a pretty good idea to schedule...

January 27, 2018

Overall a more personalized experience that encompasses the bride and groom and who they are as individuals and as a couple is the trend for 2018. 

Wedding Style - Bohemian is in! Expect to see a ton of macramé and plenty of vibrant colors this year.

Wedding Colors - Hue...

January 21, 2018

1. Use the TOP 5 method

Decide on 5 major WOW factors to splurge on (3 if your budget is less than $150 per person). Maybe you’ll go all out on the invitations and cut the other stationary options like programs and menu cards. Or, perhaps you’ll choose a very large and...

July 27, 2017

When you hire a planner for your wedding or any event for that matter, communication is key! It is important to maintain effective communication that will help to foster a happy and beneficial relationship between you and your planner.  Here are 5 reasonable expectatio...

February 12, 2017

  

If you’ve been recently engaged you might be considering the idea of attending a bridal show. Bridal shows are one of the more fun things you will get to experience as a bride, but if you have never been to one before, then it may also be a bit overwhelming. Her...