What to Know Before Hiring a Wedding Officiant

As a professional officiant myself, I would like to offer some advice and answers to questions you may have about hiring an officiant for your wedding. What does an officiant do? In my opinion, the ceremony is the most important part of your wedding. After all, the union is the reason everyone is gathered together as witnesses…

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Finding Your Perfect Wedding DJ

Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event that takes a lot of time, effort and money to plan. The wedding DJ that you choose should reflect your personality and style, and this vendor will have a direct effect on the success of your special day. Here are a few things that a professional DJ should provide: …

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Five Steps to a Perfect Wedding Film

There are so many different aspects of planning a wedding, but from my knowledge, having a videographer present is so important and worth the investment. So with that, here are five tips on what a couple can do to make their wedding film showcase them in the best way possible. This advice can be used with any videographer as well as be helpful for any couple in understanding the video process. Many couples have no idea what to expect, just like with anything they do the first time!

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I Say 'I Do' to Being an Entrepreneur

Recently, my good friend Peyton Murry wrote a short piece for one of her journalism classes about me and student entrepreneurs. I thought I would share her article Student Says 'I Do' to Being an Entrepreneur because it quite nicely sums up my passion for the work I do. She truly captured who I am and what I stand for. Thank you, Peyton, for all of your hard work, and I am so happy I could help you with your class project!

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Featured: Six Brides for Six Dresses Editorial Shoot

Many of you know I had an amazing bridal photoshoot on May 20th, and it was a blast! I just received the final images and video back from the talented Sarah Olivia Photo and KW Productions, and I am so excited to share them with you! This shoot was also featured on Revel, a new wedding blog, which was also very exciting for me!

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What to Think About When Hiring a Designer or Décor Vendor

Customizing an event can be a blast, but overwhelming at the same time. Whether you need help gathering ideas, designing, finding décor or coordinating the event, there are professionals to help. Here are five things to think about when planning an event and how hiring a decor vendor can help!

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Turn Your Passion Into a Full-Time Job

Since I was about seven years old, I knew I wanted to be a business owner and entrepreneur (even though I did not know what an entrepreneur was at that time). My dad had built my sister and I a small playhouse in our backyard, and I decided to turn it into a little shop. I sold and traded a variety of items, and I did make-up and nails for my friends and family…

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What to Think About When Hiring a Custom Stationery Vendor

Invitations are the first visual your guests have of your wedding day, and as a graphic designer specializing in stationery, I’m so excited to break the process down for you today! Your invitations set the tone for the feel of your event, and they determine more than we realize. For example, casual invitations mean casual dress code. No link to the registry means no wedding gifts…

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What to Think About When Hiring a Dessert Vendor

For over fifteen years, I have been providing wedding cakes and desserts through Soft Peaks Cakery. I have seen a LOT of changes over the years. Thirty years ago when my husband and I got married, we spent $300 for the complete day (Equivalent to $1,000 in today’s money). We had lunch, cake and beverages for 75 people in our backyard. Like today, our family and friends helped with the food. I made the cake, we purchased the beverages at the local Costco and we wrote our invites on a brown paper bag…

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