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Once upon a time, a wedding could not be orchestrated without the help of good ol’ mom a.k.a the mother of the bride.
But in today’s day and age, more modern couples are choosing premarital cohabitation and to host the wedding themselves or opting to hire a wedding planner to alleviate the stress associated with planning such a momentous event. And with the groom’s family possibly pitching in for the cost of the event, it’s no wonder that mom may not quite feel the love. So where does that leave the mother-of-the-bride?
Finding the perfect caterer, booking the band, and providing exquisite decor, is no longer solely in mom’s hands, no wonder that she might be feeling a bit…out of the loop. And not happy about it one bit! So, how do we make sure that she is still involved in the wedding? In her own special way of course! Here are 7 fun suggestions that will make any mother feel important and make...
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All the glorious, glorious wonders of Pinterest, countless blogs, and Instagram have single handedly raised the bar for weddings and social events everywhere. And thank goodness!! Long gone are the days in which an event planner would have to spend countless hours trying to convince a bride to rent floor length linens, or use any color other than white in her decor scheme; simply because it was all included in some hotel “wedding package”.
Shiny sparkling sequin linens, colorful glass beaded chargers, chic chavari chairs, and food. Oh the delicious indulgences. Hors d'oeuvres passed on trays served in mini tasting spoons to handcrafted signature cocktails, amazing entrees to desserts. Now go ahead and factor in setting the mood with lighting, fabulous flowers, and finally all those family and friends who...
I love weddings! As a wedding planner, I love playing an integral role in one of the happiest days in a couple’s life, which is why 25 years ago I made it my career. Weddings, however, are about more than just love. It’s a billion dollar industry and frequently a couple’s most expensive day with budgets ranging from $5,000 USD to $100,000 USD and higher. Where does a bride begin planning? Knowledge is the key yet with so many ideas, recommendations, and changing trends, many brides are left drowning in a pool of “how to?” “how much?” and “where do I start?” Enter destination wedding planners —consider it travel planning meets wedding planning. A seasoned, well-connected planner can relieve considerable stress, saving time and money by guiding you through the wedding planning process. A wedding planner wears many hats and plays the role of negotiator, money manager, logistics specialist, and walking Rolodex....
Many couples choose a holiday wedding because it seems more convenient, they love the theme and want to spend more time with their guests. But getting married is not always as beneficial as it seems.
In general, getting married on a holiday could be very expensive. Vendor availability is limited as well their prices are increased because you are asking them to work on a holiday. Vendors are people too and asking them to give up time with family and friends has a price. Even the government recognizes an increase pay on holidays. Am I right?
Not only do vendors and venues cost more on holidays too. With many parties on holidays, it's expensive to rent out space. Imagine renting a rooftop bar in NYC on New Year's Eve, or a restaurant in Washington DC on July 4th? The price increases drastically.
Getting married on holidays takes much more planning, trying to locate the available vendors, couples must reserve their entertainment, venue, cater, up to a year in advance...
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