One of the hardest parts of planning your wedding will be creating and managing your guest list! Pulling a list together of your family and close friends is simple enough, but then it can get tricky. You’ll be amazed how many people end up getting added on after the first draft has been created. What about your parents’ friends? What about those people who invited you to their wedding 5 years ago? Who gets a plus one? Do you invite your second cousin you haven’t seen since y
Because guests will likely spend the most time at your wedding seated at the dinner table (assuming you are opting for a formal seated dinner service), it makes a great impact on the guest experience when the table is dressed up nicely. Since every couple has very different styles, this post is going to be more about the anatomy of a tabletop setting rather than the style choices on tabletop rentals. First of all, you should decide the type of table you want. Rounds? Squares?
Seating assignments can be one of the biggest headaches of wedding planning. The RSVPs have finally come in, which means the wedding is getting close, and you have limited time to create the chart. It can be a daunting task, especially when you have guests who don’t get along or don’t know each other. To make it a little easier on you, make sure you have a system that makes it easy to move guests around (so post it notes or on online program, not just you scribbling with a pe
There are tons of articles and tips that tell you what’s trending now and what proper wedding etiquette is, but you rarely here about the things you shouldn’t do when planning a wedding. Here are 5 lesser known items that you definitely shouldn’t do! 1. Don’t send e-invites. Not that there’s anything necessarily wrong with e-invites, especially for less formal events or parties. Our world today is pretty tech-savvy, so it’s not unusual for couples to want to include electroni
It happens all the time…couples are dressed and ready, everyone’s excited, and it’s only a few minutes until the ceremony begins, when all of a sudden, someone realizes that something has been forgotten. Best case scenario: You hired a wedding planner and they either have a backup or an alternative to whatever it was you forgot. Worst case scenario: Tears are shed. Panic ensues. What was a happy moment only a few minutes ago, is now a stress-filled disaster that 10 different
Weddings are stressful. As much fun as they are and even though it’s an incredibly happy day, there’s no denying that they bring on a little anxiety. Between all the planning, large amounts of family coming together, and plenty of money put toward the day, it’s easy for tensions to run high. Taking the stress out of your wedding day is important though. If you want to enjoy your day and start your marriage off with a happy beginning, follow these tips! Plan ahead. The biggest
You’re finally married, the honeymoon was wonderful, and now your finally back home as newlyweds! This means it’s time to do the not-so-fun stuff, like changing your last name. Don’t let it get you down though (and don’t put it off!) because it doesn’t have to be a hassle. Get your paperwork together in advance, and follow these tips, so that changing it after the wedding is a breeze. Marriage License You’re going to need this as proof that you actually got married, so make s