Tipping and Gratuity: A Guide to Gratuity for Vendors

Tipping and Gratuity: A Guide to Gratuity for Vendors Vendor tipping and gratuity etiquette is a gray area. On one hand, certain business types, such as restaurant waiters, expect a tip regardless of the quality of service. On the other hand, providers such as hairstylists & makeup artists may or may not expect an extra […]

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6 Commonly Forgotten Wedding Costs

6 Commonly Forgotten Wedding Costs We all know how expensive a wedding can be, but there are small costs that often are forgotten or overlooked. These can add up to a big overage for your wedding budget. After all, you need a dress, a venue, flowers, food, a cake, and countless other items in order […]

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Sparkler Send Offs

Sparkler Send-Offs You’re engaged and planning a wedding. You have the perfect dress, color scheme, and florist. Your timeline is planned perfectly by the minute. It starts with you getting ready, but how does it end? Leave your guests with a little bit of ‘spark’ and do a sparklers grand exit! When considering this type […]

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The 6 Most Important Things to Remember When Choosing a Baker

As you browse Pinterest and wedding sites looking at cake designs, start to gather inspiration. Take a close look at the cake designs that resonate the most with you. Are you in love with the idea of a rustic buttercream cake decorated with fresh flowers, or does an ornate cake covered in fondant make you […]

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5 Red Flags to Look for on Wedding Vendor Contracts

5 Red Flags to Look for on Wedding Vendor Contracts As you plan the wedding, you’ll realize that vendor contracts are a huge part of the process. You’ll meet with tons of vendors, and sign a lot of contracts along the way. It’s easy to miss some of the fine print as you try to […]

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Things Your DJ Does Besides Play Music

Things Your DJ Does Besides Play Music You may not realize it, but one of the busiest vendors at your wedding reception will be your DJ. Not only are they responsible for playing the right song at the right time, but they also play a strong role in moving the night along. Experienced DJs work […]

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How to Choose a Caterer the Right Way

How to Choose a Caterer the Right Way From plated dinners to food trucks set up outside the reception venue, the options for feeding your wedding guests are growing every day. Pick something that will make you and your guests happy, but don’t sacrifice your tastes or the style of your wedding for others’ opinions. […]

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Is a First Look Right For You?

Is a First Look Right For You? First looks have taken the wedding world by storm in the past few years. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it’s a new way to see your fiance before the wedding ceremony begins. It usually only includes the couple, the photographer, and the videographer. The goal is […]

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Vendor Contracts

Vendor Contracts Before we get into the fun stuff like dresses, cakes and flowers, we want to take a moment to talk a little business. Every time you hire someone to do something for your wedding, get your agreement in writing. Go back and re-read that sentence again. Do not be intimidated by contracts. They […]

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6 Things to Know Before Your Makeup Trial

Your goal is to look as beautiful as possible on your wedding day, so it’s understandable if your makeup is one of your biggest concerns. Once you’ve booked your makeup artist, it’s a good idea to schedule one or two trials. This will allow you to work out any conflicting visions, decide on the best […]

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