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Guest List

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 4:20 PM

A few tips when planning your guest list. If you have chosen your venue(s) keep in mind the total capacity each venue can hold. You do not want to over invite and then not have enough room to hold all your guests including the wedding party. Keep your budget in mind because most caterers charge by the person and it can be very expensive. Pinterest is an awesome place to find “guest list flow charts” to weed out your guest list.

How much did you budget for? What does your guest list look like?

If you need help with your guest list? Message us we will be glad to help!


Thumbtack Quotes

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 2:10 PM


As of last summer, 2018, we are no longer quoting through Thumbtack. We prefer to quote directly off our website. It has been designed to match our service list providing you with an accurate quote without the confusing questions of Thumbtack. Emails and scheduled phone consultations are always welcome!


Getting your brain organized after the engagement

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 10:40 AM

You will most likely get asked by everyone when is your wedding!?! However, you and your fiancé will have to take some time to figure this out.

*First step is to sit down a figure out what time of year you would like to have it.

*Second, you will have to select a few different dates that will work best for you.

*Third, when considering the time of year, think about your budget because certain times of the year are more expensive than others. Off season is typically November through March.

*Lastly, start looking for venues that fit your style and make your guests comfortable. You should not be booking any vendors until your venue and wedding date is secure! Trust me, it may save you a lot of headache and money in the end!

**Need help with your timetable; contact me and I will put one together for you.**


The history of the Wedding Ring

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 3:10 PM

Flashback facts this Friday

The Ring

The circular shape of a wedding ring symbolizes eternal and unending love for one another. The Egyptians would wear hemp rings symbolizing their marriage, but they would have to replace them often as they would breakdown. The ancient Greeks and Romans started making rings out of gold and iron. Gold rings represent purity, beauty, and strength. Ancient Egyptians believed that the vein in the left “ring finger” ran directly to the heart. Diamonds came into play in the Middle Ages, when a European design a diamond ring for his bride as a symbol of his love. Ever since the diamond has been the most associated stone in marriage.


The History of the Garter

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 2:50 PM

Flashback facts this Friday

The Garter

Throwing the garter is an old English custom. Male guests, some who had a few drinks, would often rush the bride to see who would be the first one to rip the garter off her leg. “Pardon me”!! :o These men felt that it would bring them good luck. Some brides would remove the garter before things got out of control and she would toss it out to the guests.

Today, the groom playfully removes the garter himself and tosses is out to the single men. To me, this is a fun, safer route to go!


The History of the Bridal Bouquet

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 2:35 PM

Flashback facts this Friday

The History of the Bridal Bouquet

In ancient Romans time; the bride would carry bunches of fragrant herbs and flowers to ward off evil spirits. Ancient Greeks carried Ivy as this was their symbol of unending love.

Today, couples like to coordinate their bouquet with the theme of their event, tying in all the colors they have chosen. In addition, its very common for the bride to toss her bouquet to the single ladies giving the lady whom catches it to be next to find a husband.


Flashback facts this Friday ~ The Veil

Posted on February 1, 2019 at 11:40 AM

Hi everyone!

So the month of February I am going to talk about the history of some wedding traditions. Its amazing to see how the times have changed over the centuries!

Flashback facts this Friday

The Veil~

The wedding veil has evolved over time. It was known by concealing the brides face with a veil it would camouflage her so evil spirits could not identify who the bride was. The veil is also a symbol of modesty and virginity.

More often than not, today, the veil is used with family traditions or as a fashion piece to compliment the brides dress.


Wedding Planner vs. Day of Coordinator

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 3:05 PM

I have noticed in the past few years there had been confusion on what a day of coordinator is vs. an event planner. As of recently this year; I was asked "A day of coordinator is actually like a thing?", and "Sorry I am new to this planning stuff and I have no idea what a planner/coordinator does." Hopefully I can help answer this!

A day of coordinator is a professional planner who helps support and coordinate the day of the event. The day of coordinator takes all the planning the client has done and puts it all together to ensure the day runs smooth. A day of coordinator works behind the scenes with the vendors assisting where needed and taking care of issues that may arise. This also includes assisting with rehearsals, reception, set up, tear down, and assisting guests. All coordinators offer different services so be sure to ask questions!

A wedding planner is a professional assisting the client plan their day. They may help with venue selection, vendors, budget, timelines, organization, invitations, RSVP coordination and follow ups, design, decorating and much more. Some wedding planners offer day of coordination in their packages too. All wedding planners offer different services and packages.

We offer all of these services, and we customize every package to fit your needs! Please reach out to Michelle for your free consultation and quote.

Happy Planning!


Congratulations on your Engagement!!!

Posted on January 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM

We would love to help you celebrate your big day by providing you with excellent service. Our free consultation will allow us to get to know each other before committing to an unknown service. Once we know your expectations, we can customize your price to fit exactly what you need.

Contact us today to set up your free consultation!

~Day of coordination

~Full-time Planning

~Design and consultations


What do you envision your event will look like? Where do we begin?

Posted on January 11, 2019 at 9:20 AM

Let’s touch base on your design concept and how to work with it! Before you head out to your local craft store or start on-line shopping- there are a few steps to think about first. Please defer back to your budget to see how much money you have. Once you have that amount move to the next step. Next, double check with your venue to see what they offer. Some venues include linens, plates, flatware, lighting etc. Why pay extra if the venue can offer this to you at a lower rate, or sometimes it’s already included. You also want to ask the venue about rules and regulations on what you can and cannot do. You don’t want to purchase hundreds of candles because you got a great deal to find out the venue will only allow battery operated candles… what a waste of time and money!!

Moving onto the next step. Look at the grand scheme of things first. Consider the environment of the venue. Meaning, does the venue have natural beautiful views? Is the interior beautiful? Are you in a barn or a grand hall? All these factors play into the design. If the venue is already gorgeous enough; save some money and let that beauty shine. If you are in a barn, tent, a local hall etc. you may want to look into lighting, and drapery to make your wedding stand out. On a smaller level think about your theme/ colors, and what type of décor you want to include into this concept. I often see on re-sale sites people over buying décor that’s mismatched, not used, bought too many of something they did use but didn’t have to use all of it. This results in hundreds of lost dollars and time you may not get back. If you are having a hard time deciding on what to do ask your partner for ideas, your wedding party and family. They may have an opinion that can be valuable to you!

If you need help getting started on your event, I offer an hourly rate that allows you to control your budget on my design and planning services. Please reach out to me to get started!

Happy Planning,