How To Help Your Groom Relax For Your Engagement Session (5)

Today’s  guest post, brought to us by Emily Chappell Photography, is full of great ideas for having a fun and relaxed engagement shoot. Enjoy!

Congratulations, brides-to-be! You’re recently engaged, you’ve hired a wedding photographer, and now you’re gearing up to take your engagement photos! This is such a sweet season of life and a wonderful opportunity for you to learn how your photographer operates behind the camera before the wedding day. I imagine you’re super excited to get some awesome images taken of you and your fiancée – except, maybe he’s not entirely into it. In fact, maybe your groom-to-be has expressed his absolute DREAD regarding your upcoming engagement session! Rest easy – this is not uncommon! Many guys tend to shy away from the idea of having their photo taken, especially by someone they don’t know all that well! Having been a wedding photographer for several years, I’ve learned some measures that you can take in order to help ease your guy’s fears and concerns, and ultimately help him loosen up at your engagement session!

Read the full post after the cut!

Continue reading

Today’s helpful guest post comes to us from Kimberli Lowe Photography in Fort Worth, Texas. Enjoy!

When planning your wedding, budget, compromise and prioritization is the key to staying on track. No matter what kind of wedding you are planning, chances are good you have to monitor finances. Finding ways to stretch that budget means being able to fit in all of your wedding day vision without taking on a 2nd job. High profile vendors provide the best budgeting opportunities.

Considering your funds, your 3 highest priced categories are generally venue, catering, photography. Economizing without sacrificing on these 3 categories is actually easier than you might think. Start by creating a list of your top 2-3 vendors in each category and then narrowing it down. Meet them in person, whenever possible. While a portfolio might be impressive, ensure there is a great vibe between you and the vendor. Working around personality conflicts is not something you want to do on your wedding day.

Read the full post after the cut!

Continue reading

Complete Guide to Choosing a Music for your Ceremony (6)

Today’s awesome guest post comes to us from Brandon Stiles of Uptown Down Entertainment, based in Atlanta, GA. Enjoy!

We get questions all the time about wedding ceremony music! What ceremony songs to choose, how long should they last, how much does it cost, should it be modern or classical? So today we’re going to be looking over all of it: the art of planning wedding ceremony music.

Read the full post after the cut!

Continue reading

20 Things You Should Know Before You Buy Your Wedding Dress (3)

20 Things You Should Know Before You Buy Your Wedding Dress (3)

Today’s in-depth guest post, brought to us by Felicia Lazaridou of Loves Young Dream Weddings, will answer all of your burning wedding gown questions and help you find the perfect gown for your big day! Enjoy:

Buying your wedding dress is hard because you know this is probably going to be the most memorable item of clothing you will ever choose to wear in your life, and because you know all eyes will be on you. Aside from a handful of superhero women who may have been lucky enough to have had a different experience, most married women would agree that buying your wedding is going to be stressful. Felicia Lazaridou, CEO and creative director at Loves Young Dream Weddings, a bespoke wedding planning company for dream destination weddings in Halkidiki Greece will be a buffer to your stresses as she guides you through what you should know before buying your One And Only Perfect Wedding Dress.

Read the full post after the cut!


Continue reading

Photo Credit: ShelbyRae Photographs

Today’s awesome guest post comes to us from Amanda Lankford of Amanda Jewel Floral + Design, based in Atlanta, GA! Enjoy:

It’s not surprising that springtime is a floral designer’s dream! Spring is all about newness with blossoming blooms and everything returning to the vibrant green hues we know and love about this time of year. It’s also the start of wedding season, which is amazing for foraged floral creations due to the amount of budding flowers, lush greenery and blooming branches. This time of year, we encourage you to be creative and take advantage of all the free goodies spring has to offer!

Read the full post after the cut!

Continue reading

3 Keys to Staying Organized While Planning Your Wedding (3)

Photo Credit: Rachel Robertson Photography

If wedding planning has you feeling overwhelmed, have no fear! Today’s guest post, brought to us by Jamie Chang of Passport to Joy, will help you get organized. Enjoy:

One of the initial steps you’ll want to figure out before you start looking at venues is how you’re going to stay organized during the wedding planning process. It’s going to make life much easier and will save time, money, and your sanity along the way. Here are some of my best tips for how to get organized and stay organized while planning your wedding.

Read the full post after the cut!

Continue reading

How to Include Pantone's Color of the Year "Greenery" in Your Wedding (10)

Today’s fun and colorful guest post comes to us from Kristin of Lillian Rose, Inc. based in Mukwonago, WI! Enjoy:

Every year designers, event planners, artists, and more await Pantone’s Color of the Year announcement and with each announcement, a new trend in color is born. This year, Pantone has dubbed Greenery its Color of the Year 2017. “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings” -Pantone. Fitting for the celebration of marriage, no? It really does sound life changing- and that is why you need it in your wedding. If you are afraid of having a shade of green be the star of your wedding, have no fear. There are plenty of other colors you can incorporate to subdue the hue and enhance your wedding day aesthetic.

Read the full post after the cut!

Continue reading

Bridal Shower Advice from the 1940's (3)

Today’s fun guest post comes to us from  Maddison Wallace of Paperlust! Enjoy:

In 2017, for better or worse, wedding planning revolves around the internet. From dreaming up your day on Pinterest, reading wedding blogs for advice, shopping for wedding invitations online or finding the perfect venue, it’s hard to know where you would even begin without it! In previous generations, of course, no such thing existed, so bridal magazines, books and help from family and friends were necessary. In 1942 a book titled ‘Your Wedding: How to Plan and Enjoy It’ was published in America. The author, Marjorie Binford Woods, was the editor of Modern Bride Magazine and gave advice about every aspect of wedding planning, including the bridal shower. The book was a huge success, with revised editions and fresh print runs right into the 1980s. So how did some of that advice age?

Read the full post after the cut!

Continue reading

How to Choose the Right Wedding Photographer (2)

Today’s thoughtful and informative guest post comes to us from Joe Josland of JJosland Photography, based in Dartford, England! Enjoy:

Organizing a wedding, even a simple one, can be hugely complex. Right from the joyous moment when the proposal is accepted, the questions start. ‘What kind of venue should we book?’ ‘How many guests will we invite?’ ‘Do we really need six courses?’ In my experience, however, one question stands out from the rest: ‘How should we choose our photographer?’ To help you make this decision, here’s a list of key considerations to ensure you’ve chosen the right person for your special day.

Read the full post after the cut!

Continue reading

How to Choose A Perfect Wedding Venue (4)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Harish Kumawat of BookEventZ, based in Mumbai, India! Enjoy:

Wedding planning always starts with deciding the wedding venue. Without which, the wedding planning cannot proceed further. In the world full of options, it is easy to get lost in the dilemma of how to choose a perfect wedding venue. So, in order to scrap the confusion and save your time, we have listed out few important things to be considered to get hold of the perfect wedding venue for your special day.

Read the full post after the cut!

Continue reading