WeddingLovely April Editor's Picks

Wow! Looks like WeddingLovely’s editorial team couldn’t get enough of April’s gorgeous watercolor-inspired wedding submissions. From a fun, whimsical and vibrant invitation suite by one of our Certified Lovely Vendors to a hip and colorful styled shoot, we trust that you’ll fall in love with all things watercolor in this month’s editors’ picks.

Plus, how about a round of applause for that epic floral umbrella and gorgeous white reception with pops of color shared with us by two more of our Certified Lovely Vendors! Enjoy the full interviews, invitation suite and styled shoot below:

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Post Wedding Checklist

This helpful post wedding checklist comes to us from Larry Zimont of Ethan Lord Jewelers, based in Chicago, IL! Here’s Larry to tell us more:

Once a couple’s perfect wedding night is over, it is easy to think that all of the planning is over, and it is time to relax. What some people forget is that there are still tasks that need to be done after your wedding that can be just as important. Whether you want to keep some wedding night memorabilia or make sure to send out those thank you cards, here is a checklist to help you remember what still needs to be done after your big day.

Larry Zimont joined Ethan Lord Jewelers in 2008 and is focused on helping customers search for and find unique, one-of-a-kind engagement rings. To learn more about Ethan Lord Jewelers, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile.

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Budgets and Tabletops Demystified by Each and Every Detail (2)

Today we have a lovely styled shoot to share with you, styled three ways to show exactly what you get at three different price points! Here’s wedding planner Brooke Millis of Each & Every Detail to tell us more:

As wedding planners, one of the most common conversations we have with our couples involves budget numbers, their Pinterest board, and a tough conversation about how much this centerpiece or that charger actually costs.  We love working with couples to find a style and look that can be achieved within their budget, but we find that there’s a lot of heartbreak early on due to the fact that price tags are hard to find online.  With this styled shoot, we wanted to show how specific elements can increase or decrease your budget while altering the overall look of your tablescape.  We also included mock budgets for the entire wedding, so that couples can get a sense of how what they see on the tabletop relates to the overall style and cost of their wedding.  These prices are definitely based on our Dallas-Ft Worth market, and will vary from place to place.

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Today’s heartfelt guest post, brought to us by author and freelance writer Troy Lambert, offers some important food for thought when it comes to preparing for the unexpected. Enjoy:

“Wake up Troy. There’ something wrong.”

They were the words that started one of the toughest days of my life. My fiancée has a rare disease. So rare there isn’t even a name for it. It’s a chronic disease, but although one in two women will develop heart disease, one in three will develop cancer, and over 8% of the population has diabetes, only six other people in the world have ever been diagnosed with Abigail’s condition.

While usually there are warning signs, things that let us know an episode is coming, this time things happened really fast. The ambulance came, and three days later, we left the hospital. She felt better, but a specialist in Seattle wanted to see her as soon as possible. In the middle of wedding planning, when things were really coming together, we had each lost three days of work, and the upcoming trip meant we would each lose at least a few more, not to mention the cost of the trip.

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