Heteronormativity in the Wedding Industry

Heteronormativity in the Wedding Industry

I want to start by saying that this blog may not be the most exciting for a couple planning their wedding. It will be educational and possibly filled with some heavy topics, but this is an important one that I feel compelled to write about today. See, as a wedding...

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Creating Entertainment for Kids at Your Wedding

Creating Entertainment for Kids at Your Wedding

When wedding planning, one of the biggest questions that will come up, mostly from others, will be "Are you having kids at the wedding?".  Let's break it down this way, you're going to fit into one of these two types of people: ONE:  Ah, the squeals and cries of...

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Top 8 Late Night Wedding Snacks

Top 8 Late Night Wedding Snacks

I will preach over and over again, that your guest's experience should be a top priority when planning your wedding.  There are many things you can do to help ensure they have a great time.  From the smallest detail to the amazing entertainment you book, it all comes...

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You’re In A Wedding, Now What?

You’re In A Wedding, Now What?

You have graciously accepted the honor of standing in front of a crowd while all of the attention is on two people getting married – you are now a member of a wedding party, the honor attendants, entourage, groupies, whatever you want to call yourselves. ...

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Wedding Terms: What Do You Mean I Need An STD?

Wedding Terms: What Do You Mean I Need An STD?

As I wrote this blog I was trying to think of a title.  I like to keep things funny and lighthearted and I hope I did the job because it brought you here to read it. See, I laugh every time someone is confused by the term "STD" while planning their wedding.  I'm sure...

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Creating Wow Moments for Your Epic Wedding

Creating Wow Moments for Your Epic Wedding

Every couple dreams of pulling off an epic wedding.  But doing that takes a fair amount of hard work. There are months of planning and countless stressful nights to create a day of memories that will last a lifetime. Are you making the right choices to ensure your...

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Weddings of 2020

Weddings of 2020

First, let me start by saying that planning a wedding in 2020 is not really more difficult in the concept, but with all of the unknowns that are faced by planning something for the future, the stress level is increased.  Do you book a vendor now or wait to see if you...

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The Year That Shall Not Be Named

The Year That Shall Not Be Named

This year in review post is going to be SO different than years pasts.  Normally I open with something inspirational about the past year, my hopes for the future, and touch on all the amazing events and happenings I was lucky to be a part of.  This year my couples...

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Explore Our Comprehensive Wedding Planning Tools

Explore Our Comprehensive Wedding Planning Tools

I'm not going to sugar coat it.  Wedding planning can be overwhelming.  Along with all the decisions you have to make, there are all those parts you have to keep organized to make sure everything is covered and nothing is forgotten. Keeping your wedding planning...

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Top 5 Signature Cocktails

Top 5 Signature Cocktails

Many people opt to have a signature cocktail or two on their wedding day for guests to enjoy and I fully support this decision. Not only is it a great way to save some money if you wish to limit your bar, but it's a fun way to connect to your guests. ESPECIALLY if you...

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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Wedding Tips

Top 5 Eco-Friendly Wedding Tips

As we have all learned more about how our everyday lives impact the Earth, a lot of us have started to change our ways to have less of an impact. But large gatherings like weddings can have a huge impact on our environment. Even a simple change can help so much. Here...

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A Helpful Guide to Choosing Your Bridesmaids Dress

A Helpful Guide to Choosing Your Bridesmaids Dress

Choosing a bridesmaid dress for the females in your wedding party is no easy task, but it can be one of the most fun parts of the wedding planning process. Inviting the special women in your life to be your bridesmaids; your sisters, your lifelong friends, your...

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Your Wedding Day Will Still Be Perfect

Your Wedding Day Will Still Be Perfect

I know you've been looking forward to your wedding day for some time now. Planning has taken you months, if not years. From your venue to your first pick photographer to the DJ that will keep the dance floor hopping. The perfect stationery and the flowers to match....

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Year in Review 2019

Year in Review 2019

This was a year of growth for me as a wedding planner in many ways. I'm slowly working on growing Eventistry into the company I see it becoming. See, I'm on a 15-year-plan....when my daughter is 15 and doesn't want anything to do with me anymore, I want to be doing...

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My Favorite First Dance Songs

My Favorite First Dance Songs

When planning your wedding the music you choose for your first dance can be a daunting task. It must be just perfect and reflect you as a couple, not to fast and not too slow. Something you both like and can dance to. Maybe something that's not too long for those who...

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The Finishing Touch aka The Pocket Square

The Finishing Touch aka The Pocket Square

Gone are the days of the black tuxedo, boutonniere, and shiny black shoes. Now it's so easy to add a piece of your personality to what you wear on your wedding day. From the color of your jacket to your tie (or bowtie for that matter) to even the socks that only get...

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Gratuity Guidelines:  Who gets it, how much and why

Gratuity Guidelines: Who gets it, how much and why

Johnny Joo hard at work First thing I must say when tipping your wedding professional team, please remember that it is not a mandatory expense. Gratuities should only be given to those wedding professionals who have gone above and beyond their contracted duties. Small...

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How to Interview your Wedding Baker

How to Interview your Wedding Baker

The wedding cake. A staple of a wedding celebration and most people expect to see one. But today people need to throw their expectations out the window. Don't get me wrong, about 80% of my couples opt for a wedding cake, but the other 20% have something different....

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Linens: Renting vs Buying

Linens: Renting vs Buying

This one topic right here only has one right answer, and that answer is the one that works best for you. I know, that's not really an answer, but it's 100% true. Look, as a wedding planner, I love when my couples rent their linens. In fact, it's almost one of those...

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How to Interview Your Wedding Photographer

How to Interview Your Wedding Photographer

Wedding planning is a series of interviews with professionals that will provide you with a service on your big day. But what do you need to be asking? For instance, you know you want pictures of your wedding, but how do you sift through the hundreds of available...

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Day-of Coordination Doesn’t Exist

Day-of Coordination Doesn’t Exist

Wedding planner, wedding coordinator....two very different and distinct jobs. Both performing tasks throughout your planning and wedding day to some scale. But what they are not doing is "day-of coordination". I'm not a person to sugar coat things. As I was trying to...

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Year in Review 2018

Year in Review 2018

The end of 2018 is here and it’s bittersweet for me.  This past year was a big step in setting myself up for success and I am already seeing the results as my 2019 season is starting to get lined up.  See this year I pushed myself a little more, took more steps...

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Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Planner

Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Planner

So I have had many a chats with couples at places like a We Thee Wed wedding show, and they dismiss my services because they already have a venue coordinator at their venue.  Now when I hear this two things happen.  One, I kindly respond with my prepared speech what...

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Wedding Party Gifts – One Stop Shop

Wedding Party Gifts – One Stop Shop

So the big day is getting closer and you forgot to purchase gifts for those amazing people you asked to be in your wedding party.  (Or your first cousin once removed that you were forced into having stand with you.)  Or maybe your on trend and are putting together...

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Professional Spotlight – Billy J Entertainment

Professional Spotlight – Billy J Entertainment

What is it that you do? Planning a wedding and reception can be stressful. Placing Billy “J” Full Spectrum Entertainment in charge of your reception instantly alleviates some of that stress; their one-of-a-kind wedding entertainment services help to ensure everything...

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Professional Spotlight: First Choice Photo Booth

Professional Spotlight: First Choice Photo Booth

What is it that you do? We provide Photo Booth Rentals for all types of events. Tell my readers a little about yourself and your history as a business. I have been in the event industry for 12 years now and love every minute of it. We have grown from just me running...

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