Fellow Wedding Coordinators: Please Stop Doing the Caterer's Job!

Fellow Wedding Coordinators: Please Stop Doing the Caterer's Job!

I get it. I really do. Catering for a wedding will take up a large portion of your budget and it is tempting to hire a catering company that will do the bare minimum and save you a few hundred dollars. Well, I am warning you that this is a terrible place to try and save some money and I am going to give you reasons why.

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Luxe Fall Wedding Trends

Luxe Fall Wedding Trends

When I say “luxe,” I know this word has certain connotations especially in regards to weddings. Luxe does not necessarily mean massive centerpieces or gilded gold details. Luxury can be found in many forms as long as it is executed in fine quality. It does not refer to size or even the quantity of anything. In fact, simple design elements can be considered luxurious. Luxury almost always comes down to tasteful, statement pieces and details.

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An Honest Explanation of Wedding Planner Prices

An Honest Explanation of Wedding Planner Prices

Every planner has their own pricing structure for various reasons. I can only speak for my own business, but I thought it might be helpful for couples to understand some of the reasons why planners charge the prices that they do. If you are not in the wedding business, it can feel like pricing is all over the place. Why does this Planner X charge $1000 less than Planner Y? Or why does Planner Y charge a percentage and Planner Z charge a flat fee? I am hoping this post will answer some of those questions!

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Planning Worksheets: FREE Printable

Planning Worksheets: FREE Printable

Okay, okay.  I know it may be somewhat "old school," but I love using a hard copy daily planner.  To be fair, there is still a lot of people that agree with me.  Just ask Erin Condren's 500k following on Instagram 😃 A lot of my fellow paper lovers like a planner that includes goal settings sheets, checklists and loads of extra paper and places for notes as well.  This keeps you on task, but also gives you a space to brainstorm and think deeper - these are things you just can't really get with an app.

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Mentor Program: The Un-Classroom Experience

Mentor Program: The Un-Classroom Experience

When I started my wedding planning business, I was so lost.  My previous experience had been in fashion show production, which while similar in many ways I knew I had a lot to learn.  I began like most hopeful wedding planners - by completing a wedding planner certification program online.  And it's not like I don't recommend completing one of these programs, but I was left feeling pretty unsatisfied and out about $2k.

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A French Approach to Wedding Planning

A French Approach to Wedding Planning

Are you ever walking through life and start thinking about some random philosophy or topic of discussion and then all of sudden everywhere you turn all these weird scenarios start popping up reinforcing your thoughts?  I feel like that has been happening a lot this week!  Therefore, I am going to share what has been on my mind and how I am approaching wedding planning (and life) differently now than I did five years ago.

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Surprise Second Line Band

Surprise Second Line Band

Elyse’s bridesmaids started contacting me a couple months before the big day asking me to assist them with a special gift they were planning and to keep it very hush, hush. They were arranging a surprise second line band, a true New Orleans past time, to appear during the reception.

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