Recently Engaged? Congratulations! 5 Steps to Take Before Falling Down the Wedding Planning Rabbit Hole
So how do you keep your sanity and preserve the sanctity of your relationship before falling down the wedding planning rabbit hole? Try these five steps:
Bridey, I really hope this helps you break it all down... I know that it's not always realistic not to be stressed when you're spending a shitload of money and time planning one day, but if you just breathe, and remember that you CAN do this, your inner rockstar will shine through. Got it?
Does using the word "wedding" make event services more expensive?
So, will a wedding planner save you money? Yes! But, probably not the total cost of their fee. But, they will save you a tremendous amount of time (the new money), and all of your sanity... How can you put a price tag on that?
There are nearly endless ways you can have your cake and eat it for free, too.
In the midst of the joy, there is always that awkward moment when I'm asked [or not], "how much do you charge?" The very question seems vulgar given the sacred nature of the task at hand. But weddings have become as much a business as they are a sacrament.
Talk about dropping some major dough.
Bridey, Don't Fake it to Feel It Whatever You Do... 5 Scenarios When Faking it Won't Help You Make it...
Today I really want to focus on how faking it to feel it can f*ck with your wedding planning, your relationship, friendships and more. Bridey, stop camouflaging how you feel for the sake of your wedding, and do something about it!
It's crunch time, and it's well known that most stress caused by a wedding is directly related to the amount of dough coming out of your pockets! Everyone wants to have a unique, memorable wedding, without breaking the bank.
There are lots of posts out there on how to plan a wedding without completely blowing your budget. But, most are written by industry "experts" who scour how-to guides for tips and advice they can regurgitate. This post is coming straight from a bride-to-be in the wedding planning trenches. Hi, I'm Jessica, and I'm here to give you real advice on how to get the most bang for your bridal buck.
My best friend was the biggest asset in wedding planning. She was married the year before and knew everything I needed.
2. Jewelry and accessories. Admits Tombs, "I don't get these celebrities who borrow jewelry for their wedding days. Don't
Your guests have no morals. So, if you are planning on providing an open bar for the evening, then plan on your guests living on nothing except booze (and maybe some food) for five hours. Got it? Good! Now, go budget that open bar!
Sometimes, technology is a bad thing. Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you should. That's exactly what went through my mind when I received an email from a public relations company asking me to blog about how wonderful it is that brides and grooms can crowdfund to pay for their weddings now. Are you kidding me?
Why Finding the Right Venue Can Be as Difficult as Finding the Right Sig Other: 5 Ways to Overcome Venue Finding Hell
Bridey, one of the most difficult parts of planning your wedding is choosing the right venue. I mean, there are so many factors to consider, and people to please that what used to be a fun experience has turned into more of a daunting task. Sorry, but true story!
The overall best advice, no matter who is paying for the wedding is to discuss priorities and expectations with both sides right from the beginning. This will not be the most fun and exciting conversation of your wedding planning process, but it will make every other conversation go much smoother leading up to your wedding day.