All Weddings are Local – How weddings and events support small business

November 5, 2019Marriage, Personal, Reception, Vendors, Wedding, Wedding Planners

Every November we are encouraged to support local businesses on Small Business Saturday, which ironically, is a campaign created by one of America’s largest corporations. One of the wonderful things about being an event professional, is that with every wedding, party, and event, I get to work with other entrepreneurs who also took a chance … Read More

Beer, Wine and Liquor – Should you serve all three?

August 5, 2019Budget, Reception, Wedding

Non-alcoholic beverages, like tea or lemonade, are typically supplied by your caterer. But what about alcoholic drinks? Unless you hire an independent company or add it on to your catering contract, you will probably have to purchase them yourself. Many couples choose to serve beer and wine only. Sometimes this is for personal reasons. But … Read More

Pride Month 2019

June 19, 2019Love, Vendors

As Pride Month 2019 comes to a close, unfortunately, I have been reminded that there are still vendors that refuse to service LGBTQ couples. And while we do not have the power to change anyone’s mind, and the courts have asserted that it is their right to refuse service, I am still disappointed that this … Read More

The No-Kid Wedding

March 11, 2019Love, Marriage, Reception, Wedding

You hear and read it all the time, couples who don’t want kids at their wedding. You might be one of them. But I really think you should reconsider.  I know all the reason why you don’t want them there: you think they will misbehave, you don’t want to spend the extra money on kid’s … Read More

Setting a Wedding Budget

July 6, 2018Budget, Love, Marriage, Reception, Wedding, Wedding Planners

One of the most unpleasant parts of wedding planning is setting your budget and tracking your spending. According to this 2016 BRIDES study, more couples are contributing their own dollars to have the wedding they want. And we all know that money can be a source of tension in a relationship. To help avoid conflict … Read More