July 27, 2017

You maybe thinking, why would I want to include my family on a date with my spouse?  I get it, I get it.  But the truth is, anytime you are spending quality time together is great for your relationship.  And, if you are married or soon to be, you are a part of each other’s families.  So, why not spend some quality time together with your families?!  Here are some tips for pulling off a great Family BBQ.

July 25, 2017

So, you are thinking about having a DIY wedding?  I had a very DIY wedding, and I can tell you from experience that is is a lot of hard work.  Deciding to have a DIY wedding is not a decision that you should take lightly.  The more items you DIY, the more time you will spend on your wedding, and the more physical space it will take up in your life too!  My husband and I had boxes upon boxes of decorations, cake stands, food, beverages, etc. in our house leading up to the wedding.  We filled up his pickup truck and the back of a large SUV to get everything to the venue!  

But DIY weddings can be very rewarding too!  For us, we were able to have the super personalized wedding we wanted at a price within our budget.  So here are some things to consider when choosing to go the DIY route for your wedding.

July 11, 2017

Eeeeep!  You’re engaged!  This is such an exciting time in your lives full of love and wonder.  All of your friends and family congratulating you and cheering on your love.  Maybe even throwing you an engagement party!  And then it happens.  You start actually planning your wedding and realize how much everything costs.  You are not alone, we have all been there!  The first step in navigating this new ocean of wedding planning is to create a budget for your wedding.  Here are my top tips for determining your budget!

July 4, 2017

If you did not know that there is a difference between wedding planners, designers, and day of coordinators, you are not alone.  I had no idea what the differences was until I planned my wedding!  The confusion isn’t helped when many of these companies and individuals will offer more than one of these services on a wedding day.  But don’t worry; I am here to help clear up the confusion!

June 29, 2017

You may have noticed that I am a bit obsessed with Harry Potter!  If you have not, let me bring you up to speed: my wedding and honeymoon was Harry Potter themed, I got two hours of sleep to go to the midnight showing of Deathly Hallows Part II, I have 4 Harry Potter related tattoos, and my house has a cupboard under the stairs!  My husband and I watch the Harry Potter movies almost non-stop in the month of November.  But it has been a while since we sat down and watched them all in order (we tend to fall asleep on the couch if we watch anything in the evenings).  So, this weekend we are planning a Harry Potter movie marathon!

June 27, 2017

Getting ready for your wedding day can be either amazingly smooth or crazy and hectic.  Preferably, we would all love to relax, sip mimosas (or your drink or choice), and hang out with our best friends the morning of our wedding.  Here are some tips to planning our your wedding morning so you can have […]

June 22, 2017

Its that time again for more quick fire questions to get to know me better!  This time, it is all about one of my favorites: Harry Potter!  If you don’t know how much of a nerd I am already, this should shed some light.  Let’s get started! What is your favorite book? Uggghhhhhhhh.   What […]

June 20, 2017

Arizona summers are gorgeous.  Yes, you heard me.  I love summer in Arizona.  The warm breeze in the evenings.  The smell of dusty rain at the start of our monsoon season.  The sunsets.  There is just something about Arizona summers that are magical.  So, I can totally see why someone would want to brave the […]

June 18, 2017

Grab a coffee or a butterbeer, this is going to be a long one!  Today we are talking about how to break down your wedding budget.  Creating a wedding budget can be confusing and overwhelming to say the least.  Even if you are a budget savy, finance minded person, unless you work in the event planning profession, taking on this task can be intimidating.  And the internet does not make it any easier.

Everywhere you look, someone is throwing numbers at you of where you should spend your wedding dollars, and they are all telling you something different!  From The Knot to Wedding Wire and everyone in between.  These are supposed to be two trusted names in the wedding industry, and they can’t agree on how much you should spend on a Wedding Planner.

June 13, 2017

So many things in life are now digital, including your wedding photos.  Most couples will receive their wedding photos digitally through either an online gallery, a USB drive, or even a DVD disc.  I am here to tell you that technology fails and USB drives and discs are easily lost or broken.  And just like […]