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Changing Your Last Name After the Wedding
As long as marriage has been the center of important passages in our lives, brides have taken the name of their betrothed. Although the percentages have slightly decreased, Psychology Today and a Google poll confirm that 80% of brides still continue this condition. Even a small portion of the remaining 20% of brides choose to take their spouse’s last name by hyphening. Regardless of percentages, the task of changing your last name is a very daunting task for all who choose this route.
Wedding Planner vs. Day-Of Coordinator
As a professional in the wedding industry, I sometimes forget that engaged couples, and basically everyone that does not work in this industry, is not super familiar with all of the wedding vocabulary. One of two terms that fall into the most confused category just so happen to be my specialty. Clients and other vendors mix up Wedding Planner and Day-of Coordinator. So, if you’re raising your hand as a member of the “I’m confused” category, don’t fret! Allow me to clear some things up.
What to Do With Purchased Items Post-Wedding
Chargers, candles, napkins, dinnerware, glasses, and more. If you wanted to knock the socks off of your wedding guests, you probably acquired all, or most, of these items to bring that stellar vision of yours to life. You could have rented many of these items, or borrowed from your newlywed mates. But if you’re a DIY bride, like so many are, you thought, “hey, I can buy those same glasses for $1 at Dollar Tree instead of renting for about the same price.” Well, you weren’t wrong, my dear… but I’m pretty sure once you woke up from your freshly-married, blissful daze, only one thing came to your mind (and probably your mother’s):
How to Incorporate Your Fur Baby into Your Wedding
Oh, how we love our sweet, four-legged babies. With their soft fur (on their bodies and all over our couches), innocent eyes, playful spirits, and unconditional love and loyalty, how could you not want them with you for every important moment of your life? The traditional adjective for dogs tends to be “Man’s Best Friend,” but let’s be honest, dogs are everyone’s best friend. My little fella is definitely number one on my list.
5 Cash-Back and Savings Apps You Should Absolutely Download for 2019
It’s the end of 2018 and I think we can all agree we’re ready for it. If you’re like me, that rent increase, heavy car note, and surprise medical bills are just the lint-covered cherry on top of a stale cake. Millennials and older generations alike are on the hunt more than ever for some extra bucks without requiring too much extra time in exchange, because let’s be honest, our days are already filled with enough day jobs and side hustles.
- Top Story - December 2018
What to Consider When Booking a Venue Top Story - December 2018
Let’s be honest—the first thing on your mind, once you get past the shock and tears of your engagement and that gorgeous ring on your finger, is “Where are we going to do this thing?!” Venue selection is certainly an exciting adventure, but don’t be fooled—the task can get pretty stressful if you’re not prepared. Selecting a venue takes more than picking the one that’s seemingly cheaper or the one that looks the prettiest in pictures online. So, before you go and put that down payment on the first one you look at, make sure you keep these other small, but important factors in mind.
- Top Story - November 2018
The Essentials for a Wedding Emergency KitTop Story - November 2018
“Oh no…oh my gosh. MOM!!” Think of weddings like Murphy’s Law – if something can go wrong, it will. Dress buttons pop, hair falls, centerpieces break, bridal party members get lost, and occasionally, someone passes out. Terrifying to think of anything ruining your perfect day, isn’t it? Well worry not, my fair brides (and moms), I’ve got you covered.
Self-Care on a Budget
To no one’s surprise, life can really kick you in the rear... and scratch you in the eye and rip out your hair all before breakfast. And when you’re busting your tail taking care of a family, putting your best foot forward at work, and/or planning a large event or trip, the stress and exhaustion can leave you feeling empty and hopeless. Stress causes digestion disfunction, mood swings, headaches, and loss of focus; not to mention the aging and weight inconsistencies, which just stresses you out even more.
8 Wedding Planning Hacks to Save Money
One hopes to only have to plan a wedding once in their life. Not only because you’re planning to be wed “'til death do you part”, but because weddings are expensive. As kids dreaming of your fairy tale wedding, we tend to skip over the daunting money thoughts. I mean, who wants the Debbie-downer of maxed out credit cards, debt stress, and bounced checks to ruining their dream day?
- Top Story - August 2018
Why Hiring a Wedding Planner is the Best DecisionTop Story - August 2018
You’re in heavenly shock. The love of your life just made the grandest proposal for you to be their one and only, forever and ever. Ring photos have been snapped, posted, and shared. Mom, dad, your best friend, and even the random stranger on the street have all been told the exciting news. You’ve been dreaming of your big day since you watched Cinderella and have been pinning wedding themes, colors, and décor on your board since first downloaded the Pinterest app. You can’t wait to be the most beautiful bride anyone’s ever seen. Now what?