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Archives: November 2017

Thank You Notes 101

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The last box has been opened, the last check endorsed and deposited, your honeymoon suitcase is unpacked, all the laundry is done…you’re literally out of excuses for why you’re putting off writing those Thank you cards. We’re here to help! Follow these tips to totally rock the note writing process!

• Be organized

You should honestly know that once you’re engaged you’re going to be the recipient of at least a couple of gifts. Stay on top of it! Gifts received before the wedding (we’re looking at all your multiple showers) should have a thank you in the mail within 2 weeks of the event. Which is even better to get a big chunk done before the wedding! Read More

Miranda and Jenna

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Miranda and Jenna met while working together at Applebee’s, and it was love at first sight. After moving around to four different states, they finally settled down in Fort Worth, Texas. Seeing that their relationship could survive so many changes, Jenna knew that Miranda was the one for her. On a random Wednesday, Jenna setup a perfect proposal. She had music playing and post-it notes of all the reasons why she loves Miranda. Meanwhile, Miranda had no idea this was happening, she just thought it was a normal day, until she got home from work and saw everything. Needless to say, Miranda said yes when Jenna asked her to be her wife, and the planning process began. Read More

Holiday Weddings Yay or Nay?

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With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s right around the corner, many couples may be thinking about booking a holiday wedding in the next year or so. Is this really a good idea though? Before booking, consider both sides of the coin before putting any deposits down

The Pros:

 1.       Friends and family are most likely out of work

Holiday time means longer weekends and longer weekends means time to party! This should allow more folks to be able to be included in the rehearsal dinner or morning after brunch festivities. And it’s a good excuse to get all the extended family together around the holiday season. Read More

Why Hire the Pros

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Why on Earth would you want to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a professional caterer, bartending service, DJ, florist, baker, wedding planner, or photographer when you have a friend or family member who “does weddings” offer to do it at little or no cost? Well, to put simply, you get what you pay for. Now before getting too far I’m going to start right off the bat and acknowledge that not everyone is going to agree with me on this post. But keep in mind I am speaking in generalities. My hope with this post is it just gets couples and families to pause and think before diving in to hiring all the family and friend “friendors” that come out of the woodwork after posting your new sparkly rock. Read More

Traveling with Your Dress

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“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Thank you John Steinbeck for these words of wisdom! But how on Earth do they relate to wedding dress travel? Well put simply, ladies, please please please, when getting your plans together for packing, do NOT forget your precious dress! No matter how great your packing game is, if you leave your dress to the last minute something could go wrong and who wants that stress days before your wedding? So what’s the best game plan for packing that bundle? Read and find out!

• Do not fold it up in a suitcase and check it. Murphy’s law says if something can go wrong, it will. No matter how many times you’ve traveled and not lost your luggage, the one time you pack your wedding dress separately and let it out of your sight, it will end up in Timbuktu. The best plan of action is to keep your dress in your sights at all times. Read More