Category Archives: Budget

Entertainment Spotlight: Playlist Event Music

When Beth Tucker and Chris Long were married in 2004, they wanted someone who would simply play music they chose on professional equipment, but that service didn’t exist! Like many people, they chose to create a playlist and do their own music.  Of course, they didn’t simply run their MP3 player through a boom box….

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I Love My Tree Skirt: A case for repurposing your wedding gown

I love my tree skirt made byJust for You As Christmas approaches, I have the joy of decorating my tree. My tree skirt was made from the hem of my wedding gown. My Mother’s Gown When I got married, I wanted to wear my mother’s gown. Alas, that was not to be. I’m about 6″…

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Wedding Entertainment 101

Photo provided courtesy of Angelic Angles I wanted to write a quick “Wedding Entertainment 101″ article. Unfortunately, even a “simple” list of entertainment options quickly became waaay too unwieldy for a little introduction article. After several attempts I realized that this sort of “intro has been done by others. Why reinvent the wheel? What I…

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Repost: Offbeat Bride | The dowry tradition and how it relates to today’s bride

If you’re wondering about financing your wedding, check out this lively debate over at Offbeat Bride, and be sure to read the comments!  The focus is on whether or not the brides parents should pay for the wedding, and all that it implies.. Offbeat Bride | The dowry tradition and how it relates to today’s brideBefore…

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Repost: HEAD OVER HEELS: PRIORITIZING YOUR BUDGET

I love this article! Nicole Zenner is a friend and a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants.  She offers some great information about keeping within your budget, and also describes how wedding planners can help you stay within your budget!  I can add that I regularly plan weddings with budgets between $10,000 and $20,000,…

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I should have hired me!

Welcome back from summer! This humble event planner took the summer off of blogging. With all my spare time, I’ve been running “Mamma Camp”! My children and I have had a wonderful summer, and my youngest is now mere weeks away from being a school kid- no longer a preschooler.     This month, I…

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Repost: Offbeat Bride | 15 ways to throw an *affordable* eco-friendly wedding

I know there are a ton of ways to be eco-friendly with your celebration, and it does all depend on your personal values and your sensibilities.  Here is some pretty down-to-Earth advice by Offbeat Bride about being eco-friendly without breaking the bank!- Enjoy! Offbeat Bride | 15 ways to throw an *affordable* eco-friendly wedding 15…

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The First Three Decisions

If you’re newly engaged, you’ve probably shared the joyous news of your engagement with all of your friends and family. Once you’ve been toasted and congratulated, the reality of wedding planning may begin to sink in.  You may begin to ask yourself, “Where do you start?” Here’s a hint… All other wedding planning decisions will be…

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