Tips and Advice – Planning and Budget

12 Unexpected Wedding Expenses You Can Plan For

posted by Alex Hamilton

Budgeting for your wedding day can be a tough challenge! Of course, we are all familiar with the big ticket items that need to be accounted for – venue, catering, dress – but what other smaller costs may seem a little hidden? Even small things tend to add up when planning a rockin’ party for [read more…]

How To Find Your Perfect Venue

posted by Tabitha

Finding the perfect DC wedding venue location can be overwhelming and exciting all at the same time! The possibilities for a unique and memorable space to host your ceremony and reception are endless in this area. From historic mansions to museums and entertainment cruises, the DC area has an array of options to fit all [read more…]

Tips to Creating a Wedding Timeline!

posted by Tabitha

Today we are sharing tips on how to navigate one of the harder parts of wedding planning – creating a wedding schedule that works best for you, your guests, and your vendors. Traditionally, your DC area wedding planner or Coordinator will work with you to build the best timeline for the day but if you [read more…]

Let’s Talk About Tents, Baby…

posted by Tabitha

Today we are talking wedding tent budgets with the pro of at home weddings, Janice of Bellwether Events. She has written and published the fabulous e-book  The Elegant at Home Wedding and today she is sharing her knowledge to breakdown why tents cost so much!! Take it away Janice…. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve [read more…]

Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Planning Packages

posted by Alex Hamilton

One question we get a lot is “What is the difference between each wedding planning package option and which one is right for me?”  We recently featured some great advice from local DC area wedding pros on why hiring a wedding planner is a great idea and we wanted to follow that up with some information [read more…]

Q&A: Hiring a Wedding Planner

posted by Alex Hamilton

As promised in our first Q&A Session, Staying Within My Wedding Budget, we are continuing to answer some of our reader’s most pertinent questions! We always have readers asking us if hiring a wedding planner is worth it and we always say yes, yes, yes! We are very pro wedding planner and not just because [read more…]

Q&A: Staying Within My Wedding Budget

posted by Alex Hamilton

Over the next few weeks we will be featuring some Q&A sessions with the DC area’s best wedding vendors so all of our readers can get some wedding advice from local pros! We have taken some of the best (and most repeated!) questions from our readers so we can better help you to plan your [read more…]

How To: Engagement Session Prep

posted by Alex Hamilton

Want some wedding photos with that iconic Washington DC feel but don’t want to be running around town on your wedding day? Opt for engagement session photos at all of your favorite monuments and spots around the city! Not only will this save time on the big day but it will also allow for outfit [read more…]

Budget Advice: Splurging and Saving

posted by Tabitha

Credit: Kristen Gardner Photography Budget planning for an event as large as your wedding can be overwhelming and daunting to say the least. We asked a few of our favorite DC area wedding planners for some words of advice to hopefully help in planning for the unexpected, and where to splurge a little. The one [read more…]

Budget Advice: Breakdown by Percentages

posted by Alex Hamilton

We recently opened up a survey to all of our readers asking what they might need the most help on when planning their DC area wedding. We have gathered all of your thoughts, options, and questions and found that an overwhelming number of brides and grooms are looking for some budgeting help. From when to [read more…]

7 Years Later- A Little Wedding Wisdom

posted by Tabitha

Last night I celebrated 7 years of marriage – even writing that sounds crazy and a little unbelievable to me. It has flown by in the blink of an eye and I am amazed at the way life has changed in those years. I am the proud (and exhausted!) mommy to a 4 year old [read more…]

Perfect Wedding Registry Checklist

posted by julianne

Get ready because we have even more wedding gift registry info coming your way! We’ve talked about the do’s and don’ts and the basics of gift registry, but today we’re bringing you a master list of everything you should need for a married home… and more! And after you’ve read through our master list of [read more…]

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