Planning Your Dream Italian Wedding

With Italian Heritage and the fact that Italy is arguably one of the most romantic countries in the world, full of breath-taking landscapes, a rich history and a delicious cuisine, I wanted to talk about how to plan your dream Italian themed wedding!...more

How Millennials Are Changing the Future of Weddings

 The generation that’s so freakishly different than any generation you’ve known or heard of before, millennials are implementing their birth-given gift of creativity to basically every segment of their lives – from their careers and workplaces to their home design, relationships and wedding planning. And it’s adorable....more

4 Tips for Getting Those Thank-You Notes Done

Ready to write your thank-you notes? Once your have your list of people to thank and the perfect stationary, it’s time to get writing. Here are a few tips for getting the job done efficiently while keeping it heartfelt:...more

To Be or Not to Be in a Veil on Your Wedding Day

To Veil or Not to Veil? That is the bride’s question.They add sophistication to any bridal style, but is finding the perfect veil worth your time and energy? If the answer is yes, your answer is likely inspired by one of two answers: significance or style.Back to the Roots“Your cheeks are like rosy pomegranates behind your veil” (Song of Solomon 6:7)....more

Wedding Tips for Brides-to-be

As my first year wedding anniversary approaches I am remembering all of the crazy preparation that went into it – not to mention the stress! I can’t believe I planned a wedding in 8 months!...more

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How to Handle a Date Conflict When Planning Your Wedding

What happens when you find out your soon-to-be-cousin-in-law announces their wedding date before you do, and it's on or really close to your chosen wedding date? What happens when you set a date and get surprised with unexpected holidays, graduations, birthdays or anniversaries? When do you change your date and when do you forge on? There may be 365 days in a year, but the conflicts happen more often than you might think. It's important to know how to properly address any kind of date conflict that may arise when it comes to your big day....more

You Said Yes – Now What? 10 Things to Do When You Get Engaged

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Save-the-Date:10 Essential Tips and Tricks

  Congratulations! The holidays were good to you! You just got engaged. Or maybe you’ve been engaged for a while. In any event, your wedding is going to be fabulous. You’ve gone out and purchased one of those checklist books with everything you need to do before your special day. You’re feeling overwhelmed. CALM DOWN!Don’t worry, I’m right there with you. I’m planning my own wedding, so I understand how you’re feeling. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but don’t forget to enjoy the process! Hopefully, you’ll only have to do it once....more

Tis the Season for Winter Weddings

 Tis the Season for Winter Weddings! Smart brides will look to winter months to say “I do” as there can be considerable cost savings during the off season (confession – I’m not one of those smart brides – my wedding is smack dab in the middle of wedding season!). As the temperature drops, as I’m sure it’s doing somewhere (just not in the Washington, DC) area, let’s talk about winter wedding trends. More so, how can you incorporate the season into your wedding plans.Consider putting any of these ideas to use:...more