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Tackling all of the final payments for your vendors – and a free download!

All too often I have a conversation with a client’s vendors regarding the payment of the final balance. For most vendors (including myself), the final balance is due anywhere from 2 weeks before to the day of the wedding. Sometimes, clients will just wait until the day of the wedding to distribute the final payments which can sometimes cause some problems (minor problems, but still).

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One thing that I hear couples mention is “If I pay them before the wedding day, what if they don’t show up?” First of all, if you even have to ask that as a serious question, there are some major trust issues between you and your ven […]

By |June 22nd, 2012|Tips + Advice|3 Comments

From Julia: Seating Charts vs. Escort Cards

Every so often, you’re going to be seeing a new face on the blog talking about her own upcoming wedding, adventures, tips and fun finds. We introduced you to Julia before and now she’s here to talk about the pros and cons of seating charts vs. escort cards.
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ok, how gorgeous is this table from mindy+mark’s wedding? photo by swoon over it.
If you brides are anything like me then in the days leading up to your big day you’re investing much of your energy thinking about all the special little details.  And, like me, I’m sure you feel like you’ve thought of everything f […]

By |February 21st, 2012|Inspiration + Ideas, Tips + Advice|3 Comments

Negotiating Wedding Vendor Prices: my two points of view on this

When it comes to planning your wedding, one of the first things you need to do is establish your budget. Some do this by crunching numbers, visiting wedding websites like WeddingWire or TheKnot, or just by picking a number out of thin air that sounds good. Either way, you’ve come up with a number and now it’s time to get the most out of it.

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As you start your search for vendors (photographers, videographers, wedding coordinators, DJs, florists, venues, etc.) that you think you may want on your “team” you will be looking at several different things: style, price, personality, price, location, reviews, price an […]

By |November 25th, 2011|Inspiration + Ideas, Tips + Advice|1 Comment