Posts Tagged ‘wedding tips’

Ask a Planner – How Do I Find Inspiration for My Wedding?

September 16

Congrats! You have made it through the proposal, you have contacted all your friends and family, you have changed your Facebook status to “engaged”. What is next? The planning of course!! Planning a wedding can be overwhelming with all the information available at our fingertips. We reached out to our Ask the Planner Panel to find out the best ways to find inspiration for wedding planning. Watch to find out more.


Amy June – Amy June Weddings and Events

Francine Ribeau – Francine Ribeau Events

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Ask A Planner – Does My Wedding Need a Theme?

July 5

Wedding inspiration


Have you been to a wedding lately and noticed a theme running throughout the whole day? From invitation to first dance to party favors, these details are well thought out months before the big day. When you browse wedding blogs and Pinterest, you may be bombarded with many wedding themes. There seems to be something for everyone and something to suit every couple. But does every wedding need to have one? Our Ask the Planner Panel tackles this question and give their take on the question.


Amy June – Amy June Weddings and Events

Francine Ribeau – Francine Ribeau Events


Are you planning on using a theme in your wedding? Tell us about it in the comments.


Are you a bride with a question? We are currently accepting questions for our second panel. Email your questions at

Ideas for Save the Date Videos

May 2


The engagement has begun. The venue has been picked. The date has been set. Now it is time to announce the details to your friends and family. Many people choose to send a Save the Date momento to each of their guests. This is especially important if many of your guests live out of town and may need to plan travel. Some couples opt to get creative and make a video Save the Date. You can do this on your own with a video camera and simple editing software. Or you can choose to hire a professional to take care of all the work for you. Either way, here are a few suggestions to get the creative juices flowing.


The Engagement

Have a friend film the actual proposal story. Consider clips of picking out a ring, planning the big event and the moments before the proposal. It is fun to see the behind the scenes story that are leading up to the, “yes!” Edit these clips together, add the date to the end and share the moment with the world.


The Love Story

Take a more traditional approach and tell your love story. Include detaila of where you met, how it happened and what brought you both together. Perhaps doing a “her story” and “his story” could lead to some funny differences in storytelling. Recreating the events could provide some comedy too. This is a great way to introduce your significant other to wedding guests that may not have met your fiancé.


Family and Friends

Sometimes people from the outside of a relationship see a different perspective. You can use this to your advantage by including friends and family in your Save the Date video. Have them tell their version of your love story or engagement story. Or, make a list of questions about your relationship for your parents to answer on camera. Your bridal party can give the top reasons to attend the wedding or consider a lip sync dance video to a favorite song.


The key to a good Save the Date video is to let your personality as a couple shine. Your friends and family will enjoy the extra creativity and you will have a keepsake to treasure for years to come.




Ask a Planner – “How Do I Make My Wedding Unique?”

March 21

Our Ask a Planner series has covered some great topics. If you haven’t met our panel yet, view their profiles in this blog post. Part one conquered the popular question, “Should we have a first look?” Part two covered, “How do I find the perfect wedding venue?”  The panel of planners have given great advice and are now ready for their final series of video responses.

Part 3 of our first Ask a Planner series asks, “How do I make my wedding unique?” Nowadays, brides pour over magazines, bridal blogs and Pinterest looking for the latest trends to add special touches to their nuptials. Hear what our panel of planners suggest for modern couples looking to be a bit different.

Amy Vargas – First Comes Love



Julie Scrivener – The Best Wedding for You


Melissa Barrad – I Do… Weddings! 

What are ways you are making your wedding unique?



We are working on our next panel. If you are a planner and would like to be included, send us an email at Are you a bride with a question? We are currently accepting questions for our second panel. Email your questions at

Creative Ways to Incorporate Video at a Wedding Reception

March 19


A typical wedding reception usually consists of a grand entrance, a first dance, toasts and cake cutting. Why not make your wedding reception unique by incorporating video? The current trend of baby photos rotating on a screen is a great way to walk down memory lane, but consider these fresh new ideas to make your reception stand out from the rest.


Ask each set of parents to jump in front of the camera for an interview. They can tell quick childhood stories of the bride and groom growing up. Or ask them questions about the couple. Questions could include:


  • How did the Bride and Groom meet?
  • How did the Groom propose?
  • How many years have the couple been dating?
  • When did you know marriage was in their future?


You may be surprised and amused at the answers. The laughs and entertainment will be a hit with your guests.


If you have a lively bridal party, ask them to make a music video lip snyc. Or, maybe they would like to act out a dramatization of the first date, first kiss and proposal. Or perhaps, they can just send their words of advice to the couple for a long last marriage.


An interview with the bride and groom describes how they met and fell in love. Consider interviewing each separately to see if there are cute differences in each version. Include photos of first dates and important milestones. Or, if available, include video of the actual proposal.



All of these ideas can be done on your own or with the help of a professional. Have fun and be creative!