The top 7 things you MUST do before hiring a wedding vendor! Written by Jenna Thayer

Hey readers, Jenna here-- I hope your new year is off to a great start! Wedding season is just around the corner so I am sure your are in the throes of full on wedding planning! 

As a professional wedding planner,  common questions I receive from our clients are "Who should I hire to be my DJ, florist, officiant, photographer, videographer/cinematographer, baker, etc.?" These are certainly questions I am eager to answer.  

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Why Weddings In the "Off-Season"can Still be Beautiful...

Hey Readers, Jenna here. I wanted to take some time today to tell you why having your wedding in the off-season can still be beautiful. Most of us dream of a wedding in the summer months to make sure that weather is beautiful, among many other things. Today, I'm going to focus on informing you why having your wedding in the off-season can be just as beautiful and beneficial to you and your pocket book.

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What to Do If it Rains on Your Wedding Day...

You envisioned your picturesque wedding day with sunshine, blue skies, and white clouds. In fact, you wouldn't be upset if there were deer frolicking in the background. However, now you take a look at your wedding weekend forecast and it is calling for some rain.

No need to worry, there is a silver lining in this forecast. However, you will need to make some adjustments to your plan especially if the outdoors were a big part of your wedding ceremony or reception. With some proper planning your wedding day can still go off without a hitch...well asides from the obvious "hitch." 

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What Will you Do When Something Goes Wrong at Your Wedding...

You have planned your wedding to the nth degree. The color scheme, the food, the wardrobe, the flowers, the sparkle – oh, and the groom is there too. You have envisioned your perfect wedding day and planned it down to every detail. My question to you is what will you do when something goes wrong at your wedding?

As a wedding planner, I have coordinated and celebrated hundreds of weddings. I can assure you that at every one of those weddings, at least one thing has gone wrong. It may be something simple like the caterer didn't add the pine nuts to the salad. Or it may be as big as the bride getting the stomach flu during the reception. But I am sorry to tell you it's an inevitable part of having a wedding with many moving parts, different vendors, and intricate details. And weather...but that's an article for another day.

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The Sentiment of a Favor...The Top 5 Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Enjoy!

In our home sits my china cabinet. Within the display holds some incredibly special items; however, the most valuable item is the party favor my grandmother held onto from our wedding day.

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5 Fun Ideas for Kids at Your Wedding

When planning a wedding there is so much to consider and think of that you don't want to forget about the little people...literally.

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5 Helpful Tips of How to Have a Planting Ceremony at Your Wedding!

Looking for a unique and personalized alternative to a unity candle at your wedding? If you have a green thumb, this is for you...a planting ceremony.  You can reflect upon the symbolism of your unity every spring when the plant blooms again. Warning, just like marriage this will require care and love to thrive!

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