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One of the biggest questions I get when working with clients is “when and how should we book our hotel blocks for our out of town guest?” This is such a valid question because truthfully, outside of planning a wedding, most people will never have to book a hotel block so there are a lot […]

Booking Hotel Blocks 101

Jul 21, 2020

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I bet you $1 million that if you’ve recently gotten engaged and someone asked you how wedding planning is going you’ve answered with something like “it’s great, I just don’t know where to start!” Am I right?  If this is you, don’t worry, EVERYONE feels this way – especially during our current COVID-19 situation. But […]

How to Start Wedding Planning while Social Distancing

Apr 7, 2020

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Wedding RSVP List 101 Keeping a handle on guest lists and RSVP’s is one of the most popular topics I chat with my brides about. We are constantly talking about delinquent RSVP cards, potential wedding crashers, and family members not understanding that you can’t invite every person you’ve ever met. I mean, venues do have […]

5 Tips to Controlling your Wedding RSVP List

Oct 2, 2019

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Happy Birthday Jackson & June Events! In honor of Jackson & June Events turning 1 last week (yes, I missed my own business’s anniversary- that’s how crazy of a week it was), I want to tell you guys a little bit about where we’ve been and where we’re going. So let’s start from the beginning… […]

Happy Birthday Jackson & June Events! Celebrating Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

Sep 23, 2019

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If you’ve already hired a wedding coordinator, you are one smart cookie. Wedding Coordinators are life-savers and give you the freedom to actually enjoy your wedding (check out 6 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Coordinator TODAY to hear exactly how beneficial coordinators are). But now that you’ve hired your coordinator, your sessions with don’t start […]

The Inside Scoop on Wedding Coordinators & The Ultimate Tools to use alongside Them!

Jun 19, 2019

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Maids and Matrons of Honor, this one’s for you! And brides, if you haven’t chosen or popped the Maid of Honor question yet, read this through too! It’s helpful for brides to have a little bit of background on the actual duties of a Maid of Honor before making things official, because if we’re being […]

8 Tips for Being the Best Maid of Honor you can Be!

May 29, 2019

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Are you one of the many brides contemplating the need for a wedding planner/coordinator? If so, I totally understand. It’s a big cost that kind of makes you think “oh, let’s save some money -I can do it myself!” And while you CAN do a lot yourself (because you are a brilliant, independent woman), it […]

6 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Coordinator TODAY

May 7, 2019

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Okay, so I’ve taken a little break from the blog writing grind the last few weeks – everyone needs a break sometimes right? – and although it’s time to jump back in, I thought I’d keep the focus on relaxation. What in the wedding world do you think of when you think relaxation? (the answer […]

7 Practical Tips to Planning the Perfect Honeymoon

Apr 30, 2019

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In The Spotlight: Russ Feltman Films For today’s spotlight, I’m so excited to introduce Russ Feltman Films. This spotlight is super special to me because the owner, Russ Feltman, is my uncle! Russ has been in the wedding videography business for over 20 years and serves as a great wedding industry mentor to me. He […]

Vendor Spotlight: Russ Feltman Films

Feb 8, 2019

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L. Hewitt Photography For today’s Vendor Spotlight, I am so excited to feature L. Hewitt Photography. I connected with owner Leah on Instagram and haven fallen completely in love with her photography. She catches moments in such a detailed way that I found myself staring at each one of her photos for like minutes just so […]

Vendor Spotlight: L. Hewitt Photography

Feb 2, 2019

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