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5 Steps to Organizing your Wedding Brain {Plus 3 articles from other wedding pros}

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Enjoy the great ideas, tips and inspirations as you Leap along through the blog leap.  You may just be starting the blog leap or may have come from Katie Snyder at Katie Snyder Photography.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.

Five tips to organizing your Wedding Brain

Congratulations! You have found the man of your dreams and he asked you to be his wife! Now what? Where do you start? Bridal Show? Wedding Magazines? Pinterest? With so many planing options out there today it takesIt is hard to stay focus on the reason why your getting married with a never ending task list.

Step #1 Show me the Money!
Long are the days of tradition when the “Bride’s family paid for the wedding”. Talking about money is never easy, but it is crucial step in the wedding planning process. Sit down with both sets of parents and discuss the budget and your vision. This will help you narrow down your choices of venues Take care of this ASAP so that you can start planning for the wedding you can afford.

Step #2 Guest who’s coming to dinner?

Your guest list will be dictated by your budget and will assist you in choosing your venue and vendors.

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When creating your guest list think about who in your lives you would want present on your Wedding Day.  Create a must invite list first with your closet family and friends.  These are the people that mean the most to you.  Cut guest that you haven’t spoken with in over a year, eliminate co-workers, second cousins, etc.  Everyone will want to be invited but not everyone is a VIP on this day.

Step #3-So, When is the big day?
The number one question after you tell your engagement story is When’s the big day? Finding the perfect wedding date can be overwhelming. Here are a few key things to consider: season and time, budget, destination, schedules, venue and vendor availability. Then choose 2-3 dates in case your preferred dates are not available.

Step #4  What’s your wedding style?
Step away from Pinboard! With so many beautiful weddings on Pinterest how do you know your wedding style?HELBR309_

Are you Classic? City Chic? Vintage? or Rustic? Your wedding style should be determined by your personal styles; from the way you dress, decorate your home to your passions. Who you are couple should be visible in the details throughout your wedding day

Step #5  Choose your Dream Team
View More: http://brimcdanielphotography.pass.us/angelicapaulweddingChoosing the right vendor can be tricky, so where do you start? Referrals are the best research you can do.  Talk to your friends (especially if they’ve been married recently). Personal referrals are the best. Browse through local blogs, magazines & wedding directories for advice and inspiration. Once you have researched and narrowed down your choices make an appointment with at least two vendors per category to help you compare. It is very important that you not only like their portfolio you also like them on a personal level. You need to have a team that you trust with the most important day of your life!

Bonus-Book your Vendors in the following order:

Ceremony Location
Reception Venue
Wedding Planner
Photographer
Catering if not provided by the venue
Entertainment
Stationary/Invitations
Designer {Floral & Decor}
Rentals

I hope these steps will help ease your “Wedding Brain” and get you focused. Remember to take some time out from planning to stay connected to your fiance and remember the reason why your getting married.

The next stop is  Katie Snyder at Katie Snyder Photography  on Irene Tyndale Events’s Blog Leap! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!

Blog Leap Line-Up
1.  Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events
2. Katie Snyder at Katie Snyder Photography
3.  Corianne Elizabeth at  Corianne Elizabeth Makeup
4.LeiLani Golden at Elle Golden Photography

XOXO,

Irene

Chief Event Officer

 

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One of my favorite wedding ideas…First Look

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Welcome to our April Blog Hop!
This month we are focusing on our favorite wedding ideas to help you in the process of planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events on Natalie’s Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.

A Fathers First Look…

No words can express the emotions and reactions that moment the Groom sees his Bride for the first time on their wedding day.  The “First Look” is when the Bride & Groom see each other for the first time pre-ceremony.

The “First Look”is not only reserved for the Bride & Groom.  One of my favorite moments of the day is the moment a Father first sees his daughter in her wedding gown, it is a very memorable moment.

Though a wedding day is focused on the bride and groom, we love to set aside a few minutes before the couples first look or processional where we give Dad the Brides bouquet and send him into her room (Shh, don’t tell Dad, it makes for the best moment & photos).

Check out a few of our favorite “Father’s First Looks”.

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Tasha first Look

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you to all the photographers for capturing this sweet moments: Bri McDaniels and Christopher Brock.

The next stop is  N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka on Natalie’s Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!

Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  2. Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events 
  3. N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka 
  4. Rachel Huntoon at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast
  5. Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer
  6. Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events
  7. Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
  8. Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings
  9. Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
  10. Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands
  11. Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity
  12. Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings
  13. Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events
  14. Debra Meadows at Meadows Events

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