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Answers to Your Questions

  Photo Credit:  Endy Events If you are a bride who is knee deep in wedding planning, you know it takes and enormous amount of organization.  First, you create a fine-tuned budget, lay out a well-planned timeline, and then you face dozens of other decisions that might add up to difficult questions and dilemmas. Here…

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7 Common Errors Bride Make When Planning Their Wedding

Photo Credit: Mirage Photo Any bride who has spent even just a little time wedding planning knows it takes an enormous amount of organization.  Since this is most likely your first time, it’s easier than you’d think to fall prey to wedding pitfalls. Here are 7 Common Errors Brides Make When Planning Their Wedding.  I have more,…

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Here’s a LOW- COST décor Item that speaks romantic nights!

  Something borrowed, something blue, let’s plan the perfect wedding for you. Here’s a LOW- COST décor Item that speaks romantic nights! Nothing sets a romantic mood like candlelight so why not add the romance of candles at your wedding ceremony and reception. From large oversized candles to small delicate candles the options are endless…

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Wedding Gown Shopping?

Wedding Gown Shopping? 13+ Tips for Stress Free Wedding Gown Shopping 1.       Create a budget.  Most brides will spend about 10% of their wedding budget for their dress. 2.       Start shopping early. It takes anywhere from six to twelve months from the time you place the order to when you bring your wedding gown home. Bridal designers need four or…

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How to Have a Low Cost Wedding in Missouri

  The average wedding and reception in 2020 cost right around $15,000. This is lower than the average for the past 5 years at $18,000 (pre-COVID) according to the Wedding Report.  The average household income in Missouri is $55,500.  That would mean that the average couple would be spending over 27% of their income on…

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Home Engagement Photos – A New Trend

HHOME ENGAGEMENT   Here’s a trend that starting to build in our area, the Home Engagement Sessions.  Many couples choose to document their engagement in a safe, comfortable environment – their home!  Nothing is more personal than doing your engagement photos around your own comfortable environment.   And, since you are shooting at home, it’s easy to…

Looking for Unique Ways to Personalize Your Wedding?
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Looking for Unique Ways to Personalize Your Wedding?

Looking for a unique way to personalize your wedding? You may want to consider a Monogram Wedding – one where you and your future husband’s names are intertwined to create your own custom monogram.  Starting with the invitations and carrying through to thank you cards, your monogram will be prominently displayed and will be truly…

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Your Ultimate Guide to Planning a Backyard Wedding

Getting married is a major life event that you’ll never forget. If you’re planning to walk down the aisle with that special someone, a backyard wedding could be a great way to say your vows and tie the knot.  However – it may not be as “budget” friendly as you might think.  So, be sure…

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Wedding Gown Shopping? 13+ Tips for Stress Free Wedding Gown Shopping

13+ Tips for Stress Free Wedding Gown Shopping! Create a budget.   Most brides will spend about 10% of their wedding budget for their dress. Start shopping early.  It takes anywhere from six to twelve months from the time you place the order to when you bring your wedding gown home.  Bridal designers need four or…

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Here’s How to Make Those Engagement Photos Great

With the new year it’s time to welcome a new group of newly engaged couples who will begin their wedding journey.   Besides setting a date and a budget, many couples, especially if the wedding has a short planning period, want to get their engagement photos early in the process.  Generally, I suggest scheduling your engagement…

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8 Things to Do Right After Getting Engaged

  Congratulations on your engagement!  This is such an exciting time in your life.   So – just how do you start to plan a wedding?  Where do you start?   First – Celebrate the Engagement! Take a moment to relax and truly enjoy the feeling of being engaged.  It’s a moment worth celebrating and you…

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Beautiful Outdoor Locations for Romantic Weddings/Elopements – Low or NO Costs

With the weather turning nicer, many brides have requested information about LOW COST or NO COSTS locations where they can get married.   We put this list together some time ago, but I think it was a great idea to update it, as there are some new additions we wanted to include. Did we miss something? …

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Colleen’s Journey – Gift Registries and More – Part 5

  Welcome to part five of our wedding planning journey.   I am sad to report that I did not meet my goal of finding a photographer.  I had every intention of sitting down for a few hours and doing research, making a spreadsheet, and narrowing down my options.  However, my laziness got the best…