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10 Wedding Professionals to Follow on Instagram

{source} The search for beautiful and unique wedding ideas can get overwhelming. Rather than sifting through countless websites for inspiration, why not let inspiration come to you?! Instagram is such a fun way stay connected with family and friends but it's also a fabulous source for discovering talented wedding professionals! Their pictures offer a dose of creativity, a peek into their day to day, and a whole lot of pretty on your newsfeed. Check out the Instagram handles of these pros for some search-free ideas for your wedding day. @lovebythreeconcepts These ladies make everything from wedding invitations to personalized candy bags and offer party decor and rentals too!   @elisespieces22 Elise's cake designs are very fashion forward. Can't get enough...

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Sample Wedding Timeline: 5 Tips for Super Organized Brides

  When it comes to throwing your dream wedding, experts know best which is why I invited Esme, the talented wedding planner behind Bodamaestra, to give her top 5 tips on staying organized the day of your wedding. Esme started planning weddings in Mexico back in 2004 and has since moved her business to the US and is planning weddings for brides in the Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland area. If you're a bride that likes to do it all, below are Esme's top 5 tips to creating a wedding timeline and staying super organized on your wedding day! Creating a timeline for the day of your wedding is not only important but essential. It will give you details of all...

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3 Wedding Planning Tips for the Multicultural Couple

{source}   Today's wedding advice comes from California Wedding Planner, Melissa dos Prazeres-Silva of Prazeres Events. Born and raised in Dubai, it's easy to see why this talented wedding planner's specialty is throwing multicultural weddings. Multicultural couples may find themselves overwhelmed when deciding which cultural aspects to include in their wedding. Below are Melissa's 3 essential wedding tips for the multicultural couple: Couples that come from different cultures can celebrate their love in more than one way - whether you're planning one blended wedding or two completely separate weddings, here are some tips that every bride and groom need to keep in mind while planning their multicultural wedding: 1) Communicate Early & Clearly Before letting the families weigh in, the...

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Bridal Shower Games Your Guests Will Love

{source}   Now that the invitations are sent and the menu is set, the next step in planning the bridal shower is figuring out how to keep everyone entertained. Pleasing a group of all-ages and encouraging guests to mingle can seem like a daunting task! Although not a requirement, bridal shower games are the perfect icebreaker to get everyone socializing. You may have played your fair share of cliche games in the past, but these bridal shower games are fresh, fun and your guests will love them! How Old Were They How to play: Set up pictures of the bride and groom around the room at different ages in their lives. Hand out a sheet of paper to each guest...

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Perks to Winter Weddings

Weddings are less popular during the winter months but, if you don't mind a little cold weather, we think its the perfect time of year to get married! Here are just a few reasons why: Off-Season Discounts Since the most popular months are in the spring and summer, you can receive special discounts from wedding vendors. Additionally, your dream venue will most likely be available on or around your desired wedding date so there is no need to wait 12 or even 18 months for it to become available. Flawless Makeup and Hair The cooler weather maintains your makeup and hair in picture perfect condition throughout the day and keeps the men in the bridal party comfortable and sweat-free in...

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