Wedding Planning Pittsburgh

In the Company of Beautiful Women

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Photo by Mary Yohannan
Photo by Mary Yohannan- Life is Better Through Traveling

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
Roman Payne

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I believe there are no coincidences. A friend of mine likes to say, “Is it Odd or is it God?”. Spiritual paths and journeys can cross with others at any time. I’ve been blessed to have this happen to me many times.

One of those times was last fall when I was contacted by a friend of mine to discuss a business idea. Tracy and I met for coffee and we had a great talk. During that time I mentioned my blog and spiritual journey, and my quest for putting together a small inspirational book. “Ordinary into Extraordinary” was the working title of the project. Tracy told me she wanted to host an empowerment weekend for women in the spring of 2016. “Can you finish your book by then?” she said.

Always being up for a challenge (and a good kick in the butt), I said yes. At first I was editing my favorite blog posts for a compilation book. This was the initial idea but by month two I was bored, restless, and trying to decide what to do. Enter my fellow blogging goddess, Sunday’s Child. A long talk from west to east coast, lots of encouragement, and a brave idea emerged. Begin a new book, write like there’s no tomorrow, and finish it by the retreat.

As if that wasn’t enough God power for me, enter Karen of BetterBe Creative. I met her just a couple of years ago and she is another goddess. A graphic designer with a beautiful, comforting personality, she has agreed to take on the task of designing my first cover. And guess what? She knows a publisher who can print the book. I’m self-publishing so figuring everything out is up to me and Karen. (PS. this book will eventually be available through the web for purchase- YAY!)

A few nights ago I had the honor and pleasure of meeting the other speakers. Joy Bufalini is missing from this picture (she had to leave first) but trust me, she is as awesome as rest of us.

From L to Right: Yours truly, Mary, Kate, and Tracy.
From L to Right: Yours truly, Mary, Kate, and Tracy.

After we each introduced ourselves and told our little story, I was infused with gratitude for what God has brought together. Tracy and Mary have organized this retreat at the beautiful Antiochian Village in the quaint town of Ligonier, Pennsylvania.The dates are April 1-2. We are motivated entrepreneurs and have all been through the school of hard knocks. We will share our stories with you at the retreat and tell you how we have taken our lemon filled lives and made lemonade.

I realized at our little dinner that this will be a retreat about self love and self care. We the speakers will encourage you to lift yourself up and move beyond the blocks that may be holding you back. The friendship and love we will show you will be with you for a long time. You will be changed by this weekend I promise you.

Click HERE for the registration link to the Women’s Empowerment Weekend.

Check out the agenda!

Agenda for WER April 2 2016

I will be staying Friday and Saturday. Come and join us and be transformed.

Blessings!

Joanne

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Nichole + Arnold

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Photo by Kendelhardt Photography
Photo by Kendelhardt Photography

We love to hear true love stories and Nichole and Arnold have one of the best we have ever heard. Their wedding will be this summer at Stonebridge Farm Nursery, Big Sewickley Creek Road, Economy, Pennsylvania. Nichole loves the book “The Secret Garden” (by Frances Hodgson Burnett) and is modeling her wedding after it. There will be lots of roses, ivy and ferns. Joanne ironically just read “My Secret Garden” again after many years before signing onto to coordinate Nichole’s wedding!

We asked Nichole how she and Arnold met and fell in love. She told us the whole story and honestly, we couldn’t say it any better!

“On July 10, 2014 I was leaving dinner with a friend in Squirrel Hill when I decided that I just wasn’t ready to call it a night. I love to go salsa dancing, but during the school year I don’t get many chances to go. So, I decided to take advantage of a summer Thursday evening and went to Seviche downtown for their Latin night. I went by myself, which is something I never do, so I was a bit nervous as I sat down by the bar. I wanted to have a better view, so I attempted to turn my tall chair around without bumping the person next to me. I was unsuccessful and after bumping a chair, I heard the person next to me say, “Are you alright there?” I was a little embarrassed but we ended up talking and he asked me to dance (bachata). I’ll never forget seeing that first smile of his, so warm and captivating. Through conversation that followed we realized that we had been living a block away from each other in Sewickley for the past 3 years!! He had been taking his neighborhood runs past my front door for the past three years and we never once ran into each other. We even had both worked in Moon and both went to the same gym.”

Photo by Kendelhardt Photography
Photo by Kendelhardt Photography

Nichole said they spent the next hour or so dancing and talking until a group of her friends happened to walk in the door. Arnold may have thought she was taken and so he thanked her for the dance and politely walked away. Nichole was disappointed he didn’t stick around and so she was relieved that he showed up before she left and asked to see her again!

Photo by Kendelhardt Photography
Photo by Kendelhardt Photography

More of Nichole’s own words. “We’ve talked so many times about how many things had to fall into place for us to meet that day. He wasn’t planning on going out but had decided to give a friend a ride at the last minute. One of my favorite little details is that he had picked up his friend that night at a house that was on the same street as the house he would purchase a year later and where he would propose to me! He didn’t even realize it until after we were engaged!”

Photo by Kendelhardt Photography
Photo by Kendelhardt Photography

“We have found such joy and love together, and our story is so special to both of us. Arnold brought me a single red rose on our first date and we have decided to carry that symbol of love and beauty into the theme of the wedding. We also chose ivy since it is a symbol of fidelity and friendship. We both feel so blessed that God would allow us to meet and brought us together at just the right moment. We are so excited to share our commitment to the love and friendship we have found in each other with all of our loved ones. Oh and I bet you can guess what type of dance our first dance will be!”

Nichole and Arnold, we are so looking forward to your wedding! Congratulations and Best Wishes!
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Jessica and John’s Storybook Baby Shower

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Honey Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing and Marzipan Bees by Event Cakes PGH
Honey Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing and Marzipan Bees by Event Cakes PGH

It was a beautiful autumn day, perfect for traveling near and far. Many guests came to wish Jessica and John showers of happiness for their new baby, Penelope Katherine, due on John’s own birthday of January 9.

We all love nature and the Walter J. Brannon Community Center in Sewickley, Pennsylvania highlighted the gorgeous wooded surroundings. Jessica chose a theme of Children’s Storybooks for her shower. Here’s how we wove the invitation, food, books, cookies and cupcakes together for a magical experience.

Centerpieces were Pop Up Books!
Centerpieces were Pop Up Books!

The centerpieces were pop up books, such as Peter Pan, Cinderella, Narnia, and others that Jessica found on Amazon.com. The invitation was on Etsy –Once Upon a Time There Lived Parents to Be- by OliviaKateDesigns.

Jessica’s favorite colors are yellow and green so we went with happy lime green linens on the round tables of guests, and white on the rectangular food, gift, and cupcakes tables. At each place setting was a “Penelope” cookie. Diane Stewart of Sweet Bites Cookies did a fabulous job on these beautiful cookies!

Cookies by Sweet Bites
Cookies by Sweet Bites

Now for the snacks. From our own library of children’s books we chose Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham (deviled eggs and mini slider sandwiches). Next to a pumpkin patch book, we had a warm crockpot of an easy-to-make pumpkin soup. By the different salads, we had the classic book, A Secret Garden.

Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham
Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Soup!
Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Soup!

What’s a sandwich without pickles? Pickles to Pittsburgh!

Thank you to Kris Hughes for her homemade pickes!
Thank you to Kris Hughes for her homemade pickles!
We even had a real cow bell!
We even had a real cow bell!

At the coffee and drink table, we chose another Dr. Seuss book, Mr. Brown Can Moo next to the coffee creamer. On the dessert table, we highlighted the beautiful “Penelope” banner, made by our thoughtful and oh- so- kind blogger friend from Washington State, Sunday’s Child!

The Penelope Banner!
The Penelope Banner!

The cupcakes were extra special. John’s sister Michelene, and father Jim are beekeepers so we had Brandi Hugar of Event Cakes PGH do a honey vanilla cupcake! The batter included Beefuddled Farms delicious honey! The cupcakes were decorated with cream cheese icing and marzipan bees.

Marzipan Bees and Honey Vanilla Cupcakes
Marzipan Bees and Honey Vanilla Cupcakes

Jess and John's Baby Shower Marzipan Bees

The cupcakes were next to a ball mason jar of zinnias, lavender, and mint from John’s mother’s garden. Jessica picked Ruby Lee and the Bumble Bee children’s book for this table.

During the opening of the gifts, John’s sister Michelene and her friend Stephanie treated the guests to a fun storybook game. Each table was a team and took turns answering questions of quotes from famous children’s books. (Email us through our contact tab and we’ll be happy to send you the questions!). All guests received a two ounce honey sample from Beefuddled Farms to take home as their prize!

We so enjoyed planning this storybook shower for Jessica and John. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this day such a happy memory for all!

Opening gifts. Photo by Amy Burkhart.
Opening gifts. Photo by Amy Burkhart.
Jess and Pink and White Balloons
The Mother-To-Be, Jessica

Jess and John's Shower Centerpiece

Venue: Walter J. Brannon Community Center

Cupcakes: Event Cakes PGH

Cookies: Sweet Bites Cookies

Linens: Ambassador Rentals

Honey: Beefuddled Farms

Styled by Katherine’s Daughter Events.

Thank you to our picture takers- Michelene and Amy. A special thanks to Stephanie for all her help!

 

 

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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The Mantel Upstairs at Cuttings Flower and Garden Sewickley
The Mantel Upstairs at Cuttings Flower and Garden Sewickley

With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you be of good cheer
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
Andy Williams – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Sewickley Village held their annual Wine Walk this year on November 4 and wow, what a crowd! I arrived in town alittle after 5pm and already the streets were lined with people ready to check in and receive their list of participating businesses.

I came mainly to visit Cuttings for their annual Holiday House. Jim Price and his staff outdo themselves every year and create such a feast for the eyes. Everywhere you look are magnificent Christmas trees, enchanting displays and wonderful gifts for family and friends alike.

It’s so worth a ride to Sewickley to visit Cuttings. While you are there, check out the many new (and old) businesses! Make a reservation at Vivo Kitchen and top the evening off with a delicious dinner.

Cuttings 2015 Holiday Red Wreath

Cuttings 2015 Holiday Red Bowl Silver Spoon

Cuttings 2015 Holiday Red Roses

Cuttings 2015 Holiday Mr Mrs Bulb

Cuttings 2015 Holiday Queen Bee

Cuttings 2015 Holiday Egg Nog Set

Cuttings 2015 Holiday Wreath with Red Ribbon

Cuttings 2015 Merry and Bright Platter

Cuttings 2015 Holiday Cake Server

One of Many Holiday Trees at Cuttings Flower and Garden, Sewickley

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Danina and Preston’s Wedding

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Love and Sunflowers! Photo courtesy Electric Lime Studios
Love and Sunflowers! Photo courtesy Electric Lime Studios

Take one barn, one beautiful couple, and a whole lot of amazing family and what do you have? Danina and Preston’s wedding! There couldn’t have been a more beautiful back drop than the Barn at Soergel Hollow for this beautiful September Sunday. There were so many vintage touches- from the milk glass vases, to the sweetheart table, to the mason jar glasses for all.

China Settings by Vintage Alley
Sweetheart Table Settings by Vintage Alley

We loved Danina’s beautiful gown and Preston’s laid back bow tie look. Sunflowers were everywhere, including the groom’s lapel and the table centerpieces. The awesome meal was catered by Steve Thompson of Bluebird Kitchen. He worked under some pretty rustic conditions and his food was amazing. Pulled pork, barbequed chicken, roasted vegetables. Everything was delicious!

As the evening sky grew dark, the vista around the Barn was absolutely breathtaking. The guests had a massive cookie table and DJ Lea Guarino to keep them going. We are certain that Danina and Preston will have memories and love to last a lifetime!

Check out more great photos from this wedding! All by Electric Lime Studios.

Rings and Stars
Rings and Stars
Love and a Kiss
First Look Love and a Kiss
Here Comes the Bride!
Here Comes the Bride!
Vows of Love
Vows of Love
Ready for Marriage! Photo courtesy Electric Lime Studios
Bow Tie Happiness
A mason jar glass for everyone!
A mason jar glass for everyone!
Sweetheart Table by Vintage Alley
Sweetheart Table by Vintage Alley
Chocolate Cake- Lori's Recipe done by The Ultimate Pastry Shop
Chocolate Cake- Lori’s Recipe done by The Ultimate Pastry Shop
The Never Ending Cookie Table
The Never Ending Cookie Table
The Guests
The Guests
Corn Row with a View
Corn Row with a View
Beautiful Lights
Beautiful Lights
The View from Soergel Hollow.
The View from Soergel Hollow.

Vendors: Click on the orange for their links!

Venue: The Barn at Soergel Hollow

Props: Vintage Alley Rentals

DJ:Guarino Group

Catering: Steve Thompson of Bluebird Kitchen

Photography: Electric Lime Studios

Table and Chair Rentals: Eventioneers

Chocolate Wedding Cake: The Ultimate Pastry Shop

Other: Almost Like Home Restrooms

Read more about this wedding on my grace and love blog- Katherine’s Daughter

 

 

 

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Beautiful McConnell’s Farm

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McConnell's Market
McConnell’s Farm Market

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. 

Henry David Thoreau

Don’t you just love this time of year? The leaves are turning golden yellow, orange, and red. There is a chill in the air. Pumpkin everything is available- coffee, donuts, pumpkin pie, you name it.

Love the cornstalks
Love the cornstalks

One of my favorite places to experience the fall season is McConnell’s Farm. Established in 1787, it is one of the oldest farms operated by a single family west of the Allegheny Mountains. If you love rustic, this is the place to visit. It takes a bit of navigation to get there, but only a tad. It’s about five minutes off of the Hopewell exit of 376. There’s good signage and google maps should take you there easily.

When you drive up to the barn, it’s a feast for the eyes. Pumpkins, mums, haybales await. Walk inside and sniff. Right now, it’s all about apples. Lots and lots of apples! Gala, McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, and on and on. Bags of 1/2 peck, little baskets of ’em, they are everywhere. You could easily get what you need here to make a fantastic pie.

Along the side of the barn are bins of very fresh vegetables. Potatoes, kale, onions, fresh garlic, and numerous squashes. Up on the blackboard was a recipe for spaghetti squash that so inspired me I bought one! I can’t wait to bake it and top with some of my husband’s fresh honey.

McConnell’s Farm is a CSA or Community Shared Agriculture Farm. How it works is you pay them a set amount (their website says $288) before the season and they use this to support the farm. This entitles you weekly visits and $20 free fruit and vegetables per week for seventeen weeks of summer. Visit their website for more information- HERE.

On my most recent visit, I also bought fresh cider, a bundle of kale (5 huge stems for a $1), and some delicious potatoes. That evening, I created a side dish of sauteed sweet onions, kale, and potatoes. I sprinkled fragrant dill from my own herb garden and added a fresh squeeze of lemon. Can I tell you? It. Was. Amazing.

This weekend, consider taking a ride and visiting this wonderful farm. Be prepared to be inspired. You’ll love McConnell’s Farm.

Pumpkins everywhere
Pumpkins everywhere
Sunshine and Pumpkins
Sunshine and Pumpkins
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Danielle + Ryan

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Photo by Chrissy Napoli
The Beautiful Wedding Party! Photo by Rob Wynkoop

It was a happy day on July 18, 2015 for Danielle and Ryan. Their wedding was absolutely beautiful at the Barn at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. After weeks of rain here in western Pennsylvania, the weather cooperated in full sunny pleasure. Danielle wore a gorgeous layered gown with a striking turquoise ribbon. Her bridesmaids wore the same stunning turquoise color and the mothers wore soft pink and grey. Everywhere there was pink and turquoise. I loved the combination!

Daneille and Ryan Pick a Seat

This was definitely a wedding with a country feel! The Barn at the Botanic Garden is a rustic, true, original beam barn with gorgeous rafters. It’s been adapted for events but retains all of its unique charm. Danielle and Ryan had a tent next to the barn for extra seating. All the delicious food was by Nick Jordanoff of Hazelnut Catering.

Delicious appetizers by Hazelnut Catering
Delicious appetizers by Hazelnut Catering

Danielle’s aunt, Betty Jo Woodring did all of the flowers and they were stunning. Ball Mason jars filled with perfectly pink roses and baby’s breath, a touch of silver ribbon, and pine cones on a sliver of wood -love it! Pink boutonnieres for the men, bouquets of pink roses for the bride and bridesmaids. The contrast of bright turquoise with the soft pink was a perfect combination. The table numbers were on a booklet which asked the guests to share a memory of Danielle and Ryan.

Daneille and Ryan Centerpiece back some

I have to say something about the flower girl. Ms. Mckenzie was absolutely charming. I asked her to pose for a picture and she willingly obliged. There were over flowing tubs of flowers at the garden and I asked her to stand next to one of them. I think it’s a perfect backdrop for such a pretty girl.

Danielle and Ryan flower girl
Lovely Mckenzie

There were many more great touches to this wedding. Music by a local band, the Lava Game kept the action rolling. An awesome cookie table I raided several times had amazing thumbprint cookies. The s’mores bar was filled with different flavors of marshmallows including strawberry and caramel!- plus Reese’s cups, cookies and creme bars and of course graham crackers (including chocolate ones). And someone obviously made this s’mores bar for the bride and groom. Check it out!

Danielle and Ryan S'mores

Everything was perfect for this wedding. But the most spectacular of all was the bride and groom- Danielle and Ryan. I wish them the best!

Danielle and Ryan at the fireplace
Ryan and Danielle
Alicia and Dave
Alicia and Dave
Daneille and Ryan Centerpiece
Flowers by Betty Jo Woodring
Danielle and Ryan Barn Shot
The Barn at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden – Tents by Ambassador Tent Rental
Danielle and Ryan Strawberry Marshmallows
Strawberry Marshmallows and Reese Cups, Oh My!

Danielle’s gown, Mckenzie’s dress, and the Bridesmaid’s dresses were from David’s Bridal. Tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse. Flowers by Betty Jo Woodring. Catering by Nick Jordanoff of Hazelnut Catering. Music by the Lava Game. Venue is the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Tents by Ambassador Tent Rental.

 

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Outdoor Wedding? Things to Consider!

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Photo by Jessica Lubert Photography
Photo by Jessica Lubert Photography

Thinking of an outdoor wedding? There are many factors to take into consideration if you are choosing a barn or nature type setting vs. a hotel or banquet hall location. From our experience, here are the questions you need to ask yourself before making the final decision.

1. What time of year do you want to get married? If you live in an area where there are four distinct seasons, weather can have a huge effect on your wedding day. April or May, and September or October weddings can see the greatest temperature fluctuations. Plan on renting heaters if you are considering an unheated barn or your guests will not stay long after dinner. Baskets of warm blankets are also an option you may want to consider.

Sidewalls on a tent, ready to be released and rolled down in case of rain, are a must. Take home umbrellas can be the wedding favor for the guests, especially in April or early May. Check out the My Wedding Favors or Gracious Bridal links on our sidebar for some useful favor ideas.

2. You may have to rent everything. Unless you choose a venue that has its own tents, tables, chairs, dishes, cutlery, porta johns, and kitchen equipment, plan on renting all of these items. Keep in mind it costs more to have an outdoor wedding because in essence, you are re-creating a hall. The things you take for granted when you are indoors (including bathrooms) are not always available when you celebrate outdoors. Barns are usually not large enough on their own to include space for dinner and dancing. Tents are usually a necessary supplement to a barn unless it’s very large.

3. You have to plan for the worst weather. No matter what, you have to live in reality. If you want a June through August wedding, you need to plan for the heat. Spring or fall, plan for rain and chilly temps. If you are getting married next to a pond with no shade and it’s hot, provide parasols for your guests or have them under a tent. Or, offer colorful hand held fans, with ceremony details on them. Keep the ceremony to a comfortable length and have a water or lemonade table nearby. Make a rain plan just in case and don’t be afraid to implement it if the weather looks threatening.

4. Think about the physically challenged. Your grandmother, grandfather and elderly aunt may need a ride down to the pond or location of your ceremony (some outdoor venues have golf carts for this purpose). If the cocktail reception is longer than a five minute walk from the ceremony location, that’s another ride to take into consideration. Make sure there is sturdy seating for the elderly (chairs with arms are best; wooden chairs are not great!) and recruit assistants to be on standby to help those who need it.

5. There could be more rules to follow. In general, barns are next to neighbors who go to bed early. It is likely you will have a 10 or 11pm end time on your event vs. a hotel that will let you end much later. Set up times may be shorter too so you may have to adjust your decor, depending on when you can get in and when everything must be taken down.

Outdoor weddings can be beautiful. Nature is the perfect backdrop. Ask a planner or coordinator to help you think of all the options when considering a wedding under the stars, or tap the expertise of your venue coordinator. This way you will be prepared and ready for any weather or situation.

 

 

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Danina + Preston

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Danina and Preston. Photo by Electric Lime Studios
Danina and Preston. Photo by Electric Lime Studios

I met Danina one year ago when a friend of mine recommended me to her. She is a make up artist extraordinaire and owns her own business, Faces by Danina. Danina is super talented, an artist who can transform faces into works of art. She did my daughter’s make up for The Reception, the event we did at Cuttings last fall. I was impressed with her then and we began following each other on our social media sites.

It was my daughter who broke the news to me right after Christmas that Danina was engaged. We invited her to a bridal show with us and then bombarded her with questions about her wedding! I have to admit I could not contain my excitement over Danina and Preston’s wedding. I practically fell over myself to answer her questions and explain what I could help her with on her wedding day.

Photo by Electric Lime Studios
Photo by Electric Lime Studios

Danina and Preston are marrying in early fall at the Barn at Soergel Hollow. The venue is located in Evans City and honestly, I can’t wait. We met recently to discuss the details, and let’s just say, it will be one wonderful wedding.

Dan and Lindsey Thompson of Electric Lime Studios took these beautiful engagement photos. I know you’ll join me in showering the couple with heartfelt best wishes as they move forward in their wedding planning and their life together.

Photo by Electric Lime Studios
Photo by Electric Lime Studios
Photo by Electric Lime Studios
Photo by Electric Lime Studios
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Good Organizational Tips for Brides

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Did you get engaged over the holidays? Congratulations!
Photo by Steve Dalton Photography

If you recently became engaged, congratulations! Perhaps you have already picked out your dress, your bridesmaid’s dresses, and your venue. You are meeting with caterers, checking out favor ideas, and deciding what flowers you want to go with at your wedding.

Your happiness is important during the planning stages and up to, and including, your big day. Here are some tips you can implement to help you stay organized along the way.

1. Have a file or folder to keep all your planning notes and contracts in. Stay as organized as possible and utilize a multi slot accordian file, or at least, multiple folders with the headings of all possible categories of your wedding. Caterer, Bridesmaids, DJ, Venue, all will have different needs and in some cases, different contracts. Keeping track of your notes and paperwork will make your life easier.

2. Read the fine print. You have many things on your mind for your wedding and it’s important to have someone (a knowledgeable family friend or other neutral party) to look over the contracts, agreements, etc. that you will need to sign with your vendors. If you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask. Don’t sign on the dotted line until you understand your obligations.

3. Keep track of your budget. A small notebook or ledger pad will help you keep track of all your expenses. Set reminders on your cell phone, or a hanging wall calendar to keep track of when you are due for payments to your vendors. Don’t live in la la land with your credit card. Keep track of what you are spending.

4. The more you do ahead of time, the less stressed you will be. It’s true. If you wait until the last minute on key items, not only will you pay more, but you will be frazzled at the end. Do as much as you can ahead of time and you’ll see how much easier your life will be. Make decisions on your favors, dresses, shoes, honeymoon ahead of time and breathe easier.

5. Get help. Ask family or friends to help you with tasks that feel overwhelming. Consider hiring a coordinator to assist you in staying on track. Managing stress at this time is crucial and necessary for a happy bride and groom on their wedding day.

6. Maintain your relationship with your loved one. Spend time together, have dates, keep an open dialogue about what is going on during the wedding planning process. Don’t focus obsessively on your wedding; keep it in proportion to your life and make sure you have down time.

6. Keep it simple. If you have many ideas for your wedding day and are feeling anxiety, perhaps you’re trying to do too much. You can’t do everything. Put all your ideas down (even on a Pinterest board) and decide what you can reasonably afford, and what is unnecessary. In the long run, simplicity is really elegant and you can’t go wrong with it.

7. Use a wedding app to keep all of your information together. Share photos, track rsvp’s, even monitor your wedding day weather!

These simple organizational tips will help you stay focused for your wedding day. Remember, this is about you and your groom and the celebration of your union. Keep that in mind and all will go well!

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to share below!

Photo by Zack Wilson Photography
Photo by Zack Wilson Photography
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