What To Wear

I have had a lot of brides ask me what to wear to their engagement shoot. It is a great question! If you ladies out there are anything like me, you would stand in front of your closet trying on every outfit you own and proceed to have a clothing meltdown, resulting in a manic […]

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The Wedding Party – Say Thanks

At 26, I am in that age bracket where everyone is getting married. In fact, Walter and I have seven weddings to go to this summer, not including ours. That is a lot of weddings to attend! Fortunately, I was only asked to be in one. Getting asked to be in the wedding is something […]

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The Single Most Important Thing…

The Marriage License! Yesterday Walter and I got our marriage license. People don’t really talk about this mundane, but very important detail of wedding planning. So, here is a little help for all you readers. A marriage license in Hennepin County costs $100. However, if you do pre-martial counseling the cost drops considerably. I think […]

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May Day Social Event

Well, I haven’t written in a while because most of my time the past few weeks has been dedicated to planning our May Day Social Event. For those of you not “in the know”;, this was the party of the year. I take that back, the party of the year will be my wedding. But […]

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Find Your Perfect Event Site: Part 2

Another great event site I can’t wait for everyone to know about – Chambers Hotel. It is a small event site, relatively (that can do about 200 for a reception style event) but it is worth every penny. The space also features state of the art guestrooms and a dining experience like no other. In […]

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Reason 1,681 Why I Love to Work Here

Client Names: Leah and Ryan Date of Event: March 24, 2007 Event Site: University Club – Downtown St. Paul DJ Name: Ted Did your DJ arrive on time? YES Did your DJ wear proper attire for your occasion? YES Did your DJ maintain a professional personality? YES Were you satisfied with the music which the DJ […]

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Find Your Perfect Event Site

One of the hardest things to do, and also one of the most important, is finding your reception location. I know, because I just went through it not too long ago. Walter and I actually started looking for a reception location before we were officially engaged because I knew that finding something that would work […]

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Building A Budget

Today I want to briefly write about a boring wedding topic, the Budget. Everywhere you turn, wedding magazines, online resources and other couples are spouting the words of wisdom, “build a budget”. And they are ALL right. Yet, more often than not, when I ask couples if they have set their budget the answer is […]

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4 Months To Go!

Well, as you may have gleaned from my previous blog entries, I am getting married in July. That is a little less than four months from now. It seems like yesterday that I got engaged and the wedding was over a year away! And now it seems like tomorrow I will wake up and be […]

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Lucky Number 7

Raise your hand if you are getting married on 07/07/07. (You can’t see it, but I am raising my hand.) It turns out, a lot of couples have chosen July 7th, 2007 for their wedding date. It is estimated to be the biggest wedding day of the century. A recent article in the Star Tribune […]

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To Tip or not to Tip, that is the question

When I have been meeting with clients lately, one question has been coming up on a regular basis. Who do we tip? Many magazines and online resources offer mixed messages on the correct etiquette as to tipping your wedding day vendors. The short and sweet version: when in doubt, tip. Your wedding vendors are integral in making […]

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