How Much Should You Order?

Although some traditions have changed in recent years, the cake continues to be apart of many wedding celebrations. But many brides are often confused on how big, or how much to order. Choosing a shape, design and flavor can be tiresome enough without having to figure out which guests will actually enjoy this beautiful masterpiece. Unfortunately we are not wedding cake connoisseurs, but our serving guide is here to help you get to your final decision. Enjoy!

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The Seating Chart Breakdown

For most of my clients, creating a wedding seating chart can be a stressful and time-consuming effort, and it doesn't help that it is one of the last tasks to check off of your list. But over the years, I have learned a few tips and tricks to help alleviate some of the stress. So make sure to follow this guideline when working on your seating chart. 

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Planning An Elopement

Over the years, it seems as though more couples are ditching the planning + politics of a large wedding and opting for a much more intimate setting. Whatever the reason for eloping, it's still important to make that day as special as possible, so make sure to take a look at some lessons learned from planning an elopement.

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HOW TO: ADDRESSING INVITATIONS

Now that you are engaged, it's time to invite all of your family and friends to the biggest party of your life! But before you start making your master list, there are a few things to note about wedding invitation wording such as etiquette, titles and formatting. Luckily, we have compiled a quick and easy breakdown for you to follow. 

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INVITATION TIMELINE

We always get questions regarding the timeframe for save-the-dates, formal invitations and thank you notes; and we are sorry to say that there really is no right or wrong when sending out your wedding stationery. Of course you shouldn't send it out a week before the event and of course you need to be aware of when the final count for food, florals and rentals will be needed...

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A Caterer Introduction: Questions To Ask

Food brings everyone together, and your wedding is no exception. Selecting your wedding cuisine is not the hard part; making sure your caterer can provide excellent service is where it can get a little tricky. So before you pick your favorite restaurant from down the street, ask them the following questions to ensure your big day is a success. 

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MATTHEW & SKYLAR | MENDOTA, CA

It only took seconds to fall in love with Cardella Winery, but the cobblestone pathways, manicured landscape and incredible sliding glass doors leading into the tasting room, had my heart swooning. This venue was the perfect setting for Matthew + Skylar to become man and wife and to celebrate with their family and friends.

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The Wedding Day Timeline

Timeline’s can be a tricky thing, but the key is to be PREPARED. A good timeline allows for downtime and is built with room for hiccups, giving you peace of mind. I understand it can be overwhelming to capture every detail, but follow our tips to construct your ideal timeline.

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The Budget Breakdown

How much should I spend on flowers, catering and decor? Is my budget accurate for my guest count and location? What do you think my budget should be? For most couples, a wedding is the first time they’ll ever have to think about planning a large-scale event, let alone creating a budget. Over the years we have heard just about every question imaginable, so we thought we would help break it down. No matter your budget, our model is meant to help guide you throughout your wedding process...

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Wedding Invitations: What Not To Overlook

It seems fairly straightforward: When, Where, What, Who? But sometimes the major details for the biggest day of your life can be overlooked. If your invitation suite compiles a long list of details, make sure to have several people review your work. The last thing you want to do is forget the time, date or even location of your nuptials, trust us, it's not a good look. Here's a quick list of the major details that need to be triple checked!

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How To Propose to Your Bridesmaids

After the whirlwind excitement of your engagement settles, it’s time to call upon your tribe and pop the question, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” Your bridesmaids, especially your maid-of-honor, will be crucial throughout the wedding process, so make sure to spoil them just a bit with a thoughtful invitation or gift. 

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Tips To Looking Your Best In Wedding Photos

Each bride wants to look her absolute best on the biggest day of her life, and who can blame her? Looking your best is a combination of styling, pose, facial expressions and of course the dress! But if you are feeling a little nervous on what exactly needs to be done, we have a few tips to loving your photographs.

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Vendor Tipping Cheat Sheet

Yes, we asked it, the dreaded question. How much should I tip? Though tipping at weddings has become more of a custom, it is not mandatory or expected, even by the most experienced wedding pros. And if you're already dipping deep into your savings, gratuities can be a hard pill to swallow. 

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How To Have A "No Kids" Wedding

The wedding guest list, in our opinion, is one of the biggest undertakings when planning your wedding. Finding that golden number and compiling that perfect list takes time, and more often than not I find couples asking, "Should we invite kids?"

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Food Truck Weddings

Those delicious smelling food trucks with a line halfway down the block? They’re not just for local farmers’ markets and festivals anymore. Street food has become the next big trend in weddings and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Food trucks are a casual, tasty and budget friendly way to serve your guests. So if you’re interested in joining the trend, here’s what you need to know: 

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