The Rental Checklist

It's important to figure out what rental items are needed for your wedding day, and whether they are included in your venue or not, there are a few things that should not go unaccounted for. Our checklist below highlights the basic rentals to make any party successful. 

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The Unplugged Wedding Guide

Can you picture it? An audience of tiny screens welcoming you down the aisle, unexpected ringtones filling the air, pictures being uploaded before you have had a chance to post your own, oh and of course, a swarm of guests consistently surrounding the photographer you spent a pretty penny on. 

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Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette

Is a rehearsal dinner necessary? Who needs to be invited? Can we just have a party the night before?....I'm afraid there is no right or wrong answer. A rehearsal dinner is completely optional, but more than likely there may be some social expectations to have some sort of gathering the night before the wedding. But don't worry, we have some tips and advice to help you organize your pre-party soiree.  

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Must-Read Tips For A Destination Wedding

More couples are opting for destination weddings, and who can blame them? There's something romantic about getting married in a separate location than where you reside, but the logistics of planning your wedding remotely can cause a bit of panic. We can’t promise there won't be any hiccups...

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7 Painless Ways To Cut Wedding Costs

During the planning process, most people are quick to realize how easily bills can pile up. Spending thousands of dollars on flowers, stationery and calligraphy (AND MUCH MORE) isn't for everyone let alone every budget. If you're a bride on a budget...

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TIPS TO SAYING YES TO THE DRESS

For some brides, shopping for a wedding gown can be utterly thrilling, while for others, it's an utter nightmare. Regardless of your stance, a wedding gown is an essential part of your nuptials and can't be overlooked. To help make the process a tad bit easier, we've compiled a small list of important tips to follow. 

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Engagement Party Etiquette

Congratulations, you're getting married! Nowadays word travels quickly for any recently engaged couple, but that doesn't mean an engagement shouldn't be celebrated or even formally announced. People want to congratulate you, and let's be real, a pre-wedding soiree is much more fun than a phone call! 

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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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