Relationship Building… Keep on Dating!!!

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No matter if you are married, engaged, dating, just met.  Never forget to Keep on Dating!!  It’s vital for a good relationship.  Being a wedding planner has exposed me to couples of all ages, from all walks of life and in all stages of life.  I have seen really compatible and super awesome couples and I’ve seen ones that make …

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Plan Your Way to a Stress-Free Wedding Day: Four Ways to Avoid Last-Minute Nightmares

Jennifer Nodjak Education, Make it Posh, Weddings Leave a Comment

The last thing any bride or groom wants to be doing after a wedding rehearsal is pulling an all-night seating chart planning session, or hand-lettering 200 place cards. This often happens when one or both pushes off important tasks until the last-minute, not realizing that when it comes down to the wire, no matter how tired you are, or how …

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Complete Packing List: Reception + Honeymoon

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Complete Packing List: Reception Escort cards, place cards and/or seating chart/list Copy of guest seating assignments sorted by last name (to help lost guests find their reception homes) Copy of guest seating assignments sorted by table (to determine who is missing, or who (gasp) moved!) Copy of the guest list by meal selection, if applicable (for the benefit of the …

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Complete Packing List: Rehearsal Dinner

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Rehearsal: Marriage license Proof of completion of pre-marital counseling/church Pre-Wedding requirements Phone number and contracts for any vendors who are to work, attend, or deliver to the venue (photographers, live musicians, oficiant, DJ, etc.). Unity candle, aisle runner or other ceremonial items Programs (have a copy ready for your officiant, the church coordinator, and musicians) If not included in your …

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Out of Control Budget: What You Should Do

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“Dear Make it Posh. My fiancé and I set a strict budget for our wedding shortly after we became engaged. As the wedding gets closer, I’m starting to get really nervous because everything is more expensive that we expected. We really can’t stretch the budget any farther, but we still have months to go before the big day. What should …

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Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties – A Guide for To-Be-Weds

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When you think of bachelor or bachelorette parties, you might conjure up an image of sash-wearing bridesmaids sticking out of the sunroof of a limousine, or raucous groomsmen with dollar bills in hand at an infamous sort of bar. True, those kinds of parties do still happen, but more and more couples are engaging in less colorful, but no less …

Top Tips for Sanity-Saving Wedding Gown Shopping

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If you’re in the market for a wedding gown, you know that the choice can be pretty daunting. There are so many different styles, and they often look so different on “real” bodies – even the practically perfect ones. Shopping for a wedding gown brings together all of life’s “best” insecurities – budget concerns, body image, fashion sense, and sometimes …

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Experts Weigh In on Top Wedding Trends of 2017

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Our friends over at Eight Ray Music asked us to weigh in with our opinion for Wedding Trends to be on the lookout for in 2017.  We try our best to stay current on trends in the Wedding Industry both on a regional and International level.  I’ll be going to the TSE conference in Long Beach in January to meet with …

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The Knot: Are You at Risk of Wedding Vendor Fraud?

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I love getting to share tidbits to our readers on how to get the most out of your wedding planning.  Typically it’s all good news and fun ways to reduce stress but sometimes we have to be educated on the negative.  While I’d like to believe that you can make it through wedding planning without any negative experiences, sometimes it …

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Wedding Planner vs. Wedding Coordinator

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“Most couples are not aware but there is a huge difference between a wedding planner and a venue coordinator. Often their roles overlap but the differences between them are vast. It is easy to get confused about the differences between these two vendors and not hiring a wedding planner in addition to your venue coordinator can often end in headache …