• Wedding Registry Alternatives
    by Cortnie on May 24, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    - Honeymoon FundThere are so many ways for your guests to help fund your honeymoon. If you know you’re wanting their help to get you to your destination, there are sites like HoneyFund and The Honeymoon that make it easy for  your guests to donate online. If you’re more so wanting some spending money when you get to your destination, set out a donation box for guests to leave cash! (Or, when in doubt, do a money dance during the reception!)- Local CharitySimilar to the Honeymoon fund, there ar […]

  • How to Prepare for Wedding Day Photos
    by Cortnie on May 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Photos are one of the few aspects of your wedding day that will last forever. It is important to have a photography game plan, so that nothing important is missed!Family PortraitsThis seems to be the hardest part of the day - ensuring everyone you need stays in one place. When making your shot list, consider the following: Grandparents need to be finished first. It’s simply polite to ensure all portraits with your grandparents are done first, so that they can go find their seats and relax! Get […]

  • Wedding Day Morning - DOs & DON’Ts
    by Cortnie on May 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Weddings can get a bit hectic, and the morning prep-time isn’t an exception. Fear not! We’ve got some do’s-and-don’ts to help get you through the morning!DO Drink water. Staying hydrated is so essential, especially on your big day! Eat! Couples so often forget that they need food. The last thing you want is to pass out on your walk down the aisle! Set the mood with a playlist. Getting ready with happy, uplifting music can really get you in the right mindset. Take care of everything before you […]

  • Shopping Locally for Your Wedding
    by Cortnie on May 16, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Here in the metroplex, we have so many wonderful vendors and resources for weddings. It’s instinctual to go with local vendors such as photographers, florists, and bakeries, but there are a few other ways you can ensure your money is supporting local, small business!Local Gown DesignersYou may not know this, but there are several wedding gown designers here in Dallas. Nardos Design, Elizabeth Lee, and DressMyWay are three great options when looking for local designers. Beer and WineIf you’r […]

  • Alternatives to the Guestbook
    by Cortnie on May 11, 2017 at 4:01 am

    Guestbooks have always been a wedding staple. It’s sweet to look back through the warm wishes guest leave for you! But it doesn’t have to be a book anymore - there are so many alternatives out there!Heart DropGuests write their names on tiny wooden hearts, and drop them into a frame. This becomes art you’ll hang on the walls and admire frequently!Polaroid Guest BookSet a polaroid camera up on a table, and let guests take a snapshot of themselves! They’ll write their names and a small note, and […]

  • Wedding Trends: Monochromatic Color Scheme
    by Cortnie on May 9, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Every year, we see new trends pop up for wedding decor, and we’ve noticed a shift towards monochromatic wedding design. From bouquets to cake, couples are using one color as their decor inspiration. Here are some suggestions for each part of the color wheel! […]

  • How To Stay Calm During Wedding Planning
    by Cortnie on May 3, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Weddings can be a stressful time, but there are ways to make it easier on everyone.Ask For Help.Even if you’re the type to try to do everything on your own, try to delegate out tasks to friends and family. You don’t need to sit and make 200 favors - get the girls together and make a night out of it!Stay Organized.Make to-do lists (or print out some from Pinterest), get a binder, and keep all vendor information in one place. It helps to have contracts and timelines on hand in case there is ever a […]

  • Cheap and Easy Date Nights
    by Cortnie on May 3, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    When you’re saving up for the big day, it’s hard to want to go all out on date nights. But there are plenty of fun, inexpensive date ideas for you and your love to try!Netflix and ChillOkay, this is a very overused and slightly outdated phrase. But there is no reason you can’t make a date out of a night in! Cook a dinner together, pour glasses of your favorite drinks, and snuggle up for a movie (or marathon a show together). Don’t forget to light some candles!Live MusicDallas is filled to t […]

  • Everything's fine!
    by Cortnie on April 27, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Premarital counseling sometimes comes with a stigma, leaving couples asking, “Why do we need to go if we don’t have any issues?"While this is an understandable mindset, it’s important to consider the benefits of counseling. Counselors are simply there to guide you, and probe you to ask thought-provoking questions. Maybe you and your spouse-to-be spend a lot of time dreaming about your future, but are you asking all the right questions? How do you plan to manage finances? Are you both clear on […]

  • DIY or BUY?
    by Cortnie on April 26, 2017 at 4:09 pm

     When we get down to wedding details, it’s easy to feel like we can take on every task. However, there are some things that are best left to the pros. Here are some suggestions on what’s best to DIY, and what’s best to buy!DIY-Centerpieces: If you’re wanting something simple, like mason jars and candles, this is an easy DIY. Start collecting the pieces you need over time, and put it all together right before the wedding. -Favors: There are so many sweet DIY favor options. Putting together bags […]