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Answers To Brides Most Frequently Asked Questions

Today is our second day of posting about Couple's most frequently asked questions when it comes to planning their weddings and here is the 3rd question. Question 3: How do I process all the information given to me? Well, if you are a really super busy couple with demanding careers, hiring a wedding planner would be the easiest way to help you sort through all of the information out there. But if you're uncertain about your budget and whether you can afford a wedding planner, then try not to get too wrapped up in all that's available and follow your heart on the things that will make your wedding unique to you both. Of course, you are going to have many people tell you what they think you should do and how to plan your wedding, but try not to let them derail your focus on what the two of you really want! #itheewedplanning #cincinnatiweddingplanner #personalizedweddings Photo Credit:  Loft 3 Photography

Answers to Brides Most Frequently Asked Questions

Shortly after you become engaged, we know that you have a ton of questions whirling around in your head and before you know it, you're having anxiety attacks over the planning before it's even begun!! So, we thought we'd put together a series of blog posts to answer your most frequently asked questions! Question 1: How much do weddings cost? If you are unsure of what a comfortable wedding budget for you is, or don't know how much weddings cost today, a great way of learning is to contact a few venues that are of interest to you and find out what their food and beverage minimum is. Keep in mind that 40% of your entire budget will be for food and beverage. So, after learning what your local venues are charging, you will be able to come up with an overall budget that you can work within. Question 2: How to Find the Best Venue? If you have an idea of the size of your wedding and location, as we mentioned above, begin calling local venues to find out how large they are

An Independent Wedding Planner vs. an On-site Venue Coordinator

Many couples may feel they do not need a wedding planner if there is an on-site coordinator at their venue. So we've listed some differences of each role to help clear up this misperception. The bottom line is that you need both!! 1. When it comes to coordinating the big day, an on-site coordinator can do so much up to a certain point. The wedding planner will be the one with you throughout the entire day, as well as coordinating your the rehearsal. 2.  On-site coordinators sometimes give vendor referrals which is what an independent wedding planner will do too. But, the wedding planner will attend meetings with you and handle most of the communications with your other vendors. 3. An on-site coordinator is at your venue to represent the property but not represent the bride and groom themselves. 4. An on-site coordinator will make sure that you are getting what was promised in your contract, that the kitchen is fully staffed, that the food is coming out on time and

Yummy Treats for the End of the Night

Are you planning on serving your guests something later in the evening to satisfy that late night craving and help work off the buzz from too many spirits? Well, here in Cincinnati there are more to late night snacks than the traditional candy station or skyline buffet. Take a look at some ideas we gathered to put a creative spin on your late night offerings! No matter what you decide, your guests will appreciate and enjoy having a little something to nibble on late into the evening, not to mention having something to help absorb the libations from earlier in the evening! Graeter's Ice Cream Sunday Station Mini Grilled Cheese Dippers with Tomato Soup Donut Station Smore's Station Mini Milkshakes! Popcorn Station Sweets Station full of Tarts, Mini Cheesecakes and Other Mini Sweets Soft Warm Pretzels with Soda Chocolate Chip Cookie with Milk Shot Dipping Station with Chips Mini Pizza Slices Mini Burgers with Fries

Wedding Day Photos

If you are a couple who is deciding to see each other before the ceremony, unless you have a 2-3 hour gap of time between the ceremony and reception, you know that you will have more time for creative photography of you and your wedding party. Therefore, don't be afraid to try new things, bring in props and most of all HAVE FUN and enjoy spending the day with your wedding party before you say i-do! If you're a couple who is still indecisive about having a first look, here are some pluses to each that might help you make a decision. First Look: Being able to relax together before the ceremony Having a private moment alone Limited or no photographs after the ceremony More time for creativity from your photographer with a longer sessions before the ceremony Better lighting in the afternoon Time for more than one location No First Look: The surprise factor when the bride walks down the aisle Beginning your wedding day a little later in the morning You won't be g

Create Beautiful Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitations will be the first glimpse that your guests will get of your big day. From your color scheme to articulate design, it is important that they are created to represent your wedding theme. With many textures of paper to choose from, along with just the right font, many little details will work together to create your invitation suite.

Tasks to Complete as The Groom

When planning a wedding, the bride is usually seen as the focus of attention. From the creation of the wedding flowers to choosing a color scheme, the bride certainly makes herself very hands on. However, it is important to remember that the groom may not make as many decisions, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have tasks of his own to complete.