• Wedding Day Gift Exchange
    by Cortnie on June 14, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    It has become more and more popular to exchange gifts with your soon-to-be spouse on your wedding day. Here are a few ideas on what to send over to your beau!For Him A watch - With a cute tag that says “Don’t be late!”. a watch is a classic gift idea. Fun socks - Usually paired with a note saying “In case you get cold feet” — you know he’ll need socks day-of regardless! A journal - Start a journal 100 days out from the wedding, and fill it with love letters, photos from date nights, and […]

  • Stress-Free Honeymoon Ideas
    by Cortnie on June 13, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Planning your honeymoon can almost be as stressful as planning your wedding! There are so many options: to stay close to home, to go island hopping, to do an all-inclusive resort, to do a cruise! No matter what you choose, you’ll certainly have a blast, but here are some suggestions:Staying in the US: Disneyland/Disney World: many couples are opting for a stay at the parks - there’s so much to do and see! Whether you opt for Anaheim for Disneyland and California Adventure, or head to Orlando for […]

  • Music For Your Ceremony
    by Cortnie on June 9, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    These days, couples are choosing to go with more modern music for their ceremonies. Here are some excellent choices for your walk down the aisle!A Thousand Years - Christina PerryHere Comes The Sun - The BeatlesTurning Page - Sleeping At LastMake You Feel My Love - AdeleMarry Me - TrainCan’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis PresleySea of Love - Cat PowerYou & Me - Dave Matthews BandYour Song - Elton JohnCome Away With Me - Norah JonesAnd, if you’re wanting a dance back down the aisle, here are som […]

  • Turning Wedding Details into Home Decor
    by Cortnie on June 7, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    You’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how your wedding will look - why not use those details after the day is done? Here are a few ways to turn wedding details into home decor. Centerpieces - If you’re using vases or jars on your tables, reuse them! Refill them with flowers to keep you reminiscing about your wedding! If your venue included the centerpieces, find something similar and use it as the centerpiece of your dining table, or an accent to your fireplace mantle.   Preserved Bouquet - […]

  • How to Incorporate Social Media into Your Wedding
    by Cortnie on June 1, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook - there is so much technology to incorporate into weddings now! If you’re a bit confused or lost, here are some ways you can pull these into your wedding. Hashtags. It seems like as soon as the date is set, couples are rushing to find their wedding hashtag. Hashtags are an easy way to catalog photos and posts about your wedding. If you’re unsure what to use for yours, think of some puns you can use off your new last name! If that’s not your style, use your last nam […]

  • 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 […]