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Choosing a Veil to Match Your Hairstyle, Facial Shape, & Dress

Amidst all of the excitement and fuss over your bridal gown, it is easy to forget the icing on the cake – your veil! Remember that it deserves plenty of attention and planning, because it can make or break your wedding attire. Here are some tips for matching your veil to your hairstyle, facial shape,…

Planning a Wedding on a Shoestring

Planning a wedding on a shoestring.   Cutting out what’s NOT important.  Spending wisely.  Sounds easy right?  You just watched the latest “Fairy Wedding” on WE TV and you want those flowers, the ring and that dress and those centerpieces were to die for ahhhhhhhhh!  Why didn’t David choose ME!  It’s not fair!  I want a…

Wedding Hairstyles: What Hairstyle Is Best For You?

  So, you’re nearing your wedding and the test run of your hairstyle; you’ve picked the hair stylists, now it’s time to pick the style. Below are a few tips to make sure you pick the right ‘do’ for your big day! When you start planning your wedding, consider how you will want your hair….

You Went to the Wedding Show..Now What?

  OK you went to the Bridal Show.  You were malled by vendors.  You saw so many dresses you cannot even remember which one you liked. You ate way more cake than you should have.  Your head is still spinning and the show was last weekend!  AHHHHH!  Do you feel overwhelmed?   I thought Bridal…

How to Create a Backup Plan for an Outdoor Wedding

You have always dreamed of your wedding being in a beautiful garden, or down by the lake everthing is perfect. NOT. I hate to break it to you that there is a fifty/ fifty chance it will rain. It may or it may not, so dream of the perfect wedding but have a back up plan just in case. Better safe than Sorry!

What To Do When Disaster Strikes While Planning Your Wedding

It is a lovely November afternoon in Chicago. You’re driving home from work and you hear on the radio, “Extra Alarm Fire today in Oak Lawn’s Eva’s Bridal Shoppe leaves brides scrambling after hundreds of wedding dresses were destroyed when the longtime bridal shop went up in flames.” What do you do?

Your Honeymoon: Be Wise and It Will Be Enjoyable

Just because it’s a honeymoon doesn’t mean it has to be crazy to the point of destruction–you don’t have to hop five Hawaiin island in five days, stay in the most expensive hotel there, and stress yourself out. Check out these options for keeping it reasonably on both a financial and emotional level.

Your Relationship-How Wedding Planning CAN Make it Better!

Yes, getting married is about starting a new life together. But the wedding is much more than an event in which you officially become husband and wife. Planning a wedding together is one of your first and biggest relationship steps. It is an opportunity for your relationship to grow and flourish, but it will also challenge and test you as couple.

Wedding Vendor Contracts Make Sure You Understand What You Sign

Contracts are binding legal document that are to be taken very seriously. Unfortunately in my business of Wedding Planning I get my fair share of Brides that come to me with contracts signed and they really have no clue as to what they signed up for. Don’t be that deer in headlights, know what you are signing!

What to Avoid in your Wedding Cake

The wedding cake! There it is in the center of the room, special lighting illuminates the lovely butter cream frosting, how beautiful! The bride highlights everything in her favorite color, red. She insisted that the cake be piped with red icing and covered with red butter cream roses. Red, Red, Red! Little does she realize that now all her guests will have lovely red lips and tongues….