I know it has been far too long since my last post. But I have a very valid reason. I was planning the biggest event I will plan in my lifetime, my wedding!
I didn’t want to bog down BTEE with wedding posts, so I was so excited to be selected as a Bridal Blogger over at Partyspace.com. I was able to share consistent wedding planning updates over there, and it was truly an enjoyable experience. Not to mention, I have a way to go back and remember some of those happy planning moments again.
But, I decided that I should definitely do a recap post for Beyond the Essentials blog. So, here it is pictures and all.
Since this an event planning blog, I really cannot have a complete post without providing some planning advice and tips that I used and learned along the way.
1. Be Organized – I am an organized person by nature, and I believe it has helped me in my career tremendously. However, I have worked with planners that have not been organized and very last minute. You can’t be that type of planner when it comes to weddings. I had a very detailed spreadsheet from day one, my wedding notebook was filled with to do list by the end of it all and I couldn’t have done anything without those tools.
2. Have the big picture in mind – My husband and I took a step back very early on the planning process to make sure we were on the same page for the big picture vision of our wedding. This picture is what guided every step we took to pull this off. That isn’t to say ideas didn’t come up last minute or we each made random purchases that we thought our wedding needed, but we knew it all fit into the big picture. So those decisions were easy to make and to justify.
3. Details Matter – Most event planners know, details matter. Not everyone will notice them, but there are people who will. So take the time to put those specials details into any event you plan.
For all the brides to be out there, you can find my very detailed advice here.
Now, to the fun part…PICTURES
Brides Gown: Maggie Sottero ” Sydney ” – Brides and Grooms, Delaware
Grooms Attire: Formal Affairs, Delaware
Bridesmaids Gowns: Alfred Sung, Brides and Grooms, Delaware
Venue: White Clay Creek Country Club, Delaware
Photographer: Sean Kane, The Pros
Floral Arrangements: Ramone’s Flowers, Delaware