Event Planning

Our Favorite Wedding Favors: 3 Ways to Say Thank You!

| Event Planning, Wedding Planning

Popular wedding favors vary depending on cultural and family traditions. How will you thank your guests.
photo credit: Hawes Photography

How do you plan to thank your guests? Will your planner set out wedding favors at the end of the night? You did upgrade to the premium open bar package and beef tenderloin filets for everyone. So, is that enough to say thank you for coming? 

Traditionally, wedding favors are quite common. In fact, the earliest wedding favors date back to 16th century England, newlyweds created love knots as a symbol of their bond. Isn’t that sweet?! Popular wedding favors vary depending on cultural and family traditions. Of all the celebrations you’ve attended, certainly you recall Jordan almonds and personalized trinkets, or maybe you left those at your table?

If you and your future spouse decide to make this tradition part of your big day, here are a few memorable THANK YOU’s that we recommend you consider…

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The Perfect Wedding Registry

| Event Planning, Wedding Planning

Card box and wedding registry inspiration

Picture this – you’ve just been invited to another wedding, you’ve RSVP’d to attend, and now you’re trying to pick out the perfect wedding gift for the couple. Sound familiar?

A lot of questions may come up as you shop for the best gift for the bride and groom. Well, don’t worry. Our gift to you in this blog post includes a few ideas for building your wedding registry as well as tips on giving a lovely wedding gift.

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Wedding Budgeting 101

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Carretto Studio Photography

Whether you love talking about money or not, establishing a wedding budget is perhaps the strongest way to start planning your big day. Did you know that according to The Knot, the average cost of a wedding by state ranges from $20,000 to $78,000? With thousands of dollars at stake, thinking thoroughly through your budget from the beginning will help guide all of your future decisions from where to have it to how many guests you’ll invite.

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The Power of Having a Wedding Planner

| Event Planning, Wedding Planning

Let’s admit it, we have all been oohing and aahing over recent engagements: the dreamy proposals, the stunning rings, and of course the romantic pictures with the caption, “She Said Yes!” Now that the initial shock has set in, wedding planning begins, and it’s the perfect time to consider having a wedding planner on your team.

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5 Tips to Make Your Rainy-Day Wedding Full of Sunshine

| Event Planning, Wedding Planning

If you’re anything like every other bride ever who’s planning an outdoor ceremony, you’ve been stressing over the weather forecast.  So, what happens when you find out it’s going to rain on your wedding day?

First off, if you’ve hired a wedding planner, you’ll be taken care of. They’ll help make sure you’re prepared for the best day of your life, no matter what the forecast. Additionally, check out this waterfall of tips to turn on the sunshine at your wedding, not despite the rain, but because of it!  (more…)

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Cozy Holiday Vibes at Oak Knoll Park

| Event Planning, Styled Shoots, Wedding Planning

This January, we had the opportunity to collaborate with Butler’s Pantry and pulled together a fabulous photo shoot at Oak Knoll Park in St. Louis.

Inspired by the winter holidays, the room was full of warm reds and mixed-metal details. It was a sight to see! And taste! Lucky for us, that Hot Chocolate Bar wasn’t just for show! This was our first opportunity to work with BBJ Linen’s new MODA line, and we loved it! What a great way to showcase the beautiful St. Louis Community Foundation #2 at Oak Knoll Park. Check out the gorgeous results!

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