It's Me, Your Friendly, Neighborhood Wedding Planner

Hi! My name is Lisa, and I am a wedding planner. There are many movies and television show out there right now that portrait wedding planners and their personalities. There is the glamorous Jennifer Lopez in "The Wedding Planner"; the pretentious and entertaining Martin Short in "Father of the Bride"; the neurotic sisters of the short-lived series "The Wedding Bells"; and the pushy coordinators featured...

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I'm Engaged! So now what?

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 You just got engaged to the love of your life. You’re happy, excited, thrilled! Until you realize that now you have to plan a wedding. Suddenly fear takes hold, your face pales and your stomach twists into a giant knot. Let’s face it; planning a wedding is not easy. And all too often a time that should be filled with love and merriment turns into a...

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Bridal Expo Mania

Fall has arrived. The kids are back in school, the evenings are cooler, and the trees are changing color. But there is another phenomenon that happens this time of year: The Bridal Expo. If you are planning a wedding or even considering getting married you may be tempted to attend one or more of these expos. You probably won’t have trouble finding friends and family members to tag along either. After all, where else can you...

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Let Them Eat Cake

I love wedding cake. I don’t just like it; I LOVE it! The soft, moist cake and smooth, creamy frosting are what I consider a perfect treat. Every wedding I attend, whether as a guest or for work, I have to have a piece. It doesn’t matter how good the food is, how much I eat, or if other desserts are offered. I have certainly had my fair share of wedding cake over the years, some of it better than others. But one thing is...

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Think Outside the Vase

Open any bridal magazine and you will see dozens of photos of gorgeous centerpieces. There will be large towering arrangements and short compact ones. Some will be monotone and some will be pop with color. Their shapes will all be different, and they include every type of flower you can imagine. No one can deny these arrangements are beautiful. You may even have already given some thought to the type of floral centerpieces you want at...

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Let's Get This Party Started

Showers, parties, and gatherings; it seems as though the minute you become engaged the fun never stops! And why should it? Your family and friends are so happy for you that it’s no wonder they want to honor the occasion by celebrating with you. These events aren’t necessary, but they will certainly heighten the excitement leading up to your big day. With so many pre-wedding celebrations it may be confusing to figure out...

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