Happy new year! If you became engaged over the holidays, you may be wondering who really needs an invite to your wedding. Are there too many people on your guest list? Are you unsure how to cut down your list without offending someone? You’re not alone. When I got married, we chose a smaller venue so […]

7 Steps to a Shorter Guest List (Minus the Guilt)

January 7, 2019

Hooray! You’re engaged! You’ve announced it to your friends and taken lots of ring selfies. You’ve been dreaming of getting married in Upstate New York or maybe the Finger Lakes. And now you’re ready to check out some venues for real. In this post, I guide you through the first steps you should take to […]

6 Steps to Your Perfect Wedding Venue in Upstate NY

December 18, 2018

Are you thinking of hiring a wedding band? How good do you feel about signing a contract with them? Everyone has heard the story of artists who demand a jar of only green M&M’s in their dressing room. But wedding bands and DJ’s aren’t like “those people,” right? Or are they? Can you trust them […]

The Ultimate Wedding Band Contract Checklist

December 3, 2018

Hi friend! Yaaay for a three-day work week, amiright? I am popping into your inbox to thank you for signing up for my (almost) weekly insider wedding planning tips with a free Thanksgiving banner. (I say “almost” because I usually blog for 3 weeks and take the 4th week to catch up.) I know it takes […]

Happy Thanksgiving! + Freebie

November 19, 2018

Yaaay! You’re engaged! As if you haven’t already taken a bunch of ring selfies, now comes the ultimate photo shoot: your engagement pictures! Your engagement photo session is a great time to get used to having your picture taken. They also help you and your photographer get comfy before they’re all up in your grill […]

9 Surprising Places to Take Your Engagement Photos in Upstate NY

November 12, 2018

You cried and screamed “Yes!” Now the fun really begins, but first you need to choose a wedding planner. You want to find the one that’s a good fit for you. But how do you do know if they’re a good fit? Where do you even start? Below I cover 4 simple steps to help […]

How To Choose a Wedding Planner in 4 Simple Steps

November 5, 2018

Oh, the dreaded “B” word: “budget.” When it comes to planning a wedding, the budget can be a huge source of anxiety and frustration – mainly because there’s not much information on how to accurately estimate for a wedding budget. And before you do ANYTHING after you get engaged (after telling your friends and family […]

6 Steps to a Better Wedding Budget

October 22, 2018

As more couples look to personalize their day and downsize their wedding in favor a more intimate affair with their favorite people, restaurant weddings are becoming more popular. Having a restaurant wedding allows you to create an intimate dinner party setting rather than the traditional wedding dinner reception. If you still aren’t convinced, below are […]

Why Restaurants Are the Hottest Wedding Venue Trend

October 15, 2018

Intimate weddings (meaning under 125 guests) are my favorite. I think it’s so important to share your special day with the ones that care about you and you care about the most. The whole weekend goes by so quickly. Having a smaller guest count allows you to really revel in the moment. With that said, […]

5 Gorgeous, Intimate Wedding Venues in Upstate, New York

October 8, 2018

The air is getting crisp, apples and pumpkins are popping up everywhere, and I’m so excited to be talking about new trends in fall wedding colors. Guys, fall does NOT have to mean orange! These beautiful colors are perfect for a modern spin on a fall wedding and only one is slightly related to orange. […]

3 Killer Fall Wedding Colors

September 24, 2018


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