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An Outdoor Wedding in April?

I live in Nashville, TN, which, for the record, can be quite unpredictable when it comes to the weather.  Now, I feel a bit ahead of the game with an amateur Meteorologist for a fiancé, but there still remains the potential of being rained out and

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Going unconventional

Planning a wedding, in Miami, for $10,000 is a tall order; especially for a fancy girl like myself. According to CostOfWedding.com, the average cost of a wedding in Miami is $24,478; that’s not too far off from the national average! So, you’re probably wondering how am

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Historic Hotel Venue

One of the most challenging tasks of planning a budget savvy and winter wedding is selecting the perfect venue. Not only does the venue have to be beautiful, during the winter, Dec. 15, it would need to be warm, easy to drive to and under budget.

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Ceremony

Church Ceremony Planning

We had a date, we had a reception site, now a church. Nate and I were both raised Catholic, but if we’re being completely honest, getting married in a church wasn’t a huge priority on our part. I wanted to get married outside with all of

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Venue Part 2: Reception

So far, the reception venue has been the most problematic/stressful part of my planning process. When I first started my venue search, I found that there are actually a lot of nice venues around here. Like most southern cities, there are old antebellum southern mansions that

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Reception

The Perfect Place…

…for my reception. I know I’ve already told you the place, and showed you the picture, but now I want to share the process of getting to there. It was fairly simple. We only looked at two places, and one was Mill Creek. I guess I

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Reception Venue

Choose A Venue, Choose A Date

Once I said yes and made my “OMG” calls, all those stored wedding ideas started flooding in my brain. On the first call, people were asking us “When is the date?” Why do people do that? We are just telling you we got engaged! Give us

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Ceremony

Goin’ to the Chapel…

So I’ve got less than six months to put this wedding together, Find a ceremony and reception venue, was number one on my list of things to do. First, we had to determine in what town we wanted to get married. We knew we wanted to

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The beautiful--and flexible!--reception venue!
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Finding a Ven-YOU! Part III

As we discussed in my last post, venue-searching was generally a pretty fun process. So let’s review the Heather-and-Jon-perfect-venue checklist: Lots of natural light/nice scenery/plants (conservatory preferred) Not a church or banquet hall (except maybe one with really big windows and a nice view) Back-up plan

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Finding a Ven-YOU! Part II

Since Jon and I have never planned a wedding before (as most of you probably haven’t!), I had no idea what to ask employees at the different venues we visited. There are all kinds of different things to consider when choosing a venue, and they all

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Finding a Ven-YOU! Part I

Finding an awesome venue was extremely high on my priority list; probably #2 in my top three must-haves (after an awesome photographer). After all, the venue sets the tone for the entire wedding, so you’ve got to pick somewhere that fits your personality and that complements

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Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Ceremony Inspiration

I am a planner. Like a hardcore planner – I own a book called How to Pack which is highlighted and dog-eared because I really do use it. Fo’ reals, y’all – I like planning stuff. So, the idea of collecting and organizing inspiration for my

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Venue Search Between SF & LA

Significant chunks of most brides’ budget revolve around a few key elements of a wedding: venue, food/booze, and photography. If you can save on one, two, or all three of these things you can really cut your costs and so Matt and I had a goal

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