If you follow Tyler Speier on Instagram, you know two things. He is an incredibly talented planner & designer, as well as witty & knowledgable. We have been obsessing over his "How to be a wedding guest" series so we knew we needed to share it with all of you!
Here it is! The 12 month wedding planning you've been searching for. Building your dream team of vendors, adding the design elements that make it you, and managing guests and bridal party are just a few elements to planning the perfect day! Read on for the perfect blueprint on just how to stay on track with your planning.
When it comes down to it, your ring choice should reflect the style that you love most and the symbol of your love.
When it comes to elements of your wedding day that guests are sure to remember, music is key! Partnering with a wedding dj who will help curate the perfect playlist is great, however having a great framework will help add your personality to your wedding day music.
When it comes to your wedding day decor, the tablescape at your reception is one of the most important and fun ways ways to elevate your event and create an impact. Guests will be looking at this for a large portion of the evening, and by using a unique linen that fits your aesthetic, you can start at the little details such as your napkin fold.
The vendors you select to be apart of your big day play a vital role in the success of your event, and while you may have thought you have already covered every single expense, the final payment to show your vendors you appreciate their hard work is by tipping them. Similar to eating out at a restaurant, or getting a haircut, you add on a tip to thank them for their service.
After months of planning and what seemed like a long countdown, the time has finally come and you are a week away from sealing the deal with your significant other. While you were able to get the majority of planning done, there are still a handful of items to check off your list the week before your wedding, but don't worry, because we have compiled a list of to make sure you have these items crossed off!
One of the fun parts of your wedding day is getting ready with your best friends by your side - and what is more fun than having matching gettin ready sets! From robes, to monogrammed pajamas, to trendy sweat sets, there are many routes to go. We have searched for some of our favorite bridal party outfits to get cozy in while getting ready on your wedding morning.
Along with the beautiful blooms, the yummy food, and the great, company, the music at your wedding plays a large part in setting the mood of your big day. From walking down the aisle, to dancing at the end of the night, there is music for each moment of your day. We have put together a list of some of our favorite songs for all of these special moments to give you inspiration and help you create your perfect playlist.
On wedding day, the mother of the bride (and groom) play a big role in lending a helping hand to the couple and their needs. They helped you pick out your perfect dress and now it is time to do the same for them! Finding a dress that perfectly suits their style and personality while complementing your wedding design is a fun and easy way to make the mom's feel beautiful as well on the big day. While having your mother's dress complement your design is important, do not be afraid to branch out with playful styles, colors, and patterns. Check out some of the stylish looks below for inspiration on the many different options!
When selecting a wedding officiant--professional or not--it is important to keep in mind that the person conducting your ceremony plays a vital role. You want to find someone who knows you, your values, and makes you feel comfortable while engaging your guests.You can have them stick to a traditional ceremony, or make it more personalized (TIP: if you are wanting it more personalized and you are hiring a professional, make sure to get to know your officiant and that they know you!). There are many officiant options from religious officiants, civil officiants, or even a friend or family member, and while you cannot go wrong, below are the roles and some reasons for hiring a professional officiant.
When it comes to your dessert menu at your wedding, there are so many different routes you can take! Traditionally, couples would serve a multi-tiered cake, however today we see many opting for more unique desserts with a lot more variety. From insta-worthy donut walls to dessert tables with loads of mini desserts, the options are endless! Below are 5 dessert ideas we love, however there are so many however there are so many unique alternatives.
Floral design is a very fun element of your wedding day and adds a lot of character to your design. When trying to find a florist and picking your floral design, there is a lot to keep in mind. Selecting a florist who is on the same page as you, in the right budget, and able to bring your dream to life is key to having beautifully designed flowers on your wedding day. Below are some tips to keep in mind when looking for a florist and deciding on your floral design.
So what do you do when you're stuck in a pandemic and have to downsize? How do tell people that you can no longer accommodate them without them feeling uninvited? We spoke to a 2020 bride on what that process was like for her!
With it being a little over a year since the start of the pandemic, we cannot help but reminisce on what a crazy year we have had! 2020 is one for the books that no one expected and we are so excited for things to start looking up again. As always, trends come and go, and there are so many creatives out in the world coming up with new ideas and new ways to wow us. As we thought about the last year, we came across some of the trends we loved (and one's we are not so fond of). We are certain some of these will be sticking around, and we are so excited to see what this decade has to bring us!
When it comes to wedding planning, finding the perfect wedding dress can feel like a lot of pressure and be quite overwhelming. Some of us may have been dreaming about our dresses since we were little girls while others may have not even thought about it! With endless styles, fits, and budgets, it can be hard to narrow it down to just one. Below we have some of our favorite tips and information to know when looking for your dream dress.
Trying to decide whether or not to do a first look? Old tradition says the groom should not see the bride until the ceremony, however the recently popular trend is the first look. The first look is when the bride and groom break tradition and see each other for the first time before the ceremony. If you are planning your wedding, we are certain you are deciding whether or not to do a first-look. We have compiled a list of pro's and con's to help you decide. In the end, there is no right or wrong way to do it, just go with what feels best for you and your partner!
Getting to wear my mothers wedding dress was one of the most special experiences of my life. I felt so close to my mom and she was overwhelmed with love and emotion when she got to see me in her dress.
There are plenty of styles to choose from when it comes to hairstyles for your wedding day. Whether you are endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or looking for inspo from celebrities, choosing a hairdo can be stressful! From romantic curls to textured low buns, or the classic half-up half-down style and pony tail, brides pull off all different hairstyles. We have put together a list of 20 different hairstyles to consider for when you say your "I dos."
Lipstick check! Make sure you have all the necessities for your big day on hand. Read on to see our list of must haves!
Ladies, it's that time of year. Stores are stocked up on chocolate, plush toys, and heart-shaped everything. Whether you plan on snuggling up with your significant other, or are anti-Valentine's day, you can never go wrong with a Galentine's celebration. And what makes for a fun night in with the girls? Movies! Even better, movies about weddings. We have compiled 15 of our favorite wedding movies to binge with your gals this Galentine's day. From movies that will make you laugh to ones that will make you cry, this list has it. Now pop some popcorn, get cozy and let the binge begin!
Leslie Knope said it best, "we need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work," and with that being said, Happy Galentine's day! It is officially February 13th which means it is time for you and your closest BFFs to celebrate your friendship. This special day was made trendy by Parks and Recreation character Leslie Knope, whose favorite day of the year consists of breakfast and ladies celebrating ladies. I don't know about you, but she had me at friends and waffles! In honor of this special day, we have gathered some inspiration for fun ways to throw the best galentine's day party.
As your to-do list as bride-to-be continues to grow, we understand the stress of not only having to find your perfect dress, but also help the lovely ladies who will be standing by you on your big day find their dresses. These are the ladies who have been there for you through it all and are ready to be there for your special moment. Feeling overwhelmed? Don't worry, we've got you!
Cameron and Christiane's desert elopement was anything but traditional, yet completely romantic and authentic. When COVID-19 threw every obstacle their way, Christiane and Cameron pivoted to create the day of their dreams, reimagined. Read on for tips & tricks from the couple on how to make your wedding day wonderful amongst challenges.
There's no reason to postpone all of the happy events to next year when we are so desperately longing for a good time. Take the necessary precautions and then join up with your best gals for a Covid friendly bachelorette weekend! Check out these 4 San Luis Obispo Bachelorette Airbnb's!
Hello! You've made it to the registry portion of your wedding checklist! Here you can find the best items to add to your registry if you're a party planner at heart like us. Indulge in the swankiest serving items that will make your guests go ooh and ahh when they attend your parties!
We talked with San Luis Obispo Wedding Florist, Carla Wingett from Idlewild Floral about why she started creating dried floral arrangements and how they saved her business during the global pandemic. Read on to hear her story.