Save the Date! May 20 The Fabulous Wedding Party EXPO comes to North County!

San Diego's coolest wedding expo with all the vendors, fashion, food, drinks and ideas to have you planning in style! The May 20, 2018 Wedding Party EXPO will be at the exciting upscale architectural marvel that is north county's The Centre home to Lexus and everybody's favorite north county inland hot spot Vintana Wine & Dine, right on highway 15. 

You will love The San Diego Wedding Party EXPO! Engaged couples and guests come enjoy a special day like no other to plan your wedding! Come enjoy this special show in a beautiful, historic setting and enjoy 3 floors and 2 exhibit halls, a top designer fashion shows, over 75 of the top local wedding experts, stylists, professional services, photographers, florists, caterers, coordinators, bakers, dessertiers, hair and makeup artists, ceremony venues, reception venues, videographers, honeymoon specialists, musical entertainment and more.

The Wedding Party is San Diego's sophisticated wedding planning day for all couples with cocktails, fashion, wedding experts and 20,000 square feet of wedding inspiration.

And hey pssst! If you register on their special Facebook page registry you can get free General Admission tickets for 2 with access to all of the show! That's a $40 value! Wooo hooo!! 

Don't miss this Sunday's Cake Tasting Contest at The Wedding Party EXPO

Don't miss the sweet drama at this Sunday's Cake Tasting Contest at The Wedding Party EXPO when local wedding cake bakers Eccentric Chefs International and Flour Power Cakery go cake topper to cake topper to wow you with all their delicious types of wedding cakes!! Yummy!! 

Get your tickets to the February 25, 2018 Wedding Party EXPO @ the US GRANT HOTEL now to save 50%!! See you there! 

Save the Date for the San Diego's Top Wedding EXPO with 100 Amazing Wedding Experts

Save the date San Diego! If you are engaged this is the one show you will want to experience! February 25, 2018 be sure to get to the US GRANT HOTEL in downtown San Diego for 3 floors and 35,000 square feet of fashion, style, food, drinks, florals, experts, photographers, videographers, DJ's, planners, venues, photo booths, decor ideas and more! The Wedding Party EXPO celebrates its 45th show with wedding style, ideas and the best of the best, don't miss it! Get your advance tickets now and save. VIP and General Admission options available.

This hugely popular show will have feature 4 amazing fashion shows at 12:15, 1:30, 3:30 and ongoing throughout the day- the 1:30 lobby fashion show features Jana Ann Couture's beautiful bridal gowns! See you there! 

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Don't miss this Sunday's Wedding Party EXPO the chicest Wedding Planning Fair in town!

Save on advance tickets to San Diego's hottest wedding planning event, The Wedding Party EXPO, as they celebrates their 44th gorgeous, stylish, exciting, & on trend show in style at the coolest event venue in town right near downtown! It's like your Instagram feed come to life! Don't miss this afternoon of 75 of the most sought-after wedding vendors, reception venues, bridal and groom fashion, beauty ideas, food, cocktails, photographers, decor experts, bakers and dessertiers, honeymoon experts and ideas to have you planning in style! See you at the show!

Experience wedding style and planning at its finest, The Wedding Party EXPO brings 75 of the best in wedding venues, services, ideas and products to you! This stylish and exciting full size bridal fair has it all, with many special attractions like incredible couture fashion shows on the red carpet, top designer showcases and a fabulous selection of the finest local wedding services.  

Fashion Shows: 3:00 PM Fashion Show on the red carpet with designer gowns by Demetrios and Men's fashions by Friar Tux. Enjoy a meet and greet with Designer Jana Ann of Jana Ann Couture in the ballroom!

General Admission and VIP ticket options available. 

Save the Date for the Fall Wedding Party EXPO at Coasterra: San Diego's chic new event space

San Diego's hippest wedding expo comes to San Diego's hottest new wedding locale! With all the vendors, fashion, food, drinks and ideas to have you planning in style! The October 29, 2017 Wedding Party EXPO will be at the immensely popular and beautiful new event space overlooking the best view of the harbor and city skyline....at Coasterra with its lovely ballroom, open to the water terraces [with unforgettable views!] and special event float! Get your advance tickets here now and save

You will love The Wedding Party EXPO! Engaged couples and guests come enjoy a special day like no other to plan your wedding! Come enjoy this special show in a beautiful, setting and enjoy 3 huge exhibitor display exhibiting areas, fashion shows, tons of top wedding experts, musical entertainment and more.

The Wedding Party is San Diego's sophisticated wedding planning day for all couples with cocktails, fashion, wedding experts and 25,000 square feet of wedding inspiration.

9 Things You Will Forget To Do [aka: just a few of the things a pro event planner knows to do for you!]

9 Things You Will Forget To Do at Your Wedding [aka: just a few of the things a pro event planner knows to do for you!]

Settle Up with All Your Vendors in Advance.  Many vendors require you pre pay them so they can arrive at your wedding fully focused on you without having to have their hand out. But if you have vendors that accept payment the day of your wedding, make sure to write final-payment checks for your vendors a few days before, and have your planner pass them out on the big day.  And for tips; put checks or cash in envelopes (with a hand written thank you card for those who went over and above their contract) ahead of time and give to your event planner or the best man, so they can be easily distributed.

Pin your Bustle. To keep your reception from being a total drag, make sure your mother, maid of honor or another friend will be available to bustle your gown. Give them a crash course in the complicated hook-and-eye configuration days before the wedding so you can hit the dance floor without getting dragged down. You should also practice going to the bathroom in a huge gown with help from your maids in advance, it's harder than it looks! 

Grab some fuel! Just like your favorite glamorous movie starlet does on red carpet awards night, after weeks of watching calories it’s finally time to eat!! But it may be the one thing you don’t get to what with all the fanfare of friends, family and fun. Ask your planner, banquet manager or your best pal to remember to bring you a plateful of those fabulous hors d’oeuvres and keep your champagne glass filled because odds are you’ll never make it to the bar during the cocktail hour and it’s going to be a long wedding! Be sure to eat healthy so you don't have any unwanted repercussions. 

Get a Private Room. Ask your planner if your wedding reception venue has a separate room to leave your bags and change into your trousseau of going away clothes. A restroom will serve in a pinch, but you’ll probably want a little more privacy and a secure place for bridal party purses.

Lose any Bags. Put a reliable pal in charge of getting your luggage into the honeymoon suite...or at least into the getaway car if you are leaving straight from the reception.

Grab a Midnight Snack. Have your caterer pack you and your new spouse a picnic basket of leftovers. You probably won’t be able to eat more than a bite of the gorgeous meal you spent months planning what with all the celebrating and connecting with guests.

Give away the leftovers. Tell your caterer what to do with the rest of the leftover food. With gorgeous food and wedding cake and desserts by Tastries Bakery like that shown here, you may not have much leftover but just in case... ask your caterer to take the extras to a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter. And if you aren’t giving your centerpieces to special guests, arrange for someone to drop them off at a hospital, women’s shelter or nursing home.

Farewell. Your coordinator, the wedding shown here was planned by wedding coordinators Fairy Godmother Weddings, will know to stay and get Lyft or Uber rides for guests who need them, and make sure your valuables—the gifts, cake knife, toasting glasses, etc.—get home safely.

Don't forget the Day After Details! You will probably be exhausted the day after your wedding or even be planning a day after brunch for out of town guests! It is wise you assign a few people to take care of the little details the next day. Your Maid of Honor can take your dress to the cleaners, return your husband’s tux to the rental shop and make sure your bouquet gets started on the road to preservation, if you’re saving it, especially if you leave for honeymoon right away.

We always always always recommend a professional event planner so you, your family and guests enjoy this powerful celebration of love without distraction or chaos.  There is quite frankly so much you do not know!!  Check out our list of San Diego event planners

Lovely California wedding photography by Boone and Stacie Weddings 

RSVP Events: San Diego Wedding Planners Extraordinaire Make a Big Job Look Easy!

Sherrill Kinsler Gilford and Rachel Wood bring over 30 years of experience to the event world. Sherrill and Rachel are both owners of RSVP Events of San Diego, a full service event design company which specializes in weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate and non-profit events. Their experience ranges from small intimate events for 10 people to large scale corporate events and expos for over 5,000 people with everything in between. These two can do it all! 

RSVP Events creates gorgeous table tops and cake tables [like this beauty at a La Valencia Hotel wedding!] and works directly with your florist and cake artists to bring it all together

This is absolutely the the only thing the Bride and her friends should be doing before a wedding - enjoying their time together and relaxing - hiring the right wedding planners like RSVP Events will allow you this gift of time and peace of mind! 

wedding photos of RSVP Events planned wedding by Kathleen Geiberger Photography

More about the RSVP Events team: Sherrill holds a certificate in Meeting and Special Event Planning, is a certified Bridal Consultant and Co-Founder of BESA, The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Event Services Association. Sherrill is also Co-owner of Charming Expressions, a unique party entertainment company. She started her career working for a Fortune 500 Company, planning meetings, special events, and expos, and has been awing clients with her events ever since. When she is not busy planning awesome events, she’s working on new and innovative event ideas. She is the creator and original producer of San Diego’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Expo and Showcase. Sherrill and her husband (Scott) enjoy  spending time together with their dog (Spencer) and traveling the globe.
 
Rachel was a student at San Diego State University in 2004 when she began interning with Sherrill. While in college, Sherrill mentored Rachel and taught the business to her, inside and out. Rachel graduated from SDSU in 2008 with a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management, with an emphasis in Special Event & Convention Management. Rachel worked at an upscale, boutique hotel in the seaside town of La Jolla and managed all of the hotel's wedding and social events. Events are Rachel's passion -- but so is helping others -- so she left the hotel world and entered into the non-profit world and planned major fundraising events. She now serves as a Gala Committee Member for Home of Guiding Hands, which raises money for infants, adolescents, and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. When Rachel isn't planning events, you can find her hanging out with her two daughters (Madelyn & Emily) and husband (Jesse) at a local park or San Diego attraction.

Sherrill and Rachel stay quite active in the Special Events industry. Sherrill has taught Hospitality classes at a local community college and is an annual speaker at the Special Event Convention. Both frequently attend seminars and workshops to stay current in the industry and ahead of the trends, and belong to multiple special event associations. Sherrill and Rachel have been working with each other for over a decade so it was a natural transition to become come partners and thus, RSVP Events was created.

What a show! Don't miss this Sunday's Special Edition Wedding Party EXPO at The US GRANT HOTEL

This Sunday February 19, 2017 at the gorgeous US GRANT HOTEL in downtown San Diego meet and find 100 wedding experts, bridal gown designers, caterers, florists, DJs, photographers, decor artists, videographers, wedding cake bakers, photo booths, beauty experts, reception and ceremony venues, event planners, wedding style suppliers and more at the Special Edition 41st Wedding Party EXPO! 

Enjoy a multi designer fashion show featuring exciting current gown trends - like Sachin and Babi - produced by top local salon M Bride of La Jolla in the Presidential Ballroom at 3:15.

Enjoy a multi designer fashion show featuring exciting current gown trends - like Sachin and Babi - produced by top local salon M Bride of La Jolla in the Presidential Ballroom at 3:15.

Meet Bridal Gown Designer Michelle Hebert in Designer Row and see her beautiful 2017 collection in a special lobby tea style fashion show at 1:30.

Meet Bridal Gown Designer Michelle Hebert in Designer Row and see her beautiful 2017 collection in a special lobby tea style fashion show at 1:30.

hey look! A FREE ticket for 2 (a $40 value) from us to you! shhhhhhh! 

To Bridesmaid or Not To Bridesmaid...that is the Wedding Question of the Day!

Picking out your bridesmaids is one of the most challenging parts of planning a wedding.  

Whether you are Type A and have been planning every detail out to avoid any and all possible problems that arise, or Type B and you are just letting everything work itself out and just enjoying the ride, picking out bridesmaids is not "easy." Sure, you may have your 5 "besties," your only sister as MOH, and a soon-to-be sister-in-law as your obvious picks to make the perfect 7 girls. However, girls, it's just not that simple. The newly popular, Bridesmaid proposal, adds yet another creative decision to be made. To top it off, if you're the last of your friends to get married, you feel the need to be even more original and not accidentally copy someone else's previous ideas.

To help you out, we've created what we think to be the top 3 tips to keep in mind while engaging in the "Bridesmaid Chronicles." 

1. Don't go overboard when proposing to your Bridesmaids.

We know you love them! And we know you're thinking you want to go all out and ask your girls to be by your side on the best day of your life in a really big way. However, things will come that will cost more than you had planned on them costing. So, our suggestion is ask them in a small, yet meaningful way, and go bigger when picking out an actual bridesmaid gift that you will give them come wedding time. 

2. Pick out a specific Pantone color for your Bridesmaids.

Sorry, our designer geek is showing. It's not an actual Pantone color. But it does require you going to an actual bridal boutique, like those in our San Diego Bridal and Bridesmaid fashion directory, to look at designer color swatches. Now, if you are assigning a single dress for all of your girls to wear, you can proceed to the next tip. However, if you want each Bridesmaid to have a unique style of dress, but all the same color, GO PICK IT OUT. Your wedding day is far too risky a day to have everyone show up in blush except your cousin who shows up in magenta because it was "pink." We highly suggest specifying you want "Blush Garden" by Dessy, for example. 

3. Finally, keep the big picture of your Wedding in mind.

While having your girls organized and perfectly in place is a big part of your wedding, it is not the most important part. The biggest part of your wedding day is remembering that it is YOUR wedding day-- the day that is supposed to be the best one of your life so far. So, while you want everything to go as smoothly as possible, remember why you picked those girls to stand by your side on this day. If they truly are your best friends, then they will accept your "bridezilla" moments or pickiness over their hair pins because they know it is your day. So don't worry about stepping on anyone's toes, and don't worry about what will happen if your college roommate and Bridesmaid shoes up with two different shoes on. Everything will be okay!

Cheers! And be sure to check out our local San Diego Bridal and Bridesmaids Salons directory!  Lovely bridesmaids photos by Tim Otto Photography!

Temecula Wine Country Vineyard Wedding Shines with lots of Love and Bright Colors

From bright orange florals and bridesmaids, to indigo suits and paisley ties, add in a darling mint green VW bus, gorgeous vintage rental elements and an eye popping view and you get this Wine Country Wedding in Southern California's Temecula Valley that really stands out for its style and color! 

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Photographer:  Leah Marie Photography//Ring Designer:Ernesto Rassi Design//Musicians: OC String Ensemble//Bakery: TRULY MADLY SWEETLY BAKE SHOP//Officiant: Your Custom Ceremony//Bridesmaid Dresses:Zara//Hair Stylist: Beach Bridal Beauty//DJ: DJ Ross with Ross Creations//Floral Designer: Soiree Design & Events//Dress Designer:Stella York//Caterer: villa de amore//Reception Venue: villa de amore//

Save the Date for San Diego's top wedding planning EXPO: The Wedding Party Special Edition show at The US Grant Hotel

San Diego's coolest wedding expo with all the wedding vendors, bridal and groom's fashion, food, drinks and ideas to have you planning in style! The February 19, 2017 Special Edition Wedding Party EXPO will be at the breathtaking historical US Grant Hotel in the heart of Downtown San Diego. 

You will love The Wedding Party EXPO! Engaged couples and guests come enjoy a special day like no other to plan your wedding! Come enjoy this special show in a beautiful, historic setting and enjoy 3 floors and 8 exhibit halls, a rehearsal dinner restaurant row, fashion shows, tons of top wedding experts, musical entertainment and more.

With exciting special features that no other show offers:

  • Meet Designer Michelle Hebert in person right at the show and see her amazing collection of dresses!
  • Enjoy a multi designer fashion show by M Bride of La Jolla featuring Ines di Santo, Reem Acra and many more of the dresses and designers you crave! 
  • Ultimate Cake Taste Test Challenge with delicious wedding cakes in lots of flavors
  • Rehearsal Dinner Restaurant Row

The Wedding Party is San Diego's sophisticated wedding planning day with cocktails, fashion, wedding experts of 3 floors and over 35,000 square feet of wedding inspiration all in one day!

We proudly welcome all couples to attend to plan a very special wedding!

Selecting your San Diego wedding date for the best day of celebrating love ever!!

A wedding date is the day you and your spouse make your very own and it should symbolize a special day shared between you and your loved ones. Here’s how to pick your perfect date.

photo by Suzanne Hansen of  Shewanders

photo by Suzanne Hansen of Shewanders

Selecting your wedding date can be a bit of a challenge. You need everything to be just right for you, your family, relatives and guests. You want to be sure that the weather is perfect [check weather information] if you are going to be outside, that your day will be a convenient one for anyone traveling and you will, no doubt, have personal reasons for selecting a date- (like choosing your parents’ anniversary or the date you and your true love met years ago).

To be sure that you do not pick a date that is extra challenging for foreign guests or guests from other religions or cultures - use this really neat non-profit website called “Earth Calendar" that we found. Earth Calendar lists all holidays by date, country and religion -it even lists lunar phases in case you want to light the evening sky with a full moon, all to help you plan the perfect wedding date. 

And don't forget to send out save the date cards!

Starting your San Diego wedding planning off right: wedding planning 101

Weddings, in some ways, will never change. The beauty, the emotions, the joy and spirit of love and new beginnings, all combining to create an incredible, memorable event for you and for your guests. Wow!

Wedding planning on the other hand, has changed a lot! Weddings are no longer a matter of inviting your guests from across town to drive over to the church or temple and convene at a nearby club or home for a reception. Southern California weddings in particular involve many more activities, agendas and travel arrangements and don’t forget to add in the stress of unique relationship dynamics involving divorced or step parents and the myriad of other issues among families and friends that we must contend with in our time.

Your wedding is most likely going to be the only time in your life that you will gather your entire world together for a celebration of life. This can be very top heavy, pressure filled, and possibly chaotic, however it also offers you the opportunity for greatness. A haphazardly planned wedding; an event without focus, feels stressful and sloppy. It never takes off into a higher realm because it too disjointed.

Photo by Paul Douda Photography

Photo by Paul Douda Photography

We don’t believe in Bridezillas. But we do know just how colossal an undertaking producing a wedding usually is and that being unprepared and having unrealistic expectations is a recipe for a meltdown. So the more you know and the more you get the right the help the better experience you will have at your own wedding!

Your decisions on everything from location, flowers, music, tablecloths, and dress need to work together to create a cohesive feeling. In other words; a wedding is more than the sum of its parts. By the way the ability to make decisions together is one of the key elements to a healthy, successful relationship so don't shy away from working together.

And that is where effective planning comes in. The first step in planning a powerful and cohesive wedding event is getting focused on what you want; this can be challenging because there are so many wonderful things to choose from!

It’s an Instagram and Pinterest world baby! Begin collecting images and see how your style and taste manifest into the wedding for you, see our expert advice planning articles and tips and our budget help section to find the right price range for your event and then start with location searching! Follow us on Instagram and Pinterest and all other social media platforms for constant inspiration and ideas.

A Coordinator is truly the one event resource that you should book right from the start as they can assist you with so many details and save you countless hours and money. Let's face it even Brain Surgeons won't do a DIY procedure and unless you are a professional planner for a living [then you REALLY shouldn't plan your own event!]  you just won't know all the tips and tricks and work and elements to handle. And shouldn't your job be to show up and enjoy one of the most powerful and profound days of your life with all of your focus on the ones you love and the magic of the day?

Some people choose a date with meaning and they’re off and running, first others wait to find out the available dates at their venue of choice, either way, after you have a set date you then begin interviewing and booking the perfect professionals who will listen to your needs and ideas and manifest them. Oh and be sure to visit the top wedding expo in town The Wedding Party EXPO to meet a ton of great wedding professionals and experts in person! Register with us for ticket giveaways... And remember to have fun!

Ps. Can we crash your wedding?

When you wish upon a star... you'll love this Disneyland Engagement Photography Shoot!

When Stephanie and Nicholas told wedding photographer Justin Hulse that they wanted to shoot their engagement photography session at Disneyland he didn't hesitate to say "I'm going to Disneyland!!" 

Stephanie and Nicholas were both were head over heels for each other when they first visited the park together, making Disneyland a truly special and magical place. Disney was always such a big part of their lives growing up so it was only natural that they choose to share the fun and festivities of the magical kingdom together. Nicholas made sure it was something they would always cherish too when he planned a surprise vacation and purposed to Stephanie in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle. 

Stephanie says, "Disneyland has always been our special place, the place we run away to when life becomes too much or when we just need to remember to have fun - or even just because we can! It's where we are a Prince and Princess, and where our dreams have come true. We wanted to share that with our friends and family - we wanted to show them the love we have for each other in our favorite place and our true Home."  

We say anyone who can kiss properly on a whirling tea cup is a rock star!! 

Savoring the Wedding Day with a Mid Century Style Wedding Reception

John and Katie met through something they both truly love; dancing Argentine tango. Taking tango classes from the same teacher in San Diego over many months they began to feel a deep connection until one day they knew it was love!  After the proposal, both Katie and John knew of the San Diego Woman's Club from tango dances held there. In the evening light, it's easy to envision the ambiance of an elegant late 40's/early 50's dinner and dance club when looking at this grand old building and since Katie had already selected a dress in an early mid-Century style, [the Woman's Club was built in 1948] a vintage wedding theme was born! This sweet, lovely lady of a venue had everything they were looking for: a large, beautiful dance floor [of course!], space for 200 guests, an accessible location, and a tango connection. We think you will love this charming featured wedding shot by Derek Chad Photography.... Having both been married before and experiencing all that a wedding can entail, both Katie and John wanted to be sure really savor and remember all the details and hired wedding coordinator At Your Side Planning, which sure helped! Mainly they both truly cared about their people being happy, taking a moment to really celebrate life, hope and love. Looks like they absolutely got their wish!

Vendor Credits:

Photographer:  Derek Chad Photography

Venue:  San Diego Woman's Club

Coordination: At Your Side Planning

Caterer: Dinners By David

Florist: Artistic Floral

DJ:  Allen Walker Entertainment

Bakery: Sweet Cheeks

Ceremony Videographer + Photobooth: David Zumaya

Makeup: Maggie

Hair: Celestina

Officiant: Craig Sargent

Transportation:  Hire Old Cars

A super fun Summer bridal show celebrates San Diego love and marriage for all

San Diego's top bridal show celebrated its 39th show at Venues at Liberty Station with tons of amazing wedding pros and ideas, cake tasting, catered food, cocktails, fashion show and the winner of the Most Adorable Doggie Ringbearer Contest Rocco! We had a blast at this fun day of the best local wedding planning and style. We loved seeing so many talented companies all in one place. 

7 ways a Professional Wedding and Event Planner makes your wedding everything you want and need it to be

Wedding coordinators, event planners and event designers are the backbone of successfully implemented weddings. Here's 7 great reasons for you to work with a real pro planner.!

Photo by Aaron Huniu

Photo by Aaron Huniu

1. A good wedding planner is the conductor to the orchestra of your wedding vendors. Yes your wedding vendors know what they're doing individually, but having a real professional event planner coordinating all these different professionals into creating a symphony just for you can make your event a harmonious work of art instead of a discordant mess. And the best wedding vendors truly appreciate working weddings when there is a capable planner at the helm.

Photo by Aaron Huniu

Photo by Aaron Huniu

Photo by Aaron Huniu

Photo by Aaron Huniu

2. Someone who knows what they're doing and knows what can go wrong and how to make things go right overseeing and running your wedding makes all the difference in the world to your event and your family's and guests enjoyment of it. Have you planned numerous weddings yourself? Probably not. Reading a bunch of information on websites can never prepare you for the experience of running one of the most top-heavy and emotional experiences of your life which, oh yeah, involves all of your family and friends and - no pressure here - a good chunk of money and is also supposed to be one of the best days of your life. Ahhhhhh!

3. Ask yourself: 'do you want to enjoy your wedding or handle it?' Good. That's what we thought. Now go hire a planner and step aside and actually experience your wedding as the single most important guest there.

Photo by Aaron Huniu

Photo by Aaron Huniu

4. A wedding planner becomes your voice when you can't speak for yourself because you're busy getting married. Handling an upset wedding guest or controlling family member, can ruin your wedding experience. But if your event planner is in on the potential pitfalls and politics of your family he or she can handle anything that comes down the road leaving you free to feel the love and celebrate. 

5. A wedding planner is your budgetary advocate. In other words inexperienced planner who often brings a lot of business to a venue or a vendor and who helps avoid expensive mistakes can save you a lot of money.

6. A great wedding planner becomes your therapist and confidant. Planning a wedding is stressful. Being able to vent and complain, cry or get it out with someone who is not in your inner circle of family or friends (i.e. someone who won't be hurt or hold what you say over your head for the rest of your life) really helps you clear out some mental junk. A great planner helps you release then straighten your crown and move on. 

Photo by Aaron Huniu

Photo by Aaron Huniu

7. And sometimes a planner becomes a best friend. Think about someone who- for a living -helps people celebrate one of the most powerful intimate and impactful days of their life. Frankly wedding planners are pretty cool people so allowing this person into your celebration is allowing them into the best part of your life. Befriending your event planner happens an Who doesn't want a friend who's loving and talented and cares about other people's most important days?

Do yourself [and everyone you love] a huge favor: hire a professional event planner and enjoy your own wedding! 

Photo by Aaron Huniu

Photo by Aaron Huniu

A wedding or even designer helps you from day one create your dream wedding with all their expertise and talent.  Check out our list of Event Planners, Coordinators and Designers here...

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