Planning your wedding timeline

wedding timeline

Every Fayetteville wedding is different. Most, though, share common elements, so planning a wedding timeline is pretty predictable. You should plan your wedding timeline accordingly. 12 months Budget Guest list Hire wedding planner Select venue Select caterer 11 months Color themes and design Hire the fun and memory maker vendors early, including the entertainment. Remember,…

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How much does a wedding cake cost?

wedding cake cost

A wedding cake can be a work of art, a gleaming monument to the beauty of your love. Or it can crash and burn, immortalized in YouTube infamy for eternity (see video above). The first question most couples have is: how much does a wedding cake cost? According a survey of 12,000 recently married couples…

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Modernize the traditional receiving line

traditional receiving line

It takes about a half hour to move one-hundred of your wedding guests through a traditional receiving line. That’s assuming your line includes the couple and their parents only. Add in the rest of your wedding party and it’ll take forever! Receiving lines matter.  It’s your opportunity to greet your guests and thank them for…

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Ten stupid wedding planning mistakes

stupid wedding planning mistakes

True story: A guy was getting married out of state. His fiancé told him he had one responsibility: to get the marriage license. Get ready for stupid wedding planning mistakes #1. 1. Not knowing marriage license requirements This guy knew that the state in which he was getting married had a 5 day waiting period…

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Here’s what will probably go wrong at your wedding, and how to avoid it

flawless wedding

A flawless wedding is your goal. You want your wedding dreams realized. It probably won’t happen, and yet it is so easy to achieve. Here are the types of snafus that are common at Fayetteville wedding receptions: • Vendors are disorganized • Timing is off • Your guests get impatient waiting for you to arrive…

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The Coronavirus impact on future weddings

coronavirus impact

The Knot’s 2019 Real Weddings Study revealed a trend that will accelerate due to the coronavirus impact: the size of weddings is declining. In 2007 the average size of a wedding was 153 guests. That number dropped to 131 by 2019. Until a vaccine is approved, older wedding guests may shy away from attending large…

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Good news on the wedding and coronavirus fronts

coronavirus good news

Some coronavirus good news is coming into focus, providing hope for couples planning their weddings. Age matters The coronavirus disproportionately affects older folks, those with with serious pre-existing conditions, and the obese. Quick data: 78% of all coronavirus fatalities occur in those over 65 years of age, especially if they have respiratory, heart, diabetes, and…

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Super simple ways to create a fun wedding reception

fun wedding reception

It’s not hard to create a fun wedding reception, but it’s also easy to blow it and create a boring affair you’ll lament for years to come. You need to put some irresistible, positive elements in place at the same time that you eliminate the possibility of potential monkey wrenches. These ideas are presented in…

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Pros & Cons of a Wedding Party Bus

wedding party bus

There’s a couple you may know whose Catholic wedding ceremony was scheduled early afternoon. But the wedding reception didn’t begin until 5:30 PM. What should the wedding party do to kill time between the ceremony and reception? Hire a wedding party bus! This scenario often comes up with couples planning a wedding ceremony in a…

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Top wedding regrets

wedding regrets

Are you engaged? If you scan online wedding literature and social media, you’ll discover some pretty common wedding regrets keep popping up. For example, at a wedding website called “Woman Getting Married,”  the author, Lindsay Goldenberg Jones, said a good DJ company is one of three places worth splurging on: “If I had to spend…

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