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Ten Laid-Back Alternatives to the Big White Wedding

Ten Laid-Back Alternatives to the Big White Wedding

Weddings are frustrating. Admittedly, some people (myself included) find planning a big event with lots of minor details fun… but we’re the minority. If most people didn’t find planning a wedding stressful, then planners like myself wouldn’t need to exist. Granted, part of the reason weddings are so stressful for most people is the way…

Why You Should Have a Divorce-Friendly Wedding

Why You Should Have a Divorce-Friendly Wedding

Our view of weddings as a vow people make to each other, to stay together “’til death do us part”, seems to be pretty universal. But does it have to be? Is vowing to stay with someone for the rest of your lives overly optimistic? Presumptuous? Unrealistic? Or is it romantic? For some, maybe it’s…

How to Support Someone who Hated their Wedding

How to Support Someone who Hated their Wedding

To prepare for this trilogy of blogs about wedding disappointment, I went online and looked for real stories (from real newlyweds, mostly brides) who had weddings that didn’t meet their expectations. Wow. Truthfully, it hurt to read these stories. Mainly because the stories themselves were just awful… relationship problems, terrible parents or relatives, bad vendors,…

Ten Alcohol-Free Drinks to Serve at Your Wedding

Ten Alcohol-Free Drinks to Serve at Your Wedding

So you’ve decided to have an alcohol-free or minimal-alcohol wedding. Congratulations! Now you’re stuck with the daunting task of figuring out what to serve your guests in place of more traditional libations. Fear not! I bring you a list of TEN alternative beverages to serve both yourselves and your guests. You may find some of…

Free Labour in the Wedding Industry

Free Labour in the Wedding Industry

Throughout my experience getting my Wedding Coordinator certification, there have been many things that have troubled me. The item I want to address today is by no means exclusive to the wedding industry… In fact, it strikes me as particularly insidious in a wedding industry context because it’s in direct opposition to the mindset that…

Crowdsourcing Your Wedding Photos: The Pros and Cons

Crowdsourcing Your Wedding Photos: The Pros and Cons

Like many of you, I identify as a Broke Millennial™. And when you’re a Broke Millennial (or just a Broke Human) in the process of planning a wedding, looking at the cost of certain wedding components can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Sure, some of it you can either work around or throw out entirely. But…

Ten Alternative-ish Bouquet Ideas

Ten Alternative-ish Bouquet Ideas

Look, I love a good bouquet as much as the next person. Big, beautiful, fragrant arrangements of flowers just make me happy. I can’t help it. But unless you’re taking your chances with the selection at the nearest grocery store, flowers are expensive. Your average, traditional bridal bouquet will usually run you anywhere from one…