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Planning a wedding is one of the most enjoyable, stress-free experiences of your life, amirite?! Are you laughing with me right now? Even I got a good chuckle out of that! Or maybe that brought a few tears to your eyes because you feel like wedding planning should be going a lot smoother than it […]


Wedding Planning Hacks That Will Make Every Bride’s Life Easier

There are so many wedding venues to choose from in Kansas City depending on what style, season, and budget you’re after. If you’ve been dreaming of an outdoor affair but without the rustic vibes of a barn wedding, then we’ve got you covered with this list! Since gardens and outdoor wedding venues offer lush greenery, […]


12 Lush Garden and Outdoor Wedding Venues You’ll Love

You’ve heard us say it before! Those last few weeks of wedding planning are the most detail heavy of the entire planning process. Tensions are stressing, budget is straining, and then WHAM! You realize you haven’t allotted any tips for your wedding vendors. First things first, let me say this— Tipping is always appreciated, but […]


Cheat Sheet for Tipping Wedding Vendors

Kansas City is such an amazing city to get married in, with plenty of wedding venue options to choose from – over 430 to be exact!! With that many venue and style options, how can you possibly choose the right one? Do you opt for a rustic-chic barn wedding? Or maybe a modern, industrial-style affair? […]


Top 10 Winery + Distillery Wedding Venues in KC

It’s happened! It’s finally happened! The big “Will You?” and you answered “Will Do!” Feeling a little like Michael Scott during a fire drill yet?! Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered babe. If you’re just starting the wedding planning journey, we have tons of information to help you get rolling like, how to create your […]


How A Wedding Planner Can Help You Find the Perfect Venue

So picture this! You’re right in the eye of the storm of wedding planning when your saving-grace maid of honor says, “Well why don’t you just hire a wedding planner?” For some, this is the lifeline they need! With busy schedules, juggling responsibilities, and overwhelming pressure to plan a perfect dream day, a full or […]


The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Wedding Planner

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Wedding Planner

Getting married and buying your first home are arguably two of the most monumental, exciting, and (sometimes) stressful milestones in life. Even moreso when done consecutively or simultaneously! The good news is, there are a ton of similarities between planning and executing a wedding and buying your first home. Today we’ve invited a past lovely […]


5 First-Home Buying Tips for Newlyweds

And here we are, lovelies! Entering Phase 1 of the ‘Recovery Plan’. But what does this mean for you and your wedding planning? While I imagine Virtual Wedding Planning will continue to be an impactful piece of the wedding planning journey, we wanted to give a quick update of what you can expect as your […]


How to Shop for a Wedding Dress During COVID-19

Believe it or not, it looks like there is an actual end in sight for our current stay-at-home orders. As many states and counties are tentatively beginning Phase 1, we are excitedly planning and adjusting for what this might look like when it comes to planning your wedding. While we’re not out of the woods […]


How To Pick Flowers For Your Wedding Online

We have a saying around here at Whatever Is Lovely – Hope for the best but plan to make adjustments. And with many cities and states extending the current Stay At Home Orders, it looks like we’ll have to start adjusting our best-laid plans. Last week, we shared with y’all how to reschedule your wedding. […]


5 Tips For Buying Your Wedding Dress Online

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