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If you’re anything like me, you hear the word *photos* and instantly clam up. Y’all, there’s a reason you see so little of my face around here….I am a straight cheese when that camera comes out! But with photography being such a core piece of the wedding planning process, we want to make sure you are best prepared for when your photographer says “Smile!”

So today, we’re sitting down with our friend Kymberly Janelle Photography to give us the low-down on engagement photos. So Kymmy, tell us all the things! What they are, what they’re for, and how can our couples make them uniquely ‘theirs’?

ETIQUETTE + ADVICE, KANSAS CITY, LOCAL VENDOR GUIDE

The Complete Guide to Engagement Photos — All Your Questions Answered Here!

Data brokers scour the internet in search of personal information they can resell, and your wedding website could be subject to this threat. Other cyber scammers pursue vendor fraud– posing as fake photographers, florists, or DJs and tricking couples out of their money. While online wedding planning is advantageous, it’s crucial to know and avoid the risks of online vendor fraud. To make sure your wedding day goes off without a hitch, keep reading to learn the do’s and don’ts of wedding websites!

ETIQUETTE + ADVICE, VIRTUAL PLANNING

The Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Websites – Everything you need to know on how to avoid wedding cyber scams!

Wedding Website Tips

A few weeks ago I posted a question on Insta stories asking what the worst wedding advice you’ve ever heard was, and your answers had me ROLLING. I swear, every time I think we’ve heard it all another new gem surfaces! There’s a lot of bad advice out there on the interwebs, babe. That’s why […]

ETIQUETTE + ADVICE

The Worst Wedding Planning Advice Ever

Pop the champs and pour some bubbly because we’re about to share all the industry secrets for choosing the best wines for your wedding reception. From how to pair wines with your meal or wedding theme to how much alcohol you’ll need for your wedding and how many bottles of champagne you’ll need for toasts, […]

FOOD + DRINK

The Best Wines to Serve at Your Wedding – According to Experts

Pouring Wine into Glass

Let’s be real, the first thing that comes to mind when you start wedding planning isn’t budgets, spreadsheets, and seating charts – it’s the style and vibe of your day. And for most couples, that desired vibe influences all other planning decisions, from vendor choices right down to the guest count. As you start developing […]

INSPIRATION + TRENDS

How to Create a Wedding Vision + Inspiration Board

We’ll take any excuse to celebrate at this point in the year and what better reason to trade in your sweatpants for real clothes than an epic bridal luncheon with your favorite gals?! If you’re looking for a place to have your bridal shower in Kansas City, MO, or tasked with the job of planning […]

SHOWERS + PARTIES

How to Plan an Epic Bridal Shower Brunch

With social distancing, new requirements, and the general chaos of life at this point in time, more people than ever are opting for smaller celebrations. Use this guide to decide if a micro wedding is right for you.

ETIQUETTE + ADVICE

Micro Weddings, Minimonies, and Elopements: Which is Right for You?

We have seen such creative and personalized bridesmaid gift ideas lately – getting ready robes, personalized wine glasses, bath bombs, and more. And we love seeing all of them! But what do bridesmaids really want as gifts? Let’s be real – The best bridesmaids gifts ever received are things that are both personal and practical. […]

BRIDAL PARTY, WEDDING REGISTRY

Unique Bridesmaid Gift Ideas Under $50

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 […]

ETIQUETTE + ADVICE

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

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 […]

ETIQUETTE + ADVICE

Cheat Sheet for Tipping Wedding Vendors

“I just breezed through my wedding day while they took care of literally everything, Rach and Nikki did so much more than I ever expected!”

-Jordan M

“Your words of encouragement and help have made the world of difference in how Carly has handled stresses within the planning process. Thank you for all your hard work!

- Parents of the bride