Why A Professional Wedding Planner Is A Great Investment

With so many brides embracing the DIY wedding concept, many think that wedding planners and Day Of Coordinators (DOC) are too expensive and not necessary; besides, they have friends and family who can help out. Right? Wrong! Planners and DOC’s are becoming more commonplace as brides realize the huge benefit of having a “personal assistant” to guide them through the planning process. They enjoy their wedding day, stress free, knowing that their DOC or Planner is executing every detailed plan, and doing everything necessary to ensure a smooth day. Here are a few reasons to seriously consider having some extra help.

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How To Prepare For Mother Nature And Save Your Wedding Day

After planning the biggest day of your life, you sure don’t want Mother Nature to spoil your perfect wedding.  Depending on the geographic region and time of year, there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to weather.  In this article, we will highlight some tips and ideas on how to save your wedding day if Mother Nature decides not to cooperate.  We have broken down the following list by categories of weather.  This is not a comprehensive list, but intended to spark thoughts on the topic that is rarely discussed.

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Our Work – Rithika’s Sweet 16

Rithika celebrated her Sweet 16 at the Clubhouse at Vistas Richland Golf Club in Middletown, MD. Her event featured pink, rose gold, gold and white balloons and pink and white sheer drapes. She had a custom backdrop provided along with props for a Selfie Station. The selfie station was very popular with the kids. 50 of her closest friends came to celebrate her special occasion.

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What is a Quinceanera?

Quinceañera, ( Spanish: “15 years [feminine form]”) also called quinceaños or quince añosor simply quince, the celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday, marking her passage from girlhood to womanhood; the term is also used for the celebrant herself. The quinceañera is both a religious and a social event that emphasizes the importance of family and society in the life of a young woman. It is celebrated in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, as well as in Latino communities in the United States and elsewhere.

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Furever & Fur Always

“How do I include my pet during my special wedding moments?”. “Is it easy to include him/her?”. “Who will I trust to make sure my dog is being cared for?”. “I don’t want to stress about having him/her there, but it’s important that my pup is included- how do I make sure I can make this happen?”. These are usually just some of the thoughts running through a newly engaged bride-to-be or groom-to-be that own a pet. Well, we want to introduce the paw-fect solution for you – Furever & Fur Always, Wedding Day Dog Care Company.

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5 Ways To Repurpose Household Items As Wedding Decor

Here at Once Upon A Time Events, we love great wedding inspiration.  We also love ideas that repurpose every-day items to save on cost and environmental impact.

Costs add up so quickly when you’re planning a wedding. The good news, though, is that you don’t have to purchase brand new items for every single aspect of your big day. If you take a look around your home, local thrift stores and flea markets, you’ll be surprised at what you can repurpose into wedding décor with a little creativity.

And, of course, aside from saving costs, adding repurposed décor has another great benefit: you will help the environment by reducing the amount of waste generated by your wedding. You’ll also create a unique aesthetic that will be all the talk of your wedding!

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Being the Maid/Matron of Honor

What a profound moment! You have been chosen to be the right-hand to the bride. What an honor to know how deep your friendship has grown and the duties that have been bestowed upon you.  Throughout the planning process you will be asked for your opinion from dresses to officiants and beyond because your ideas are valued beyond measure. As the maid/matron of honor it is your sole duty to ensure your bestie has the most captivating wedding she has imagined.

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Our Work – Maria & Falin

Maria & Falin tied the knot on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at the beautiful picturesque Hermitage Hill Farms and Stables in Waynesboro, VA. Their wedding captured a touch of elegance and rustic elements such as our Custom Wire Spool Cake Stand and a Sweetheart Chuppah. We truly appreciate being a part of a beautiful day.

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