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20 Important Details To Know For Your Wedding Day

20 Important Details To Know For Your Wedding Day

Every bride wants the wedding of her dreams. With so many details involved, it is easy to overlook things. We have compiled a list of details that are commonly forgotten. Alleviate last minute stress...
Moving in Together After Marriage

Moving in Together After Marriage

Congratulations on your big move! Moving in together is a big step! This is true whether you are moving in together before you get married (or even consider getting married) or after your wedding....
How Planning Your Wedding Actually Prepares You for Marriage

How Planning Your Wedding Actually Prepares You for Marriage

Here at Once Upon A Time Events, we are a big advocate of couples planning their wedding together. We often think of the Bride doing the bulk of the planning, however it is important...
6 Ways To Include Kids In Your Wedding Ceremony

6 Ways To Include Your Children In Your Wedding Ceremony

If you and your fiancé already have children or you have children from another marriage, you will surely want to include them in your wedding ceremony.  Ask your children how they would like to...
Bridal Yard Sales: The Holy Grail of Affordable Wedding Decor

Bridal Yard Sales: The Holy Grail of Affordable Wedding Decor

There's a new type of bridal show in town that's becoming more popular with DIY wedding couples everywhere: The Bridal Yard Sale or Bridal Flea Market. You probably have an idea of what a wedding...
Skip The Trash, Throw A Classy Bachelor Party

Throw a Classy Bachelor Party

If you are selected to be your friend’s best man in his wedding, you have several important responsibilities to fulfill. The first is to plan a bachelor’s party for your buddy. When most people...
Winery Tour Bachelorette Parties

Winery Tour Bachelorette Parties

Your Best Friend is getting married and you have the responsibility of planning the Bachelorette Party.  Although bar hoping at night in DC and Baltimore still appeals to some, most Bachelorette Parties are going...
Marine Corps Wedding

Beyond the Arch of Swords: Making A Military Marriage Last

Melissa Wallace of Camp Pendleton, California is a tall, wispy woman, with a soft voice and gentle smile. The wife of 25-years to a Sgt. Maj. in the Marine Corps, Melissa and her husband...
The Grooms Role In Wedding Planning

The Grooms Role In Wedding Planning

It's true, the majority of the focus on your wedding day is on your bride.  The majority of the festivities are based on her dreams.  But, that doesn't mean that the groom doesn't have...
Choosing your Wedding Day D.J. Entertainment

Choosing your Wedding Day D.J. Entertainment

There are so many D.J.s available today than ever before, due to the initial startup costs. When I purchased my initial pro audio gear and music, it was a 5,000-dollar investment back in 2001,...
Do I Really Need A Save The Date?

Do I Really Need A Save The Date?

Are save the dates necessary and how much will they cost us? Save the date is a way to not only announce your wedding date, but also a way to let your out of...
Not Another List, Beautiful Couch

Not Another List

I remember it like it was yesterday.  When I was 20 years old, a couch almost ended my marriage before it could start.  Don’t get me wrong, my relationship with my husband-to-be was better...
Engagement Ring

Wedding Planning – A Bride’s Perspective

Imagining your own proposal is what every girl dreams about. Hoping that when you get engaged, it is everything you've always wanted. I got engaged about two months ago, and it is a day...
10 Things To Do After The Marriage Proposal

10 Things To Do After The Marriage Proposal

Just got engaged? First off, congratulations! Second: these are the 10 things you should do next… 1. Share the good news with family and friends This is a happy time and the great news must be...
10 Wedding Planning New Year's Resolutions for Every Couple

10 Wedding Planning New Year’s Resolutions for Every Couple

As you enter a new year of wedding planning, here are a few promises you should make to yourself. I will not do anything... before the guest list. We know, it's not always the easiest part...
Embracing Your Wedding Stress

Embracing Your Wedding Stress

There is no full-proof remedy on keeping stress out of your planning, but here are some ideas and tips in reducing the amount of stress and pressure each couple will encounter when planning their...
Tips For A Bio-Friendly Wedding

Tips For A Bio-Friendly Wedding

Weddings are often very extravagant and elegant affairs.  We tend to live in a fantasy for the day and often forget about our lifestyle in pursuit of a luxury wedding.  While there have certainly...
Day Of Coordination aka Month Of Coordination

Day Of Coordination aka Month Of Coordination

Day of Coordination the Misleading Truth Hello, Brides to be! As a planner in this industry since 2007 I love how brides have so much ambition and some of them are so detailed oriented. It truly...
Are you planning a Wedding or Preparing for a Life Together?

Are you planning a Wedding or Preparing for a Life Together?

Your wedding is the first “Big” event in your life together as husband and wife. It is the beginning of a sacred covenant, a promise to each other of your love and intention for...
Wedding Budget – Why You need One

Wedding Budget – Why You need One

When couples first get engaged, their mind goes on instant overload thinking about what they want their Wedding Day to entail. They may have grandiose visions, or more laid back ideas; but no matter...
Dear Today Show, Yes The Wedding Markup Is Real. Here’s Why.

Dear Today Show, Yes The Wedding Markup Is Real. Here’s Why.

This post was originally posted on Indigo Lace Collective Blog on August 24, 2016. This is an important post for Vendors & Brides alike. It is reposted here with permission from the article's...
Wedding Gown Boutiques, Tips From A Pro

Wedding Gown Boutiques, Tips From A Pro

We recently had the pleasure to sit down with Jay Jay, the owner of TLC Bridal Boutique in Frederick, MD.  She answered some questions and offered some tips to make wedding gown shopping less...
How To Prepare For Mother Nature And Save Your Wedding Day

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...
Why A Professional Wedding Planner Is A Great Investment

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...

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