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5 Wedding Planning Tips Every Couple Should Know

 

Truth be told, planning a wedding is not in any way easy: there are hundreds of details to consider, which can put a lot of external pressure put on you, and there’s a lot of internal anxiety as well.

Combined with a race against time, planning a wedding can easily become one of the most stressful things in some people’s lives.

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What are some of the essential tips you should keep in mind when planning your Big Day, so that you make sure to plan a perfect event without losing your mind? We have gathered them for you to hopefully take some of the stress out of planning your wedding.

  • Keep things organized from the very beginning. Given the large number of details you have to handle when planning the wedding, it is very easy to lose track of some things (and sometimes, these things might be quite important). Put it all on paper. Create a timeline. Take things in their natural order (e.g. first you find a wedding venue, and then you establish the décor details).

  • Get the big tasks out of the way first. The budget, the guest list, the venue, the catering, and the entertainment come before the napkins, the shoes, and the boutonnieres. There is a reason they should come first: they lie at the very foundation of building the ideal wedding day, and without them, you are very likely to plan a lot of details that won’t make sense all together when the day arrives.

  • Your seating chart is important. It may not be the most pleasant thing to plan, but it is essential when you want to make sure everyone will feel great attending your wedding reception. Even a small slip or a mistake in putting incompatible people together can ruin the atmosphere (not just for those people, but for everyone around them too).

  • Don’t forget about the lighting. Even the simplest, most inexpensive wedding venue can turn into a fairy tale-worthy space if you use the right lighting. Twinkle lights are especially popular for their whimsical vibe, but you can use gobo lighting (for a modern and elegant wedding), lanterns (for a casual, boho-chic wedding), or even candles (for an ultra-romantic wedding).

  • Go beyond trends, go beyond rules. This is YOUR wedding and it should reflect YOU. Let your personality shine through. Think out of the box, even when that means doing something most people don’t do (like wearing a colored wedding dress, if you feel that’s more suitable for you than a classic white gown).

Most importantly, though, smile through it all – your wedding planning is a time just as unique as the Big Day itself. Enjoy it and seize every beautiful second of it!

Creative Team
Ceremony Venue: Trinity Episcopal Church 
Reception Venue: Elings Park, Santa Barbara
Photographer: Sara Weir
Planner, Designer and Floristry: Burlap & Bordeaux
Catering: Taqueria Movil
Lighting: Bella Vista Designs
Rentals: Elegant Event Rental 
Hair & Makeup: La Rouge Artistry
Bakery: Sugar Lab Bake Shop
Linens: Dreams America Linens
DJ: Music by Bonnie

 

Whimsical Redwoods Wedding with Vintage Flair Featured on RuffledBlog

 

We’re happy to share that we were featured on Ruffled Blog for our Whimsical Redwoods Wedding with Vintage Flair. Keep scrolling to see beautiful images shared from this beautiful day!

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We know whites and neutrals aren’t going anywhere, but when we see a wedding like this one, we are reminded of why we love color OH SO much. This whimsical Redwoods wedding with vintage flair had all the bright pops of color and took place among tall forest trees. With the ceremony set at a classic Airstream park and an adorable furry guest in attendance, it doesn’t get more playful than this! We know this one will make you smile, so keep on reading.

Allison Lindsey Photography not only nailed the photos but also helped the couple find the ideal spot to have their ceremony. The scenic nature of the tall Redwoods truly set the stage for this picture-perfect wedding day.

To see the full feature click HERE!

Creative Team
Photography: Allie Lindsey Photography
Ceremony Venue: Autocamp
Reception Venue: Betty Spaghetti
Planning, Event + Floral Design: Burlap & Bordeaux
Styling + Decor Rentals: My Lovely Events and Vintage Rentals
Cake: The Cake Stand Cakery
Specialty Desserts: Roni’s Sugar Creations
Macarons: Sugar Lab Bake Shop
Donuts: Custom Cupcakes by Sarah
Table Top Rentals: Otis + Pearl
Linens: Dreams America Linens

 

Lauren and Michael Happy Hued Wedding on Ceremony Magazine

 

We are happy to announce that our Westlake Village Inn Wedding of Lauren and Michael has been featured on Ceremony Magazine! Keep on scrolling to see photos from the happy-hued navy and pink wedding!

See the full feature here.

Creative Team
Venue: Westlake Village Inn
Photographer: Nicoletta Photography
Wedding Planner / Designer: Burlap & Bordeaux
Linens: Dreams America Linens
Florist: Burlap & Bordeaux
DJ: Dj Pasha
Dessert: MJB CakesFrost It Cakery 
Rentals: Elegant Event RentalOtis + Pearl