Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Wedding Planning. Sometimes it gets a bad rep. The term “Bridezilla” comes to mind haha. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Wedding planning is essentially just a series of decisions that have to be made… when you look at the bare bones of it. So since this is a topic that comes up often with my clients, I thought I’d break down my best tips for making decisions for you guys to take that element out of the stress of wedding planning!

Tip #1: Make a Priority List

Before you do ANYTHING… sit down with your partner and come up with your top 3 priorities for your wedding day. Now, these can be literally anything. Anything that is important to you guys. There are some obvious ones that literally apply to everyone. “We want to have fun.” “We want everyone to have a good time.” Sure, sure. OBVIOUSLY. So those are a given and shouldn’t be on the list. The idea is – we’re creating your mission statement for your wedding with these priorities. So they should be clear, concise, and specific to you guys. A great example could be your Photography. You have a specific look and feel of photography style and it’s important to you that your photographer have ample time to get EVERYTHING. Great. That’s on the list. Now fast forward to when your photographer asks if you want to do a first look or not. “oh man.. we don’t know. there are so many pros for each options… what do we do… ??” Stop stressing. Let’s go to your priority list. Photography was #1 on that list. Doing a first look allows for more time to take portraits, details, family photos. “Yes. we’re doing a first look.” 

Done and done! Look at you?! You just crossed an item off your list and it took 5 min! Crisis averted. Now you have time to go have brunch with bottomless mimosas with your girlfriends. Your welcome.

Once you have your 3 priorities. Use that to help you navigate the tough decisions throughout planning. I promise it will help simplify things, and will make you feel confident about the choices you are making.

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Alternate Guest Book Idea

We very rarely see traditional guest books anymore. The fancy white book with the additionally fancy gold pen for all your wedding guests to write their well wishes on your big day. My brides often say, they don’t ever see themselves going back and looking at a book like that – so they want something more fun + practical as an alternate guest book option for their wedding. I’m always on the hunt for fun ideas – so when I saw these free printables from Personal Creations I knew I had to share with you guys!

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Wedding Planning Timeline With Zola

It’s WEDDING SEASON PEOPLE!!

Newly engaged or amidst wedding planning? Congratulations! While the road to marital bliss is exciting, it can often be stressful at times. From choosing a date to choosing a DJ, a lot of important tasks can get lost in the shuffle of planning.

To help you prepare for the perfect wedding and stay on track for your big day, Zola has created an in-depth 12+ month wedding planning timeline that covers everything from hiring vendors to post-wedding to-dos. They even include a printable checklist for you to use in your home, office or daily planner.  Enjoy!

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Summer 2018 Wedding Trends

We are officially entering Summer Wedding Season and from all of us over at Tasteful Tatters – we could not be more excited! From sand covered shores to color palettes that are bright and beautiful, summertime is the perfect season for a wedding. Include the excitement of summer vibes as you celebrate your special day with your closest friends and family. This summer, we expect to see wedding trends that are vibrant and eye-catching, fresh and lively, as well as nontraditional (our fav!). If your dream wedding embraces the optimism of summer, here a few trends to help you get inspired and excited!

Breezy Chic Wedding Attire!

Light Color Palette

A summer wedding is a perfect opportunity to have fun with your color palette. Think of light blues and pinks when it comes to the bridesmaids’ dresses, as well as ties for the guys. Incorporate bright colors into your decor and have fun with your makeup, too! Sport a bright lip color with a soft, natural eye look to embrace the season.

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Helpful Tips When Planning Your Big Day

With all the excitement that comes with planning your wedding, stress often follows. There are so many moving parts and it can become overwhelming if you don’t have a clear starting point. Below are some helpful tips of what to focus on
leading up to your big day.

Getting finances in order: As we all know, wedding expenses can add up! It is important that both the bride and groom discuss the financial aspects of planning for their wedding day. Sometimes existing debt can hinder couples from having
the wedding they truly desire. Luckily, there are resources available that can help. Here is a great article about how young couples can knock off some of their existing student loan debt more quickly. Additionally, if parents are contributing to the wedding budget – have a discussion about it first and foremost. These convos can be tricky, but if you do them early and are open and honest about it – they end up being a lot smoother than just never discussing it at all!

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