The Basics

Pairing a Winning Photography & Videography Team
Pairing a Winning Photography & Videogra...

By Rob + Kristen Photography | Jun 20 2016

Gone are the days when a Charlotte wedding photographer showed up to take a handful of family portraits and a snapshot or two of the ceremony. No...

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Wedding Seating Assignments
Wedding Seating Assignments

By Something Perfect Weddings | Jun 20 2016

From the Planner’s Desk: Seating Assignments Seatin...

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Why Do Wedding Cakes Cost More than Birthday Cakes?
Why Do Wedding Cakes Cost More than Birt...

By Nona's Sweets Bakery Cafe | Jun 30 2016

It’s time to book your wedding baker (which is great because who doesn’t love tasting cake!). But you might be wondering, “Why does this cost so much?...

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Don't Forget These in Your Budget!
Don't Forget These in Your Budget!

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 01 2016

Budgeting may not be the most fun part of wedding planning but it is definitely essential. While the big ticket items may be obvious, it's super i...

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You Said "Yes!" Now What...
You Said "Yes!" Now What...

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 20 2016

Yay! You said “yes” and now you get to start planning your Charlotte wedding. So what comes next? Check out our top six must-do next...

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Vendor vs. Friendor
Vendor vs. Friendor

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 20 2016

A friendor is exactly what it sounds like … a friend who will be taking the place of a traditional wedding vendor. Here are some differences to...

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Planner vs. Coordinator
Planner vs. Coordinator

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 24 2016

Wedding planner or wedding coordinator … which one do you need? It all depends on the amount of work you need done so here is our guide to help...

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Top-6 Questions to Ask at a Venue Meeting
Top-6 Questions to Ask at a Venue Meetin...

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 12 2016

You said “yes!” and now it’s time to start your venue search. Here are the top-6 questions we suggest you ask: 1.  &nbs...

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Why Price Isn’t the First Question to Ask
Why Price Isn’t the First Question to As...

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 18 2016

Weddings are expensive (there, we said it). And figuring out wedding budgetssometimes seems like an algebra problem that just can’t be...

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Southern Wedding Traditions
Southern Wedding Traditions

By Something Perfect Weddings | Jul 28 2016

Southern wedding traditions may have a long history for Southern brides but that doesn’t mean they aren’t great for everyone today. These...

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Why Reviewing Your Vendors Matters
Why Reviewing Your Vendors Matters

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 01 2016

Your wedding day is over and it was PERFECT! The ceremony was meaningful; the reception was gorgeous; the food was delicious; and your friends and fam...

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Guest List 101: Building the List
Guest List 101: Building the List

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 10 2016

The guest list. After saying “yes!” there are so many fun things to do for your wedding like finding your planner, selecting the perfect v...

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Insuring Your Engagement Ring
Insuring Your Engagement Ring

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 17 2016

You have a gorgeous new rock on your finger and can’t wait to start planning! But first let’s take care of insuring that beautiful jewel:...

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Should You Have a Kids Free Wedding?
Should You Have a Kids Free Wedding?

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 22 2016

Kids are adorable but do you want them at your Charlotte wedding? It’s an age-old question that spurs lots of debate among engaged couples and t...

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Why Should You Register?
Why Should You Register?

By Something Perfect Weddings | Aug 23 2016

Sometimes couples feel uncomfortable about registering, after all it is a clear ask for a gift. But what couples don’t understand is a wedding i...

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How To: Block Hotel Rooms
How To: Block Hotel Rooms

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 06 2016

Taking care of your guests should be a big priority for your wedding day. After all, you are the host for one incredible party. So one important item...

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How To: Choose Your Ceremony Space
How To: Choose Your Ceremony Space

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 20 2016

When you dream of your wedding, you most likely go straight to thinking about the reception space. But the space where you say “I Do” is e...

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How To: Plan Your Charlotte Wedding
How To: Plan Your Charlotte Wedding

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 23 2016

Charlotte, it’s truly the perfect place for a wedding (and yes, we know we are biased!). With four seasons, city and country landscapes, and a v...

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Buffet v. Plated. v. Stations … What Do You Choose?
Buffet v. Plated. v. Stations … What Do...

By Something Perfect Weddings | Dec 06 2016

There are so many options when it comes to your wedding – Do I want blush or rose? Flat or heels for my bridesmaids? The solid or lace linen? Op...

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What do your questions mean?
What do your questions mean?

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 20 2016

If you're engaged, you've probably read the lists and lists of questions that are out there that you simply must ask your Charlotte wedding ve...

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Does “Day-Of Coordination” Really Exist?
Does “Day-Of Coordination” Really Exist?

By 13 Cedar Events Events | Jan 31 2017

Often times, wedding planners get calls from potential couples looking for a "day-of coordinator" for their wedding day. The truth is this s...

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Bustld Bride Incentive Launch!
Bustld Bride Incentive Launch!

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 27 2017

 Wedding planning got ya feeling like it's nothing but spend, spend, spend lately?  Well we've got your back with a chance to win...

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Wedspiration Boards Launch
Wedspiration Boards Launch

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 08 2017

THEY ARE HERE!!!!  Ok… I think you get that we are excited! We’ve been hard at work on the biggest launch since Bustld ...

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What’s Your Cake Style
What’s Your Cake Style

By Amanda Moss Photography | May 23 2017

If you are planning a wedding, you have probably seen hundreds of pictures of cakes and you are probably overwhelmed with all the ideas and options. T...

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Styled Shoots v. Real Weddings
Styled Shoots v. Real Weddings

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 31 2017

Oh how we love Pinterest and all the pretty images it produces. But have you ever stopped to think about what exactly you are looking at? Are the imag...

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The One Thing You Should Never Do When Looking For A Wedding Photographer
The One Thing You Should Never Do When L...

By Taken by Sarah Photography Sarah | Oct 25 2017

I’m a film photographer. A rarity in a world of instant digital gratification, selfies with a stick, and blog posts about an entire wedding with...

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Five Reasons to Hire a Pro: Makeup Artist
Five Reasons to Hire a Pro: Makeup Artis...

By Makeup by Norelle B | Nov 06 2017

It happens every season… you know the bride who has planned for EVERYTHING except their makeup. So, they start emailing every single makeup art...

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Vendor Meals: Necessity or Not?
Vendor Meals: Necessity or Not?

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 06 2017

Wedding plans are coming to an end and now it’s just the nitty gritty details before wedding day. As you submit that final count to your amazing...

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Vendor Meals: Are They a Necessity or Not?
Vendor Meals: Are They a Necessity or No...

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 12 2017

Wedding plans are coming to an end and now it’s just the nitty gritty details before wedding day. As you submit that final count to your amazing...

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Creating the Guest List
Creating the Guest List

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 13 2017

You are engaged (YAY!) and now the planning begins. The first question everyone is going to ask you is, “do you have a date?!” But to lock...

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What to Consider When Picking a Venue
What to Consider When Picking a Venue

By Rowan Lane Events | Jan 03 2018

One of the first things people ask you when they find out you are engaged – no matter how long it’s been – is “when’s th...

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How to Begin Planning Your Wedding
How to Begin Planning Your Wedding

By Mint to Be Weddings | Jan 03 2018

The day you have been waiting for has finally come; you're engaged! Yay, it's time to celebrate. Step 1: Pop open a bottle of champa...

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How to Cut Your Guest List, Like, A Lot
How to Cut Your Guest List, Like, A Lot

By Rowan Lane Events | Jan 17 2018

Wedding costs add up quickly. There are lots of things couples choose to omit or cut back on to reduce costs but the most sure-fire way to cut co...

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How to Choose Your Ceremony Space
How to Choose Your Ceremony Space

By Bustld Pro Team | May 23 2018

When you dream of your wedding, you most likely go straight to thinking about the reception space. But the space where you say “I Do”...

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Vendor Meals: Needed or Not?
Vendor Meals: Needed or Not?

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 13 2018

Wedding plans are coming to an end and now it’s just the nitty gritty details before wedding day. As you submit that final count to your amazing...

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Wedding Timeline Tips: Why the Planner's Timeline Reigns Supreme
Wedding Timeline Tips: Why the Planner's...

By Rowan Lane Events | Apr 25 2018

Kaitlin from Rowan Lane Events is sharing all her wedding timeline tips – specifically why the planner’s timeline reigns supreme...

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Day-Of Versus Month-Of Coordination: Part 1
Day-Of Versus Month-Of Coordination: Par...

By Mint to Be Weddings | May 23 2018

Three out of every five wedding inquiries we receive are requests for a "day-of" planning package. We personally, along with many other coor...

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Day-Of Versus Month-Of Coordination: Part 2
Day-Of Versus Month-Of Coordination: Par...

By Mint to Be Weddings | May 30 2018

So now you know what the difference is between day-of and month-of coordination. So what’s included in a month-of package? I’ll share what...

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Taking back the Wedding Industry
Taking back the Wedding Industry

By Folie à Deux Events | May 23 2018

The revolution begins with you. Being a wedding planner, I get so bummed out when I see people trashing the wedding industry online. But hear me ou...

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To Kid Or Not to Kid – Should you have children at your wedding?
To Kid Or Not to Kid – Should you have c...

By Rowan Lane Events | May 30 2018

If you know me, you know I am a firm believer that weddings are about community. Coming together to celebrate the union of two people and their new li...

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Vendor vs. Friend-or
Vendor vs. Friend-or

By Rebecca Hicks Photography | Jun 13 2018

A friend-or is exactly what it sounds like, a friend who takes the place of a wedding vendor. In my opinion, I would be weary of hiring a friend as a...

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5 Reasons to Order Custom Invites
5 Reasons to Order Custom Invites

By That Joy | Jun 20 2018

Nowadays, it is pretty easy to go online, browse tons of trendy invitation designs, and order your suite from a website. This is a viable option for s...

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Tips for Planning a Wedding (From A Wedding Photographer’s POV)
Tips for Planning a Wedding (From A Wedd...

By Lindsey Romo Photography | Jun 20 2018

While most of us have been in a bridal party or have at least attended a wedding, it can be a daunting task when it’s your turn to make a succes...

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Five Things You Should Know about Wedding Stationery
Five Things You Should Know about Weddin...

By Writing On Hearts | Jul 18 2018

You’ve got the ring, you’ve set a date and, of course, you’ve selected your bridal party! Now comes the not so fun part of wedding p...

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Choosing Your Ceremony Space
Choosing Your Ceremony Space

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 20 2018

When you dream of your wedding, you most likely go straight to thinking about the reception space. But the space where you say “I Do”...

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Four Reasons You Should Have an Engagement Session
Four Reasons You Should Have an Engageme...

By Yasmin Leonard Photography | Jun 25 2018

You have decided on a photographer and now you are trying to decide on a photography package. One comes with an engagement session and one doesn&...

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Should You Feed Your Wedding Vendors?
Should You Feed Your Wedding Vendors?

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 27 2018

Wedding plans are coming to an end and now it’s just the nitty gritty details before wedding day. As you submit that final count to your amazing...

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Guests are Guests
Guests are Guests

By Plain With Sprinkles | Jul 11 2018

Guests are guests. They should be treated as such; not that any of you wouldn't. Some guests are in town, but a lot of times they are traveling to...

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How to Block Hotel Rooms
How to Block Hotel Rooms

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 11 2018

Taking care of your guests should be a big priority for your wedding day. After all, you are the host for one incredible party. So one important item...

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Top Invitation Etiquette Mistakes
Top Invitation Etiquette Mistakes

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 18 2018

Your wedding invitation is your wedding day first impression … make it count! While there are ALL kinds of rules around invitation etiquette th...

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Floor Plan Dilemma: Seats of Honor Go Where?
Floor Plan Dilemma: Seats of Honor Go Wh...

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 25 2018

Wedding seating charts aren’t easy but they are often times necessary. So when it comes to “seats of honor” who goes where? Wed...

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The Importance of Printed Products
The Importance of Printed Products

By indigosilver studio | Jul 25 2018

Picture this. You’ve met the person you want to spend the rest of your life with and have decided to get married. Congratulations! Now...

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Who Receives Flowers on the Wedding Day?
Who Receives Flowers on the Wedding Day?

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 25 2018

Choosing flowers and centerpieces is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. After all, these pieces are going to play a critical part in...

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Who gets wedding personal flowers?
Who gets wedding personal flowers?

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 06 2018

Choosing flowers and centerpieces is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. After all, these pieces are going to play a critical part in...

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Creating Your Wedding Guest List
Creating Your Wedding Guest List

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 06 2018

You are engaged (YAY!) and now the planning begins. The first question everyone is going to ask you is, “do you have a date?!” But to lock...

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Planning Your Honeymoon 101
Planning Your Honeymoon 101

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 15 2018

As if planning a wedding isn’t enough work, if you plan to take a honeymoon (which you total should!), you need to add that to the to-do list. Y...

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Busting Your Budget
Busting Your Budget

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 22 2018

It’s no secret that one of the more stressful parts of wedding planning is budgeting. Unless you’ve thrown a wedding before, it can be dif...

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Other Wedding Events to Consider
Other Wedding Events to Consider

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 29 2018

Of course, the wedding ceremony and reception are the main event and what everyone has been waiting for, but don’t discount all the other events...

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10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Engagement Session
10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Engagem...

By Kathy Beaver Photography | Sep 12 2018

The big day is coming up, and, as the bride, you can’t wait to take your engagement photos. The opportunity to capture the excitement and a...

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Belly Up to The Bar!
Belly Up to The Bar!

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 26 2018

Once the ceremony is over and the vows are exchanged, what’s the first thing wedding guests will do? Go to the bar! After all, everyone needs a...

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How Do I Address My Envelopes?
How Do I Address My Envelopes?

By Kara Anne + Co | Sep 27 2018

You've sent the text, “what’s your address?” too many times to count, but you’re finally at the point where it’s tim...

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Creative Paper Goods
Creative Paper Goods

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 28 2018

Unique ideas for wedding paper goods to make your wedding stand out!   There’s no question that every wedding needs certain paper goo...

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Selecting A Wedding Color Palette
Selecting A Wedding Color Palette

By Bustld Pro Team | Oct 03 2018

Consider time of year, wedding style, wedding venue and personal preference when deciding which colors to choose Colors aren’t as simple as j...

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The Post-Engagement Checklist
The Post-Engagement Checklist

By 128 South | Oct 22 2018

As someone who just got engaged (In March he asked at the base of a waterfall, at the top of a mountain in Steamboat Springs, Colorado…since yo...

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Kids at Weddings: Should They Or Shouldn’t They?
Kids at Weddings: Should They Or Shouldn...

By Bustld Pro Team | Oct 31 2018

It’s the question that everyone asks, but no one likes to deal with. Will kids be invited to the wedding? We are here to help you navigate throu...

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Prioritizing Your Wedding Budget
Prioritizing Your Wedding Budget

By Bustld Pro Team | Nov 13 2018

Why is it so important to decide on your budget, especially, in the beginning? Because budget determines everything! It determines if you're havin...

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What Type of Wedding Planner Should I Hire
What Type of Wedding Planner Should I Hi...

By Bustld Pro Team | Nov 19 2018

People often think hiring a wedding planner is a luxury. What they don’t realize is that planners are a necessity, like any other vendor on...

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How to Choose Your Wedding Planner
How to Choose Your Wedding Planner

By Bustld Pro Team | Nov 20 2018

Now that you know you want to hire a wedding planner, you need to find the right one for you.   Start by signing up and taking our fun wedd...

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Finding the Perfect Ceremony Location
Finding the Perfect Ceremony Location

By Bustld Pro Team | Nov 21 2018

They say it’s all in the location! It’s important to find the perfect ceremony spot because the ceremony is the most important par...

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Planning Your Wedding Ceremony
Planning Your Wedding Ceremony

By Bustld Pro Team | Nov 28 2018

A lot of couples tend to focus on wedding reception planning. Like, what will the centerpieces be and what time is the cake cutting happening. Let&rsq...

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Decoding the Wedding Dress Code
Decoding the Wedding Dress Code

By Bustld Pro Team | Nov 30 2018

​From the fanciest of fancy with white tie to the more casual attire, and everything in between Nowadays there are so many different types of dress...

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Is It Just About You?
Is It Just About You?

By Personal Weddings of NC | Dec 05 2018

If you watched the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Princess Meghan, you may have noticed their use of “I will” instead of “I do.&r...

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Choosing Your Wedding Venue 101
Choosing Your Wedding Venue 101

By Bustld Pro Team | Nov 30 2018

Choosing your wedding venue is one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding but it can also be one of the most intimidating parts. Your v...

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Room Blocks
Room Blocks

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 14 2018

It may sound like a simple thing – and that’s because it is – but a room block is essential for your overall guest experience.T...

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Personalizing Your Wedding Menu
Personalizing Your Wedding Menu

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 11 2018

While your venue will have a lot of say on the caterer you choose – some have in-house caterers while others have exclusive partnershi...

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Questions to Ask Your Wedding Caterer
Questions to Ask Your Wedding Caterer

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 13 2018

Discerning between caterers (although we have the best of the best vetted caterers right here!) can be difficult! That’s why you want...

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Picking The Best Dinner Style for Your Wedding
Picking The Best Dinner Style for Your W...

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 14 2018

Trying to decide what dinner service style is best for your wedding? First, think through the formality of your event. Then consider your timeline and...

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Purchasing Alcohol for Your BYO Wedding
Purchasing Alcohol for Your BYO Wedding

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 17 2018

If your venue and caterer allow it, purchasing and providing the alcohol for your wedding can be a huge budget saver. It can also be a great way to se...

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Plus Ones
Plus Ones

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 18 2018

One of the first things you will do in the wedding planning process is create your guest list. A lot of things will be directly impacted by your...

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Set Up Your Wedding Bar
Set Up Your Wedding Bar

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 20 2018

Once you’ve determined the bar type and who is providing the booze, you need to think about how your bar will look and function. After...

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What to Know About Save the Dates
What to Know About Save the Dates

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 25 2018

You’ve set the date and chosen your venue, now it’s time to let the world know! Okay, maybe not the world but definitely your family and f...

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Deciphering a Catering Menu
Deciphering a Catering Menu

By Bustld Pro Team | Jan 02 2019

Before you decide whether you are having a buffet, station or plated meal at your wedding reception, you will have to look over a catering m...

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Designing Your Ceremony
Designing Your Ceremony

By Shay Brown Events | Jan 07 2019

It is all in the setting. A wedding ceremony that is created especially for you is the perfect way to start your forever together. This is where...

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Wedding Cake Design
Wedding Cake Design

By Bustld Pro Team | Jan 07 2019

It’s definitely a more fun part of wedding planning… cake! To start, find theinspiration you love on Pinterest or our Wedspiration b...

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Wedding Cakes, As Yummy as They Look
Wedding Cakes, As Yummy as They Look

By Bustld Pro Team | Jan 08 2019

Sure, wedding cakes are beautiful to look at, but let’s be honest – it’s all about the taste! So, what are your options? They a...

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Booking a Baker 101
Booking a Baker 101

By Bustld Pro Team | Jan 10 2019

Choosing a wedding baker is definitely a fun thing to check off the list. But as with every vendor, you want to make sure you do your homework (and hi...

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Rentals: Vintage vs. Traditional
Rentals: Vintage vs. Traditional

By Bustld Pro Team | Jan 14 2019

As far as rental types, there's kind of two main options that you see. The first being vintage, which is your more specialty type rentals and...

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Rentals on a Budget
Rentals on a Budget

By Bustld Pro Team | Jan 15 2019

Maybe your budget doesn't allow for all the things when it comes to wedding rentals, and that’s totally okay! There are still...

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Wedding Day Transportation
Wedding Day Transportation

By Bustld Pro Team | Jan 18 2019

Often times, wedding day transportation is a logistical nightmare. Who should you provide transportation for? What kind of transportation should it be...

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The Wedding Dress: From Start to Finish
The Wedding Dress: From Start to Finish

By Bustld Pro Team | Jan 21 2019

Dress shopping is one of the most exciting things for a bride to do. As soon as you get engaged, the first thing you want to do is start looking at we...

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The Wedding Dress: Style
The Wedding Dress: Style

By Bustld Pro Team | Jan 24 2019

When deciding on a wedding dress it can be a little overwhelming to try and decide what style you are interested in or what you are looking for....

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Finding a Florist
Finding a Florist

By Bustld Pro Team | Jan 28 2019

Flowers are a big part of your wedding décor and style so it’s important to find a florist whose work you love. When you first reach...

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How to Build the Reception Timeline
How to Build the Reception Timeline

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 01 2019

It may not sound like a big deal but having a set timeline for your wedding reception will help things move much smoother. This way, you can give a he...

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Top Five Questions to Ask Your Photographer
Top Five Questions to Ask Your Photograp...

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 07 2019

Shopping for a photographer, well any vendor really, is just like shopping for the perfect dress. You may have to try on a few dif...

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Top 5 Things To Do After Saying Yes
Top 5 Things To Do After Saying Yes

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 11 2019

Congratulations, you’re engaged! What an exciting time this is going to be. You’ll get to go taste cakes, look at venues an...

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Inspiration Guide: Color Palettes
Inspiration Guide: Color Palettes

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 12 2019

Choosing a color palette for your wedding is an important style choice. It will have an effect on the rest of your décor choices on everyt...

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Wedding Day Attire: Bride
Wedding Day Attire: Bride

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 15 2019

You’ve always dreamed of the day you were walking down the aisle at your wedding in that perfect wedding dress. You know what it looks like...

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Pros and Cons to Hiring a Videographer
Pros and Cons to Hiring a Videographer

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 18 2019

Videography is one of those categories thatis often times cut due to budget. But, it really helps you to relive the moment for years to come. Sti...

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Videography Style and The End Product
Videography Style and The End Product

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 19 2019

Some videographers use your words, some people use just music; there's different styles and different end products so make sure you pick a&nb...

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Choosing a Videographer
Choosing a Videographer

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 21 2019

So, you’ve weighed the pros and cons and decided to book a videographer! Now, where to start? Since you are making the investment, you...

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Inspiration Guide: Bridal Hair Styles
Inspiration Guide: Bridal Hair Styles

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 22 2019

Just like with color palettes or flower choices, the options are endless for hairstyles. It can be overwhelming (and time consuming!) to scroll t...

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How to Pick Your Bridal Party
How to Pick Your Bridal Party

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 25 2019

Your wedding is going to be one of the most important days in your life, so naturally you want to be surrounded by the most important people in your l...

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Bridal Party Expectations
Bridal Party Expectations

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 28 2019

When you ask your bridal party, make sure you set expectations from the beginning. You definitely want to be upfront with them about any kind of cost...

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Top-5 Questions to Ask Your Venue
Top-5 Questions to Ask Your Venue

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 01 2019

Shopping for a venue,well any vendor really, is just like shopping for the perfect dress. You may have to try on a few different o...

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Rehearsal Dinner Styles
Rehearsal Dinner Styles

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 05 2019

Now that you know the ins and outs of planning a rehearsal dinner, let’s get to the fun part – picking your style! We’ve alread...

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Top-5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Planner
Top-5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Plan...

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 07 2019

Shopping for a wedding planner, well any vendor really, is just like shopping for the perfect dress. You may have to try on a few...

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Rehearsal Dinner 101
Rehearsal Dinner 101

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 04 2019

The rehearsal dinner helps you warm up to wedding weekend. It gets you in the wedding mode and starts getting you excited. Essentially, it kicks...

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Finding Your Beauty Style
Finding Your Beauty Style

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 11 2019

Before you start looking for a beauty artist, you want to have an idea of what kind of style you are looking for. You should have some pictures t...

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Finding a Beauty Stylist
Finding a Beauty Stylist

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 12 2019

Once you've decided what styles you like, it’s time to search for a stylist that is going to best match that style and help you feel li...

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How to Build a Beauty Timeline
How to Build a Beauty Timeline

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 14 2019

A lot of different pieces fit into the puzzle that is the beauty timeline on wedding day. Many factors – like how many services are being d...

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Beauty Team
Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Beauty Team

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 15 2019

Shopping for a hair and makeup artist,well any vendor really, is just like shopping for the perfect dress. You may have to try on...

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Caterer
Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Caterer

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 18 2019

Shopping for a caterer, well any vendor really, is just like shopping for the perfect dress. You may have to try on a few differen...

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What to Know About Your Beauty Trial
What to Know About Your Beauty Trial

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 21 2019

A beauty trial is a practice run so you can see how your hair and makeup will look on wedding day. It may not sound like a big deal, but it is definit...

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Inspiration Guide: Invitations
Inspiration Guide: Invitations

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 22 2019

Invitations are the first thing your guests will receive that really sets the tone for your wedding. What will your invitation say about your wed...

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Registry Tips
Registry Tips

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 26 2019

Now that you know all the basics like when and where to register and what to put on your registry, we’re here to spill some registry secret...

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Inspiration Guide: Veil Types
Inspiration Guide: Veil Types

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 28 2019

We are sure you’ve thought about what kind of hair style you want and have saved plenty of pretty pictures for inspiration! But have you ac...

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Entertainment
Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Entertainmen...

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 29 2019

Shopping for a band or DJ,well any vendor really, is just like shopping for the perfect dress. You may have to try on a few differ...

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Gift Series: For Her
Gift Series: For Her

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 01 2019

One gift that doesn’t go on your registry is a gift to your spouse. Is it a requirement? No, but it is a nice gesture to show one another t...

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Where to Get Ready
Where to Get Ready

By Something Perfect Weddings | Apr 02 2019

You can’t wait to spend the morning of your wedding getting pampered with all your bridesmaids with mimosa in hand – right?! Wel...

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Florist
Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Florist

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 04 2019

Shopping for a florist,well any vendor really, is just like shopping for the perfect dress. You may have to try on a few different...

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Inspiration Guide: Seating Assignments
Inspiration Guide: Seating Assignments

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 05 2019

You’ve navigated the guest list, decided who will and who will not get a plus one and mailed out your invitations. The time has come, and your&n...

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Inspiration Guide: Groom and Groomsmen Attire
Inspiration Guide: Groom and Groomsmen A...

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 08 2019

Believe it or not, gentlemen, but it’s not as simple as picking a suit out of your closet to wear on wedding day. There are so many different co...

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How Much Postage Do I Need?
How Much Postage Do I Need?

By Kara Anne + Co | Apr 10 2019

Yay! You’ve got your invitation design finalized and in-hand. Now it’s time to package them all up and put them in the post box. One...

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Tips When Looking for a Photographer
Tips When Looking for a Photographer

By Jeff Allen Studios | Apr 10 2019

There are lots of options out there when it comes to a photographer. Which got me thinking, how can I help couples to navigate all of those options. T...

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Putting Together a Seating Chart
Putting Together a Seating Chart

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 11 2019

Now that you’ve navigated the guest list and invitations have gone out, you’ve got to start tracking who is actually attending. Once...

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Gift Series: Bridesmaids and Flower Girl
Gift Series: Bridesmaids and Flower Girl

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 18 2019

Your girls mean the world to you, that’s why you asked them to be a bridesmaid isn’t it? Well, show them some love with a little token of...

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Invitation Timeline
Invitation Timeline

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 22 2019

It’s no question that you need to pick out and send invitations, but the question is when? We are here to help walk you through the timeline on...

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Invitation Suite Add-Ons
Invitation Suite Add-Ons

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 23 2019

An invitation includes the basic wedding information like the couple, the time and the place but there is so much more information guests might need t...

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Prioritizing Your Budget
Prioritizing Your Budget

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 29 2019

We know wedding budgeting is no small task. It is stressful and overwhelming at times – heck, all the time. You have to worry about how muc...

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Top Budget Saving Tips
Top Budget Saving Tips

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 30 2019

You’ve made it past building your budget and prioritizing all the categories – congratulations! As you start to book your vendor...

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Gift Series: Parents
Gift Series: Parents

By Bustld Pro Team | May 10 2019

Most of the time, your parents are a huge contributor to your wedding day. Whether that be financially or not, they still play an important role...

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Wedding Morning Pack List
Wedding Morning Pack List

By Bustld Pro Team | May 13 2019

There are a lot of things you are going to need the morning of your wedding. From your attire to your accessories to the hanging out necessi...

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Top-5 Most Forgotten Things on Wedding Morning
Top-5 Most Forgotten Things on Wedding M...

By Bustld Pro Team | May 14 2019

Hopefully, now that you’ve got a great pack list put together for the morning of your wedding, you won’t forget anything! Even with a...

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What to do Wedding Morning
What to do Wedding Morning

By Bustld Pro Team | May 16 2019

This is a pretty much a no-brainer for the bride and bridesmaids, who will likely be spending the morning getting their hair and makeup done. But...

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Reception Timeline
Reception Timeline

By Bustld Pro Team | May 20 2019

There are a lot of different ways you can lay out your reception, but there are also a lot of different waysnot to lay out your reception. So ins...

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Reception Introductions
Reception Introductions

By Bustld Pro Team | May 21 2019

Most of the time, the couple won’t have a chance to join cocktail hour because they will be busy taking pictures or they just want to spend a fe...

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Wedding Soundtrack
Wedding Soundtrack

By Bustld Pro Team | May 23 2019

There are probably a few must hear and specific big moment songs you know you will want during your wedding, as there should be. But if you are g...

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Inspiration Guide: Cakes
Inspiration Guide: Cakes

By Bustld Pro Team | May 24 2019

With your wedding cake, obviously the taste is super important, but so is the look of it! It will likely be a focal point at your wedding recepti...

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How Wedding Planners Charge
How Wedding Planners Charge

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 07 2019

There’s no question that you’ve decided to hire a wedding planner. And why shouldn’t you? This person will help relieve so much...

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Bridesmaids Dress Timeline
Bridesmaids Dress Timeline

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 10 2019

When it comes to getting bridesmaid's dresses, it’s not as simple as you may think. The whole process is actually pretty similar to the...

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Bridesmaids Dress Trends
Bridesmaids Dress Trends

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 11 2019

Just like with wedding dresses, bridesmaids dress trends change from season to season. Some trends become permanent, while some trends fade away. We&r...

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Anatomy of a Wedding Ceremony
Anatomy of a Wedding Ceremony

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 14 2019

It can be easy to get caught up in all the pretty things that help create a wedding. Things like flowers, wedding dresses and color palettes...

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How Long Do I Need a Photographer?
How Long Do I Need a Photographer?

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 18 2019

Deciding on a photographer to book was probably hard enough, now you have to decide how long to book them for. Is eight hours enough? Is 10...

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