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Pairing a Winning Photography & Videogra...

By Rob + Kristen Photography | Jun 20 2016

Pairing a Winning Photography & Videography Team

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...

Wedding Seating Assignments

By Something Perfect Weddings | Jun 20 2016

Wedding Seating Assignments

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

Why Do Wedding Cakes Cost More than Birt...

By Nona's Sweets Bakery Cafe | Jun 30 2016

Why Do Wedding Cakes Cost More than Birthday Cakes?

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?...

Don't Forget These in Your Budget!

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 01 2016

Don't Forget These in Your Budget!

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...

You Said "Yes!" Now What...

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 20 2016

You Said "Yes!" Now What...

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...

Vendor vs. Friendor

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 20 2016

Vendor vs. Friendor

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...

Planner vs. Coordinator

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 24 2016

Planner vs. Coordinator

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...

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

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 12 2016

Top-6 Questions to Ask at a Venue Meeting

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...

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

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 18 2016

Why Price Isn’t the First Question to Ask

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

Southern Wedding Traditions

By Something Perfect Weddings | Jul 28 2016

Southern Wedding Traditions

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

Why Reviewing Your Vendors Matters

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 01 2016

Why Reviewing Your Vendors Matters

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...

Guest List 101: Building the List

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 10 2016

Guest List 101: Building the List

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...

Insuring Your Engagement Ring

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 17 2016

Insuring Your Engagement Ring

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:...

Should You Have a Kids Free Wedding?

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 22 2016

Should You Have a Kids Free Wedding?

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...

Why Should You Register?

By Something Perfect Weddings | Aug 23 2016

Why Should You Register?

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...

How To: Block Hotel Rooms

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 06 2016

How To: Block Hotel Rooms

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...

How To: Choose Your Ceremony Space

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 20 2016

How To: Choose Your Ceremony Space

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...

How To: Plan Your Charlotte Wedding

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 23 2016

How To: Plan Your Charlotte Wedding

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...

Buffet v. Plated. v. Stations … What Do...

By Something Perfect Weddings | Dec 06 2016

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

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...

What do your questions mean?

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 20 2016

What do your questions mean?

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...

Does “Day-Of Coordination” Really Exist?

By 13 Cedar Events Events | Jan 31 2017

Does “Day-Of Coordination” Really Exist?

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

Bustld Bride Incentive Launch!

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 27 2017

Bustld Bride Incentive Launch!

 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...

Wedspiration Boards Launch

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 08 2017

Wedspiration Boards Launch

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

What’s Your Cake Style

By Amanda Moss Photography | May 23 2017

What’s Your Cake Style

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...

Styled Shoots v. Real Weddings

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 31 2017

Styled Shoots v. Real Weddings

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...

The One Thing You Should Never Do When L...

By Taken by Sarah Photography Sarah | Oct 25 2017

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

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...

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

By Makeup by Norelle B | Nov 06 2017

Five Reasons to Hire a Pro: Makeup Artist

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

Vendor Meals: Necessity or Not?

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 06 2017

Vendor Meals: Necessity or Not?

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...

Vendor Meals: Are They a Necessity or No...

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 12 2017

Vendor Meals: Are They a Necessity or Not?

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...

Creating the Guest List

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 13 2017

Creating the Guest List

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...

What to Consider When Picking a Venue

By Rowan Lane Events | Jan 03 2018

What to Consider When Picking a Venue

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...

How to Begin Planning Your Wedding

By Mint to Be Weddings | Jan 03 2018

How to Begin Planning Your Wedding

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...

How to Cut Your Guest List, Like, A Lot

By Rowan Lane Events | Jan 17 2018

How to Cut Your Guest List, Like, A Lot

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...

How to Choose Your Ceremony Space

By Bustld Pro Team | May 23 2018

How to Choose Your Ceremony Space

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”...

Vendor Meals: Needed or Not?

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 13 2018

Vendor Meals: Needed or Not?

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...

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

By Rowan Lane Events | Apr 25 2018

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

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

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

By Mint to Be Weddings | May 23 2018

Day-Of Versus Month-Of Coordination: Part 1

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

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

By Mint to Be Weddings | May 30 2018

Day-Of Versus Month-Of Coordination: Part 2

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...

Taking back the Wedding Industry

By Folie à Deux Events | May 23 2018

Taking back the Wedding Industry

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...

To Kid Or Not to Kid – Should you have c...

By Rowan Lane Events | May 30 2018

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

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...

Vendor vs. Friend-or

By Rebecca Hicks Photography | Jun 13 2018

Vendor vs. Friend-or

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...

5 Reasons to Order Custom Invites

By That Joy Design | Jun 20 2018

5 Reasons to Order Custom Invites

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...

Tips for Planning a Wedding (From A Wedd...

By Lindsey Romo Photography | Jun 20 2018

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

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...

Five Things You Should Know about Weddin...

By Writing On Hearts | Jul 18 2018

Five Things You Should Know about Wedding Stationery

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...

Choosing Your Ceremony Space

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 20 2018

Choosing Your Ceremony Space

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”...

Four Reasons You Should Have an Engageme...

By Yasmin Leonard Photography | Jun 25 2018

Four Reasons You Should Have an Engagement Session

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&...

Should You Feed Your Wedding Vendors?

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 27 2018

Should You Feed Your Wedding Vendors?

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...

Guests are Guests

By Plain With Sprinkles | Jul 11 2018

Guests are Guests

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...

How to Block Hotel Rooms

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 11 2018

How to Block Hotel Rooms

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...

Top Invitation Etiquette Mistakes

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 18 2018

Top Invitation Etiquette Mistakes

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

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

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 25 2018

Floor Plan Dilemma: Seats of Honor Go Where?

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

The Importance of Printed Products

By indigosilver studio | Jul 25 2018

The Importance of Printed Products

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...

Who Receives Flowers on the Wedding Day?

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 25 2018

Who Receives Flowers on the Wedding Day?

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...

Who gets wedding personal flowers?

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 06 2018

Who gets wedding personal flowers?

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...

Creating Your Wedding Guest List

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 06 2018

Creating Your Wedding Guest List

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...

Planning Your Honeymoon 101

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 15 2018

Planning Your Honeymoon 101

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...

Busting Your Budget

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 22 2018

Busting Your Budget

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...

Other Wedding Events to Consider

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 29 2018

Other Wedding Events to Consider

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...

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

By Kathy Beaver Photography | Sep 12 2018

10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Engagement Session

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...

Belly Up to The Bar!

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 26 2018

Belly Up to The Bar!

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...

How Do I Address My Envelopes?

By Kara Anne + Co | Sep 27 2018

How Do I Address My Envelopes?

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...

Creative Paper Goods

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 28 2018

Creative Paper Goods

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

Selecting A Wedding Color Palette

By Bustld Pro Team | Oct 03 2018

Selecting A Wedding Color Palette

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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