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Top-6: Things to Do Wedding Morning

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 27 2016

Top-6: Things to Do Wedding Morning

The planning is done and wedding day is finally here (can you believe it?!?!). Today is all about you and your sweetheart. So sit back, relax and enjo...

How to Find Your Charlotte Wedding Vendo...

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 13 2016

How to Find Your Charlotte Wedding Vendors

It’s time to start the search for your Charlotte wedding vendors but where do you begin? With so much information out there, it can be confusing...

Making Your First Dance One to Remember

By First Dance Charlotte | Jul 19 2016

Making Your First Dance One to Remember

Preparing for your first dance can be one of the most fun parts of the wedding planning process. During lessons, you get to spend uninterrupted time f...

Choosing Your Bridal Party

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 20 2016

Choosing Your Bridal Party

It's time to choose who is going to stand up there with you as you say "I Do" but how do you pick? From sisters to cousins to...

Bridal Portraits: Yea or Nay?

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 25 2016

Bridal Portraits: Yea or Nay?

If you’re a born and bred Southern, you probably know what bridal portraits are. If you are from up North, it’s probably a foreign concept...

Floor Plan Dilemma: Seats of Honor

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 08 2016

Floor Plan Dilemma: Seats of Honor

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

How to Give a Wedding Toast

By Something Perfect Weddings | Jun 29 2016

How to Give a Wedding Toast

Most people can relate to that awkward moment when the maid of honor wouldn't stop talking during her toast or the best man made an unco...

Who gets flowers on wedding day?

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 09 2016

Who gets flowers on 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...

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...

Are Wedding Shot Lists Essential?

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 15 2016

Are Wedding Shot Lists Essential?

You’ve planned your Charlotte wedding (to perfection, we might add). You are in the final stretch! There are quite a few things that need to be...

How to Cut Your Guest List

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 18 2016

How to Cut Your Guest List

The size of your guest list is the number one contributor to the amount of money you will need to spend on your wedding. It will also have a huge impa...

Bridal Party Responsibilities

By Something Perfect Weddings | Aug 30 2016

Bridal Party Responsibilities

Selecting your bridal party is fun! These are the girls (and maybe guys) that mean the most to you. But being a bridesmaid can come with a l...

Getting Ready Wedding Day Playlist

By Bunn DJ Company | Sep 16 2016

Getting Ready Wedding Day Playlist

It’s wedding time! You’ve got everything from the linens to the flowers finalized and the big day is just around the corner. The wedding d...

How to properly RSVP to a wedding

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 12 2016

How to properly RSVP to a wedding

RSVP (repondez, s’il vous plait / respond, please) is a critical component of finalizing your wedding day guest count. So what are the rules you...

Wedding Day Tipping Guide

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 15 2016

Wedding Day Tipping Guide

While tipping is often a forgotten cost until the end of the planning process, it is absolutely something you should account for in your initial budge...

Getting Ready Tips & Tricks

By Katherine Elena Photography | Sep 19 2016

Getting Ready Tips & Tricks

It’s the morning of your wedding! You’re with all your best friends and closest family members (hopefully with a mimosa in hand!) and your...

How To: Which Wedding Photos Should You...

By Lisa Crates Photography | Oct 03 2016

How To: Which Wedding Photos Should You Frame?

The professional photos taken at your wedding capture some of the most important moments of your special day. After a full day, from pre-ceremony prep...

How To: Decide on Plus Ones

By Bustld Pro Team | Oct 07 2016

How To: Decide on Plus Ones

When developing your guest list, deciding which of your friends and family receive a "plus one" can be a point of contention. On one ha...

How To: Prepare for a Rainy Wedding

By Something Perfect Weddings | Oct 10 2016

How To: Prepare for a Rainy Wedding

When asked what the number one concern is for wedding day, most brides often tell me “the weather!” But, as much as I would love to be abl...

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...

How To: Be Yourself in Your Engagement P...

By Rob + Kristen Photography | Jan 24 2017

How To: Be Yourself in Your Engagement Photos

For most people, engagement photos are the first professional photos they have taken since their senior year. It can be unnerving and even slightly te...

A Northern Girls Guide to Bridal Session...

By E. Henigan Studios | Feb 07 2017

A Northern Girls Guide to Bridal Sessions

A Northern girl herself, Erin Henigan loves the Southern tradition of bridal sessions. For those of you considering this fun pre-wedding tradition, en...

Top-10: How to Have a Stress-Free Weddin...

By Samantha Laffoon Photography | Mar 22 2017

Top-10: How to Have a Stress-Free Wedding

Today, Samantha Laffoon Photography is sharing her top-10 tips for a smooth, stress-free wedding with images you will love. We've been photogr...

How To: Dress for Engagement Photos

By Party of Two Photography | Mar 31 2017

How To: Dress for Engagement Photos

Party of Two Photography sat down and shared their top tips for how to dress for your engagement photos: If you’re worried about what to wear...

Should I Insure My Wedding?

By Something Perfect Weddings | Jul 14 2017

Should I Insure My Wedding?

We all know there are all kinds of insurance – home, health, car … just to name a few – but did you know there is also wedding insu...

Wow Your Guests with Gorgeous Invitation...

By Writing On Hearts | Nov 01 2017

Wow Your Guests with Gorgeous Invitations

Many people are familiar with using handwritten calligraphy to add some personality to your wedding invitation envelopes; however, there are multiple...

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...

Tips for Creating the Guest List

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 27 2017

Tips for 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...

Eight Items You Will Forget on Wedding D...

By Magnolia Grove Weddings & Events | Jan 08 2018

Eight Items You Will Forget on Wedding Day

Things get forgotten, that’s life. But when things get forgotten on your wedding day, it can feel like the end of the world. After months of pla...

Battle of the Bars

By Something Perfect Weddings | Dec 27 2017

Battle of the Bars

One of the first things that come to mind when people think of a wedding is, often, an open bar. I know I certainly do! There are different types of o...

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...

Airbrush vs. Traditional Makeup: What is...

By Makeup by Norelle B | Jan 24 2018

Airbrush vs. Traditional Makeup: What is Best for My Big Day?

Wedding planning is full of so many small details that come together to create beautiful magic on your special day. So, when it comes to deciding whic...

Airbrush v. Traditional Makeup: What is...

By Makeup by Norelle B | Jan 24 2018

Airbrush v. Traditional Makeup: What is Best for My Big Day?

Wedding planning is full of so many small details that come together to create beautiful magic on your special day. So, when it comes to deciding whic...

How to Create a Wedding Day Shot List

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 07 2018

How to Create a Wedding Day Shot List

The venue is booked, the linen color is finalized and the wedding invitations have been sent. Now it’s time to start thinking about those smalle...

How To: Create a Wedding Day Photography...

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 07 2018

How To: Create a Wedding Day Photography Shot List

The venue is booked, the linen color is finalized and the wedding invitations have been sent. Now it’s time to start thinking about those smalle...

Five Tasks to Do Before Your Wedding Day

By Magnolia Grove Weddings & Events Weddings | Mar 21 2018

Five Tasks to Do Before Your Wedding Day

Planning a wedding often results in endless to-do lists and constantly feeling as though you will never get it all done. It is easy to get overwh...

A Special Treat for Traveling Wedding Gu...

By We Tie The Knots | Apr 04 2018

A Special Treat for Traveling Wedding Guests

Planning a Charlotte wedding with lots of out-of-town guests? Then consider greeting them with a customized welcome bag or basket at the hotel. These...

Eight Wrong Questions to Ask Your DJ

By Stylus Weddings | Apr 04 2018

Eight Wrong Questions to Ask Your DJ

While there's no such thing as a bad question when you are face-to-face with your DJ, there are some questions that are frequently asked that don&...

Why Bother with the Wedding Details?

By Sunshower Photography | Apr 11 2018

Why Bother with the Wedding Details?

There are a million and two things to pay attention to on the day of your wedding… but that doesn’t mean you should let the wedding detai...

The Values of a Wedding Planner or Weddi...

By Mint to Be Weddings | Apr 18 2018

The Values of a Wedding Planner or Wedding Coordinator

When speaking with potential clients and those who have reached out, we are often asked, "What is the value in having a coordinator and your team...

Creating Your Guest List

By Bustld Pro Team | May 16 2018

Creating Your 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...

Creating A Guest List

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 25 2018

Creating A 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...

Are Vendor Meals Necessary?

By Bustld Pro Team | May 30 2018

Are Vendor Meals Necessary?

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...

Deciding on Plus Ones

By Bustld Pro Team | May 16 2018

Deciding on Plus Ones

When developing your guest list, deciding which of your friends and family receive a "plus one" can be a point of contention. On o...

How to Decide on Plus Ones

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 20 2018

How to Decide on Plus Ones

When developing your guest list, deciding which of your friends and family receive a "plus one" can be a point of contention. On o...

What to Wear on the Morning of Your Wedd...

By Radian Photography | Apr 18 2018

What to Wear on the Morning of Your Wedding Day

The morning of your wedding when you’re getting ready is such a fun time! It can also be a great opportunity for photographs. Starting photo cov...

Wedding Vendor Tipping 101

By Plain With Sprinkles | May 02 2018

Wedding Vendor Tipping 101

I get a lot of questions about tipping vendors so here is my best wedding vendor tipping advice: I usually recommend tipping those who...

Introduce Your Wedding Party

By Something Perfect | May 16 2018

Introduce Your Wedding Party

You’ve probably seen those crazy & elaborate wedding party intros on YouTube that are always a crowd pleaser. For those of you who...

Tips For Finding Your Dream Photographer

By Rebecca Hicks Photography | May 09 2018

Tips For Finding Your Dream Photographer

When it comes to picking a wedding photographer, it is important to pick and hire the right photographer for you and your style. You only get one chan...

Spring Engagement Session Outfit Ideas

By Michelle & Sara Photography | May 09 2018

Spring Engagement Session Outfit Ideas

It's finally spring! And with that comes flowers blooming and sweet morning birds chirping. With the temperatures warming up, engagement sess...

Location, Location, Location: Selecting...

By Sunshower Photography | Jun 06 2018

Location, Location, Location: Selecting the Perfect Location For Your Wedding Photos

Getting the photos just right for your wedding is about a lot more than the loving look you’ll undoubtedly be giving your spouse (although, admi...

Eight Wrong Questions to Ask Your DJ: Pa...

By Stylus Weddings | Jun 06 2018

Eight Wrong Questions to Ask Your DJ: Part 2

There are some unexpected and relevant questions you can ask your DJ. Let’s start with the ones we haven’t covered: Will you also be my...

Tips for Including Your Dog in Engagemen...

By Kathy Beaver Photography Photography | Jun 27 2018

Tips for Including Your Dog in Engagement Photos

Man’s best friend. Our four-legged child. Dog life is the best life. There are few things in life we love more than our pets.&nbs...

Choosing A Great Getting Ready Location

By Rebecca Hicks Photography | Jul 11 2018

Choosing A Great Getting Ready Location

Brides, it matters where you choose to get ready on your wedding day! This space has a huge impact on the look and feel of your photos. If you think a...

Three Things Not To Do Before Your Sessi...

By Radian Photography | Jul 25 2018

Three Things Not To Do Before Your Session

While we love educating our clients on what to do before their photography sessions — what to wear, how to pick a location, how to prepare their...

Don’t Forget the Small Details

By Mint to Be Weddings | Jul 25 2018

Don’t Forget the Small Details

Weddings are a lot of planning with big decisions and questions but it is important not to forget the small details during the process and design...

Three Reasons To Take Photos At Golden H...

By Radian Photography | Aug 06 2018

Three Reasons To Take Photos At Golden Hour

When planning your wedding day timeline or trying to figure out when your photo session should be, you may have heard the term “golden hour.&rdq...

Do You Need a Wedding Shot List?

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 06 2018

Do You Need a Wedding Shot List?

You’ve planned your Asheville wedding (to perfection, we might add). You are in the final stretch! There are quite a few things that need t...

Wedding Bar 101

By Something Perfect Weddings | Aug 06 2018

Wedding Bar 101

There’s no question that your Charlotte wedding will have a bar. So, now that you know the ins and the outs of what type of bar to hav...

Making Your Wedding Day… You!

By Plain With Sprinkles | Sep 03 2018

Making Your Wedding Day… You!

Whether you are planning a wedding (or an event), it is important that you figure out how to inject you and your partner's personalities into the...

Five Quick Tips To Look And Feel Your Be...

By 128 South | Sep 03 2018

Five Quick Tips To Look And Feel Your Best On Wedding Day

You don’t have to be engaged to know that there’s a lot of prep and planning that goes into your wedding day. It’s not all about men...

How to Personalize a Wedding Ceremony

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 19 2018

How to Personalize a Wedding Ceremony

Okay, we know, a wedding is mostly about the reception – the dancing, the food, the flowers – but let’s not forget the real reason t...

Three Ways To Enjoy Your Photos After Yo...

By Radian Photography | Oct 16 2018

Three Ways To Enjoy Your Photos After Your Wedding

So you received your wedding photos — now what will you do with them?  We can’t say this enough times: you absolutely will not con...

Pinning Your Perfect Wedding

By Magnolia Grove Weddings & Events Weddings | Oct 02 2018

Pinning Your Perfect Wedding

Brides today live in the age of the “do it yourself” wedding and the wonderful world of Pinterest and Etsy. Gone are the days of picking y...

Formal Portraits And When To Schedule Th...

By Radian Photography | Sep 27 2018

Formal Portraits And When To Schedule Them

Your wedding day brings together your family and closest friends and — bonus — they’re going to be all dressed up! So, of course, th...

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