Weddings don’t just plan themselves!
Read about all of my Crazy/Beautiful wedding planning & business adventures.
Hey hey! Check out my NEW last name y’all, woohoo! I married my partner in crime last month, and all I can say is: IT’S WORTH IT! We had a blast, and I have a new perspective on my job.
Duuuuuuude. I’m. Getting. Married. In. ELEVEN. DAYS. Guess what y’all? Planning your wedding is stressful. Even when you’re a wedding planner. Instead of transforming into the dog meme surrounded by fire (this is fine!!!), I decided to do a little self care with the help of some past Day of Pgh brides.
So you booked your wedding at a venue you love. Congratulations!…Who sold you on it?
The amazing people who give tours, share space hacks (there’s a secret bathroom on the lower level y’all!), and help couples visualize the most crucial element of their day—the location!—are called venue coordinators, and are rare gems in this world. Keep scrolling to meet my favorite venue coordinators in the ‘Burgh!
On wedding days, the 10 minutes before the ceremony is always the most stressful for me. Whether you’re the planner or the one getting hitched, here are some life hacks to ensure a smooth and memorable ceremony.
I just had an impromptu consult with a bride over the phone, and she asked me a question I find myself answering a lot these days: “How did you get into wedding planning?”
I went to my first vendor mixer last August, and was not prepared at all. Networking did not come naturally to me, and it didn’t take long to realized I was pretty bad at it. I breezed into the venue and all of my worst high school fears immediately came true.
SO! Like I mentioned earlier, I booked Elizabeth Craig Photography for a personal branding session to help me define what/who Day of Pittsburgh is. The women in her photographs looked confident, empowered, and 100% sure of who they were. I’m trying to feel that!
After my 2018 season came to a close, I had a crazy few months trying to answer a huge question about my business.
Directing this shoot transformed how I think about weddings, and how I think about my business. Months later, it’s still teaching me things! More on that soon.
Where did I leave off? Yes, I was en route to see The Venue!
It was even cooler inside than I remembered! Not only were the owners completely on board with my idea, one of them is a very talented and well known floral designer.