How to Seriously Start Planning Your Wedding

If you've recently gotten engaged, I want to make sure you start off on the right track. You might be still riding your cloud9 wave of excitement so I recommend that you take your time before diving in. Typically my clients take anywhere from 2 to 4 months before planning. .

How to Plan Your Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

How to Plan Your Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Let's start by figuring out what type of rehearsal dinner you'd like to put together for your VIPs. We've planned them all; from an ocean-view backyard in your parent's home to a fancy formal sit-down dinner at Perch, all the way to a casual tapas-style come-and-go casual affair at a hotel.

How to Plan Two Wedding Ceremonies in One Day

How to Plan Two Wedding Ceremonies in One Day

In this post, I'll be walking you through the wedding day timeline involving two wedding ceremonies in one day. The couples I tend to work with are a little more reformed and modern but still want to preserve elements from their heritage. This most often times means that there will be two ceremonies on one day.

What to Expect When Planning a Multicultural Wedding

What to Expect When Planning a Multicultural Wedding

You would think that today it would be easier than ever to integrate someone of a different faith or culture into your family. I’m finding that the opposite is true. In working with my cross-cultural clients I’ve discovered that while we’re exposed to other cultures more than ever, some families still experience a hard time accepting your relationship.

How to Reduce Wedding Planning Stress

How to Reduce Wedding Planning Stress

In this post, I'm going to explain how to avoid your wedding nightmare by outlining what it's like to partner with a professional planner to help reduce wedding planning stress.

Wedding Website Must-Haves

Wedding Website Must-Haves

Your wedding website should not be an after-thought because it plays a BIG role in creating that enjoyable experience you're investing so much energy and money into. Here is what your wedding website should have.

How to Plan Your Multicultural Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony

How to Plan Your Multicultural Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony

The Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony remains the most popular request amongst my Chinese and Asian clients marrying into multicultural families.

10 Emotional Stages of Planning a Multicultural Wedding

10 Emotional Stages of Planning a Multicultural Wedding

A lot of times when emotions take you by surprise it leads to overwhelm. This inevitably leads to paralysis and you start to ignore your responsibilities to your wedding. As the clock keeps ticking the overdue tasks will only start to weigh you down. Having a planner by your side will make each stage easier to navigate through as well as will keep the planning moving along even if you aren’t quite ready to hop back into the process.

Best Way to Make a Wedding Guest List (Spreadsheet Included)

Best Way to Make a Wedding Guest List (Spreadsheet Included)

What is the best way to make your wedding guest list? If it were up to you two as a couple, you’d invite your closest family and friends and be done. But then your parents have their own list and then what do you do with the singles? Should they get a plus one...what are the rules?

Jess and Cody's Modern Downtown Loft Wedding

As cross cultural wedding planners we see that there is an added level of stress to the already overwhelming wedding planning process when it comes to artfully incorporating different backgrounds. Today I want to share about Jess and Cody that planned a biracial wedding in Southern California.

Wedding Planning Blog - A Resource for Cross Cultural Couples Planning their Wedding

Wedding Planning Blog - A Resource for Cross Cultural Couples Planning their Wedding

We ran a poll a few weeks ago with our followers and many of them didn’t know our blog existed as a resource for planning a wedding. Every week on Tuesday we post a new blog and every other week you get a round up of the blogs when you sign up to our newsletter, which you can do here.

Most Popular Reasons for Doing the First Look

Most Popular Reasons for Doing the First Look

In this post I’m going to share my insights from dozens of weddings I’ve produced, some with a first look and some without. I’ll be going over what the first look is and why some have opted for it and why some haven’t. It honestly, comes down to...

What You Need to Know About Planning Your Jewish-American Wedding

What You Need to Know About Planning Your Jewish-American Wedding

In this post I’m going to walk you through a Jewish marriage ceremony we planned for our Indian-Jewish-American client. This wedding example in particular was more Jewish centric because the bride’s family was planning their Indian inspired wedding in India set to be a few months after their American wedding.

Wedding Day Prints List

Wedding Day Prints List

Everything from your Welcome Sign to your Name Cards are listed here. In this post I’m going to outline how my team and I wrap up the final stages of the stationery planning and production. These are left to the end because you can’t really order them until you know your final guest list.

Teaming Up with Your Professional Bridal Hair and Makeup Service

Teaming Up with Your Professional Bridal Hair and Makeup Service

In this post I’m going to give you the scoop on what a professional wedding day hair and makeup stylist is. In the last five years of being completely immersed in the wedding world, I have to share that she is one of the BEST I’ve worked with. I’ve seen the alternative first-hand and that’s why I’m sharing this behind the scenes resource with you. They are the first on the scene so what they do impacts the rest of the day and the rest of your team.