Wedding Planning

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.

What is an Engagement Session

 What is an Engagement Session

In this post I’ll explain what your wedding engagement pictures are and the purpose in doing them aside from the incredible photos you get as a result. There is nothing to hide about being in love and relishing in the fact that you’ve made one of the most sacred decisions you can make as a couple is something to be proud of. You’ll be spending forever together and why not document that incredible commitment.

How to Plan a Korean American Wedding Ceremony

How to Plan a Korean American Wedding Ceremony

In this post I’m going to explain how to incorporate Paebaek-- the traditional Korean ceremony--into your western style wedding day. We are cross-cultural wedding planners, which means we help couples from diverse backgrounds infuse traditional elements into their American wedding.

Why You Should Create a Wedding Brand

Why You Should Create a Wedding Brand

In this post I’m going to explain why you should have a wedding brand and teach you about the major components that make up a wedding brand. Your wedding is special! It’s not to be treated like everyone else’s wedding because you have a love story that is unlike anything anyone else has ever known. Tell your story!

What is the Role of a Wedding Planner

What is the Role of a Wedding Planner

In this post I’m going to outline the role of a wedding planner and specifically the relationship we have with our clients as every true planner chooses to run his/her business differently. Your wedding planner may be a designer, he/she may just be a coordinator, they may offer partial planning or be a full service planner. Here at Michelle Isabel & Co we are full service planners and designers that also offer management/coordination services.

Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Coordinator

Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Coordinator

In the wedding world, there is a common offering where a venue promises that their in house venue representative is also the wedding coordinator. While that sounds wonderful in theory, it’s misleading. In this post I’m going to share the differences between a Venue Coordinator (VC) and a Wedding Coordinator (WC).

How to Host Your Wedding at a Private Estate

How to Host Your Wedding at a Private Estate

I’m going to walk you through my process for planning and producing events in non-traditional wedding venues like a private estate or a backyard for example. We’re going to put the wedding planning aside for now and discuss the 4 things to look out for when hosting your event at unique location.