Wedding Planning Cheat Sheet

When planning a wedding it’s easy to accidentally let something slip through the cracks because you thought of it too late or overlooked it. Either way, you end up paying…with higher costs or by missing out on what you wanted. Avoid that by using the cheat sheet, detailed further down, to help you stay organized as you plan your wedding. Notice I’ve left off timings except for week of wedding and the day before. That’s … more…

5 Ways Your Budget Wedding’s Ambience Determines Choice of Savings

Either wedding guest count or how much you spend per guest must be limited to stay within budget (if you are like most of us). Chances are, however, you’ve envisioned a “personality” for your wedding that must also remain intact. Scroll down for ideas on how to accomplish both. You likely expect your wedding’s ambiance to be either gregarious and full of merry making or more demure and conversational. Quashing the traits you’ve pictured could … more…

25 Non-Traditional Wedding Ideas You May Not Have Thought Of

25 Non-traditional Wedding Ideas You May Not Have Thought About

One of the most overwhelming parts of making your wedding decisions is what others think you should do. A common line of reasoning is “do it this way because that’s the way it’s done.” Well, times change and “non-traditions” flourish in this age of individuality. Plus you are unique and should have a wedding that reflects who you are and what you care about. For those reasons you do not have to follow tradition unless … more…

Elegant Rustic Wedding Cake Tutorial (no decorating experience required)

I am excited to announce a new video series on MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com–cake decorating tutorials showing, in detail, step-by-step instructions on how to ice and decorate the rustic wedding cake in the photo at left. (Tip for when using non-food-grade material: back it with wax paper before putting on the cake.) The best part is it’s easier than you may think. You can do this without decorating bags or tips and you do *not* need experience. What’s … more…

Free Wedding Plan Checklist with Monthly and Yearly Calendars

The original Wedding Planning Cheat Sheet has been so popular I’ve expanded it for those of you who also want printable planning calendars that cover the months leading to your wedding. As with the original cheat sheet, you can save and print the file or simply work with it on screen, filling it in using Adobe Acrobat Reader or the Acrobat app (both are free). You may also share with friends or clients as long … more…

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Surprise All Inclusive Wedding Costs

One would think “all” means–well, all— when buying an all inclusive wedding package. Unfortunately, the definition varies for each venue. If you are not wary, your final cost may vary substantially from what you expected. To avoid sticker shock be sure to have a detailed conversation about what is (and is not) included in your package price and any additional fees that may apply. Also, read the contract carefully and ask questions about gray areas. … more…

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