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Bundle Up Buttercup: Outdoor Weddings in NC

One of the trickiest factors to consider when planning a wedding in North Carolina is the weather. You want to get married in October? It could be 90 degrees and feel like August, or 60 degrees and the perfect fall day. Planning a wedding in January? You could be wearing a sweater on Monday and shorts by Saturday. Because of this, there are few venues in our state that really recommend against a winter outdoor wedding, they may just urge you to consider different options. While certainly not an extensive list, here are some options if your outdoor winter reception looks like it may be a bit chillier than you had originally planned for. Heating. Are you having your reception in a tent? Con

The Marriage Planning Checklist

One of the most cringe-worthy comments I hear as a planner who was once herself married, is when couples say “we are so ready for the wedding and the honeymoon when all of the hard work will be over!”. Yall. I don’t want to hurt your feelings, so if you are having a rough day-- you may want to skip this post and come back to it another day. If not, put your big girl panties on and buckle up. The wedding is the easy part! That’s right. I said it. All of the planning, checklists, vendor appointments, and writing thank you cards for gifts you may or may not have registered for-- that’s the gravy, baby. Don’t get me wrong, I am fully aware that planning a wedding can be stressful, but if that

Plan the perfect Galentine's Day

For any of you who don’t know, I am a huge fan of the TV Show Parks and Rec. Leslie Knope’s character (played by Amy Pohler) comes up with this totally made up holiday, which celebrates the ladies in her life on February 13th each year. As someone who was either single or in a long distance relationship for the majority of my 20s, this is a theme that resonated with me when the show originally aired, and is a theme that I think girlfriends should really try to adopt, whether they're single or in a relationship. Valentine’s Day is a weird, sometimes dreaded, holiday for many people. When you’re in grade school it’s all about getting candy and cards from every kid in your class, but I can re