How to politely say, “NO KIDS ALLOWED!”

To invite children or not to invite children that is the question… The decision to invite children or not to invite children to a wedding is a hotly debated topic, but keep in mind that there is no right or wrong answer. In the end, this is a personal choice to be made by the […]

June 15, 2016

Wedding Planner or Venue Coordinator…what you need to know!

WARNING!! VENUE COORDINATORS DO NOT ACTUALLY COORDINATE YOUR WEDDING. What they do fabulously is manage the venue, keep the kitchen operating at full capacity, and prevent any rule breaking. And, if you’re lucky, they might also help with overall setup and decor. What they generally don’t do is answer all the miscellaneous questions that pop […]

May 25, 2016

Meet The Planners: 20 Questions with Raina & Jillian

It’s been a while, so we’d love to reintroduce ourselves!! Meet Raina, the owner of Weddings & Events by Raina. Join me while we play 20 questions! 1. If you could have any pet (real or fictional) what would it be? Rico the porcupine. He lives at the Cincinatti zoo. I am a HUGE fan! […]

June 8, 2022

How Do I Choose Which Wedding Planner To Hire?

Everyone wants that top shelf service for the least amount of outlay by you already know that is not how it works. You have to pay to play. I have always found that the cost/value discussion fascinating and we are always up to discuss it further. Did you know it can take a planner 200+ […]

June 1, 2022

How to Make Your Maid of Honor’s Outfit Stand Out

Your maid of honor is your number one. She has put in the pre-wedding time and effort to prove it to you, so of course, you want everyone to know that that person is playing an extra-special role on your wedding day. And while dressing them differently from the rest of your bridal party is […]

May 25, 2022

Top Tips for Quinceanera Dress Shopping

Preparing for your Quinceanera is super exciting, and topping the list of the fabulous things you need to plan for your incredible dress! With all eyes on you, you’ll want to look unforgettable. So here are some practical tips that will make your entire Quinceanera dress shopping experience go more smoothly and be a lot […]

May 18, 2022

Nashville’s Best Wedding Barns

If you’re looking for an air of rustic elegance for your wedding day, a beautiful barn wedding venue is an ideal choice. Whether you’re hoping for a vintage-inspired, rustic, or classic wedding, the beautiful barns of Nashville work for a variety of styles. There are many in and around the Nashville area for weddings. Each […]

May 11, 2022

Nashville’s Top Non-Barn Venues

If you’re looking for an air of history and elegance or even more of an industrial vibe with lots of stone or exposed brick for your wedding day there are truly some hidden gems in and around Nashville that you need to know about. Whether you’re hoping for a formal, vintage-inspired, rustic, or classic wedding, […]

May 4, 2022

A Complete Guide to Quinceanera Traditions

The centuries old traditions of a Quinceanera celebration are beautiful ways that celebrate a young girl’s transition into adulthood. Unlike the American “Sweet 16” celebration, Quinceanera celebrations are for when a young woman turns 15. Rooted in Latin culture, Quinceanera celebrations differ depending on the location you live in. From traditional Mexican history to United […]

April 27, 2022

Make Your Bachelor or Bachelorette Party a Real Blast!

We spoke with Range Master Bill Toy about The Outpost Armory. What a facility!! Whether you are looking for something unique for your bachelor or bachelorette party or want to surprise your sweetie with a totally unique date night, The Outpost Armory is sure to be a memorable experience! The Barrett M107A1 .50 caliber sniper […]

April 25, 2022

The Importance of Handwritten Thank You Cards

Writing thank you notes isn’t just about good manners and social obligations. The practice of writing thank you notes is incredibly powerful and positively impacts both your personal and professional life, as well as the life of your recipient. One of the best ways to show your gratitude is to send a hand written note., […]

April 17, 2022

Hindu Wedding Ceremony Traditions

Hindu weddings are vibrant, intricately planned, rich in culture with festivities full of celebration and tradition. While the very essence of a Hindu wedding ceremony is the physical, spiritual, and emotional union of two people; it’s also about the coming together of two families through prayer and celebration. A Hindu wedding lies somewhere between the […]

April 16, 2022

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