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Like most brides, when it comes to planning, certain aspects like finding the dress and brainstorming decor ideas are exciting. The wedding guest list can be a real cause for anxiety, though. Figuring out how to cut down the wedding guest list down to 120 people to accommodate the budget is a real challenge. We have a few tips to help you tackle this task.
Breaking Down Your Wedding Budget Your wedding budget breakdown is one of the trickiest (yet most important) wedding planning tasks. Deciding upon this figure influences all of your other decisions. Venue, guest list, which meal options to select, and if you can spring for that pricey DJ. It’s essential you determine this figure accurately.No matter […]
It’s been a while, so we would like to reintroduce the lead planners behind the Weddings & Events by Raina team.
items on your wedding day checklist are perfect. Everything from the flowers to the color of the napkins. But then, unexpectedly, disaster strikes! Whether the maid of honor’s dress suddenly doesn’t fit right. Or that your elaborate up-do is unraveling fast. Every wedding needs a wedding day emergency kit to assist the bridal party in handling the unexpected with ease. The Weddings & Events by Raina team always has a suitcase of survival items for any and all wedding day disasters.
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Modern weddings are designed for extroverts. Those large social gatherings can be challenging for introverted brides, grooms and wedding guests, too.
Being by your friend’s side through all the highs and lows of the wedding planning process is something every good friend wants to say yes to. Calming her on the big day. Seeing the sweet but nervous smiles throughout the ceremony. Crying along with her as she exchanges vows with her soon to be spouse. We all want to support those closest to us and to be there when they need us most. But being able to afford bridesmaid these days…. It does not come cheap. In fact, it’s getting remarkably expensive. On average, it costs approximately $3K. We have found that many ladies just can’t afford it without forgoing paying rent or buying groceries.
We believe that wedding planning should be as fun and stress-free as possible and the best way to begin that process is to only hire professionals you trust. We know that it sounds obvious, but some couples end up regretting their vendor choices before the big day, or worse, they have unsatisfactory service on the big day or even after all is said and done. To avoid one of these horror stories of your own, keep an eye out for the following red flags when hiring wedding vendors.
The first look is a magical intimate moment, full of emotion. It is a lovely alternative for the happy couple to get the most out of their wedding photo coverage with beautiful photos and, likely, the only moment alone they will have a chance to enjoy together. Trust us, alone time is rare thing during the wedding day.
I was browsing in a wedding group on Facebook today, and a frequently-asked-question came up: How much does a day-of-coordinator cost? I added my standard reply that most experienced professionals charge between $2,000-$3,000 for Wedding Management and that planners who live in major metro areas where the cost of living is high charge more like […]
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