3 Fruitful Strategies for Planning Your Wedding

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Welcome to our very first Blog Hop for 2015!

This month we want to help you start the year off by getting organized as you’re planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas to help you reduce stress and enjoy the planning process as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from #29 Daphne Simpson at Elite Design on Natalie’s Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.


Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 8.10.09 PM1. Give instructions without saying a word. Say that again? Yup, a picture is worth a thousand words. If you are a DIY bride like some of my favorite DC Metro brides and have created the perfect design for your guests tables in your basement or dining room or wherever; take a photo of the table and print it out. You can place it on top of a storage tote that contains all the necessities for your beautiful table design. Photo Credit: merrimentevents.com










Kishana Highgate Photography-22. See it, Snap it!! When you are out and about looking for earrings for your bridesmaids, and you just so happen to end up in Nordstrom shoe department……you may see a pair of shoes that would be great for your bridesmaids. Take a picture!!! Email it out to your bridesmaids and see if they love the shoes as much as you! If they do, you can purchase them for your bridesmaid immediately or order them, etc.  If not, then you know you can continue researching other options.










KishanaHighgatePhotography_060212_0520_ web3. Make someone in charge of your shot list. You’ve spent countless hours creating a shot list for your wedding photographer.  It would be extremely frustrating for both you and the photographer to hunt down Aunt Susie who ran to the restroom or find that Uncle Bob is hanging out at the bar.  So I often tell my Washington DC based brides that we can get through your family photos in a flash if you delegate someone to round up all of your relatives!   After all, wouldn’t it be EPIC to get a photo with your family like this?!


The next stop is  #31 Loraine McCall at Mojica Photography on Natalie’s Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!



  1. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events  
  2. Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity
  3. Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last
  4. Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer
  5. Elizabeth Batte at plainjane designs 
  6. Andie Freeman  at Andie Freeman Photography 
  7. Brenna Fields Taylor at An Elegant Affair LLC
  8. Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events 
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  10. Tessa Marie at Tessa Marie Weddings
  11. Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
  12. Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
  13. Deborah Ashe at Rev. Deborah Ashe
  14. Angela Christoforo at Elite Wedding and Event Planning
  15. Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events
  16. Amber Peterson at Cheers Wedding & Event Planning
  17. Maggie Evans at Maggie Evans Designs :: handmade bridal couture
  18. N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka
  19. Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings
  20. Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands
  21. Kimberly Parks at KP Photography
  22. Simone R. Ross at Lil’ Tux N Tiara’s Event Sitters & Entertainment
  23. David Osborne at Sound Insight Productions
  24. Nicole Hill at Flora Bond
  25. Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events
  26. Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings
  27. Sandy Salle at Hills of Africa Travel
  28. Rachel Huntoon  at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast 
  29. Daphne Simpson at Elite Design
  30. Kishana Highgate at Kishana Highgate Photography
  31. Loraine McCall at Mojica Photography
  32. Teresa Rhodes at Nearly Nesters
  33. Andrea Freeman at Andrea Freeman Events
  34. Nikki Michel at Ciao Bella Weddings
  35. Kelly King at Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing
  36. Christine Ringuette at Down The Aisle Wedding Planning & Design
  37. Myiesha Antwine at Kiss and Tell Weddings
  38. Ashley Rae at Ashley Rae Events
  39. Laurie Kuerlemann at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, Inc
  40. Lydia Wells at Writer Mom
  41. Melissa Pepin at Melissa Pepin Photography

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