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Private property weddings have been around since the very beginning! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, weddings on private properties have had a huge spike in popularity.  Private property weddings are a wonderful way to add personalization, family history, and charm to a wedding day. Weddings on private estates do require more planning and organization compared […]

Private Property Weddings: The Ultimate Guide

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Christy & Ty’s Kentucky Wedding I’m so very excited to finally share OUR Waveland wedding! Having been in the wedding industry for the past decade, I have the pleasure of being surrounded by beautiful gowns, flowers, stationery, and venues almost every weekend. Therefore, when it came time to begin planning our wedding, I knew we […]

Waveland Wedding, Lexington Kentucky

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Don’t let selecting a venue overwhelm you – follow the steps I used when choosing my own wedding venue.
When it comes to selecting a wedding venue it can be hard to know where to begin.  You can spend hours and hours googling and after weeks of hunting still feel like you don’t have a clue.  There’s so much info out there in cyberspace that it’s easy to become overwhelmed.  So using my own upcoming wedding as an example, I’ll break it down into four easy steps.

The Steps Series: #3 – Find Your Venue

The Steps Series

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Where do I begin?
With money – the thing none of us loooovvvee to talk about (at least, I don’t.)  But the first step to planning a wedding should be determining how much money you have to spend.  This is a line I’ve told clients over and over through the years, but shortly after our proposal (as friends and family are asking if it’s planned yet) I found myself going the wrong direction.  If you begin planning before you have a budget in place it’s really easy for things to get out of hand and for you to get entirely off track.  I’m now speaking from experience.  Even though I knew to start with a budget, I’ve been planning weddings for other people for ten years, I was SO excited to start planning my own, so I jumped in before I was ready.  Luckily, I very quickly realized that things were headed down a financial path I didn’t want to go down, so I pressed pause on all communication with vendors and went back to gather a budget.  

The Steps Series: #1 – Set Your Budget

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