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Planning Through COVID-19: A Guide

By: Alyssa Glorioso The wedding that you’ve been carefully planning won’t happen the way you envisioned (and frankly, a few months ago, expected it would).  All you’ve been building toward is being shifted. In an already emotional and stressful process, this is so much more than you bargained for in planning your wedding. And you’re allowed to be upset about that.  But luckily, this is not the end of the story.   I recently heard someone describe this time as one of anxiety but also hope.  And how much do we need hope these days! In this period of “not quite the light at the end of the tunnel” and several weeks in, I think we also need the practical: how do we navigate the process today?  How do we approach decisions and plans from a healthy mindset today?  I called …

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Advice from Real Brides

“Planning a wedding is one of the most stressful things I have ever done. The best advice I can give is don’t try to please everyone, do what will make you happy when you look back on this day. Also, don’t sweat the small stuff. There will be a few things that don’t go right on the big day, so just try and go with the flow and have a good time!” —Allison H “The two best tips I received was that no one else knows what you wanted to plan so if it doesn’t happen it’s OK because no one knows it was supposed to happen and at the end of the day the only thing that matters is that you get to marry your best friend. Enjoy it all and don’t let the little things hold you down!” —Mandy J “Soak it up! I paid way too much for a veil and then …

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Your Guide to an Exceptional Event

By Michael Evans Putting together a great wedding doesn’t happen by accident. It takes careful planning and the enlistment of talented event professionals. Use the following tips to help plan your perfect day. Take some time and visualize your event: close your eyes and walk through it in as much detail as you can, from start to finish. This takes a little time, but you’ll find that it enhances creativity and helps you anticipate and avoid problems. Your site sets the tone for the experience: make sure your site fits the guest list — don’t try to squeeze too many people into the venue. And don’t pick a huge site that will make a small gathering feel uncomfortable. And remember, you’re not just choosing a site for an event — you’re also choosing a backdrop for your wedding photos. Be clear about your reception’s purpose: This helps you create the right setting, mood and format. For example, if …

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