Category Archives: Advice

Expert Advice: What to Know About Hiring a Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist

THE EXPERTS: What should brides know about choosing a hair and makeup artist (HMUA) that fit their style? Priscilla Charite, owner of The Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group by Priscilla Marie, adds: “You get what you pay for. However, that doesn’t mean you need to book the most expensive artist in your area….

Expert Advice: How Much Should You Budget for Wedding Catering?

THE EXPERTS: What is the average cost of hiring a professional wedding caterer in Tampa Bay/Sarasota (not including the venue)? Paulina Nicka from Amici’s Catered Cuisine estimates: “If you have 100 guests then you can expect about $30 in only food costs at Amici’s. That doesn’t include service and other costs. Average costs for a…

Expert Advice: A Guide to Tampa Bay Wedding Photography

    THE EXPERTS: What factors go into the cost of professional wedding photography? Carrie Wildes, owner of Carrie Wildes Photography, who just celebrated 10 years in business shares: “Having a professional photography company has all the same costs as a normal business (marketing, equipment, insurance, second shooters, product cost, etc.,), so there is a…

What it Means to be a Small Business Owner in the Wedding Industry

As you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday this holiday weekend, don’t forget the up and coming Small Business Saturday. The wedding industry is unique in that most businesses are small and locally owned. Just like that restaurant down the street who depends on you to keep their doors, so do Tampa Bay wedding…

Expert Advice: How to Make Your Wedding Unique

Wedding Planning Advice | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings & Events One of the most important elements of designing your wedding is to make it be reflection of you and your fiancé. Your guests want to attending a wedding that has touches of you sprinkled throughout. Tampa Bay wedding planner Staci Mandikas of UNIQUE…

Expert Advice: What to Know if a Natural Disaster Cancels Your Wedding

Tampa Bay Wedding Planning Advice There are many things in life that occur that are simply beyond our control, such as natural disasters. While we anticipate and hope that your Tampa Bay wedding day will be filled with blue skies and happy memories, some couples have the unfortunate luck of a hurricane or tropical storm…

Expert Advice: 10 Things to Know About Ordering Wedding Invitations

Advice Ordering Your Wedding Invitations with with Tampa Bay Letterpress Stationery Designer A&P Design Co Your wedding invitations and stationery are the first glimpse your guests will have into your big day, so you want them to be a bold and beautiful personal statement! However, we know that the ordering process can be overwhelming, so as a Tampa Bay…

Expert Advice: What You Should Know About Choosing Your Wedding Video Music

Choosing Your Wedding Video Music | Imagery Wedding Films One of the questions that I get asked more than anything else is, “Why can’t we choose what songs we want in our wedding film?” The answer is simple. Copyright. Copyright Issues in Wedding Films When I first started producing wedding films, I’d take all the…

Expert Advice: 3 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Getting Ready Location | Andi Diamond Photography

Wedding Planning Advice: Choosing a Getting Ready Location | Andi Diamond Photography You know that choosing your Tampa Bay wedding venue is important, but have you also thought about where you’ll be getting ready? As a Tampa Bay wedding photographer, we spend about two hours pre-ceremony capturing getting ready photos and details. Because about 20% of your wedding day…

Expert Advice: 7 Wedding Menus to Fit Your Wedding Venue | Best Tampa Bay Wedding Caterers

Tampa Bay Inspired Wedding Menus to Fit Your Wedding Venue If you ask any wedding guest the most important part of a Tampa Bay wedding after the ceremony, they’ll almost always respond with “the food.” Weddings in Tampa Bay are home to many locally inspired dishes. Whether it be fresh seafood from the Gulf or menus with Cuban flair,…

7 Pet-Friendly Tampa Bay Wedding Venues

Pet-Friendly Tampa Bay Wedding Venues | Fairytail Pet Care Pets are family, and we get that. So when you imagine your Tampa Bay wedding day, it’s hard to picture such a special moment without your best friend at your side! Including your pet in your wedding can seem like a challenging, stressful experience, but it doesn’t have…

Expert Advice: 7 Tips for Newly Engaged Couples

Tampa Bay Wedding Planning Advice Getting engaged is one of most exciting times in your life. You’ve found your life partner and are preparing for the next big chapter of your life. Though transitioning from fiancé to spouse requires a large step…the actual wedding. If you let it, wedding planning can consume you. It is typically a year-long…

Expert Advice: How to Create a Wedding Day Rain Backup Plan

Wedding Planning Advice: Rain on Your Wedding Day Florida is known as the “Sunshine State,” averaging about 240 sunny days a year, however, that nickname doesn’t always hold true. The weather here is unpredictable and can range from a beautiful sunny day to a monsoon all in a span of minutes. With the east coast in the midst of…

Exclusive Wedding Promotions and Discounts

Tampa Bay Wedding Promotions and Discounts As a special thank to your our readers, we’ve partnered with our preferred Tampa Bay wedding vendors to bring our couples special rates and exclusive specials. While we are providing you money saving rates through our professional, experienced weddings pros, don’t mistake this with cutting corners by hiring a “friend” or amateur to save a few…

Expert Advice: Airbrush Makeup vs. Traditional Wedding Makeup

Airbrush Wedding Makeup Advice | Tampa Bay Wedding Makeup Artist Michele Renee The Studio Post updated: September 6, 2016 Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life, and you want to ensure that you look beautiful from the inside out! Most Tampa Bay wedding hair and makeup artists swear…

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