Category Archives: Advice

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...

Expert Advice: The Cost of Being a Wedding Photographer

Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer | Wedding Planning Advice Budgeting for your Tampa Bay wedding can sometimes give you sticker shock; many couples are not aware of the costs associated with hosting such a large scale event. While your inclination may be to find the lowest price, I HIGHLY discourage you from letting your “scrooge” tendencies to take over....

Expert Advice: 10 Signs You’re Being a Bridezilla

Expert Wedding Planning Advice: 10 Signs You’re Being a Bridezilla We’ve all heard legends of the Bridezilla. The crazed monster capable of numerous relationship destroying outbursts in what should be the happiest time of their lives. You may think that it would never happen to you, but the second that ring hits your finger, you will...

Expert Advice: Questions to Ask Your Potential Wedding Venue

Wedding Planning Advice | Tampa Bay Wedding Venues Choosing your Tampa Bay wedding venue is often the first and one of the biggest decisions that you’ll make during the planning process. Your venue sets the tone for everything at your wedding: the date (we find that couples often change their date to accommodate their venue’s...

Spring 2017 Wedding Dress Trends | Blush Bridal Sarasota

Spring 2017 Wedding Dress Trends | Sarasota Bridal Shop Blush Bridal Sarasota New York Bridal Market (also known as Bridal Fashion week) takes place every spring and fall in the Big Apple. Last year’s market was an amazing experience, as we saw hundreds of wedding dresses and oftentimes got to meet the designers themselves! Since we couldn’t...

Expert Advice: The Difference Between a Wedding Planner and Venue Coordinator

Advice from St. Petersburg Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning Planning a memorable St. Petersburg wedding requires hiring the correct wedding pros. Everyone has their speciality and duties for the day to make it flawless. However, you need to thoroughly discuss these responsibilities with your wedding pros. Are you bringing in some of your own decor? Who’s...

Expert Advice: What Your Wedding Florist Wants You to Know about Choosing Your Flowers

Choosing Your Wedding Flowers | St. Petersburg Wedding Florist Wonderland Floral Art and Gift Loft With the endless options and wide price range, choosing wedding flowers can be one of the hardest planning decisions you’ll have to make. However, with advice from a professional St. Petersburg wedding florist, selecting your wedding bouquet and centerpieces doesn’t have to...

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