Registry Essentials // Wedding Tip Wednesday // Champagne + Linen // Western Montana Wedding Designers and Planners
For all you summer brides, around now is when you’re starting to think about registering. It is so much fun - and at times stressful - to spend some time with your partner picking out items to complete your home.
Nowadays there are so many options on how to register. You can go the traditional route and head to Target with a scanning gun, you can register completely online through a third party like Zola, or you can register for your honeymoon. Talk about what works best for you two!
My favorite items to register for:
Personalizing Your Wedding // Wedding Tip Wednesday // Champagne + Linen // Western Montana Wedding Designers and Planners
Better late than never.
Everyone wants their wedding to be unique and truly represent themselves, but how do you do that? When you’re planning a wedding, sometimes it is so hard to take a step back from the logistics and think about some fun additions. The possibilities are endless. Here is a list of our favorite ways to make your wedding more personalized:
Late night snack // This is a pretty popular trend, but who doesn’t like a late night snack? A wedding I went to this summer had a surprise nacho bar - with queso. It was the best surprise ever. Think of your favorite guilty pleasure food. Mine is popcorn. Luckily, one of my amazing MOH’s - aka Mariah - surprised me with a popcorn bar.
Fun + Frugal // Wedding Tip Wednesday // Champagne + Linen // Western Montana Wedding Designers and Planners
Now that you've prioritized your wedding, you may have found that having a large guest list is something you want. When I started planning my own wedding, I knew some things were going to have to give. My family is huge, I have seven amazing grandparents, along with all their kids, and their kids. My husband, has a gazillion close friends. Food and alcohol are very near and dear to our hearts, so we had to be practical.
I know many of our friends who are getting married are in the same boat! Here are some money saving tips that work really well for a big guest list:
Prioritizing Your Wedding // Wedding Tip Wednesday // Champagne + Linen // Western Montana Wedding Designers and Planners
Now that you have insured your ring, taken your engagement pictures, and chosen your bridal tribe, it’s time to get into the nitty gritty.
You gotta finalize a budget. Grab your fiance, pour yourselves a large glass of wine, and talk money. I’m sure it’s not the first time and definitely won’t be the last.
Once you have your budget finalize - by budget I mean a specific number or small range - you can start prioritizing your wedding. This means ranking all the possible vendors and expenses. Here are some items to keep in mind:
Date // Do you have a specific date in mind? Season? Keep in mind that vendors usually offer major off season (October to April ish) discounts.
Congrats sista friend! You got yourself a special person and a nice new shiny ring on your finger! Now, as you daydream about your big day (your beautiful dress, the breathtaking view behind the altar, flying doves*) who do you picture standing behind you as you marry the person of your dreams?
Who are your people, your squad, the girls who have seen you at your absolute best and absolute worst?
Follow up question: how are you going to ask said people to be a part of this milestone?