Happy Anniversary To Us… With a Sprinkle of Marriage Advice: A Planner’s Opinion on Anniversary Gifts

So it’s officially the end of our official holiday season this week (good thing that we get to celebrate almost every weekend with our amazing couples after this!).  Not only is Thursday Valentine’s Day, but it’s Anyvent’s 5 year anniversary! I’ve planned events throughout my career in Property Management, but it was February 14, 2014, that I took the leap and made my passion my job… well, my side hustle at the time! Fast-forward to 5 years later and I’ve …

Why Am I Doing This Anyway? An Abbreviated History of Wedding Traditions and How They Became Habits

When planning a wedding it’s extremely easy to get caught up in the minutia of all of the details.  The perfect ivory wedding gown, the trendiest bouquets, and planning the honeymoon… One minute you’re getting engaged, and the next you are in DEEP.  But even if you aren’t planning a “traditional wedding”, no one ever stops to ask exactly why the things that become so important during the planning process became a thing in the first place.  Luckily, as a …

We’re Gonna Party Like It’s My Birthday! A Planner’s Perspective on Hosting Your Wedding on Recurring Special Days

It’s January… and in my world, the “holiday season” is far from being over.  Celebrations in my family last throughout the entire month because almost everyone in my family is born in January (including yours truly!).  If you haven’t figured this out about me yet, I LOVE any excuse to celebrate. So much so that I’ve built an entire career around it! I always look fondly upon family “holidays” as those are when the best memories are made.  But what …

Tonight We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1999 (If That’s Still Fun): The Advantages and Disadvantages of Hosting Your Wedding on NYE

Every single holiday is special for its own reason.  I love getting dressed up as something ridiculous on Halloween, cooking my Abuela’s recipes on Thanksgiving, and getting irrationally excited to open gifts on Christmas morning (no… I don’t have any children, but I like surprising people!).  I must say, one of the highest on my list of favorites is New Year’s Eve. There’s something so magical about the thought of reflecting on everything from the past year, and good or …

It’s the Season of Giving: What to Give Your Wedding Day VIPs

If you are like me, you literally just finished holiday shopping on Christmas Eve.  (I know, I know… it’s my Planner secret that I’m one of those crazies who looks for last-minute gift inspiration).  I know that you are still in recovery from Black Friday Brain and that Last Minute Mall Marathon, but while you still have gifts on the brain, let’s talk wedding day VIP gifts.  It’s often one of the last things that my couples think about, but …

Cocktails Anyone? Let’s Toast to Signature Cocktails

Tis the season to stuff yourself full of your favorite treats and indulge in a few holiday cocktails… And speaking of cocktails, let’s talk about my favorite cocktails of all… wedding signature cocktails!  We are all about the cocktails and all about the details, so this is always one of our favorite things to recommend to our couples when narrowing in on the pieces that make their wedding personal. We’ll cheers to that! Spice Up Your Beer and Wine Wedding …

Let Them Eat Cake for Goodness Sake!

Why Groom’s Cakes Are Our Jam I know that everyone is scurrying around trying to find last minute flash sales to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. So… in the spirit of the season, let’s talk about gifts!  It has become pretty common for our couples to exchange gifts and letters to their almost husbands before walking down the aisle. And boy… have we seen some good ones! Sure, a beautiful watch or a lovely piece of jewelry will …

Something Borrowed & Something Blue: How to Honor Traditions in a Non-Traditional World

Personally, the holiday season is my favorite time of the year.  Not only because I’m a sucker for Christmas cookies and Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars, but because I have quite a few excuses to get together with my favorite people in this world.  Some of my favorite childhood memories surround the traditions that you don’t realize have become traditions. This got me thinking about the traditions that come up during wedding planning.  Weddings are all about two families becoming one, …

Sh*t Just Got Real! You’re Engaged… Now What?

Yay!!! You and your life partner have decided to take the plunge!  So after you’ve called everyone from your mom to your 3rd cousin (twice removed), posted on Instagram, and enjoyed the rest of your engagement evening, what do you do next? Don’t get overwhelmed!  Here are my top 3 tips to tackle once the sparkle settles. Tip #1:  Get a Planner… or at Least a Plan   This isn’t just a shameless plug… seriously!  We live in a time …

Planner’s Perspective: Shop ‘Til You Drop

A Planner’s Opinion on Where to Save and Where to Splurge In the spirit of Black Friday (my 2nd favorite holiday of the week),  I’m inspired to talk about things that my Planner brain thinks are worth spending and splurging on…besides those Black Friday doorbuster boots I’ve been eying at Macy’s.  We are all about savings where they are to be had, but you may want to think twice about cutting corners on some important wedding details. Where to Save …