You Pick the Place, We’ll Pack Our Bags: The Advantages of Having a Destination Wedding

Team Anyvent was honored to have been invited to take part in a destination wedding experience hosted by EAST Miami and Alore Event Firm a few weeks ago and boy did it get us thinking about our destination couples.  Each year, more and more couples are opting to have friends and family pack their bags to join them at some of the world’s most beautiful locations to take part in their nuptials. These are the reasons that we say “I …

Planner’s Perspective: Wedding Day Forget-Me-Nots

I know that my couples have a million things swirling around their minds in the days leading up to their wedding.  Did you tell your brother the right rehearsal time? Did you tell the caterer which napkin fold you want? Did you pack your underwear?!!!  As a Planner, it’s my job to make sure that you remember the very easily forgettable things or things that you never really think of at all. These are a few of the details that …

Let’s Party Like Cool Kids… Without Any Kids: How to Let Your Wedding Guests Know That Your Big Day is an Adults Only Affair

Weddings….From the minute you get engaged, everyone has an opinion.  Mom wants you to cut a cake for the tradition of it all even though you and your fiance both hate cake.  Your grandparents want you to have a religious ceremony, but you haven’t been to church since you were 12.  There will be several things that you decide to bend on along the way… but hey, marriage is all about compromise, right?  So what about those things that will …

Wedding 101: Why You Need a Wedding Planner in Your Life

My favorite part of being a wedding planner is that I get to be so many things to my couples.  A friend, a confidant, sounding board, and a drill sergeant (if need be!). Wedding Planners do so many things, in fact, that sometimes it’s difficult to articulate to others. Not to toot my own horn… but you need me! (or another lovely wedding Planner) to show you the ropes during the planning process.  Here’s why… Decisions, Decisions Wedding planning can …

Not So Traditional Traditions: New Wedding Traditions That We Hope Are Here to Stay

In a time where most weddings are anything but traditional, it’s a great time to make up wedding traditions of your own for the big day!  Here are a few that we’ve fallen in love with over the years… Time Capsules I am a huge fan of time capsules!  Remember that 3rd grade project where they made you write about what you wanted to be when you grew up and then you had to seal it and promise not to …

Planner’s Perspective: Nuggets of Knowledge From the Mind of a Planner

So, admittedly, this blog topic was born out of a fluke.  Three of my brides just happened to ask identical questions about something random (or maybe not so random) within a 7 day period.  So it got me thinking that maybe there are several questions out there like this. Questions with answers that are either easily at my disposal because I already know, or questions that give me the opportunity to dork out as a Planner and come up with …

Unplugged Weddings… The Pros and Cons

Unplugged weddings are becoming more and more popular every season as couples ask friends and family to turn off mobile devices to be fully present during the exchanging of vows.  As with anything, there are pros and cons to having an unplugged ceremony. So is it a good idea that’s here to stay? You be the judge! Pro: Your most personal moments during your ceremony are yours to share… Unplugged ceremonies allow couples to choose what they want the world …

Summer Wedding Trends We Love

Before we trade in our rompers for sweaters and say goodbye to summer for good, we have to acknowledge our favorite wedding trends of 2018.   Bright pops of color Not that we don’t love lush naked garland all year around, but there is something magical about bright pops of color that capture our hearts. Our summer couples have definitely used the bright colors of summer as their inspiration.  Whether it’s pastel bridesmaids dresses or popping peonies, summer is the …

Celebrating Our Veterans on Their Big Day and Everyday

If there is one thing that we love, it’s wedding traditions, both old and new.  More often than not, we see a lot of our couples straying away from the formal traditions of past generations altogether, or adding their own modern twists.  Although we are fans of this trend, we can’t help but obsess over some of the most special traditions of all…. Those that involve our service members! We’ve been fortunate enough to celebrate with couples from several different …

Romance Among the Vines: Gelmi & Dave’s Magical Vineyard Wedding

What do fairy tales, a Moscow Mule bar, and Miami flair have in common?  They are all things that come to mind when we think back to Gelmi and Dave’s wedding at Keswick Vineyards.  This amazing couple said “I do”  surrounded by family and friends with a stunning vineyard backdrop that couldn’t have been more perfect.  The romantic scene was set as the bride walked down the aisle to the tunes of a string quartet in a timeless Spanish lace gown …