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 …

A Halloween Spooktacular: The Scariest Things that You Can Hear as A Planner

Halloween is upon us and it always makes me think of the creepiest, scariest things that could ever happen to me… binge watching all 80 Halloween remakes with my husband doesn’t help! I love all things scary and actually fall asleep to horror movies more often than I would like to admit, but that’s another story for some other time! Today I want to talk about “scary” things that couples say during the planning process that are the makings of …

All Things Are “Paw”sible on Your Big Day: Wedding Day Insight for Pet Parents

We all have those in our lives whom we could never imagine getting married without.  Your best friend from childhood, your favorite aunt, there are so many people who fall under the “I can’t say I do without you” category.  So what about those that are part of your everyday life, that you can’t imagine living without? That’s right folks… I’m talking about your four-legged family members. More and more couples are opting to include their fur babies into their …

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 …