Boho Wedding Couple

chapter one

01 - setting your event foundation

Planning a wedding is like building a house; we start with the foundation and build our way up. Having a solid groundwork ensures that we hone in on our priorities early on, plus it provides us an anchoring point to help guide the millions and zillions of decisions we need to navigate through. This is the most important step in wedding planning. We are literally breaking ground and cementing your vision into real, tangible wedding plans, so be sure to take your time and really invest in this step.

Wedding Decor

intro + 2021 calendar

TWO TRUTHS AND ONE LIE - WEDDING EDITION

Two truths and a lie. Not just a fun game to break the ice at parties, but three critical principles that we want to touch on before diving into wedding planning.

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E-BOOK CHAPTER 01

Now that you have a solid understanding of the guiding 'rules' in event planning, let's dive into your wedding foundation.

Bridal Bouquet

WORKSHEETS CHAPTER 01

SETTING YOUR EVENT FOUNDATION

You've read the course material, now it is time to get to work.  Print off the worksheets and let's hammer out your event foundation.

Carefree

IN OUR HUMBLE OPINION

YOU'RE ENGAGED, NOW WHAT?!

You've got the ring, you've landed Prince Charming and Mom is over the moon.  So now what?   Don't stress, we've got your Top 3 Priorities right here.

Accountant

SMART SPENDING

WHAT DO WEDDINGS ACTUALLY COST?

How do you set a wedding budget when you are not really sure what weddings cost?   Start by reading through this list of the most common wedding expenses and their respective costs; hopefully that will help to give you an idea. Please note that these figures are meant to give you an average and will vary from vendor to vendor.

Wedding Cake

IN OUR HUMBLE OPINION

THINGS THAT END UP IN THE BIN

We know that it can be tough deciding on what to include in your wedding budget.  Please please please think about your spending on these things though because at some point or another they end up in the bin.   

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let's get real

HOW TO ASK FOR MONEY THE CLASSY WAY

Is there even such a thing?! Asking loved ones for money to help finance your wedding is always going to be a bit awkward.  We put together 3 big pointers to help you through it + a sample email / phone script you can fall back on should things get uncomfortable and you lose your words.

Bride and Groom

tools + templates

We just love a good spreadsheet - all your info organized in one place.  To help you stay organized we built a cost calculator that will came in handy when you are sorting your wedding budget (AKA what can you afford) as well as a Master Tracker that will ensure you stay on top of your finances.  FYI spreadsheets read best on desktop or laptop.