Photographer: Juliet Photography
Every woman dreams of her wedding day, some even start planning for it as a little girl; but what they fail to realize is just how much goes into making that special day go off without a hitch. Avoid feeling overwhelmed and let the pros worry about those tedious details. Hiring an event planner or designer can allow you to focus on enjoying your big day fully.
Wedding planning experts at Wedding Wire and The Knot have comprised fairly comprehensive lists of the responsibilities of a wedding planner that some people may not realize. An event planner will worry about all the little details, and the big ones too.
The most common grievance I have heard from brides who decided to forego hiring a wedding planner is that they did not realize the magnitude of tiny details that have to be planned. You’re a first time bride and there are numerous little questions you don’t think about or know to think about that need to be discussed and answered for the wedding day like, who should your gifts be given to at the end of the night? who is in charge of mailing your signed marriage license? where are the wedding day flowers and decor/rentals going after the reception?
A wedding planner is their to guide you and provide you with invaluable planning and vendor resources in the months leading up to your event and on the day of the wedding they are your advocate, the point of contact for all of your vendors and allow you to be stress-free.
Let your special day be exactly that, special. With the right wedding planner you can be assured of that.
For the past three years my hubby and I have traveled to the west coast for our annual anniversary trips (Napa, Sonoma, Sedona, Scottsdale). This year we decided to check-out Palm Springs and Malibu. We typically vacation during the fall, but we scheduled an early trip for February because of Ruby’s soon-to-be arrival in June. This year’s trip was extra special because not only was it our 10-year wedding anniversary trip, but it also doubled as a babymoon!
We decided to fly into Los Angeles for the first leg of the trip and drive to Palm Springs. The LA traffic is REAL. Make sure to pack your patience!
Before hitting the road to Palm Springs, we had lunch at The Tripel restaurant by Top Chef winner Brooke Williamson. Yum! I had the lamb burger. Do you plan your vacations around eating? We do! We love seeking out and dining at Top Cheftestant restaurants when we travel.
Palm Springs is pretty low-key and relaxing, which is just what we needed! We stayed at the cutest boutique hotel, Holiday House, and lounged by the pool all day. The weather was warm during the day and cool at night.
Landon, plans all of our vacations and he really outdid himself with the accommodations this year.
Not only was Holiday House super charming, but our hotel in Malibu was exquisite. I’ve never been “glamping” before, but I would definitely consider Calimigos Guest Ranch in Malibu “glamping” with its luxury cabins and bungalows, sparkling chandeliers hanging from the trees, cows, functioning Ferris wheel, lawn games and tasty barbecue restaurant on property.
We had an amazing few days on the west coast! Where should we travel next?