Top 20 Trendy (and Cheap) Save the Dates

March 02, 2017

Save the dates! We went through and found some of our favorites trendy and cheap save the dates. All of these include pictures of you all, and all are in your wedding budget! Check them out (and check out the extra savings we found on them). 

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Real Weddings - Star Studded Baltimore, MD Winter Wedding

February 21, 2017

Venue - The George Peabody Library

Caterer - Charles Levine Catering 

Photographer - Anne Sachs Photography, Artful Weddings

Band - Mr. Potato Head, East Coast Entertainment 

Ceremony Music - Canterbury Strings

Transportation - Limousines, Inc

Florist - Victoria Clausen Floral Events

Lighting - Event Dynamics

Beauty - Alison Harper & Company 

Tarot Card Reader - Kitty Hatcher


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In Real O'Neil Weddings, Day of Wedding Planning, Baltimore Weddings


February 15, 2017

The point of your wedding invitation is to get information out to your guest! Of course, you want the invitation to be beautiful, but don't forget to add the correct information.

Wedding invitation wording can seem overwhelming at first. Here we break it down to explain what information you are relaying to your guest and how to make it fit your wedding theme.


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How-To Use Quickbooks to Keep Track of Your Wedding Budget

February 08, 2017

If you love everything as organized as we do, you will love using Quickbooks to keep track of your wedding budget. It is the most comprehensive wedding budget spreadsheet you will find out there!

We use it for business and have also used QuickBooks it to help our clients keep track of their wedding budget. It replaces the old fashion excel spreadsheet into a program that keeps track of everything in real time and bonus; it has an app as well so you can always be up to date.

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How you are damaging your ring...Engagement Ring Care Advice

January 31, 2017

For many brides, the engagement ring is the first fine piece of jewelry and you are now responsible for engagement ring care. There are simple routines you can get into that will help the life of your engagement ring.

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Save Time Finding Rooms Blocks for Weddings

January 24, 2017

As you are planning your wedding, room blocks quickly become a lingering thought in your head. As soon as you have the date picked out, guest will start to ask about hotel blocks for the wedding. You have most likely never given hotel blocks for weddings a thought, and here you are with another task that will take up more of your time.

We have partnered with Where Will They Stay? to help make your room block search an easy item to check off your to-do list. The owners of Where Will They Stay are self-professed room block fanatics and create a highly customized, no-cost service that oversees the hotel room block process on your behalf. Their job is simply to make this process as easy and efficient as possible so you can concentrate on the most important aspects of your milestone event.

BONUS: If you mention O'Neil Events in the referral box of the questionnaire, you will receive a special gift! On top of that, this quarter, anyone who puts O'Neil Events as the referral will be entered in to win an Amazon Echo!

**Contest details at the bottom**

Click to start roomblocking now!

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In Wedding Planning Tips

The average bridesmaid dress cost is a fraction of the bridesmaids cost

January 18, 2017

As you are figuring out how to choose your bridesmaids, you do want to keep in mind the cost of what you are asking of your friend. Everyone is going to want to be there and support you, but do realize it is an expensive ask. There is nothing you can do about the average bridesmaid dress cost. However, there are plenty of ways you can help with the cost that is involved with supporting you during your wedding planning and wedding without sacrificing your wedding dreams.

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Real Weddings - UMD (College Park,MD) in the Fall

January 05, 2017

Ceremony and Reception- Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Catering - O'Fishel Catering

Photographer - Alicia Wiley Photography

Videography - Shutter and Sound

Florist - Twinbrook Floral Design

Entertainment - Shew-Sical

Hair and Makeup - Alison Harper & Co



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In Real O'Neil Weddings, Day of Wedding Planning

What to do after you get engaged

January 03, 2017

How to start planning a wedding is quickly becoming a popular google search this time of year. And rightfully so, it's the season for engagements! Getting engaged leaves you with feels of bliss which can quickly turn into overwhelming feelings. How are you supposed to know what to do after you get engaged? The key is to break it all down into manageable steps. Here we have broken down what to do in the first few weeks of being engaged to jump start wedding planning in the right direction.

Free Download - Wedding Planning Timeline!

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2017 Wedding Trend Prediction Below!

December 13, 2016

Thankfully, 2016 is almost over! Seemed to be a rough one for everyone, so let us move onto 2017 and some our predictions for the 2017 wedding trend - vintage weddings! Below we have shown how to incorporate vintage wedding ideas into your modern wedding. Bonus - a vintage wedding theme provides a ton of easy ways to include mom during the wedding!

Lace is everything when speaking of a vintage wedding. Lace is elegant, timeless, and easy to put a modern twist without losing what it is all about! When planning your vintage wedding themed wedding, always look for the lace in the details. That little detail will be the cohesive detail that will make your story come alive! 

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