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**


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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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Real Weddings - Strathmore (Bethesda,MD) in the Fall

November 30, 2016

Ceremony - Our Lady of Mercy Church

Reception - Strathmore Bethesda, MD

Catering - Ridgewells

Photographer - Gray Kammera Photography

Florist - The Orangerine

Entertainment - Black Tie DJs

Cocktail PianistJeffrey Chappell

Transportation - Reliable Limos



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In Real O'Neil Weddings, Day of Wedding Planning

#SMALLBIZSATURDAY! Not sure where to shop?! Start Here!

November 26, 2016

#shopsmallsaturday is here!!

What is it? Shop Small is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses every day and to help communities thrive. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is the cornerstone of American Express Shop Small efforts. While Small Business Saturday is highlighted as a special day when we can show our support as a nation for small business owners and our communities, the Shop Small Movement is a year-round campaign to celebrate and support small businesses every day.

Is it all about supporting the community and PEOPLE in your community. It is about keeping the hard earned dollar in the community you live and grow. It is about helping a friend and neighbor, rather than a larger corporation.

Check out some excellent places to #shopsmall today!

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Do you know what DECKLE EDGE is? Carlson Craft Invitation Vocab Sheet

November 18, 2016

When you begin looking at invitations, you might find yourself coming across different words that may not be in your standard vocabulary! We have worked with Carlson Craft to get all printing words together on one easy cheat sheet to help guide you through the process.

Print this out and keep it next to you as you begin your research and ordering!

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