Tips from a Wedding Planner - 25 Wedding Planning Tips

November 13, 2017

Planning a wedding is a lot to take on especially since you still have your work and life to keep organized. Over the years, we have come up with a few wedding planning tips that will help you as you start your wedding planning process. It's a short and easy list to print out and stick somewhere to help you keep focused and reminded what it is all about.

First-time reader? Welcome! We are a wedding planning company and specialize in Day of Wedding Planning and Month of Wedding Coordination in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC areas.  O'Neil's blog is the best place to become and stay educated about the wedding planning process. We post about wedding budget percentages, addressing wedding invitations, room blocks for weddings (how we can help for free), and your day of wedding timeline. We offer many free downloads such as the ultimate wedding timeline template, wedding invitation timeline, and wedding budgeting. We teach you how to plan your wedding as we specialize as your day of wedding planner. Learn more about us here.

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Tips from a wedding Planner - Wedding Morning Tips

October 10, 2017

The morning of your wedding, you will experience more emotions than you thought you ever had in your body. I have worked with successful businesswomen who I have seen ride the wave of emotions. No one can control the feelings! While it is essential to take in and feel all the feels, there are also a few things you can do to make sure you are also taking care of yourself and avoiding any significant problems. Keep reading below for wedding morning tips!

First-time reader? Welcome! We are a wedding planning company and specialize in Day of Wedding Planning and Month of Wedding Coordination in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC areas.  O'Neil's blog is the best place to become and stay educated about the wedding planning process. We post about wedding budget percentages, addressing wedding invitations, room blocks for weddings (how we can help for free), and your day of wedding timeline. We offer many free downloads such as the ultimate wedding timeline template, wedding invitation timeline, and wedding budgeting. We teach you how to plan your wedding as we specialize as your day of wedding planner. Learn more about us here.

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Wedding Day Help - Questions to Ask your Wedding Caterer

September 07, 2017

We are here with wedding day help! This post will go into questions to ask your wedding caterer. As you start researching different wedding vendors, you may be overwhelmed and not know how to begin the wedding vendor interview process. Here we go through questions to ask your wedding caterer. Check out the blog - THE ULTIMATE WEDDING PLANNING POST - to get up to speed with all of your wedding planning questions!


First-time reader? Welcome! We are a wedding planning company and specialize in Day of Wedding Planning and Month of Wedding Coordination in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC areas. O'Neil's blog is the best place to become and stay educated about the wedding planning process. We post about wedding budget percentages, addressing wedding invitations, room blocks for weddings (how we can help for free), and your day of wedding timeline. We offer many free downloads such as the ultimate wedding timeline template, wedding invitation timeline, and wedding budgeting. We teach you how to plan your wedding as we specialize as your day of wedding planner.

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How to Start Planning A wedding - Dates to avoid in 2018 and 2019

May 03, 2017

Did you just start figuring out how to start planning a wedding and are wondering why your dream venue has only one date open in 2018, well the reason might be as simple as, it's a holiday! When you start looking at dates for your wedding, you can get tunnel vision and forget to look at a master calendar to see what important dates or holidays are on or around your dream wedding date. No one is saying to avoid those dates, but it is important to be aware of what date you are committing to and what impact that date can have on your guests.

First-time reader? Welcome! We are a wedding planning company and specialize in Day of Wedding Planning and Month of Wedding Coordination in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC areas.  O'Neil's blog is the best place to become and stay educated about the wedding planning process. We post about wedding budget percentages, addressing wedding invitations, room blocks for weddings (how we can help for free), and your day of wedding timeline. We offer many free downloads such as the ultimate wedding timeline template, wedding invitation timeline, and wedding budgeting. We teach you how to plan your wedding as we specialize as your day of wedding planner. Learn more about us here.

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DIY Wedding Planning - Top 10 Forgotten Cost on Your Wedding Budget Breakdown

March 09, 2017

While you are going through your wedding budget breakdown, don't forget to account for some "extras" that are commonly forgotten. For example, in your invitation budget, did you account for postage? Not only postage for the invitation but what about postage for the respond card?

The list below is like having a wedding planner give you the inside scope on your wedding budget breakdown and how to account and accurately budget for your wedding.

First-time reader? Welcome! We are a wedding planning company and specialize in Day of Wedding Planning and Month of Wedding Coordination in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC areas.  O'Neil's blog is the best place to become and stay educated about the wedding planning process. We post about wedding budget percentages, addressing wedding invitations, room blocks for weddings (how we can help for free), and your day of wedding timeline. We offer many free downloads such as the ultimate wedding timeline template, wedding invitation timeline, and wedding budgeting. We teach you how to plan your wedding as we specialize as your day of wedding planner. Learn more about us here.

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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.

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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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DIY Wedding Planning - Understanding Wedding Budget Percentages

July 06, 2016

Just like everything else in life, budgeting for a wedding is critical to the success of the overall wedding budget. For many, this will be your first wedding, so there is a bit of education that needs to take place before you start taking your budget.

A simple way to start with your wedding budget is to have an idea of your wedding budget percentages. No matter what your overall wedding budget is, you can follow the vendor percentage breakdown as a guide to better see where you are with your budget. The percentages will help you set your expectations accordingly.

First-time reader? Welcome! We are a wedding planning company and specialize in Day of Wedding Planning and Month of Wedding Coordination in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC areas.  O'Neil's blog is the best place to become and stay educated about the wedding planning process. We post about wedding budget percentages, addressing wedding invitations, room blocks for weddings (how we can help for free), and your day of wedding timeline. We offer many free downloads such as the ultimate wedding timeline template, wedding invitation timeline, and wedding budgeting. We teach you how to plan your wedding as we specialize as your day of wedding planner. Learn more about us here.

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what should be included on wedding website?

May 10, 2016

Today, everyone has a wedding website! In fact, even as a guest, I frequently check my friend's website to make sure I have the right times and locations. But, what another type of information will your guest be looking for on the website?

Here are a few wedding website help tips that will answer, what should be included on wedding website!

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DIY Wedding Planning - How much Booze should you buy?

April 22, 2016
Many couples are finding that buying their alcohol is an easy DIY wedding planning task and may help control the cost (here are some other ways to keep track of your wedding budget and to manage your wedding budget), especially if you or have a friend who works in the restaurant or alcohol industry. But when you go to make the purchase, you will be at a loss of how much to buy and how much of what things to buy.  The store should be able to help you, but be an educated buyer before you start talking money. 
 
Bonus: you get to keep the leftovers!
 
 
First-time reader? Welcome! We are a wedding planning company and specialize in Day of Wedding Planning and Month of Wedding Coordination in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC areas.  O'Neil's blog is the best place to become and stay educated about the wedding planning process. We post about wedding budget percentages, addressing wedding invitations, room blocks for weddings (how we can help for free), and your day of wedding timeline. We offer many free downloads such as the ultimate wedding timeline template, wedding invitation timeline, and wedding budgeting. We teach you how to plan your wedding as we specialize as your day of wedding planner.  Learn more about us here.
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