If you’re engaged, you might be wondering if it’s time to hire a wedding planner. Well, let this be a sign to you, that it is probably time. I get it though, hiring a wedding planner isn’t necessarily “for everyone”. Hiring a wedding planner isn’t in every wedding budget. Here are 5 signs that it’s time to hire a wedding planner for your wedding.

April 17, 2021

5 Signs That It’s Time to Hire a Wedding Planner


Rehearsal dinners are the perfect time for you to have a fun, relaxing meal with the people you’re closest with. It’s also a great time to thank them for their support over your engagement, and maybe even offer them gifts of appreciation. However, finding the perfect rehearsal dinner location can be daunting. So, we’ve made a list of a few of our favorite rehearsal dinner locations in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area.

March 31, 2021

Rehearsal Dinner Locations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Do you really know what to expect from your wedding budget? Sticker shock is the leading killer of wedding vibes. The truth is, you probably have no idea how much a wedding costs. That’s okay – it’s what I’m here for! 5 Ways to Trim Your Wedding Budget 1.) Consider a Friday or Sunday wedding […]

March 24, 2021

Trim Your Wedding Budget


So, I heard that you want to find a beautiful Eastern Iowa wedding venue! First of all, congrats! Finding a wedding venue is such a fun and exciting time of your engagement – and I am so excited for you! Are you feeling a little overwhelmed with the options? I totally get it. Let’s talk about some of the most beautiful venues in Eastern Iowa!

March 13, 2021

Beautiful Eastern Iowa Wedding Venues


Hiring the wrong wedding vendor team might be cheaper, but at what cost?

October 29, 2020

The Cost of Hiring the Wrong Wedding Vendor Team


Remember, even if everyone is wearing masks, even if not everyone can come, even if it’s live-streamed, even if there’s no food, even if it’s postponed, even if it’s just the two of you…

August 4, 2020

Wedding Planning During a Pandemic


I’m taking the blog in a little different direction today. I tend to stay more on the topic of weddings, but today I want to get on the subject of dating your significant other. The importance of continuing to date each other throughout your engagement and marriage cannot be understated! In fact, weekly date nights is something my husband and I implemented shortly after having our first child, almost five years ago!

May 13, 2020

Date Night Ideas (during a pandemic)


So, at least for now, we have to adapt. We have to find a new way to marry the ones we love.

May 12, 2020

Planning a Wedding (During a Pandemic): Part 1



If you’re reading this, you probably recently got engaged, and you’re about to go to your very frist wedding expo (wedding expo, open house, bridal expo — they’re all basically the same thing). We are so excited for you! Your engagement is such a special, beautiful time — enjoy it!

January 23, 2020

So You’re Going to a Wedding Expo



Yep, this is not just the perfect celebrity name for the a perfect couple (who look like they could be celebrities), it’s also the name that their officiant (Phil’s dad) accidentally called them during their wedding ceremony. Commence hysterical laughter from all of the guests.

July 26, 2019

A Love Story: Melissa + Phil