Top 5 Reasons To Hire a Planner

Top 5 Reasons To Hire a Planner


  1. Enjoy Your Day

There are many minor details that get overlooked at weddings. “Who has the ring for the ring bearer?” “Whose car is the top of the cake going to go into so it can be refrigerated?” “Who has the hotel key to the honeymoon suite for the bride?” As a Bride you should never have to spend your most anticipated day running around being the “go-to” person for every detail. Your wedding planner will be able to answer all the questions and be your day of coordinator so you can further enjoy and commemorate your day.

2. Event and Wedding Planners can actually help you save!

The last thing a Bride wants to think about is paying a planner on top of the cost of a wedding, but did you know that sometimes they have special discounts with the best most reliable vendors in town, helping you get the best deal for the best quality of product? Allowing you to have the most elegant wedding you never knew you could afford!

3. Emotional Support

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As the day grows closer for your wedding day most couples, family, and friends involved become so overwhelmed they admit they just want your day to be over! Wedding planners are a great neutral figure and go to for any big decisions you need to make that may upset a family member. Additionally, they have experience in handling conflicts within a wedding and know how to navigate these or avoid them completely before they even begin.

4. Budgeting

It’s hard to know how much money to spend on what when it comes to paying for a wedding. What’s the best price for a live band? I’m $1,000 over budget where is the easiest place to cut this from? Where will most of my budget go? Wedding planners have years of experience on where your willing to put the money and how to execute the perfect day for the budget you set from the beginning. They will eliminate decisions you might make that would put you over budget.

5. Design

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Event and Wedding planners normally has a keen eye for design’s and the upcoming trends. Due to years of business your planner will have a good idea of the space and what could fit where/ what looks good where. He/she will also be able to pick up on the design of your wedding based off of little details you give them, creating and envisioning more than what you ever could have pictured.

Perfect Dress

Read below the blog posted by our own Ciara McKinney about Finding the perfect dress!

According to Elite Daily, one reason a brides wedding day is “her greatest fantasy” is due to a consistent feeling among women that they feel most beautiful on their special day. With today’s media and technology young girls and women have immediate access to thousands of dress options. While a bride can love what they see in a picture, many fail to realize choosing a dress this way can accumulate the opposite outcome of what they wanted. “Cut and Color” is a phrase normally associated with hair or in marital sense your engagement/wedding ring. In my case  “Cut and Color” refers to your wedding dress. This formula and examples below will help you achieve how to look your personal best on your special day.

Finding that Perfect Dress!

What is your Body Shape?

2) Target your body type according to (CUT)

Hourglass: “curvaceous, with full bust, defined waist and full hips.” Focus on: A-line, mermaid, empire, ball gown, or sheath.

Apple/Round: “Narrowest point is above the natural waist at the ribs.” Focus on: A-line, or an empire.

Triangle/Pear: Smaller on top, fuller at the hips and rear.” Focus on: A-line, mermaid, empire, or a ball gown.

Straight/Rectangle: “less definition between bust, waist and hips.” Focus on: A-line, empire, ball gown, or sheath.

Full Bust/Introverted Triangle: “Bust is fuller than hips and rear.” Focus on: A-line, empire, or ball gown

Finding that Perfect Dress for your wedding!

Perfect Dress

1) Target your skin tone (COLOR).

Typically the common idea is the darker your skin the brighter white you can go.

If you’re fair skinned: Ivory, Natural White, Yellow Ivories

If you’re olive or light brown: Natural White, Champagne, Stark White

If you’re brown or dark brown: Stark White, Champagne

There you have it! Body Type(cut) + Skin Tone(color) = Your Perfect Dress!


Dawn’s Favorite Things!


Dawn’s Favorite Things!-  has published some amazing collections of items that our owner is either inspired by, uses as her favorite product, or believes you will be find the items to be your favorite too!  With the pantone colors of the season being light and airy, Dawn’s Favorite Things are showcasing a lovely blue to add to your wedding. Just a hint can touch on the superstitious saying Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. With ranges of hues you can produce an event that has a grounding color or just an accent. Blue pairs beautifully with silver or gold as shown in her selections. Her hand picked items are listed below to help you source and shop! Whether you want invitations, fingernail polish, sparkling wine or macaroons at your wedding….Have fun pulling items for your favorite thing!


Home for The Holidays

One thing I love most about my home is that I designed it to have plenty of room for overnight guests! I recently redecorated one of our spare bedrooms and I chose a neutral palette to sooth the guests. It turned out so well…I want to stay in it! If you are a newlywed or a long time host to family, inspiration lies just at your fingertips! We have selected things we think make a guest fell welcomed. Get ready to make your new home together feel like it’s welcomed guests for years!

First start with a bed that beckons the guest to crawl in. Pillows that are plush, luxury linens, memory foam mattress topper. I loved this bed by Brian Patrick and the menswear pillows are perfect! It’s what you want on a great bed. A mixture of texture and pattern….


Is your room small? Extend it with a floor mirror as seen below, or reflective properties like the photo above. Also thoughtfully leave fresh guest towels folded with bath accessories they might have forgotten.


Keep the essentials on hand. What a treat to have your bag perfectly perched on a rack instead of digging from the floor! Offer down alternative in addition to down for those with allergies, and have a lovely carafe for the guests to sip from at their bedside table.

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Speaking of bedside table….clear out any items in the top drawers of the night stands or dressers in the room. Make a guest feel like they can make themselves at home. Clean off the top of the night stands from dust and debris. They need a place for charging their phone, that lovely carafe you filled for them and the magazine you bought them to read in bed! Don’t forget the flowers! (Make sure your guests aren’t allergic)



I love a neutral color for a bedroom. Use textures, patterns and finishes to bring variety with out chaos. You want the guest to experience comfort and peace, not your personal storage room.  4

Last…it’s nice to have a comfortable place to sit besides the bed. A bench, a small reading chair, or even these fur covered cubes at the foot of the bed! Throw a blanket over that chair and they are ready to curl up for a nap!



No matter the budget, you can create a Home for your guests during the holidays that will keep them coming back months to come.


Pantone 2016

he Christmas Season has just begun and we are laying out the red carpet for 2016. As the new year approaches we already know what the experts are predicting for the year to come. According to the Pantone Color Institute, the spring color palette includes rose quartz and serenity. Planning a spring wedding or event? Consider using this year’s soothing pastel colors to bring together the perfect event that gives everything a young yet cool balance. 08OTR1SUB_COMBO-master675




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