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The Perfect Kansas City Wedding Venue


June 18, 2022

Now that you’re engaged (Congratulations!), it’s time to figure out where you want to take the next big step in your relationship. YES, we’re talking settings for your “I dos,” Finding the perfect venue for your special event is no easy task, and there are a lot of factors to consider.

Tips for Saving Money on Your KC Wedding

Planning Tips

June 18, 2022

The average wedding in 2020 cost about $19,000.00. While that’s about $10,000 less than the average couple spent in 2019, it’s still a hefty chunk of change. If you’re looking for ways to save on your big day, check out these ideas that could protect your bottom line without sacrificing…

Advice from a Kansas City Bride


April 7, 2022

My advice for couples is to still take time to be a ‘couple’ during their planning process. Take that extra day on a weekend and go do something fun and get away from all the planning. Join a gym together to get “wedding ready” if that is your goal so that you can see each other…

Ways to Include Your Bridesmaids

Planning Tips

March 16, 2022

Thank goodness for the wonderful ladies who stand by your side on your wedding day! Where would we be without our bridesmaids? Whether friends or family (or friends who have basically become family), these ladies have stood by our side for so much longer than just one big day!

Planning Your Kansas City Wedding Shower

Planning Tips

March 5, 2022

Your friends are getting married, which means it’s time to plan their wedding shower! Slightly different from a bridal shower, a wedding shower is for both partners, and friends and family from both sides are invited. Wedding showers are so much fun, but certainly can require a lot of hard…

The Value of Wedding Stationary

Planning Tips

February 18, 2022

The one thing that never goes out of style is wedding stationery…When an invitation arrives in the mail, it’s the very first impression that guest will have on your big day. And with so many companies and designs to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming.