5 ways to save money on your wedding venue

Gorgeous redwood forest wedding venue

Dylan & Sara Photography

When planning a wedding, one of the first pieces of the puzzle that you’ll tackle is your venue. Choosing your venue first can help many other parts of the wedding planning process fall into place, from the wedding date to the overall look and feel of your big day. However, it’s also going to be one of the most expensive invoices you’ll receive as well! Venues can run anywhere from $3k in a small town to over $10k in a big city, and prices can also vary based on what type of venue it is, the time of year, etc.

If the cost of wedding venues in your area is giving you sticker shock (and it probably will), don’t despair — you don’t have to blow your budget on a wedding venue. Though you might, however, have to get creative.

Not to worry though, brides We’ll be sharing a few helpful tips to save money on your wedding venue. Ready to take notes?

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4 romantic wedding updo ideas for the spring and summer bride


When He Found Her

With my own wedding less than three months away, one of the biggest decisions left to be made is how to style my hair on the big day. There’s a lot to take into account – the time of day, formality of wedding, dress style and personal style. I’ve been spending a lot of time over the past few weeks looking for inspiration for my own wedding, so today I have 12 up do’s for a romantic wedding style.

Although I love the romantic look of long, flowing locks on brides, up do’s can be just as pretty and sometimes more practical. If you’re worried about the wind whipping your hair in your face, your locks falling limp a style pulled back and away from your face makes more sense. Plus, if you’ve chosen a dress with a detailed back as so many styles have now you’ll want to be able to show off these details from every angle.

Read on for more romantic wedding updo ideas that I know you’ll love!

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A pastel colored, love themed wedding by Matthew Morgan Photography

An adorable and in love bride and groom on their wedding day.

For many of us here in California and on the west coast, it is starting to feel like spring already. For those of you on the snow filled east coast, I am sure you are all dreaming of spring. So what better way to kick off the spring wedding season than with a gorgeous pastel colored, love themed wedding that took place in Southern California? With so many elegant and personal details and a warm rustic setting, this wedding is sure to have you dreaming of a romantic spring wedding day!

Dan and Annie had some of the sweetest details in their gorgeous, elegant, love themed wedding, all fantastically captured by Matthew Morgan Photography.

Read on to see Annie’s gorgeous bridesmaids in pastel, and one of the cutest cake toppers ever!

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Cuisinart registry must-haves for brides & grooms!

Cuisnart food processor

I’ll be the first bride to admit that I was completely clueless when it came to registering for gifts. After living with my fiance for over 2 years, we felt we had almost everything our home could need to be a functional living space for two young adults. Hand-me-down coffeemaker from my parents? Check. An odd mishmash of pots and pans from Ikea? Check. A blender that we use for far too many things? Check!

Okay, so maybe we didn’t have everything. Or at least, we realized when thinking about our registry that we could use an upgrade on several items. So when I started checking out the new kitchen appliances that we could add to our registry, I got excited about the possibilities. That old “gurgly” coffeemaker could be replaced! We could have a matching set of pots and pans that didn’t burn everything we cooked! I could julienne veggies in a food processor instead of praying they didn’t turn to mush in the blender (yes, that’s happened)!

Three options that I’m considering for my own registry are the Cuisinart Elite Collection™ 12-Cup Food Processor, Single Cup Grind & Brew™ Coffeemaker, and Chef’s Classic Stainless Steel Cookware Collection.

Cuisinart registry must-haves

I will admit, I’m going to be pretty damn excited if any of these items make it to my doorstep! I mean a coffeemaker that only brews as much delicious coffee as I need, a food processor that can chop, slice & dice, and a gorgeous cookware set that will actually heat evenly? Sounds like the next level of fine adult living, if I don’t say so myself! Cuisinart sure does know what they’re doing…

Well brides and grooms, what will you be registering for this year for your own nuptials? Anyone else looking to upgrade their kitchen appliances like me? Let us know your comments!

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