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The Five Dont's of Wedding Planning

Getting engaged is so exciting most people feel very overwhelmed with all of the do’s before your I do’s.  But these five dont's will make sure you start your planning off right.

  • Don’t go dress shopping until you have set your date and your venue,…
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Added by Robyn Bruns on December 30, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments

It's almost engagement season, get cooking!

This blog post details the legend of Engagement Chicken...

In the wedding planning world, the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is known as engagement season-more people get engaged in this time frame than any other time of year. So if you are anticipating a sparkly bauble on your finger soon, I highly recommend learning how to make “Engagement Chicken”. Learn…

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Added by Robyn Bruns on October 24, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Say "I Do" to Charity

Sara Olsher is a mom, illustrator, and blogger located in San Francisco. By day, she is the marketing manager at JustGive, a nonprofit whose mission is to increase charitable giving.  I asked her to guest blog for Red Letter Event Planning on the I Do…

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Added by Robyn Bruns on May 2, 2012 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Wedding Vocabulary

DIY, ,MOH, STD what do all of these mean?  When you started your wedding planning I bet you didn’t know you would have to learn a whole new vocabulary.  Here is a quick guide to wedding jargon.

DIY, this acronym is most popular among the wedding set. It stands for Do It Yourself, sentences it can be used in include: “I am a DIY Bride”, “I intend to DIY my flowers”, And my personal favorite,…

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Added by Robyn Bruns on March 7, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Her Turn: Leap Year Proposal Traditions

Lore has it that the tradition of women asking for a man’s hand in marriage started in 5th century Ireland when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick that women had to wait too long for a man to propose marriage. As Feb. 29th existed to fix a problem with the calendar and was considered to have no legal…

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Added by Robyn Bruns on February 28, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Meet Gentlemint a Guy's Pinterest

I love Pinterest, I find it inspiring, creative and just downright fun. I have really enjoyed finding great pins and seeing them repinned by brides to be and even my current and former brides! I imagine many newly engaged and soon to be engaged woman pinning away day and night, while their significant other wonders, what are they doing?

Well guys you are no longer on the outside looking in, there is now…

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Added by Robyn Bruns on February 1, 2012 at 9:59pm — No Comments

The top five wedding trends that are ready to be tradition

At the beginning of a year it is common to name the “top trends” for the next 12 months, here is my favorite list for 2012. However I think it is time for some “trends” to take the leap and become traditions. Below is my top five list of those trends:

Charity Favors: Crystal bottle stoppers and seed packets with your wedding date on them can be cute, however in my experience items like this are left behind more than 50% of the time. A charity favor, promotes a good…

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Added by Robyn Bruns on January 25, 2012 at 11:03pm — No Comments

You're Engaged! Now What?

You have found the perfect partner, the ring is gorgeous and now you can start planning the most amazing wedding-yours!  While certainly excited you are also probably feeling overwhelmed with all the to do’s you have before your I do’s.  Here are the top five things you should do now to kick off your wedding planning adventure!

Tip #1: Set your budget:This is the most important first step in wedding planning.  Your budget will…

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Added by Robyn Bruns on January 5, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

Get Cooking it is almost Engagment Season!

In the wedding planning world, the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is known as engagement season-more people get engaged in this time frame than any other time of year. So if you are anticipating a sparkly bauble on your finger soon, I highly recommend learning how to make “Engagement Chicken”. Learn more about the legend and how to make this delicious recipe…

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Added by Robyn Bruns on October 10, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

Top 3 Maid of Honor Lessons from the movie Bridesmaids

Last week I saw the movie Bridesmaids. The main movie plot revolves around the relationship between the Bride, Lillian and her best friend anAs I watched the movie, I thought of how the job of Maid of Honor is so importatnt but can be difficult.  As a result I put together these top 3 tips from the movie for the current and future Maid of Honor’s out there.d Maid of Honor,…

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Added by Robyn Bruns on May 16, 2011 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Extreme Wedding Venues

In the past few years we have started to see a trend for some extreme wedding venues. More and more people are steering away from your typical church for a ceremony and hotel ballroom for the reception.

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Added by Robyn Bruns on March 10, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Same Sex Wedding Etiquette for guests-some Do's and Don'ts

Earlier this year we were quoted in this article on  fabulousliving on etiquette for same sex weddings or commitment ceremonies.  I wanted to share with our readers the other etiquette suggestions that were made that didn’t make it into the article.  Also, we would love to hear your feedback regarding etiquette for same sex weddings are we off base on some of our recommendations or do you have any ideas that we missed?  Leave a…

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Added by Robyn Bruns on March 3, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

Walk down the aisle in style

Bridestyle can be expressed in so many ways today we are featuring two Red Letter brides who defined their style in their wedding shoe choices. There is so much time dedicated to saying yes to the dress, but don’t forget about what your feet will be wearing as you walk down the aisle.

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Added by Robyn Bruns on January 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Diamonds are forever but RUBIES are your best friend

You may have many questions about hiring a wedding planner such as:

 -What do they actually do?

-Will they takeover , will I have a say in what happens with my wedding?

-Will they save me money?

-Why can’t I just plan my wedding myself?

Even before …

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Added by Robyn Bruns on January 4, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Trash the dress (literally)

New to Our Wedding Community? Browse our wedding planning guide to find the perfect photographer, invitations - you name it!…

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Added by Robyn Bruns on December 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

A Gleeful Wedding or What one wedding planner thought of the latest episode of glee

Read more here on my observations on the Glee wedding and how wedding culture and pop culture come together!

Added by Robyn Bruns on November 28, 2010 at 9:23am — No Comments

Designated driver service for weddings

http://redlettereventplanning.com/blog/2010/04/15/16/

Having a designated driver plan at a wedding is important!

Added by Robyn Bruns on April 14, 2010 at 10:10pm — No Comments

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