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For engaged couples in Austin, the WeddingWire Sip & Plan event at Caffé Medici at The Austonian was the place to be on Thursday, January 29th! Wedding planner Johnell Huebner of Clearly Classy Events was at this lively event to answer attendees’ tough wedding planning questions.
“It was wonderful to chat about all things wedding planning—from save the dates to DJs, tricks to save money and where to spend,” says Beth Zerdecki, the WeddingWire Austin Community Lead. “It was one extremely informative evening!”
Check out the top five tips our wedding expert Johnell shared at this unique event:
- ”Don’t be afraid to ask! This is your wedding and it should represent you as a couple. Personalize it!”
- “[Wedding planning] starts with the venue! Once you have that secured, all the details and planning may begin.”
- “Please, please, please get a day-of coordinator, at a minimum! Don’t make your mother, aunt or photographer run around for you!”
- “How to get through planning your own wedding: plan for a weekend, take some time off, plan for another weekend, then take some time off. Divide your year of planning into the beginning, middle and end. Focus on your goals for each stage and let it go in between.”
- “Most importantly, keep it simple and do your own thing!”
To learn more about planning your wedding in Austin, check out the Austin Wedding Guide »
Couples in the Charlotte, North Carolina area were treated to a fun night of food, drink, shopping, and helpful wedding talk this week at our WeddingWire Social! Attendees perused Stella & Dot jewelry and accessories, swapped tips with other couples planning weddings in the area, and got an exclusive sneak peek at the 50 Fresh Ideas story featured in WeddingWire’s just-released WinterBook. They were also able to have their planning questions answered by WeddingWire editor Sarah Zlotnick and Charlotte event planner Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Design. Scroll down for pictures from the event.
With a versatile main room and beautiful outdoor courtyard, Byron’s South End is a great place for a wedding or rehearsal dinner.
Split Second Sound provided music for the evening, and Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Design was on hand to answer couple’s questions about wedding planning.
Byron’s South End also set out delicious appetizers and drinks for attendees.
Guests posed with props in the ShutterBooth Charlotte photo booth; The night’s gorgeous florals were provided by Flowers by Lingky.
Engaged couples and their friends turned out for the event! If you’re close to the Richmond, Virginia area and interested in attending a WeddingWire Social, you’re in luck! We’ll be hosting a Social at the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery on Tuesday, January 27th. Head to wed.li/wwsocialrichmond for all the details.
Special thanks to Love Shutter Photography for documenting the event!
Photo courtesy of Wedding Salon
Are you considering hosting a destination wedding or trying to figure out your honeymoon destination? If the answer is yes and you’re located in the New York or Los Angeles areas, there’s a special event coming your way that’s dedicated to everything destination weddings and honeymoons! The Wedding Salon Destination Weddings and Honeymoons show will take place on Monday, January 19th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Montage Beverly Hills, and on Monday, January 26th from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.
These events are a great way research many different destination wedding and honeymoon locales in one evening. You’ll be able to meet representatives from Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons, the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, Playa Largo Resort & Spa, as well as Puerto Rico, Oahu, and Puerto Vallarta (the new honeymoon hotspots!). You’ll also be able to enjoy cake tastings, cocktails, beauty makeovers and hair trials, and preview gorgeous gowns and men’s formalwear. And there will indeed be luxury goody bags as well as the opportunity to win a free honeymoon!
And, you’re in luck! Readers of WeddingWire can receive $15 tickets (a $75 value)! To RSVP and receive the discount, use code WWBP when you purchase your tickets on the Wedding Salon’s website.
Whether it’s for your new home or your best man, shopping for the perfect item is no easy undertaking. WeddingWire’s shiny new Gift Guide is here to help! Flip through for budget-friendly gifts for everyone on your list, including bridesmaids, in-laws, and so much more. More in the mood to shop for yourself? The special Registry Style section for must-have products to include on yours. Also inside: a special gift just for you! Turn to page 78 for a chance to win 11 amazing prizes. Happy shopping!
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