Tip of the Day #10: Honoring Family!

Sunday, June 30, 2013
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Incorporating heritage into the wedding gives it more meaning.

Tip of the Day #9: To glue or not to glue!

Saturday, June 29, 2013
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DIY projects requiring hot glue may not  be the way to go, no matter what your budget is. For less sticker options try rubber cement or Elmer’s glue!  

Tip of the Day #8: Changing of Seasons!

Friday, June 28, 2013
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Plan accordingly to the season of your wedding. The colors and atmosphere of the weather outside can set the same ambiance for your wedding. Decorating is easier and less expensive when you use seasonal items too!

Tip of the Day #7: Keeping Bridal Party on Time!

Thursday, June 27, 2013
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Tell the wedding party to arrive 15 minutes earlier then you need them, someone is always late. 

Tip of the Day #6

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Don’t forget to pack your comfy, dancing shoes for the reception.

Tip of the Day #5: Hair & Make-up

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Make sure you do a practice run of your hair and makeup! You want to know you’ll love how you look before the big day. If you have a professional doing one or both services, you want to make sure that that you face doesn't react to any of their products.

Tip of the Day #4: Get Organized!

Monday, June 24, 2013
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To help make the planning process easier and to keep you organized, set realistic goals on when tasks need to be done.

For example, if you get engaged on May 25, 2013 and want an August 3, 2014 wedding:
  • Select your ceremony/reception venue by August 1, 2013 (if not sooner)
  • Purchase wedding gown by September 1 (most companies need up to 6 months to order a dress)
  • Wedding Invitations to go out no later than June 8, 2014 (RSVPs should be due on July 3, 2014)
  • Purchase your marriage license by July 15, 2014 (in the state of Washington a marriage license is good for 60 days and there is a 3-day waiting period before a wedding can take place)

Tip of the Day#3: Setting the Date

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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Before settling on a wedding date, think about where you would like to have a ceremony and/or reception (inside, outside, destination, resort, church, hotel, banquet facility, community center, etc.).

Tip of the Day #2: Budget Creation

Saturday, June 22, 2013
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The first thing after getting engaged is to set a budget and determine who will be paying for what. The national average wedding cost is $28,427 (2011: The average was $27,021) according to The Knot. They key is not to go into debt for your wedding. Open up a separate account and put away money every week/month to pay for wedding expenses. The biggest piece of advice is to pay by check/Debit card and not by credit card. By using a credit card in the end you will be pay more for that service with the accrued interest.

Here is a helpful chart on where to allocate your money for your big day.

First Official Day of Summer

Friday, June 21, 2013
Today marks the unofficial start to the 2013 Wedding Season. As with any beginnings a place to start is always very beneficial so we are going to post one wedding tip per day during the season to help with the planning process.

Tip #1
Hire a wedding planner. This will not only save you time and money but most importantly a lot of stress leading up to your wedding day and on your actual big day. You will be able to enjoy your day with your guests and not have to worry about anything.

Consider Elegant Affairs; we offer full planning to day of coordinating. We handle everything from set-up to clean-up to everything in between.

For a free no-obligation consultation, please call us at 253.279.6485 or e-mail at

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