Wedding Planning Tips & Advice Archives - 2 Chic Events & Design

So, if you’ve read my bio you know that I find wedding inspiration from everything! After seeing this interior design picture from Décor Pad I couldn’t resist making a wedding inspiration board. The bold colors mixed with the chevron rug are so fun and funky, yet not overwhelming. Not sure how to include the chevron […]

Summer has finally arrived {a little late this year but hot none-the-less}! With temperatures reaching triple digits in some areas, we thought we would share a few great tips on how to beat the summer heat.Of course, being indoors for portions of your wedding is the best way to beat the heat. But if your […]

When it comes to winter palettes, I like to go outside of the traditional color schemes and into something warm yet lively. It’s no question that purple was one of the hottest trends in 2010, and according to the 2011 trend forecast, just one shade of this lovely color will be sticking around and that’s […]

Hi, Have you met me? My name is Aimee and I am a huge non-traditionalist. I’m not big on favors, don’t care much for mainstream wedding music/songs and I cringe at the thought of a standard escort card display. If I step back and take a look at my own dislikes, it’s pretty clear that […]

Today I wanted to share a little bit of advice regarding the toasts that will inevitably occur at your wedding. I’ve experienced a few weddings recently where the toasts were exceedingly long-winded {I cringe when someone pulls out 3 typed pages!} and a few where there were so many toasts that I watched several guests […]

Now, every girl has the right to change into more comfortable shoes at her reception. However, I have to admit that I’m not such a huge fan of flip-flops with a wedding dress, unless you’re on the beach. But I do understand that at some point those 4″ heels have to come off if you’re […]

The Vendors Perspective, continued! This time by my wonderful and talented friend Jackie of Jacqueline Photography. The cool thing about Jackie’s post is that she tells it both from the perspective of a recent bride, and the perspective of a vendor {who has to set her camera down much too often to take care of […]

Many  couples ponder whether or not they should have an engagement session with their photographer {something that is often included in photography packages}. I often have couples ask whether they may be able to swap out the engagement session for other items in their photography package, or eliminate all together in order to save money. […]

We often get inquiries from brides {and sometimes grooms} for “Day Of” Services for weddings. This usually means that the couple feels that the pre-planning is pretty much handled and they just need someone there on the day of the wedding to ensure that things go smoothly. Totally understood! “Day Of Coordination” is one of […]

Five Ways to Save Money Pare your guest list. It’s the best way to trim costs across the board. If you’re having a $100-a-head reception and you invite 25 fewer guests, you’ll instantly save $2,500. For help deciding who should stay and who should go, follow Marino’s rule of thumb: “Invite only the people you […]

During our recent trip to Mexico, we discovered oh so many reasons why it is beneficial to plan a destination wedding! Aside from the knock-your-socks off scenic backdrops that many locations offer, here are some other reasons to plan your wedding (or let us do it!) away from home! 1. Avoiding “Local Stress” ~ Guests […]