Category archives: Wedding Planning

Wedding Day Fashion: The Bridal Veil

How many weddings have you attended in recent years where the bride walks down the aisle, holding her father's arm, radiant in a traditional wedding gown, her face slightly-hidden by an ivory veil? If most of your friends opt for non-church wedding venues, our guess is that the last veil you've seen was donned by the future Queen of England, Kate Middleton. [...]

The 5 C's For Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Venue

The best venues focus on YOU!  The location where you choose to say "I Do" should not only be absolutely stunning, but the venue's staff & wedding coordinator should strive to make the days leading up to your wedding, and the big day itself, as easy as 1-2-3. From the cuisine & service staff, to contract negotiation & customized wedding packages,[...]

10 Tips For Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue

Finding the perfect venue for hosting your wedding can be a very daunting task for some brides, especially if they've never planned such a large social event before! As Experts in the industry, there is nothing more heartbreaking than watching a couple's special day ruined because of a problem they had, with what they thought was their dream wedding venue. [...]

Top 5 Celebrity Wedding Venues

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel had the right idea with their destination wedding in Italy, but at $6.5 million this type of extravagant affair is a bit of a stretch for most brides-to-be. Here are five celebrity destinations our Ever After Venue Experts use as inspiration when helping brides plan the wedding of their dreams: 1. The rich and famous are[...]

6 Steps to Estimating Your Wedding Venue Budget

Not sure how to get started planning your wedding budget? Did you know that your wedding venue costs will likely be 50% of your entire costs?  It’s a good idea to get a handle on the estimated venue costs as you plan your overall budget. Here’s 6 easy steps to planning your wedding venue budget. Step 1:  Estimate your guest count – if you are inviting child[...]

Get Married in Mexico: The Ultimate Packing Check List

Pack your bags; you’re leaving for your Destination Wedding in Mexico! Make sure your Destination Wedding is worry free with this 7-day packing checklist of the most important items you’ll need for a romantic, fun-filled escape. Extending your stay for your honeymoon or taking off a little early? Adjust the list accordingly, so it fits your schedule of e[...]

Get Married in Mexico: The Legalities & Commonly Asked Questions

As you begin planning your Destination Wedding in Mexico, it’s important to factor in all the legalities involved when getting married in a foreign country. Below, we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked, need-to-know questions about marriage certificates, witnesses, blood tests and traveling with wedding gifts, so your wedding day is nothing but smoo[...]

Get Married in Mexico: Embassy & Passport Information

Getting married in Mexico? Here are two need-to-know contacts for couples and guests attending a Destination Wedding or Honeymoon in any region of Mexico. Passport Application: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html Traveling outside of the US requires a valid US Passport.  If you or any of your guests do not already possess a valid pass[...]

Expert Tips for Successful Wedding Planning

Your wedding comes with dreams and expectations. And as much as this is your big day, it is also the event that your groom-to-be, parents and future in-laws want to be absolutely perfect. Remember that everyone is dealing with stress and one of the comments we hear over and over again from Ever After brides is to trust the experts and don't try to do everyth[...]

Making Your Southern California Beach Wedding a Success

Having your wedding on the beach sounds completely fabulous, right?  Toes in the sand, lapping waves, framed by a beautiful sunset on the Pacific Ocean – sigh.  Your beach wedding can absolutely be that spectacular, and to make sure your oceanfront affair goes off without a hitch, here’s a checklist to consider when planning your beach ceremony & recepti[...]