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[...]

Get Married in Mexico

Dreaming of a beautiful beach wedding?  An entire weekend (or more) of fun events with your closest friends and family?  Mexico is an amazing choice for a destination wedding. Imagine your wedding weekend in Mexico with your closest friends and family.  Start your wedding celebrations with a welcome dinner – perhaps a taco station and margaritas?  Plan amaz[...]

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[...]

7 Celebrity Wedding Dresses We Love

It seems that every issue of People and InStyle features at least one actress, princess or rock star on the cover with the headline "exclusive wedding photos" that is proven to sell more magazines. Who can resist this temptation in the checkout line at the grocery store to see the latest Kardashian or member of European royalty and flip to the page to see th[...]

10 Engagement Rings & Their Perfect Venue Match in Southern California

He popped the question and of course you said yes! If you're like many brides, you had a say in the ring that's now the center of attention on your perfectly manicured left hand, right? Here at Ever After, we know from experience that the style of your engagement ring can be an accurate predictor of the type of venue you plan to book for your wedding and rec[...]

Top 5 Waterfront Wedding Venues in Las Vegas

Your Destination Wedding in Las Vegas is sure to make a splash with your guests as you say "I Do" amidst one of the many desert oases that reside in Nevada's top Destination hotspot. Whether you're looking to wed in an elegant lakeside affair, on a tropical poolside terrace or with your toes buried in the sand of an exotic beach resort, Las Vegas is home to [...]

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[...]