Tag: Virginia wedding planner

8 Tips to Celebrating Outdoors
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8 Tips to Celebrating Outdoors

From cocktail hour rooftop soirees and all white poolside parties, to rustic vineyard weddings and picnic style backyard barbecues, I’m sharing “Tara’s Tips” to plan the perfect outdoor event (with extra bonus tips that you may not have thought of 😃) to help you host an outdoor celebration full of style and substance – without...

Why Clients Choose Perfect Planning Events
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Why Clients Choose Perfect Planning Events

  Managing ever-evolving to-do lists, keeping up with hectic schedules and tackling daily responsibilities – we have more than enough to keep us busy. The mere idea of having to add planning an event to our plates – in addition to balancing life’s other priorities – would have us feeling like we’re riding a roller...

Picture Perfect Tips for Your Engagement Photo Session
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Picture Perfect Tips for Your Engagement Photo Session

It’s Engagement Season!  What does that mean?  Well, it is the time that couples get engaged and they start preparing for an epic and hallmark celebration for themselves and their families.  To spread the news, most couples prep themselves for a romantic glam session with a photographer (usually their wedding photographer) to take pictures to...

A Hidden Charm of Luxury – Inn at Willow Grove
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A Hidden Charm of Luxury – Inn at Willow Grove

  Last week our team had the opportunity to host an event for a group of event professionals at the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, Virginia for a “Wondrous Planner Experience”; an Aladdin-inspired retreat.  Located approximately 90 minutes outside of Washington, DC and centrally located in Virginia Wine Country, this luxury boutique resort boasts...

8 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Outdoor Event
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8 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Outdoor Event

Being outdoors prevails to Nature’s beauty and evokes tranquility in its purest form, however, there are many caveats to consider when planning an outdoor celebration. Below are a few helpful tips to consider when planning an outdoor event, ie., corporate retreats/team building activities/celebrations, social events, weddings.  Make sure your guests are comfortable. Consider the weather...

Not Your Parent’s Honeymoon…(10) Unique Luxury Honeymoon Destinations
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Not Your Parent’s Honeymoon…(10) Unique Luxury Honeymoon Destinations

Picturesque villages and mountains, exotic islands, crystal-clear waters, dramatic scenery, and ultra-romantic paradise are just a few words that describe the most sought after honeymoon destinations by Couples documented by our preferred partners at HONEYMOON ISLANDS. Founder & luxury travel expert of Honeymoon Islands, Teresa Belcher, says that the future for honeymoon travel for late...

R.S.V.P Etiquette…10 Mindful Tips for the Perfect Guest!
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R.S.V.P Etiquette…10 Mindful Tips for the Perfect Guest!

Special delivery!  You’ve got Mail!  Okay, I am not referring to the 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.  A special friend has sent you a formal invitation in the mail to attend possibly their wedding, birthday celebration, retirement celebration, gala, etc. However, when you receive the invitation do you really...

You’re Engaged Part 3:  Selecting Your Venue
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You’re Engaged Part 3: Selecting Your Venue

In our previous blog series of “You’re Engaged”, we helped you to get organized and highlighted wedding vendors that you should secure first in the wedding planning process.  Now let’s talk about choosing your venue.  It may be your first time getting married and even if it is not, the burning question of knowing how...

How to Handle “Special” Food Requests from Your Guests
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How to Handle “Special” Food Requests from Your Guests

You’re counting down to that special moment in your life – planning, organizing, and making sure all the details are carried out appropriately.  The most important element of your big day is making sure that all your guests have a wonderful dining experience during your wedding that will have them talking for days.  During all the planning, you...

You’re Engaged! Part 2:  Top (5) Wedding Pros to Hire First!
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You’re Engaged! Part 2: Top (5) Wedding Pros to Hire First!

In our previous blog, we highlighted (9) fabulous tips to organizing yourself to get you on the path to planning your wedding day.  Now that you have taken the first steps to planning, we are now going to provide you with advice on the first (5) wedding professionals you should hire first for your wedding...

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