First of all, congratulations on your engagement! If you’re freaking out a little bit about where to start with this whole wedding planning thing, take a deep breath! Here are the first 5 steps to planning a wedding that I recommend to everyone when they get engaged:
Step 1: Don’t start planning yet. Yup. You read that right.

How to Start Planning Your Wedding

The night before your wedding should really be pretty relaxed! Here are a few things to take care of to make sure you spend your wedding day hydrated, (relatively) relaxed, and glowing!

What to Do the Night Before Your Wedding

Okay, maybe you shouldn’t skip all western wedding traditions (or any of them). BUT I’m a huge advocate for doing what you want at your wedding and understanding the origins and more modern connotations of wedding traditions instead of following them without question.

Wedding Traditions (& Why You Should Skip Them)

I am so excited to finally share photos from Shea & Daniel’s incredible Hotel Kansas City wedding! These two were so much fun to work with, and their vision for their wedding was truly beautiful. Enjoy these stunning photos from Nicolette Sessin and read more about the details of their day.

Downtown Hotel Kansas City Wedding | Shea & Daniel

If you’re planning a Kansas City wedding, look no further than the top tips from a Kansas City wedding planner! Learn about the right time of year to have a Kansas City wedding, booking Kansas City wedding vendors early (and making sure they’re professionals), and not pleasing everyone!

A Wedding Planner’s Top Tips on Planning a Kansas City Wedding

If you’ve taken a peek around my website/social media at all (or you’ve talked to me IRL), you might have noticed that I don’t offer “Day of Coordination,” and you might be wondering why. The reality is that I am absolutely not a day of coordinator.

Why I Don’t Offer Day of Coordination

“I don’t need a wedding planner because our venue includes a coordinator” is a sentence that will make any wedding planner’s eye twitch. We LOVE venue coordinators. They are absolutely essential to making sure that an event runs smoothly. But so. are. planners. (or wedding coordinators or wedding managers; whatever you actually end up hiring)

Venue Coordinators and Wedding Coordinators: What’s the Difference?

Meeting with potential wedding photographers is probably going to be one of the first steps you take to start planning your wedding. To make the most of your consultations, I recommend going in with a handful of questions to make sure you feel comfortable trusting them with your wedding photos while also assessing their personality to make sure you click!

Questions to Ask a Wedding Photographer

Wedding coordinator (not venue coordinator) places candle on a head table

This blog isn’t intended to sell you on why planners are so wonderful- it’s simply to help you find a wonderful planner of your own! Typing “Kansas City Wedding Planner” into Google is going to yield a ton of results (like 10 million at the time of me writing this…), so how are you supposed to choose one? Keep reading to learn exactly how!

Choosing Your Wedding Planner

There’s a very good chance that your wedding venue is one of, if not the first big decision you’ll make after deciding to get married to your person. If you’re doing this sans planner or if you opted for partial planning or wedding management, this guide will be super useful in narrowing down your wedding venue!

How to Narrow Down Your Wedding Venue Search

A fantastic way to add a personal touch to your wedding favors is by shopping local! Not only are local-made favors a great way to show your guests a piece of the city, but they also help support small businesses right in your backyard. Read on for some of our favorite ideas for Kansas City wedding favors!

Kansas City Wedding Favors We Love