I have a bit more of a fun blog for you today. I’m a YouTube girly who loves watching favorites video, so I figured I’d try my hand at the text version! Without further ado, here are some of my favorite things as a Kansas City wedding planner (and new mom, 20-something, wife, and coffee lover).
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I think electric lighters will forever be a favorite for me. They’re rechargeable (which means sustainable), easy to use, and can be shoved into my pockets on wedding days. I always have a handful in my kit and a couple at home. The ones with the flexible necks are so nice for pillar candles in glass!
Recently, Zola has introduced wedding planners onto their vendor search platform, and I’m a big fan so far. They value inclusivity and they seem to actually give a shit about their vendors, which can’t be said about every wedding vendor directory.
I love erasable pens. I used to really stress out over things being permanently written in my planner if plans changed. So much so, that I wouldn’t even write in them until after events happened (yes, I’ve talked to my therapist about this🙃). Erasable pens allow me to use my planner as intended!
Canva is another one that bleeds into my non-work life as well. I use it for everything, from Instagram graphics and client welcome guides to our family Christmas card.
Aisle Planner is my sanity keeper as a wedding planner. I won’t ramble on about this since I have a whole blog post dedicated to my love of Aisle Planner. If you’re a wedding planner wanting to check it out, use my referral code for 25% off your first 3 months: ohyz.
I’ve heard very traumatic stories of tiny fingers and nail trimmers. We’ve been using this guy since we were in the hospital, and it’s fantastic!
Seriously, this was how I survived pregnancy. I was constantly thirsty, so having easy access to filtered water was a must. I kept this with me at all times so I could fill it up anywhere. No need to worry about questionable water quality.
Not a “thing,” per say, but a favorite nonetheless. I was not getting out of my car to shop in 2022. Just wasn’t gonna happen. Target and Aldi drive up were the real MVPs of 2022.
I’m not a huge soda drinker, but I couldn’t get enough of these this year. I couldn’t drink kombucha while pregnant but am definitely a “three beverages at all times” girly, so these were perfect. Not to sweet, lots of bubbles, plus some fiber to help with the fun side effects of being pregnant.
I got this after our daughter was born so I could read during middle of the night feeds. It’s perfect for that, diaper changes, and getting her ready for bed at night so we don’t have to have big lights on.
Game. Changer. I prepped a ton of freezer meals so we didn’t have to cook much in the first few weeks after E was born. This kept everything from getting freezer burnt, and I love it along with these vacuum sealer bags.
Absolute need. I’m fairly certain I broke my tailbone a few years ago, and I honestly wish I would’ve gotten this then. I got it to encourage baby to move lower into my pelvis and for labor, but it was the only was I could sit upright towards the end of pregnancy and immediately postpartum.
Sweet Tee’s will forever have a place in my heart. They have amazing coffee, the cutest mugs, and some of the best pastries ever (Erin’s cinnamon rolls and quiches are to die for )!
SUCH good food. I was on a bit of a Thai kick all year, so these places were perfect. KC Thai is our takeout go-to, but Bamboo Penny’s is perfect for going out to eat (especially special events). They’re both owned by Penny, so the food is very similar!
Duh. So I really have to say much? It’s a Kansas City staple and dangerously close to our house.
Not a Kansas City business, but I legitimately cried when Dutch opened in KCK at the end of 2021. It felt like a little piece of Colorado. Since then, we’ve yet to miss a Sticker Day (including when I was in labor).
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