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The NEW Wedding Planning Primer

COVID-19 has changed EVERYTHING when it comes to wedding planning for the foreseeable future. It’s no secret that 2020 has seen the events industry turned upside down due to COVID-19. With postponements, cancellations, limits on how many can gather, and even straight up bans in some areas, planning an event couldn’t be more difficult right now. Difficult? Yes. Impossible? No. Let’s talk about wedding planning in a world with COVID!

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Updates on COVID-19

Some people are wondering, “What do we do about rescheduling our events?”, while others are wondering, “What happens when we cancel our event?”, and then there are those who wonder, “How do we move forward with our event?”

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Emily and Alec’s Oshkosh Fall Wedding 10/26/19

Close family and friends, who traveled far and wide, gathered at Best Western in Oshkosh after the ceremony to enjoy cocktail hour consisting of DJ’s choice of music coming from the simple, but elegant Ember set up. As guests trickled in, the fried cheese curds were the fan favorite as everyone admired the centerpieces with flowers from 88 Events, framed by baby pumpkins and candles coordinating with the gold, navy, and burgundy autumn theme.  Once everyone was seated, the grand march consisted of funny stories to

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Porsha and Reed’s Family Barn Wedding 10/12/19

​Welcome to the Charles Family Barn: equipped with a cozy pallet-stove fireplace, adorable pumpkins, sunflowers, an impressive hayloft, and two friendly barn cats. Porsha and Reed worked hard to make their wedding day as special as they could and showcase their kind personalities. Reed’s dad even shared with us the history of the barn and showed us the date it was built, penciled on the barn post. Reed and his father greeted Tyler and I (after I got lost! Yikes!) with

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Gaby and Kurt’s Autumn Wedding at Road America 9/28/19

The sound of racing cars flew into the Tufte Center at Road America as Tyler and Alyssa set up for Kurt and Gaby’s wedding reception. The industrial trussing of SoundFire DJ’s Brilliance Option was set facing the front of the dance floor, where two moving heads and four wash lights would be mounted, eagerly waiting to be used for an epic party. We placed sixteen lights to balance out the room, enhance the soft vibe, and flood the walls with a soft blush, rose-gold color. Flower

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Top 5 Wedding Entertainment Trends for 2020

Picking the entertainment for your wedding can be one of the most challenging tasks for couples! For better or worse, the entertainment is what makes or breaks a wedding reception. The most important ingredients couples want out of their wedding day entertainment are typically the following: They want someone to run their day for them so they don’t have to They want modern and sophisticated, not tired and cheesy They want their experience to be fun, comfortable, and inviting for

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Johanna and Aaron’s Green Bay Botanical Garden Wedding 8/10/19

On one of the most beautiful August days, Johanna and Aaron celebrated their marriage with their closest friends and family. Under a large tent decorated by the team at Sash & Bow in the Green Bay Botanical Gardens, each plate was adorned with a packet of seeds, and each table had a description of favorite places Johanna and Aaron had been to, such as, “The Spotted Cat: our favorite little jazz club in New Orleans.” The kissing wheel was set up in

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Laura and Dan’s Appleton Summer Wedding

Ninty-mile an hour straight-line winds were not what Laura and Dan ordered for their wedding day. With trees toppled over, power lines down, and branches lining the streets, family and friends still gathered to support Laura and Dan say I do. Their ceremony didn’t have any power, but it was a magical moment, as Laura walked down the aisle, her beautiful strapless, full-length Cinderella gown sparkling in the post-storm lull.  Fortunately, the Red Lion, Paper Valley Hotel had power for Laura and

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The #1 Question You Need To Ask Yourself About Every Wedding Pro You Hire

It’s no question that wedding planning can be one of the most stressful endeavors a couple goes through in their journey to say “I do”. Having a celebration with your friends and family can be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have in your life, and … what better day to have that celebration than on the day you commit to the love of your life? So why is something that is so wonderful so stressful? There are

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