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I wanted to make a quick post on the importance of hiring a wedding planner. I won’t keep this long, rather I will make it short and simple. Here is my top 3 reasons to hire a wedding planner for your wedding.
1) Less Stress For You!
I have been to weddings that have not had wedding planners and weddings that have, and the weddings where a wedding planner is present just has a completely different vibe. There is order in place, people are not wondering where they need to be, and most importantly the bride is stress free with anything regarding how the day plays out. No more worrying about time lines or annoying little details that you have no idea to even think about, the wedding planner has got it all under control!
2) Staying on budget
The headline speaks for itself. I know many brides can begin stressing out once they start flipping through their idea/inspiration folder/binder/book and start calculating everything up. It is quite a task to know where to begin to find the best vendors and vendors that can help you stay in your budget. Wedding planners are invaluable in this case because they know the industry, they know who to trust, and where to find the best deals to help you stay on track. Who knows maybe they even keep in contact with vendors who have special deals going on and you would have know idea how to find that out? (More on that later)
3) Making the vision of your wedding come alive
It can be easy to be inspired and gather materials and colors for your wedding, it is a different story trying to get all these ideas in your head to come together for your wedding. A wedding planner is there to take your vision and make it a reality, simply put. Trust them. They exist to make your life easier.
I could easily keep listing reasons to hire a wedding planner but I will stop right there for now.
My wife is a jack of all trades folks. During all this crazy winter snow I was feeling guilty not taking advantage and taking some pictures. But the roads were so icy that I wasn’t motivated to actually leave me house, haha! So I asked my wife if she would model for me in our backyard for a little bit. She kindly agreed to my request and was even willing to lay in the snow for me so I could get a couple of shots. She was a trooper in the freezing weather! Here are some of my favorite shots from our little time together. Thanks babe for letting me take some shots of you! Enjoy.
Since I am stuck inside due to this crazy winter weather, I thought I would take some time to share a little part of my life. During this past winter break (before all this real winter weather was around), when my wife was out of school for the holidays, she wanted to begin redecorating parts of our house. I am one of those types that think “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and I am known to be a little tight with the money when it comes to things like redecorating. My wife on the other hand is just the opposite and loves the chance to be creative and change things up. Eventually I caved in to the idea of redecorating and Jess did a great job at being resourceful and instead of just buying all new things, she just repainted and added to what we already had in our house, and really did not spend too much redecorating our bedroom. The one thing we failed to do was take any before pictures to give you the full idea of what the bedroom looked like before and how it was transformed. Ooooppppssss! But I’ll attempt to describe what all my wife did to make this room super awesome.
Below. These are some zoomed out images of our whole bedroom. Jess and her mom repainted the walls (a lighter shade of gray on the outer walls and the back wall is a darker shade of gray), we got a new bed set with headboard, new demask duvet cover, throw pillows, turquoise lamps, and an assortment of picture frames.
Jessica went to Hobby Lobby and bought these picture frames and repainted some of them gray and others turquoise.
Lucy insisted on joining the photoshoot. Here she is stretching and getting ready to pose on the left and on the right she was ready to go.
Not the most masculine pillows in the world. But I don’t have to see them too often, haha.
Jessica bought some drapes for our bedroom. Before it was just an empty windowsill, it was sad, but now it looks much better. My wife made this picture frame on the right. She actually remade this whole piece, it used to be red/pink and in our living room but she decided to redo it and put it in our bedroom. She already had the metal hook and all she had to do was repaint it as well. Not to shabby!
These end tables are from ikea and they were just a boring tan color, but Jessica crackled these bad boys up and made them look way more awesome. She also went out and bought some nice turquoise knobs to finish them off. She went to Pier One to buy the turquoise colored lamps.
The dresser in this shot below was also from ikea and it was a bright red dresser before! Jessica spray painted a metallic finish to the dresser and add some more turquoise knobs to make it match the rest of the room. Jessica got a gift card to Pier One for Christmas so she was able to buy some cool accessories for the bedroom, like the big glass mirror and the jewelry stand in the right image. Jessica was in love with that mirror and I am a big fan of it now that I see it on our wall.
This orange candle chandelier has been with us for a long time and up until this redecoration it has just been sitting on the floor. Jess was determined to use it and put it up on this side of our bedroom. I think it really pops against the gray walls! I also love the single cross she placed on the wall. We have plenty of crosses around the house to be able to make a cross wall, but I love that she kept it simple.
I actually have no idea where any of this stuff came from in the picture below, haha. I think it is better left unknown for my sake, although I think my mother in law may have helped providing some of this stuff. The books we already owned and Jessica just bought a whole bunch of scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and decoupaged them. I love the birdcage accessory she added to the bench as well. May have to use that for a future shoot?
Below is one of my favorite things Jess transformed for our new bedroom, our huge Armour! This things is a beast, and it used to look really dated and old. Jess did a great job crackling it and giving it a more modern/rustic feel to it. She got a ton of scrapbook paper for this thing and decoupaged it up and she finished it off by spray painting the handles turquoise.
Jessica and her mom did an amazing job transforming our boring bedroom into something much more visually appealing. Make sure you leave some comments and let us know what you think of our new bedroom!