Gratuity [gruh-too-i-tee], commonly known as a "tip" is defined as: a gift of money, over and above payment due for service. This concept, so widely practiced in many service based industries, frequently raises questions from couples about tipping their wedding vendors...
San Luis Obispo wedding planners, designers, and caterer's, Sam and Chanda of Zest it Up give us their 12 best tips on how to keep the budget when planning a wedding. You can also find this helpful article in The Wedding Standard's print magazine Volume I, here!
So, you're engaged (congrats!!!), you've picked a date (getting closer!!!) but now have no clue what to do next?! No fear, we have got you covered. Top wedding and event designer, Danae of Danae Grace Events, gives us three questions she always asks her couples to help them move forward in planning their big day!
An inteview with San Luis Obispo hair and makeup artist Candace Miller, in the The Wedding Standard Magazine Volume I, shares her 8 best tips that brides should know when hiring their makeup artist. Read on to hear more!
Ever feel like the worlds most awkward human in front of a camera?! I do! Well today is every awkward persons lucky day! San Luis Obispo wedding photographer and pro tip giver, Tayler Enerle gives us 12 tips to make your wedding photos amazing! From how to make your arms look good slim to a discussion on first looks, you will feel ready to strut the red carpet by the end of this post!
We caught up with Jen Hix, San Luis Obispo based Hair and Makeup Artist and owner of The Queen's Bees to learn the 5 Questions to ask before hiring your potential wedding hair & makeup artist! These tips are sure to not only keep you looking bee-utiful but save you from any potential wedding day crisis! Buzz on down the page to learn more!
We caught up with San Luis Obispo wedding planner, Samantha Josette, to get her top 5 expert wedding planning tips to make your wedding day dreams a reality!
Wondering where to even begin with planning your big day? No fear! We caught up with San Luis Obispo based wedding planner and designer, Amanda Holder, of Amanda Holder Events to find out her top 5 wedding planning tips for new engaged couples!
When designing an event, there are so many elements that can contribute to the overall look and feel for you and your guests. Each piece is so important! With tables being the main feature in a reception space, you have to consider what has the most "real estate" on those large pieces to achieve the look you are going for.
Whether you are getting married in a barn, ballroom, or open field, there are many ways in which you can modify and personalize the space.
Wedding cake is the sweetest piece at your wedding and ordering a wedding cake is lot of fun! Here are 5 things to consider when picking the wedding cake of your dreams!
From floral decor, to food, to wedding attire, here's what this year has in store for the wedding world, and our own weddings & events that have already been trending!!!
San Luis Obispo hair and makeup artist, Brit Tarr, shares 4 tips and things to consider when choosing your wedding hair and makeup artist and shares her best kept secrets on how to get the look that is true to you for your big day!
Central Coast wedding officiant Thomas Allen of Something True, who has officiated over 100 weddings in the past decade, shared with us 5 roles that a wedding officiant plays to make your big day special and smooth.
With the new year and ever changing styles and trends, this article featured in The Wedding Standard's first print magazine, shares some fun trends that will be taking front and center in 2018.
Central Coast based wedding photographer, Anya of Anya McInroy Photography, gives us her 5 top tips to get the wedding photos you have always hoped for! After all of the dreaming and planning of a wedding, once the day finally comes around, it can be hard to let go and trust that everything will come together.
One thing we know for sure? Your memories of the day may fade, but your professional pictures from your wedding day will last forever! We have some advice on how to protect your investment and ensure that your flowers last all day and look as good in pictures as they do in person!
When contemplating what accessories to pair with your wedding dress and hairstyle, Central Coast jewelry designer Adria of Amour Jewelry gives us 5 tips to finding the perfect accessories to reflect your own unique style on your special day.
Looking for a Central Coast wedding or rehearsal caterer that provides you and your guests with amazingly fresh and healthy options? Thomas Hill Organics is where it's at!
Dreaming of planning that California boho, free- spirited wedding you've always wanted? We caught up with Karen Reed, Venue Manager and Boho Expert at the charming Harmony Chapel in Harmony, CA. to get the deets!
Marriage is hard work! Don't get me wrong, I love my wife, I love my kids and I love my grandkids. But…after thirty six years of marriage the hard work never stops. So now is the time to begin to develop those tools and skills you will need for your future relationship to flourish.
Expert Makeup Artist Candace Miller shares her five favorite beauty products to help your wedding makeup last all day and into the night.
Favors are a great opportunity to DIY something homemade and unique for your wedding. Here's a crockpot recipe that you can duplicate easily and adds a touch of handmade love.
Many couples dream of their most perfect wedding day long before they are even engaged. Check out Rabbi Janice Mehring's advice on how to establish healthy communication patterns before stepping into marriage.
When planning a wine country destination wedding don't forget to take your bridal party out for a little pre-party adventure over the vineyard! Fly for over half a mile atop Santa Margarita Ranch's rolling vineyards and see this breathtaking natural landm
Newly engaged?! Congratulations! There are few moments in life that are more exciting than this one, and you're probably itching to jump in and start planning! As soon as you announced your enagement people started bombaring you with questions, didn't the
There's a new San Luis Obispo wedding design store and it's located in Chinatown's beautiful historic Ah Louis building! Amber and Emily of Karson Butler Events, the dynamic twin sister duo, are operating their West Coast design business from the shop as
When I asked them where they were going for their honeymoon, Maile fell silent. After a couple seconds, she admitted that after so much wedding planning she just didn't have the energy to plan the honeymoon let alone decide on some amazing tropical a