Advice & Planning

1 Wedding, 3 Budgets


A styled wedding shoot and showcase the same “theme” at three different price points! By doing this, we are able to show couples what you get for your money. You can see the different price points side by side and decide what to spend your money on, and decide where you feel you could cut back. Lush florals, a soft fall color pallet, and a beautiful rustic venue were some of the ingredients to this stunning styled shoot. Discover some budget saving ideas for your wedding day here!

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Something Old, Something New: 11 Fresh Venues in Southeast Wisconsin


Wisconsin’s broad offering of stunning wedding sites welcomes a handful of new, or new and improved, promising contenders this year. Exciting new spaces join our selection of revamped old favorites awaiting your Electric Slide and clinking glassware. Read on for some serious dream wedding inspiration.

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4 Steps to Finding Your Wedding Photographer (No Selfie-Sticks Necessary)


Years from now, you will reminisce upon your wedding, paging through your photo album nostalgically. Selecting the photographer who pieces your day together iis a vital part of preserving that day in your life. Here are four essential tips to finding the right wedding photographer for your special day.

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6 Sensational Cake Trends for 2019


Wedding desserts are going non-traditional, personalized, and couture. In 2019 guests will enjoy one-of-a-kind pieces that belong as much on Instagram as in their bellies. Let’s take a look.

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Average Spend on Engagement Rings State by State


Engagement season basically runs Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day, and with February being the celebrated month of love, proposals are at an all time peak! According to online diamond retailer Ritani, Americans on average, spent roughly $6,324 on an engagement ring in 2018. But many factors go into pricing a diamond engagement ring. Diamonds are graded...

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5 Tips to Unspooling Gown Alterations


Alterations can range in drastically range in cost. It’s going to depend on a few factors, like the complexity of what you are having corrected, who is performing the service, and how much time has been allotted to complete them. Here a 5 wedding dress alterations tips to help you get the perfect fit.

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Action! Staging Your Scene with Backdrops


Your backdrop design choice can be used at the entrance to your reception where guests may want to take a photo, or where your cake or gifts will be displayed. Perhaps each of these places could use the same background, or something similar to jive nicely while being unique to each location. It should contrast you just enough that you stand out, but also blend seamlessly with your style.

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Getting Ready Right: making the most of your wedding moments


Contributed by Marie Schneider of Wild Elegance Photography & Video Try this: go onto Pinterest, and search “getting ready wedding pictures” and just sip a mimosa and prepare to be floored by the fluffy dress, handsome men in bow-ties, and dazzling shoes. As a couple about to get married, these images look carefree and easily...

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Ask the Right Questions: The Reception Site Edition


You’ve just executed your legally required first kiss and signed on the dotted line. You’re married! And you’re starving. The last thing you ate was a glass of champagne in your bridal suite and the premarital jitters have morphed into dance floor yearnings. It’s time to boogie. But where to? You have options, options, and...

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The new issue of Premier Bride is here!


We are so excited to reveal the 2019 Winter/Spring issue of  Premier Bride ! Milwaukee and SE-WI’s number one wedding planning resource that will help you from the moment you say “YES” all the way to the very last dance on your special day. Inside you will find an easy to use Rehearsal & Reception Guide,...

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5, 6, 7, 8! Dance Lessons by the Numbers


Everyone can dance, some better than others. But can you dance the way you want to, the way you have envisioned on your wedding night, with a lot of people watching you? Maybe (probably) not. Here are some stats to think about when planning ahead for that special first spin around the floor with your spanking new spouse:

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Rachel & Bryan’s Late-Summer Wedding at the Oconomowoc Community Center


When Rachel, a horse-loving lady, met Bryan, she found the right guy to ride with off into the sunset and ahead to a new life together as husband and wife.

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