Author Archives: Echo Wright

Bachelor Parties

A bachelor party can be as casual as a day at a football or baseball game, a pizza dinner, or a paint ball competition. Poker night is a perfect idea for a groom who loves to play cards, while golf … Continue reading

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Whimsical Wedding Cupcakes

The wedding cake is steeped in tradition, but a fun twist to this tried and true classic is offering a cupcake tower. There are many different cupcake tower ideas and a variety of flavors and unique designs that can be … Continue reading

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Inspiration Boards

Each bride has her own unique style, and a great way to communicate that style to your vendors is to create inspiration boards. These online collages are fun to make and enable your vendors to better understand your vision. Make … Continue reading

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Signature Your Wedding

Signature your wedding by taking your personal interests, hobbies, and/or activities and weaving them into your wedding. For example, if you both love to travel, name your tables those cities you’ve visited and add a picture of the two of … Continue reading

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Bridal Party Gifts

Long gone are the days when you purchased the same gift for each member of the bridal party…like a necklace for each bridesmaid or a money clip for each groomsman! A more modern and personal approach is to choose a … Continue reading

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Trendy Seating Charts

New on the scene and keeping with a casual wedding theme, are seating charts that look like old-fashioned chalkboards. These cute and fun boards don’t really use chalk (as this would cause problems if bumped), but instead are painted to … Continue reading

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Post-Party Wine Tours

A popular event in the California Wine Country is a post-wedding wine tour. Most couples either host the event themselves or, at the very least, pay for transportation and (possibly) lunch, with the guests footing the bill for their own … Continue reading

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Ceremony Musicians

Envision walking down the aisle in your wedding gown and smiling at your soon-to-be-husband…but without music? Choosing the perfect song and musicians are important (but fun!) decisions when planning your wedding. The Wine Country has many elegant and talented musicians, … Continue reading

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Gown Preservation

Many brides are so excited to start their married life that they forget one important keepsake that needs tending to after the wedding…their wedding dress! Your gown should be preserved within one month of the wedding. Take it in for … Continue reading

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Tips on Tipping

I’m often asked which vendors should be tipped and how much. While this may be a personal decision determined by the couple, here are some basic guidelines I recommend: (1) Wait staff and bartenders should receive between 18-20% of the … Continue reading

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