Archive for the ‘Planning Tools’ Category

Thursday Things We Love: Pinterest!

Published on: February 9th, 2012

Do you need a pintervention yet?!  Pinterest is the latest rage in creative thinking.  A virtual bulletin board system, it is an amazing way to find, keep and share inspiration.  We love to use it as a wedding planning tool to help brides and vendors curate a board together and watch the vision of the wedding […]


Get to Know Us!

Published on: April 11th, 2011

We have been working quite hard the past few months with a website relaunch and some  new branding.  It has been very fun and revitalizing but also lots of work-which we don’t shy away from!  The site is ready and really reflects who we are as a styling & design company as well as our […]


The Hard Hat Bride: Floral Fetish

Published on: March 17th, 2011

One thing that I can honestly say that I love more than food is flowers. As the daughter of two green-thumbs, I have grown up adoring all things with leaves,whether from the supermarket or a Park Avenue florist.   When you begin your search for a florist, like all other vendors, go online and check out their […]


The Hard Hat Bride: Please Don’t Stop the Music

Published on: March 10th, 2011

Music is the pulse of your event; from the moment your guests arrive to the very last song, they will be guided through your wedding with the music of your choosing. At the early stages of planning I was dead set on hiring a band, yet after I learned that the band I wanted was booked I […]


The Hard Hat Bride: Pictures, please.

Published on: March 3rd, 2011

Your wedding day may seem like a blur but thankfully you will have the pictures (and the ring) to prove it really happened. Here’s a few of my tips in selecting a photographer and taking great photos on the big day. 1. Go online and check out all the websites of the photographers you are […]


The Hard Hat Bride: Feeding the Masses

Published on: February 24th, 2011

Locally sourced and in-season food is important to us. We wanted these elements to be translated into the food we would serve on the big day without being snooty, without it being a “theme.” We started our caterer search with this in mind but weren’t quite “clicking” with the caterers. While seated at dinner at our […]


The Hard Hat Bride: Save the Date!

Published on: December 15th, 2010

It’s now time to alert the [printing] presses and your guests to save the date! While hometown weddings don’t require Save the Dates, its almost always vital for destination weddings, weddings around holidays, or weddings that require most of the guests to travel and book a hotel.  There are four key essentials to a save […]


The Hard Hat Bride: Get Inspired

Published on: December 8th, 2010

You’ve set the date, chosen the place, and figured out how much this thing will set you back- now  it’s time to start the fun stuff! Working off your image of your day start collecting pictures that you are immediately drawn to no matter what they are. Eventually you can turn these images into an inspiration board. […]


The Hard Hat Bride: How Much?

Published on: November 17th, 2010

Ugh, the budget. This will have a very big impact on finalizing the “where.” Unless you’re planning a royal wedding like Kate Middleton (who happens to hail from Berkshire, England) this topic is probably one you wish to shy away from. Once you have an idea of the guest list you should be able to estimate how much you […]


The Hard Hat Bride: Setting the “When”

Published on: November 11th, 2010

The date- this is big. This is the date that you will always remember (your husband too, especially if you engrave it inside his ring). Consider the time of year in which you wish to be married; the season, the colors, how easy it is for people to travel. Consider how this ties into how […]