Have you decided to change your last name after your wedding?

It is always a tough decision - Do you change your name? Do you hyphenate? Now even will he take your last name? There are so many options.

Just because you have a marriage license with your new last name, doesn't mean you've officially changed your name. (If you thought that was the hard part, wait until you see the lines at the social security office and DMV.) There's a shortcut, though: Make it easy on yourself and fast-track your paperwork with the brilliant and easy.

Just follow the link for directions!

Got other planning questions? Email them to us and we’ll post the answers here! You can email us at Veronica@behindthescenesinc.com.

Happy Planning!

Veronica

Enjoy Live Flowers At Your Wedding

Recently we’ve met with a new company that is based out of Florida. I think that they are awesome and I go to see their product live and in person along with their process. I wanted to make sure that I bring this information to you all.

The name of the company is Enjoy Flowers and they specialize in you guessed it FLOWERS! For large and small weddings! No, they are not florists but they are GROWERS! So the flowers that you order from them are straight from the fields and designed just for you.

Here are a couple of photos of what they can do:

If you have photos of what you want they can get you pricing information, it is super easy!

Here is a downloadable flyer of infomation also! DOWNLOAD FLYER

If you have any questions please be sure to let us know! We are here to help!

Happy Planning!

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Now that you are engaged...

Don’t run out and start hunting for venue’s or your dress! There is no rush I promise if your love is true you’ll have enough time to do the most important thing first.

CREATE YOUR WEDDING DAY BUDGET

Yes, I know its terrible to have to go through those numbers when you don’t know what things cost, but guess what? That is not what a wedding budget is! A budget is what you can afford for your wedding day. I know I’ve written quite a few posts trying to explain this but it seems every year about now someone gets themselves in a financial bind just because of skipping or misunderstanding this step.

How do you find out what your wedding budget is? How much can you afford to spend each month? Look at it as a bill, can you finace $500 a month $1000 or more? Do you have other family contributing to the wedding? Take all of this into consideration and have the conversations with your family this way everyone is on the same page and you won’t get into a bind later down the line.

What is the second most important step?

HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER

Yes, this is an important line item in your budget and I’m going to tell you why. A wedding planner does everyday what you cannot comprehend. She is the one that will find the venue for your wedding - within your budget, your photographer - within your budget, and so on. Not only that she is going to elimiate a bunch of steps that you have to take on if you do your wedding on your own so all you have to concentrate on is attire.

Those lists that you see online don’t do weddings justice. We once had 32 paid professionals all setting up at once for a wedding. I do understand that not all weddings are that intricate but they all mean something special to someone so why not take the extra step in guaranteeing that it is all that you ever belived that it would be?

Finding The Right Venue

Before you run out and find a venue please PLEASE consider finding a great wedding planner first, but if you don’t… here are some really great tips on finding the right venue for you.

  1. Create your budget. This is what you can afford to spend on your wedding. Once you have it broken down into segments move to step 2.

  2. Use the internet. Google venue’s in your area and start calling for prices (if they don’t have them listed). Don’t go and see the ones that don’t fit in your budget. If you have a small budget then look at city/government owned venues, they are much cheaper. Also think out of the box, empty store fronts could be awesome for a reception. Also look into the church that you attend for your ceremony.

  3. Once you have a list of venues that fit in your budget try to visit all of them in one day. This way it is easy to rule out the ones that you don’t like or the ones that added on cost vs. your call or their website.

  4. As you visit ASK Questions, what is included, how many tables and chairs do you have and in what sizes? Make sure you walk out of there with a copy of their contract (for details) and their package information.

  5. Once you’ve visited all of them sit down with your spouse to be and go through and list out the pros and cons of each one. Once you’ve decided - book it!

A disclaimer - wedding planners help you create your budget, they elimiate the #2 and hand you the list for #3. Most even have the answers that you need for #4. Having a wedding planner with you can not only save you time and energy they can save you money!

Happy Planning!