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There are plenty of expenses that come along with a wedding. But I bet there are a lot of things you never even considered because they can seem so small, yet add up quickly! Below I am going to outline for you some of the major costs that are easy to miss and how to plan for them in your budget. Photography By Brooke Merrill Photography 1.     Bridal Party. Yes, you know those adorable announcements you see on Pinterest or your friends Instagram that seem so sweet and simple? Yeah, they can add up quickly with average costs running from $2.00 to $50.00 per person. Depending on your bridal...
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I don't do Elopements often but when I got the email from Sabrina that she was looking from a coordinator for her elopement I just couldn't say no. Sabrina + Luke live in London but decided to get married at The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs in June. 

Sabrina had planned her entire wedding from London and I always loved her emails as you could just feel her excitement to marry her best friend. She had 24 guests all fly in from London and watch her and Luke say I Do with the desert moutains as her backdrop. 

Sabrina + Luke LOVE Patron XO Café and used the mini bottles as placecards but also as...
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April's Gold Member of the Month is the amazing Kirsten Paige of Kirsten Paige Bridal. I met Kirsten when we did the Big Fake Wedding last year in LA and we have been friends since! Kirsten has this amazing eye for designing gowns and just recently grew her business to the Midwest! Kirsten Paige started her business in 2014 when her dad asked her "why would you want to design for someone else...
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GOLD VENDOR OF THE MONTH 

I am just so excited to announce that I will be doing a GOLD vendor of the month series starting today! From here on out I will be featuring a vendor that I have had a pleasure of working with and think they are just really AMAZING at what they do! These vendors can be Florist, Hair + Makeup, Photographers, and well you get the point! My goal as a planner to is help...
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When hiring a wedding planner, we here at Grace & Gold Events believe that having chemistry with our clients is one of the most important things. You are intending to trust us with planning and putting together one of the most important days of your life, so let's make sure you love the planner you are working with! Here is an in-depth interview with Lead Planner and Co-Owner, Sarah Bond, with some insights about how she plans weddings and her own life:
Any wedding rules or philosophies when it comes to planning?
You have to feel 100% comfortable with your vendors. If you are booking someone...
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