Wedding Planning 101

The prospect of having entertainment at your wedding can be both exciting and overwhelming. Relax. As Michael Tobian, CEO and Owner of Utah Live Bands explains, if you plan this part of your event right, you’ll feel comfortable knowing the entertainment at your party will be fantastic. LISTEN AND LEARN Without hearing entertainment live, it is difficult to know exactly...
You’ve finally said your ‘I dos’ and made your way back down the aisle. Now it’s time to celebrate. Here we offer tips on creating the perfect wedding after party.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, these gowns are worth a million. From sparkles to lace, bishop sleeves to strapless silhouettes, the design is in the details. An off-the-shoulder gown with flowing sleeves offers a perfect balance of delicate and sophisticated. With a drape veil and a vintage neckline, this gown keeps it forever classic.  Featuring puffed sleeves fit for...
Clothier Cody Hoppes and photographer Heather Nan share in-the-know insight for picture-perfect prêt-à-porter. Whether you’re going for a classic, modern or an altogether out-of-the-box look, these local pros offer some tried-and-true men's fashion tips that will ensure solid style for the groom and photogenic wedding photos.  TAILOR YOUR LOOK “Menswear is ever-evolving,” says Hoppes, sales manager with UWM Men’s Shop in...
“Cocktail hour is all about bringing people together,” says Casey Metzger, founder of Top Shelf Services. According to Metzger, the key to creating camaraderie is giving your guests something they share in common, which is where thoughtfully personalized beverages become the stars of the show. CUSTOMIZE YOUR COCKTAILS “First thing’s first, consider the journey you’ve been on as a couple and...
Your wedding day should symbolize who you are, which means sometimes soft neutral tones work perfectly and other times you ought to stray from the classics. Michelle Cousins, founder of Michelle Leo Events, makes the case for bright shades, vibrant hues and bold patterns, no matter the season, venue or vibe.   CUE YOUR HUESThe first step to choosing a color...
STATIONERY CHECKLISTMost couples know the recognizable elements of a paper suite, such as invitations and thank you cards, but sometimes the smaller details that can set a celebration apart get overlooked. The following paper goods checklist will have you covered, from engagement to honeymoon. BEFORE THE WEDDING■ Engagement party invitation■ Save-the-date card■ Bridal shower invitation■ Bridal shower thank you cards■...
Releasing a lantern decorated with hopes, dreams and wishes into the sky is an age-old custom that celebrates life and evokes feelings of renewal and inspiration. This timeless tradition, experienced alongside your love and your loved ones, creates an undeniably profound and unforgettable experience.  Tips for the perfect lantern send-off: 1. Decide who to include Some couples may choose to...
Event Planning and Design: Fuse Weddings and Events + Photo by Jessica Kettle Photography Who can officiate a wedding in the state of Utah? According to Utah Code Title 30, Marriages may be solemnized by the following persons only: Ministers, rabbis or priests of any religious denomination who are: in regular communion with any religious society18 years of age or olderNative American spiritual...
Event Planning and Design: Fuse Weddings and Events + Photos by Tracy Hill Photography When planning your wedding, there are a lot of details to handle. While finding a planner, gown and venue certainly top the list, a photographer is the one who will capture it all.  Your wedding photographer’s number one priority is creating tangible memories that will last a...