Wedding Planning 101

Photos by Kendra Elise Photography, Event Planning and Design by Fuse Weddings and Events Now that you’ve said “yes” to the wedding, it’s time to pick your planner! Planning a wedding means you have so many decisions to make. The first one, of course, is the planner! How do you choose the person that’s sure to create your perfect day? While your...
We rounded up wedding professionals from all over Utah and had them break down their wedding rescheduling policies so that you don’t have to.    Like most industries, the wedding industry is feeling the weight of this pandemic. Across Utah, wedding professionals are trying to figure out how they can create magic for their clients and sidestep potential stress and financial...
What's up with all those fancy tents? Tips and logistics for including a sensational shelter on your special day.  Utah won the lottery in landscapes, but our mountain weather is, well, a little challenging. Slush in May, record heat in July, rains in August and surprising snows in September. How does a savvy host brace for bad weather? "Prepare for the...
Shotskis, video booths, cornhole games, afterparties? These days, weddings are so much more than dinner and dancing. Three experts weigh in on how to keep your guests on their toes all night long. Wedding planner Kristen Spear of Soirée Productions orchestrates the most luxe events for clients from New York, Texas and California. When there’s Park City wedding action, Spear’s...
Shotskis, video booths, cornhole games, afterparties? These days, weddings are so much more than dinner and dancing. Three experts weigh in on how to keep your guests on their toes all night long. The days of boxed-in booths are over. Sam Spendlove and Heather Hodge of Couth Booth show us that open-style booths are all the rage, and oh so...
A how-to guide for couples whose nuptial plans have gotten a shake-up with the world's current events.  Edit: Check out What To Expect When You Weren't Expecting Coronavirus for more tips and specific rescheduling policies from real wedding pros in Utah. Photos by Duke Moose | @dukemoose You’re about to get married and COVID-19 has presented you with an unprecedented, rapidly changing, and unclear...
As the summer wedding season is winding down, we know you autumn brides are in full swing, putting the final touches on your big day. Get a style-filled jump on your fall wedding with some of our favorite trends! Design Steering away from bright summer hues, fall's palette is making it rich, cozy and charming. Rather than the blush rose and...
Recently engaged? If so, congratulations! What an exciting time it truly is! Finding that perfect dress is a top priority on what becomes a very large to-do list.  My country wedding was on May 18th, 2019, and my gown was the perfect fit! The process couldn’t have been smoother. Here’s the scoop, ladies!  My first and last stop for my wedding...
Chapter one of starting a blended family? Throw a spectacular wedding. This summer, I witnessed two “second” weddings, both very different from each other. One was set inside an enchanting garden with a taco truck and the other was hosted and catered by a country club. One casual, the other formal. Both magical. As different as the celebrations were, they...
A seasoned wedding planner has seen it all: The good, the bad and the ugly. While it may be tempting to trust your BFF to design your wedding, buyer beware. It takes more than a good eye to orchestrate a grand party, and you only get one chance at having a dream wedding. True pros—including these Utah-based experts—execute ranch weddings without...