Wedding Planning 101

Scenemakers has been helping couples plan their dream weddings in Utah for over 20 years. We sat down for a Q&A with one of its experts to chat about wedding planner weapons and some of their favorite projects from last year.
You just got engaged–Congratulations! Now what? First, take a deep breath. Try to relax and enjoy this wonderful moment with your future spouse. Marriage is an exciting life journey but most people dread the wedding part. Yes, it can be overwhelming, but it makes a huge difference having an experienced event planner by your side during this process. Our friends at Temple Square offer these 9 things you need to know before meeting with your event planner to help you make the best out of that first encounter.
Want party design with maximum impact? Try a minimalist approach. Rachael Affleck of Rachael Ellen Events and photographer Kenzie Victory reject the conventional overdone décor, princess gown and endless guest list. Instead, they focus on what matters most—a couple starting its life together. Follow these five tips to harness sophisticated style for a Scandi-chic winter celebration.
Whether you hit the jewelers together or he braves the challenge on his own—choosing the symbol that will represent your lives together is a fun and exciting time. However, there's a lot to know about rings, such as the cut, carat size, clarity and color all of which, can make a trip to the jewelers a daunting task if you don't know what to look for. I reached out to local engagement ring experts, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, to put together a this useful guide about things keep in mind to simplify your ring shopping experience.
Whether you plan to wed in the fall, winter, spring or summer, you can create your dream wedding in Utah. Consider the following seasonal ideas and suggestions when planning your big day.
Traditionally, the bride’s family assumes the burden of most wedding costs, a custom most likely translated from ancient traditions of providing a dowry to attract a husband. While it is still not custom to ask the groom’s family to pay for any more than what is listed in our guide, modern in-laws often offer to help with more. Whatever the case may be, all parties should start budgeting now for their share of the nuptial fees. Here is a guide to help answer the question: Who pays for what?
Unless you’re off to Las Vegas for drive-through nuptials, most weddings take anywhere from six months to a year to plan. Our helpful planning calendar can help you get started.
Written by: Melissa Barreiros Selecting a diamond is one of the most important decisions to make when choosing the perfect ring. From clarity to cut, there are a lot of things to consider when diamond shopping. While this experience can seem intimidating, our diamond experts at OC Tanners have put together a quick guide to the five c's of diamond shopping.  
Written by: Melissa Barreiros One of the most important aspects of wedding planning is choosing wedding invitations. Your wedding invitations not only set the tone for your festivities, but give your guests all the important details for the big day. With all the styles and patterns to choose from, shopping for and designing wedding invitations are essential to planning the perfect day. They...
Ribbon Wands A sweet and simple DIY wedding project.