Decor & Design

…in the words of Kimmy Gainer, Executive Director.

Planning a wedding can be an exciting but overwhelming task. From setting a budget to finalizing your guest list, there are many big and little details to consider. And trust me, I know this from daily life working on weddings for over ten years but also from planning my own wedding last year. 

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While exciting, planning a destination wedding has its own set of logistical challenges. Whether the destination is over state lines or overseas, one of those obstacles is getting your wedding gown from point A to point B in one piece. 

Even if your dress arrives undamaged,

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Wedding planning is a whirlwind of to-do lists and decisions. Some steps, like picking your venue or figuring out a budget, are instrumental in helping you plan other parts of your events. While other details, like how much to tip your vendors, are often overlooked. 

When it comes to wedding planning,

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Your wedding is one day – and a significant day at that.

But for the many vendors who aim to get you hitched without a hitch, your one day is an entire year or more of work. Wedding planners, photographers, florists, and DJs all put in countless hours of behind-the-scenes work to ensure your special event is the one you’ve always dreamed of.

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No matter where you are in your wedding planning journey, well-meaning friends and family are probably offering you their advice. And while this might feel frustrating, know that their opinions and recommendations are (usually) shared with the best of intentions. 

So, stay positive and assume that your loved ones only want to help.

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Yes, your best day ever (so far!) is all about the two of you and your union.

You are the guest of honor after all.

But as a person who values family and your guests’ experience, it’s only natural you want to sprinkle in a few surprises for your parents on your wedding day.

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(& One Bonus Question you Should Seriously Consider)

You found your one-and-only, got engaged, and started wedding planning. Now, you’re looking for another perfect match – your wedding planner. Finding your ideal match (a.k.a. your wedding planner and designer) is kind of like dating. You might find yourself swiping through Instagram, getting all heart-eyed over tablescapes and floral designs.

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What are wedding dreams made of?

For you, maybe it’s five-star cuisine or fancy dresses. Or personalized details and out-of-this-world entertainment. 

And while all of those definitely make for a memorable wedding, we like to go a bit deeper when designing your dream wedding. At Kate + Co, our definition of a dream wedding is one that achieves perfect flow.

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…without sacrificing service.

Picture it. A beautifully-design wedding cake with layer upon layer of decadent frosting. Just looking at it makes your mouth water. But here’s the thing: when you cut into it, it’s all foam inside. Wah wah.

It’s not different with the pretty part. Oftentimes, planners and event designers design something beautiful without considering how it impacts the service.

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No two people are the same. Neither are their love stories.

So wouldn’t it make sense that when two people come together in matrimony their wedding be unique as well?

To be clear, we’re not just talking about design aesthetics and weekend activities. We’re talking about a wedding infused with your stories,

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