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Wedding hashtags are one of the best inventions. But seriously… thank goodness for technology! By utilizing wedding hashtags, you’re able to look back at all the photos your guests have taken throughout your day and see your celebration from many different perspectives! If you’re struggling to come up with a good one, these tips may […]

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26

Jun

Planning a Micro-wedding or Elopement: Planning Advice on Alexa Kay Events

There’s no denying that planning a micro-wedding or elopement is becoming increasingly popular. But just because you’re opting for a smaller wedding doesn’t mean you still can’t make it elaborate or beautiful! Today I’m sharing some insight on this trending topic along with some planning advice in hopes of helping you feel confident in making […]

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5

Jun

Although you’re more than likely communicating details about your day through perfectly designed invitations, wedding websites are a great way to add even more information. So before you crowd all the details into your invitation suites, keep reading to see some tips on what to include into your wedding websites. Platforms to design your site […]

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1

Jun

Stay at home date night ideas featured on Alexa Kay Events

Married or not, it’s so true that you should never stop dating. In the current condition with these unprecedented times, it may seem like a challenge to set aside time for you and your hubby, but we are here to inspire! Here are some stay at home date night ideas to shake up your usual […]

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7

May

If there’s on common regret amongst brides, it’s not spending the extra money to hire a wedding videographer. Sure you’ll have amazing photos, but there’s something about having a video that showcases the emotion behind the photos in real time. But, before hiring your wedding videographer to capture the footage of your day we’re sharing […]

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4

May

Regardless of what type of wedding ceremony you’re having, you’re going to need to hire a wedding officiant. This can look different depending on what route you’re heading towards, but there are a few key things to know before you choose! Basic Information From elopements to a full-scale wedding experience, officiants play a vital role. […]

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27

Apr

What to know when hiring a wedding photographer featured on Alexa Kay Events!

If there’s one thing I urge couples to invest in for their wedding, it’s hiring a wedding photographer. Although there are many options out there with varying styles, prices, and portfolios, it’s important to choose one that resonates most with you and what you like. Basic Information Before booking your wedding photographer, it’s important to […]

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20

Apr

Having your best friends standing next you on your wedding day is the best! And one of the fun parts of the wedding planning process is going bridesmaid dress shopping with them. There are so many ways to go about this so we’re sharing the facts in hopes it’ll help you and them feel confident […]

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13

Apr

What to know when reserving your wedding hotel room blocks featured on Nashville Bride Guide!

If you have out of town family and friends attending you’re wedding, you’re more than likely going to want a place for them to stay. This is where reserving hotel room blocks come into play! Basic Information Depending on where you’re having your wedding, you’re going to want to block off one to two hotels. […]

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6

Apr

What to know when booking your wedding transportation featured on Alexa Kay Events!

Unless you’re holding everything for your wedding day at one place, then you’re more than likely going to need some type of wedding transportation. Whether it be shuttling people from the hotel to the venue, getting people from the ceremony to the reception, or maybe you’re just looking to incorporate a cool ride for you […]

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30

Mar

Before you tie the knot, you’ll more than likely be investing into engagement rings and wedding rings. It can be confusing to know if you’re getting a quality ring at a quality cost without knowing anything about it. That’s why I’m sharing what you need to know before purchasing the bling. Basic Information If you […]

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23

Mar

Before you can say “I do” and have it be legal, getting your marriage license is a MUST! While not the funnest thing to do on your wedding planning list, you can’t get hitched without it. Here are some quick tips about how the process works in Texas. Tips for Getting Your Marriage License You […]

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20

Mar

Fun fact, your wedding dress is only as good as your wedding alterations. Yes, you read that right! You can buy the most expensive dress in the world, however if you don’t get it altered correctly then it simply won’t look good. Your wedding dress is the more than likely the most expensive dress you’ll […]

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16

Mar

While a lot of the “wedding world” focuses on bridal fashion and design and details, make no mistake we haven’t forget about the gentleman! Grooms and groomsmen are often times more laid back in the process. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t care. The guys want to look and feel just as confident as the […]

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9

Mar

Wedding dresses inside WED Bridal Dress Boutique. Get to know this DFW wedding vendor on the Alexa Kay Events blog!

One of the most exciting parts of wedding planning… wedding dress shopping! It’s every girls dream to walk down the aisle feeling so confident in beautiful to the love of her life. It can be overwhelming not knowing where to start or how to know when you’ve found “the one.” But we believe just like […]

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2

Mar

Wedding stationery suite: Whimsical mauve wedding inspiration on Alexa Kay Events. See more romantic wedding ideas at alexakayevents.com!

Your wedding invitations set the tone for your wedding day. Although you may send out save the dates, your invitations are often the first thing guests receive that give them an idea about your day. Not only are your invitations essential, but so is all of your wedding stationery. These include your table numbers, escort […]

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24

Feb

Every bride envisions how she’s going to look walking down the aisle the day of her wedding. As she should! Your wedding day is such a special one and deserves to be treated as such. With that said, you’re going to want a hair and makeup artist that knows how to deliver on your vision. […]

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17

Feb

One of the best parts of your wedding day is the food! (Because who doesn’t love a good meal?!) When choosing your wedding caterer, there are different options depending on the style of meal you’re serving, how many people you’re feeding, and the type of food you want your guests to enjoy. With the help […]

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10

Feb

Julia Sharapova Wedding Photography featured on Alexa Kay Events

Creating a fun environment for your guests at your wedding reception is all in a days work for your wedding DJ. However, they hold a bit more responsibility than just pressing some buttons and playing the jams that you love. With the help of Danny Bolin and Jeremiah Brinkley from It’s Your Night Entertainment, we’re […]

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3

Feb

One of the best parts of the wedding planning process is the wedding cake tasting. I mean who doesn’t love to try delicious desserts?! Although some couples opt against a wedding cake, there is still bound to be some sweet treat – cookies, donuts, pies, etc.! Choosing your bakery for not only your perfect design, […]

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27

Jan

Romantic barn White Sparrow editorial wedding inspiration by Alexa Kay Events. See more barn wedding ideas at alexakayevents.com!

One of the first vendors every couple should book is their wedding venue. Some couples may already have their dream venue in mind, others may still be doing a little research. No matter where you fall, we’re sharing some information to help you be confident in choosing your wedding venue! Basic Information In a world […]

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20

Jan

There are different options when it comes to hiring a bartender for your wedding day. We’re breaking things down in today’s post including the process and things to consider before making your decision. Basic Information Once you’ve decided on your venue, you’ll have a better understanding of what you’re looking for with a bartender. Your […]

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13

Jan

Believe it or not, one of the most photographed pieces of your wedding day will be your floral arrangements. From your wedding bouquet to your centerpieces and everything in between, your wedding flowers have the ability to add so much to your design. It’s important to choose a florist that you trust will make your […]

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6

Jan

Wedding Guest Book Ideas featured on Alexa Kay Events

While your planning out the details of your wedding reception decor, don’t forget to think about what you’d like for you wedding guest book! Whether you’re wanting something more meaningful or something that would go along with your wedding theme, there are so many options nowadays and it’s easy to get creative! Here are some […]

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18

Dec

Wedding Exit Ideas featured on Alexa Kay Events!

If you’re looking for a fun way to leave your wedding ceremony or wedding reception, then you’re going to love today’s post! Let these wedding exit ideas inspire you and allow for some photo-worthy moments! Sparklers A classic option! Sparklers make for such an awesome reception exit and allow your photographer to capture such creative […]

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2

Dec

Wedding Desserts That Aren't Cake featured on Alexa Kay Events!

In case nobody has told, I’m going to let you in on a little secret… you don’t have to have wedding cake if you don’t want to! (Gasp!) While a wedding cake has become a traditional part of the wedding, non-traditional wedding desserts and sweet ideas are catching on just as quick! So what are […]

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27

Nov

Writing wedding vows and toasts can sometimes be a bit tricky. It’s like you know everything and love the person you’re writing them about deeply, however when it comes time to write things down your mind goes blank! Or maybe you know everything you want to say, but don’t know how to narrow it all […]

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11

Nov

Bridal getting ready portrait: Wedding details for your photographer to capture featured on Alexa Kay Events

Your wedding details tell more of the story of your wedding day. Because of that, from flat lays to reception details, your photographer loves snapping these shots! To help make it go more smoothly and make sure no detail is missed, we’ve come up with a list of items you should have readily available for […]

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21

Oct

Wedding first looks have become increasingly popular through the years. However, couples can have a hard time deciding if doing one is the right decision for them. Today I’m breaking down the pros and cons of a first look to help guide you to the decision that’s best for you! Pro: It’s a great opportunity […]

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16

Sep

5 Important Things Your Wedding Timeline Must Have on Alexa Kay Events

They key to your wedding day running smoothly is having a thorough wedding timeline. It’s important to get this step done a couple weeks ahead of time to ensure all of your vendors are on the same page. If you hire a wedding planner, then this step should be easy as it is usually help […]

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26

Aug

I cannot express how strongly I advocate FOR the use of a seating chart at your wedding! I’m summarizing my hundreds of reasons for being “pro-chart” into a few concise paragraphs. Below I’m sharing two of my greatest reasons and a little preview into my rational behind them.  Firstly, is my largest and most multidimensional […]

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14

Aug

Before the big day come the wedding rehearsal. Often times, brides have questions about their rehearsal and the rehearsal timing. The importance of staying on schedule for your rehearsal is just as significant as the day of. Keep reading to see my planning tips and learn why your rehearsal timing is so important. Who Should […]

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23

Jul

White and greenery wedding centerpiece: Elopement vineyard wedding at Umbra Winery by Alexa Kay Events. See more wedding ideas at alexakayevents.com!

It may be a dreaded topic that couples don’t want to think about, but having a rain plain for your wedding day is very important. If any part of your ceremony or reception is outdoor or can be effected by the weather, read my thoughts on having a backup plan. Why a rain plan is […]

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12

Jul

Wedding menu: Elopement vineyard wedding at Umbra Winery by Alexa Kay Events. See more wedding ideas at alexakayevents.com!

As an event planner, wedding industry terminology comes as second nature. However, some brides may not understand or have questions about what things mean. I’ve put together a list of some common industry terms with their meaning to help you out. After reading these, you’ll be speaking the lingo in no time! Industry Terms Banquet […]

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5

Jul

Woodsy wedding inspiration with this Anne of Green Gables editorial by Alexa Kay Events. Find more wedding inspiration at alexakayevents.com!

Whether you have your dream location already picked out or are on the search for your perfect match, it’s important to get all your questions answered before signing your contract to your wedding venue. There would be nothing worse than signing and not realizing you weren’t allowed to rearrange the room or use your favorite […]

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24

Jun

Think you are ready and have what it takes to be the best bridesmaid or maid of honor (MOH)?  It is an honor to be a bridesmaid, but it’s a lot of work. I’m sharing some bridal party advice to help you be an amazing member of your bestie’s bridal party! Before the Wedding Day […]

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23

May

Congratulations! The moment you’ve been waiting for has finally happened — you’re engaged! While I’m sure you’re overwhelmed with joy, I’m sure you’re also getting anxious about the whole wedding planning process and what to do next. Today I’m sharing some wedding planning advice with some tips and tricks to help you out! Enjoy the […]

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29

Apr

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