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Bouquets, floral arches, centerpieces, reception décor – there is no doubt that flowers play a huge role at weddings. And even if you keep your big-day blooms simple and only purchase a few bouquets and boutonnieres, you’ll likely have a bit of a sticker shock once you see the price tags. Especially if you compare […]

A Wedding Planner’s Perspective: Why Are Wedding Flowers so Expensive?

Weddings in Pebble Beach

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As a wedding planner in Carmel, I know a lot about this beautiful area in Northern California. And I love passing along this information to readers and couples alike.  Because whether you’re planning a wedding, honeymoon, or weekend getaway, it’s always great to have a little local knowledge. So I’ve put together this blog post […]

A Local’s Guide to Carmel and Planning a Wedding

Weddings in Carmel Valley

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Wonder what it is like to hire a wedding planner. Some of our past clients are shedding some light on their experience working with Pocketful of Plans.

A Client’s Perspective: What is it like to work with Pocketful Of Plans?

Wedding Vendors

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A WEDDING PLANNER’S PERSPECTIVEWhy Are Weddings So Expensive?PART ONE Oh, budget. Pretty much everyone’s least favorite topic. But, pretty much one of the most important foundations to planning a wedding. The problem is, you probably don’t understand: a.) Precisely what goes into a wedding budget. And  b.) The actual reasons why weddings are so expensive. […]

Why Are Weddings So Expensive?

Bride and Bouquet

Wedding Planning Advice

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The minute you get engaged, social media inundates you with images of weddings and what you “should” strive to create. And while looking at all of the pretty pictures on Instagram and Pinterest can be fun and inspiring, it can also be overwhelming and downright frustrating at times.  What are you supposed to do with […]

3 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding

Wedding Planning

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One of the beautiful things about planning a wedding in the modern age is so many possibilities. In the past, most couples stuck with a traditional wedding style. Everything was planned just so-so and had to fit into a template. And while traditional elements can be gorgeous (and necessary at times), I believe a healthy […]

Top 5 Reasons You Should Host A Retreat Style Wedding

Couple in Vineyard in Carmel Valley

Weddings in Carmel Valley

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So you are thinking about hiring a wedding planner? I am guessing you landed here either 1. Because your my mom (thanks for reading mom!) OR 2. Because you have very little clue as to what the heck a wedding planner does and whether you really need one. Good news, I am here to tell you […]

Do I need a wedding planner?

Wedding To Do List

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5 topics to discuss when you are just starting to plan your wedding!   First of all, if you’re here and recently engaged, let me say, congratulations! You did it, you are now officially engaged and planning a wedding!    The engagement period is amazing, everyone is excited and congratulating you but then…BOOM,  questions come […]

Five topics to discuss when you get started planning your wedding

Wedding Planning Advice

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How to Handle Save The Dates and Invitations for 2021 Weddings That May Be Affected by COVID.  While so many couples had to deal with the uncertainty of how COVID would effect their weddings in 2020 the disappointing news for couples planning a wedding (or postponed to) 2021 is that COVID is still affecting the […]

How to handle Save The Dates and Invitations for 2021 weddings that may be affected by COVID

Wedding Advice

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Unpopular opinions from a seasoned wedding planner You haven’t planned a wedding before. Chances are you probably haven’t planned any big parties before where there were a lot of emotions, opinions, and investments of large chucks of money. For many couples the expense of a wedding is the first time they have ever spent a […]

Unpopular Opinions about Planning a Wedding

Wedding To Do List

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