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Photo Credit: Gertrude & Mabel Photography Amy gives insight on how to look on the bright side if you are one of the many engaged couples during COVID in this recent article by Destination I Do. The article explains how to reorganize your budget based on a smaller guest list as well as how to adjust your timeline due to COVID. "No matter what you decide, if it’s to get married now with an elopement or small guest list or to push your large celebration off to a later date, just remember the why behind getting married. Your celebration might not be what you...
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The article explains what a wine box ceremony and the history behind it. Amy helps them answer the question: What type of wine should we select?
“As a rule of thumb, red wines tend to age better than white wines, but that doesn’t mean you can’t age a white wine or that all red wines will age well. Some red wines that couples have chosen to save include Cotes du Rhone, Bordeaux, and Cabs. Whites that age well include select Sauternes, Riesling, and some Champagne. Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé don’t tend to be ones that people hold onto for a decade. But consult an expert before picking a specific bottle.”
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Amy talks bridal shower guest list etiquette in this recent interview with BRIDES.
The article says answers the question “Who to invite to the Bridal Shower”:
The short answer is, you should not invite anyone to your shower who will not be invited to the wedding. Your shower is an intimate gathering of some of the closest women (and men if you choose) in your life, and if anyone makes the cut for your shower, they should also be close enough to you to get a wedding invite.
“You’re basically telling your guests that you like them enough to have them celebrate you (and buy you gifts) but not enough to include them on one of the most important days of your life,” says Amy Nichols, owner of Amy Nichols Special Events. “Anyone who is invited or included in the bridal shower should be invited to the wedding.”
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Amy talks efficiency when it comes to brides saving time in this recent interview with Martha Stewart Weddings.
“When you’re newly engaged, there are so many decisions to make and things to think about—and those decisions can easily consume your day, such as calling venues, chasing down vendors, and requesting information,” says Amy Nichols, wedding planner and owner of Amy Nichols Special Events. “While these might seem like fun tasks, they can take up precious hours in your day, especially if you have to fill out countless contact forms in order to get in touch with someone.”
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Amy says: “Be sure that you have a really great handle on your budget before sending your save-the-dates. By understanding what you can spend as well as how many guests you can accommodate, you will avoid a potential budget issue if you need to cut corners. You don’t want to send an over-the-top save-the-date and set one expectation for the type of wedding you’re having, only to follow up with less than impressive invites.”
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To help you through each aspect of organizing your big day, it’s a good idea to create a to-do list. This helps keep you on track and ensures that you don’t miss anything along the way. Here are wedding planner’s, including our very own Amy!, best tips for keeping a to-do list that’s both manageable and realistic, to guide you through the process.