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Tips for Wedding Planning Through the Holidays

Don’t hate us for bringing up the holidays in September but in our continual effort to be one step ahead, we had no choice. #sorrynotsorry Wedding planning through the holidays has its own set of challenges. Between navigating vacation schedules, working with limited hours, and balancing family time with work, it can be easy to… Read More »

Destination Wedding Planning: Tips for When It’s Also a Destination for You Too

Destination wedding planning is really a different animal. And, though many couples book wedding planners who live in the destination, there are plenty of planners who “have passport, will travel.” So today, we wanted to talk about what you should plan ahead for when the destination wedding is also a destination for you! Read on… Read More »

5 Tips for Dealing with a Couple Whose Pinterest is Bigger Than Their Wedding Budget

As wedding professionals, it’s our job to bring our clients’ dreams to life—but, when budgets are tight and expectations are high, we can feel more like crushers of dreams than granters of wishes. Add stunning social media images to the mix and you’ve got directions that will send you straight to disappointment disaster town. A… Read More »

Creative Ways to Cool Your Wedding Guests Down

Summer is the season of weddings, but, with temps on the rise and a sun that seems to be unwilling to relent lately, how do you go about ensuring wedding guests stay comfortable and cool on a warmer-than-expected wedding day without totally interfering with the aesthetic of your wedding? We’ve got some creative (and cool)… Read More »

How to Prepare for a Wedding Weekend

As wedding professionals, we know that weddings are not just the wedding day itself. And, we also know that it takes months of preparation to set yourself up for a successful one; months of work that starts the moment you first meet with your clients and goes through that late night tear down. So today,… Read More »

Starting Off as a New Wedding Planner

Every wedding planner or wedding professional has a unique story about how they got started. Sometimes it’s a story of chance, sometimes it’s a story of challenges, and sometimes it’s a story of putting one foot in front of the other. And, here at APHQ, we get to meet a lot of young wedding professionals… Read More »

When to Hire a Wedding Designer

Every wedding professional has certain things they love about their work and other things that they struggle with. And, as a wedding planner or coordinator, it’s quite possible that at some point, you have felt overwhelmed with the design process or underwhelmed with the end result. So, what is a logistical master to do when… Read More »

Great Expectations: Managing Client/Vendor Expectations

One of the realities of being a wedding planner is that you put yourself in the middle of things as a profession. No, we’re not talking about unnecessarily inserting yourself into situations. Rather, we’re talking about your position as a go-between, an intermediary, a buffer between your clients and vendor partners. The worlds of engaged… Read More »

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