Wedding Wednesday: Finding that perfect photographer

When it comes to planning a wedding, I believe that having the perfect photographer is the most important vendor to have. Those memories are going to be shared for the rest of your life, each photo says a thousand words and shares a thousand stories. These are photos of one of the most important days of your life. That is why you need to make sure and find the perfect photographer! 

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When looking for the right photographer, it is very crucial to make sure that the style of the photographer’s photos is the style that you like. Great quality photos can also be quite pricey. If you go with a photographer just because they are cheap and not because you like their style, you may regret it later on down the road.

If you are meeting with photographers, you always want to ask for the different packages that they offer. Most photographers will usually customize the packages with your budget. Another great question to ask is if they offer a payment plan. Some photographers will work with you if they know that you are on a budget.

You also want to make sure that you mesh well with the photographer when you meet them. If you get a bad vibe or don’t feel as if they are reliable, get away while you still can. You don’t want to have to worry about them canceling on you at the last minute, or showing up late.

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One way to figure out if they are reliable is to get in contact with their previous customers. If the photographer has tagged them on Instagram, message them. Don’t be afraid to do your research!

If you are here in Bakersfield, I know a photographer that allows brides to make payments. Erin, with Vintage Roots Photography, also has very affordable and customizable packages starting at just $700. She also offers elopements, cherished moments, and bridal portraits. These are perfect if you are really on a budget, but want memories of your special day.

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You can find Erin on Facebook and Instagram. 

I hope that this post helped you out some!

All of these photos were taken by Vintage Roots Photography. 

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How to turn a bad day into a good day!

I’m sure that you have had one of those days before when you wake up and everything goes wrong. As soon as you open those big, beautiful eyes, you can already tell that everything is going to shit. You woke up late, you burnt your forehead on your hair straightener, and now you can’t find your keys. I have one of those days about twice a week, trust me, you’re not alone!

Instead of letting that day continue to go horribly, here are some things that you can do to change the way your day is going to go.

The first thing that you can do is take a deep breath. Bring your thoughts to your attention and tell yourself that you are going to have an amazing day. Or cry….. Whatever helps. I’m just kidding, but stop and give yourself a minute to forget about all of those terrible events and think of something that makes you happy.

The next thing that you can do to change your day is to go somewhere that makes you happy. If you are at work, take a break and go get some coffee. If coffee isn’t your thing, go do something that is your thing. Grab a cupcake, go for a walk, take some selfies, whatever you need to do to make yourself feel a little better.

If those aren’t doing the trick, read your favorite quote. Read something that will put a smile on your face. If you don’t have a favorite quote, go to Pinterest, they have tons for you!

If you have tried all of the above and nothing seems to be working, call someone that you love. Just let it all pour out to them. If no one will answer, message me, I’ll pick up! 

Quick and Easy Hairstyle

I always have those days where damaging and taking the time to do my hair, just doesn’t sound pleasing. Am I alone on this, or do you have those days too? For today’s post, I am sharing a simple and quick Hairstyle that will be perfect for any occasion. You can rock this look to the gym, a party, work, and even a date!

For this Hairstyle all that is needed is:

  • Some type of comb to split your hair into two parts
  • Some clear elastics
  • Topsy tail tool

You can purchase all of these items at your local drug store. 

  1. Part your hair into two parts down the middle, (like pigtails). Tie away the half of hair that you will be using later, and then the other half we are going to section a portion off. Take about a quarter of your hair and tie it with a clear elastic. 
  2. Now stick the topsy tail tool through the top of the section that is secured by the elastic.
  3. Pull the ponytail upward through the hoop of the topsy tail tool, and then pull the tool down through the pony to create the topsy tail. 
  4. After the first topsy tail is created, grab another section of hair while adding the first section, and continue. You can create as many sections as you would like. I usually do about four on each side. 
  5. Repeat on the other side, and there you have it!

This hairstyle takes less than three minutes to create!

 

 

Wedding Wednesday

This is a very exciting time of the year for me, I love the feeling of starting fresh! Getting a chance to step up my game and make things happen for myself. If you haven’t read the “About Me” page, you totally should. Over there I tell you a little bit more about my personal life. I also share a little fact that I am a licensed Wedding and Event Planner.

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Yes, that’s right. Weddings, birthdays, gender reveal, you name it! I love creating something out of nothing. I think that’s why I love blogging so much. One of my goals this year is to really bring in some traffic to my party planning business. One of my dreams for this year is to be in a Bridal Show! I can just imagine how gorgeous the set up is going to be. Very Modern and Shabby Chic at the same time. Ughhh. Gorgeous.

Loving Plans was inspired by a Facebook career quiz five years ago.

In the spirit of chasing my reality, I am introducing Wedding Wednesday’s to the blog! It’s going to be all about weddings, and some tips and tricks to saving money! I will also share some photos of my previous events so that you can get some inspiration.

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To start the first Wedding Wednesday off right, my biggest tip for weddings is to DIY everything! From the decor to the food, you can save so much money by doing it all yourself. If you are not really the crafty type, find someone who is. You would be surprised at what can come of $5 and items from the dollar store! If you would like to find out, make sure that you are following my blog, I may just have challenged myself!

If you know someone that is getting married, make sure to share this post with them, I can answer any questions they may have. I love weddings, the first wedding that I ever planned was my own. I loved everything from the cake tastings to choosing this gorgeous dress! It’s just my thing. Want to know something cool and a money saver? My grandma made my veil! Her making it was not only affordable but also special because it came from her.

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Another big tip for saving money on a wedding is to give yourself plenty of time to plan the event. If you give yourself 3 months to plan a huge wedding, you are going to need money right then and there to pay for everything. If you plan your wedding within a span of 1-2 years, you are allowing time to save, buy things here and there, and make payments on services.

I hope that this post was helpful, even just a little. Look forward to many more fun posts this year. For more wedding photos, you can check out Loving Plans on Instagram or Facebook. If you are in the Bakersfield area and need an event service, feel free to message me on any social media, and get your free consultation! 

 

 

Start 2018 Off Right: 5 NEW HABITS FOR THE NEW YEAR

They say that it takes 66 days to create a habit.

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HABIT NUMBER ONE – WAKE UP EARLY

This habit is very hard for me, I love sleeping in until 10am or 1pm (shhh). I always tell myself that I am going to wake up two hours earlier every day and guess what never happens. So to trick myself, I will set my alarm 30 minutes earlier, than the two hours earlier. That way I don’t really notice the difference. Little by little I will keep adding the 30 minutes until I reach my goal hour. My goal is to be a morning person, and you bet you ass that’s happening this year!

HABIT NUMBER TWO – DRINK MORE WATER

Honestly, I have been drinking more water and I feel amazing. My skin has cleared up, I have been in a better mood, and my hair feels so soft! Water does the body good. The best way to drink more water is to carry an adorable water bottle around. That way drinking water is exciting.

HABIT NUMBER THREE – EXERCISE

This one is an obvious habit that needs to take place in 2018. I have downloaded a couple of workout apps, that way the work-outs are already there, no thinking. I will set alarms for working out, even if it is for 15 minutes a day. Something is better than nothing. #squatlife

HABIT NUMBER THREE- EATING HEALTHIER

I hate to say it, but it’s time to give up pizza. Meal prepping for the week is actually a lot easier than you think. Before the week starts, I will go to the grocery store, find some healthy and delicious recipes, cook, and separate. It really is that easy. I even bought some cute containers to make meal prepping fun.

HABIT NUMBER FOUR- READ

In order to create a reading habit, I will read 10 pages a day. If I tell myself that I am only going to read 10 pages, I will get into the book and won’t stop there! Before I know it, I will be done with a book in a few days.

HABIT NUMBER FIVE- SET GOALS

Setting goals are so important to me, they help me get a better idea of where my life is going. Every day I am going to write down a different set of goals; yearly goals, monthly goals, weekly goals, and daily goals. If I am constantly writing them down, I am constantly reminding myself of the badass that I am going to be!

 

 

I hope that you are just as excited about the new year as I am. I would love to know some of your habits that you are going to create this year. Do me a favor, share this blog post with someone that needs some inspiration for creating habits. As soon as I hit 2,000 I am going to be hosting a huge giveaway, so make sure that you spread the word. As always, stay confident!