Wedding Wednesday: Reasons to Hire a Planner

Ah, welcome to another Wedding Wednesday. I hope that you are enjoying these posts because I am having the best time writing them! Today I want to give you a few reasons why you should hire a wedding planner and/ or coordinator. This post is in collaboration with my Aunt Cindy, she created these visuals for me to share! 



There you have it! If you are in Bakersfield, Ca and are looking for some planners, make sure to check us out on Instagram. 


Wedding Wednesday: It’s All About Presentation!

There are a bunch of steps when it comes to planning a party. There is finding a venue, picking out a caterer, and choosing the entertainment. These are just a few examples of the many items that need to be checked off of the list. Putting together the perfect party is a lot of hard work and dedication!

Let’s say that you do all of this planning and you didn’t send out invitations. Guess what? Now, all that hard work was done for nothing! What good is a party with no invite? No one is going to get to appreciate the amazing photo booth that you had to DIY. It took you 6 hours and a lot of pushpins to put that bad boy together. This is why invitations are so important! They hold the key to your party’s success. A guest can tell how good an event is going to be, just by the look of the invitation.

Let’s say that I handed you an invitation to my wedding. If I handed you a piece of paper that had nothing on it, but the address and time on it, are you going to know what we are celebrating? How about what to wear? How are you suppose to know that you can’t bring your children if it doesn’t say?

Worry no more my friend, Basic Invite has you covered.


An invitation can say a lot about your wedding or baby shower. It speaks to you! That’s why it is important to choose the right company to work with. You need someone that will customize to your liking. Someone that knows exactly how important your engagement party is. Someone that knows that you will be judged by your mother-in-law for the rest of your life if you don’t pull this off. Okay, maybe not for the rest of your life, but pretty close (insert laugh here).

What I love about Basic Invite (other than the name), is that they have up to 180 different color options! Now that shade of blue is the exact color on your invites! They will match perfectly with those table runners that you had to search everywhere to find. Did I mention that Basic Invites lets you order a printed sample of the invitation? That’s right!  Just the thought of being able to see and feel the quality of the invitation can bring joy.



Basic Invite offers so many different invitations. You can choose from wedding anniversary invitationsengagement invitations, and even some of the best rehearsal dinner invitations!


The best part about all of this is that your guests are going to be so jealous of how your invitations look! Everyone is going to want to be your best friend and is going to want the hookups on invitations. All you can do at this point is smile and send them to Basic Invite.

Did I mention that Basic Invite has a free address collection service? That’s right! You can request your addresses in just three simple steps! All you have to do is; share a link, collect addresses, and get a free envelope printing. That’s all it takes! This service makes your job that much easier, all of the hard work is done for you!


I can go on and on about all of the amazing services that Basic Invite has to offer, but in order to believe me, you have to go check them out for yourself! You will want to thank me, but no thank needed. My job is to help you! 


I would like to thank Basic Invite for sponsoring today’s post! If you haven’t already followed them on social media, you totally should! Their Instagram is stunning! 


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Wedding Wednesday: What is more important to you?

Oh my, May is knocking at the door! I can hear the wedding songs, fireworks, and babies screaming because they don’t want to smile. Today’s Wedding Wednesday is all about how important a service is to you.

Kelsey, what do you mean? Everything about my wedding is important to me. 


Hear me out and by the end of this post, you may see a different perspective, and save yourself some big bucks.

When you picture the wedding of your dreams, what is the first thing that you envision? Is it a beautiful gown? What about the best photographer in town? When working with a budget, you want to make sure that you have money for the things that are the most important to you.


Here is an example; music is everything to me, I live and breath for music. So having the perfect DJ to play my perfect wedding songs was a must. Something else that was very important to me was the photographer. I am going to see and share those picture for the rest of my life. So guess what I spent good money on? If you guessed the DJ and photographer, then you would be right.

With that being said, I saved money by not having a videographer, because I had a photographer. I saved a ton of money on a venue because we got married outside.  I also saved money on food because my family made it. There are a ton of different examples that I could share with you, but we would be here all day.

So make a list of what you HAVE to have at the wedding and spend your money on that.