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Southern Charm No. 13 Having to drive several miles from the ceremony to the reception is one of the top complaints from wedding guests. Our rule of thumb is making both locations about 10 minutes away from each other. This allows time for traffic or anything else that may get in your guests’ way. If […]

Going out to eat or a movie is a great way to spend time with your significant other, but it can so easily become repetitive. Getting active with that special person in your life is a perfect way to switch it up.   Dallas Arboretum The Arboretum is a botanical garden in Dallas that always […]

Southern Charm No. 12 This is a tricky situation! Although you may be looking out for your girls, you need to be careful of what you’re asking of them. It’s perfectly normal to want the crew to have their hair and makeup done; however, you should probably give them options on how to do that. […]

Southern Charm No. 11 How do you address invitation suits or thank you cards when one person in the couple is a doctor? Or when they don’t share the same last name? Our friends at Wedding Paper Divas have every example listed! Life savers! Take a gander: How to address invitations XOXO -Nikki with Southern […]

  I am a music lover. I cannot work without some amazing sounds playing in the background. And so I wanted to begin sharing my love of music with you all! Spring 2018 Playlist Spring is all about the rebirth of the season. I like to choose music that helps me reminisce on the past […]

2018 WORKSHOP   We are taking another leap of faith and this time we want to reach out to other talented planners and designers to share some major knowledge and inspiration that we have! This is not just another “styled shoot” disguised as a workshop. We won’t be taking your hard earned money and taking […]

I have always been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I love the motivation they bring to the new year. It can be so gratifying to reflect on the past year and pick out areas in your life you want to improve on. And with it being the start of the 2nd quarter what better […]

Southern Charm No. 10 The best favor to give is always food. It’s simple, everyone likes it, and you can personalize it. For example, one of our brides gave out tiny jars of jam with a sign that said, “Find your seat and bon appetit!” It’s the little details that get your guests talking about […]

Introduction: This month we are featuring Elena’s Cake. Elena is our neighbor inside the Bell Jar and one amazing baker. I had a chance to sit down with Elena herself over a bottle of wine and a ton of laughs. All of her cakes are made from scratch with all fresh ingredients. If you haven’t […]

Southern Charm No. 9 When people think party, they typically imagine drinks with that scene. However, some hosts can’t afford an open bar because alcohol is expensive. Others simply want to make sure their guests are safe to drive home so they decide to limit the drinks! If you are trying to save money, one […]