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Kristen and Ryan called me when good friends of theirs recommended that they have a coordinator for their wedding, namely me!  Thanks, Dianna and Bjorn for the recommendation. Both living in DC, Ryan, a lawyer and Kristen, a health care advocate wanted an elegant garden wedding at the beautiful Meridian House.  About 140 guests celebrated […]

Wedding Wire recently published a post about a number of ways to save money on your wedding.  Along with their great suggestions, here are a few more: ~Do-It-Yourself (DIY) – while a few tasteful DIY projects can save you money and enhance your overall theme, be careful not to go overboard!  Make your own programs […]


So you just got engaged or decided to plan a major event…congratulations! The first place to start is to find a venue. Based on your style of event, budget and guest list there are hundreds of great venues to choose from but you need to be careful.

Every venue has a different structure on how they charge. Also, a venue may have an on-site caterer, a list of caterers you must use, a preferred list but no requirement or use any caterer. The catering adds another layer of fees that you need to take into account.