Wedding Planning

4 Tips and a timeline to book your wedding vendors

Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming task with endless decisions. Many of my wedding clients always feel a lot of pressure when it comes to selecting their most appropriate vendors. The industry is very competitive and filled with lots of great professionals but, also with amateurs who decide to venture into the wedding world… Continue reading 4 Tips and a timeline to book your wedding vendors

About Us · La Dolce Idea · Wedding Planning

La Dolce Idea is a guest blogger on Live Love Last

  I was featured on Live Love Last’s blog this week and I’m pleased to share the post with all of you today. I talked about my favorite current wedding trends, my best advice to wedding couples, and some common misconceptions about wedding planners. Thank you for having me, Live Love Last! Enjoy the post and… Continue reading La Dolce Idea is a guest blogger on Live Love Last

Technology · Trends · Wedding Planning

Tips on how to create your unique wedding hashtag

Social media is part of our daily life and, whether you like it or not, guests at your wedding or special event will inevitably share the pictures they take. So, one good way to access the pictures after your celebration and make sure you don’t miss those posts is using hashtags. A hashtag is a type of label used… Continue reading Tips on how to create your unique wedding hashtag

Holiday Greetings · Wedding Planning

Happy Earth Day!

I’m very happy today because it’s Earth Day! I’m very passionate about this topic and I even became certified in Green Wedding Planning a few years ago in order to properly advice couples on how to have an eco-friendly wedding and save our planet at the same time. I also try to incorporate green solutions… Continue reading Happy Earth Day!

Wedding Planning

Choosing an officiant for your ceremony

At last Saturday’s wedding, my couple selected a very close friend as their officiant. It was a non-religious celebration that took place in a villa with breathtaking ocean views where about 70 guests witnessed the ceremony (stay tuned for the pictures!). I was very impressed by my couple’s friend who impeccably performed the ceremony by… Continue reading Choosing an officiant for your ceremony

La Dolce Idea · Trends · Wedding Planning

Designer Spotlight – Barbara Wallace

At last week’s San Diego ABC meeting I had the honor to welcome back an amazing guest speaker and one of my idols in the wedding industry: Barbara Wallace, a premier wedding planner turned author and publisher based in Orange County. Barbara is one of only a handful wedding planners who have been named Master… Continue reading Designer Spotlight – Barbara Wallace

Wedding Planning

Wedding coordinator vs. Venue coordinator

Many brides I meet with don’t think they need a wedding coordinator because their location already provides a “venue coordinator”. Well, it’s not quite the same… Let’s see how they differ. A Venue Coordinator will: Provide event venue suggestions Act as your primary contact at the location throughout the planning process Act as menu consultant for… Continue reading Wedding coordinator vs. Venue coordinator