Travel 2020 Style

Hi again Brides and Grooms! Congratulations on your engagement, upcoming wedding planning and of course your dream honeymoon! I'm Geri Jacoby-Smith, Travel Advisor at Adelman Vacations. I wanted to reach out and let you know many of our  travel destinations will be opening up soon!! That means, we can travel once again! I know I'm ready, are you? Many airlines have put a few safety rules in place. Delta Airlines started with social distancing - therefore many middle seats will be ...

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Wedding Decorations: Renting vs. Buying

Oh my gosh! You’re engaged! Congrats!! So many options to keep track of. Do I want to go for a classic, elegant vibe with tons of cylinder vases, greenery, and candles? Oooo, but we love to travel, do we want our theme to incorporate that in? Go Chiefs! Red and gold, ALL the way! Wait, we’re getting married in October though, and we LOVE Halloween, should we go for a black, gothic vibe? Let’s face it. Wedding planning is hard, and trying to decide on a cohesive wedding theme/décor ...

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Top 5 Things You should Know About Planning A Wedding During a Global Pandemic

To all brides who had a wedding planned for this spring; I am sincerely sorry.  This is an unprecedented crisis, and we have all had to put our lives on hold, but most of us haven’t been planning the biggest day of our life during it! Now we have to postpone and start all over...are you kidding me?   Keep your heads up and think of it this way, you get more time to plan and make sure to get all the details exactly how you want them.  Remember, nobody blames you!   ...

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Exploring Venues & Planning Your Wedding During A Pandemic

Planning a wedding is stressful.  To now have to worry about the health of loved ones if they have to travel for your special day or even their attendance and being in groups, is surreal.  So we know times are tough right now and it seems like there is no end but I am here to tell you, we, as a wedding industry, are here for you.  Our community in Southwest Missouri, has come together in such creative and amazing ways to only come out of all of this, bigger, better and stronger. Fi...

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Adam + Dawn – Metropolitan Weddings Featured Photographer

At a young age, Dawn knew she wanted to be a photographer. Her mother would buy photography magazines for her and, as a child, Dawn set up a studio in her basement using a Star Wars blanket as a backdrop. When she started photographing her own children, people saw her talent and began asking her to photograph their families. Adam began his photography career a bit later in life. As he grew up he knew he was artistic, but could never pinpoint what outlet to unleash his talent on. One day ...

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You Don’t Take a Photograph, You Make It

In high school Shelby took some photography classes, and one day one of her teachers asked her to take some family photos. Shelby didn’t own a camera, but the teacher said he would pay her for the photos, so she jumped at the opportunity. At the beginning of her career, Shelby learned much of her talent by trial and error (“Mostly error,” she says). As she became more and more adept at photography, she started attending workshops and conferences to get even better. Photography ...

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Pampering the Party

You’ve hand selected a group of your most treasured friends and family members to stand with you on your big day as members of your wedding party, making it only essential to ensure their experience as your bridesmaid or groomsmen is just as sentimental and heartfelt. During this celebratory time in life, reminding yourself of the time, effort, and budget these closest to you are investing in your happiness and friendship is the key to creating what will undoubtedly be some of your best ...

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Wedding Wardrobe

Organizing and keeping up with the events of the wedding weekend can be stressful, but Victoria Hawkins, owner of John’s Suit Shop, says knowing what to wear for each event doesn’t have to be. Keeping each event’s purpose in mind, your outfit can express personality without sacrificing formal etiquette. Engagement Party­ One event that might not be part of the actual wedding weekend, but usually comes first in the order of events leading up to the wedding, is the engagement ...

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The Journey to I Do

It goes without saying that planning during your wedding season is much more than just finding the perfect dress, venue, or other large details. When thinking about the timeline of events on your big day, bachelor, or bachelorette party, it is important to ask yourself how you and your entourage are going to get from place to place. Practical details, such as transportation, are just as crucial in creating the perfect overall experience to reminisce about.  To ensure timeliness, ...

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The Truth On Hiring A Wedding Planner

The wedding planning process is full of excitement and anticipation as you envision the perfect day. Yet it is no secret that in the midst of tailoring your wedding, the demands of everyday life continue to pull you in other directions. One of the most misunderstood assets a couple can invest in during their engagement, a time supposed to be spent connecting and transitioning with your fiancé, is that of hiring a wedding planner.  Andrew Edwards Unfortunately, wedding planners ...

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