Steps to Becoming a Planner

Photo courtesy of Leslie Spurlock Photography   If you’ve read our previous blogs on the skills and qualities needed to be a great wedding planner then you may be ready to take further action! Here are some steps you can … Read More

So you want to be a Wedding Planner? (Part 2)

Photo courtesy of Miranda Marrs Photography   In our last post (Check it out!), we began a list of of skills and qualities needed to be a successful wedding planner.  We finish the list out today, starting with:   Budget … Read More

Friend vs. Wedding Planner

Photo Courtesy of Alison Beck Photography   Since we get asked this question a lot, we decided to discuss the differences between hiring a professional wedding planner and having a friend coordinate your big day.   One of the biggest … Read More

Assistant Planner Training

Photo courtesy of  Miranda Marrs Photography   Seeing a gap in industry training, Each & Every Detail has developed a program designed to educate those assisting wedding planners on wedding day. While creating this training, we realized this could also benefit … Read More

Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Planner

Photo courtesy of Jessica Shae Photography   We often hear at bridal shows or open houses, “Oh, we don’t need a coordinator or a planner. Our venue coordinator does that for us!” This is kind of a tricky topic, because yes, indeedy, … Read More

Vendor Spotlight: Frosted Art Bakery

Photo courtesy of Lynn Michelle Photography   Frosted Art has been baking beautiful, creative, and delicious cakes for many years! From traditional to bold each cake is unique to every couple. We were lucky enough to get all the details. When … Read More

Design of a Groom’s Cake

Photo courtesy of Kylie Crump Photography Cake by The Cake Guys   Groom’s cakes have come a long way since their origination as a wedding tradition in Victorian England.  Back in those days, groom’s cakes were heavy, dense fruitcakes, some … Read More

Design of a Bridal Cake

Photo courtesy of Amy Karp Photography Cake by Sweet Art Bakery   Mmmm….caaaake.  Easily my favorite part of any reception or party.  For modern weddings, it’s become an ephemeral work of art, supporting the wedding’s theme and colors, and garnering its … Read More

Vendor Spotlight: Tastefully Yours Catering

  Photo courtesy of Leslie Spurlock Photography   Tastefully Yours has been cooking amazing, unique food for weddings for ten years. Their one of a kind chef and attention to detail makes their food tasty but also beautiful.  We had the chance … Read More

Vendor Spotlight: Propmaker Event Rentals

Photo provided by Propmaker, courtesy of Jessica Gold Photography   The unique aesthetic and client driven design of Propmaker has made it a one of a kind rental company within the Dallas area. Emily Kissel, owner of Propmaker Event Rentals, … Read More

Setting the Table

Photo courtesy of Nine Photography   There’s always a moment, when you’re sifting through wedding photos on Pinterest, that you stop and say WOW.  Maybe it’s a gorgeous dress, or a stunning bouquet, or a spectacular job of lighting.  But … Read More

Vendor Spotlight: Petals Couture

Photo courtesy of Allen Tsai Photography   Flowers bring beauty, style, and charm to a wedding. Petals Couture creates timeless floral (with a fun flare) to add to the ambiance of your special day. We had the privilege of hearing all about … Read More

Creating a Space with Unique Rentals

Photo courtesy of Autumn Light Photography Rental from Shag Carpet Prop Rentals   Often a person’s greatest desire when planning their wedding is that their guests will find it entertaining.  To ensure this, we strategize about the timing of each event, the … Read More

Trending Now – Photography in 2017

Photo courtesy of Lindsay Davenport Photography So many of our couples identify photography as one of their top priorities for their wedding – with good reason! Although cake is delicious and flowers are lovely, those things are sadly gone by … Read More

Finding Your Flowers

Photo Courtesy of Krystle Akin Photography Floral Design by Holly Viles Events & Decor   When most couples think of the design of their wedding, one element they tend to focus on is flowers.  Now some prefer more and some … Read More

Vendor Spotlight: invited.stationery.events

Photo provided by Invited Events – Shaun Menary Photography Stationery is the first impression you make on your wedding guests. It can set the tone for the event and give your family and friends an idea of what to expect … Read More

Choosing your Save the Dates

Designed by Hip Hip Hooray Design to Celebrate First things first.  The purpose of a Save the Date card is to announce your wedding, the date, and the city to your intended guests so they can begin to make plans before … Read More

Baby, You’re a Star! – Hiring a Videographer

Photo courtesy of Two Pair Photography   For some couples, hiring a videographer for their wedding day is a no brainer. For others, it’s not such an easy decision. If you have a photographer, why do you need a videographer? … Read More

Where to Start: Dress vs. Venue

Photo courtesy of Dot and Anchor Photography Which came first, the chicken or the egg? A lot of brides wonder at the beginning of their planning process whether they should initially pick out their perfect dress or secure the perfect … Read More

Why, When and How to Hire a Wedding Planner

Photo courtesy of Esther Huynh   Why Hire a Wedding Planner? Wedding planners are an enigma, not only to engaged couples, but even to other wedding vendors.  Because we as wedding planners get to choose how we do our jobs … Read More

Styled Shoot: Nomadic Romance

  All photos by Nine Photography We’re so excited to bring you one of our recent styled shoots today on the blog!  What does it mean to throw a wedding when you live a completely curated life, when everything you … Read More

Wedding Day Helpers

While we are there to make sure your wedding party and family don’t have to work on the wedding day, there are some traditional roles they must fill.  Here are some things your wedding party and family might need to … Read More

Traditional Duties for Wedding Party and Family

We hear from couples, wedding party and even family asking, what are we supposed to do?  So, here are some traditional roles/duties for some key players in the wedding to help out the couple in preparation for their big day: … Read More

Vendor Spotlight: Chips and Salsa Design Studio

It’s time to shine a light on another spectacular vendor! Ever wondered who makes those gorgeous invitations you get in the mail? Your friendly neighborhood stationer, of course! One such team is Chips and Salsa Design Studio, based in Dallas. … Read More

Print Types 101

Perplexed about print types? You’re not alone! There are 7 major types available and the price range varies widely. The type of printing you choose can have a large impact on your viewer, since paper goods are important for setting … Read More

Styled Shoot: Steampunk Fun

Here’s a little extra pretty with a dash of nerd to brighten up your day!  When creating this concept, we really wanted to design a rich, lush tabletop with loads of details, to bring in the essence of the steampunk … Read More

Please Respond!

Let’s face it – there’s just not that much paper mail worth opening anymore.  Junk mail, bills, and advertisements make the occasional personal piece of mail shine a little brighter.  Wedding invitations are generally still sent by mail, rather than … Read More

Venue Spotlight: Hickory Street Annex

If you’re looking for something a little more rustic or vintage feeling in the downtown Dallas area, you just can’t do better than Hickory Street Annex.  This historic venue is located in the Deep Ellum part of town, just a stone’s throw … Read More

Vendor Spotlight: Simply Music

I’ve heard it before, and witnessed it a dozen times: a planner’s best friend is the DJ. They’re a planner’s voice during the party, and that’s why today’s vendor spotlight is all about one of our favorites: Simply Music Events. … Read More

Venue Love: Five Faves in McKinney

Oh, McKinney, how we love thee. Let us count the ways. Well, at least five ways. That is to say, we’ll be counting out five of our numerous favorite venues in the fair town, in no particular order. ~ Bella … Read More

The Silent Budget, Revisited

“Budget” is the hardest conversation to have for most couples planning their wedding, and also the most important. Every decision made while planning is affected by the budget chosen. Each & Every Detail previously outlined a series of planning issues … Read More

Designing Your Wedding: Color, Feeling, Motif

You’re engaged!  Congratulations!  Now what?  If you’ve just begun the wedding planning process, chances are you’re still sorting through the myriad options available to you for all sorts of details: venue selection, guest lists, vendor selection, budget creation, etc.  Of … Read More

Wedding Insurance – Purchase Do or Don't?

Wedding insurance has been around a long time, but many couples have no idea it exists.  What is wedding insurance?  Very simply put, it’s an insurance policy that protects your investment in your wedding day.  This insurance can cover things … Read More

Becca & Nick: Rustic and Charming

Becca and Nick’s wedding was such a special day.  We flirted with rain (well, flooding, really), but managed to have a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Heritage Springs in Anna.  The rustic, handmade vibe of the venue was reflected in the … Read More

Styled Shoot – Let Love Sparkle

We are super excited to share photos from one of our styled shoots!  Published on The Perfect Palette, this vignette is full of glittery gold and bright pops of color.  We worked with a wonderful team of vendors to get … Read More

Each & Every Detail selected for WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014

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 WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Each & Every Detail as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 for Wedding Planner in DFW! The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of … Read More

Coming up Colorful

A few weeks ago, Each & Every Detail was honored to be part of the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners‘ table creation team for the Color Me a Cure Tabletop Competition, hosted by the National Association of Catering and … Read More

Gather Ye Protea While Ye May

A few weeks ago, we had a chance to work with a group of fantastic vendors to put together a tabletop for the first open house at Gather in McKinney.  Here’s some photos of our creation – a reinterpretation of … Read More

Charming Modern Elegance Tablescape

Themed shoots!  We love them.  Here’s another one for you.  It’s charming.  It’s modern.  It’s elegant.  It has lots of purple (yay!).  We can sometimes be a bit purple-obsessed – don’t be surprised if we get a little too excited if you … Read More

Registry Tips and Tricks

Registering for gifts can be one of the best bits of the wedding planning process.  You finally get to have that day of shopping where it doesn’t matter how much money is actually in your bank account – you can … Read More

Venue Love – Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum

This month, we’re heading down to Dallas to highlight one of our favorite venues, the Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum.  Seriously, we daydream about events here.  The Crystal Ballroom, which is the main event space at Scottish Rite, features … Read More

The Crowning Touch

Whether sweet or sassy, your hair makes a statement.  Check out Simply Bridal‘s infographic on wedding day hair styles to find something that’s just right for you!  And if you’re doing your hair yourself, check out some of the great … Read More

Key Words – Photography Styles

Trying to choose a photographer for your wedding, but having trouble sorting through the different styles and definitions?  Because photography is such a personal art form, sometimes it’s hard to compare apples to apples.  Additionally, trying to narrow down what … Read More

Planning, Decorating, and Passkey

One of the things that pop culture doesn’t really share about wedding planners is the difference between being a planner and a decorator.  Let’s talk a little bit about the role of a planner versus the role of a decorator. … Read More

Chemistry of Love Tablescape

Every so often, we like to publish a styled shoot to give you new ideas (and to play with pretty things).  Here’s some photos of a shoot we did – the Chemistry of Love.  Pronounced in our office, in a … Read More

Tabling Assigned Seats

There are two little words that send a chill down the spine of many a bride – seating assignments.  This can be a painful process, but a useful one.  There are two different ways you can approach this conundrum: are you … Read More

To Be or Not to Be – Guest Lists

Here’s a fun info graphic from our friends at Simply Bridal on winnowing down your guest list.  Keep in mind that you can also use each of these decision points as criteria for building a guest list, if you haven’t yet … Read More

Jessica and Chris’ Wedding Video

We love this trailer of Jessica and Chris’ wedding film from Elizabeth at Copper Penny Films.  If you’re wondering if videography is right for you, this will give you an idea of a more modern approach to the age old … Read More

Venue Love – Bella Donna Chapel

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Ah, yes, another installation of Venue Love!  This time we’re looking at one of McKinney’s most beautiful venues for a wedding ceremony, the Bella Donna Chapel.  This elegant little chapel mixes a somewhat mission-like exterior with an interior packed with … Read More

#1 – Hiring Wedding Vendors by Price Alone

This is the fifth and final installment in our series of posts about the top 5 planning mistakes we’ve seen couples make in the past.  In case you missed them, check out our first four posts: #5 – Assuming Your Vendors … Read More

Wedding Photos in a Snap!

Imagine: your big day was a smash hit, your honeymoon was fabulously rain-free and upgrade-tastic, and you’ve returned home in triumph to the post-wedding effluvia of gifts, leftover cake, and extra favors.  And then your friends and family start emailing … Read More

The Right to Wed

As you might expect from wedding planners, the team at Each and Every Detail believes that marriage is for everyone, regardless of religion, creed, or race – including same sex couples.  Our friends at Simply Bridal created this infographic awhile … Read More

Do I Need a Coordinator or a Planner?

It’s always tricky when you’re looking at a guesstimate wedding budget and trying to decide if you’re better off hiring a wedding planner or a day-of coordinator.  You’re thinking to yourself, “Hey, if I can handle all the planning myself, … Read More

Inspirations: February

Pinterest.  We all love it – some of us out loud, some of us in secret, but there’s no denying how easy it is now to find new sources of inspiration for the look and feel of your wedding.  Below … Read More

#4: Ignoring the Setting Sun

This is the second installment in our series of posts about the top 5 planning mistakes we’ve seen couples make in the past.  In case you missed it, here’s our first post:  #5 – Assuming Your Wedding Vendors Communicate. Mistake #4 … Read More

New Ring, New To-Do List

We love Simply Bridal‘s infographics!  They are fun, fabulous, and super helpful, and they cover a range of topics.  Since it’s engagement season, we wanted to feature one of our favorites for newly engaged couples.  It’s always tempting to jump … Read More

#5: Assuming Your Wedding Vendors Communicate

In doing this for 7 years, we’ve seen a lot of mistakes made by couples when planning their wedding on their own, then calling us last minute for help.  So, we’ve decided to share the top five in hopes you … Read More

Doing Stations Well – A Different Style of Wedding Reception

The style of wedding receptions, just like everything else, goes through cycles.  40 years ago, couples got married at a church, then had a small cake and punch reception outside afterwards to celebrate.  Total cost – maybe $500.  Today, guests … Read More

Venue Love: Frisco Heritage Center

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It’s time for another favorite venue!  The Frisco Heritage Center is comprised of four buildings, the original Lebanon Church, the restored Crozier/Sickles House, the Smith-Muse House, and a replica of the Frisco Railway Depot.   The Lebanon Baptist Church built … Read More

Bridal Shower for Two?

The bridal shower has its roots in the dowry system of yore and many brides-to-be look forward to the opportunity to gather with close family and friends prior to the big day.  Traditionally, the bridal shower is a very feminine … Read More

Common Practices: Engagement Session Images

We recently sat down with Cindy from Cindy & Saylor Photography and were chit-chatting about the things vendors discuss when we asked Cindy something we get asked quite frequently.  We loved her answer as it really explains the photographers decision, … Read More

Venue Love: The Grand Hotel

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It’s time for another favorite venue!  Located only a block away from our office, the Grand Hotel Ballroom is an elegant space that we absolutely adore.  This ballroom was actually the original Opera House of McKinney from 1885 until 1923, … Read More

Venue Love: TPC Craig Ranch

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Choosing the venue(s) for your wedding ceremony and wedding reception is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make during the wedding planning process.  For one reason, the venue along with your food and beverage costs usually takes up 50-60% of … Read More

Common Practices: Wedding Night Clean Up

We’re starting a new collection of posts here called “Common Practices”.  Many of the wedding industry tendencies are not common knowledge, nor are they necessarily intuitive.  To help all engaged couples planning a wedding, we want to give you some … Read More

Peaches on Par Floral & Details

Floral was key to our theme in that we wanted it to almost be understated.  We wanted it to be soft, low centerpieces, trailing down the middle of our long table.  Peaches were of course important, so we displayed those … Read More

Peaches On Par Tablescape in Brides of North Texas

For each magazine issue, Brides of North Texas asks designers to submit a tablescape idea with a storyboard.  From there, they convene a panel of brides to vote on these ideas to see which ones will actually come together to … Read More