Managing Your Wedding Budget During Covid-19


Weddings going forward will be smaller. The dreaded novel Corona Virus is one reason, economics is another. Let’s face it, we probably won’t return to our normal lives for quite awhile. On top health concerns, many have lost jobs or are impacted economically. Does that mean couples will not want to marry? Of course not! We will just have to find creative, less expensive ways to go about it.

What are the two biggest costs of a wedding? …your caterer and venue. What about renting an” Air B n B” for your wedding party and ceremony? Not only could you hold your celebration at an “Air B n B” home, you could also stay there instead of a hotel. Disclaimer: you must be upfront with the owner and declare your intended use. Keep in mind, celebrations may not be allowed at some properties. Look at the beautiful property above. Beach front property! What a perfect location for a wedding AND a rehearsal dinner the night before. You may even want to consider a post wedding brunch the next day.

The Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Hour Guide


Doesn’t the above photo look cozy for an intimate affair? Oh! Your property doesn’t sport outside furniture?…easy to rent from a staging/event rental company. Once again, check with property owner to see if outside furniture is allowed.

Pin by Chelsea Lauren on Wedding | Pinterest | Wine and cheese party, Food displays, Wine tasting party

Let’s talk caterers. This is probably your biggest cost. Who says you must have a formal sit down dinner? In my role as wedding planner, I see most guests fill up on food and drink at “Cocktail Hour” and only pick at the formal dinner. Everyone is just too full. What a waste! One can save money and still have a plentiful offering for your guests with heavy appetizers.

Just remember, there is no right or wrong for your wedding, just what you want for your special day.


Meet KK’s Groom


 I have known Tyler for almost ten years.  I thought I knew all about him… but apparently not…I just found out he’s an Eagle Scout!  He’s not one to brag…but when I found out he was part of this elite few, I had to do it for him.

I remember going to the celebration for one of my friend’s Eagle Scout Investiture when I was in high school.  Even then, I know what a big deal it was.  Today, I recognize the hard work, dedication, and tenacity that goes into it. I’m so proud of my future son-in-law!

According to Wikipedia:

A total of 2,209,000 Scouts had earned Eagle Scout by the end of 2012;[11] out of 83,486,083 Scouts since 1911; this was just over two percent of the Boy Scouting membership.[12] In 2012, 57,976 Eagle Scout awards were presented, about 7 percent of the 2012 membership. Four Nobel Prize laureates are known to be Eagle Scouts: Dudley R. Herschbach, Peter Agre, Robert Coleman Richardson, andFrederick Reines

Eagle Scout may be earned by a Boy Scout or (since 1984) Varsity Scout who has been a Life Scout for at least six months, earns a minimum of 21 merit badges, demonstrates Scout Spirit, and demonstrates leadership in the troop, team, crew or ship. He must plan, develop, and lead a service project — the Eagle Project —that demonstrates both leadership and a commitment to duty. He must then take part in a Scoutmaster conference. After all requirements are met, he must complete an Eagle Scout board of review. He can complete the board of review after his 18th birthday as long as all other requirements are completed before his 18th birthday.”

Tyler’s Eagle Scout project was to create a new ID system for the Glastonbury, CT police, fire, and volunteer departments.  His project required over 100 hours of community service.

I love these pictures of him.  But I have so say, my favorite one is to the above.  Among his other wonderful attributes, he’s a fantastic brother to his younger sister and brother.  Just look at Tyler’s  pride as he holds his baby sister, and her joy at being with him.  Someday…you’ll be a great dad, Tyler!