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We're All In This Together!
Face it, we are all in this together! We all have to have connections to get us what we need to achieve our goal. Sometimes, to create the outcome we want we could all use a little direction. I hope these links help you find what you need to create that perfect outcome! If you need some help finding something else, give us a call, we will help you find someone.
Our Featured Vendor of the Month
After the wedding is over, there is still work to be done. I'm A Mrs is a marriage name change service that helps make the name change process a snap after their big day. They provide tips on how to get started, all the forms and notification letters for every organization your brides belong to, and instructions on how to complete each one. For $30, their premium package provides access to all the organizations in their database - everything from typical government forms to banks, professional associations and licenses, rewards cards, frequent flyer programs, and alumni associations. If there is a form that they don't have, they'll help find it for them. 

I'm a Mrs. Name Change Service has teamed up with ShareASale to offer a simple affiliate program. They offer a $10 commission on each sale - a great way to boost revenue while providing your brides with a service that will save them time and frustration! Click HERE for more information on the affiliate program.
Laura Hooper’s passion for calligraphy began at the age of 12, and she has been in love with the art of lettering ever since. Over the past twelve years, Laura has worked with countless couples to create the most elegant calligraphy for their invitations and wedding stationery. She also designs custom hand drawn maps, unique place cards and other chic items for the most discerning couples. Laura has worked with high profile celebrities and corporate clients, and her work has been published in numerous magazines, including The Knot, Inside Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings and Town & Country Weddings, among others.

Laura Hooper Calligraphy was created out of love for the art. I have worked with Laura over the years, and all I can say is that she knows her stuff! I would recommend her services to any planner who appreciates perfection. 
Vendors You Should Know
Many brides love their coffee as much as I do (and that is a lot!).  Top Hat provides espresso catering for your event. Espresso catering is freshly roasted specialty coffee, ground on the spot. Artfully crafted espresso drinks. With a fully equipped, efficient coffee bar that fits effortlessly into a variety of venues, from living rooms to banquet halls.  Top Hat is passionate, professional, creative and mobile. They are also environmentally friendly. With years of barista experience, they will serve the best coffee in the most professional manner.  

Top Hat feels (and I tend to highly agree) that the key to quality espresso beverages is the coffee itself. All of their coffee is guided from its raw state to your coffee cup by the owner, Tim Pearson. Their raw coffee beans originate from elite coffee-growing regions across the globe, including Indonesia, Africa, and Central and South America. After selecting specific varieties, Tim creates his own espresso blend and roasts the beans at Coffee Works in Voorhees, NJ. These beans are then ground moments before they are brewed at your events. It just doesn't get any fresher than that! Eventective details here.
Your Perfect Words is a professional writing service that will write anything you need for your special day, including vows, speeches, poems, invitations, programs, wedding announcements, or any other prose needed for your special day. They work with brides, grooms, parents, bridesmaids and groomsmen, adding that special personalized touch to weddings and special events.

Whether you are looking for something sweet, touching, emotional, or funny, Your Perfect Words can help. They take the information you provide to create the first draft, and then work with you for as long as needed until you are satisfied with the final version. Their initial turnaround time is one week or less, and they can accommodate last-minute requests as well. Most importantly, there are no hidden fees. Their prices are final no matter how many rewrites and changes are requested. Their goal is to put your feelings into words and help make your wedding memorable!
I LOVE the Wedding Spot! This saves me time, and it saves my clients money. If you need a venue, you can find it here. Easy steps to find out all of the information you need. Soon you won't need me to do the research or schedule the site visit! But in all reality, if it saves time and money, it will benefit everyone.  

Wedding Spot is the first online site that allows you to search, price, and compare wedding venues. Working directly with venues, Wedding Spot gathers all the information required to enable you to easily search for venues based on budget, location, style, and guest count. You can even book an appointment with one click of a button to view the venue if it fits your budget! This site makes it so easy to get the information that is needed without having to pick up the phone once or track down a single wedding information packet (and we all know how helpful that can be!) Try it out, let me know what you think. Personally, I love it!
Wedding welcome bags are a thoughtful way to show any guest that they are appreciated and they are the perfect way to start the wedding weekend. As some of us know, it can a long time to prepare all of the details that go into the perfect welcome bag. Warm Wishes Welcome Bags will help you with every part of preparing the welcome bags for your guests. This is a great way to save time, and we all know that time, especially during event season, is something that everyone can use!

It’s easy too! You pick the items and they do just about everything else.  Warm Wishes Welcome Bags will personalize the items (including decorated sugar cookies!), assemble the bags and deliver them to a location to be distributed. If you are in the Hampton Roads, VA area including Virginia Beach to Williamsburg, these welcome bags are perfect for any event, not just weddings.