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One thing that we hear time and time again is how overwhelming planning a wedding can be.  Some brides love diving into all the details, while others would rather hand those decisions off to a professional. Let’s be honest, there are a million options out there from florists, to photographers, to caterers. But some brides just don’t have the extra budget to hire someone to handle the details for them, that’s where The Party People come in!

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The Party People are full-service party planners, with one CRUCIAL difference—they are totally FREE for the client. Pretty awesome, right?!

The super cool thing is they make money the same way many other planners do—they work off of referral fees from the vendors.  Because of this, they see no reason to charge the client as well.  Therefore, their services are free!

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You may be wondering how this works. First, each client gets paired with their personal Advisor (planner), who will be with them from start to finish. The client goes to the website and heads to the “Get Started” page.  There, they fill out a brief questionnaire to give a few logistics and some preliminary information.  Someone from the team will reach out to schedule their initial session with their paired planner.

Next, their Advisor will run some numbers, contact a few vendors, and all around match the client with several suitable vendors. They then send the client a “Party Proposal.”  This document has everything the client will need to research the vendor—it is 100% hyperlinked and includes everything from contact email address, to instagram accounts!

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From there, it is entirely up to the client which vendor they select— The Party People’s job is to be objective, they do not care who gets selected, only that the client is happy and the integrity of their special day is being preserved.

They can be as involved or not involved as the client likes—whether brides want The Party People to plan their entire wedding, or simply suggest a few celebrants and caterers.  They can do it all!

Seems like a win win to us!

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As you all well know, we’re pretty big color freaks here at Grey Likes Weddings. It’s definitely our numero-uno-style-inspiration and there’s nothing more thrilling to us than rainbow of color options (ehem! the Mrs. Box collection). So, you can imagine our excitement when Weddings In Color, a rad new book from our friends over at Chronicle Books, made it’s way into our studio. This candy-colored planning guide is packed with totally do-able DIYs, super-honest interviews with industry experts and gorgeous inspiration imagery.  The authors, two major wedding professionals, Vane Broussard of Brooklyn Bride and Minhee Cho of Paper + Cup, have covered everything you can imagine from innovative menu designs, to floral head pieces to creating a confetti bar (yay!).

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We’re especially into the color wheels that open up each color chapter. If you’re looking to pinpoint the perfect green hue as reference for your calligrapher, you’re sure to find it in one of the seventeen greens on the wheel. It’s probably somewhere between sea mist, chartreuse or pistachio. Oh, and yes, there are individual color wheels for metallics, black, white and gray. Love.

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Another thing that we’re kind-of obsessed with are the achievable DIYs. In keeping with style of the modern and contemporary wedding, the DIYs are cool, graphic and basically guaranteed not to look like Pinterest fails. And let’s be serious, no matter how proud you are to have done-it-yourself, a sloppy craft project does NOT elevate your tablescape.

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In an industry that been inundated with vintage-rustic, this modern take on contemporary weddings is a breath of fresh air. Weddings In Color is super comprehensive but super straightforward and will help you navigate all the essentials in creating a bright and colorful celebration.

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So, this book is basically the PERFECT gift for any bride. Shower, engagement party, thanksgiving—she’s gonna love it. Or…maybe it’s your turn to get a gift?? (cue the drumroll) Yep! It’s a giveaway! We’re excited to be giving away a copy of the book + wedding notebook (as seen below).

Here’s two ways you can enter:

1. Create your own wedding inspired instagram featuring your favorite wedding color and use the hashtag #greylikesweddingsincolor and be sure to tag @greylikes

2. Comment with your wedding color on our @greylikes post about this giveaway (find the post using the hashtag #greylikesweddingsincolor).

A winner will be announced one week from the date of this post. We can’t wait to see you colorful wedding inspiration. Happy coloring!

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Are you checking this post first thing in the morning? Maybe you’ve already been to yoga, finished your cappucino and responded to all your emails. If so, you’re probably already a morning person. But if you’re not a morning person, the facts are, you kinda have to become one for your wedding day. As is, hair starts at 8AM and things don;t slow down until the band plays the last song at your reception. Thankfully, the pros at Wish Wonder Dream have some tips for you on how to become an early bird. Maybe not forever… but at least you can give it a try on your big day.

 

Here at Grey Likes Weddings, we can spot a truly fabulous fête from miles away. What makes a wedding exceptional? Maybe it’s the cascading, oversized florals, or an epic ceremony backdrop. It could be the punchy tablescapes or a breathtakingly, radiant bride. One thing’s for sure—it’s all in the details and we’re seasoned enough stylists to know that when it comes to doling out advice on how to achieve the one-of-a-kind details we adore so much, it’s absolutely essential to defer to the professionals. Which is why we are so excited to be launching this expert video series from the wedding-planning-extraordinaires at Wish Wonder Dream. Today’s video is the first installment in a series featuring top tips and helpful planning advice from the dream team (literally). We couldn’t be more excited to be sharing this exclusive, insider advice with you—from How to Get Glowing Skin on Your Big Day, to How to Choose the Perfect Bridesmaid Dress, to Magazine-Worthy Dessert Display Ideas. We’re especially loving today’s video What to DIY (and what NOT to!)— because if there’s one thing we know it’s that making something look effortless actually requires a lot of effort. So take a couple minutes to soak in these tips— they’re worth their weight in gold sequins.

 

We know we have professed our love for Minted before, but with their ever expanding portfolio of products we feel the need to share their beautiful work with you again! Minted is proud to offer coordinating designs so it’s easy to bring your wedding vision to life from your save the dates to your table numbers.

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Brides can even coordinate earlier in their planning process with Minted’s new FREE matching wedding websites

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You all know our love for beautiful lettering, so we love that brides can style envelopes with FREE calligraphy-inspired guest addressing that matches many save the date, invitation and thank you cards. WOW!

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It is hard to beat the free value-added services that Minted offers such as matching wedding websites, guest and recipient addressing, table and name printing, customization service, and proofs – all of which is fully customizable until it’s perfect!  Brides can work directly with Minted’s Wedding Perfection Team to change colors, fonts or even to create custom elements like monograms and hand-drawn maps.

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And most importantly, their designs are printed on high-quality paper with luxe finishes! The team at Minted is very proud of their consistent and reliable top-quality production and fulfillment.

Today we are excited to offer our readers an exclusive offer from our friends at Minted: 15% off wedding stationery using code GLW15WED through 10/9 @ 11:59pm PST.

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