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Fortunately I'm not in Full Panic Mode, because I did the number one thing I advise everyone to do: I got myself a wedding planner, and it's the best best best thing I did. Here's why…

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We've already waxed poetic about how event planners can save you money, save your ass, and be your wedding savoir, right? But maybe you're still thinking it's just too expensive or you have someone on your guest list who can wing it. To play devil's advocate, we talked to one of our own Offbeat Brides and beloved vendors, LA-based Jessica Carrillo of Art & Soul Events, to see why hiring a wedding planner (or in this case, a "wedding day manager!") may be the decision you'll totally be happy you made. Let's talk about what the heck wedding day management even is and why you might totally need it.

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Eloping in LA? It could be free with a dream team of vendors: Enter to win a free elopement package

Are you dreaming and scheming an intimate wedding on a cliff overlooking the ocean, a roof-top with view, a beautiful canyon on the beach, or perhaps at an iconic city hall? Some of our favorite vendors are teaming up to find a bold couple with a sense of adventure to win an elopement package with an all-star vendor team. This dream team is offering a free elopement package including event planning, photography, hair, makeup, and flowers for one lucky couple.