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9 hidden benefits of hiring a day-of coordinator (that I learned at my wedding!)

You're in the thick of wedding planning and it's starting to get hairy. Maybe you've hired an event planner, maybe a day-of coordinator, maybe a friend willing to lend a hand, or maybe you're going hard at it by yourself. If you're in the latter two camps, you may be thinking, "do I need to hire a day-of coordinator?"

Here are a few of the benefits, hidden and otherwise, that I discovered when I hired a day-of coordinator for my wedding…

"Is it okay to email my wedding invites?" Yep, and here's why it's awesome

The time to hem and haw about whether it's okay to email your wedding invitations is over. It's totally okay! Couples are aiming for more eco-friendly wedding choices and even your older relatives are probably even rocking smartphones or at least have internet access. The benefits of digital invitations are huge and you don't have to feel bad taking advantage of them.

Here are six reasons why online wedding invitations are awesome…

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I never wanted a big wedding: here's why I wish I'd gone with my gut & eloped

Not everyone has dreamed of a big wedding. So when you're confronted with the planning of one, there might be some lessons learned the hard way: "If you want to have a gorgeous and huge wedding with all the trimmings, go for it! But if you're more like me, who never really thought hard about a wedding until you were with your life partner, and you love the outdoors, more intimate ceremonies, and really just can't wait to marry the love of your life without all the trappings of a more traditional wedding, I've got your back…"

If you're an online-ordained officiant in Tennessee, you may not be anymore

If you're an officiant in Tennessee who was ordained online, you may not legally be able to officiate weddings anymore. Here's the scoop: as of July 1, 2019, the Tennessee Legislature has put forth HB0213 which will strip the rights of online-ordained officiants from performing weddings. But fear not, one of our amazing vendor partners, American Marriage Ministries (AMM), is going on a tour of six Tennessee cities and towns to re-ordain their ministers.