The Wedding Hacker Expo is Coming… Here’s Your Free Ticket and Gift

Guys! So excited it’s finally August because that means The Wedding Hacker Virtual Expo is this month!! Mark your calendars for August 17 and 18!

If you are engaged and planning your wedding, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Also, did we mention that it’s all completely FREE and online? So yes, tune into this first-of-its-kind virtual event with us and watch from the comfort of your home, local coffee shop, work… (we won’t tell)!

30 world-class personal finance and wedding pros (including WedBrilliant founder, Melissa Wilmot!) will walk you through topics such as:

  • How to Score a Luxury Wedding Day Look for a Fraction of the Price
  • Five Steps to Setting a Solid Financial Foundation with Your Future Spouse
  • Honeymoon Hacking: The Simple Way to Earn a Free Honeymoon While Planning Your Wedding
  • How to Plan a Wedding that Photographs Beautifully
  • How to Work with Your Wedding Venue to Negotiate a Win-Win
  • How to Cut the Drama from Your Wedding (Or at Least Control It)

In addition to a free ticket to the expo, we are also giving FREE digital copies of The Wedding Hacker: A Budget-Minded Playbook. This 130+ page book discusses:

  • Money-saving guidance for your wedding day
  • Wedding industry secrets
  • Scoring the best deals
  • Owning your wedding day vision
  • How to enjoy the wedding planning journey!

Snag your FREE TICKET and your free digital copy of The Wedding Hacker: A Budget-Minded Playbook TODAY! See you there!

Photo Booth Fun

We’re excited to share a little about WedBrilliant pros, Fun Fab Photo Booths & DJs. Looking for a fun, reliable provider of photo booth rentals in the Houston, College Station, Galveston, Huntsville or Bay City areas? Check them out.

They offer open air, enclosed and green screen options with the highest quality photos and guaranteed fun for your wedding guests. All of their rentals include flash drives, custom graphics, on-site attendants with great customer service, print outs for your guests, and of course fun props!

We love a good photo booth and the fun it creates! Check out Fun Fab Photo Booths & DJs, and head over to post your own wedding needs for WedBrilliant vendors to submit customized bids on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Polled Our DJs: How much do they charge?

We launched WedBrilliant with the express purpose of helping our happily engaged couples find great wedding vendors and get bids on all your wedding needs. But, if you’re starting the wedding planning process and not sure how much budget to allocate to various components of your wedding, we are here to help you out. We polled our talented DJs around the nation and are sharing the average amount they charge for weddings… Now that you know this info, head over to request bids for your own wedding!

How much do you charge couples for basic wedding DJ services for approximately 3-6 hours?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brrrr… It’s Time To Plan Summer Weddings!

It may be the week of Halloween, but there’s no better time to kick start summer wedding planning! We have visions of tea lights, pastel flowers and fruity signature cocktails dancing in our heads. So, without further ado, here’s a short list of action items every summer bride and groom need to be focused on right now.

1. Sign up for free on WedBrilliant.com (if you haven’t already!) and begin to post your wedding needs. These can range from linens for the reception to a DJ with AV and lighting equipment. You don’t have to post all your requests at once, you can always return and add more. If you have the time, select the option to post your bid requests for 3 weeks so WedBrilliant vendors have plenty of time to view your needs and submit bids. Once you start getting bids, read through them and take a look at vendor reviews and photos to make your decision. It’s all free for couples to use – so get started!

Photo Courtesy: Catherine Colgan Photography

Photo Courtesy: Catherine Colgan Photography

2. Have you selected your venue? If so, great – that’s one of the biggest hurdles since those can often book up quickly, especially in summer months! If you haven’t, turn your attention to figuring that out right away. If your ideal spot is already booked on your wedding date, consider a Friday or Sunday wedding instead. Or ask the venue if they might accommodate two weddings in one day. If yours is a morning wedding with a wedding brunch, some venues can still keep the evening wedding they might already have on the books! Win win.

3. Now’s the time to really drill down on a theme, or at least what you want your colors to be. This is such an important piece that truly impacts so many different facets of your wedding planning. Once you’ve determined what your color scheme will be, get thinking about accents for the bridal party (bridesmaids dresses, ties, etc.), flowers, and your stationery…

4. Speaking of stationery… gather some ideas for save the dates, invitations, programs and more (have you checked out our fun Pinterest board?), post your needs on WedBrilliant to receive bids from fabulous wedding stationery designers across the country, and then really start focusing on the wording. Every couple has a different style and voice, so decide what yours is and put some ideas down on paper! Just writing down ideas, no matter how many times, can be extremely helpful!

Good luck planning! Before you know it, the trees will be blossoming again and your special day will be around the corner!