When To Send Your Save The Date!

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“When do you send out a Save The Date?” Our Special Moments Event Planning team gets this question all the time. While the easy answer is As Soon As Possible! It’s a little more complicated than that. Three Easy Steps To make this as basic as possible, you’ll need to know three things before sending…

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Addressing Wedding Invitations: 2022 Edition

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Trust us when we tell you this. Collecting addresses of friends and family for wedding invitations is not on your list of fun wedding projects! You’ve probably thought about gown shopping, looking at incredible bouquets, and tasting excellent food. Tracking down addresses and creating spreadsheets doesn’t make most couples’ Top 10 list!   It Was…

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It’s NOT Our Wedding – Honest!

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Our Special Moments Event Planning team has been planning Tampa Bay weddings for a long time! Since 2004, to be exact. And one of the things we hear in the wedding industry is: “We don’t want to hire a wedding planner because it will become their wedding, not ours.” Honestly, that could not be farther…

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Planning Your Tampa Bay Wedding

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Across Tampa Bay, wedding planning is in full swing. Our Special Moments Event Planning team talks to dozens of newly engaged couples every week. And not just local couples planning their wedding but also for couples from across the country coming here for Tampa Bay destination weddings.   The Basics of Wedding Planning Wedding planning…

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3 Ways to Make Your Wedding WOW!

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Our Special Moments Event Planning team knows that everyone has a budget! And, while some budgets are bigger than others, couples want to get the biggest bang for their buck. We all want to spend wisely and make our wedding budget go as far as possible. But, we all want to make sure we WOW…

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Catering To Your Wedding Guests

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Our Special Moments Event Planning team knows that figuring out the catering portion of your wedding can be both confusing and frustrating for many couples. There are many things to consider  – from costs to style of service to picking a menu that’ll make everyone happy can push couple’s over the edge. So, we’re going…

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There Are No Secrets In Wedding Planning

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Our Special Moments Event Planning team knows that, if you are like us, right after you met Tammy Waterman, you felt comfortable and opened up to her. That is EXACTLY what makes a great wedding planner.   Have you met Master Wedding Planner Tammy Waterman and the rest of our Special Moments Event Planning Team?…

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Wedding Planning From Your Couch

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Our Special Moments Event Planning team knows that it might be hard to find a silver lining in anything that the world is currently throwing your way. We also know that many of our couples are still at home. And, there are ways to do wedding planning from your couch in between home projects. Couch Karaoke…

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What About Including Children In Weddings?

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We’re willing to bet that this question about including children in weddings is as old as weddings themselves. But, our Special Moments Event Planning team knows that many Tampa Bay weddings are family affairs, and this can be a big topic of discussion. Do you want to include children in the wedding party? That’s a…

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Two Heads Are Better Than One

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Our Special Moments Event Planning team hears from couples all the time that “our venue told us we didn’t need to hire a wedding planner.” Unfortunately, too often when they are telling us this they have been struggling with wedding planning for months on end, and sometimes from out of state. The truth is that…

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Mistakes Newly Engaged Couples Make

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Recently, a wedding industry colleague asked our Special Moments Event Planning Lead Dream Maker, Tammy Waterman; what is the most common mistake that she sees newly engaged couples make. After the discussion, we decided it would make an awesome blog post! The most common mistake couples make centers around thinking a professional wedding planner plans…

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A King and His Queen

Our Special Moments Event Planning team became way more than “Month of Coordinators” for Brittany and Troy when Hurricane Michael threatened their Clearwater Beach Wedding. Tammy and Shauna become more than ‘month of coordinators” and more like family. I booked them about 6 months in advance for a destination wedding. They made everything flows seamlessly…

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