THE PERFECT PARTY PLANNER

Wedding & event planning blog from straight-forward (and sarcastic) professional Montana wedding planner, Autumn Kozimer.  Our blog is rich with first hand accounts of wedding "don'ts," proper etiquette, current trends, and tips to make your wedding flawless!

March 5, 2015

 

 Are linen shapes & sizes driving you insane?  We don’t blame you.  Sometimes WE even get confused, and linens are a major part of our job!   That's why we want to help you, who doesn't look at this every day, in finding an easy solution to measure for the proper line...

February 26, 2015

 

I honestly think that the beginning phase of your wedding planning should involve diagramming the event space.  With that information in hand, you can easily rent the correct tent size, know your number of tables needed, tell the florist how many centerpieces you need...

February 20, 2015

I had the honor of working with Marla Rutherford of Cake Knife Photography twice last season.  I’ve been waiting for a break so I could sit down and do Marla justice on my blog! 

 

First of all, there are a lot of photographers out there to choose from – how do you...

February 13, 2015

I compiled this list of top wedding planning tips for a blog I wrote on the Bitterroot Wedding Association page.

 

10.  GET A GRIP ON YOUR BUDGET

We beg you.  Please do not even BEGIN spending money until you know how much you have to spend.  All those little things add u...

February 6, 2015

Well, I am wrapping up building a massive new workspace, which means it's time to part with my old desk.  That desk was a fun project, and I'll share how I turned someone else's "junk" into a little treasure.

 

STEP 1:   Sand off that icky old paint.  I love my orbital s...

Everyone has a personal preference on whether or not to have a seating chart, and a bride just asked this question, so I thought it was a good idea to blog about it!  I've pulled some helpful imformation from The Offbeat Bride's blog, because I can't say what they said...

January 22, 2015

We couldn't have said this better ourselves, so we're going to share Martha Stewart Weddings' blog post word for word!  Read below to find the top 10 wedding planning mistakes.  Of course hiring a planner would avoid these issues!

 

1: Making plans before setti...

January 15, 2015

I spent a lot of time as an "on-site" coordinator for weddings at 3 different national brand hotels, and all handle wedding rooms the same.  Some small mom & pop hotels may not operate this way, but you'll certainly learn how to avoid common frustrations.  Here we go:...

January 8, 2015

I attended a special event planning conference a few years ago, and a well-known wedding planner Wendy Dahl (of Chic Productions) taught a class.  I attended, not knowing what to expect, but learned one of the coolest tools for getting a bride and groom to define their...

January 2, 2015

"Wedding nightmares" is going to be a monthly topic about things I've learned along the way.  When you start planning weddings, you don't automatically know it all.  This is a great reason to hire an experienced planner.  Every single wedding at the beginning is a...

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