I feel like a lot of times, the first thing couple’s cut out of their budgets is a wedding coordinator. Like so many things though, hindsight is 20/20! Here are some reasons why you should reconsider cutting the coordinator! They take care of literally everything. Wedding planning is a full time job. It can be […]

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Sending save the dates is really a personal choice. But here are some things to think about: Will you have a lot of guests traveling to your wedding? They may need extra time to plan on attending. Do you have a very specific style or theme? If your wedding will be on New Year’s eve, […]

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When it comes to setting your date and choosing a venue, the two go hand in hand. And while you shouldn’t be TOO picky about when and where you get married, there are definitely things you’ll want to think about before choosing! Be sure to tour the venue. This kind of seems like a no-brainer, […]

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You’ve most likely crossed a lot off this list, but here are some things to buckle down and start planning right away! Call everyone! You know that little thing you scroll through Instagram and text with? It can also make calls!! This is one of those life events that you want to talk about in […]

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I feel like most people automatically think of the beach when they think about where to go for their honeymoon. Hey, I got MARRIED on the beach, so I know how great it is!! But there are so many other amazing places you can go if you want something a little unordinary! Here are some […]

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Let’s be honest. Planning the honeymoon is about as stressful as planning the wedding, amiright? This isn’t any ordinary vacation! This is your HONEYMOON!!! You know you’re going to need the time away to chill out and maximize that Cloud Nine feeling! So not just any old vacation spot will do. You’ve got to pick […]

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That has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? “Destination Weddings, Alayna Parker Photography.” So what if you have a friend who has decided to have a destination wedding? Luckily, I offer my services nationwide (and worldwide too!), so you can still help her cross “find wedding photographer” off her wedding planning list! Unfortunately, I […]

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Ah the guest list. A source of frustration no matter where your wedding will be held. You don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings or make anyone feel left out, but you also don’t want to have an entire city at your wedding! I was fortunate in that the beach house we rented for our wedding […]

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When it comes to planning your destination wedding, how should you go about finding your vendors? Well if you have a wedding planner, they’ll be able to help find some amazing people to make your day come to life. But if you don’t, here’s what I recommend: Don’t let the number of followers be a […]

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Did you know that my husband and I had a destination wedding? We got married on the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. So when I talk about planning a destination wedding, I know a thing or two about what the challenges and benefits are! And trust me, there are plenty of […]

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