Top 10 Wedding Planning Posts from 2016

Top 10 Wedding Planning Posts and Tips from 2016 by Destination wedding planner, Mango Muse Events

2016 is coming to a close and it’s been a busy year!  We’ve shared a ton of awesome wedding planning tips, advice, and info this year.  If you’ve been planning your wedding with us for part or all of the year, thanks for being a part of the Mango Muse Events family!  And if you’re newly engaged, welcome!  I love welcoming new couples into our family and helping to make wedding planning easier and more joyful.

So, to wrap this year up, today I’ve got our top 10 wedding planning posts from 2016.  These were the posts that resonated most with you and what we’ll be writing more about in the future.  So, without further ado, here are the top 10 wedding planning posts from 2016.  Dive in and enjoy!

Top 10 Wedding Planning Posts from 2016

1. 10 Reasons Why Couples Choose to Have a Destination Wedding

Destination Wedding on the beach in the Caribbean by Jamie Chang of Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Rachel Robertson Photography)

If you are unsure about whether you want a destination wedding or if it’s a good fit for you, this post is super helpful.  It walks through the reasons why couples choose to do a destination wedding.  And if those reasons resonate with you, a destination wedding may be just what you’re looking for.

2. 6 Fun and Interactive Engagement Party Ideas

Engagement Party Ideas by Destination Wedding Planner, Mango Muse Events

Yay you’re engaged!  And now you’re planning your engagement party, but you’re not quite sure what to do.  If that sounds familiar, this post is for you.  I share 6 fun ways to get your guests interacting so that they get to know each other.  Because beyond celebrating your upcoming marriage, your engagement party is a chance for your families to meet and mingle.

3. January Wedding Planning Challenge – How to Handle Overwhelm

January 2016 Wedding Planning Challenge How to not be overwhelmed with your wedding planning by Mango Muse Events

This year we introduced our wedding planning challenges focusing on one specific problem every month.  In January, we focused on probably the biggest struggle, feeling overwhelmed.  Wedding planning becomes easily overwhelming with all of the details and items you need to think about.  Instead of just plowing through it, I challenged you to overcome your overwhelm in 6 steps.

4. How to Pick Your Wedding Party

How to choose your wedding party by Jamie Chang Wedding Planner of Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Milou and Olin Photography)

An important wedding planning decision you need to make is who should be in your wedding party.  These people are important because they’ll be by your side and helping you.  But how do you pick them?  In this Wedding Wednesdays Q&A I walk you through what is really important when it comes to picking your wedding party.

5. 8 Zika-free Destinations for Your Wedding

Destination wedding in the Canary Islands one of eight Zika-free destinations shared by Destination wedding planner, Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Kamila Piech)

The Zika virus was all over the news this year and rightly so!  It’s a big consideration if you’re having a destination wedding or traveling for your honeymoon.  And not just for yourself, but for your guests who are thinking of becoming pregnant or are pregnant.  Earlier in the year, I wrote about what to do about the Zika virus and as a follow-up, I shared 8 Zika-free destinations.  These are great worry-free options to consider for your destination wedding or honeymoon.

6. How to Have a Beautiful Wedding With a Small Budget

Bride and groom smiling at their Hawaii destination wedding by Destination wedding planner, Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Day 7 Photography)

One of the biggest hurdles to planning a wedding is the budget.  It’s all about the money!  In all seriousness, this is a big worry for many couples.  And it’s understandable, the budget is what gives you options or limits them.  So, in this post, I share 7 tips to creating a beautiful wedding on a small budget.

7. The Best Wedding Dresses from Bridal Fashion Week

Two piece modern wedding dress by Lela Rose bridal from Bridal Fashion Week Best wedding dresses picked by Destination wedding planner, Mango Muse Events

It’s always exciting when Bridal Fashion Week comes around.  You get to check out the latest trends, but also what designers are coming out with.  You can find inspiration from the fabrics, cuts, details and styles.  In this post, I share my favorite wedding dresses from the spring shows at Bridal Fashion Week.

8. Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Ideas

White cropped pants and top by Carolina Herrera, a non-traditional wedding dress idea

Not everyone wants a normal white wedding dress.  So, while I have a ton of fun sharing the best dresses from Bridal Fashion Week, this post was all about the non-traditional wedding dress.  In this post, I share different kinds of wedding dress (or non-dress) ideas for the non-traditional bride.

9. How Much Wedding Cakes Cost

White and silver lace fondant wedding cake for a Sonoma destination wedding by Destination wedding planner, Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Kate Webber)

As I mentioned before, your wedding budget is a huge part of wedding planning.  And one area you’ll be considering is a wedding cake.  In this Wedding Wednesdays Q&A, I discuss how much wedding cakes cost and why prices are so different.

10. February Wedding Planning Challenge – How to Get and Stay Organized

How to organize your wedding planning

Being organized is really important for wedding planning.  There are so many moving parts and details.  And because you’re planning months in advance, things can get forgotten and lost over time.  Getting and staying organized is key, so in this wedding planning challenge, I go over how to find your system to staying organized in 4 easy steps.  Because it’s important you find a system that works for you otherwise, it will be chaos.

That’s our top 10 wedding planning posts from 2016!  Which was your favorite?  Let us know in a comment below.

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