Getting Married in Monsoon Season in Colorado

Jason & Aneill - Firefighter wedding by April Marie Events and Amanda Matilda Photography

If you’re getting married in the summer in Colorado, you may or may not realize that you’re getting married in monsoon season in Colorado! What does that mean for planning your wedding? Here’s everything you need to know: What is Monsoon Season? While it can begin as early as June and go as late as…

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The Biggest Mistakes That Any Couple Makes

The Biggest Mistakes That Any Couple Makes

As soon as you say “yes!” to the proposal, a huge wedding planning journey lays before you. You might be feeling stressed, you might have been dreaming of this for years… you might have a team of family and friends to help you, or you might be feeling very alone on the path. If you’ve…

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How to Handle Day-of Wedding Stress

You’ve made every decision in your wedding plans and are looking at the best day ever ahead of you. Unfortunately, though, the duties of wedding planning don’t stop the night before your wedding. You also need to plan for how to handle day-of wedding stress! When I married my husband in the summer of 2015,…

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Planning a Cocktail Hour Guests Will Love

When you’re planning a wedding, you’re planning an experience. For you. For your guests. A wedding is after all an event! As you organize and envision your day, you’ll want to keep the guest experience in mind. That brings us to cocktail hour, and planning a cocktail hour guests will love! Cocktail hour is the…

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Why do Wedding Coordinators Cost So Much?

Want to know a secret most couples don’t know? The “Day-of Coordinator” is actually a myth! Most couples who think to themselves, “Why do wedding coordinators cost so much?” just don’t realize what a wedding coordinator really is. Maybe you’re thinking a coordinator shows up on your wedding day and makes magic happen. That is…

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Wedding Planning Terms You Might Not Know

Why We Love Weekday Weddings

As couples get engaged over the upcoming holidays and you begin sifting through wedding planning blogs and The Knot magazine, you will probably come across a bunch of new terms you’ve never heard of. We’re here to help define those wedding planning terms you might not know today! The Basics Black Tie: This is the…

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Do I NEED a Trial Run Before the Wedding?

VanWinkle | Micro Wedding at Vista View Events

Look, I get it. Planning a wedding is hard work! (Hey, that’s why it’s my full-time job.) Even with a planner’s help, there are lots of steps leading up to the big day. You might be looking at a list of dates you need to schedule trial runs with your vendor team and thinking to…

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Vista View Events | Kristine & Justin

Vista View Events | Kristine and Justin

We love planning weddings at Vista View Events, and Kristine and Justin’s day was no exception. With succulents sprinkled throughout the day, their perfectly Colorado “guest book” and dinner served by food trucks, it was an all around incredible day!   Venue: Vista View Events Photographer: Ashley Rhian Photography Catering: Have Cooker Will Travel Catering:…

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How to Choose Your Grand Junction Wedding Venue

Congratulations! If you’ve landed on this blog post, you’re probably beginning to think about planning your wedding. One of the first questions you probably have — other than “where the heck do I even begin?!” — is how to choose your Grand Junction wedding venue. The venue is the backdrop for your entire wedding day,…

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I Just Got Engaged! Now What?

I Just Got Engaged! Now What?? by April Marie Events | Grand Junction Wedding Planner

The question has been asked, a ‘yes’ has been given, parents and friends have been informed, and now you’re settling into a post-engagement glow.  Then, the questions begin: “So, when are you getting married?” “Have you chosen a venue yet?” “Who are you inviting?” “What are your colors?” “What’s for dinner?” “Have you gotten your…

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