Wedding planning tips and tricks

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You said “yes”! Now what? Guest list, venue, fall or summer—with so many decisions to make, planning a wedding can be overwhelming. Fear not! Here are some tips and tricks to get you started.


The Internet is your friend. Start a few Pinterest boards, maybe save some style ideas on Instagram. Soon enough, a pattern will emerge and clear direction is not far behind. You don’t have to make all your decisions right now; it’s okay to change your mind as the planning process develops.


Start with a budget, which will help you make better decisions.  Then hire a professional! We might be biased, but insider information and professional assistance navigating choices will save time, money, and probably your sanity. There are planners, coordinators, and designers to fit most budgets and we firmly believe that the professional help will pay for itself in the end.


Prioritize. Do you dream of lush florals? Do textured linens make your heart skip a beat? Have you been swooning over a photographer’s work online? Is it imperative that menu be crafted to impress? Make a list of what matters and allocate your budget accordingly.


Ask friends for vendor referrals.


Research your vendors! Ask for testimonials, which reputable vendors can provide without issue. If they can’t, it’s a red flag.


Narrow your choices. Once you have a vision of what you want, narrow to three vendors who match it. Connect with them to see if you mesh, compare pricing and availability, and you should find your best fit.


Let your personalities shine! Make your event personal and unique by incorporating things that make you and your fiancé who you are, separately and as a couple.


Choosing hair and makeup professionals who hew closely to your everyday look. You want them to enhance your beauty, not make you look like someone else.


Be absolutely upfront and honest with all your vendors. If you don’t like something, speak up! We work for you and will do everything in our power to make you happy.


Don’t try to be superhuman. If you are not able to hire a professional to assist with planning, delegate. Trying to do it all yourself will keep you from enjoying the journey. And don’t forget about your fiancé! It’s easy to lose sight of one another in the midst of planning, color swatches, menus, glassware selections, venue layouts. Check in with them and breathe a little. Hold each other close and enjoy making decisions together. It is not always easy, but it can be special, memorable, and fun!


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3959 Main Street

Amherst, NY 14226



Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel

8315 Park Road

Batavia, NY 14020



Belhurst Castle

4069 West Lake Road

Geneva, NY 14456



Buffalo Limousine

62 Clyde Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14215



Capello Salon & Spa

5422 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221


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East Amherst, NY 14051


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Depew, NY 14225



Cara Mia Pet Resort

6429 Transit Rd

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The Columns Banquets

2221 Transit Road

Elma, NY 14059




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Amherst, NY 14226



Excuria Salon and Spa

5725 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221



Feel Rite Fresh Markets

2141 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14216


3521 Seneca Street

West Seneca, NY 14224


1445 Niagara Falls Boulevard

Buffalo, NY 14228


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Hamburg NY, 14075


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Williamsville NY, 14221



Furs by Russell

4446 Main Street

Snyder, NY 14226



Half & Half

1088 Elmwood Ave

Buffalo, NY 14222


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The Jacqueline Shoppe

5522 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221



The Jeweler’s Studio

4130 North Buffalo Road

Orchard Park, NY 14127



Little Black Dress Shop

3527 North Buffalo Road

Orchard Park, NY 14127




2095 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14216



Renew Bath & Body

927 Elmwood Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14222



RJZ Photography



Roycroft Inn

40 South Grove Street

East Aurora, NY 14052



Salvatore’s Hospitality

Italian Gardens Restaurant

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The Delevan Hotel & Spa

6461 Transit Road



Second Chic

810 Elmwood Ave

Buffalo, NY 14222

5454 Main Street,

Williamsville, NY 14221

141 Buffalo Street,

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Brisbane Building

403 Main Street, Suite 510

Buffalo NY, 14203



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6932 Williams Road, Suite 1700

Niagara Falls, NY 14304



Thin Ice

719 Elmwood Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14222



Turnstyle Design

298 Ashland Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14222



Two Wheels Bakery & Café

435 Ellicott Street

Buffalo, NY 14203


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Village Designs

448 Elmwood Ave

Buffalo, NY 14222


6449 Transit Road

East Amherst, NY 14051



The Westin Buffalo

250 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14202



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3985 Harlem Road

Snyder, NY 14226



White Birch + Burlap

4790 North French Road

East Amherst, NY 14051



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224 Lexington Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14222



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Clarence Center, NY 14032



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