Stress Relief for the Frazzled Bride

 Originally written by MJ for Always Fabulous Events 

Originally written by MJ for Always Fabulous Events 

We’ve all been there, those moments where the cliché of ‘so much to do, so little time’ seems to be the slogan of our lives. No more so than when planning and preparing for one of the biggest days of your life: your wedding. Not only do all of the decisions have to be made (venue, dress, colors, flowers, invitations, guest list, seating charts etc.) but then, as if in a never ending circle of things to do, those decisions must be executed.

While planning your wedding, it is important to find ways to relieve this overwhelming circle of stress.

Unload your plate: You don’t have to do this alone, you have people around you always willing to help! Delegate your tasks to friends, family, and your wedding planner.  Allow those people to ease some of the burden of the To Do List you’re constantly thinking about.

Make time for yourself: Whether it be going to the gym, getting a manicure, or grabbing a coffee with friends and talking about anything BUT your upcoming nuptials. Make sure that you are allowing yourself some time to just enjoy yourself.

Don’t let the stress of it all take control of this experience, you can handle it!

Posted on January 23, 2017 and filed under Wedding Planning.

After the Bridal Show

The bridal show has ended and now you have a bag full of stuff. Now what? 

Dump everything out of the bag and sort through it. Make separate piles for photographers, entertainment, florists, cakes, etc.

Go through each pile to pull out the professionals you remember speaking to. Pick out the few that made a big impression on you. These will be the first you research further. Read their brochures. Visit their websites.

Contact them to schedule an appointment to discuss your wedding. Don’t just call to ask what they charge. You won’t be able to tell what they can offer you or if they have options in your price range.

Think about the questions you want to ask ahead of time.

When you meet with each professional, make sure they will put everything in writing (in your contract)

Once you have interviewed your top choices, it is time to make a decision.

Randi currently speaks at The Bridal Event by Bouche Productions throughout the PA/NJ/DE area. Stop by to hear her inspiring and educating brides with multiple glittery planning gems. Visit to see the current show schedule. 

Posted on January 16, 2017 and filed under Wedding Planning.

Read This Before You Attend Your Next Bridal Show

It's prime time for bridal shows and they are EVERYWHERE. Before you attend one, there are a few things you need to know ahead of time. 

Dress comfortably. You can expect to do a lot of walking and standing. 

Carry a tote bag. You will collect a lot of information at each stop. Some will be as small as a business card. Others may be as big as a magazine. Others may actually be a keepsake or a prize. 

Print labels with your name, email address, phone number, and wedding date. This will save you from writing the same information over and over again. 

Eat something before you arrive. Most venues will serve small samples of food. Bakeries will also have cake samples. However, you can't expect to fill up on any of it.  

Bring your entourage with you and have fun!

Randi currently speaks at The Bridal Event by Bouche Productions throughout the PA/NJ/DE area. Stop by to hear her inspiring and educating brides with multiple glittery planning gems. Visit to see the current show schedule.  

Posted on January 9, 2017 and filed under Wedding Planning.

Happy Holidays from Trilogy Event Design

Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Fabulous New Year filled with Sparkle & Glitter! 

We are planning some great things for 2017 including more frequent blog posts and social media content, gorgeous events, and magical collaborations. Stay tuned! 

Posted on December 25, 2016 .

Cinematic Masterpiece: Whitney & Richard

We shared photos from Whitney & Richard's summer wedding, but nothing makes wedding memories come alive more than a video (or as the artists who create them prefer to call them... "films"). When I watched this short reminder of this wedding, I laughed and cried right along with Whitney. I felt the emotion in each of Richard's words. I KNOW for a fact that these 2 beautiful people ADORE one another and have an unbreakable bond. 

Ladies & Gentlemen, I present Mr & Mrs. Strong. (insert applause)

We were graced with the privilege to work with an amazing team of wedding professionals to make this wedding the beautiful success that it blossomed into. Thank you to Yamean Studios for sharing this cinematic masterpiece with us.

Posted on November 30, 2016 and filed under Event Design, Wedding Planning, Videography.

Interview with Brittani McFadden

We recently had the pleasure of working with Brittani McFadden of Brittani Elizabeth Photography on a styled photo shoot for Wish Upon a Wedding Philadelphia that was featured on the Perfect Palette. Brittani was great to work with so we decided to introduce her to all of you. 

What wedding details do you ALWAYS take pictures of?

Details are one of our favorite parts of weddings! Each wedding is so unique and specific to the couple so we do our best to photograph all of the little nuances that make each wedding special and different. However, there are some staple items that are must-have photographs that we make sure to snatch a few shots of. One of these items is the bridal gown! You've spent hours finding the perfect gown and we want to document that showpiece! After all, at the end of the day its going to be dirty from all of the fun you had on your wedding day! Another wedding detail that we always always take are the rings!! The rings are the symbol of your commitment to each other. These are the rings you'll have on your left hand for the rest of your life! Needless to say, they're important... and we make sure to capture that importance.

 The McFarlans ~ Brittani Elizabeth Photography

The McFarlans ~ Brittani Elizabeth Photography

What details do you wish couples would think about more? Or what details are often overlooked?

Some of the details that are forgotten or overlooked because they don't play a significant role on the actual wedding day are the invitations and save-the-dates! I remember when I was wedding planning and designed custom invitations and spent hours going over every last detail. That, for me was a significant piece to designate our wedding and our marriage! Often times couples forget to save an extra copy or just forget to bring it with them the day of, but it is definitely something we LOVE to tie into your other detail photos!

 Styled Shoot for Wish Upon a Wedding Philadelphia ~ Brittani Elizabeth Photography

Styled Shoot for Wish Upon a Wedding Philadelphia ~ Brittani Elizabeth Photography

What is one of the best wedding details you've seen recently?

We've seen so many wedding details and love every single one!! There are some different details that have stood out to us recently, that we've never seen before! We were at a recent wedding and the bride LOVES moss so they had a moss wall built for their seating cards to go on and OH was it fabulous!! It was the perfect way to tie in something that the couple loves and incorporate it in a piece that, literally, couldn't be missed by any of their guests!

 The Martins ~ Brittani Elizabeth Photography

The Martins ~ Brittani Elizabeth Photography

If you are looking for a fun, creative photographer, schedule a meeting with Brittani. Tell her Trilogy Event Design sent you.