I want to say a HUGE thank you to Jordan Merlino of Seventh and Central for taking the time out of her busy Professional Wedding Planner lifestyle to help me in giving you the best wedding planning and bridal advice possible. I thought of doing a casual interview with her, but she just has so much information, so I wanted to make it more in depth! This is an honest list of advice, tips, and hacks that will give you a great idea of where to start when it comes to wedding planning. Whether you are doing it DIY Bride style like me, or handing off all the stress to a Professional Wedding Planner like Jordan Merlino of Seventh and Central…this list of the 25 biggest pieces of unique wedding advice from two different perspectives is sure to be helpful for everyone who has decided to say “I Do!”

About Seventh and Central (quoted from www.seventhandcentral.com)
“Seventh & Central is a boutique wedding and event planning firm located in the Greater Seattle Area, serving the Puget Sound region. It is our passion to design beautiful weddings that are as meaningful as they are well-orchestrated. 7th&C couples desire consistent design elements that allow their weddings to flow cohesively throughout their day. Our couples choose to honor traditions that hold personal and cultural value to them while foregoing ones that don’t. They desire an event where both themselves and their guests make memories that last a lifetime.”


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Mentioned in Video:
-Brides Across America (Donated Dresses for Military/Soon to be Spouses)
-Where to find different stamp styles (Mentioned in Video)

We can all say “I DO” to One-Click Wedding Shopping. Go ahead, grab a glass of wine and get Prime Crazy…I won’t judge!
-Amazon Wedding Registry
-Amazon Wedding Store

Want to skip to a specific topic? Go ahead!
Jordan Merlino’s Introduction 0:15
Timeline (day of) – 1:15
Budget – 3:05
Guest List – 4:40
Venue – 5:40
Photographer – 7:10
DJ – 8:45
Food – 10:20
Drinks – 13:35
Cake – 16:05
Flowers – 17:10
Decor – 18:15
Tables (Seating) – 21:30
Dress – 24:20
Makeup and Hair – 26:05
Bridesmaids – 27:25
Groomsmen – 27:25
Parents – 29:55
Stationary (Invites, Save the Dates, etc) – 30:50
Rehearsal Dinner – 32:45
Day Before Wedding – 34:55
Wedding Day – 35:55
Day After Wedding – 37:40
Honeymoon – 38:55
What to keep when it’s all over – 39:55
Biggest Piece of Advice (General) – 40:55