15 Practical & Memorable Gifts For Your Destination Wedding Guest Gift Bag

Gift bags are a great way to show your guests some love and thank them for attending your wedding. From sunglasses to tequila, what you put in your gift bag can vary and show your guests a bit of local culture. When planning a destination wedding, a gift bag (though not a requirement!) can be …

5 Tips For Planning A Unique Wedding

Weddings  are a great opportunity to showcase your personality. The event brings together all our favorite people from different times in our lives: Our best childhood friend, our college friends, a few cousins in there and then people from our current professional lives. 60% of engaged couples say they want their wedding to reflect them. …

4 Reasons You Should Stop Using Your Wedding Binder

We recently went out to dinner and started chatting with our waitress. She had an engagement ring on, and was super excited to tell me how things were going with her wedding planning. When I asked her what tools she was using to plan, she got quiet for a minute, averted my eyes and whispered …

Top 5 Tips For Planning A Fun Wedding

Planning your wedding should be a fun-filled time, but it often leads to so much stress. Let’s do a self check in right now! Are you planning your wedding and feeling overwhelmed by everything on your checklist? We suggest you step away from the computer, grab a cool drink (it is summer after all) and …

3 Things You Can Do (right now) To Enjoy Wedding Planning

Planning your wedding should be a fun-filled time, but it often leads to so much stress. Let’s do a self check in right now! Are you planning your wedding and feeling overwhelmed by everything on your checklist? We suggest you step away from the computer, grab a cool drink (it is summer after all) and …

Why Wedding Pros Need Social Wedding Planning

Attention Wedding Pros! This blog post is for you! If you’re wondering who we are or why you’re here, here’s the short & sweet answer:Because you believe every wedding should be the most incredible event it can be, and that the services you offer must benefit everybody involved. So, do we! We’re Uchechi and Peter, …

Celebrating Bastille Day & Our Engagement Anniversary

Happy Bastille Day! We know it’s a French holiday, but we’re celebrating Bastille Day because it’s also the day we got engaged, 2 years ago. Since then we’ve had an amazing multicultural wedding, launched a social wedding planning startup which we built to plan our own wedding, visited 4 countries and are getting ready to …

How We Ended Up Getting Married in a Mexican Whorehouse, with Mom’s Blessing

And had our reception in a barnyard. I love saying we got married in a cathouse. Of course it isn’t active NOW, and it’s beautiful not skanky, but there are enough people horrified by the idea of it that I still savor the memory. We didn’t start out planning to have a bordello wedding ceremony. …

Men! We Just Launched a New Site: Groom Tips!

I don’t mean to take anything away from a bride’s moment in the sun, but I don’t believe it’s a stretch to say the wedding industry treats men like second-class citizens. Case in point: Uchechi & I crashed a Bridal Expo to do some guerrilla marketing (don’t tell). We bought tickets and acted like your garden …

The Rise of the Hashtag Wedding

photo credit: We Heart Photography My husband and I recently attended a friend’s engagement party, and the events that took place during the celebration confirmed for us that we live in the age of what I call, The Hashtag Wedding. Having said that, let me describe to you what happened when we popped open the …

Wedocrats Have More Fun

Have you heard there’s a new way to plan your wedding focusing on helping couples stress less and enjoy the big day? Welcome to wedocracy, the private collaborative social network, for wedding planning. We are launching our beta site in two days. Yes, that’s this Sunday, which will also be our one year wedding anniversary. …

70% RSVPs in 24 Hours!

You can’t really do anything concrete until you know how many people are confirmed for your wedding. You can’t commit to the caterer, who can’t commit to their vendors; you can’t figure out what size dance floor you might need (and therefore how much you will need to pay for it), you can’t build your …

How We Came Up With wedOcracy and Why

It was a short, bumpy road. by The Husband The CEO and I were engaged one year ago today, on Bastille Day of 2012 (July 14th), and decided we’d marry in the fall, in the lovely town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. November 10, as it happens. So in the best of circumstances, we …