Category: Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts: Bridal Dress Shopping Tips

One big project for a bride when planning a wedding is shopping for a wedding dress! As much as we all would like it to be just like you see it on television, in most cases that just isn’t the case. There are some important things to remember when shopping for such an important part…

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Ask the Experts: Stationery & Wedding Invitations

Most couples have a lot of questions about wedding invitations and stationery. Allegra, based in Coralville, is a locally owned design and print company. Celeste, owner and lead designer; Sarah, lead designer; and, Carl, the master of all things printed, comprise this high-quality and amazing company! They are proud to offer personal, face-to-face customer service…

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Ask the Experts: Incorporating Wedding Colors into Your Day

Choosing your wedding colors is one of the most traditional parts of your big day. It helps you create cohesion between the ceremony and reception and allows you to play with a number of themes. There are many ways to incorporate your wedding colors into a variety of elements and several ideas on how to…

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Ask the Experts: 10 Wedding Favor Ideas Your Guests Are Sure to Love

Your wedding is a time of celebration and love, and you want those feelings to go home long after the night’s over. The best way is with beautiful wedding favors! Next to an open bar and delicious food, these special gifts show your guests they’re appreciated and help them remember your big day.  From your…

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15 Things You Didn’t Know a Wedding Planner Does

You’re engaged, you’re ready to start planning your dream day, but you have no idea where to start. Don’t worry! We got this! Do I need a wedding planner? Is it worth the investment? ​Without a doubt, the answer is always YES! Over and over, our couples reach out to thank us for the role…

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Ask The Experts: How Wedding Stationery Impacts the Guest Experience

  We got the chance to sit down with Sarah and Celeste with Allegra Iowa City (based in Coralville) to talk about ALL things stationery! They have a combined 19+ years in the industry and are passionate about their craft. Celeste opened up her Allegra franchise a year ago after acquiring Zephyr Weddings & Zephyr…

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Ask the Experts: Incorporating Your Cake Design into Your Wedding Theme

If you are struggling to incorporate your cake design into the rest of your wedding theme, you aren’t alone! Choosing your wedding cake can be super overwhelming, but it’s the sweetest part of wedding planning. The design of your wedding cake is such a fun way to incorporate your wedding design into your reception look…

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Ask the Experts: Wedding Makeup 101

Melissa Banes got her start in the beauty industry 10 years ago, and has been loving making women feel good about themselves ever since! She was a part of the first-ever graduating class at Capri College, with a dream to work at the number one beauty company in the world, MAC cosmetics. Melissa moved to…

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