Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty certain that there are two types of brides in this world: those who have already started collecting items for their wedding day emergency kit and those who hear the words ‘emergency kit’, look around nervously, and quickly jot it down on the to-do list. Whether an emergency kit is something that you’ve started packing from the early stages of wedding planning or if it’s something you didn’t even consider, I think we can all agree that naturally there are just some must-have items...

Planning my own wedding was a dream. The day after we got engaged, I was already creating the guest list, researching my favorite venues, and trying to choose between a spring or fall wedding. Call me crazy. It’s fine. Working in the wedding and events world, I spent a lot of time coordinating weddings and planning events, and finally it was time to plan my own! My fiancé (now my husband) on the other hand was brand new to the world of wedding planning. He seemed to enjoy being involved in all of...

I remember knowing that I had to switch college majors, but not knowing how. I didn’t even know where to begin to make my dreams a reality. I remember searching the internet for hours, hoping to find information on the perfect educational route for an event planner. I remember e-mailing local event planners, asking them for their educational background, hoping for some direction and insight as to how to enter the events industry myself. There isn’t one right answer or one right path to becoming an event planner. Seriously, we all have...

It’s one of our favorites over here at She Be But Little: the No Rules rule. Whether you call it thinking outside the box or marching to the beat of your own drum, we’re big fans of doing what feels right to YOU on your wedding day and ignoring everything else. When planning a wedding, you’re going to receive an overload of advice – things you should and shouldn’t do. While it’s definitely a good idea to follow the rules of proper etiquette, there’s nothing holding you back from planning a wedding...

Having gone through a wedding of my own and currently being a newlywed is surely working out for me. I have all of this brand new knowledge to share, and I feel like I can better relate to my bridal clients because of it. Oh, yeah, and I got myself a good-looking and sweet hubs out of all of it, so it worked out in that sense too! Being a bride is pretty glamorous, but changing your name after marriage is not. Why didn’t someone warn me?! Halfway through the name...

One of these things is not like the other. Kindest in the Valley recipient #03 is a two-for-one package deal – one has four legs, fur, and a tail that wags non-stop, and the other has a smile and a heart that could change the world. Lizzie Thoms is the prettiest little certified therapy dog, and her human, Joanna, is undoubtedly one of the kindest people in the Fox Valley. When Lizzie isn’t digging holes or snuggling with her daddy, she spends her time volunteering in hospice, putting smiles on the patient’s faces....

Packing for your wedding day can be quite the task, but the items you’ll really need are the items most easily forgotten. Coming from an event planner that just got married, here are the 5 items I’m thankful I had by my side on my wedding day!   1. Reception Shoes Standing only 4’11”, I chose ceremony shoes that had a 4-inch heel on them. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m glad I wore these gorgeous shoes for the ceremony and photos, but I was so thankful I had reception shoes to change...

We’ve all been tasked with leaving the world a little bit better off than how we found it, and one easy way to ensure we succeed at this is to dedicate some of our time to volunteer work. Volunteering in your community has a positive impact on those around you (obviously!), but let’s dive into the ways that volunteering helps YOU (sometimes it’s okay to be a bit selfish)! Helping others while indirectly helping yourself? Now that’s the perfect situation! Scroll down for 5 ways volunteering benefits YOU: 1. Volunteer work looks fantastic on...