DIY Hanging Flower Garland | Step-by-Step! Posted on 23 May 09:06

Make your own DIY hanging flower garland strands in these easy steps!

Fill your reception or party space with beautiful, floating paper flowers for a magical effect.  Watch this easy DIY Hanging Flower Garland video for detailed step-by-step instructions.


What you will need:

Let's get started!

  • Pull the back of the paper flower leaves away from the flower.
  • Place clear string underneath and seal with a drop of hot glue.
  • Repeat to desired garland length.
  • 10 Paper Flowers placed about 2" apart will make a 3-foot garland.  
  • Use more or fewer flowers for desired length!

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Kiss These Wedding Etiquette "Rules" GOODBYE! Posted on 1 May 13:06

Drowning in wedding etiquette & "rules"?

You've noticed by now that everyone has an opinion on invitation wording, cash bars, inviting kids, and what traditions absolutely SHOULD be included in the wedding day.

Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, let’s take a step back & reframe things.

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I appreciate that you’re listening from all different backgrounds, regions, & cultures. What's the "norm" in NYC may be entirely opposite in Charleston & completely unheard of in Los Angeles.

Part of the inspiration for today’s episode is my husband and I coming from two very different parts of the country, and our separate expectations of what should & shouldn’t happen at a wedding.

Where he’s from, it’s totally normal to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a huge wedding for 300 of your closest family & friends. The bride's family pays. It’s unheard of to have a cash bar, to not ride in a limo, and to not invite kids.

Where I’m from, pretty much everything opposite of that. I have a really small family, and celebrating your reception in the basement of the church with no booze is, well, pretty normal.

Where things get tricky is when our expectations of what a wedding “should” look like conflict with our budget, our styles, and our personalities.

And of course, an added layer of difficulty arises when you and your partner come from different backgrounds, and one of you thinks paying $10,000 for a photographer is completely reasonable, and the other wants to spend $10,000 total on the entire wedding.

But no matter where you’re from, I’m a firm believer in your wedding day being an expression and celebration of you & your partner.

At the end of the day, you’re making a really special commitment to one another, and looking to celebrate the occasion with your loved ones. That’s it!

With that said, let’s look at these “wedding etiquette rules” with a fresh set of eyes. Forget what “everyone else is doing,” and open up the possibilities beyond that.

Please know, believe, and trust that you truly have the support from me to ditch what everyone else is doing, and craft your day, your way.

No this doesn’t mean being blatantly rude or disagreeable to your family, or sneaking behind your partner to sabotage something that you know they really want.

You'll need to continuously deploy common sense, compromise and understanding throughout your engagement. But these commonly held beliefs can by all means be reinvented.

I hope you'll tune in, I hope you LOVE today's show, and I hope you'll always feel free to be in touch with me by simply hitting the "contact" button on the side of the screen!

Cheers to you,


CLICK HERE to listen now!

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Easy DIY Wine Cork Place Card Holders | Step-by-Step! Posted on 3 Jan 18:09

Make DIY Wine Cork Place Card Holders in 3 easy steps!

The Wedding Planning Podcast is LIVE! Posted on 30 Jan 11:35

The Wedding Planning Podcast is officially live!  Be sure to visit this link to Subscribe so you don’t miss an exciting episode:

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In this exciting new planning resource, I’ll deliver fresh, on-point wedding planning advice 3x per week.  THREE TIMES A WEEK!  I’ll do an in-depth talk about a wedding planning topic on Wednesday, and live Q & A episodes on Mondays & Fridays.  If you’re looking for a truly unique spin on wedding planning advice & ideas, then this is the podcast for you!

New to podcasts?  I’ll share quickly why I think they are so fabulous, and offer a quick tutorial on how to Subscribe to the Wedding Planning Podcast and leave a rating & review.

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Well, for lots of reasons, but mostly because it is a FRESH, NEW mobile, hands-free resource for you to use when planning your wedding!  You can listen in the car, at the gym, or even at your desk at work.  No looking at the computer, having to read through lengthy blog posts, no carrying around wedding magazines.  Just quick, inspiring info & advice that you are free to listen to anytime, anywhere!


Open the purple PODCASTS icon on your phone or iPad, & find the Wedding Planning Podcast in iTunes by a Search (lower right corner).  Type in “Wedding Planning Podcast”, and on your iPhone or iPad, touch the thumbnail photo shown here:

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You’ll see a purple rectangle with SUBSCRIBE – hit it, and you’re set!  I’ll deliver a brand new episode to you three times a week.  Look forward to an in-depth talk about a main wedding planning topic on Wednesdays, and Q&A style episodes on Monday & Friday, where I’ll answer listener questions that you all have submitted.

Have a question you’d like me to answer on air?  Be sure to subscribe to Wedding Planning Podcast emails, and I’ll send you an invite to submit any and all of your querries!


General questions about KVW, The Podcast, or anything else on your mind?  Leave a comment, or send me a note!  I’d love to hear from you.


I can’t wait to chat soon! 

xoxo Kara