Hello friends! We’re off on an exciting adventure this weekend in Vegas and the surrounding areas. As such, we’re taking a vacation from our find of the week, but we’ll definitely have a brand spanking new one for you next week. So, get out, have some fun and have a great weekend!

Jul 26, 2014 by Jamie Chang

Hello from Las Vegas!  We’re here for a short stint and it’s been such a long time since our last visit here that it’s been fun relearning the town.  While Vegas isn’t for everyone, it sure has it’s own big personality!  Which leads us to this week’s Wedding Wednesdays Q&A: My fiance and I just got engaged and we’ve started talking about the wedding.  After some discussion, we think we want to elope.  We know it’s not the norm, but it just seems so much easier, laid back and intimate.  What do you think?  Are we crazy? Will we regret not having the big wedding?

No, I don’t think you are crazy!  Having the big wedding isn’t for everyone just like eloping isn’t for everyone.  The question is what do you want?  I’m sure you’ve talked it through (and if you haven’t you should discuss it seriously), but you are obviously still a little unsure.  Before you make your decision, take a moment and think about your friends and family.  Consider for just a moment and make sure that you won’t be sad if your mom isn’t there or your uncle or your best friend or whomever you are closest to in your life.  You don’t want to look back and wish you’d done it differently.  On a side note, if you find that there are a few people you do want there,  you could do a tiny wedding instead which will still be easy, laid back and intimate.

If you feel comfortable doing it on your own, then I say go for it.  As I said before, eloping is not for everyone, but for those who it is right for, it’s really something special.  You’ll be doing something for love, for just yourselves.  Eloping is not about everyone else and what everyone else wants.  It’s about enjoying a time, a moment, and an experience with just the one you love, and that is special.

Got a wedding planning question for us?  Please share it in a comment below.

Jul 23, 2014 by Jamie Chang

Our inspiration this week is simple and powerful, love without limits.

Jul 21, 2014 by Jamie Chang

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Jamie Chang

Jamie Chang is the owner and lead event consultant at Mango Muse Events. Mango Muse Events is a boutique event planning and design firm specializing in customized destination weddings and social occasions. Mango Muse Events is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and orchestrates events in Northern California, Hawaii and beyond.

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