Caitlin Frauton is a wedding coordinator and blogger who is driven to make sure all couples have relaxed, meaningful, and fun wedding days. It's her way of spreading love in the world - one wedding at a time. To get her free Wedidng Day Kit for planning relaxed & meaingful weddings, visit https://goo.gl/nKax3c

10 Cocktail Ideas For Your Late Summer Wedding

Looking for summer wedding cocktail ideas to serve that are unique, refreshing, and something that guests haven't seen at the half dozen weddings they attended earlier this summer? These cocktail ideas are the perfect fit for late summer weddings.…
By Caitlin Frauton

How To Find The Perfect Wedding Venue

When people think of unconventional DIY wedding venues, they often think of rural weddings — backyard weddings, barn weddings, farm weddings, and the like. But through my work as a mentor helping couples keep their DIY weddings on track, I'm also…
By Caitlin Frauton

How To Have A Wedding That's Eco-Friendly

Looking for some ways to have an eco-friendly wedding? You're not alone — more and more couples are thinking about the environmental impact of their weddings. It makes sense given that so many couples getting married today have been raised to turn…
By Caitlin Frauton

Avoid This ONE Word When Planning A Wedding

When it comes to giving wedding planning advice or working with clients as a professional wedding mentor, there is one word that I really try to avoid, and I encourage couples to avoid it, too. It's the one word that can cause your zen-like wedding…
By Caitlin Frauton

These Wedding Shoe Hacks Make For Amazing Photos

Finding a unique, fabulous pair of wedding shoes can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. They often need to match the wedding dress, be comfortable, and look great in the close-up "shoe shot." It's a small wedding day detail, but…
By Caitlin Frauton

8 Wedding Rehearsal Ideas That Are Actually Fun

Looking for some alternative wedding ideas for your rehearsal dinner that will encourage your guests to mingle together like bees around a hive? If so, this list of unique wedding rehearsal dinner ideas has got you covered. I attended a wedding last…
By Caitlin Frauton

An Insanely Detailed Wedding Planning Checklist

One of the things that has become very clear to me during my time as a wedding coordinator is that DIY wedding planning checklists are very different than wedding planning checklists for other weddings. As it turns out, wedding planning timelines…
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6 Tips To Keep Your DIY Wedding On Track

Are you looking for some expert DIY wedding tips to make sure your day goes off flawlessly? According to this article in The New York Times "Offline, D.I.Y. Weddings Aren't So Picture Perfect," you're not the only one. Doing a DIY wedding by…
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16 Inexpensive Wedding Flowers For Tight Budgets

There are expensive wedding flowers and inexpensive wedding flowers — this, we all know. But what's not so obvious is which ones are which. Sure, most people planning a wedding know that peonies can cost a pretty penny (particularly when out of…
By Caitlin Frauton

5 Reasons You Don't Need A Wedding Theme

We've all heard that weddings should have a wedding theme — there's the beach wedding theme, the rustic wedding theme, the vintage wedding theme, and so on and so forth. But as popular as wedding themes have become in social media, I've noticed a…
By Caitlin Frauton

Choosing A Wedding Planner Vs. Wedding Coordinator

Just as I was sitting down to write this article about the difference between wedding planners and wedding coordinators, the phone rang — and in one of those absolutely fortuitous moments, the person on the other end was a recently engaged bride…
By Caitlin Frauton

How To DJ A Wedding With Your iPod

Clients I work with are often wondering how to use an iPod to DJ a wedding, and I totally understand why — not only is using an iPod a huge cost saver, it also allows you to have a lot more control over the exact songs that are played on your…
By Caitlin Frauton

25 Quotes For Your Maid Of Honor Speech

The secret to writing an amazing wedding speech? Seeking out a few perfect maid of honor quotes that sum up just how beautiful the couple's union is. Just last month, I was maid of honor in my friend's wedding, and had the task of figuring out what…
By Caitlin Frauton

5 Fun Activities For Weekend Weddings

There are a whole lot of hot wedding trends that cropped up in 2015, and one that continues to be on the rise is weekend destination weddings. I'm not talking flying to Cabo San Lucas like when Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo tied the knot in Mexico…
By Caitlin Frauton

Here's How To DJ A Wedding

Being asked to be the DJ and emcee for a friend's wedding when you're not a professional wedding DJ is a huge honor — and a huge task, especially if you don't actually know how to DJ a wedding. The couple obviously thinks highly enough of you that…
By Caitlin Frauton

5 Alternatives To Walking Down The Aisle

So you've decided you're ready to commit, but the thought of walking down the aisle makes you nervous Not to worry — you're definitely not alone. When it comes to walking down the aisle, there is definitely a large group of people who don't get…
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3 New Ways To Find Wedding Decor

If you're looking for wedding ceremony and reception decorations, you can certainly look in the usual places like discount stores, Save On Crafts, Oriental Trading Company, and more. But there are three new amazing types of marketplaces popping up…
By Caitlin Frauton

7 Ways To Save Money On Wedding Flowers

Anyone planning a wedding knows that wedding flowers can be ridiculously expensive — for that reason, I see a lot of couples searching for the best ways to save money on wedding flowers. Though the least expensive approach is to pick some…
By Caitlin Frauton

6 Wedding Invitation Hacks To Help You Save Money

It seems like the first wedding expense that every engaged couple gets sticker shock from is the cost of wedding invitations. Even when you're looking for ways to save money on wedding invitations by creating your own invites on sites like Wedding…
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5 Reasons You Should Definitely Have A DIY Wedding

By Caitlin Frauton