Wedding Planning DVD

Hi All, I am very, very excited. After working for a year, my new wedding planning DVD is finally here and available to you! Susan Southerland’s Wedding Planning Secrets has my most sought-after advice in one DVD. I share my secrets for choosing colors, creating a reasonable budget, dealing with vendors and organizing the day. […] Read more…

Wedding Decor Secrets: Lighting

I wrote about the price of roses going up on Valentine’s Day and made a couple of suggestions for decor not using flowers. I left off one of my favorite ways to decorate a wedding — no flowers involved. LIGHTING! Lighting can make all the difference in a room. You can select lighting to change […] Read more…

Wedding Flowers and Tricks for Saving Money

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it brings to mind a very important issue regarding planning your wedding budget. While February 14th is a very romantic day to wed, did you know that flowers, particularly roses, are much more expensive this time of year? It isn’t the florists being greedy, the demand for roses […] Read more…

Color Trends for Weddings in 2008

Anyone who reads my blog or articles knows that I love color. Color brings out the couple’s style and personality and color is so much fun to work with. I have really enjoyed working with chocolate brown over the past couple of years, but chocolate brown is going to have to step aside for slate […] Read more…

Wedding Show Season

Its wedding show season once again. For those of you who have never been to one, it is quite an experience! Hundreds of brides running around, dozens and dozens of vendors vying for your business. It can be very overwhelming. Here are some tips to surviving a wedding show. 1. Wear comfortable shoes. This is […] Read more…

Planning a Quickie Wedding? How Bout Vegas?

I just attended my first wedding in one of those famous wedding chapels on the Las Vegas strip. What an experience! It was amazing. They really have weddings down to a science in Vegas. The bride, groom and the guests arrived and gathered in the lobby of the chapel. The lobby was also the gift […] Read more…

Planning Your Wedding Budget

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope those of you who have been planning your weddings took a well deserved break over the holidays to enjoy family and friends. To those of you who got engaged over the holidays (and I know there are lots of you, congratulations! What an exciting way to start the new […] Read more…

Association of Bridal Consultants Annual Convention

I spoke and attended the Association of Bridal Consultants convention in November. I love attending seminars because they give me wonderful, creative ideas. Even better, it helps me recharge and get excited about my job. This year, one of the luncheons was dedicated to finding balance as a wedding planner. Mary Dann, a wedding planner […] Read more…

Echo Boomer Brides

Wow! October flew by. I traveled for most of the month. I spoke in Colorado, then in Indianapolis for the International Special Events Society and then I went to Las Vegas for a few days. The last week of October I spent sick in bed… That’s what I get for flying so much! Anyway, yesterday […] Read more…

Green Weddings

I have had the most amazing week in Colorado. What a gorgeous place to get married! I was here to speak to the wedding professionals who advertise in The Perfect Wedding Guide in Boulder. It was the perfect place to start this speaking tour because I think Colorado, Boulder in particular, is on the leading […] Read more…

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