Wedding Expert Jen Shares her Latest Tips & Advices

Discover expert wedding advice on anything from a bridal dress to how to keep comfortable at the reception!



While we always advise hiring a wedding planner to help you organize the details of your big day – and many of the young couples featured in real weddings on Sun Valley Ohio agree that hiring a wedding planner was some of the best money they spent on their wedding – we know that many couples prefer to plan their own wedding. Whether you hired a planner or not, we endeavor to present must-have advice from our Editors Circle, which includes some of Ohio's greatest wedding professionals, from planners to bridal fashion experts.


Wedding trends change all the time, as do your wedding guests' expectations, and etiquette guidance is always needed to handle awkward circumstances, so it's crucial to get professional help to know what to do and how to prepare for one of the most important events of your life. You may not know where to begin when it comes to finding a wedding gown, planning your wedding celebrations, and adding goods to your wedding register - especially if you haven't assisted a friend or family member in preparing for their own wedding day. To assist, we regularly share expert advice and suggestions on Sun Valley Ohio digital platforms.


Read the newest trends and professional ideas from wedding planners, bridal designers, and top bridal salon specialists and designers on a variety of themes as you prepare for your "I dos" to help you make informed decisions leading up to the big day. Take this advice and personalize it to meet your personality and wedding style. Good luck with your planning!


Be Purposeful with Wedding Planning

"From unique save the dates and handwritten details to creative escort-card experiences and custom music composed specifically for the day, I always encourage couples to be intentional with their wedding. Nothing is off limits when it comes to customization!"


Go Dramatic with Your Wedding Gown

"Brides are still seeking for a dramatic style on their big day, whether it's texture, a high slit, or ornate detailing."


Make Sure Everything Is Well-Timed

"Host an all-hands-on-deck meeting and make sure your timeline is in order so your rental firms don't trip over florals, carpet, or drapes. With a well-run load in, the stage is set for the rest of the wedding!"

Go All Out with Your Attire

"In the age of micro-weddings, don’t be discouraged from going all out! Ball gowns with full details are making a comeback."



All of the above tips are by Jennifer Hartman, a wedding planner and 1/3 owner of the SunValleyOhio. She is also the lead planner and owner of Heart 2 Heart Occasions. Jennifer always focuses on making the event a wonderful experience for the couple as well as the people who are attending the wedding.


For more wedding ideas, discover more expert tips for your wedding theme, get ideas on how to plan a wedding for your personal style, and learn how to plan like a pro with this virtual wedding-planning series from celebrity event planners! We also encourage you to contact sunvalleyohio.com


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