I’ve also included some tools, tips, and tricks that you’re going to love for planning a successful wedding!
Don’t be a stranger! Let me know if there’s something I’ve missed or a particular wedding planning question that’s on your mind whether it’s about how we can work together or if you’re stuck in your wedding planning!
– Jen Vazquez
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
– Mignon McLaughlin
My wedding hacks to guide you along the way
I’m so excited to share these gift ideas for groomsmen or your favorite men for Christmas!
I often get people sending me items they want to feature on my blog. I am NOT one to post or share anything that I don’t fully love. So the things I share below are things I’ve actually bought or received that I really think are good quality and the men in my life will love!
I’ve copied and included links for you to easily find them and purchase. This can save a ton of time and energy as I’ve already done the research. But, in full disclosure (which I’m all about), I was sent a ton of items that I didn’t love and those are NOT shared here. I’m only sharing things that I would personally purchase. Additionally, some of the items are items I’ve purchased for loved ones and liked them so much, I’m making them available via my Amazon affiliate link. Those I get a tiny stipend, but you won’t pay more for the item to accommodate that. Click the link to view my fun suggestions!
I really appreciate anyone who clicked this link to learn how to share your experience with your wedding photographer. And if you are a JVP Bride – then I so appreciate you!! I am always most appreciative of my JVP Brides that leave reviews!!
I have the best job in the world working with brides who are in love. They always have the best friends and family members. Capturing all of them for my couples so that one day their children can relive their wedding day makes my heart melt!
When my brides leave a review, it enables me to work with more brides like them! The majority of brides that book me are referrals from brides or their family and friends. This is so great because I love photographing weddings from a referral – because **SECRET** most brides refer people like them and I LOVE my brides! Click the link below to read the tips!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is an exciting moment in your life! After you make all those fun phone calls to your best friends and family members, there will be a moment when you think, “OH. MY. GOSH! I’m getting married, now what?!?”
It’s always a great idea to take a few weeks for everything to sink in before you get started planning. But below are 4 tips of things you can get started on after you take that time to really discuss with your fiance what you want your wedding to be like.
SET THE DATE: Consider this carefully. If you have an open wide budget, choose any date. If you are on any type of budget, know that the day is the biggest expense or biggest budget saver. For example, if you are getting married in the most popular months of June, August, September, or October – those will cost you way more than say January, February, and March because those are the least popular (which means the least expensive). Additionally, Saturday night is….. Click the link to read more!
Empty dance floors aren’t pretty. It may be a surprise, but there are times when wedding guests need a little (or a BIG) push to get the party started. I’m gonna give you 5 tips to help ensure that happens!
Bay Area Fall Mini Sessions: I have two dates that I’ve set aside to photograph Mini Sessions for the Fall. Sunday, October 27 and Saturday, November 9th. Who are these sessions for: These sessions are available for families, couples, engaged couples, and anniversaries for people who would short and sweet mini session! I encourage multi-generations and grandparents!
Location: Tree Farm in the Los Gatos hills: This location is gorgeous and about 15 minutes off Highway 17 and Bear Creek Road. It’s a stunning location that is amazing!