Are you absolutely engaged? We're not talking about that ring on your finger, we're talking about your wedding plans! Are you absolutely engaged in the planning process?
-completely, wholly, entirely
-busy or occupied, involved
-pledged to be married
If you're busy planning your own wedding, or even thinking about planning your own wedding, then you're absolutely engaged! Not just engaged to be married, but engaged to the planning process. Let's be honest, planning a wedding takes up a lot of your time. Checklists, timelines, inspiration boards, seating charts, guest lists, budgets, linen samples, meal choices, cake flavors..... How do you even know where to start? How do you know you didn't miss something? Chances are, this is your first time doing all of this, and that's where Absolutely Engaged comes in. It's thoughtful, online planning help for the bride-to-be.
A.E. is a virtual wedding planning guide and includes live Q+A sessions!
What's Girls' Night In? It's basically a virtual pajama party!
It's a monthly chat that we host, pajamas on and wine in hand, where Absolutely Engaged brides get to ask anything they want. It's live, in our private Facebook group, and at 7:30pm on a Thursday evening each month.
Can't make it? We'll post the video afterwards and if you send in a question beforehand, we'll make sure we answer it live!
You're Invited to Girls' Night In!
THE ABSOLUTELY ENGAGED PLANNING GUIDE
MEET NORA AND LORINDA
Hey there! We are Nora + Lorinda, Maryland-based wedding planners + best friends. We've known each other since we were six and Lorinda showed up on Nora's doorstep in her jelly sandals. Since that day in history, we've been creating an ever-growing list of hilarious memories, traveling the world, singing Taylor Swift with the windows rolled down and planning parties. That love of party planning quickly turned into a love of wedding planning that we like to call NoLo Weddings + Events!
After 10 years of creating checklists and tools, and planning not just our clients weddings, but our own weddings, we decided that there just wasn't enough simple guidance out there for brides who can't afford planners. We created AE with that in mind-- To give brides useful resources to plan their best day ever.
THIS GUIDE IS FOR YOU IF:
- A wedding planner isn't in your budget
- You want to plan your own wedding but are looking for interactive, thoughtful guidance
- You don't know where to start
- You're recently engaged
- You want to plan the majority of your wedding in your pajamas, drinking wine
- You enjoy building community and interacting with other brides-to-be
- You want to enjoy the wedding planning process
The Absolutely Engaged Planning Guide is a set of online tools and resources designed by experienced wedding planners. It's available for purchase and takes you through the entire wedding planning process, step-by-step.
It doesn't replace a full planner by any means. After all, you still have to do the work! But we recognize that hiring a full-time wedding planner is expensive and it just doesn't fit into the budget for every bride. Absolutely Engaged is designed with those brides in mind. Just because you're doing the planning yourself, doesn't mean you know where to start, or what should be on your to-do list each and every month. And it also doesn't mean you want to do it alone! This guide is designed to educate brides-to-be and provide thoughtful guidance and resources, all while creating community and having fun. Because what's the point in planning your wedding if it isn't fun?!
What It Includes
You'll have access to 6 e-books, each for a different part of the planning process. The books will guide you through exactly what you need to be doing, as well as provide helpful tips and relevant links.
The e-books will each contain a checklist for the planning session. The checklists are very similar to what we use for our own wedding planning clients, with a few adjustments since you are doing the majority of the planning yourself!
7 Interactive Tools
Some e-books will contain references to relevant tools for that session. Most tools come in the form of formatted Excel documents and include instructions for use. Tools include a budget calculator and guest list manager.
10 Exclusive Webinars
You'll receive 10 exclusive webinars from different speakers that will provide education in their vendor category. Webinars are pre-recorded so that you have access to them at the time that's convenient for you.
Live Q+A Sessions
Brides who purchase the wedding planning guide will have access to our "Girls' Night In" series-- Live Q+A sessions in our private Facebook group.
You'll have access to a private Facebook group that serves as our Absolutely Engaged community! The group will provide a platform to chat with other brides (and us!). We stop in and answer questions on a normal basis!