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Lovely Day Events is a boutique wedding planning company serving Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Napa + Sonoma, California. Founded by Lindsey Nickel, the company provides services for all wedding styles from elopements to galas. Lovely Day Events specializes in working with stylish, hands-on couples. Their friendly, professional and attentive planning approach enables couples to relax, have fun and enjoy the wedding day. Lovely Day Events is a winner in The Knot Best of Weddings since 2014 and has been published extensively, including Style Me Pretty, Brides, The Knot and

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Top Five Tips on Choosing The Wedding Vendors

Lindsey Nickel

Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life. Hence, to make every second count and enjoying it without stress is significant. 

As much as planning your wedding sounds exciting, when the reality sinks in, it can be pretty nerve-wracking. After months of planning, all you wish everything to go smoothly. 

Here’s where the role of vendors come into the picture. You have to choose your vendor wisely so that there is no last minute hassle. 

Wondering how to choose the vendor? Well, in this blog today, we have jotted down five tips on choosing the wedding vendor. Without further ado, let us check out the blog! 

1. Ask for Reference 

The first thing before choosing the wedding vendor is to get references from everybody. Remember the last wedding where you thoroughly loved the food, impressing décor, or the brides and grooms. 

Make a list of people whose wedding you enjoyed. And then contact them for the reference. In addition to that, you can search online about the wedding vendors. 

Nevertheless, remember nothing works like a personal experience. Hence, find the event places and check their list of favorite vendors.

2. Lookup for Online Reviews 

Once you have had conclusions about the wedding vendors, it is time to go and look upon their online reviews. There are many event spaces in Nashville and other states, where they keep updating their social media handles. Some of them even upload videos about the wedding. 

Online reviews are an excellent resource for finding information regarding wedding vendors. Besides, you can also check the local directories and forums related to the wedding vendors. 

3. Meet Up The Vendors 

Right after checking online reviews, make a list of wedding vendors you would like to meet up. First impressions matter largely. Thus, when you meet the vendors, the demeanor will express everything. 

Moreover, you can take a personal glance and examine the samples. Since you have read the online reviews, prepare a list of questionnaires to ask. All your confusions and doubts will be cleared.  

You can also create a schedule of the entire week and meet the various vendors. By doing so, you can evaluate every detail. If the locations are nearby, then it becomes possible for you to reach the venue quickly. 

4. Know Your Vendors 

Now that you have shortlisted the vendors, it is time to do your due diligence. Run a background check whether the vendor you are hiring is a famous and reliable member when it comes to the services. 

You do not want to ruin the special day or have last minute checkup. By doing so, you can avoid future conflict.  

5. Compare the Packages 

Last but not least comes the most crucial part of choosing the wedding vendor, and that is the budget. How much are you willing to spend the food and drinks? How much for the dress, décor, flowers, and other necessary things?

If the dress is very costly than the whole expense of your wedding, then you have found better options. Since budget is an essential aspect of every wedding, DO NOT hesitate to negotiate it with the vendor.

Ask for a discount or any other alternative to negotiating. Never be shy about it. If they are unable to settle, then compare the budget plans of the wedding vendors, you have shortlisted. 

Most of the time, the vendors ask for what they deserve. Hence, if they recommended by everyone, then reflect upon in choosing the wedding vendor. 

Weddings are the most memorable moment in our life. It is not only about two people connecting and spending life but also about two families making the bond stronger. 

Organizing the wedding certainly sounds exciting if you don’t have tons of responsibility. Therefore, having a vendor who can take care of the wedding will reduce your stress. In the blog as mentioned above, we have jotted down the tips. Follow it and consult!

HoneyBook 20 on the Rise Nominee, Event Professional - Lindsey Nickel

Lindsey Nickel

“All the bridesmaids wearing the identical, solid color dress is less common as couples opt for more personal wedding party attire,” says Lindsey Nickel, a wedding planner at Lovely Day Events. “Couples are really embracing making the wedding feel like their own wedding and personalizing as much as possible. This is one of my favorite wedding trends because it allows people to pick a dress that flatters their figure and that they would realistically wear again.”

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Quoted in Reader's Digest: 22 Outdated Wedding Rules No One Follows Anymore

Lindsey Nickel

“All the bridesmaids wearing the identical, solid color dress is less common as couples opt for more personal wedding party attire,” says Lindsey Nickel, a wedding planner at Lovely Day Events. “Couples are really embracing making the wedding feel like their own wedding and personalizing as much as possible. This is one of my favorite wedding trends because it allows people to pick a dress that flatters their figure and that they would realistically wear again.”

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Quoted in Yahoo Finance: 23 Ways to Afford Your Dream Wedding

Lindsey Nickel

“One of my favorite cost-saving tips is to up-cycle items from previous weddings,” said Nickel. “Start browsing early on sites like Facebook Marketplace. Accent furniture, tabletop decor and cute details can quickly add up. Couples can check out local online communities to find on-trend deals near them on unique pieces for their wedding, such as a funky table for their escort cards, vintage chairs for a lounge or boho rugs for an aisle runner.”

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Quoted in Town & Country: How to Masterfully Pull Off a Destination Wedding

Lindsey Nickel

Picking a location that has meaning to both you and your spouse-to-be will help provide inspiration for your planning and design. “Maybe that means the mountain town where you went for your first ski trip together, or wine country because you both love Merlot,” suggests Lindsey Nickel, Owner of Lovely Day Events. Being able to share a place that you both love with your friends and family will create extra meaning and a unique experience.

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Hilah & Benjamin's Boho Wedding Featured on

Lindsey Nickel

Hilah & Benjamin’s boho inspired wedding was exquisitely chic with a perfect blend of natural elements mixed with rustic charms, and stunning jewel tones. They incorporated the gorgeous mountain surroundings, of Antelope Trails Ranch, into every aspect of the wedding while still keep it fun and funky with the vintage airstream that was used during the cocktail hour. No detail was spared and that created a day filled with love, laughter, and a happily ever after. I am honored to have been a part of such a beautiful celebration of two amazing people.

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Prepping for your Winter Wedding!

Lindsey Nickel

Having a winter wedding can be a beautiful and magical occasion. However, from the decorations to the weather, a winter wedding needs some special considerations. This time of year along with the stress of wedding planning can be exhaustive on your health. Don’t worry: there are plenty of ways that you can prepare for a winter wedding so that you’re happy and healthy when it comes time for the big day.

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Leah & Andrew's Wedding Featured on Carats & Cake

Lindsey Nickel


Leah & Andrew’s gorgeous vineyard wedding in Calistoga, California was a day engulfed in love, family, and friends. You truly felt the closeness of the family since it was held at a picturesque private residence which made for an amazing backdrop to celebrate this beautiful couple. The natural greens, creams, and whites used throughout the ceremony brought the rustic elegance and charm to the forefront while still blending wonderfully in the surrounding scenery. This wedding celebrated everything wonderful about California but still felt cozy and personal. It was the perfect day for this perfect couple!

For more on Lean & Andrew’s wedding, visit Carats & Cake.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Wedding Venue: Private Residence | Photographer: Gipe Photography | Catering: A La Heart Catering | Invitations: Minted Weddings | Flowers: EV Floral Design | Music: Boutique DJs

Kate & Phil's Wedding Featured on Carats & Cake

Lindsey Nickel

Lovely Day Events Featured Wedding Kate & Phil on Carats and Cake

Kate & Phil’s summer wedding was filled with love and set in the stunning backdrops of Jackson Hole, WY. The soft hued whites and pinks were classic and elegant while the the decor had a charming and down home feel. They blended rustic with romantic beautifully in every single detail! Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club was the perfect location to take their vision and make into a reality and we are thrilled to have been a part of such a lovely day.

For more on Kate and Phil's wedding, visit Carats & Cake.

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Tanya & Richie's Wedding Featured on

Lindsey Nickel


Tanya & Richie’s fall western inspired wedding was low-key elegant with hints of their love of down-home aesthetics. This day was all about family from the family-style buffet dinner to them inviting three couples in different stages of married life (5 years, 38 years, and 56 years) to do readings where they shared their thoughts and advice on marriage, you can tell this amazing day was more about the people who surrounded Tanya and Richie and not just about them. They also beautifully brought the fall season indoors with the gorgeous floral arrangements including the bouquet, blush ballgown, and feathered shawl that Tanya wore. The Four Seasons Resort & Residences Jackson Hole made for the perfect backdrop to this extraordinary event and I am so happy to have been a part of it all.

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Venue: Four Seasons Resort & Residences Jackson Hole || Day-of Coordinator: Lovely Day Events || Bridal Gown: Legends by Romona Keveza, purchased at La Jeune Mariee || Bride's Shawl: Linda Richards || Bride's Veil: Toni Federici || Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Fame & Partners || Bride's Hair: Mandi Hartman || Groom's Attire: Threadwell ClothiersTom Ford || Groomsmen Attire: Menguin || Flower Girl Attire: US Angels || Engagement Ring: Tiffany & Co. || Floral Design: Lily and Company || Paper Products: Ink & Ivory || Calligraphy: BP Invites & Calligraphy || Ceremony Entertainment: Kate Skinner || Reception Entertainment: Steady Jake || Rentals: Montana Party Rentals || Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen || Production: Hughes Productions || Photography: Pen Carlson

Leah & Andrew's Wedding Featured on Wedding Chicks

Lindsey Nickel


When your family home just so happens to be on a beautiful vineyard in Napa Valley, California, there is just no better place to say "I do”, which is exactly how Leah and Andrew celebrated their forever.

The brides family home was the perfect location for their laid-back, but ultra-romantic day in muted green tones. One of our favorite details? The reception! Which featured a huge family style table set between two vineyards + bistro lights above. ~ Wedding Chicks, Ashley

For more on Leah & Andrew's wedding, visit Wedding Chicks.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Floral: EV Floral Design | Photographer: Gipe Photography | Catering: A La Heart Catering | Invitations: JennyLew Design