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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!

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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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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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

QUOTED in Martha Stewart Weddings: How to Choose a Summer Wedding Menu That'll Hold Up in the Heat—and Help Keep Guests Cool!

Lindsey Nickel

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Lindsey shared a tip with Martha Stewart Weddings on what you can serve at your wedding that will hold up in the heat of summer. Check out the article How to Choose a Summer Wedding Menu That'll Hold Up in the Heat—and Help Keep Guests Cool!.

Natalie and Jason's Wedding Featured on Carats & Cake

Lindsey Nickel

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Natalie & Jason's late summer Napa Valley wedding was filled with everything you could possibly want out of a wedding fun, laughter, and a few happy tears. The soft color palette blended with the natural surroundings and gave an almost ethereal feeling to the whole event. As always, the Harvest Inn provided the perfect backdrop for everyone to celebrate and have the time of their lives while also providing amazing views. It was our honor to be a part of this beautiful couples most perfect day!

For more on Natalie and Jason's wedding, visit Carats & Cake.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Monkey Flower Group | Wedding Venue: Harvest Inn | Photographer: White Ivory Photography | Catering: Harvest Inn | Band: Lucky Devils | Hair & Makeup: It's a Date at the Powder Room

Jackson Hole river rafting guide turned Napa wedding planner is a fit for Jackson Hole Weddings

Lindsey Nickel

Hi there! I'm Lindsey and I'm a wedding planner and wedding business coach living in Napa + Sonoma, CA. However, this is not how I got started as a wedding planner. It all started back in Jackson Hole, Wyom. I came to Jackson Hole right after college, like many people do, to be a ski bum and enjoy all the outdoor fun that Jackson Hole offers. One thing led to another and after ten years I really wasn't skiing that much, because I was running my nonprofit consulting business and my wedding planning business.

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