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How to Prepare for (and Avoid) Unexpected Wedding Expenses


Hi All, I am happy to be included with this great group of planners in a new Bridal Guide piece about looking out for unexpected costs.  Hope you find the tips from me and others helpful! Click here to read the article on the Bridal Guide site!  

karen designs destination dream weddings for palladium resorts

I am so excited to announce my new partnership with the Grand Palladium Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  I’ve designed a series of gorgeous SIMPLE STUNNING WEDDING packages for couples who want to be married at this idyllic, all-inclusive property.  I’ve created each wedding theme based on color and mood, and have offered plenty of ...

Your Wedding Tool Box: Pop Goes the Color!

This fun video shows how to transform your wedding or party table with simple accents in a variety of colors.  Watch as I instantly change the look of a white table with two chic color palettes and some budget-friendly details.    

Karen Bussen Simple Stunning – DIY Greeting & Intro

    Karen Bussen shares some in sight about her new DIY video series featuring helpful hints about planning weddings and parties.

Top Tips For Saving Money On Your Wedding Budget

Karen Bussen DIY Video Series, helpful hints about wedding budgets.

Engaged – So Now What?

Karen Bussen shares some helpful hints about the next steps after getting engaged.

choosing your wedding theme: my top do’s and don’ts

First off, when it comes to your wedding, I would suggest you think more about “mood” than “theme.” After all, your wedding celebration already has its most important theme…YOU! But here are some of my favorite tips to help you personalize your big day with unique and special details that will harmonize to create a ...

Karen Bussen Simple Stunning – DIY Wedding Budget

Karen Bussen shares some helpful hints about DIY wedding budget.

green your wedding: insider advice for an eco-friendly celebration

Weddings, like all big parties, involve lots of people, food, drinks, and decorations—and lots of potential for waste.  Of course you want your celebration to be festive and bountiful—as it should be—but there are small steps you can take to protect our beautiful planet while still creating your perfect party.  Here ...


With this easy-to-tote planning workbook, I’ve helped more than 100,000 brides plan their dream days and all the satellite celebrations that accompany a wedding.  This brand new, updated edition is available in stores and online now, so click here to get your copy today. It’s filled with questionnaires to help you ...