Photo Credits: Hannah Colt and Patty Cloherty

​​​Do ​you know how to preserve the top layer of your wedding cake? That is just one of the tiny details we can do for you, or you can DIY by reading my blog post describing it! 

Preserve the top of your Wedding Cake  Just click on the link!


Do you know how to cut a wedding cake? Chances are you'll never have to…but it's an old skill, and one never knows… 

Interested?  Click on the following link and be directed to my blog post.  How to cut a wedding cake.

As Seen in The Knot Magazine


I have written a cozy mystery, "Simply the Best", about a wedding planner in sunny Southern California.  If you're in the mood for an easy beach read, or to immerse yourself in even more wedding topics, check it out!  It's available fromamazon, or Barnes and Noble. Just click on either link for more information.  

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 "Mother of the Bride"


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​I'm Mary P Karnes, also know as "Mother of the Bride" on my two blogs, MaryPKarnes.com and "Hello Magazine's"  Wedding Hub.  I really AM "The Mother of the Bride" as I have four, yes FOUR, daughters. 

Mother of the Bride Wedding Planners specializes in support and guidance in the beginning stages of your planning, and handling all the details the month before your big day.  We also offer "Day Of" service…meaning we can be at the wedding and take care of any needs as they arise.  I remember how expensive everything was when my daughters married.  How I wished for someone to rely on, someone to help.  But all the planners in the area wanted an exorbitant fee to plan the entire event.  Not only were they way too expensive, not ALL their services were desired.  That's why this space was created.  We can tailor our wedding planner services to fit your needs - no matter how small.  You will also find our pricing very reasonable. We offer wedding planner hourly rates, packages, and a La Carte Services in Farmington, Glastonbury, West Hartford, Avon and all of Southern New England.