Jacob & Matthew - True Blue I Do's

On a cool Friday night in early spring, these darling lovebirds went from fiancés to husbands! Jacob & Matthew shared an intense affection for each other and an excitement for their future that was immediately apparent upon first meeting them. In a short but oh so sweet ceremony, these two exchanged rings, said “I do”, and kissed the groom! Enjoy this little peak into their intimate and special day and join us in congratulating the handsome newlyweds!

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Want to see more lovebirds who tied the knot? Click below to see Sophie & Phillip exchange I Do’s!

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The Cake Cutting Ceremony: To Smash or Not To Smash?

Newlyweds have been cutting the cake for over a century and this delicious tradition is likely to be around for generations to come…because who doesn’t love cake?! For the couple, choosing what flavors you want is the easy part. The true dilemma comes down to one question. To smash or not to smash?

We’re taking a look back at our own Vow Exchange couples and their cake cutting ceremonies! We’re celebrating the sweethearts who kindly fed a bite of cake to their new spouse and those on the wilder side who got a little crazy with the sweets. Because at the end of the (wedding) day, any way you eat cake is the right way to eat cake!


Madeline & Curt

“Got Your Nose!”

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Candace & Thomas

Kid Friendly!

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Christina & Monica

Cupcake Chaos!

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Lori & Kevin

“Do you trust me?”

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Lexi & Andrew

Military Precision!

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Maranda & Neal

Sneak Attack!

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Cheryl & James

Sweet Ride!

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Lauren & Dalton

True Cake-ivores!

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Tiffany & Gunner

Close Confections!

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Melanie & David

Crazy for Cake!

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Megan & Jeff

Frosted Kisses!

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Melanie & David were crazy for cake and crazy in love! Click below to see more of their crazy cute wedding day!



Desiree & Alex, SO in love!

Desiree & Alex are unlike any other couple. At first look you will immediately see how absolutely gorgeous these young love birds are. But what is truly remarkable about this pair is how their beauty goes way beyond the surface. Alex & Desiree are two of the kindest, warmest, and loveliest humans to be around. They take the deep affection they have for each other and spread that love and kindness around to everyone they meet. 

We must admit, we are a little biased. We are lucky enough to have Desiree as a shining member of our Vow Exchange Hostess Team. We were so excited to have our gorgeous inside-and-out host, Desiree, and her dreamy newlywed husband, Alex, celebrate a magical day in our glamorous little chapel. We are even more excited to share their day with you! Get ready to feast on some seriously beautiful eye candy! 

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VENUE & DECOR PROVIDED BY THE CHAPEL AT HERITAGE HALL

FLOWERS PROVIDED BY THE VINTAGE PETAL

COORDINATION, CAKE, PHOTOGRAPHY, "SHARE THE LOVE" NOTE CARDS, FAVOR FLAGS, AND PHOTO PROPS ALL PROVIDED BY THE VOW EXCHANGE EVENTS


Want to see more of The Chapel at Heritage Hall? See our gallery and learn more about our packages by clicking below!


Want to see another adorable couple who spent their big day with us? Click below to check out the intimate mini ceremony between Jessica & James!


Have you met Amy? Get to know The Vow Exchange Event Manager Extraordinaire!

"This is Amy with The Vow Exchange" is the cheerful greeting you'll hear when you call our main line. If you come to see one of our chapels in person you'll likely be greeted by Amy there, too! Amy has been a pivotal member of the Vow Exchange team since the early days and has been helping fly the plane for almost 4 years now.

If you're looking for a friend who can help walk you through choosing the details of your big day - Amy is your girl. Do you want someone who can answer all your questions both big and small - Amy is your girl. Maybe you're just in need of someone who can tell you "how this all works". In all those cases and more, Amy Rizzo is your girl!

This week we're shining the spotlight on the Vow Exchange Event Manager and Merried contributor so you can get to know her and love her like we do!

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Q: First, can you tell us a little about your background?

A: Sure! I moved to Kansas City to attend college at the Kansas City Art Institute and have been here ever since. Right after I graduated I toyed with running off to Brooklyn or Chicago, but my love for this amazing city and the people who live here was too strong to let me leave.  I spent the early part of my career in catering and art education before moving into the event planning world. 

Q: What would you say is your favorite part of your job?

A: My favorite part, hands down, is meeting the couples. But the most satisfying part of my job is how I get to combine and utilize my skills in business, organization, and creativity on an every day basis. I get to use my artistic background and problem solving skills to help develop a wedding planning system that is used over and over by all different kinds of people. As an artist you can create amazing works but they just kind of hang on the wall, whereas this kind of art impacts people in a very real and meaningful way.


"Helping them be able to relax and just enjoy each other on their wedding day was an absolute pleasure!"


Q: Is there a Vow Exchange couple who left a life long impression with you?

A: In my position, I get to speak personally with almost every one of our couples. Choosing just one is impossible. I will say Megan and Jeff immediately come to mind. I don't know specifically what it is about them, but their excitement was completely contagious! They both took such an active role in the process and you could tell Jeff was just as excited as Megan to plan all the details.  Helping them be able to relax and just enjoy each other on their wedding day was an absolute pleasure!

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Another couple who has a special place in my heart are Sandy and Merle. I had an amazing opportunity to reassure them that they could do whatever they wanted because it's their wedding day! We figured out how to coordinate a wedding processional and ceremony that didn't just accommodate them, but was as special as they deserve.

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"Seeing it take on a life of it's own as more and more couples choose to spend their big day there has been a joy!"


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Q: What's something that excites you about the future?

A: Having a hand in creating the look and feel of The Chapel at Heritage Hall has been an artist's dream come true. Seeing it take on a life of it's own as more and more couples choose to spend their big day there has been a joy! On top of that, I am really excited about contributing to Merried. It feels like I'm getting to help transform the wedding industry as a whole!

Q: Who is your favorite fictional couple? 

A: Oh, I definitely love the relationship of Dana Scully & Fox Mulder from the X Files! They intellectually challenge each other. They are both so smart and capable yet so different; They need each other's strengths to solve impossible problems. 

Ooh, ooh wait! There is also April Ludgate & Andy Dwyer from Parks & Rec! They seem to be the only ones that can really satisfy each other's very particular needs. And when they knew, they knew. They got married on the fly, at a surprise wedding after dating a few short weeks but they are undoubtedly the strongest and most well-matched couple of the whole group. 

Q: What about your favorite real life couple?

A: You know, I can't pick just one. I believe the best relationships truly bring the best out of each partner. When they combine forces, each are stronger than they are alone, without sacrificing their own integrity. My best friends have some of the most inspiring relationships I have seen. Meg and Andy, Kathryn and Mel, Mandie and Joe, Kristen and Josh, Janice and Paul. You don't know these people, but they are all salt of the Earth and have chosen their mates very wisely. They seem to  have a genuinely great time with each other and their love is based on a deep respect and admiration of the other. 

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"Everything is going according to plan."


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Q: What hobby consumes a bunch of your free time?

A: I love music, spanning almost all genres and eras. I almost constantly listen to music while I'm working or cleaning, walking or cooking. I am always compiling, investigating, and creating new playlists. It's been a lifelong fixation. I had a blast creating all of the playlists for The Vow Exchange, specifically the cocktail hour and dance playlists for the Bottles & Bites receptions!  Despite my effort to keep up with the newest "cool" music, I must admit, there are regular karaoke and dance parties at our place in which Carly Rae Jepsen, the Biebs, and Taylor Swift are house favorites.

Q: Do you have a favorite quote about life or love?

A: My favorite quote is one that I have tattooed on my back. "Everything is going according to plan." It's not a religious thing, but more of a reminder to be open to things you were not expecting or planning on. There is sort of a silent caveat with that quote: Everything is going according to plan; You just don't know the plan. 

 

Want to see more of Amy's "most memorable" couple, Megan & Jeff? See the magical moments from their wedding day by clicking below!

8 Unique Unity Ceremonies: Inspiration & Etsy Finds!

A Unity Ceremony serves as a special moment in your wedding dedicated to symbolizing the special bond that only you two share. It can also signify the beginning of your new family, whatever size it may be.

We've ranked some of our favorite unity ceremony ideas that are super fun, low hassle, and perfect for celebrating a glorious new union! Because we're all about making things easy, we've found the perfect coordinating unity ceremony supplies you can get straight from Etsy! 

Let us know which unity ceremony and creative Etsy piece would be a part of your dream wedding!

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1. Tasting Ceremony

The flavors sour, bitter, hot, and sweet represent the different aspects and stages of marriage and in this ceremony, you commit to stay with one another through it all. 

This set of four ceramic bowls is perfect for a tasting ceremony! Fill the bowls with your favorite foods, sauces, spices, or desserts. Just make sure one of each flavor is represented. We recommend a candy theme! Sour - Lemon Heads, Bitter - War Heads, Hot - Hot Tamales, and Sweet - Milk Ways!

2. Wine Box Ceremony

Also known as the "First Fight Box", the happy couple locks away a bottle of wine along with love letters to each other expressing their love and excitement about marriage. Upon the newlyweds' first fight the two must open the box, read the letters aloud, share the bottle of wine, and reminiscence on their wedding day!

3. Braiding Ceremony

This one is a creative way to both figuratively and literally "tie the knot"! 

This "Cord of Three Strands" sign is personalized to make for the perfect unity ceremony and home decor! 

4. Anniversary Time Capsule

Seal love notes and trinkets from both him & her and open it together on the first (or fifth) anniversary! 

Get these adorable printables and have your guests join in on writing notes to your future selves!

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5. Lock Ceremony

Close this keyless lock together to symbolize "your eternal love". Hang it on the wall of your home or in a special place to be reminded of your happiest day!

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6. Sand Ceremony

Create a keepsake art piece that forever memorializes your individual lives becoming intertwined as one in an irreversable bond. 

Include the entire family with a different color of sand for each member and a personalized box making an instant family heirloom.

7. Unity Candle

A classic for a reason, the unity candle ceremony represents the joining of two separate lives by bringing together the flames of two single candles to light one unity candle. 

Add a unique flair with this geometric unity candle latern personalized with your own monogram!

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8. Vow of Parenthood

Also known as a Family Unity Ceremony, this is a special way to bring together your entire family and vow to love and support one another until the end of time.

Give a special memento of your love, to go along with your vows, to your new little girl!

Enjoy any these cool unity ceremony finds? Then you're bound to like some of our 7 Favorite Etsy Vintage Accessories!

Walk Your Way: 5 Unique Wedding Processionals

It's the big moment everyone has been waiting for. A hushed silence falls over the crowd as the music begins to play. There is excitement in the air as the bride is about to make her debut!

But wait, let's rewind.

All the planning and coordinating that goes into that big moment is beyond stressful. Just assembling your "I Do" crew can be difficult. 

Truth is, there is no right or wrong way to do a wedding processional. Pay tribute to tradition or throw it to the wind, all that really matters is that you do what makes YOU happy. The Vow Exchange events team makes it easy to plan your "I Do" crew and coordinates your entire wedding processional the way YOU want it.

For ideas and inspiration, here are five Vow Exchange newlyweds who did their processional their own way!

Lisa & John

Rebels at Heart

These proud parents asked their children to be their bridesmaids and groomsmen! When it came time, Lisa embraced her big moment and took center stage all by herself. And when John saw her for the first time he couldn't resist, he broke the only rule there is and went in for a kiss! 

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Mico & Daniel

Simply Electric

This bride and groom matched in brilliant white and had their two best friends rock the color down the aisle. Mico's handsome father escorted her and blessed her marriage before giving her away to her new soon-to-be husband.  

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Kiersten & Brice

Better Together

It was a family affair with their children in the roles of bridesmaids, groomsmen, and flower girl! Kiersten & Brice not only chose a song that was special to them, they had a dear friend play it live. And in an act of chivalry, this groom walked back to his bride and lead her arm in arm down the aisle to be wed!

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Emily & Uli

Dynamic Duo

It was all about their love that day as the two walked down the aisle, hand in hand, together. Emily & Uli's closest family and friends were gathered and all played an equal part in their celebration! 

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Andrea & Jon

Tradition With A Twist

These darling little flower girls passed out single stem roses and a little bit of love to each wedding guest! A lucky groomsman escorted Andrea down the aisle and gave her away to Jon where they tied the knot alongside their seven best guys and six best gals!

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Want to join in on the fun and plan your wedding with us? Learn more about all of our packages by clicking below!

Sophie & Phillip - Summertime Spectacle

We're taking a look back at summer '16 and reliving the spectacular wedding of Sophie and Phillip! These two cuties tied the knot over two whole years ago and sharing these moments from their romantic day is long overdue. Sweet Sophie, adorned in red and gold locks, looked like a summer goddess in love that day. These newlyweds along with our Vow Exchange Photographer, Maggie, had fun getting some amazing shots that really show off the connection between these two soulmates. 

Without further ado, enjoy this peek into Sophie & Phillip's special day!

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VENUE & DECOR PROVIDED BY THE VOW EXCHANGE CHAPEL
WEDDING CEREMONY, COORDINATION, OFFICIATING, PHOTOGRAPHY,  BOUQUET & BOUTONNIERE ALL PROVIDED BY THE VOW EXCHANGE EVENTS.

For more information about packages & pricing click below!

Build-A-Bouquet: Summertime Edition

Sweet sweet summertime! When the sun is out, the skies are blue, and the flowers are in full bloom! It's no wonder why our Vow Exchange partner florists particularly love this season. With so many fun flowers to choose from, our florist friends get to flex their creative muscles, building some of the most beautiful floral arrangements the Midwest has to offer! 

As a Vow Exchange bride or groom, you get to join in on the fun! Our "Everything" packages come with a farm fresh, hand tied bride's bouquet and groom's boutonniere. We will walk you through the customization process where you get to chose a premium flower from our seasonal list and up to 2 color preferences. Have fun playing around with all the possibilities and when you settle on your favorite, you can trust that our floral experts will create the wedding flowers of your dreams!  

Here are just a few of our favorite summertime "dream come true" bouquets & boutonnieres!










Can't get enough? Click below to see the 10 springtime bouquets we deemed best!

Heroes in Love: 11 Comic Couples Walk Down the Aisle

Comic romances are a favorite of The Vow Exchange owner, Kathryn Hogan, who married comic artist, Melvin Hogan. Since marrying her comic hubby, she collects comic wedding issues and art work. “I find it so inspiring that no matter how big and powerful these characters are, their love for each other is even more powerful. Their wedding “portraits” literally make me ‘squee’!”

Comic books are such a centerpiece of Kathryn & Mel’s relationship that they co-create & publish their own comic “Luna”. They have been invited by Kansas City’s local comic cons to give panels on what it is like as a husband and wife team creating a comic book. “We have a fan base of folks who enjoy our comic and now what appears to be a sub-fan group of couples who are working to co-create comics of their own. It’s fun to create, but even more fun when creating with your better half by your side.”

Dive into the rabbit hole of comic book universes with us as we divulge our top 11 favorite comic book weddings! 

1. Spider-man & Mary Jane Watson

In The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 Mary Jane and Peter Parker finally tie the knot! The "Special Wedding Issue' came out in 1987 and was such a big deal they even had designer Willi Smith create her dress! Aunt May sweetly gives her blessing but reminds Peter to always save some love for her. Awe!

2. Superman & Lois Lane

The couple everyone knows and loves officially wed in 1996 with the debut of Superman: The Wedding Album. Batman even makes a brief appearance, offering an apartment to the soon-to-be newlyweds and gathering fellow superheroes to watch after Metropolis while the two honeymoon in Hawaii.

The couple kissed in print and on screen as the comic book release coincided with the wedding episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. 

3. Jessica Jones & Luke Cage

This powerful duo decided to exchange vows in New Avengers Annual # 1 which launched over a decade ago in June 2006. There are a lot of great moments during the long awaited wedding between Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. For instance, their officiant looks to be the one and only Stan Lee! On top of that gem, Jessica decides on the spot to say her own vows, telling Luke how she loves watching him be a father. It's no surprise this issue is rightfully titled "Happily Ever After"!

4. Joker & Harley Quinn

This toxic relationship (both literally and figuratively) is a favorite among fans. Because villains need love too, right? Well in 2017's Harley Quinn Vol 3 #13, we see that love story fully evolve as Joker & Harley Quinn kiss at the alter, honeymoon in Europe, and raise four little ones. We even see Joker on his deathbed being comforted by Harley Quinn and exchanging one last "I love you". But alas, we soon find out this is just a dream in Joker's temporarily unconscious mind. 

5. Cyclops & Jean Grey

Cyclops & Jean Grey have a glamorous affair in the 1994 comic X-Men Vol 2 #30. Jean is decked out with an epic veil, full length mermaid gown, and long white gloves. Cyclops is looking suave himself as the couple embraces surrounded by abundant floral arrangements. Needless to say, this couple is on fire! 

6. Apollo & Midnighter

This super hero couple holds a special place in our hearts. Although there had been other LGBT superheroes previously, the July 2002 release of The Authority #29 marked the first gay marriage in a popular comic book. You can feel the love jumping off the page in this image as the minister declares "you may kiss the groom, boys"!

7. Black Canary & Green Arrow

The Green Arrow and Black Canary Wedding Special #1, released in November 2007, is a star studded affair. The cover boasts "Everyone who's anyone in the DCU will be there!" and they live up to that promise. The Justice League of America come to congratulate the happy couple including Flash, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman just to name a few. 

8. Black Panther & Storm

The wedding in Wakanda in 2006's Black Panther Volume 4: #18 is one for the ages. Oprah makes an appearance as a wedding guest and Prince even plays at their wedding reception! On a more serious note, it serves as a literal cease-fire during the otherwise intense civil war between the Avengers. Although only briefly, both Iron Man and Captain America show up in support of Black Panther & Storm. No surprise this super hero wedding packs a punch of drama. 

9. Bruce Banner & Betty Ross

Bruce & Betty get hitched in May 1986 in Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #319. You may notice Betty's INCREDIBLE wedding gown. It was actually passed down through the family from her grandmother! Speaking of family, there is plenty of family drama at this superhero wedding. When asked if anyone objects to the marriage, Betty's father shows up waving a gun around and before he is contained, he manages to shoot Banner's best man. But don't worry! While bleeding on the ground, his best man insists the wedding goes on as he can't bare to be the reason the two aren't officially wed. So the ceremony resumes and ends with a kiss!

10. Batman & Catwoman

Batman Vol 3 #50 came out recently - on July 4th, 2018 to be specific - so if you don't want spoilers scroll down NOW! We couldn't help but include the highly anticipated union of Batman & Catwoman on our favorites list, however it must be stated that the two didn't actually make it down the aisle. But don't be sad! This story is truly a testament to their eternal love. Catwoman knew that her love for Batman was so strong she couldn't selfishly become his wife because she believed it would ultimately lead to the hero's downfall. We will keep dreaming about this couple getting hitched one day, but for now we are just thrilled we got to see Catwoman in that gorgeous wedding gown!

11. Reed Richards & Sue Storm

Saving the best for last? That's what happened in Fantastic Four Annual Vol 1 #3. Even though the wedding is teased on the cover, the actual ceremony doesn't happen until the very end after several duels between heroes and villains. You can tell this issue was published in 1965 with lines such as "far out" from wedding guest, The Human Torch. Things go meta during the reception as Stan Lee and Jack Kirby try to crash the party but aren't allowed in without an invite!

All Marvel Comics characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof are Trademarks & Copyright © 1941-2018 Marvel Characters, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

All DC Comics characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof are Trademarks & Copyright © 1938-2018 DC Comics, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Tattoos & I Do's

We are lucky to have a hand in helping some of Kansas City's coolest brides get hitched! These women continually blow us away with their confidence, beauty, and grace. We especially love it when one of these brides rocks a gown that flaunts her ink! Long gone are the days of covering up for grandma! 

From a dainty piece to a full sleeve, these brides all rocked their tattoos on wedding day and to them we say "You go girl!"

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Jessica & James - Joyfully Joined!

On a sunny June day, Jessica and James locked hands, exchanged rings, and vowed to join together as one until the end of time. They shared this intimate moment in a mini ceremony with their closest friends and family by their side. We feel so fortunate to have played a role in Jessica and James' love story!

Join us in celebrating Jessica and James and the joyous love they share!

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SIMPLY THE BEST BUDGET WEDDING IN KC, HANDS DOWN!

Getting married on a budget is no small feat. With the average wedding costing around $32K, breaking the budget is almost inevitable with all those little details that just simply add up. Which is why our events are designed to include many of those budget busters already built into your experience. At The Vow Exchange, you will never need to purchase a single candle, or rent a single chair. There are no set up or clean up fees, nor any need to purchase or create one-time-use decor. With so many of those small details already taken care of, it is easy to stay on budget with your wedding at The Vow Exchange.

Check out our list below on the top 8 items that become budget-friendly with a wedding at The Vow Exchange!

#1 Rentals & Decor

So many couples today spend dozens of hours on pinterest struggling to DIY an entire wedding venue's worth of pricey decorations that will end up either in the trash or in their basement collecting dust for years. At The Vow Exchange, we not only found the coolest and coziest spaces to house our little chapels, we also invest in hand crafted decor and antique finds to create spaces that feel just as special and unique as you are.

The Vow Exchange Chapel, located in the heart of the crossroads art district, has ample candlelight, floral decor, and a 100+ year old barn wood backdrop providing a warm yet modern setting for the Midwest couple. 

The Chapel at Heritage Hall, located on the downtown square in Liberty, is adorned with floor to ceiling sheer drapery, vintage chandelier & skyscraper fixtures, copper accents, swags of eucalyptus & candle decor throughout. 

#2 Event Planning Services and Day-of Coordination

The average couple spends $950 - $2,500 on a wedding planner alone. At the Vow Exchange, all of our packages (except the Chapel Rental only) are built to include both a pre-event coordinator and at least one day-of coordinator. Our SUPER SIMPLE event planning process is designed for today’s busy brides and grooms making the wedding planning process ridiculously easy. On your wedding day, the day-of coordinator will coordinate the entire event and will be there for your every need so you can sit back and enjoy your day with your closest loved ones!

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#3 The Officiant

We have a dream team of the finest officiants KC has to offer! According to Wedding Wire, officiating fees can range drastically, from below $100 all the way to $650+. At The Vow Exchange, you can skip that awkward negotiating as our officiant fees are already included in the package price! All ceremony customization is coordinated with your pre-event coordinator so there is no need to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with your Vow Exchange officiant prior to wedding day!

#4 Guest Book & Party Favors

The nickels & dimes add up fast when it comes to the little things. So we created the perfect "bang for your buck" wedding keepsakes for all of our packages (except the Chapel Rental only). Instead of a book where guests simply write their names, we encourage everyone to leave a little note for the happy couple. Whether it be a piece of advice or a few words of love, we know these are the things you'll want to read over and over again in the years to come. Additionally, your guests deserve a little souvenir to remember the special day too! That is why each of your guests gets a "Woo Hoo!" or "Yay!" flag to wave during the "I do's" and to keep as a memento. 

#5 Flowers

Most couples spend a minimum of $700 on wedding flowers which can take up a good chunk of your wedding budget. But that doesn't mean you have to skimp and miss out on luscious, fresh flowers! At The Vow Exchange, we work with two expert florists who design and create all of our bouquets and boutonnieres. Which means we can offer you unique, hand tied, fresh flower bouquets at the best price possible. Best of all, we have perfected the customization process so making your dream bouquet is easy, affordable, and fun! You can even add on coordinating flowers for your wedding party! 

#6 Photography

Wedding photography can often break the bank with prices ranging up to $4500 and more. However, it is one thing you really shouldn't skimp on! We understand this better than anyone which is why we offer our professional photography in a budget friendly way. Whether you're having a 30 minute mini ceremony or a full 4.5 hour Bottles & Bites reception, we offer the same professional grade photography at a price that makes sense for your budget. Additionally, instead of paying up front for a set number of photos, our packages include digital copies of every single photograph taken so you don't have any extra costs later down the line. Also, our amazing team of photographers know our venues and our neighborhoods like the back of their hands - guaranteeing you get the best shots in the coolest places!

#7 DJ

Most couples spend between $750 - $1,400 on a DJ. At The Vow Exchange, the cost is $0! Our chapels are intimate in nature with 12-14 foot tall ceilings offering the BEST acoustics. Hoping to share a special dance or two with those you love to songs you love? For couples with a reception package, our planner will queue any special song or songs for a special dance as well as play mood setting tunes for your party. So whether you want a more mellow celebration with classic crooner tunes or you want to boogie all night long, we've got the jams for you. 

#8 Wedding Cake & Cake Service

Get this. The national average wedding cake cost is $500 and that doesn't even include cutting and serving! At The Vow Exchange, not only do our reception packages include a GORGEOUS cake that you get to cut together and smash into your new spouses' face, you also get to keep the top tier that we box up for you for your 1 year anniversary. Additionally, your coordinator will cut and serve the rest to all your sweet tooth guests. 

#9 Catering & Bar

The biggest budget breaker has to go to food & booze with most couples spending between $1,800 - $7,000. The Vow Exchange Bottles & Bites package comes with enough food to satisfy the heartiest of eaters and a generously stocked bar for your guests to enjoy throughout the night. We also provide all plates, napkins and serving utensils on a beautifully arranged buffet table. You never have to estimate how much your guests might consume. We guarantee there is no running out and no fees for those who consume a “little extra”. So you can sit back, chow down, and say cheers with all your friends and family. 

So there you have it folks, the best budget wedding in all of KC! Click below to browse our package offerings and find the perfect date to celebrate your big day at The Vow Exchange!

#NationalSelfieDay: Our Top 11 Wedding Day Selfie Shots!

Ahh the selfie. The perfect way to capture your best self, with your best people, in your best moments. We went through our 5+ years of Vow Exchange wedding photography and found some amazing shots of brides, grooms, and guests commemorating the big day with a selfie! Here are our top 11 wedding day selfie moments to celebrate the hashtag holiday!

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