“Shannon did a great job coordinating our wedding! During the planning process, she was very easy to work with and was quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. Shannon provided a number of services for us, including creating a floor plan and timeline for the reception, organizing the rehearsal, orchestrating the ceremony, and coordinating with the vendors and bridal party to make sure every detail was taken care of. Shannon was there on our wedding day to make sure that everything ran smoothly which allowed our parents and us to be able to fully enjoy the celebration. She is great at her job, and we highly recommend her!”
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
What is Color Blocking? It is a combination of colors that support and compliment one other (BizChick Blog). This style technique may be intimidating for some but with a few good tips and dash of bravery you will be color bold in no time! It’s a playful trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.
There are two important concepts in color pairings, the analogous and the complimentary colors. Analogous colors are three colors lined up next to one another on the color wheel that pair well together such as red, orange, and yellow. Complimentary colors are those opposite to one another such as yellow and purple. Whether you’re choosing blocks of colors that compliment or analogous colors that support both cater to the prominent trend of color blocking.(For more on Color Blocking see BizChick Blog and The Curvy Fashionista)
Using this trend for a wedding can be fabulous if you choose your colors wisely and edit down. Pick 2-3 blocks of colors that pair well together according to the color wheel. You don’t need to use the blocking everywhere, use it in doses. Every dash of color counts! Use it to make a statement at the escort card table, in your flower arrangements, on your invitations, and it never hurts to add a pop of color with your shoes. Ignite your senses and that of your guests with just enough color to be swooned not overwhelmed.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Band-aids for boo-boos
- Mole skin works great to guard feet against blisters
- Nail File
- Fashion tape to keep your clothes in place
Nail polish remover
- Picture Perfect details
Soft rice paper to powder your beautiful face
Bobby pins (these are always needed)
- touch up lip gloss in your wedding day color
- Disposable razors in case you missed a spot
- Tissues to dry your joyful tears or a hanker-chief
Gentle eye drops
- Close Encounters
breath fresheners for close encounters
toothpaste and a toothbrush (or substitute with whips)
- floss (you never know!)
- Don't leave home without
Advil® for splitting headache relief
sewing kit with pre-threaded needles
- hand sanitizer
- tampons (mother nature can be cruel!)
Cushions for your dancing feet
Pepcid Complete® to quiet your butterflies
Keep-your-cool with Dove® deodorant
Nail polish for touch-ups and to stop stocking runs
- Q-tips in case you need to touch up makeup mishaps
- Better be prepared
Scissors to snip unruly threads
- white chalk in case someone steps on your dress before pictures
- For the girls
- Pucker up
Clear straws to sip champagne without smudging your lipstick
Clear lip gloss
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The bride's family covers the first engagement party (the groom's side can throw one of its own); his side pays for the rehearsal dinner.
Each family may throw an engagement party (the bride's family can host the first one, if it likes); anyone can host the rehearsal dinner-even an aunt.
The bride's family pays fore very invitation, program, and place card-and even the stamps.
The couple can pick up the tab, maybe choosing to DIY the save-the-dates or invites to save money.
The bride's parents take care of the music, venue fee, and aisle runner. The groom covers the marriage license and the officiant's fee.
If the wedding is being performed at one family's house of worship,, that family covers the ceremony costs. Otherwise, anyone can pay.
The bride's family pays for the big-ticket items like centerpieces. The groom's side springs for the bride's bouquet, boutonnieres, and corsages.
All the flowers are paid for together, by the bride's or groom's side, or the couple themselves.
The bride's family pays to document the occasion.
One family pays for the photos for the video Or the couple hire the photog, and the families each buy their own prints and albums.
You guessed it: The bride's family picks up the entire tab-food drink, decor, and music.
The groom's family covers specifics like liquor or music; the bride's family pays for the rest. Better: Everyone pitches in according to what they can do.
So, let's hope everyone is on the same page and comfortable so you can start planning!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
You will both need to sit down with both sets of parents and decide who is willing and able to pay for what and how much they are willing to allocate to your wedding. There are the traditional roles parents play when it comes to paying for wedding items, but I"ll blog more on that topic later this week! You and your fiance can also decide how much you are willing to allocate to your wedding.
In addition to seeing who will contribute, how much and to which aspects of the wedding (your parents will pay for the ceremony and reception venue while your soon-to-be hubby's parents want to contribute to the food and alcohol,) you can also use this formula:
(# of months you have before the wedding) X (amount you can put aside each month) X (your parents' contribution and any other savings) - (5 percent (set aside for cost overruns))= Your budget!
So, let's say that you are 13 months from your wedding date, you are able to set aside $300 each month ($3900), your parents are going to contribute $15,000, and you allot for cost overruns. Your wedding budget would be roughly around $17,900.
You need to make sure everyone is comfortable with what they are able and willing to contribute. This will definitely keep things from feeling awkward and keep things in perspective as you begin your planning process.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
I just love the soft colors of these blush pink and peach dresses! Then you add ruffles and appliques and I"m sold!
I just love the texture and color of these dresses!