Saturday, August 20, 2011

Wedding Emergency Kit

It's finally your wedding day! While everything at the ceremony and reception are being taken care of by the professionals, don't forget to make sure you are are being taken care of too by including these essentials in your wedding emergency kit!

  • Emergency
    Band-aids for boo-boos
  • Mole skin works great to guard feet against blisters
    Hand Cream
  • 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

  • Drama
  • Tissues to dry your joyful tears or a hanker-chief
    Gentle eye drops
    Makeup remover

  • 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!)

  • Calming
    Cushions for your dancing feet
    Pepcid Complete® to quiet your butterflies

  • Details
    Keep-your-cool with Dove® deodorant
    Nail polish for touch-ups and to stop stocking runs
    Static Guard®
  • Q-tips in case you need to touch up makeup mishaps

  • Better be prepared
    Scissors to snip unruly threads
    Krazy Glue®
    Lint sheets
  • 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
You can also purchase all of these necessities in one Mojuba bag. Bonus, you can purchase one for your groom too!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wedding Exits

You have spent months or even years planning your wedding and have even covered the details down to the color and design on the cocktail napkins. In all of the details, don't forget to plan your grande exit as Mr. and Mrs. at the end of the ceremony or as you and your new hubby leave your guests for the night.

The most important part of deciding what type of exit you would like to have is to ask your event venue what they allow! Some event venues forbid sparklers if alcohol will be present, others forbid real rose petals inside, while others forbid balloons and bubbles. You definitely don't want to purchase all of the exit goodies to find out they won't be allowed and be left without that great photo op!

A rose petal canon will leave you with a romantic feeling

Gorgeous drama as your guests release hundreds of lit lanterns into the night sky!

Create a fun glow with sparklers (definitely make sure children are supervised.)

Your guests could unravel rolls of colored streamers (bonus if they coordinate with your wedding colors.)

A romantic exit as your guests wave ribbon wands (this makes me think of royalty.)

Guests could toss cones filled with confetti for a colorful and plentiful send off.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Breaking down the lingo

We have all ran into the issue of receiving an invitation with "Black Tie" or "Black Tie Optional," and are stuck wondering "What's does that mean?" So I will break down the lingo for you either as a guest or if you are bride and deciding on how formal you would like your wedding guests to dress for your big day!

White Tie:
Men Wear tuxedos, long black jackets with tails, white vests, and bow ties. Think: long gloves with formal, full-length ball gowns.

Black Tie:
Men wear tuxedos, bow ties, and cummerbunds, and the women wear cocktail dresses or long gowns. You could wear a ball gown or a full A-line dress with beading and embroidery.

Black Tie Optional:
Men can wear a tuxedo or dark suit and tie. Women should wear long dresses, dressy suits, or a formal cocktail-length dresses. You can go with a simple ball gown or A-line or with an embellished sheath.

For evening, darker hues are apropos, but in the daytime, opt for lighter colors and fabrics. The men war suits and ties, and the women wear cocktail dresses or dressy skirts and tops. you should skip the ballgown. I typical think of "Sunday Best."

The men might wear seersucker suits or another light-material jacket with khakis. The women wear sundresses or skirts and tops. Light fabrics, like chiffon and cotton, are appropriate for your dress. This might be what you wear to a casual church service or a nice dinner out with your man.