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Monday, January 31, 2011

Dealing With Pushy Family Members During the Planning Phase

When it comes to planning a wedding we all dream of it to be a joyous, memorable time filled with exciting hopes and outstanding outcomes for the big day. However, sometimes our excitement may be pushed to the side by family members becoming a little "too involved" with your planning phase. Don't fret! Here you will find suggestions on dealing and taking your wedding back into your own hands!

You will need:
  • Time
  • Confidence
  • Understanding mind

Remain calm. Often times during the wedding planning phase, everyone around you will be ecstatic and excited to help you plan your special day. Sometimes they may seem to overtake your planning without realizing it. Exploding at them is not going to help matters. Keep a cool and relaxed attitude and remember to breathe. You will get through this.

Don't be afraid to say "no". Though our families have a million suggestions, sometimes they do not fit into our tastes like we would like them to. Saying no may be difficult and you may fear hurting someone's feelings, but always remember to be polite when saying it. Compliment their suggestion, but also explain your reasoning for saying no.

Put your foot down and take complete control over your planning. If by chance your family is relentless during the planning phase and putting too much pressure on you, remember that this is YOUR wedding and that only YOU can do it the way YOU want to do it. Again, thank them for their suggestions, but explain that you're looking for something entirely different.

Talk things through. This is quite possibly the most important step. Communication is always key to successful relationships and when it comes to your wedding planning it's just as important. Don't be afraid to talk to your family and let them in, but also set boundaries and give them ideas of what it is YOU want for your wedding. There is no limit to how much talking you can do and it's an easy way to open up and get things off of your chest.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fun Couples Wedding Shower Ideas

Couples showers are becoming more and more popular these days. Why should the groom be left out of the fun? Planning a shower that includes both the bride and groom can be fun! I have a few ideas to share with you to help make the process a little easier.

Give your couple’s shower a theme. What does the couple enjoy doing together? Are they golf fanatics, do they both love football, NASCAR, a favorite movie, hiking, or cooking? If the happy couple have a common interest it can be a great theme for your shower.

Give your couple’s shower a theme. What does the couple enjoy doing together? Are they golf fanatics, do they both love football, NASCAR, a favorite movie, hiking, or cooking? If the happy couple have a common interest it can be a great theme for your shower.
  • Make sure you note on the invitation that this is a couples shower, both men and women are invited, and gifts should be for the happy couple.
  • Play games that encourage everyone to interact and learn more about the couple. Have the couple answer some questions in private before you start the shower, then play “He Said She Said.” Read the questions and answers out loud, then have your guests decide who said it, the future bride or the future groom.
  • You can also ask the guests a series of questions to see how well they know the couple. A couple sample question ideas might be: Where was the bride born? How many brothers or sisters does the groom have? Where did the bride go to school?
  • You can also make up some theme related games for your guests to play.
  • Keep the food simple, with finger foods, appetizers, or pizza.
  • Serve the guest of honor’s favorite cocktails or beverages.
  • Make or buy theme related party favors that will work for both men and women. Golf balls in a small gift box for a golf party, cupcakes or hand dipped chocolates for a cooking party, or a Nerf football with the couple’s name and wedding date written on it for a football party.
Have you ever planned or attended a couples wedding shower? Feel free to share your favorite ideas.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Unique Wedding Favors

Your wedding is unique. Your wedding favors should be too! Whether you want to provide a favor that is a reflection of you and your spouse, or a keepsake that your guests will treasure forever, here are a few suggestions all for under $3.00 each.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Coming up with ways to save money for your dream wedding can seem difficult, even impossible. Here are a few useful planning tips and tricks for engaged couples looking to stick within a reasonable wedding budget.


It’s easy to get caught up in all of the little details, but before you book anything, it’s important to understand which details are truly most important to you. The bride should ask herself questions like, “What matters more to me, the entertainment or the flowers?” This will help you determine how much money to devote to each category. A little extra money should go toward your top three elements. For example, if having great music is most important to you, cross off something less necessary from your must-have list, like the chocolate fountain, to book the best DJ. Next, pick three things that aren’t as important to you (maybe rare flowers, unique invites or an extra-tall cake) and budget them accordingly.

Cut the Guest List

One of the most effective ways to lower wedding costs is to trim down the guest list. Of course, you want to invite everyone you’ve ever known to share your big moment, but that may not be practical once you understand the cost per head: At $100 a person, taking 10 guests off the list saves you $1,000! If you’re struggling with whom to cut, follow these simple guidelines. Rule #1: If you don’t know them, cut them. Rule #2: Kids can be cut; their parents should understand. Rule #3: If your friends aren’t engaged to, living with or in a long-term relationship with their so-called “plus one,” they don’t get the option to bring a guest. Follow these and you’ll be amazed by how quickly the list whittles down.

Skip the Extras

You’re probably attracted to those ultra-glamorous details you read about in the magazines, but they can often spike the cost yet add very little value to the day. Why splurge on things most guests won’t even notice? Stationery is another area where extras can really cost you. Stick to simple, single-color invitations. Two shades of ink can be pricey, and oddly shaped invites (think square) require extra postage. Another unnecessary extra? Fancy transportation. Instead of renting a party bus or Hummer stretch limo, opt for traditional black or white town cars.

Substitute Flowers

Flowers can also be a big budget-buster. To save money, choose blooms that are in season and grown locally. Or substitute less expensive flowers in the same shade. If you trade black magic roses for deeply colored dahlias, you’ll save about $4 a stem. So, if you’re going to have five roses per bouquet and 10 per centerpiece with a bridal party of five girls and a 150-person guest list, you could save as much as $700 by cutting back on this one small element.

Slim Down the Catering

You can still have a tasty meal on a budget. Limit your dinner to three amazing courses and keep the menu basic. By choosing specialties that are in season and local to the region, you’ll save tons. When it’s time for the big toast, it’s okay to break out the fancy champagne—just switch to less-costly brands for the remainder of the evening. You can also save on dessert by using a small cake to cut for the photos and having sheet cakes in the back to cut for guests. Another good idea is to skip the handmade sugar flowers, special molded shapes and fondant (buttercream tastes better!).

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cupid Weddings

Yes, it is almost that time of year again when everything around you is red, heart-shaped, and made of chocolate and red roses are everywhere you turn. Greeting card stores are packed in that specific little section decked with more hearts, lace, and musical tributes professing undying love.
This very busy and love-filled day is just a few weeks away. Some absolutely love it and some avoid it all costs. If you are a Valentine’s Day lover and have been thinking about incorporating your special wedding day with your other favourite day, read on for some ideas on planning your Valentine’s Day wedding.

Flowers have to be, of course, magnificent deep red roses. A bouquet of neatly packed red roses with a long satin flowing ribbon, or perhaps a bouquet of white roses with crystals and a shiny deep red ribbon handle.
Bridesmaids' dresses in pink or fuchsia would look modern and stunning next to a bride in red, or have all the girls dress in white with red sashes or red tops and white bottoms.
The groom and his party can be in white suits with pink shirts or go ultra-sophisticated with a black suit with satin trimmed cuffs and lapel, black shirts, and deep red satin tie. Boutonniere for the groom are deep red roses and white for the wedding party or simply red satin handkerchiefs and no roses.
Make sure when you walk down that aisle, rose petals galore are generously sprinkled and line up pillar candles for a most romantic look.

A white limousine decorated with red ribbon, an old antique car, or a stunning red sports car can drive you to your wedding.
When your guests arrive to the reception, you need that “WOW!” factor when they first walk through those doors. Imagine a very intimate room, dim lighting and the room is filled with pillar candles, votive candles, candle sticks…. etc.
The room is draped in sheer fuchsia curtaining. Tables are round with red satin cloths that go to the floor. In the center of each table is a cluster of crystal containers of all shapes and sizes, filled with different red and fuchsia flowers, from roses to peonies, to mini calla lilies and more. Pillar candles of all heights are dispersed amongst the floral cluster.
Each place setting consists of a square mirror service plate, which will reflect all that romantic candlelight. A satin fuchsia napkin is folded long and neatly draped along the length of the plate. On each napkin sits a little gift, packaged in a red and fuchsia mini box with ribbon. Inside the box there is a gourmet chocolate heart with your initials on it. Or, each setting has either a fuchsia or red rose alternating with a special message about love attached. The chairs are covered in fuchsia spandex chair covers with a wide red satin bow in back.
While the DJ is playing all the songs that have a special significance to you, the MC can tell stories about why each song is special to you and your loved one. Remember the day is about love, so slow and romantic love songs should also be accompanied by love songs that your guests can party to. For a super romantic touch, have strolling violin players play at each table during the dinner service. Surprise your guests by having a live singer serenade you and all the guests around the room.

And, of course, the cake! Either heart-shaped tiers or modern square tiers, it is decorated in white, fuchsia, or red fondant, with vanilla cake, red fruit, or cream filling and red roses placed on the tiers of the cake.
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Affordable & Elegant Gowns

Can I tell you how much I love White House Black Market and I've just discovered another reason! They now have an affordable line of bridal gowns with GREAT price tags. Here is one of my favorites for only $598.00.