The darker side of love

I’ve expressed on several occasions that The Nightmare Before Christmas was one of my favorite childhood movies of all time and still is. It’s the day before Halloween so what perfect wedding theme to post other than, The darker side of love…

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Have a SPOOKtacular Halloween!

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Not your average bar

Open Bar. Cash Bar. Premium Bar.

When it comes to the wedding reception, the word “bar”  is usually associated with alcohol and if your reception is going to have any type of bar setting then your guests are happy! However, these days bars can be associated with an array of other delights other than just alcohol.

Brides are in search of that unique touch that makes their big day stand out among the rest. In the world of late night snacks, more and more brides are choosing custom bars for guests to select their goodies from.

Candy bars have been trending for a few years now and are still a hit with brides with a sweet tooth.

“I want to do something other than a candy bar, are there other options?”

Certainly…

Here are a few creative bar ideas that will take your event to the next level.

What options have you decided to give your wedding guests?

Happy Planning!

Will you be my…?

If having one, choosing your wedding party is one of the most difficult tasks ahead of you. It is both emotional and nerve wrecking.

You should however, choose those who are genuinely happy for you two and not because he or she is your third cousin twice removed that your parents insist should be in the wedding.

You want to remember this happy time and embrace it as you will be spending a lot of time with them in the upcoming months.

There are many creative ways to ask these special men and women to do you the honor of standing near you to witness your commitment.

How will you propose to your wedding party?

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Happy Planning!

That’s not fair!

This post was inspired by an article I read a few days ago by Huffington Post. It was regarding a bride who intentionally chose hideous bridesmaid dresses for her bridal party in fear that they would “upstage” her on her wedding day.

Do you remember seeing the movie “27 dresses” when Katherine Heigl’s character pulled out 27 of the most hideous bridesmaid dresses ever seen?

Do you think it’s really fair to dress your bridesmaids in ugly dresses? Undoubtedly, you are the bride and you will be the most beautiful woman in the building so why the fear?

That’s not fair!

You should want your bridesmaids to be comfortable. You should want them to enjoy themselves and feel good doing so. Believe me, I’m sure scratch that, I am certain that you do not want to see any scrunched up faces of misery in your wedding pictures.

Would you intentionally dress your bridesmaids in an ugly dress or have you ever been a bridesmaid subjected to wearing a dress that you weren’t too pleased with?

Vendor Spotlight: Wildflower Linen

How will you dress your tables and chairs?

If you are looking for EYE POPPING, conversation starting, drool inducing innovation, then Wildflower Linen is the place to go.

Wildflower Linen is the leading designer and producer of specialty table linens and chair covers for event rentals. Founder Youngsong Martin, formerly a nationally known fashion designer and marketer of high-style women’s apparel, launched Wildflower Linen in 2001 in Southern California. Her full-service rental company has since redefined the special-event linen field in terms of style, glamour and customer care while becoming a prestigious provider to clients nationwide and abroad, for functions of all sizes, budgets and occasions.

With several showrooms on the west coast, if there isn’t one near you, they ship orders both nationwide and internationally.

Yellow, black and white elegance

So chic don’t you think?

Classical yet fun

For a walk on the wild side!

Breathtaking

With Wildflower Linen, the possibilities are definitely endless resulting in an Out of the Boxx Event!

So spruce up that linen~your tables and chairs will thank you.

Happy Planning!

Wedding Tradition: The Garter Toss

“Calling all single men to the dance floor please?”

When you hear the MC make that announcement, you generally know what time it is…

It’s time for the garter toss!

Some single men are reluctant to meet out on the dance floor while some are excited and overzealous to be the first to catch the garter.

The Garter Toss via Style Me Pretty

Traditionally, most brides wear garters on their wedding day in preparation for the garter toss, one of the oldest surviving wedding rituals. It relates to the belief that taking an article of the bride’s clothing would bring good luck. As part of this tradition, towards the end of the reception, the groom will remove his new wife’s garter and tosses it to the unmarried male guests. The single guy that catches it is said to be the next to marry.

Historically, this tradition dates back to the 1500s in France and held a more serious meaning such as serving as proof taken by the bridal party that a marriage had been consummated. There was even a point in time where the bride would toss the garter into the crowd of eager men herself  but would nearly be “attacked” before she could even throw it! Thankfully, the tradition  has evolved over the centuries and today, the privilege of removing the bride’s garter is reserved to the groom only.

Nowadays, most brides use this accessory to tie in the theme or colors of the wedding. Some use it as their “something blue” and some even use it to surprise their new husbands by wearing the colors of their favorite sports team! There are many ways to tie in the garter as a special part of your big day.

“I DO” garter by The Garter Girl

Have you thought of your garter’s design?

Happy Planning!

Source: Suite101

Black is the new white

Did you hear?

Black is the new white!

Well, it is according to famous bridal gown designer Vera Wang. Wang debuted her Fall 2012 bridal collection last October as part of New York’s bridal fashion week. The collection features a range of black and nude gowns.

What was her inspiration?

Wang expressed that she created black wedding gowns after being inspired by underwear. She says the hue is so “sophisticated”.

The bridal gown designer caused widespread opinion when her collection debuted and although it is non-traditional, Wang hopes that will change as she thinks it’s a chic option.

What do you think of the Fall 2012 black collection? Would you wear a black dress on your wedding day?

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(Source: Vera WangExpose’ Entertainment)

Dare to be different…Happy Planning!

Congratulations from the the Obama’s and the Mouses’

Have you ever thought of inviting the Obama’s or Mickey and Minnie Mouse to your wedding?

Well…chances are that they probably won’t show up, but don’t be discouraged.  When you send out an invitation inviting the couples to celebrate with you on your big day, within a few weeks or possibly even days you should expect something like this:

An autographed photo of Best Wishes from Minnie and Mickey along with a “Just Married” button and a card of congratulations from The White House signed by Barack and Michelle Obama

How cool is that?!?! 

You can send a wedding invitation to The White House and Disney and they’ll send you a little something back as a congrats on your wedding!

It’s a fun gesture and can be added to your wedding scrapbook or memorabilia, so if you have an extra invitation or two, here are the addresses:

The White House:

The Honorable Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama
The White House
Greetings Office Rm. 39
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20500

Disneyland:

Mickey & Minnie Mouse
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, California 91521

Disney World:
The Magic Kingdom
C/O Mickey & Minnie Mouse
1675 N Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Good luck and happy planning!

Do they know what to wear?

Black Tie.

Formal.

Semi-Formal.

Casual.

What do you expect your guests to wear for your big day? Sometimes it’s best to be specific in your expectations of your guests attire. All guests may not have the same interpretation of what it means to dress casually or semi-formal.

This infographic entitled “Wedding Guest Attire Demystified” by Wedding101.net should help you with a better understanding in order to translate it  to your guests.

Happy Planning!