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Wedding Day Tips

When I was planning my wedding I always asked my married friends if they had any tips or things they wish they had done differently for their big day. So here are a few tips that will help you have a stress-free wedding day.

#1 Try to schedule a few minutes for just you and your new spouse after the ceremony to soak in the the moment and connect before pictures and the reception begin. It will be nice the have some one-on-one time before you are pulled in different directions at the reception. It helps to slow down for five minutes so the day doesn’t feel like a total whirlwind.

#2 Assign each bridesmaid to a different vendor as a “Vendor Liaison”. This way, as the bride, you don’t feel bombarded with questions from the caterer, DJ, photographer etc. They can handle any quick questions and relay only the important questions or issues to you or your parents. Each vendor liaison is also responsible for distributing thank you cards and tips to each vendor so you don’t need to worry about it at the end of the event. Instead, you can enjoy the party and have fun.

#3 Share a list of group photos that you would like your photographer to take. (extended family, college friends, sorority sisters, siblings etc.) Try to take these pictures during dinner so you won’t have to gather people when they are celebrating on the dance floor. Your DJ can announce each group to gather in a designated spot to take each of these pictures. As the bride and groom you will need to be in most of the pictures so you should allocate additional time for dinner to make sure you have time to eat as well. You can also schedule group photos for the cocktail hour instead if you plan to take photos before the ceremony.

#4 Designate a bridesmaid or family member to be in charge of the schedule for the day and to make sure everyone (including the bride and groom) stays on time. As the bride you should be able to relax as you get ready and not have to worry about all the other details.

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11/12/13: Lucky In Love

11/12/13: Lucky In Love

Couples are getting married today (11.12.13) in hopes that it will bring them luck and hopefully help their spouse remember their anniversary every year! Now, getting married on a Tuesday doesn’t work for everyone but some people are using it as an excuse to have a destination wedding so they can celebrate with their family and friends all week long.

Next year, 12.13.14 is on a Saturday so start planning now if you want some extra luck on your side! (and an easy date to remember).

DIY Bride

DIY Bride

If you looking to tap into your crafty side check out this awesome article that was posted on These projects are simple but will make a large impact on your day. I always suggest working on projects in advance instead of waiting until you have final head counts. There will be a lot of little projects to do in the few weeks right before your big day so make sure to tackle the craft projects ahead of time. Click the photo to read the full article.

NEW Wedding trend…Rustic Weddings -Read More

NEW Wedding trend…Rustic Weddings -Read More

Welcome to the first installment of Wedding Wednesdays where we will share planning ideas, trends and design tips. This week I wanted to share a link with you about a new wedding trend…rustic farm weddings.

Couples are choosing orchards, dairy farms and barns for their wedding venues to achieve a rustic elegance. What I love about this idea is that your venue serves as the decoration and a barn or outdoor farm setting has so much more personality than your typical hotel ballroom. You can add a few simple wild flowers to each table and some vintage linens and you have a picture perfect look. This type of venue is perfect for late-summer and fall weddings. The cooler weather is nice for an outdoor ceremony and changing leaves can serve as the backdrop for your wedding photos. 

Bachelorette Party Themes

ImageI recently designed bachelorette party invitations for a Wizard of Oz themed party. The ladies first met up for a lingerie shower for the bride-to-be and then out for the night. Attendees were asked to wear their favorite LBD with emerald accessories.

This got me thinking of other possible bachelorette party themes. You could have a Moulin Rouge themed lingerie shower with french food and drinks and decorate everything in red white and black.

A Pretty in Pink bachelorette party could work for a night out or for a low-key bachelorette party girls night in. For a night out, everyone could wear their favorite pink outfit and start the night with cosmos. For a night in, you could watch your favorite chick flicks, make lots of pink sugary desserts and go all out with the pink decorations. If a lingerie party isn’t the bride’s thing, then have a PJ party where everyone buys the bride fun PJs. Not sure what theme to use for your BFF’s bachelorette? Try using her favorite place, activity or movie and go from there.