Monday, November 10, 2014

Little things that can go wrong.

There are some things you cannot control, no matter how hard you try. A wedding is a beautiful celebration of two people who have married the one they love. If this one goal is accomplished, then everything went perfectly. On my wedding day I had 3 garters to make sure one of them would make it to the ceremony. Sure enough, every one of them was left behind. But, I still married my best friend and my one true love. It is great for sharing stories with our friends and family and something to laugh about - one of the little thing I had no control over.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wedding Food Budget


If you are planning on having a nice wedding with all the trimmings, including lots of delicious food for your guests. Be prepared to pony up the dough!

The food budget should be about 50% of the total wedding cost. The cost of food includes the actual meal cost, bar, 20% service fee, and taxes depending on wear you live.

The more guests you have, the more food you will need. Weren't prepared on spending that much on food? There are alternatives you can do at your wedding by restricting it to appetizers or dessert only. Of course you will have to warn your guests ahead of time that there is no large meal waiting for them and that they will need to eat ahead of time. Or perhaps you can ditch the alcohol bar for more simple drinks. This would be ideal if you were having a brunch type wedding. 

There are many things you can do to make it work for you and your budget! 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Guest Activity: Date Night/ Advice Ideas!


You can set up a table with craft sticks asking your guests to write down any date night or marriage advice and collect them in a jar. Its a great keepsake for you. And your guests feel like they really contributed something fun! 

Whenever you are bored at home, or need some encouragement break out the jar and see which one you choose!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Customize Your Menu!



    Your wedding menu doesn't have to be all fancy food and stuff everyone will for sure like. Customize the menu to things the both of you love! All your favorites! You can serve mini versions of your favorite foods that your guests will find awesome and new. 

     If you both love hamburgers, serve mini sliders with a ton of topping options. If breakfast has always been your thing, serve burritos, french toast and fun cereals to throw your guests for a loop! 
  
    These things might be more cost effective in the long run also! 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

The Bay in Bozeman, MT has a very accomodating gluten free menu.

Are you looking for someplace to take that special person to dinner but need to be gluten free? Check out the gluten free menu at The Bay Bar and Grille in the Gallatin Valley Mall. Wonderful appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Quick Tip: E-mails

       When you are looking for venues, and caterers, florists, planners, dj's, dresses, tux's and many many other things. You are about to get a lot of e-mails! 
         
        Set up a new e-mail specifically for wedding things. That way everything is in one place, you don't miss anything, and when the wedding is over; you can simply delete the account and not have to go through weeks of junk mail!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fox family 50th Anniversary









Welcome to the Fox Family 50th Anniversary Celebration. I had the opportunity to custom make a cake for  this special occasion. My favorite cakes are ones that tell a story and this one tells a story of their beautiful lives together. They held their event at the 320 Guest Ranch in Big Sky. Beautiful setting and wonderful people to work with.  Congrats to Jon and Nancy and may you have many more years together.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hang It From The Ceiling!

Most decor and center pieces are on the ground decorating the chairs, tables, and other things. Which is beautiful! But consider investing in a ceiling decor! It transfers your venue to another world and makes it that much more glamorous and beautiful. The guests won't be able to stop gaping at the florals hanging down!





Thursday, July 24, 2014

Guest Quilt!


You want to remember all your guests at your wedding just as much as all the other glamorous extremities. After all without them the wedding would be a little more...boring. But! There is one cute craft idea that will make them feel super special, and will keep them in your memories as well.

Making a guest quilt! Along with the invitations, send each guest a square of fabric for them to decorate at their choosing. Tell them to send it back with their RSVP and before the wedding comes around sew all the patches together in to a quilt! Odds are someone in the family or friends will know a thing or two about sewing and can help out.

Have the quilt on display at your wedding and your guests will be so excited to see their work of art displayed proudly! 

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Treat Bags For Guests!


If you have guests flying all the way in to come to your wedding. Often they are tired and hungry from the plane ride. If you know where they are all staying, why not give them a surprise at check in?!

Make custom goodie bags for your guests with food and a thank you note that they can get when they check in. It will get them in the mood for the wedding and they will be really touched at the gesture.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Including Your Baby In Your Wedding



Let's face it, its the 21st century. People are going to have babies with previous husbands or wives or even with each other before the big day. For some, it might be very important to make sure their baby is somehow noticed in this joining together.

Like all things there are some Pro's and Con's.

These are based off of young sons or daughters. Obviously older kids wouldn't be too much of a hassle.

Con's

Babies are unpredictable. Even if they have napped, or just got a new toy, you never know when they might throw in to a fit. This is the main problem when it comes to having them in the ceremony. They also do not like to sit still or they might get confused when asked to do something specific.

Pro's

The pro is that your baby will be a part of your special day. You will also get a ton of pictures of them with your groom doing baby things!


If you do decide to bring your baby, make sure to either hire a caregiver or designate a babysitter during the wedding. You will not have time to take care of them the whole wedding and reception.

Also, if you want pictures of your baby, good ones. Consider having that photo shoot before the ceremony when the outfit and attitude is still fresh!

Monday, July 14, 2014

DJ's and the sound system check

At a recent wedding I attended the DJ did not check the system prior to the ceremony. The sound kept cutting in and out and was difficult for the audience to hear what was being said and the officiant to keep his message running smoothly. Check to make sure your DJ is present and set up at least one hour before the ceremony begins to check the system.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Picking Colors and Designs



Everyone is always excited to get all their favorite details out there when a wedding is on the way. Decor, colors, schemes, flowers, etc.

 But You should pick your venue before deciding these important decisions. You could be set on three colors, get to your venue, and find out those colors would be laughable in there. 

Certainly don't purchase anything till you find your right venue, you could be in for a disappointment. 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Let's Talk, Wedding Insurance


Ever heard of it? It does exist! Of course everyone hopes for things to go smooth sailing on their wedding day but there are things that can happen!

It could cover things like, loss of deposits, wedding gown mishaps, ring loss, sudden illness, bad photographs, food problems and more!

In most states, it costs around $200 or less to get everything covered. This definitely would be a great idea for a large wedding and large venue. The insurance money might seem a lot more worth it if something happens that threatens thousands!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Be Organized!

      

About a month out from the wedding, create lists of things left to do, and a list of all the contact information for the people working for your wedding. It's great to have one thing you can have as a reference, then trying to find a business card at the last minute.
     Also figure out who is going to be the MC of your wedding. It can be a family member or friend. 
     Just make sure its someone with a good sense of humor and can get peoples attention.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Quick Tip: Writing Your Own Vows

       



     Writing your own vow's can sometimes be stressful. You want to say the right thing, and only so many words to say it. Make sure to start early. Make a rough draft and go back taking things out and adding things in to perfect it. If you get stuck, look through old love notes, e-mails, pictures, or texts for inspiration! Add the ultimate personal touch!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Saving Money An Easy Way!


        The trick is to get a really great unique venue. If you get a place like a landmark, aquarium, planetarium, beach, museum, or gallery, half your decorating is done for you!
        Too much decoration on all of that scenery or natural beauty will just be too much. You will save so much more money on all the little decorations you were going to get just to make the place look less bland. 
        Plus, venues like this will aw your guests and the memory will be bold!

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Get First Looks With More Than Just The Groom


      There are other loved ones at your wedding who will be just as bewildered as the groom at seeing the beautiful bride transformation. Those moments also make extraordinary photos that that person will also no doubt be grateful for. 

     The father is one person who should get a first look special moment. Or someone like a grandparent who has been around your whole life. Make sure your photographer is handy when those moments happen!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

10 Worst Things That Could Happen On Your Wedding Day

Are you one of those people who NEED to plan ahead no matter what? You need to be prepared for every situation, especially the ones at your wedding. Here is a list of the worst things that could go wrong at your wedding.

1. Having a bridesmaid, or guest spill their drink on your dress
    This is a major no, no in the wedding world. If you want to avoid this happening. Drink white wine or champagne instead of red. Better yet drink water if you can. And try to be weary people with colorful drinks.


2. A Bridesmaid or Groomsmen is MIA
    You can try to avoid this one by making sure everyone has alarms set if you have a morning wedding. The most common thing is that they sleep in. Or have the maid of honors job be to make sure the wedding party is on their toes with phone call check ups.


3. Weather is Threatening
     Always, always, have a back up plan when it comes to any kind of outdoor wedding. You never know what is going to happen, even weather reports have been known to be wrong.


4. LOTS of Unexpected Guests Show Up
    It's hard to avoid this if its going to happen. If extra guests do show up, let your wedding coordinator handle it. They will figure out the food and chair arrangements. Don't let little things get you down, they probably came with the best intentions.


5. During The Ceremony A Baby or A Cell Phone Keeps Going Off 
  If you are worried the babies might ruin the ceremony, ask for very young children not to attend, or hire a babysitter to entertain them during the ceremony. Also, have your ushers or someone in the bridal party quietly remind people to turn their cells off.

6. During His Toast, The Best Man Says Something Really Inappropriate 
    Avoid this by letting them know ahead of time, whats acceptable and whats not. If its too late, just quickly move on and hopefully everyone will forget shortly.


7. Last Minute, A Family Member Changes In To A Horrible Outfit
    Make sure you talk to everyone and let them know you want them to stay in a certain style/color range, if thats important to you. If it happens anyway, just let it go. Everyone is paying attention to the bride and groom anyway. Don't let that spoil it.


8. Your Flower Girl Refuses To Walk Down The Isle 
    You have to practice practice practice with young kids. Most do fine at the rehearsal and get nervous at the main ceremony. If you sense it happening, have them walk down with a bridesmaid.


9. One Of The Guests Has An Allergic Reaction To The Food
Put on the RSVP card for them to let you know if anyone has a food allergy. Make sure there are items they can eat.

10. Your Bridesmaid Had A BreakUp And Is Teary At The Wedding
      Make sure you give her plenty of attention about her break up before the wedding happens. Make sure she gets all her feelings out and doesn't bottle them up and explode at your wedding.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Quick Tip! Marriage License






When you get the wedding license. Make sure to get two or three copies. That way, you can change over multiple documents to your last name at once. And you don't have to worry about losing your one and only copy somewhere to the government world. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

5 Ways To Recycle Your Wedding Flowers!

So, the wedding is over and you are left with hundreds of flowers. It is a shame to throw them all away. There are some things that can reuse those beautiful flowers!


1. Use potted plants as centerpieces. Make them cute and different sizes and after wards you can take them home or the guests can!


2. Use the petals as wedding confetti. Have everyone grab as many flowers as they can, and when you leave the wedding everyone can throw the petals in the air. Then you can have petals on you and not rice or sprinkles everywhere!


3. Use Succulents. They definitely have a rustic modern look to them. And when the wedding is done, you can replant them!

4. Donate them to charity. Even if they will last a couple days after your wedding. Hospitals, nurseries, rest homes, and homeless shelters always welcome a nice bouquet.

5. Turn your flowers in to a card! There are new easy ways to make recycled papers at home, and it could be a fun memorable activity.

So don't be afraid to get those extra flowers you have been thinking about!

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Take Advantage of Your Dress Rehearsal

     

     When it comes the day to practice hair, make up and getting in and out of your dress take advantage of that time to take the bride portraits. This will not only save time during your wedding for pictures, but you won't feel rushed or have to worry about the groom seeing you in your dress. 

      Have your photographer find a nice pretty spot that won't get your dress dirty, and of course make sure you have some help getting in and out of it! 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Quick Tip To Not Bore Your Guests!


Yes this day is ALL about you two. But your guests also want to have fun. Remember to keep them in mind when doing some wedding traditions.

Try to keep your first dance to the two minute mark. Guests love to see you sway back and forth but not for ten minutes.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lets Talk Destination Weddings!


I am sure everyone would love to have a destination wedding. Getting married in a different country  or land would definitely be a day to be remembered. But lets explain a little more about these special weddings and why people are all for them, and why people say yeah right.

Worlds Best Places For A Destination Wedding!

Mexico
Bahamas
Kauai
Caribbean
Jamaica
Italy
Las Vegas
Florida
Costa Rica
Bermuda

Most of these places are a tropical paradise, so you can tell what most couples have a desire for!
All these places have resorts, and those resorts already have wedding packages and such for destination weddings!

Pro's and Cons of a Destination Wedding!

Pro: It is actually pretty affordable to have a destination wedding! Like I mentioned, most resorts already have a package deal for the wedding, so odds are it would be one fee. Plus with a   smaller guest list, there are less people to accommodate for.

Con: Its not affordable for your GUESTS. Most of the time guests would have to pay their own plane tickets and room tickets for your wedding, which not all people are prepared to do. 

Pro: A small guest list is less stress for you! You can finally just invite those people you really wanted there, and not send a guilty invitation to the friend you haven't talked to in three years.

Con: A smaller guest list might hurt some feelings. You might want to think about sending people invites anyway to avoid hurt feelings.

Pro: You are already at your honeymoon! You can start your relaxation right away!

Con: Your parents and maybe the guests that are there are on your honeymoon with you. You can't exactly ask them to stay in the Caribbean for a day and then head home. So either establish that you guys are going to have some alone time, or turn it in to a family get together!

How to destination weddings sound now??

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Quick Tip! Practice, Practice, Practice


Think of the things that should probably use a trial run. For example your wedding dress! Have your maid of honor practice putting you in your wedding dress. It can be way more difficult than you might think! And thats one less struggle you would need to deal with on the big day!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sweat to Stress LESS!



Wedding planning and the event itself is always stressful! There are plenty of things they say brides should do to relieve stress. But I think the most effective thing would be fitness!

When you sweat, your sweat literally carries the chemical that is your "stress". So does crying, but who wants to sit there and cry?!

Something as simple as a couple mile walk every morning can make a huge difference! Not only does it get your mind off all the craziness. It gives you time to make rational decisions and rethink things!

Plus you will be in good shape for the wedding!!

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Quick Tip: Celebrate Your Wedding Longer!


        Instead of saving the top layer of your cake in the freezer for the one year wedding anniversary. Slice the cake in to 12 slices and eat a piece every month on the date!

        That way you get to celebrate and remember your marriage, plus CAKE! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Top 10 Biggest Mistakes When Planning A Wedding

Lack Of Personality

So you know you want everything elegant, clean and sophisticated. But when you finally fold the last napkin you look around and ANYONE could get married right there right now. You forgot to add in the personal preferences and things that you both admire! Personality of a wedding makes it rememberable!

Wasting Money

Weddings can cost a lot of money. So don't be ushered in to spending more than you should! Don't get talked in to the most expensive wedding dress or band. You can still have a great wedding without  spending extreme extras.

Forgetting What A Wedding Really Is

You will waste most of your time planning all the fun decorations and food for the reception. But don't forget that its the wedding ceremony you will remember and cherish forever. Spend extra time on the song and vows.

Not Knowing The Master Of Ceremonies

The officiant for the wedding ceremony and the MC or Dj for the reception set the mood. You want to make sure that they are going to keep the guests entertained and involved and to keep them moving to where they need to go. If you get a boring officiant you could have people falling asleep, if you have a boring MC people might want to go home early because they aren't having fun. Pick fun strong personalities for both.

Thinking "It Could Never Rain On My Wedding Day"

Most of the time the people that think this, it happens to. Even if the weather report says 30% chance of rain, crazier things have happened! Make sure to have an indoor option available. Or at least a hard floor to stand on and umbrellas on hand.

Forgetting About Your Budget

You might start off great having everything in your price range, but it is easy to get carried away with it and start splurging. Remember, you set a budget for a reason. They are important to follow.

Getting Trashed The Night Before The Wedding

This one should hopefully be a no brainer but it happens. Bottom line you are going to feel like crap on your wedding day and you won't enjoy it to its full extent. Plan a drinking party 4-7 days before the wedding, instead of right before.

Being Inconsiderate

Everyone knows your the star of the show, but don't disregard people too much. Some people are helping you and visiting you not just to be at your wedding but to see you and talk to you! Don't forget to give people praise when needed.

Not Involving Your Better Half

Your groom might act like its all up to you and that he doesn't care, but make sure you never miss a moment to try to involve him. Its the thought that counts and he will remember that.

Losing Perspective

Don't get caught up in the small details of things when you should be relaxing getting ready for the biggest day of your life! Take a deep breath and let it go or have someone else handle it.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Want A Simple Way To Get Healthy?



So you have two weeks till your wedding and you might have over done it going out with friends and eating. You want something to make you healthy, energetic and maybe loose a few pounds. It might be time to switch to a whole food plant based diet!

I say "diet" lightly because the word has been overused and deceived.
Its not vegan, or raw its mainly to stop eating processed foods and replace it with 90% vegetables.

It means to stop eating out of bags, jars, and containers because they contain additives like sugar, oil, and salt. That also means cutting out meat, ALL meat. And ALL dairy. Replacing that with any and every vegetable, beans, legumes, and whole grains.

Most beans and legumes, seeds, and spinach are packed with protein so you can get your healthy dose. And eat dark greens for calcium.

Not only can eating like this make you lose weight. It helps digestion, bloating and gives you more energy! Not to mention helps prevent cancer and heart disease.

If you drink up to two liters of water a day, avoid alcohol, and commit to at least three workouts you could drop about five or more pounds! Plus you will feel GREAT at your wedding!


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Best Stores For Gift Registry!


Bed Bath And Beyond
If you love all things house ware and want to give your guests no brainer ideas, register here.

Crate And Barrel
If you love modern housewares and furniture this is a great place! They also have some low cost items for guests who don't have a lot to spend.

Khol's
Register here if you already love their clothing styles and things they carry.

Macy's
Macy's is a no brainer place since it has everything and high quality things also.

Pottery Barn
If you love that cool summer decor and those loose decorations, this is a great place to send guests!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Quick Tip: Create A Tradition

          In the chaos of it all, take five minutes of alone time before the wedding ceremony and write yourself a letter to your future self. For you to open up 10, 20, or 30 years from now. It would be something precious to keep with your words from the midst of your wedding day.

         It could also be something for your future child to read on their wedding day and something for them to write themselves. 

        They could be the words you need to hear in time to come!

Monday, May 12, 2014

How To Hire A Band

The music sets the mood for the wedding reception. Your guests look forward to dancing and having their fav's played! So you want to make sure its a good one!

Go For Quality, Not Quantity

If you have a low budget, go for a four man group that sings and plays multiple instruments. It could make them sound like an eight piece band!

Don't Go With One Type Of Music

People used to stick with one genre of music. But now a days, people are in to so many different types, that it is best to stick with whats fun! And danceable!

To Save Money, Do Any Day But Saturday

Obviously weekends are the busiest time for any event company. You could save over 15- 20 percent on skipping out on that main day!

Be Cautious Of Groups With Out Representation

You will have more guarantees with a band when booking through an agency. If you sign with a individual band, they can pretty much do whatever they want. But others are responsible if something goes wrong with an agency.

Read The Contract

This isn't a contract to skim through. Bands tend to add extra costs for little things. Make sure you know what you are buying.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Color, Color, COLOR!

Let's face it color sets the tone for the whole wedding. I know I have talked about color before but it is important!

Now a days, it seems when you get older, your favorite colors become more sophisticated and you have way more than you did when you were six. Picking a color for your wedding is harder than people think but here are some ideas!

Collect Physical Color Pieces

Yes have a Pinterest board! But having a cork board with scraps of fabric and paper with your color on it will help you sense the colors at the real thing. Get shades! If you know pink is the color, collect different shades that you find and add them. It is also really fun!

Pick A Statement Piece

Look around at your venue, and sense the vibe. Is it a country style venue? Or more castle like? There are certain colors that go with certain styles. Get inspired!

Add Unexpected Colors

Pick a color that stands out. Like having a white wedding with white decor with bright turquoise accents. Or a color you never thought you liked like blood orange!

Or Have One Color Throughout The Wedding

Sometimes sticking with one color can be sleek and modern. One color brightly displayed throughout the venue could be beautiful and add so much depth.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Food And Wine Tasting Invite!


YOU ARE INVITED TO A FOOD AND WINE
TASTING

CREATE MEMORIES request your presence as we introduce our newest menu items and pair them with fine wine selections from Vino Tutti (wine tasting $10.00)

When: May 16, 2014 from 6 to 8pm 
Where: Bridger Kitchens
7540 Pioneer Way, 4-Corners

RSVP
Call or Text 406-579-1582
E-Mail
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Making The Guest List!

Picking the guests that come to your wedding can be nerve racking. You know hundreds of people and just can't decide what to do! Follow these guidelines to help!

Inviting Friends

The first friends to go on the list are probably those family friends that are really close to your parents and always treated you like their own little niece or nephew.

If you haven't talked to them in years and they haven't made an effort to get together, then keep them off the list. If its a close friend that lives across the country but is really close to you personally. Give them a call and see if it would even be possible. If so, add them!

Picking Relatives

Obviously pick immediate family to be invited. As well as aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.
When if comes to relatives that are more distant, the rule of thumb is to either invite them ALL or none. If you invite your second cousin and not her family your going to have an interesting conversation next family reunion.

Picking Co-workers

Same rule of thumb as picking distant relatives. Either invite everyone you talk to, or none at all. Just think you SEE those people everyday, you definitely don't want to create awkwardness in that department.

Should You Have Plus-Ones?

Couples always debate whether to have their guests bring an extra person you don't know. On one hand you have a bunch of people you don't know at your wedding. But also you don't want your guests to be alone. You could always have them invite their significant other only. But if you do this, you need to do it across the board.

Hopefully these guidelines help when making that important list!




Monday, May 5, 2014

Planning Your Menu!

Are you a person who wants to have a memorable meal at your wedding? There are some things to think about and add to your check list.

Serve What You LIKE

You don't want to have a huge fancy meal full of things you haven't even tried, let alone enjoy eating. Serve the type of cuisine you love the most!

Accommodate Guests, To A Point

Your meal should reflect you, but you should also make it guest friendly. Some people have certain food allergies or obligations. Of course you can't help everyone, but you could have a vegetarian dish, and a gluten free one available. Also, if you and your future spouse love spicy, you might not want to have everything fire burning hot. Have some hot sauce available for those who agree.

Focus on Local and Seasonal Ingredients

You want your food to be as fresh as possible. So if you don't live by the sea, you might not want to have a huge sea food dinner. Look up whats in season for your wedding date and add those ingredients in to your meal. It will make a HUGE difference, and it will be remembered.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Colorize the WHOLE wedding!

Do you have staff working at your wedding? Give them all matching wedding colored neck ties! It will be a cute way for people to remember that there are people helping out, and that you went out of your way to really incorporate your color scheme!

You can find affordable ones starting at $2 at solidcolorneckties.com

It's the little details that really stand out!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Don't Forget To Tip!

People think they have their whole budget down, but don't forget about the people helping you out. Here is a short list of some of the people who might be helping out in your wedding and how much gratuity they should get.


  • Catering Staff, 15 to 20 percent of the catering bill. Splitting it up amongst the catering manager, chefs, and waiters.

  • Musicians and DJ's, Most don't expect to be tipped but are presently surprised when they are. About $20 per musician and $25 for a DJ.

  • Stylist's and Make up Artists, They should be tipped about 15% just like a normal appointment. If anyone extra helps out with washing or shampooing give $3 to $5 each.

  • Photographers, Videographers, Florists, and Wedding Coordinators, Tipping for these people isn't necessary either, but if you wish to it's about $30-50 for photographers, videographers, and florists. And about $50-100 for wedding coordinators.

  • Site Staff, Pay coat checkers $1-2 per guest, for them to share, powder room attendants, .50-$1 per guest to share, and $1-1.50 per car for parking manager to split with the valets.

  • Seamstress, Delivery People, and Drivers, The people delivering flowers and cake should receive $3-$5 each. If limo tip isn't included in your bill, pay 15-20%. For seamstress's a cash tip is not expected but you can always send a photo of you in your dress!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Create Memories Tasting!

   

      Make sure to put on your calendar the May 16th Create Memories Catering tasting in the Belgrade, Montana, Chamber of Commerce.

     So if you are in the area or around the area make sure to stop by! Another reminder post will be posted closer to the date as well. They will have samples of their catering food and some cake as well!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Did you know that you can rent many items for your next event from True Value? They have a large selection and great pricing for your every party needs. Check out this link for some of the items they have and stop on over and visit with them for pricing. truevalue.com/belgradetruevalue #wedding, #weddingrental, #eventrental, #partyrental

Friday, April 25, 2014

Quick Tip: Picking a Wedding Venue

If you live in a big city, look in the towns around a few miles out. They often have cute more affordable wedding venues. You can save over 20% using venues that aren't in a huge city, that are often booked for years ahead.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wedding Dress Styles!

Every woman is different, so every woman needs a different style dress. Also there are different styles to fit different personalities and style's.

There's an A-Line style dress.


This a great dress for woman with a tiny waste and want to add depth to their body shape. It hugs the hips nicely.

Also a Ball gown dress.

This dress is to fill that woman's princess dreams! Any woman would look small and gorgeous in a big fluffy dress.

Mermaid style dress.



To extenuate the curves and create a nice elegant look that leans more on the sexy side.

And Sheath style.

Sheath dresses give a classy smooth look that screams beautiful. A lot of woman can pull off this magnificent look.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Wedding Activities! To Liven Up The Party!

When guests come to a wedding most of them know how the whole nights already going to go. Ceremony, pictures, and reception. The reception usually consists of dinner, toasting, dancing, drinking, and cake eating. Why not switch it up with some fun activities?

Silhouette Cutting Of Guests

Have a Silhouette artist come and cut out silhouettes of your guests. Have your guests put them in a guest book and write their names underneath.

Wedding Piñata!


How cute it this cake piñata? What a great thing for the kids AND adults.

Limbo!

Have a competition with a prize set up for who can get the lowest by the end of the night!

Have a cartoonist!

Have your guests get caricatured for an awesome keepsake!

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Things That Should Be On Your Gift Registry!


  1. Plates! Whether they are fancy china or colorful ceramic you should keep these on your list.

  2. Beautiful Things! You don't always have to ask for the practical stuff. Throw some decor items in there to decorate your new home with.

  3. A Cookbook! If you already know how to cook, ask for kitchen stuff instead. But if you feel like you could learn more, you should always have a quality cookbook on hand.

  4. Sheets! Sheets can sometimes be overpriced and you have a hard time buying them for yourself. But they can make an excellent necessary wedding gift!

  5. Serving Pieces! Don't forget about salad bowls and gravy boats! People tend to forget about those sort of things when they shop for themselves.

  6. Table Linens! Either a nice table cloth or nice place mats multiple kinds are great to have on hand.

  7. Towels! Everyone either has too many bad ones, or too little good ones. If someone is going to get you towels for your wedding gift you better believe they will probably be nicer ones.

  8. Glassware! Even if you already have a bunch, it won't hurt to get a nice new set.

  9. Cutlery! Knifes are always an awesome thing to collect in the kitchen. Imagine all the different ones you would get from guests!

  10. Curtains! It's always nice to have decent curtains hanging around.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Flowers That Are In Season For April!

Getting married next April? Or Maybe your wedding is coming up in few days. Here are some of the flowers in season right now!

1. Tulip


2. Alstromeria


3.  Calla Assorted

4. Cornflower


5. Gerbera

6. Peonies