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!


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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

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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!