Thursday, October 18, 2012

Day of the Wedding Tips!

     Many people, especially girls, dream of their wedding day for years, and have been planning it with their fiance' for a while.  Then, when that special day is finally there, they forget a couple important things that are very helpful to remember!  Here is a short list of some tips for the day of your wedding!!
1.  Don't sweat the small stuff!!  At almost every wedding I've seen, there is always one little thing that isn't exactly as perfect as the bride or groom hoped, but it is always something so little that no one else notices.  At the end of the day, the only thing that truly matters is that you come out smiling and married to your best friend!

2.  Don't forget the kleenex!  Maybe it's because I am a hopeless romantic, but I cry at every single wedding I've been to and I oftentimes will see the bride and bridesmaids (or sometimes even the groom and groomsmen!) tearing up.  Have the men carry some kleenex in their pockets for the ladies, or the ladies can hide a couple kleenex around their bouquets where they hold them.  Trust me, you'll need them!!

3.  Breathmints and gum are great to have before the wedding!  Just make sure that if you are eating gum, spit it out before you walk down the aisle!  You don't want to be chomping on it during the ceremony!  Fresh breath will be much appreciated from your future wife/husband!

4.  If it's cold and you are having an outdoor wedding, make sure you help to keep your bridesmaids warm!  Even if you don't have shawls or sweaters for them, you can give them handwarmers that they can hold along with their bouquet.  They won't show in pictures, but they will help to keep their hands warm!  I've seen this done before, and the bridesmaids really loved that the bride thought of them and their fingers!!

5.  Smile and relax!!  Remember how much time you put into planning this very special day?  Instead of stressing about it, your wedding day is the day that you actually get to enjoy all of your hard work!  Get to dancing and enjoying yourself!! :)

     Hopefully these couple of tips will help you all to have a wonderful wedding day!!  Do you have additional tips from your experiences?  Leave them below in the comments section to help other brides with things you have learned!!  Happy planning!! :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Falling in Love with Fall!

     Happy first days of October!!  I will be honest, October is my favorite month of the entire year!  Maybe I'm a little biased since my birthday is this month, but I just love all the beautiful fall colors with the changing leaves, the switch from shorts and flip-flops into jeans and boots, and curling up with a warm blanket and nice cup of tea!  I also think that October can be a beautiful month for weddings, especially when you play off of the colors that are already a part of fall!

     For fall weddings, I love the idea of rich colors, whether more regal like deep purples and golds or more earthy like rustic oranges and reds.  Whatever your color combination, I think it's great when you can play off the colors of the season, especially if you are having an outdoor wedding!  Especially here in Colorado, we all know that snow can hit at the most unexpected times, but the colors of fall do stick around for quite awhile, especially in October.

     At the wedding venue I work for, we had some beautiful centerpieces that were quite creative and played off of some of those fall colors I've been talking about.  On a copper plate, they had a couple different bottles.  The first was a clear bottle with the bottom cut out of it.  These they filled with wine corks because they were big wine drinkers.  You have the potential to fill this with other things that mean a lot to you such as strips of sheet music (for a musical couple), ticket stubs (if you enjoy going to movies or concerts), or even mini basketballs/footballs/baseballs (for the sportsfans).  They also made beautiful candleholders out of wine bottles that they then cut down to various heights.  The rich greenish color of the bottles let a little bit of light through from the LED light candles they placed inside.  They filled each bottle with a littl bit of sand, too, to help hold the candle in place.  These candleholder bottles were wrapped in a copper-colored ribbon with a tiny piece of robin egg blue ribbon on top to add a pretty pop of color.  They also had a tiny vase of flowers to add some color and greenery to the tables.  They looked simply gorgeous on the tables!  Take a look!!  Are you having a Fall wedding?  What will your centerpieces look like or what are your colors?  Hopefully this helps in your continued planning of your fall wedding!  More ideas and tips will be posted next week!!  Happy planning!! :)