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The Fabulous 2018 Wedding Year

Greetings for the New Year!

So……it’s time to either begin or finish your wedding plans. If you haven’t secured your major vendors, I recommend starting today! Then move into the intricate details one by one.

What colors are you choosing? Ultra Violet is the Pantone color of the year and it is vibrant and beautiful. Don’t feel pressured to choose violet but try a blend of your favorite colors or tones to enhance the entire wedding.

Ceremony and Reception venues ballrooms or outdoors? Think about your specific personalities. Are you outdoor enthusiasts or do you prefer indoor sites? Will it be very hot on your wedding day?
Also consider your guests attending and those who may not be able to sit in the sun and heat.

Catering can be a bit of a challenge. Again, consider your specific favorites but remember dietary needs of those who may be attending. On a tight budget? You can try an afternoon event with lighter menu choices? Brunch can also save on the budget and offer your guests a great menu.

If you need help don’t hesitate to ask a trusted/dependable family member or friend, etc. to jump in and gets everything in progress.

Most of all remember this is YOUR wedding. Consideration on every aspect of the planning stages is important but be sure to make it yours by personalizing your special day!

Happy Wedding Planning,

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Ceremony Symbolism

Have you given much thought to your marriage ceremony and how it will unfold? It’s recommended you make this decision early in the wedding planning stages.

Are you being married in the church where you are a member? Interested in an outdoor ceremony? Will your reverend, priest, minister officiate outdoors?
Will you want to search for a non-denominational Celebrant to create and deliver your personalized ceremony? By making this decision early you will be able
to coordinate your preferred date with the officiant who will perform your ceremony. What a disappointment it would be to select a date and make a deposit
on a reception location only to discover your officiant can’t be there for you.

In a non-denominational ceremony you can select from various types of symbolism to personalize the entrance to your day with unique ritual. Sand ceremonies,
hand fasting, rose ceremonies, time capsules and even chemical reaction unity can all be incorporated into the big moments. Do keep in mind that marriage ceremonies
within your church are specifically a part of the denomination and may not be adjustable. Be sure to schedule an appointment with your minister or Celebrant to discuss all of the
details before moving forward.

Happy Wedding Planning!

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Yes, spring has sprung and weddings are on the move! What a beautiful time of the year to celebrate with family and friends as you tie the knot.

The choices are unlimited when it comes to color, flowers, accessories and fashion.

You can accomplish gorgeous end results by working closely with your wedding professionals and asking for advice. Be sure to offer your thoughts and perhaps you already know the choices you want to make.

The wedding day is the time to make a statement about who you are as a couple. Your family and friends will offer advice and always be gracious for their input. They are only trying to help.

From the ceremony to the throwing of the bouquet and last dance, enjoy every minute of the happy occasion.

Wishing all the best,

Where is Everything?

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Are You Ready for your 2017 Wedding?? TRY THESE HINTS!

Okay, your wedding is planned for August, 2017…..check
You’ve already booked your major vendors (venue, photographer, cake, and all the rest)…..check

The big question is:


It’s time to start reviewing everything, checking back with your wedding professionals (vendors), and everyone who is going to be a part of your day.
Did you select the cake flavors?
What time will your vendors arrive?
Selected the important photos you’d like to have?
Make a schedule of when final payments are due?
Spoken to your church or secured a non-denominational minister to officiate?

Yes, and there’s so much more. If you are feeling stressed about all of this, why not speak with a wedding planner who can help your day flow with ease and success?
Even if you’ve planned everything yourself so far, a wedding planner/coordinator will work with you approximately one month before the big day. She/he will make sure
you have all the answers to the above questions and plan your wedding day timeline. The fee will be well worth it so you, your family and guests can relax and enjoy the
day without having to work.

Now’s the time to get everything in gear!

Wishing you the very best,

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Beautiful Winter Weddings

Well, you are only a few weeks, or months away from the winter wonderland wedding you’ve been planning for months! Have you thought about the following?

A few planning tips:

~ Holiday lodging and travel for your guests? (Air, train and road travel can be very hectic during holidays and especially if inclement weather occurs. Do whatever you can in advance to help your bridal party and guests make this an enjoyable and safe celebration.

~ Incorporating Christmas and winter accessories can add to the beauty of the day. Think it through. You don’t have to “theme” your entire day, but be sure to add lovely touches to coincide with the season.

~ The Ceremony – If you have always loved certain Christmas or winter poetry and prose, why not tie it into the ceremony readings in an eclectic way?

~ Winter is a time when we like to relax and enjoy cozy atmospheres. Using lounge furniture in special areas will let your guests know you want them to stay and enjoy the celebration.

Hoping your wedding day is a memory of a lifetime!

Happy Planning!

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Where is Everything?

Where is Everything?

img_2166-1Planning an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception is an adventure. Everywhere we look signs are posted for decor and your guests convenience. Planning the big event in a park, renovated barn, forest walking track or outdoor historical venue property, signage can be a very important part of the day.

Signs are being written on old glass windows and doors, wood boards, picture frame glass, and so many more types of material to set your creativity in motion.

Some important topics you can include on your signs:

~ Which way to the ceremony with arrows as directional
~ The side you should sit on for the ceremony (Groom’s side, bride’s side, or pick a seat, not a side)
~ Table seating for the reception
~ Where and how to sign in for the guest register…..with unique ways to do this from map sign-ins to Jenga blocks.
~ Games, favors, etc.

Many of the signage pieces can be DIY varieties and many are created by good friends who are craft enthusiasts. Members of the bridal party or relatives will be overjoyed and honored to be included as a part of the wedding day by creating items for you.

Start planning early if you are interested in touches of signs for the big day.

Happy Wedding Planning!

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