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Thursday, September 24, 2009

How Important Is A Rain Plan?

Planning an outdoor wedding for next spring or summer? It is very important that you don't forget to plan for rain. They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck. But honestly, who wants it to rain on their wedding day?
Is it your dream wedding to get married outside with nature as your background decor? An outdoor wedding is a dream for so many brides, especially in the south. But the fact of the matter is a gray sky, soggy ground, or an all out rain storm can put a damper on the day that you have dreamed of your entire life!
I can't begin to tell you how important a rain plan is. It is your Plan B in case Plan A is not on option. If you are planning to have the ceremony or your cocktail reception outside, remember to ask your wedding venue, "What if it rains?" Do they have space for you to move inside or do you need to be proactive and rent a tent for the day "just in case"?


Monday, September 21, 2009

Ways to Cut Wedding Costs (Tip #2)

I wanted to share with you another great way to save money on your wedding during the recession. But this is a great tip to use no mater what the economy is doing. Think about having your wedding on an off peak day! Saturday is the standard wedding day for most people so naturally it is the most expensive day to rent space for a wedding. However wedding venues do offer discounts if you choose to have your wedding on a Friday or Sunday though. You could save some money, be a little creative at the same time, and still have the wedding of your dreams!

Monday, September 14, 2009

What is a Groom's Cake?

In the south, we do things a little different. We have a tradition called the groom's cake. Everyone knows that almost everything involved in a wedding is about the bride. But we don't want to forget about your better half though.

The groom's cake is all about the groom and his interests. If he loves football, then have a football cake. If he is in the Air Force, then have an Air Force cake. It is all about him. Of course, having an excuse to have another cake never hurt anyone!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Congratulations Zoe and Tino

My team and I traveled to Athens, Georgia for this one, but it was so worth it! It is official. Zoe and Tino are now husband and wife. As usual, I was the first person to greet our couple, congratulate them, and welcome them into the world of holy matrimony.

It was a special ceremony complete with the bride's father giving her away and officiating the ceremony. Not to mention the church was full of guests that absolutely loved the choir's selections.

We rushed them off from the church to their reception so that they could enjoy their first meal as husband and wife in a private room. Before it was time to make their BIG entrance.

I must admit having your wedding reception at an art museum is a wonderful and creative idea. Guests were able to walk around and enjoy the exhibits, sit down and eat dinner while watching a slide show of the newlyweds, enjoy the candy buffet we set up in the lounge area, and order drinks from the bar.

So down the grand staircase they went where they were greeted by African musicians and dancers. We all had a great time watching them dance their first dance. Then it was time for everyone else to join it.

Congratulations Zoe and Tino! You make a lovely couple and you have a great group of family and friends. Who could ask for anything more?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Gobo or go home!

I know the saying is "Go big or go home", but I just love gobos! What could be better than having your name up in lights? It is an unforgettable sight to have you and your new spouse's name up on a wall or even in the middle of your dance floor announcing to everyone who you are. It is a wonderful focal point at your wedding reception. Your lighting company can design a custom gobo monogram to fit your style. The sky is the limit. So gobo or go home!

Going Green Tip

Many Eco-friendly brides are concerned about ways to go green for their wedding and reception. One simple yet very important thing to remember is to make sure that your reception venue and caterer agree to recycle all bottles and cans from the food and beverages consumed on your big day. Make sure recycling bins are available and clearly marked for your guests as well.