5 Things Worth Splurging on for your wedding in 2015
We know we know most everyone has a budget and most people don’t want to hear we think you should spend more on something but here ate out top 5 picks we really truly think you should send a little extra on in 2015. We give you the A-OK to splurge on the following!
1. An Extra Bartender
If you have over 125 people or an extra heavy drinking crowd. Even if you just plan on the extra bar tender for a portion of the wedding like from pre-ceremony beverages till the an hour after dinner (normally a 4 hour minimum) trust us your crowd will thank you for keeping the crowd at the bar moving.
2. Your Bouquet ( how often do you get to carry flowers?)
Come on its your big day and you get to choose so don’t skimp on your bouquet.
3. The Best Photographer in Town
Photos are worth a 1,000 words and trust us you will thank us if you opt for the best photographer you can find.
4. The DJ
And Music you cant wait to dance all night to for that matter!
5. Superfab shoes you can dance in all night.
If you are already set on super tall heels for the ceremony you aren’t sure you will be able to dance in make sure to plan for a second pair you can dance in.
Ok, ok we admit it we tried to get your attention with the title. We had to share these fabulous cakes because you know we love good cake!
This wonderful couple wed at a family friends estate on May 17, 2014.
It was a gorgeous wedding all around, from the perfect shade of pink pastel dresses on the bridesmaids and flower girls, to the great shade of gray on all the gentlemen and of course the beautiful bride who was beaming from ear to ear and looked spectacular the entire day.
The ceremony took place in the entryway of this amazing estate so the bridal party could use the amazing grand staircase. It was truly a grand entrance into the ceremony and great place to take photos.
The cocktail hour took place on the multilevel back patios. A perfect place to mix and mingle while the bride and groom took some photos.
The reception followed on the lower portion of the property where they called in All Occasion Rentals who set up an enchanting white tent, tables, chairs, candles, centerpieces, the dance floor and draping and finished it all off with just enough lighting to keep it romantic and a chandelier to keep it elegant.
The whole day was captured by a fabulous photographer Jodi B. and a special thanks for sharing all the photos!
We know it’s a little over due but a great big congratulations Mr & Mrs Fosher!
We always tell couples to pretend their wedding date is two weeks before their actual wedding date. It is a great way to motivate yourself to get things done. If you are lucky enough to stick to this plan and fit in getting everything done two weeks before the big day you will have some time to do all those last-minute things that always pop up. Then you can really enjoy the things that can only be done a few days before the big day like getting your nails done.
We love a great deal so we wanted to remind you that you can save a ton if you shop post-holiday sales. We love to look for color or season specific decor like red and pink vases and candy after Valentine’s Day, pastel cocktail napkins after Easter, and even green decor after St. Patrick’s day. Don’t forget it is always a great time to buy ribbon and so much more. You can score items at half-price or more if you hit the sales.
Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy shopping & savings!
Drive Your Directions
We recently read about this interesting tip in BRIDES Magazine and believe it is a tip well worth sharing! Before you send out your invitations recruit a friend who has never been to your venue to drive the Map Quest, Google Maps or Venue-provided directions to make sure they truly take you to the correct location.
This is a wonderful idea because there is nothing worse than ending up on a dead-end street and having no idea where or how to get to your destination. Keep in mind that not everyone has a fancy phone with a built-in GPS or navigation system. Remember that Grandma and Uncle John avoid cellphones and technology at all costs. If you know written directions are the only form of information they will use make sure they are clear and easy to follow.
If you happen to notice that Map Quest or Google directions take you to a dead-end share this information with them. They don’t have the time to drive every road and update every change all over the world so it may be possible to inform them about the updated streets in your neighborhood. If you discover this problem far enough in advance they may be able to update it before your wedding.
If you want to make driving directions a little more fun and personal we love the idea of Cartoon illustrated directions. They bring out the excitement you felt when you were a kid and dreamed of finding a map to buried treasure. You can attempt to make your own or venture to a shop that can create a custom map that incorporates fun, detailed places that are special to you. What is great about customized maps is they are easy to read, pleasing to the eye, extremely detailed, and one of a kind.
We found the following photos at: http://www.acartoonist.com/wedding.htm and something tells us this is going to be a growing trend with weddings.
Cartoon Save the Date