Monday, December 31, 2012

The 3rd Episode of The Wedding Planners

I'm so excited to share with you the 3rd episode of The Wedding Planners!  Our holiday episode is chalked full of laughter!  Thank you so much for all the views and positive feedback since our debut episode back in October and I'm sure the 3rd episode will not disappoint!  We will be talking about wedding cakes and  with Mary Winslow of Cake Chicago; great DJing tips from Harsh Singh of DJ Harsh Chicago; and how to prepare your face for wedding day make-up from celebrity make-up artist Sonia Roselli.

The Wedding Planners holiday set created by Daniel's Florist and Art of Imagination
It wouldn't be a holiday episode of we didn't dress the part! LOL!
Holiday kisses to you from The Wedding Planners!
The Wedding Planners with their guests Sonia Roselli and DJ Harsh

Make sure to check us out at and share the 3rd episode with your friends!  And many thanks to Rush Event Photography and Video Productions for producing and directing a fab show!

Until next time...Watch The Wedding Planners and WEDologize!

Friday, December 28, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!

That moment after you have said "I DO" on a snowy winter day and you are in the arms of your new spouse as and he's protecting you with plain black umbrella from the failing snow.  This CAPTURED MOMENT is POWERFUL and WOW FACTOR for any wedding album. Simply a perfect moment!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit -Wistful Weddings)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Children and Wedding Planning

  Many couples are blending families and the adjustment for the child can sometimes be difficult. With all the wedding planning, the children could feel left out and it's very important to make them feel included during the planning process and on wedding dayYou do not want children to move forward into the marriage feeling resentful of their parent's new partner.

I've listed some suggestions below that just might help alleviate the "sad face".  Consider including a few, if not all, during your wedding planning.
  • Allow the child to be involved in a few of the planning meetings and give their opinion and make sure to take them on appointments with you.
  • Give the children perimeters, but allow them to select their attire for wedding day. 
  • During the unity candle lighting or sand ceremony, have the child join you both at the altar and make them apart of this important ceremony. 
  • Ask the children to come the altar before the pronouncement of husband and wife, and ask the minister to pronounce you as "Husband, Wife and Family". 
  • During the ceremony, present the children with a loving token like a necklace or bracelet to show them they play an important role in the new family. 
  • Include the children in the engagement photo session and display not only couple photos during the reception, but photos showcasing the "new" family. 
  • Have a kids table with goody bags and treats during the reception.
Until next time...WEDologize!

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Inspired By The Holidays!

As the Christmas holiday approaches, I'd like to wish all of the WEDology by Dejanae Events readers a VERY safe and happy holiday season!  Please enjoy this silver and red inspiration and enjoy the holiday season with family and friends!!! xo

Until next time...Happy Holidays and WEDologize!

(photo credit - cake; wedding gown; bouquet, red shoes, specialty cocktail, mirrors)

Friday, December 21, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!

I love the GLAMOUR and SEXINESS of the sequin black linens, but what really sends it over the top is the lemon-colored satin napkin!  HAUTE with that gorgeous orchid placed perfectly on top with the modern menu peaking out of the napkin. MODERN ELEGANCE at it's BEST!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Blast Off! The Wedding Countdown!

As a wedding planner in the game for over 12 years, wedding timelines are a staple when working with couples. NEVER hire a planner that is not willing to create one! There are plenty of tasks that need to be accomplished before the big day and I've listed a few things based on a monthly breakdown as you journey to your wedding day.

Based on a 9 month calendar, these mentionables will need to be checked off your checklist at latest by the month listed:

Month 9
Select your ceremony and reception location
Contact the Officiant

Month 8
Hire your photographer and/or videographer

Month 7
Order your gown, attendants gowns and mother's gowns

Month 6
Select your invitation ensemble/suite

Month 5
Order your wedding cake

Month 4
Hire your DJ and/or reception entertainment

Month 3
Make final selection for men's attire

Month 2
Mail your in-state wedding invitations

Month 1
Get your marriage license

Week of Wedding
Confirm all arrangements with hired vendors
Have wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit - Image Makers Photography)

Monday, December 17, 2012

10 Ways to Include Your Groom!

Most people, including the groom, accept the fact that the wedding is mostly about the bride and what she wants on that special day. But I'm seeing more often the groom wanting to play a role in the planning of their wedding day. Heck "Groomzillas" have even surfaced in some cases! But if your groom isn't participating as much as you'd like...I've listed some ideas to make him feel special and join in the planning process.

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  1. The funniest thing to see at a wedding reception is a Groom's Cake that reflects the groom's personality or hobby. Make sure to include his favorite cake flavor. I had a groom's cake for a construction worker/Bears fan and the cake was a blue and orange hammer. Love it!
  2. Have a couples shower in which both the bride and groom are celebrated by family and friends.
  3. Present a video at the reception with pictures, set the the groom's favorite music, of the groom's life leading up to wedding day.
  4. I just had a bride do one of the most beautiful things I've seen in my 12 years as a planner. She wrote a poem for her groom and had it read aloud by one of her dear friends right before she walked down the aisle. I *heart* that idea!
  5. If you are a dancer or singer, do a special tribute to your groom at the wedding reception.
  6. When registering, include the groom and let him register for some of those fun man items!!
  7. Get the groom a sentimental pre-wedding gift or a massage the eve of the wedding.
  8. You both should work with the band or DJ to make sure some of the groom's favorite songs are played during the reception.
  9. Have the groom control one aspect of the planning process (photography, entertainment, transportation, etc.).
  10. ...and last but not least, invite him to all the planning meetings with your wedding planner even if he's unable to attend.
Until next time...WEDologize!

Friday, December 14, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!

The GLAM presentation for these guest thank you meringue favors is uber fabulous!!!  How swank to have this lovely boxes presented on the guest's plate or seat.  Or better yet, have them laid out on a gorgeous table of lush linens for your family and friends to take as they leave one your dream-filled wedding reception. LOVE IT!!!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit - WedLuxe)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy 12.12.12!!!

It's 12.12.12 - December 12, 2012!  Do you realize that today is the only day in calendar history that the day of the week, day of the month and year are the same numbers?!?!  It will never happen again in our lifetime so I think that's a cause for celebration! Inspired by black and gold...I say celebrate in style!  And for the couples that picked today as their wedding day...CONGRATULATIONS!

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit - Dolce & Gabbana; Sweet and Saucy Shop and Wedding Style Magazine)

Monday, December 10, 2012

2013 Color of the Year!

Well Pantone has spoke and here it is...the 2013 color of the year...((drum roll))...EMERALD!  With this said, I like the idea of this color, much more than last year's color selection.  Now let's see if Pantone will be correct once the wedding planning season gets underway.

Below is a little inspiration to get those juices flowing should you decide to add Emerald as one of the colors for your wedding day.

And what's an inspiration post without a FABULOUSLY designed emerald-colored cake.

Until next time...WEDoloigze!

(photo credits - cuff bracelet; shoes; gown; nail polish; chair cover; bouquet; invitations)

Friday, December 7, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!

What a gorgeous display for champagne!  This tower is amazingly beautiful!  Can you imagine entering into the cocktail hour and before seeing your escort card seeing this lush champagne tower?!?!  WOW Factor to the fullest with a touch of femininity added with the dainty pink ribbon detail.  Love it!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit - Martha Stewart Weddings)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Some Wedding Don'ts!

Every bride wants the perfect wedding day, but becoming a bridezilla isn't very attractive to your fiance', family, friends or vendors.  Going on almost 13 years of planning fab weddings and events, I have seen a thing or two.  Below are a few ways to eliminate that unwanted stress from your wedding planning process:

  1. Don't be a "SuperBride"!  You can't do everything.  Enlist help from your attendants, family and friends for those special projects.  They'll feel included and you won't have those tension headaches.
  2. Please do not include registry information on your wedding invitation.'s just tacky.  Get the word out about where you are registered on your wedding website, bridal shower invites or through word of mouth.
  3. Don't boss your bridesmaids or wedding party around.  They are adults and spending both money and time to be apart of your special day.  Being disrespectful isn't the path your want to take when planning your wedding.
  4. Don't have those gigantic breaks between your ceremony and reception.  Having guests wait longer than 2 hours before your reception begins is a sure why to loose guests.  And having them travel from one side of town to the next to get to the reception is another guarantee you paid for an empty seat.
  5. Don't alienate your fiance'.  Include them in on the details even when you think they aren't listening or won't have any input.  It's not just your day, but his also.  Plus, this is a way to start developing negotiating skills ;)

Until next time...WEDologize!

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Postage Rates Are Increasing...Again!

On January 27, 2013 postage rates will increase AGAIN.  Get your Forever Stamps now for those save-the-dates, wedding invitations and thank you notes you will be sending this spring.  The new rate charges are below:
  • Letters (1oz.) — 1-cent increase to 46 cents
  • Letters additional ounces — unchanged at 20 cents
  • Postcards — 1-cent increase to 33 cents
  • ...and USPS is introducing a new GLOBAL stamp that will allow you to mail a one-ounce letter anywhere in the world for $1.10.


Self Mailers a.k.a. Seal and Send Invitations must be able to go through the machines WITHOUT damage.  If damage occurs, they will need to be "hand cancelled" a.k.a. hand stamped for an additional $.20.  This change will take effect on January 5, 2013. 

Until next time...WEDologize!

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