Monday, July 29, 2013

Protecting Your Outdoor Wedding

You can pray, check the almanac and even do some type of ritual, but Mother Nature is ultimately in control of the weather on wedding day.  So when planning an outdoor ceremony and reception you must prepare for inclement weather.  In addition to Plan B...a location to hold the wedding indoors...there are some ways to prevent bad weather from ruining your wedding day. 

If it's HOT:
  • Use a paddle fan, made from thick card stock, as your wedding program
  • Have a beverage station of ice tea, lemonade and bottled water for guests to grab as they arrive to the ceremony and/or reception and take their seats
  • Mini battery-operated fans on a hot day make the BEST guest favors and are greatly appreciated

If it's COLD:
  • Have shawl's in a basket near the ceremony and/or reception site for guests to ward off the breeze
  • Keep warm beverages like coffee, hot tea, hit cider and cocoa nearby for guests to partake should they become chilly
  • Rent a few heaters to keep your guests warm

If it RAINS:
  • Encourage guests (via your wedding invitation) to bring umbrellas if you are marrying during the rainy season
  • Purchase you the ladies in your wedding party, and you too, heel protectors so that your shoe heels do not sink into the moist soil

But as a courtesy, make sure your invited guests know that the ceremony and/or reception will be held outdoors.  You can include this note within your invitation suite or on your wedding website.  It's also a must to let your hired vendors know so that they can plan accordingly.

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit - Rush Photography & Videography)

Friday, July 26, 2013

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

Gorgeousness doesn't only have to be represented in bouquets and table centerpieces!  Check out this WOW Factor arrangement for the reception bar.  JAW-DROPPING in a sleek black vase with delicate white flowers.  Don't you agree?

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

Photo credit - Colin Cowie Weddings

Friday, July 19, 2013

Ice Cream Is My Friend!

In honor of July being National Ice Cream Month and Sunday, July 21st being National Ice Cream Day...I salute of my favorite year-round treats!!!

A sundae bar would make a GREAT interactive treat for your wedding reception guests.

Until next time...WEDologize!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th of July Wedding Celebration

In celebration of our Country's birthday tomorrow, I thought it would be fine to create an inspiration board in honor of the Fourth of July.  Be safe and enjoy the holiday!!!

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit:  tablescape -; bride and bridesmaids -; invitation suite -; pinwheels -; sparklers - )

Monday, July 1, 2013

After The Wedding Gown Alterations

I have had brides that go through dramatic weight loss or have ordered a larger wedding gown. Then when it comes to alterations, they find the seamstress cutting away handfuls of their gorgeous wedding gown. Don't allow the bridal salon or tailor to keep your wedding gown "scraps"! They are've paid for them...and can sometimes use those scraps within your wedding decor. Take a look:

Handle to your bridal bouquet
Tie, vest and/or pocket square for the groom
Purse or money/card bag
Accent your guest book

Don't let pieces of your gown go to the scrap pile cemetery, do something with them if you can.

Until next time...WEDologize!

(Photo credits: bouquet -; groom tie -; purse -; guest book -


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