Thursday, April 30, 2009

Broadcast your wedding


In the past we blogged about reducing cost of your wedding by reducing your guest list you can review the article here. How many of your closest friends and relatives are there on your 150 guest count. We must admit, we want everyone to share this most precious moment of our lives. You don't want to invite people to your ceremony and not to the reception. We are talking anywhere from $40 to $96 per guest for dinner at venues also providing catering services. Now lets add in linens (chair covers, napkins, etc), favors, place cards, invitation, and thank you notes...just to start. You just added maybe another $20 for one person.
Wow, didn't think of that did you.

So what do you do? If you really just want people to see the ceremony.


Broadcast your wedding live!



There are several broadcasting networks to use for your wedding. IdoStream.com is one of the few out there. The basic package begins at $349. You can have up to 50 viewers and on demand access for up to 30 days after your wedding.


If you are a DIY bride you have the option to receive the equiptment and handle everything yourself. You can also provide the name of your videographer and have IdoStream and the videographer take care of everything. If you do not have a videographer IdoStream is partnered with over 200 videographers throughout the United States that would be happy to work with you.


For more information please visit http://www.idostream.com/


Friday, April 24, 2009

Vendor Spotlight

Everything But The Dress: Debbie Lowery
(Wedding Wishes Contest Vendor)



Your name: Debbie Lowery
Company Name: Everything But The Dress
Website: www.itseverythingbutthedress.com
Blog: www.itseverythingbutthedress.blogspot.com
Years in Business: 1 ½ years
How did you get started: After our daughter got married, my family and I decided we would start our own business using what we learned while planning her wedding
Best advice you can give to a bride: Have fun! You need to remember that your wedding day is just that…..a day; but a marriage, now that should last a life time!
What has been your strangest request: Nothing strange so far
Do you work with an assistant: Yes, my husband and 2 daughters, they work for food
What would you say is your style: Easy going, we’ll help brides find the accessories, favors and gifts they’re looking for, even if we don’t carry it
Who is the person you most admire: My Pastor, he reminds us often to always remember those who are less fortunate
Who is the person that inspired you: My husband Don and my 2 daughters Megan and Lauren
What is your proudest moment in your business: I have 2: Every time someone trusts our company enough to place an order with us and, when a bride tells me they’ve been to our web site, heard of us or still have my business card from a year prior

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Our new logo

Hello everyone I am happy you to introduce our new logo:

Thank you to I Do Originals. Our new website will be launching soon... be sure to check back.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wedding Wishes Contest

We decided to push the contest back a month. The new deadline is May 30th. So get your stories written or video together and send them in.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Real Weddings: Ruby and MIke

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs. Mike and Ruby Marquez! They were wed on March 21, 2009 at the Jacksonville Zoo. I met them over a year ago and it was so much fun planning this wedding and getting to know them better.


The ceremony took place in the Gardens of Trout River Plaza
The cookies and cream cake was provided by Etiquette of Chocolate
The reception took place at the Range of the Jaguar, decorated in turquoise and black.




Floral arrangements were the fantastic creations of Kelley's Bloom Room

All photographs are the courtesy of the wonderful Corinna Hoffman Photograhy