Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall and Winter Interns

We are currently interviewing for our fall/winter internship. We are looking for hardworking, creative, motivated, individuals. You must make a three month committment and have a flexible schedule. Some of the responsibilities you will be:

■Emailing clients

■Attending workshops

■Contacting vendors

■Writing blogs and more

Please send you resume and a short paragraph of why you want to become a wedding planner. Please send resumes to

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Space...The Final Frontier

Okay its not the final but it should be the first thing you have in mind when you are booking a venue. Here are some tips on the things you need to consider when booking your venue.

1. Does it fit your budget? Your reception will take up the majority of your budget. This includes the venue, food, decor, etc. . The majority of bridal magazines say your reception should fall around 45 to 47%. So do not take up most of that on your venue. Unless, it is so spectacular you don't need much decor...which brings me to ....

The Hermitage: Throne Hall by Uhu
2. How much space needs decor? Some venues are just one big, wide, open space and in order to transfer it you need draping, dance floor, tables and get the point it starts to add up. The bigger the space the more you need to fill it. If your ceremony and reception are in same building that is great. You also need to consider, the entrance, the cocktail area, the reception area, are you going to have a lounge? If your cocktail area and your reception are not in the same area then you need to consider your bartender. Are there more than one? Do they have a portable bar?

3. What does the venue include? Does the venue include your tables and chairs? Always ask to see the space. Always ask to see the tables and chairs. Are they standard chairs (consider this when ordering chair covers). Do they have the tables you want? Most brides use the traditional round tables, but the venue may have square tables. Which means less people at a table, and more tables, and linens.

There are many other aspects you need to keep in mind while choosing your venue. You can learn more in our upcoming IDO Bridal Tea.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wedding Programs

Do you need them? Need is such a strong word. Wedding programs is like a stage bill for who is appearing in a play. If you have family out of town or friends and they don't know your wedding party or future spouses family than your wedding program tells who all is involved in your wedding. You should only have a program for your reception. A program for your ceremony is not necessary. You want your guest to enjoy your reception not checking the program to see what comes next. Try to coordinate all your paper products so they have the same flow.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Amazing, Simply Amazing

In the words of Usher..."Oh, oh, oh, oh OMG!" I feel like I cheated on my wedding ring just looking at this thing. Let's see where should I begin...the clarity, the triangular shape, the double diamond feature. Okay, its just breathtaking. This beauty is 10.9 carats, I would have a full time body guard and an entourage to admire it at every mile. I feel this ring was made for me, why do you ask? I love baguettes, I love the triangular shape, I even love the blue diamond. I could even sacarfice the platinum band for the yellow gold featured here. Want to learn how much its worth, click on the link below the ring. It would hurt my feelings to post the value here. In the meantime a girl can dream.

Happy Planning

Friday, September 10, 2010

Personalized Wooden Hangers by Ten23 Designs

Can you imagine when the photographer takes a picture of your wedding gown hanging on a personal hanger with your intials or names and wedding date on it. Ten23 designs has customized wooden hangers that come with either your initials, your names and wedding date, or even bride or groom. You can find them at their etsy shop here. Its all about the details. Would you like to win this hanger? Just leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing. You have until September 18th, which is this upcoming Saturday. The winner will be announced on our facebook page.

Happy Planning!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Now you see it...Now you don't

Everyone wants to look their very best for their weddng day. One thing that always grabs my attention  is a bride in a gorgeous gown...and her tattoo. I have nothing against tattoos,(I have one myself.LOL) but it does stand out against a wedding gown. I hear some brides say it is a part of them and they don't want to cover it up, but you also have the brides who had the ex's name tattooed on them at an early age and doesn't want David's name showing and she is marrying Steven.

You can ask your make up artist if she offers airbrush and can she cover your tattoo so it won't show. In addition to your make up fee, the fee for airbrushing can range from $25 to $45.

We have included some other temporary options.
3.5 fl ounces
1. Dermablend-This bottle cost about $26  and says it last about 16 hours. It recommends to avoid smudging to also apply the setting powder which is another $21.
2. ColorTration- Hypoallergenic. Available in 12 shades. It states that this can be used without a setting powder and covers up all types of skin flaws including covering tattoos. Although it says you don't need a setting powder it recommends you use a barrier spray. For both it would cost you approxiamely $49. You can also order a trial kit for $17. Dries quickly so its best to mix before applying. A little goes a long way.

3. Tattoo Camo-This product comes with the concealor and setting powder. It will cost you about $34.95. It also recommends the remover which is another$17.95 or you can buy the kit which includes all three products for $44.95.

 As with any product you should test out on a small area of your skin to check for reactions. You should also do a trial run before the big day.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Relax, Relay, Release

I try to stress to all my brides it is important to take time away from your wedding plans. One day, one week, or one month (depending how much time you have to plan) step away from your to do list and just take time to breathe. Go to the movies with your fiance, enjoy a spa day, girls night out, whatever you choose to do, don't think about wedding plans.Trying to do too much can make you feel overwhelmed. You are suppose to enjoy your wedding plans, as well as your wedding day. Let us handle the stress.