On the big day make sure you designate one of your right hand girls to be your bathroom assistant. The duties of the brides bathroom assistant include: helping her with her shoes, making sure her dress looks right, carrying extra accessories in case she may need something, and most of all helping her use the restroom!
You need to make sure both bride and bride's bathroom assistant are comfortable enough with one another. Make sure this gal knows you well in case of an emergency. Try your sister or maid of honor, both great choices!
Now that Halloween is a day away&how will you carve those pumpkins? These days everyone gets so imaginative with pumpkin carving. Why not do bride and groom pumpkins? Or maybe you want to go Martha Stewart and do a fall scene and keep the pumpkins after Halloween to use for fall wedding. Martha even has some awesome templates on her website from birds in cages, to spooky spiders, wild felines and evil witches. Which one will you use? Check www.marthastewart.com for more pumpkin carving templates. Happy haunting!
Wedding professionals recommend that you don't leave wine bottles on the table at your wedding. They look beautiful but can be quite wasteful. By the end of the night you might have a few cases of partially drunk wine left over at the wedding. Instead, let circulating servers do the pouring or deliver wine by the glass to your wedding guests.
The wedding rehearsal is followed by a dinner for members of the wedding party. The groom's parents traditionally are responsible for the financial obligation of the rehearsal dinner, however any other close relative or friend may do the honor. All attendants, the bride and her fiancé's immediate families, the officiate and spouse, as well as any out-of-town guests are included on the guest list. Family and friends of the bride or the host may also be invited. It is considerate to invite the spouse or significant other of each attendant.
The rehearsal dinner is usually held in a private home or a restaurant and is as formal or informal as the host would like, just so long as the wedding remains the main attraction. At some point during the evening, the best man offers a toast to the bride and groom. The groom then follows with a toast to his bride and her parents. The bride may follow with a toast to her groom and his family. If the attendants gifts have not already been passed out, now is the time to do so. An early evening is suggested as the events of the following day will be exhausting. The bride and her attendants will appreciate their beauty sleep.
Tuesday, March, 4 2014 • Planning • by Dynamite Weddings
Here are a few things to think about one day prior to your big day from Bride Magazine
1 day wedding checklist:
- assemble the wedding-day tips in envelopes
- reconfirm all pickup times and locations with the limousine and/or shuttle company
- go for a mani and pedi (get waxing or facials no fewer than four days before)
- hold the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
Monday, March, 3 2014 • Florals • by Dynamite Weddings
These hand crafted and unique bridal bouquet text tile can make a lasting impression on your way down the aisle and serve as a keepsake after the wedding day. Attached with the silky blue cord included, this could be your something new and something blue.
Black tie weddings are very popular! Sometimes it's nice to polish up and dress up in your finest outfit. We have also been seeing a lot of Jackie O Gloves at weddings these days. Many brides and guests have both been wearing this classy item as a fashion statement and to keep those little fingeros warm!
When wearing this gorgeous accessory make sure you have the right length for your arm. You can choose from short gloves that end at your wrists, medium gloves that come half way of your forearm, or long gloves that end just below your elbow. Trying them on is essential considering all our arms are different sizes! Also make sure to try the gloves on with your ensemble prior to the event!
If you're planning your wedding for the warmer summer months, consider having lighter fare than serving a full sit down meal. People tend to eat less when it's hot anyhow, so consider more of a tasting with smaller portions.
Many couples marrying from different backgrounds are now combining their two traditions to create a fun, original wedding. Nowadays you can possibly see two ceremonies and many different traditions incorporated into the reception to make for a personal day that allows everyone to experience new things.Photo courtesy of The Memory Journalists
Are there landmarks in your city that help define it? Consider including these locations in your photos with you and your new husband, if they're not too far. Your photographer may have many creative ideas on how to incorporate the important couple and the historic location.
Have you met Monica and Marvin yet? These two have the best insight on everything weddings from the wedding checklist to fancy wedding ideas. They might look like a couple of monkeys, but they know their fare share about your big wedding day! Marvin likes to take the wedding planner duties and Monica comes up with clever wedding ideas, but also keeps everyone on track with her amazing wedding checklist. These two are always open to questions and willing to help at anytime!