Check out these fun and yummy snacks by Peter Callahan, famous food caterer. He is known for miniaturizing iconic comfort foods and whipping up one-of-a-kind meals. Now of course you may not be able to use Peter as he resides on the east coast, but check out some of the creative foods he has created and maybe you can get some fun, fresh ideas from him to use on your big day. Peter creates some yummy treats, like caprese tea sandwiches, again mini size and in one small bite! Our favorite are his lobster rolls! These look delicious!
A must have for every couple's wedding registry is a KitchenAid artisan stand mixer. These mixers can bring your baking to a whole new level! You will feel like a pro for sure. Every year they come out in new colors too. Last year's new shade was turquoise. This year it comes in Raspberry Ice, a vibrant shade of pink. These beauties are as yummy to look at as your baked goods will be to taste. A KitchenAid makes mixing things like cakes or double batches of cookies so much easier than a hand mixer. This is a must have for every couple's kitchen for now and years to come for all your mixing needs.
We mean it when we say 'years to come' too. One of our editors has had her KitchenAid mixer for over 20 years and it's still going strong!
Budget Early and Spend Money on What Will Last - When I was getting married my husband and I paid for our wedding ourselves. We got married a little later than most of our friends and family and so our parents had spent their money elsewhere by the time my Prince Charming arrived. When we sat down to make our budget I knew what was really important to me because it was going to be the only record of my wedding â?? my pictures! I knew a great photographer I wanted to work with and knew I had to find a way to afford her.
With a TINY budget I was forced to prioritize and get creative. I couldnâ??t afford a lot of thing that Iâ??d dreamed about, but I made it work. I borrowed my dress, had a good friend who had been a florist all through college help with the flowers and made the table linens myself (which we later turned into quilts and donated).
Despite a lot of â??DIYâ?? my wedding turned out just the way I wanted, and I have the amazing pictures to show for it. When youâ??re making your budget think about the things that are going to last into your future together. No one will remember what they ate 10 years from now, but you will remember how you felt on that day when you hire a photographer who can capture those memories and preserve them for you in an album.
Looking to add some personal touches to your wedding aisle way? Create a wedding that is as special as you with ideas that are different and unique to you and your spouse. As all eyes are on you, create an aisle runner that will wow your guests as you walk down. Check out these awesome personalized aisle runners from Marilyn Keepsakes! We absolutely love them! You can add your names and date and a script letter in the color of your choice. They have several to choose from as well as many other cool things!
Friday, December, 6 2013 • Budgeting • by Dynamite Weddings
There are many ways to find Cost friendly wedding venues. One thing to really look into is public parking. This will help with a big chunk of your venue budget. Double check with your local city authorities just to be sure about parking.
The Beach can be a free place to have a wedding ceremony, as is many churches for that matter. Other ideas include: Having your ceremony at a family member's home, or having the ceremony in your own back yard. If the wedding couple loves nature, it may be free or very inexpensive to have the wedding ceremony at a local zoo, nature reserve, or flower conservatory too.
There are many free or cost-effective wedding locations, but it will take a lot of research!
Metallics have been so popular in weddings lately. Metallics can range from gold, copper, platinum, and silver. These metallics add a great combination to each other as well as other colors to offer flexibility and versatility to your wedding theme. Metallics can feel subtle, industrial, chic, or regal depending on the design and shades used. How will you incorporate the metallic trend into your wedding?
Would you like to win a Napa Valley honeymoon? Of course you would! But first...did you pick out your engagement ring? Were you surprised by the engagement? Do you love your ring? These questions and more need to be answered to be entered to win! Take the survey at bridalguide.com/jewelrysurvey and you will be automatically entered to win a 5 night stay at River Terrace Inn set in the heart of Napa Valley, CA. Good luck!
Incorporate momentos from loved ones that are no longer with you. A snip of your grandmother's wedding dress sewn to the inside of yours, your grandfather's ring pinned to a seam, a locket with family photos strung on ribbon, attached to your bridal bouquet.
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!