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Are you keeping everyone HAPPY?

September 6, 2008

The secret to a joyful celebration is remembering all the other people involved in your day. Here are a few ideas that will make you bride of the year.

1. Treat your attendants like the friends they are and not like servants.

2. Trust your mom with at least one major job(working with the florist, tracking RSVP’s.

3. Ask your dad’s opinion about something important – the menu, the wine, whether Aunt Velma will be offended if the band plays heavy metal, whatever – so he knows he is a vital part of the day and not just a check writing machine.

4. Let your vendors do what they do best; resist the urge to micromanage.

5. Create a registry that fits everyone’s budget; include some group gifts.

6. Choose outfits that all of your bridesmaids can afford.

7. Limit the break between the ceremony and reception to no more than one hour.

8. Arrange pre- and post- reception transportation for guests who can’t- or don’t want to- drive.

9. Personally greet every guest at the ceremony or reception.

10. Make sure the music isn’t so loud that it drowns out conversation.

11. Have cool drinks, fans, and shade ready, if hot weather is in the forecast.

12. Offer a vegetarian entree choice if you know several guest are not meat eaters.

13. It’s a long day for everyone, so start on time and keep the toasts to a minimum.

14. Don’t forget to feed your photographer and the band; sandwiches are just fine.

15. Be kind to the singles. Don’t throw them all together at one big table – being unmarried or dateless isn’t a conversation starter. Instead, seat them with people, unaccompanied or not, who share similar interests or backgrounds and with whom they’ll be compatible.


My Wedding

July 13, 2008

I just thought I would share my wedding with you. I was married on July 8, 2006. I can’t believe the last two years have flown by. The 7 months we planned the wedding seemed to drag on much to do and so little time. Our original plan was to get married on a glacier in Alaska, due to running his business my father and step-mother could not make the trip. So since I wanted my father to walk me down the isle and his sadness of not being there we decided to have our wedding here and go to Alaska for our honeymoon. I wanted the wedding to be a reflection of my future husband and I. I also didn’t want to go broke. So I decided to do as much as I could myself and with the help of a few wonderful people. I realized what items were most important to us and worked my budget around them. It was not a platinum wedding but a true reflection of who we are.

My arch! I bought the lighted arch at Michaels using a coupon and decorated it with silk flowers, garland and tulle on eBay. With the help of my future husbands family we spent a day putting everything together. It was special for us to be married under something that was created with love.
I love sweets! So I created a candy bar. I ordered organza bags and customized ribbon to fill with customized M&M’s. I also ordered the customized labels and placed them on different kinds of candy.

I couldn’t resist the M&M cake topper I found on eBay..well that had to go on the grooms cake..LOL. Photobucket

Here is the entry table, my wedding cake, and the guest tables. And who couldn’t forget the bubbles. Photobucket



Just Married Photobucket