Wedding GPS: Tiffany Themed Bridal Shower

Tiffany Themed Bridal Shower for Bride to Be Nakia!

We had a great time at the “Nakia & Co.” themed bridal shower! Tiffany blue, black, and white were carried throughout all of the decor and even to the Tiffany Blue Punch. Guests received custom Tiffany themed cookies as favors and munched on brunch. Custom games were created by Rosemint Inc. and one of the bridesmaids created a very cute custom frame.

 

Guests were greeted with strands of pearls as part of the “Don’t Say Wedding” Game. If anyone got caught saying “wedding”, the whistle blower got to take their pearls. The guest with the most pearls at the end of the shower won a prize.

 

The menu included delectable brunch items. French toast, shrimp and grits, bacon, salmon croquettes, fresh fruit, fried chicken, waffles, and salad rounded out the buffet.

 

 

The Tiffany blue bar offered Tiffany Blue Punch and your choice of mimosas! Also, custom “Nakia & Co.” labels were added to the water bottles.

 

 

Here is the fabulous frame made by one of the bridesmaids! You also see themed photo props on the table.

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Table settings and favors are shown below.

Saved the best for last…the gorgeous bride to be! Yes, her shirt reads “All I Need Is Bottomless Mimosas”.

 

 

 

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Wedding GPS: Making Travel Plans for Your Destination Wedding

Be Your Own Agent!

We whole-heartedly believe in leaving things to the professional, especially when it comes to event coordination 😉 But with all of the easily accessible travel deals available, booking your destination wedding can be completely DIY!

  1. Here is a list of the best world travel sites from Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertadams/2016/03/29/the-worlds-best-travel-websites/#73d6bf085635

 

2. TV Host Dana Simone (bit.ly/DatGirl) recommends Your Local Cousin when traveling abroad. You get insider information from locals of the actual destination that you are considering! Use Dana Simone’s coupon code for a discount. Coupon Code: YLC-10

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3. Check with your major credit card concierge for travel deals and perks. You may be surprised at the offers and built in extras that you are missing out on!

4. Directly contact the hotel or resort of your desired locale and find out what types of wedding or honeymoon packages they offer. Because your guests will be traveling also you can get an idea upfront on what type of room block discounts are available. You may even be able to negotiate a better rate or get some free add-ins.

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Wedding GPS: Headlines June 2016

Top News on Weddings

We love to look around the internet for the newest wedding news and stories. Staying on top of everything in regards to weddings helps us to do our job better and keep brides happy! Check out these top stories:

 

Read about the love stories of Harvard students soon to be wed:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/5/24/wedding-bells-2016/

 

We’ve been pretty lucky with our weddings. So far, everyone we’ve witnessed is still married and many have had recent new additions to the family. One bride who hired us to do her invitations canceled shortly after the invitations were mailed out, but today her and other half are happily wed with a month old baby!

Wedding cancellations do happen and can be devastating. In the end, it’s always best to do what you heart says! Read about how a bride bounced back after her wedding vision was crushed:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/fashion/weddings/canceled-weddings-what-to-do.html?_r=0

 

Who doesn’t love a little celebrity news? Check out who tied the knot this year:

http://www.wonderwall.com/celebrity/couples/celebrity-weddings-of-2016-34525.gallery?photoId=163746

 

Thrifting and I, It Was a Good Day

A hobby that I love, and that can save lots of $$$, is thrifting! Occasionally I’ll post some of my fabulous finds because what could be better than getting something for waaaayyy under retail?…

 

It’s always a gamble when I purchase earrings from anywhere because I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin when it comes to metals. As I’ve gotten older the sensitivity has increased. I can put earring in my ear and they will start burning immediately if they are not the right type. Anyway, back to the fabulous earrings and these darn near new Marc Jacobs sunglasses! Although I don’t believe in buying certain brands because of a name, that ideology goes out the window when it comes to March Jacobs. I’m a huge fan of the brand. And this fan got some Marc Jacobs aviators for only $24 bucks

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My favorite find is the vintage travel bag you see below. I’ve been carrying it as my purse and it’s the perfect size for all of my staple notebooks and planner. I added a vintage curtain tie (that I sometimes wear as a necklace) to add some pizzazz but it kept falling off so back to the drawing board I went.

 

 

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I gorilla-glued on a vintage clip on earring that my skin does not agree with and it stayed on a few days. I’ve accepted that this bag will just be worn plain. Unless you have any suggestions…send me a message please if you do!  ***UPDATE*** The earring has fallen off 😦 The gorilla glue didn’t work as well as I thought, but I’m not giving up!

 

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Thanks for checking out my thrift treasures!

 

Why You Need a Wedding Coordinator and Possibly a Wedding Planner

The question has been popped, the excitement has died a bit, and now it’s time to get down to business! Many couples try to wing it without a planner. Everyone (mostly everyone) eventually makes it to newly wed status, but those with a wedding planner are less stressed and can end up with more $$$ in their pocket. Wedding Planners can pull strings and make magic happen, where someone new to the wedding world can have troubles.

 

My number 1 reason for hiring a Wedding Coordinator:
More than likely it’s the most expensive day of your life and one of the most important. Any large, formal event you’d normally attend has an event manager and are planned by professionals. Your big day should be also be treated as such!

 

There are tons more reasons, but many have already written about this. Don’t just take my word for it!

 

Top 10 Reasons Why You Need a Wedding Planner
What Type of Wedding Planner Do You Need
We Didn’t Hire a Wedding Planner But Wished We Had

 

Diamonds!

Perhaps your amazing fiancee has already popped the question and presented you with the ring of your dreams, BUT it’s never too late to learn more about what you’ll be wearing on your left hand for the rest of your life! Feel free to share this informative link on diamonds with someone who is on the road to engagement.

http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Diamond

So tell us…what is more important to you: size or clarity?

“Life Together” vs “Party of a Lifetime”

So, you’ve decided to say “I do” or you want him to pop the big question, BUT why? We are all well aware of the US divorce rate and it seems that there are thousands of relationship articles popping up on the web everyday. With so much information, bad examples, and access to counseling, it seems some brides have aspirations to be just that but THAT’S IT! You can be a beautiful bride and have a beautiful life with the right person if the work is put in. Seeing long happy marriages makes me smile! All wedding pictures will last too, at least until they get put into the “I hate him/her” bon fire.

 

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