Have you chosen your bridal hair? When you go to your trials your hairstylist is going to want to see your ideas, including things you don’t like! I created a Pinterest Board of some cute hairstyles. I am sure a lot of you have done the same! Happy Pinning.
I love the Hunger Games. Katniss and the love triangle between Peeta and Gale plus the intensity from the games just pulls you in. Here is a wedding inspiration board that I put together. Thank you Pinterest!!!
Alcohol is a big expense at a wedding. Do you have to have it? No, however we see it at most of our weddings. It is very rare to have a dry wedding, and usually our dry weddings do it for religious purposes or for personal reasons rather than to save money.
We do see couples choosing to only serve beer and wine, or only serve a signature drink to help them save some money.
Your typical venue will have alcohol packages, so you don’t get the option of bringing in your own alcohol. But every now and then we have a venue (barn, museum, park) or backyard wedding where our couples get to bring in their own, and this is where they can save some extra cash.
A question we hear all the time is “how much do I buy?” I found on www.apraticalwedding.com a breakdown of how many servings are in each type of alcohol bottles.
1 bottle of wine = 5 servings
1 case = 12 bottles
750ml bottle of liquor = 18 servings (1.5 oz servings)
1 bottle = 1 serving of beer
1 full sized keg = 165 beers
So how much should you buy? A easy way to figure this out is 1 drink per person per hour of drinking time. This is a good estimate, even count in the people that aren’t going to drink because your going to have guests who will drink more than the one drink per hour.
Another idea is using an online tool to calculate how much you should buy. A good example of this is www.thealcoholcalculator.com.
Also make sure to factor in the guests who will be attending. Do you all like to hang out and drink wine on the weekend, or is it more of a beer crowd? It is smart to over-purchase where you think there could be some heavier consumption, because going out on an alcohol run does take some time and it takes our team away from your event! Cheers to you as you plan your special day!
You never know where you are going to see something that is interesting for our couples and today I found it on Good Morning America.
At-home parties are a fun way to get a group of friends together and have some fun. You see jewelry parties, makeup, Tupperware, food, wine, and those famous Pure Romance parties! But now you can even find your wedding dress at one.
Kirstie Kelly, who is an amazing dress designer, has created a service called Borrow Me at www.kirstiekelly.com where you can borrow dresses for $35, which includes shipping a dress, and have them delivered to your home. You then get to try them on from the comfort of your own home with all your loved ones around you.
Within one week from placing your order you will have your gowns ready for your party. You also get a consultant online that you can ask questions to while you are trying them on. After you receive your dresses you have 48 hours to return them.
You can also try bridesmaid dresses. If you find your dream dress you can buy it straight from their website which will take 12-14 weeks for your dress to be made and shipped to you.
I love this idea and the dresses that she has designed are gorgeous. The price for her dresses are anywhere between $400-$5000. So they are good for all budgets. If you are looking for THE dress or just want to have a girls night and try on some dresses make sure you check Kirstie Kelly’s gowns out!
Melanie King – TwoFoot Creative, Ann Arbor
I just love Katie & Tim, they are an amazingly beautiful couple inside and out! Enjoy their photos from the wonderful Melissa of A Girl In Love!
Check out this gorgeous snowy engagement session of Lauren & Brad by Lizzie Photo!