Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wedding Notes!!

Green is in! Green is quickly becoming not just a trend but a way of life.  Here are 12 simple green wedding ideas to incorporate on your wedding day.

12 Green Wedding Ideas!....

1. Use potted plants as centerpieces that double as favors!

2. Use the same floral arrangement at the ceremony and reception!

3. Nix the rice throwing, throw birdseed instead!

4. Select sustainably grown flowers for your floral arrangements!

5. Select a caterer who prioritizes locally grown produce!

6.  Donate leftover food rather than throwing it out!

7. Choose bridesmaids gowns that can be worn again!

8. Choose recycled gold wedding bands!

9. Buy Eco-friendly, customized gowns made of natural silk and cotton!

10. Send save-the-dates and directions via email or post them on your wedding website!

11. Set up carpools or arrange group transportation options if ceremony and reception are in  
     separate locations!

12. Purchase a CD of your photos from your photographer and let your family and friends view them 
     electronically rather than from hard copies!

Let's go green!! For more ideas and others see Perfect Wedding Guide! 

Perfect Weddings is a featured Bridal Boutique in the Perfect Wedding Guide!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wedding Notes!!


In the rush and urgency of wedding planning, many brides baulk at the prospect of completing a gift registry form.  It seems somehow to be awkward for many of them.  It feels wrong somehow to list all the things one "wants" on a list for others.  However, it would help if the bride looked at her time making "couple" appropriate gift selections as a service to her guests.  Wedding guests are going to bring or send a gift.  It will be so much easier if they were to know that what they selected matched the couple's preference.

What is likely to happen to most brides is that they will receive a portion of their registry preferences.  They may end up with pieces and parts of the china or crystal or silverware choices they made.  We urge them NOT to tuck gifts away awaiting the items that fill out the place settings for china or silver or crystal or all three.  Use your gifts and use them frequently!  So you don't currently have enough matching china, crystal or silver for a dinner party for six.  IMPROVISE!!

Take the items you have and create a memorable evening for guests- friends or family.  We support the concept of "What If?"  Use what you have to create an evening to remember!

Sooo..What if you:
Used a vegetable bowl to grow spring bulbs?
Used an eggcup for candlesticks?
Served juice in champagne glasses?
Used large wine glasses for desserts?
Iced champagne in a souffle dish?
Served parfaits in brandy sniffers?
Floated flowers in a goblet?
Filled dessert sherbets with nuts or mints?
Put fancy soaps in a fruit saucer in your bathroom?

Hmmm... What would happen if you used items for different functions? Nothing but applause and excitement for your creativity!

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Wedding Notes!!

Five genius guest book ideas...

2011 is about personalizing your wedding. Most brides ask "What can I do to make my Wedding stand out?" Here are 5 ideas from "The Knot" on individualizing your guest book.

1. Mail Call-  Leave out vintage postcards (of your wedding site or honeymoon destination) for your guests to write on and "mail".

2. Tree Love- Cut a cross section from a thick log, paint the middle and let guests "carve" a heartfelt message.

3. Just Your Type- Set up a Mad Men-esque typewriter and a sign instructing guests to click away.  Then organize all the notes in a binder.

4. Word Play- Bring out the kid in everyone with a stack of customized Mad Libs.

5. Cuddly Keepsake-  Ask Grandma to sew a special quilt and leave out fabric pens for guests.  Hang your new personalized blanket on the wall at home as a tapestry.

Perfect Weddings was named a 2010 pick by The Knot for "Best In Weddings" voted by local brides!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wedding Notes!!

Thoughts on Wedding Etiquette....

We know that nothing stays the same, not even wedding etiquette.  With friends and families scattered across the continents, a number of beautiful and time-honored marriage "rules" have had to adapt to a new society

Today, a busy guest is more likely to fill in a pre-printed response card than to send a hand written response card to a wedding invitation.  Members of the wedding party are apt to find details of the rehearsal dinner posted on the wedding website or sent directly to their email.

Does this mean that traditional etiquette is as out dated as the eight-track tape?  Definitely not!  This is especially true if the wedding is a formal affair.  A church ceremony, black tie reception and 200 guests still demands that attention be paid to protocol.  Our experienced consultants can be your best resource for doing the "right" thing.

What has not changed is that whatever rules the bride chooses to follow will be largely a matter of good sense, courtesy and practicality.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wedding Notes!!

Serving the Bride...

Because you seek a special look...because you want a unique wedding.. or because your taste is upscale, we invite you to let us help you find the wedding gown of your dreams.  We have been dressing brides beautifully for many years.

We are also a leader in service! Our trained consultants will offer advice and direction.  Dressing you beautifully, answering your questions and giving you guidance and confidence is our consultants motto!

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(740) 654-4696