Don’t Forgo Your Wedding Rehearsal!

**5 Tips for a Successful Wedding Rehearsal! ** I get really excited about the Wedding Rehearsal! If you ever thought you didn’t need to do a rehearsal please think again. I don’t care how many weddings you have been to they are all different and the spacing and details for your wedding will need to be rehearsed to make sure everything runs smoothly! 1) First and foremost, your rehearsal and dinner should be held at least two days before the wedding if possible, so you and your groom have a chance to relax the night before the wedding so you both will look your best, and will be your best for your big day! 2) It’s a must that it take place at your Ceremony site. If that’s not possible (which is rare) then choose a location that you can try a mimic the space as best as possible. 3) Invite your bridal party and their spouses, parents, flower girl(s), ring bearer(s) and don’t forget the kids parents if they are not party of the bridal party. Your Officiant(most don’t come), grandparents if they will be part of the processional and any readers or people directly involved in the ceremony. It’s always better if every participant be there in order for the rehearsal to be successful. If someone is missing make sure there is space left for them and ask those who are nearest to the missing attendant, to guide that person on the wedding day. That way you ensure that the procession goes as planned. 4) Do a full run-through of the ceremony. This includes the recessional, processional...

5 Ways to Get Designer Style for Less

**5 Ways to get Designer Wedding Style for Less! ** Have you found the dress you love, only to find that it’s well beyond your budget? Never fear, SmartBrideBoutique.com is all about helping you find designer names and fabulous style for your wedding dress, without paying those designer prices. They’ve shared 5 tips to help you get designer wedding style for less: 1) Lose the Extras – Sometimes you try on the dress of your dreams, only to find out the deco belt around your waist, or the beautiful shoulder sash are extra! Many brides have told us that they found their dream dress and were ready to purchase, only to discover the price increased by $1200 because of extra trimmings. Be aware of what you’re paying for and avoid those hidden costs! 2) Avoid Custom Alterations – Unless you’re lucky enough to buy off-the-rack, alterations will be necessary. Regular alterations like shortening the length of your hem will be inexpensive, but custom alterations that involve adding or altering a sleeve, or changing a neckline, could increase the cost of your gown significantly. Try to find a dress that already has the elements you want or consider adding a bolero to give you the option of one look for the ceremony and another for the reception. 3) Look for Simple Silhouettes – If your heart is set on a princess gown, remember that dresses with layers of tulle and organza will cost significantly more than a simple sheath in the same material because of the amount of fabric that’s used to construct the dress. 4) Shop Sample Sales &...

Are you Experiencing Engagement Overload? Don’t Become A Bridezilla!

**6 Tips to Overcome Engagement Overload** When you first get engaged, you’re sooo excited and on top of the world. You’ve found the one you’re meant to be with and you’re getting married. But feelings of excitement can turn to feelings of overwhelm and stress once you start the job of planning your wedding. So How Do You Keep That Lovin’ Feeling? Brides come to me all the time saying that they wish they could just get their wedding over with. After all, planning a wedding is a full time job (it’s mine at least) and I’m guessing that you probably already have another full time job. Wedding planning can be highly stressful but there are ways to make the process fun again. Here are 6 Tips to Overcome Engagement Overload: Get Organized – You need to start treating your wedding like a project that has a deadline. You need to get organized and tackle it step by step just like anything else that you’d take on. When I plan weddings I keep all the information in one place, for each clients. Get Him on Board – So many brides try to do everything themselves. You need to get your groom on board the wedding planning train. Remember that the wedding should be a reflection of both your personalities. I suggest having wedding meetings together (just the two of you) where you set aside time to discuss the wedding and the progress that’s been made. Also make time for date night. Don’t forget that there is a marriage after this wedding. Get a Vision – Sit down with your...

FREE Bridal Workshop – Feb. 9, 2012!

Do you want to be WOWED with Inspiration? How about Delight in the elements of your wedding planning? For the first time ever, Platinum Lining Events is hosting a FREE Workshop, just for brides (and grooms)!! You will get the opportunity to get in front of a Certified Wedding Planner and get some strategies to help you with your wedding planning!! You don’t want to miss this event! Space is limited to an exclusive number of brides, so RSVP...