Thursday, November 25, 2010

Trend Alert: Feathers!!!

I'm in love with the feather trend going strong in the wedding industry right now, and I know I'm not the only one!

Consider using feathers two ways:
All white to create for a crisp look...

Or use the peacock to inspire you with feathers and bright, bold colors...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Rockford, IL Wedding Location: Cliffbreakers

Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort in Rockford, IL could be the ideal location for your wedding!
Their ballrooms feature shimmering crystal chandeliers, open-air decks and fireplaces. They are the ONLY property that offers a view of the Rock River from every ballroom and they can accommodate anywhere from 10 guests to 1200.

For more assistance in planning your dream wedding, contact Power Wedding Planning, your Rockford, IL wedding planner!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Elegant Halloween Wedding Inspiration

In the spirit of Halloween...
I present a few elegant (read: NOT cheesy!) Halloween wedding inspiration boards.

And for those of you who don't love the idea of having orange as a wedding color, I present two black and red gothic inspiration boards:

Love these ideas??? Check out my business website to set up a consultation with me and I can help you plan your perfect wedding!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Save Money on Your Wedding

  • Engagement Photograph Have a friend use a digital camera to take several great shots. All you have to pay for is the prints.

  • Use EVite for invitations for events such as the bridal shower or bachelorette party. Works especially well if your friends and family frequently use the internet.

  • Shop in bulk, try Costco, Sam's Club, and party outlet stores.

  • Use an MP3 Player or iPod instead of hiring a DJ.

  • Library wedding books can be great sources of inspiration and you don't have to pay for them!

  • Don't rush into booking vendors before discussing things with your groom and other key players of your wedding.

  • Choose a smaller bridal party, this equals less costs for bouquets, gifts, and transportation.

  • List every item on your budget and add a reserve for miscellaneous for things such as tips.

  • Venue capacity. Make sure the number of guests you are having will fit!

  • Your wedding gown should be ordered according to the manufacturer's measurements. Don't get caught up on the fact that it might not be your usual size

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tour of Best Events Showroom

Today I took a tour of the Best Events Showroom and Design Center, as well as their banquet hall (both located in Janesville, WI). The Showroom is filled with displays of the available rentals they offer for weddings and other events. A beautiful, colorful array of linens adorned every table, and each was topped with elegant place settings and centerpieces. The best part about this showroom: everything in it is available to rent for your wedding!!!! And the staff who work at the showroom are knowledgable and friendly. Great place for brides to go, even if it is only for a little inspiration.

I also visited the Best Events Banquet Hall today. Again...beautiful! It is a large space, with catering and a bar on-site. This space is a must-see for anyone who is searching for a suitable reception space.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Rock County Fall Bridal Expo October 10th

Check out the Rock County Fall Bridal Expo this October at the Pontiac Convention Center in Janesville. It is being held on Sunday, October 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.

A trunk sale is being held by Brides Number One and bridal gowns will be sold from $250 or less! Other dresses (including bridesmaid dresses) will be $50 or less! Cash only for this sale.
There will be prizes and giveaways, beautiful gowns, flowers, and samples of catered foods and wedding cakes. Check out for more information.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Women Planning Their Weddings at Work

I found this article online at Forbes:

With so many women using work time to plan their weddings, I think they should considering hiring a wedding consultant. By doing so, women can still have the wedding of their dreams, but their work will not suffer during the process.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Review of The Modern Bride Survival Guide

The Modern Bride Survival Guide is the most inspiring and practical wedding planning book I have come across. It is without a doubt the most visually appealing wedding planning book available. This book is basically a "best of Modern Bride magazine" display. It has many of the features we already love about the Modern Bride magazine and plenty of lovely photographs that get your creative juices flowing.

This book is packed with tips from experts and fellow brides. Chapters are well-organized and cover every important aspect of a wedding in a simple yet creative format. Author Antonia Van Der Meer, who is also editor-in-chief of Modern Bride magazine, perfectly captures the fun spirit typically found in the magazine so many brides-to-be are already in love with, while delivering needed information to brides to help them through the stress and excitement of planning their wedding day.