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:

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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.