Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wedding Trend: Ombré!

And what exactly is ombré?  Ombré is the graduation of color from light to dark.

It is also a stunning trend in weddings!

Gwen Stephanie was one of the first to incorporate this graduation of color when she wore a pink ombré wedding dress in 2002.  It is predicted that ombré elements will be a big trend in 2012 weddings.  Check out inspiration for ways to incorporate ombré into any aspect of a wedding.

I love this tablecloth!

Bridesmaids will be radiant in ombré dresses of any color.

If you or your 'maids wants to incorporate the ombré look in a more subtle way, consider your accessories: shoes, nails, and jewelry.

Set the tone for your wedding by sending ombré invitations to your guests.

Create a dramatic look for your reception by filling the space with ombré details, or choose just one element to apply this effect on.
Soft up-lighting can give the walls of your reception space the appearance of ombré.

Make a statement with bold ombré centerpieces.

Add drama to your look with an ombré bouquet.

Let guest view your stunning ombré wedding cake, then let them eat ombré cake on the inside too!

Love this idea, or have other ideas that you want help incorporating into your wedding?
Let Power Wedding Planning give you "Power to Personalize Your Wedding" and call Brittney today to set up your complimentary consultation!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Expenses You Forget to Include in Your Wedding Budget

Here are 7 “surprise” expenses that could pop up in your wedding budget (courtesy of Brides Magazine)
Plan ahead for these and you'll keep your budget right on track:

1) Tips  The limo driver, hairstylist, manicurist, delivery people, waiters, bartender, band or DJ and anyone else who provides services should receive tips.

2) Taxes  Most vendors will tell you the price of their products or services and say they are “plus tax.” Unfortunately, many brides don’t calculate how much that tax could actually be. Remember that sales tax applies on almost everything, both products and services, and should be included in your budget.

3) Additional postage fees  If you select an invitation that is bulky or has a square or over-sized envelope, you will need to pay more than the normal cost of first class postage to mail it.  Add to that the stamps for the RSVPs and postage could add up to be a hefty sum.

4) Alterations  Wedding dresses usually need alterations to fit perfectly. When you set your dress budget you should include enough for alterations, which can be expensive if you want or need a lot of changes made to your dress.
(Keep this in mind if you are considering a clearance dress.  Just because it is cheaper to start off with, does not mean that alteration fees won't shoot the price back up.  Plus, altering a dress too much can change the look of it!)

5) Corkage and cake-cutting fees  If you provide your own wine, the caterer will charge a corkage fee for pouring it.  If you use a baker who isn’t affiliated with the caterer, you will be charged a cutting fee for the service.

6) Cosmetic dentistry  You want your smile (and your grooms') to look its best for your wedding photos, so you may choose to invest in professional teeth whitening or additional work.  If this is something you are considering, add this to your wedding budget.

7) Change charges  If you have trouble making up your mind and makes changes to contracts with vendors, they may charge you to do it.  Don't make deposits or sign contracts until you are ready to make commitments.
(Sometimes this may mean waiting to sign contracts with a vendor even if they are offering a great deal at a bridal show.)

For assistance in planning your Green Bay wedding, contact Brittney at Power Wedding Planning.
She will give you "Power to Personalize Your Wedding"

The Color of the Year 2012 is...Tangerine Tango!

For all fashion forward brides:

It's official, Pantone has name Tangerine Tango as the color of 2012.  This color will be the IT color in fashion, home design, and yes, weddings.  According to Pantone, the choice of Tangerine Tango "provide(s) the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward."

For those unfamiliar with Pantone, a little background: Pantone LLC is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The wedding industry relies heavily on the Pantone color system for bridesmaid dresses, linens, and all other color items related to weddings.

Now to the good stuff!  What will Tangerine Tango look like in weddings?  Trendy brides may use Tangerine Tango as their main color, or could pair it with another color to add pizazz and pop.

One option would be to use Tangerine Tango as an accent color, while keeping all other decor white.  Additional colors can be used in this scheme, but should be kept to lighter hues to avoid competing with the red-orange color.

Bridesmaid dresses can really make a statement in Tangerine Tango, and you can find it in a variety of style to suit each of your girls.

Lounge furniture looks hot with a pop of Tangerine Tango!

Don't think that using Tangerine Tango means you can't have a traditional look for your wedding.  Roses in this color look romantic and traditional, while adding interest to classic white tables.

If you and your groom are fun, bright personalities, consider pairing Tangerine Tango with another color that creates drama and a stunning look to your wedding.  Tangerine Tango (or perhaps a lighter shade of orange) and Purple could create a fun, tropical sunset look.

For help creating the perfect look and finding the best vendors for your unique Green Bay wedding, contact Brittney at Power Wedding Planning. 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winter Wedding Cakes

If you are having a winter wedding, consider letting the season influence your big day.  Need ideas?  Check out this collection of winter wedding cakes to help inspire you!