Monday, August 26, 2013

Wedding Emergency Kit

No one expects or plans to have any mishaps on their wedding day. But things don't always goes as planned. That's why as a wedding planner and a bride it is always important to have a wedding emergency kit and to improvised. (More on improvising in a later post.)

Wedding emergency kits can be purchased from retailers. Here is the link to the kit below on
If you would like to create your own wedding emergency kit, here are a few essentials to include.

cold medicine
band aids
cough drops
anti-gas medicine
tampons and pads
breath mints

hair spray, brush, bobby pins, hair bands
hand lotion
nail polish and remover
toothbrush and toothpaste
antibacterial hand sanitizer

earring backs
ballet slippers
safety pins
masking tape
small sewing kit

directions to reception with copies
phone numbers of all service personnel
small flashlight
something to drink (bottled water, juice)
straws (avoid lipstick smudge)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Wedding Myths Exposed

The majority of brides are opting not to have a traditional wedding. When planning a wedding many people will say "you have to do this, or you have do that or have this."  But its YOUR day and you can celebrate how you want. Here I am going to expose 5 of the many wedding myths.

Myth #1: The bride's family pays for everything (majority).

With most couples waiting later to get married and cohabiting before marriage, many men and women have already established careers and have become very opinionated on what they desire. So the couple then pays for their own wedding day with little or no help from either the bride or groom's family.

Myth #2: The bride's dress has to be white.

White symbolizes purity and that is to be incorporated into marriage. But like I mentioned earlier, many brides are not going the traditional route. Its also common for brides to choose a beige, off white, or cream dress. Why not consider a champagne color dress. Or go all out and choose a mint green dress like singer Kelis.

Myth #3: You have to have a groom's cake.

So is the "main" cake considered the bride's cake? Point taken. Two cakes are not necessary especially if that money can be used for something else. (Disclaimer: I did have a groom's cake only because I was afraid of what people would say or think if I didn't. That is something else that needs to be debunked. Who cares what others think. Its your day.)

Myth #4: You have to hire a DJ or band.

A popular trend that is growing is having a iPod or customized CD played at the reception instead of hiring a DJ or band. The bride would designate someone to press play, pause, and stop for different parts of the reception. With this option the couple has full control of what music is played at there reception and save tons of money.

Myth #5: You have to purchase a wedding band/engagement ring.

I personally would rather just have the engagement ring and not the wedding band along with it. Its too much on one finger. That's just my personal preference. Also colored stones and diamonds are very pretty and unique outside of the regular diamond for the engagement ring.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Groomsmen Each With Different Ties

The bride and bridesmaids get to have fun with styles in their dresses, shoes, jewelry, makeup, hair, and even the bouquet. The groomsmen style is sometimes overlooked. How about having the groomsmen choose their own tie within the color palette. This would add some variety to the groomsmen wardrobe.  Usually the bride or groom picks out the attire for the groomsmen without their opinion. This way the groomsmen get to have one say so in their attire. 

courtesy of Katelyn James Photography via

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Seasonal Weddings

One of my projects for my certification I had to create ideas for seasonal weddings. I decided to share it with you.

via variety of Pinterest

via variety of Pinterest
These were the colors of my actual wedding. It screams spring!

via variety of Pinterest

via variety of Pinterest
I couldn't resist using the colors of my alma matter- Auburn University. War Eagle!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

First Blog Post

Welcome to my blog. I hope that you find this blog interesting and you keep coming back for the most chic wedding ideas and suggestions. This is truly my passion and I love what I do.  I became certified as a wedding and event planner this year and you can find more information on my About page. The experience has taught me so much and opened my mind to so many ideas. So feel free to comment or email me anytime and sign up to receive emails on new posts. Thanks!!

Here's a picture of my husband and me on our wedding day, May 14, 2011.