March, 2012


25
Mar 12

Ruffled wedding gowns

Ruffled wedding gowns have been spotted on the bridal runways for the past few seasons. My eyes always burn then turn into joyful waterworks when I see designs this beautiful. So gorgeous, in fact, that I have a ruffled Oscar de la Renta bride framed in my office.

 

Oscar de la Renta

                                       Oscar de la Renta

Angel Sanchez

                                       Angel Sanchez

Oscar de la Renta

                                       Oscar de la Renta

Ines de Santo

                                       Ines di Santo

 

Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet

 


25
Mar 12

Escort Cards vs Table Plan

It’s a good idea to have a seating plan at your wedding- especially if your guest list is over 15. Many couples stress about the seating plan as they’re afraid they might upset family and friends. As long as everyone gets a seat, no real disasters are likely to occur.  The seating plan should be finalised when you submit final numbers to your caterer however, the reality is that seating plans will not be completely finalised until the actual wedding day. Guests fall ill, unexpected guests show and Uncle Joe insists on sitting at table 8.

You may have heard or seen the words “Escort Cards” thrown around but what exactly are these and what’s the difference between Escort Cards and Table Plans?  The escort card is a more modern approach to assigning a table to your guests, the trend starting in American weddings. These are generally handed out at the cocktail reception and assign guests to a specific table for the meal. Once they find their table they will have a place card and seat waiting for them. Escort cards are a great ice breaker as guests tend to walk around with a card in hand asking other guests what table they’re sitting at! They make beautiful decorations as well- see below.

wedding escort cards

escort cards

escort cards

A table plan is mounted onto an easel and visually shows guests which table they will be seated at. They can look beautiful but the flaw with the table plan is that you will need to cross guests off the board who didn’t show up and you will need to add names for those unexpected guests. It’s not something I would recommend if you are a perfectionist. You can create additional escort cards for unexpected cards, or pull them for those that did not show, which is a much cleaner look.

table plans for weddings


6
Mar 12

Wedding Monogram Etiquette

Monograms have become increasingly popular with weddings and are staples in parts of the world such as the Southern US. If you choose to have a monogram on your stationery, napkins, dance floor, or anywhere else you need to consider a few things so you don’t breach etiquette.

First, if you’re having a duo-gram (a monogram with the initials of the couple’s first name and the first letter of the groom’s last name) this should only be seen after the ceremony. You are not Mr. and Mrs. xxx until after the ceremony so you should save showing off your new last name until after the celebration.

Second, if you want to have a monogram for your printed materials in advance of the ceremony or during the ceremony (invitations, order of service, etc), then use the first initials of the couple’s first name.

 

wedding monogram etiquette

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wedding monograms

Picture sources: Inside Weddings and District Weddings

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2
Mar 12

Wedding Ceremony Music

When considering wedding ceremony music, there are important factors you need to think about:

1. Style / Formality

2. Sound / Pitch

 

Style / Formality

Are you having a formal or informal wedding? Is there a cultural element to it? What about a theme? Answers to these questions should have a big impact on your music selection. A string quartet would work well for a formal wedding whereas an acoustic guitar would work well for an informal wedding. Research music from you and your partner’s home countries then perhaps you can incorporate cultural music elements – think bag pipes or steel drums!

wedding-ceremony-music

 

Sound / Pitch

Think about the size of the venue when selecting ceremony instruments and number of musicians. A duo of strings may get lost in a grand cathedral whereas they would be perfect for a small and intimate chapel. Make sure the sound will carry well and be heard by all guests, and always get music approved by your officiant. If possible, include the musicians names on your order of service (programs in the US).

wedding-ceremony-music1

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