As bachelorette parties become more extravagant, the guest list can sometimes grow along with the budget. For some, it’s a case of the more the merrier. However, before sending out those invites, you should evaluate if that’s the type of event you truly want to have. Of course, if you have a big group of bridesmaids, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have more people at your bachelorette party. If you have a smaller bridal party, it’s up to you to consider if you’d like to add more friends to the event. As with just about every decision, there are pros and cons to consider. Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography Pros - Less exclusion of friends. Perhaps having a dozen bridesmaids wasn’t your style, but you have a large group of friends that you still want to celebrate with in the months, weeks, or days leading up to your big day. Inviting ... Read More »
Bridal showers can be a tricky event to get right. More low-key than a bachelorette party, it’s often a mix of older relatives and close friends, so it can be tough to keep everyone entertained. Younger guests might roll their eyes at some of the classic games, while older family members may shudder at something super nontraditional. As always, it’s important to know your crowd when deciding on how to fill time during the fête, but these are some options we suggest considering.Photo by Melody Melikian Photography; Floral Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design - Crafting. This can come in many forms, all the better to cater to the group. The best activities are the ones where the guests get to enjoy the end result – such as cake decorating or jewelry making. - Class or lesson. Everyone loves to learn a new skill. You can bring in a professional makeup artist ... Read More »
Though it is far from mandatory, the morning-after brunch is an increasingly popular trend in the wedding world. With more and more couples using the whole weekend to celebrate their love, a brunch is a great way to spend a little more time with your nearest and dearest before jetting off on your honeymoon. However, there’s already so much that goes into planning your nuptials that adding another event to it might not be worth the stress. Luckily, this being a new tradition means there are not staunch rules of etiquette, and the brunch can be pretty much whatever you’d like it to be. Photo by Steve Steinhardt; Planning & Design by Beth Helmstetter Events, Inc. Perhaps the simplest way to host a post-wedding brunch is using the breakfast option at the hotel where the majority of your guests are staying. Naturally, if there is a continental breakfast you can take advantage ... Read More »
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