You open your email or your mailbox to discover you’ve been invited to a bridal shower. While these soirées are not everyone’s cup of tea, it is generally a sign of how close you are to the bride; so that at least should give you warm feelings. However, if you’ve never attended a shower before – or perhaps have thrown one but never been simply a guest – you may be uncertain about the etiquette involved in such things. It’s not as strict as a wedding, but the fête is also much more structured than the average party. If you’re worried about doing the right thing, read the tips below! Photo by O'Malley Photographers; Planning & Design by Callista and Company - Bring a gift. Normally, we would say that gifts are not required to attend an event, even at a wedding where it is generally expected. However, the idea of ... Read More »
Stripes are one of those timeless patterns that complement a variety of themes and motifs: nautical, Americana, classic, preppy, modern, and so many more. While stripes are routinely apparent in fashion year after year, they're also notable in event décor. Whether you lean towards the quintessential black-and-white striped look, favor a glamorous gold-and-white stripe, or enjoy a coastal blue-and-white stripe, there are a multitude of ways to include stripes in your wedding. If you adore stripes but don't want the pattern to overbear the rest of your décor, implement them on the envelope liner of your save-the-date card or invitation suite, or have your groom gift his groomsmen striped ties or socks for a festive accessory to wear on the big day. More prominent ways to showcase stripes include asking your bridesmaids or flower girls to don the pattern on their dresses, bedecking reception tables with striped linens, or even housing the ... Read More »
Whether you choose to have an outdoor wedding ceremony, an alfresco cocktail hour, a reception dinner under the stars, or an entire event outdoors, there are some things you may not consider when selecting an outdoor wedding venue. How will it impact your guests? What weather elements should you be prepared for? Are you willing and able to pay for surprise costs? We reached out to two top wedding planners to get their advice on the subject. These helpful tips will guide you in your planning process, and some of their advice may surprise you! 5 Tips from the Experts: 1. Be Clear on Your Invitation. "Having an outdoor wedding can impact your guests, so let them know what to expect by including information on the invitation. For example, 'Join us for dinner on the lawn under the stars' will let guests know that they may wish to wear wedges and bring a wrap." - Debbie ... Read More »
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