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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Prep and Serve For Kitchen Organizing is Here



Just in time for your Thanksgiving leftovers this new Prep & Serve is a must have!  




It is very versatile and can be used for so much from prepping your meals to snacks to organize other items you need on the go!



So great to keep everything in one container with separate containers but one lid for all. 



Organizing your salad fixings has never been easy!


These containers make a a great shower or wedding gift for a couple getting married.



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Monday, October 29, 2018

Things To Remember When Planning Your Wedding



Planning your wedding will probably be one of the most stressful things you will ever have to do, and this
is because it's such a big day that will only happen once, and so you want everything to be perfect.
This means you put a lot of pressure onto yourself because you want it to be so magical. One important
thing to remember, is that things can and will go wrong. The cake might get dropped, or the meal might
run for longer than you wanted it to. But at the end of the day, the main focus is you and your partner.
It's a celebration of your love for one another, and as long as you are both there declaring that love you have,
then nothing else really matters. So although it's easier said than done - don't drive yourself into the ground
trying to make everything perfect. It will be. So believe it.


There are a few things that you will need to think about particularly, so here is a little remember just so you
don't forget.


The invitations
You wouldn't believe how many people have been so consumed in the planning, that they forget one of the
most important things - the invitations. Just because you may have told most of your guests about the time
and venue, doesn't mean they will remember it. You need to have invitations so that everyone has something
to refer back to, as well as being able to save the date so they don't end up making any other plans and double
booking themselves. If you aren't into the whole postage idea, then you can always do it virtually instead. Just
make sure that it can’t be sent to spam, as this will put a very big spanner in the works.


The drinks
What kind of wedding would it be if there weren't drinks to keep people going throughout the day? Depending
on the kind of venue you choose will determine whether or not you have a bar already included - but even then,
they often have their own rules when it comes to alcohol. Sometimes, you may need to buy your own, and then
they'll serve what you have. Other times everything is included so you don't need to do much. If you are having
tosupply your own, then try and think about diversity so that you have enough options for all different
preferences. You may want to buy cognac online for the groom and his team, and some bubbly for you and
the girls, as you can't go wrong with that taste section.


The speech
This tends to be something that you may get a little nervous about, because it means standing up and speaking out in
front of all of your family and friends, but it's always a nice thing to do. You will want to publicly say thank you to all
the people that have been a help through this journey so they know just how much you appreciate them. So even if
you're shy - do it anyway. It doesn’t have to be long either, keep it short and sweet if you want to, it’s just the thought
the counts remember.


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Practical Guide on Making the Perfect Invitation Guides (Infographic)

Your wedding invitation sets the tone of your wedding and tells your guest what kind of wedding experience they will have. And there are a lot of things to consider to create the perfect invitation that embraces the couple’s style and feel of the wedding.

From the theme and the colors to the layout and the printing—everything has to be chosen and done meticulously to create a cohesive and visually pleasing design. Plus, you need to select a material or paper that complements the design and is compatible with most printers.

Making the perfect wedding invite is not just about the aesthetics too. You also have to decide what to write inside. You can’t put all the details and overwhelm the guest with details that they will probably forget by the time your wedding comes. Putting everything inside will also make the envelopes heavier, which means you may pay more for postage.

Every couple would want to have the perfect wedding invitation, but budget usually gets in the way of this. Most couples would take every opportunity to save on wedding costs, and that can mean comprising their wedding invites.

But your invitation cards don’t have to be expensive to be beautiful. They don’t even have to be done by a professional. You can have the perfect invitation cards without the high cost by making them yourself. It’s easier to do now since there is a wide selection of ready-made materials, like invitation cards, envelopes, belly bands, and pocket cards, available in the market.

Don’t know where to start? Here’s a comprehensive infographic guide to DIY your wedding invites. This guide also teaches you the dos and don’ts of wedding invitations and includes a timeline for the proper time to send save-the-date cards, wedding invites, and thank-you cards.

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Step-by-Step: How to Make Your Own Wedding
Invitations


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Savvy Shindigs: Making Wedding Services Affordable


Weddings are very expensive. Over the last few decades, this part of life has gone from being something most people can already afford, to being an event which they have to save for months to be able to pay for. Thanks to trends on social media and other websites, it’s hard to avoid this sort of cost, even if you go for something small. Of course, though, like with everything in life, you can usually take some clever steps to make it cheaper. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the priciest parts of your wedding, and how to make them more affordable.

wedding couple photo

The Venue

The venue for your special day is often one of the most important parts of it all. You want somewhere which is important to both yourself and your partner, while also finding a place which is reasonably priced. In a lot of cases, the best way to achieve a goal like this will be by avoiding the typical venue options which people go for. Churches, for example, are often incredibly expensive for a day like this, and your local town hall could be a much better option.

The Photography

Hiring a professional photographer for a whole day will often be one of the more expensive things you have to pay for at a wedding. In reality, though, with the help of a wedding photography workshop, anyone should be perfectly capable of handling this job. Having someone you know do this work for you will add a personal touch which simply won’t be found if you pay someone who does the job all the time.

The Clothing

Thanks to their cost, most people will hire their wedding dress and suit for the big day, and will only have them for a couple of days. While this is a good way to save some money, it can take away from the physical memories you would have had if you bought them. To solve this, looking at secondhand options can be a good route to go down. People will only wear these items once, making it very easy to find them in good condition.

The Food

Finally, as the last area to consider, the food is also a critical element of any wedding. This is something which anyone can make, though, and this makes it silly to spend a small fortune on it. The best route to take with something like this will involve approaching a local company to do it for you, as they will be much cheaper than those dedicated to catering for weddings. Of course, though, you could also ask someone close to you if they are happy to help.

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While it’s nice to be able to create a grand event for something like marriage, the important part of a day like this is the people. It’s easy to lose focus doing this work, and a lot of people regret spending loads of money when they could have chosen a different route, making it worth working hard to focus on the right side of your big day.


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How To Plan Your Perfect Christmas Wedding


Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year, which is why many happy couples choose to host their big day during the festive period. What’s more, it leaves you with a great theme to start preparing your wedding around.

From kitsch Christmas weddings with multi-coloured bauble lights, to minimalist all-white affairs, no two Christmas themed weddings need to be alike. That’s also thanks to the diverse range of décor and venue options available nowadays.
However, planning a Christmas themed wedding does mean that there’s specific details to take into consideration. Don’t worry though, as we’ve got you covered! Below we’ve listed 5 must-see tips which will ensure your nuptials are the toast of the festive season.


 

Work with Your Venue’s Décor

One of the best things about planning a Christmas themed wedding is that a lot of the decorating will have already been taken care of by the venue.

However, if you’re planning on adding additional decorative features, it’s best to contact the venue and work with their decorating plans. Once you know the venue’s colour scheme and exactly where their Christmas tree will be placed, you can start making the room your own, safe in the knowledge their won’t be a clash of ideas!


 

Send Invitations Early

The festive period is hectic for everyone and this is one of the most important things to bear in mind if you’re going to plan a successful Christmas wedding. Getting your save-the-date cards and invitations out early is of the utmost importance.

A tongue-in-cheek approach to early invites is to send your guests Christmas greetings cards – even if they’ll arrive in the post in July. This keeps it light-hearted and shows that you understand how busy schedules can become in December.

 

Entertain the Kids

Christmas is the most exciting time of the year for most children, which means that you need to pay them special attention if you’re going to invite to your Christmas wedding.
What’s more, keeping them entertained will mean that the adults will be able to enjoy the big day to the fullest too.

If you’re planning a Christmas wedding before the 25th, one great idea is to hire a Santa Claus impersonator. The kids are sure to love this, and a North Pole backdrop can even give your wedding photos a more unique touch.


Alternatively, you could set up a tablet or video console station, where the children can play mobile games during the reception – but don’t be surprised if you have to pull your groom away from this area too!


 

Keep Warm

Another thing that you need to consider when planning a Christmas wedding is how you’re going to keep everyone warm. You don’t want your wedding photos to be spoilt by bulky winter coats nor do you want your guests to feel the chill!

In spacious venues this may mean renting a few extra heaters, or offering everyone a stylish blanket later on in the evening. Hot beverages such as mulled wine will also go down a treat, as will hot, comforting food.


Remember the Unique Touches

One of the biggest worries for Christmas brides is that their wedding may be over-taken by festive clichés and as such, the big day will fail to reflect their personality and their relationship.

However, there’s still plenty of ways you can put your own unique touch on a festive wedding. Whether that means eschewing the turkey dinner for something else, or insisting that Mariah Carey is definitely not on the DJ’s playlist, don’t become preoccupied with what other people may be expecting.

What’s more, you may even be able to add personal twists centred around your own Christmas traditions. Do you and your partner have any unconventional Christmas customs? Maybe you eat take-out on Christmas Eve or spend Boxing Day watching old cartoons? Work these into the reception and the day will feel more genuine and special.




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The Perfect Plan for the Perfect Bachelorette Party


Everybody knows what the standard bachelorette party is. Get the bride drunk, carry her to the nearest nightclub, end the evening with male strippers from around the block.
You already know the drill; there is no need to read yet another article about different creative steps to get absolutely hammered.

Yet, what if you want a party that the bride will actually remember? And even better – one that doesn’t end with a high potential for violent sickness and similar unpleasantness?

Well, look no further. We’ve cobbled together a day of activities that’ll be just as high-intensity as a night out drinking.

Don’t forget, these are just ideas. If you have wilder suggestions, feel free to tell us!

Morning: Pole Dancing Class


You’ve probably heard about pole dancing. It’s been on the news a bit. Anyone who’s into it will tell you that it’s a great activity for women who want to actually have fun doing sports.

Born in strip clubs, reclaimed by aerial sports enthusiasts, the activity is just the right blend of ridiculous, sexy and physically challenging to be fit for a bachelorette party.

Take the bride to your local pole studio and see if she’s got the moves And for some bonus fun: do the entire class in heels, wedding veil and any part of your wedding attire you can safely take onto the pole.


Afternoon: Paintball in your Old Bridesmaid Dresses


Now that you’ve properly warmed up with your pole coach, it’s time to ramp things up.

It seems unfair that blokes can just use the same black suit for everything, while women have to buy one new dress per formal event. You and the bride have probably got a load of old bridesmaid dresses clogging up the cupboard.

Well, this is the perfect opportunity to blitz those old things.

Grab your dresses, pull your hair into a ponytail, and get ready to snipe your mates through a log-filled, net-covered obstacle course!

You’ll have to be on your best behaviour for most of the wedding, so this is the best opportunity to be as unladylike as your heart desires.

Mud, multicoloured paint and unabashed screaming – all in all, a well spent afternoon.


Evening: Old-School Sleepover & Scrapbook


The “girly sleepover” myth that the media tries to sell us isn’t necessarily an experience that we’ve all had, as women.

But you know what? They might be fun, especially as adults would usually involve some alcohol in it.

Prepare all your favourite junk foods, drinks, and snacks. Make a massive fort with all the pillows and blankets in the house. Hardcore mode: make a treehouse beforehand and transfer all activities there.

This can be a great opportunity to wind down after a long, physically intense day. Also, you can use the downtime to grab all the photos and memorabilia of the day to make a scrapbook.


Midnight: Séance


Hanging out with a bunch of women naturally calls for some witchcraft to happen.

This seems like a logical course of action for anyone who’s grown up with Charmed or The Craft. If you’re not familiar with these things however, it could be a great way to end the night on a thrilling note.

If you don’t have a Ouija board, you can always make one during the previous step. Make sure at least one of you is familiar with how to shut those spiritual doors after you’ve opened them. 

Light some candles and see where the night takes you!






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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Right Length for a Formal Dress



There are many styles of formal dresses with different lengths, colors, and materials. Choosing the right one for you can be hard. Different lengths are suitable for different events, so if you’re looking for the right formal dress for your next event, follow some of these tips to ensure you wear an appropriate length

Short

If you have long, toned, or muscular legs, don’t be afraid to show them off. Just keep in mind the type of event you’re attending and whether a mini dress is appropriate. If the hemline extends past your fingertips even the slightest bit, it’s probably safe.

However, if you’re meeting your boyfriend’s family for the first time, it’s probably best to dress more modestly. Short dresses are best for evening and nighttime activities like partying with your girlfriends, cocktail parties, or bachelorette parties.

Medium

Medium hemlines encompass a range of lengths that are perfect for all sorts of events. Tea length dresses fall just below the knee, are fun and flattering, and look great at outdoor weddings, brunch, or afternoon tea.

Something that hovers just above the knee is versatile. You can wear it with heels or flats, it’s bouncy and fun, and you can wear it almost anywhere. A dress that falls right at your knee is very conservative and looks no-nonsense, so it’s great for a business meeting or seminar.

Long

Floor length gowns work best for black tie events, a wedding, or on the red carpet. These types of formal dresses are classic and timeless, and they work best on occasions that are the same. If you’re hoping to keep it modern, choose something a little shorter.

For your next formal affair, use these tips to select the appropriate length for your comfort and the situation.

Photo Credit: Kate Saler Photography


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Top Tips On Planning A Beach Wedding

Have you ever dreamed of your beloved whisking you away for a romantic beach wedding? Imagine saying “I do”
on white sands as the waves crash behind you. You can fulfill your dream destination wedding on Siesta Key
Beach in Sarasota, Florida. As a world leader in beach research, Dr. Beach named Siesta Key the top beach of
2017!  


A destination wedding is a great option for both adventurous and “laid back” couples. You can enjoy your close
friends and family, and a relaxing honeymoon, all wrapped up in one special event.
However, when planning a wedding on the beach, consider the following.
Photo Credit, Laura Detwiler

Top tips for planning your beach nuptials:



1. You can get a permit yourself by calling Sarasota Parks and Recreation at (941) 861-9930, or a
Laura Detwiler Events-Wedding Planner will offer that service for you.


2. Decide which Beach Access is best for you? Consider if you’d like a remote part of the beach, a
section with amenities, or an area near shops and restaurants. Most wedding goers enjoy “Zone 1”
because of the newly remodeled area with a covered pavilion and restrooms. Another romantic option
are tented receptions at private beach resorts on Siesta.


3. Should you hire an event planner, make certain that she is familiar with the area. There’s a lot to
factor in, including selecting the right date, the weather, and other events that may be happening
at the beach that day.

Whether you’re escaping the crowds, or bringing the families together, a picture perfect beach setting
is a great way to kick off a lifetime of happiness together. Congratulations, and don’t forget the sunscreen!



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Unique and Creative Wedding Favor Ideas

We’re just getting through the peak of wedding season over here at You’re the Bride, and now that we are through the tumultuous time we have a chance to take a well-deserved break and sample some fun and creative wedding favor gift ideas.  Our friends over at Forever Wedding Favorsan online shop that covers all your wedding favor needs, sent us some great items that I’m sure you’ll enjoy as much as we did. 

Let’s start off in the wine department for one of their truly unique gift ideas.  Forever Wedding Favors took a traditional wedding favor gift and gave it a twist.  These unique wine bottle stoppers would make fun offerings for anyone who attends your big day.  Scroll through their vast collection of themed stoppers and choose the set that matches best with your wedding.  From pink flamingoes to navy anchors, there’s sure to be a wine bottle stopper that fits the bill.   

 

Next up on our review would be the great collection of personalized glass containers that Forever Wedding Favors has to offer.  You will see for yourself that these adorable mason jar containers would be great gifts for your loved ones to bring home.  Each time they take a sip from one of these cute glass jars, memories of your precious day will be refreshed in their minds.     
 

I don’t know about you, but in my house we’re always looking for a full set of playing cards.  One of the coolest wedding gifts on Forever Wedding Favors is their collection of customizable playing cards.  This gift transcends age and gender, as a deck of cards is a crowd-pleasing wedding offering for all.  Pick a theme and personalize any of these sets to match your wedding design.  Whether its Poker, Rummy, or Set Back, these card sets are sure to add something special to game night, as your family and friends will be shuffling through your wedding day memories each time they deal! 
 


So if you are looking for wedding favors, head on over to Forever Wedding Favors and I promise they will handle all of your wedding favor needs.  It’s a great one stop shopping experience that will efficiently take care of one of your many wedding day responsibilities.  You’ll check one off your list and have fun doing it, as you scroll through their ample supply of fun wedding favors for all who you want to thank for attending your big day. 




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