charitable favors. Many brides are choosing to donate money to a cause that is important to them. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure is one of the more popular charities and makes contributions to the fight against breast cancer.
Other ideas include:
And so many charities to promote the awareness of global warming.
You can make sure that your guests are aware of the donation by putting cards on the tables at the reception, putting a blurb in the ceremony program, or even having the DJ make an announcement.
One of the biggest trends in weddings for the past two years has been the candy buffet. Lovely clear vases filled with yummy candies in your wedding color scheme. Not only is this favor delicious, but about pleasing to the eye. What is better yet, some people have picked up on the trend and offer catering for the candy buffet.
For some really cool professional ideas, check out http://www.candycatering.com/
I never have a definitive answer for this. I know what I prefer, and that is to have a full meal with some place to sit. Most guests are fine as long as they do not have to hit Taco Bell on the way home.
The other issue is, the cocktail reception is going to cost the same, if not more, than the plated dinner or dinner buffet. This may raise some eyebrows, but if you really think about it, the staff is having to clear more plate, more food per item is being made, there is usually some sort of chef's action area, and the list goes on.
If you are truly worried about the cost of food, and you have exhausted all your options elsewhere, I would suggest perhaps having a lunch or even a brunch if you do not mind getting married earlier in the day. If you want to keep the later ceremony time, inquire to your catering representative about a dessert reception.
We had to plan a fake holiday party, and as always, we decided to focus on the budget. We like to think that you can focus on the little things, and be detail oriented, without breaking the bank.
Thanks Ana! We look forward to working with you again one day!
We spent this weekend cleaning the house and prepping it so that we could put our holiday tree up. The tree was fully decorated by Sunday evening.
We send out our holiday greetings this time of year. We always send out something extra to our friends and family, whether it be a CD, candy, or a small ornament. The past two years it has been freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, all 150 of them.
The green B & R Events is the logo that will match our holiday cards.
I love that this is the time of year where people still take the time to do traditional things. To make cards and cookies and lovely home cooked meals. Your friends and family will see that the effort was made and will truly appreciate it.
So, here is to the kick off of the holidays. Cheers!
Their wedding was very lush and elegant. The centerpieces were varied heights, a large red rose "P" was in the cocktail area, and there was a fabulous four-tier cake by Couture Cakes. As soon as the dinner was over, the guests danced the night away to a combination of 80's dance music and Sri Lankan dance music.
Congratulations Jennifer and Erjah!
One of the hardest thing about planning a wedding is the family's input. You want to keep everyone pleased, but there are so many people pulling you in so many different directions.
B & R Events hopes to help you make the important decisions with an unbiased eye. This way you don't have to find a way to keep your mother, your future mother in law, your future sister in law, and sister all happy at the same time. If they ask you about the wedding, just say, " I've got it under control." This is the nicest way to let them know that you appreciate their input, but it is about you and your fiance.
Many brides say that they have no idea how they should do their make up for their wedding day. Soft and subtle? Deep and sensual? Natural and minimal?
There really is no right answer except for the fact that you should look like yourself, but better. Your fiance loves you for who you are, but you want to look your best for the big day.
You can find pictures or sketches of what you like and whether you do it yourself, go to a department store make up counter, or hire a professional you should always do a practice run.
My biggest recommendation is to pick a foundation that is photo-friendly, pick a long wearing lipstick, and really make the eyes pop.
Here is a really neat site with some sketches of great bridal make up:
For more ideas, check out http://www.shanteltheartist.com/ and look at her bell of the ball category. That is some great stuff.
Stephanie and Ellison had a rustic fall wedding at the Cliffs at Glassy. They are a wonderful couple and I think they enjoy Starbucks just as much as we do! They used different tones of chocolate, wine, and burnt orange for their autumn affair and Ellison made their centerpieces which looked like trees with votives hanging overhead.