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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Helping Brides Plan Weddings Without Stress.: You Might Need a Wedding Planner If:   You look bo...

Helping Brides Plan Weddings Without Stress.: You Might Need a Wedding Planner If:   You look bo...: You Might Need a Wedding Planner If :     You look both ways from your office chair before you begin your online search for wedding ve...

You Might Need a Wedding Planner If:   
You look both ways from your office chair before you begin your online search for wedding vendors.
You’ve started seeing your friends wear the same wedding dresses you wanted to wear last year.
Your fiance' begins to look both ways from his desk before surfing the web for wedding chapels in Las Vegas.
You want to scream when one more person gives you the countdown of months until your wedding.
You have heard from every possible human being you’ve ever known telling you what you should do for your wedding.
You’re secretly thinking that you wouldn’t mind just going to Vegas!
You would like to get married before your new puppy starts getting a gray muzzle.
You don’t like the idea of collecting 5 years’ worth of bridal magazines.
You stopped attending wedding shows a long time ago.
All of your friends have gotten married at every venue available within 25 miles of where you live.
You’ve taken your engagement ring in for cleaning often enough that the jeweler thinks you just chose to not have a wedding band.
You decide you might as well plan weddings for a living as the next best thing to having a wedding.  It’s not the same, believe me!
You want a shoulder to cry on and then get back to your life.
You didn’t notice that your fiance' shaved off his beard two weeks ago.  
You feel like a real estate agent doing a comparative market analysis as you are looking at venues.
You’ve inherited 20 weddings worth of decorations.
You didn’t think that planning a wedding would be like a part time job.
Your vacation time is being spent visiting venues and vendors instead of having a honeymoon in the tropics.  
Janis Flagg is the owner of Greatest of Days, Event/Wedding Planning and Design, 
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Secrets to Color Cycles Influencing Weddings

I blog about weddings and alert people about what they need to be aware of in planning for a wedding.  So I think I'll let you relax a little bit now!  Maybe you would like to hear about trends regarding colors.  Just as in fashion,  interior design and even in the colors of cars, colors for weddings are selected up to as much as 6 years in advance of when they actually show up in the stores.  One of my favorite sources for the color palettes is a company called Pantone. They are saying that they have added 175 colors alone in their Spring 2012 collection since their Fall 2011 collection was revealed.  Ladies, have you ever thought it was a miracle that you found a pair of shoes that matched your dress perfectly?  Sorry, it's not an accident!  If they were "born" about the same time, things will follow a certain palette for quite a while.   One thing I would never suggest is that you become too matchy-matchy. There are going to be variations in colors just depending upon the texture of any material and lighting. Make a note of what a wall color looks like at different times of the day.  Photographers will know what I'm talking about!  A long time ago I heard that there were over 200 shades of white.  So with that being said, just let go of some things. Things aren't identical and symmetrical in nature.  Our eyes don't even see things exactly the same from person to person.  That is a complete blog/e-zine in itself, but I won't do that to you!  

Happy coloring!

Wishing you the greatest of days!

Monday, April 2, 2012

RSVP! How to handle those non-RSVP's!

R.S.V.P.  ( répondez s'il vous plaît) or Respond Please!  Why this is so important (and frustrating) for anyone planning a wedding or other event!  Here's some RSVP 101 and my devious ideas! 
Does anyone understand the significance of this?  They might not!  That is, until they are the ones planning an event.  It comes down to showing a host the common courtesy of knowing whether you are going to be attending or not.  For a wedding, it can influence the costs tremendously!  Most people think that it's just the cost of the food.  That is the biggest concern, but a lot of people don't think of the extra costs that a bride and groom might incur because they want to make sure that no one goes hungry or doesn't have a place to sit.  Here are some extra expenses you might not even think of in addition to the food.  If a person doesn't have an accurate count it can add to wasted money on tables, chairs, chair covers, chair sashes, tablecloths, napkins, glassware, stemware, centerpieces, cutlery, etc.  These things do not always come automatically with the catering.  (More on that in another newsletter!)  When people don't RSVP by a certain date is causes unprecedented stress on the bride, groom and their families when they least need it!  They already have enough things on their minds and have the extra weight due other's lack of courtesy.  
If only you could put in the invitation...if you don't RSVP and you show up, you will be sitting on the floor, be the last ones to be called up to the buffet line, wish you had brought a plate, eat the food with your fingers, wipe your mouth on your sleeve, go thirsty...and be roasted, (oops!) toasted during the reception.  Maybe you can just give the name of the town where the wedding will be and not give the location of the wedding until they RSVP.  I've never thought of that before! Hmmm. You could make them get up and dance during the reception, but instead of dancing to Y-M-C-A, you could make them do the same only to the letters R-S-V-P.  It's your party, you can do what you want to!  8)

Wishing you the greatest of days!!/greatestofdays
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