It’s 2015: Anything Goes!

2015 seems to be the year of Pinterest!  With the world literally at the click of a button and stuffy traditions taking a back seat, it is pretty safe to say that anything goes these days in the wedding industry.  From off the wall style shoots, to unconventional bachelorette celebrations, the ideas are endless and constantly evolving.

I have handpicked some of the most unique, out of the box ideas that will make you say wow!

Happy Planning!

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Maid of Honor Duties

Have you been asked to be a Maid or Matron of Honor?  If you said yes, congratulations!  You have been chosen as one of the most important people in the bride’s life and she wants YOU to stand by her side on the big day.  After the excitement wears off, you may start to wonder what your responsibilities are.   There are just a few simple things to remember along the way to ensure you are the best maid of honor you can be!

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 1. Accompany the bride on her quest for the perfect wedding dress.  You may visit many bridal stores before finding the perfect dress. Be patient and help the bride find the dress that fits her and her personality best.

2. Be her “rock” during the stress of planning.  Try to be available for the bride to call you with questions, advice, and concerns.  She will need a Maid of Honor with a good listening ear who can laugh and cry with her throughout this sometimes stressful process.  Also try to attend vendor appointments such as catering and cake appointments when asked to attend.

3. Help with finding the right bridesmaid dresses.  Help the other bridesmaids at the fittings and make sure they have their dresses ordered and paid for on time.

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4.  Volunteer your time for wedding projects.  Help with assembling invitations or wedding favors.  Also, offer time to help with DIY projects.

5. Plan A Wedding Shower Throw a thoughtful shower celebrating the upcoming wedding.  Be sure to include the other bridesmaids to help with the planning!

6. Plan the Bachelorette Party Consult with the bride on what she wants for a bachelorette party before planning to ensure you have events planned to fit her comfort level.

7. Coordinate Hair and Make-up times for all bridesmaids on the day of the wedding. Make sure all of the bridesmaids are ready on time!

8. On the wedding day keep the bride calm and on-time Help the bride get ready and get in to her wedding dress.  Make sure she stays on time so she is ready for pictures to alleviate any additional stress.

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9.  During the ceremony hold her bouquet, carry the grooms ring and take care of her train.

10. Prepare a toast during the reception.

I promise if you do all of these things you will make the bride so happy in her decision to choose you as her Maid or Matron of Honor!

Do you have any advice to add to this list?

We want to know!

2013 Wedding Trends: Pearls

You can never go wrong wearing pearls on your wedding day.  They never go out of style and are truly timeless.  In 2013, you will see pearls showing up for weddings not only in pearl jewelry but in other aspects of the wedding as well.

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 In fashion, wedding gowns featuring pearls are on trend for 2013.   You can choose a traditional gown with a pearl bodice like the one below or a form fitting gown with strands of pearls down the back of the gown.

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Of course pearl jewelry looks great with almost any dress.  Try a statement necklace for a modern look!

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A gorgeous new way to “wear” pearls is to carry them as your wedding bouquet. L-O-V-E!  Guys can even wear a few pearls too!

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If you love pearls think about continuing this theme in to the reception.  Guest table centerpieces are a great way to showcase pearls!

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And don’t forget about the cake!  Look at these modern wedding cakes using pearl accents!

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Let us know what you think about pearl themed weddings?

Happy Planning!