Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
This is the favorite part for many people...or at least the groom....the tasting with the caterer and bakeries. I've heard stories of brides who've done tastings with 7 caterers, ladies this is just not necessary...and makes those dress fittings more challenging!
So here's some etiquette that goes along with tastings.
- Get quotes from your caterers, compare and NARROW it down! Believe me the caterers understand if you are comparing them with one or two others, but not 8! It costs them a lot of money to do these and in the end yes they will pass it on to you one way or another!
- Be up front about the amount you have to spend. They can give you great suggestions.
- Have your menu narrowed down to what you think you really will have at your wedding so that you only need one tasting with the caterer. If you need to completely change an item see if it's possible for them to make just that item and you can swing in to pick it up at another time. Only do this if you plan on booking with this company.
- This is the most important one...ASK how many people you are allowed to bring, and only bring that number.
- Tell them any dislikes prior to the tasting...if you really hate onions ask them to leave them off...also let them know of any food allergies for people attending the tasting.
- At the tasting- be clear and specific on what you like and don't like...you are not hurting their feelings (just do it tactfully). Too much salt let them know, they can change sauces, leave off items you dislike etc. That's what tastings are for....so you can modify the menu.
- Be sure to ask to see pictures of their work, ask about staff attire, staff ratios etc
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
They were such a great couple and a stunning wedding!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Now that bakeries are getting so sophisticated with what they can do, I think it's a blast to pull in a groom's cake......ok maybe the word "sophisticated" and "Groom's cake" don't belong in the same sentence ;)
The Groom's Cake is much smaller than the wedding cake, usually just a tier or two, and a different flavor as well. You can serve the Groom's cake at the rehearsal dinner or the wedding. Typically the Groom's Cake will be set on a different table from the wedding cake.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Weddings are all about traditions...and one of my favorite is the "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue". I always ask my clients what they have for each of these items...people get VERY creative. Of all wedding traditions, I think this one is still one that brides love.
The tradition dates back centuries, according to the tradition each of these items is supposed to bring the couple good luck.
Something Old - This symbolizes continuity with the bride's family and the past.
- have a locket with a picture of your grandmother on her wedding day
- your family heirloom pearls
- piece of jewelry (we always need more don't we?)
- your gown
- your engagement picture in a silver locket tied to your bouquet
- key to your new house tied to the inside of your dress
- your mother’s wedding ring on your wedding day
- your best friend’s fave piece of jewelry
- a necklace with a blue stone
- blue garter under your wedding dress (just be sure to wear a white and a blue garter - tell your groom to remove the white one so that he is not tossing away your symbol of faithfulness)
- paint your toes blue!
- blue shoes
The last and not always common part of this saying is ......."and a silver sixpence in her shoe". This represents wealth and financial security.
- A sixpence is a coin that was minted in Britain. You can purchase keepsake ones online.
- Here in the US we often change this out to a "penny in her shoe" although some use a dime. Note for the best luck it should be in your left shoe.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Daisy Yellow Inspiration Board
With all the crazy weather we have going on in Colorado right now, it has me dreaming of warm summer weather. So here's some design ideas for a daisy inspired wedding theme, with yellow as the wedding colors. I can feel the warmth of the sun now!Enjoy!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
So here's some wedding shower basics every bride should know:
-Opening the gifts- this is the highlight and often the entertainment of the shower and usually happens after the refreshments are served. Have one of your attendants sit next to you so they can write down what you received and who it's from. You shoud thank each gift giver. Keep in mind you still will need to send a thank you note for the gift later. Often brides will keep the bows from their shower to put on a plate and make a "practice bouquet" to use for the rehearsal.