How to Avoid (4) Common Oversights with Invitation Ordering

How to Avoid (4) Common Oversights with Invitation Ordering

Ordering stationery (invitations) can be a simple process that can also be complicated if you are not aware of what is needed to make this a smooth process.  There are numerous moving parts to what is included in the invitation suite, to etiquette in regards-to wording, to who should be invited, to creating a process to receive returned responses.  In this article we are going to explore the (4) common oversights for you to avoid when ordering your stationery.  We reached out to our preferred stationery designers and asked them what they witnessed the most with customers when ordering stationery....

R.S.V.P Etiquette…10 Mindful Tips for the Perfect Guest!

R.S.V.P Etiquette…10 Mindful Tips for the Perfect Guest!

Special delivery!  You’ve got Mail!  Okay, I am not referring to the 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.  A special friend has sent you a formal invitation in the mail to attend possibly their wedding, birthday celebration, retirement celebration, gala, etc. However, when you receive the invitation do you really pay close attention to whom the invitation is addressed to and all of the fine points? If not, it’s time to slow down and pay close attention to the particulars of this special delivery. Proper etiquette leads to a formal response, an R.S.V.P. First let’s...

You’re Engaged Part 3: Selecting Your Venue

You’re Engaged Part 3:  Selecting Your Venue

In our previous blog series of “You’re Engaged”, we helped you to get organized and highlighted wedding vendors that you should secure first in the wedding planning process.  Now let’s talk about choosing your venue.  It may be your first time getting married and even if it is not, the burning question of knowing how to choose the perfect venue and much to spend on your wedding is puzzling.  In today’s blog, we hope to clear up this mystery for you so that you will be able to create a realistic budget to plan your special day. In the Washington,...

How to Handle “Special” Food Requests from Your Guests

How to Handle “Special” Food Requests from Your Guests

You’re counting down to that special moment in your life – planning, organizing, and making sure all the details are carried out appropriately.  The most important element of your big day is making sure that all your guests have a wonderful dining experience during your wedding that will have them talking for days.  During all the planning, you remember that your best friend is allergic to peanuts, or Aunt Susan is a vegetarian, and the list begins to increase with special instructions regarding the menu.  What do you do? Tip #1:  Know the Difference in the Dietary Requests Dietary requests fall into 3...

Vibrant Fall Wedding | Belmont Manor & Historic Park | Eric & Shakétta

Vibrant Fall Wedding | Belmont Manor & Historic Park | Eric & Shakétta

Last Fall, we had the opportunity to witness the enduring love of Eric and Shakétta as they said “I do” to each other on the beautiful grounds of Belmont Manor and Historic Park. It was a contemporary garden style wedding as the grounds of the manor provided the perfect backdrop.  The Groom (Eric) looked dapper in a steel grey suit and ultra sleek white Addidas sneakers.  Our gorgeous Bride (Shakétta) adorned a sleek bodice dress and ultra glam bling spiral-heel stillettos, and was escorted down the aisle by her Mother to a solo performance by Candice Simmons.  Officiant, Leora Motely...

You’re Engaged! Part 2: Top (5) Wedding Pros to Hire First!

You’re Engaged! Part 2:  Top (5) Wedding Pros to Hire First!

In our previous blog, we highlighted (9) fabulous tips to organizing yourself to get you on the path to planning your wedding day.  Now that you have taken the first steps to planning, we are now going to provide you with advice on the first (5) wedding professionals you should hire first for your wedding day and why. (1) WEDDING PLANNER A Wedding Planner should be your first stop in the research for wedding professionals.  Professional Planners have the experience, plethora of connections/relationships with other wedding professionals you need, valued time and dedication, and knowledge to navigate through the planning...