Midweek Mumbles: SYTTD

When I think of weddings, or planning a wedding. I immediately begin with dress shopping. To me, dress shopping is the point where it begins to settle in, when reality takes hold and you mutter the words, “I’m getting married!”

After watching so many episodes of Say Yes To The Dress, I consider myself to be expertly trained to pick out the dress that most of the brides will pick. However, it seems not be just about the bride, but the people that the bride chooses to bring with her. Many times, as with the case of Lisa (photo below), the people you choose to bring with you to pick out your dress will have very strong opinions on what kind of dress you should wear.

So my question is, who do you choose to take with you? If you have very opinionated people, how do you keep the focus on what you want?

Lisa (Buddy’s Wife from Cake Boss) trying on dresses for their ten year anniversary.

Midweek Mumbles!

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Hello everyone! My name is Xandria and I am the summer intern here at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce! I’ll be taking over the blog every Wednesday for the duration of my internship.

Now, I am in no way a bride, bride-to-be, or even married! Aside from all of the pretty things that I’ve pinned onto my wedding board on Pinterest, I haven’t the faintest idea of how you would go about planning a wedding! That doesn’t mean I don’t have opinions, because I sure do have plenty of those to go around!

I haven’t quite figured out what I’ll be posting, but I’m sure I’ll figure something out! So for now, let’s start with the basics:

Do I have any party planning experience?
Well, not party, per say, but during the school year I was in an organization called the University Programming Council. Every week, a group of us would work together to create P.R. and plan for the entertainment that Friday. We call it Friday Night Live, and the acts ranged from musicians and bands, poets, magicians, comedians, and so much more! It was a fun time, I even helped to plan and execute two of the larger events!

What do I think about weddings?
I haven’t been to one in… FOREVER. But, from what I do remember, they are so much fun and filled with happiness, and excitement, and bubbles. I don’t know about any of you in blogland, but weddings and bubbles go hand in hand in my mind… not quite sure why…

Do I want to get married… ever?
Ha ha… ha… Well, I used to be the girl that didn’t want to get married, that didn’t want kids, that wanted to Miss Independent. But now, after being sucked in by TLC, and especially Say Yes To The Dress, I can’t wait to get married! I mean, I want to finish college and get on my feet first, but the thought of getting married and planning and everything makes me really giddy!!

 

So, until next Wednesday,
Xandria

Friday Five: Ways to Incorporate Lost Loved Ones at Your Wedding

I hope all of you are have a great Friday. Today I want to focus on including those important people that have passed on before your wedding. They are those people that you want to include at your wedding someway but don’t know quite how. Luckily there are plenty of different ideas for how you can honor them at your wedding. Below are just a few that I felt were touching but won’t overshadow your big day with a cloud of gloom.

#1 Leave a Seat for Them at the Ceremony

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Providing a seat for you lost loved one will show that they have a special place in your heart and at your wedding.

#2 Carry (or Wear) a Photo Charm

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Attaching photo charms to your bridal bouquet or to the back of your shoes is a great way to carry your loved ones with you on your special day.

#3 Wear a Piece of Their Jewelry


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wearing a piece of jewelry that your loved one always wore or wore on their wedding day is a way to discrete way to keep them close to you on your wedding day.

#4 Add a Note in the Program

Adding a simple note in your wedding program or mentioning their names in the program will be a nice simple way to honor those who have passed.

#5 Add a Piece of Their Clothing to Your Wedding Dress

You can have a piece of their old shirt, scarf, or favorite dress cut into a heart and sewn onto your wedding dress so they will be with you on your wedding day.

And that is your Friday Five. Honoring a lost loved one is a nice way to incorporate them into one of the most important days of your life.

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Trending: Unity Trees

First it was candles, then it was sand, now it is time for unity trees!

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When it comes time to do the unity part of the ceremony, the couple comes over to another table where the tree, some dirt, and some water are placed, and plant their tree in a pot. (I suggest the bride handling the water and having minimal dirt involved). Some couples choose to bring dirt from each of their parents’ houses as a symbol of the families joining. If you need help on introducing your guests to what you are about to do, here are some wording suggestions.

The tree can be planted in the ground later at the newlyweds’ house, that way the tree can grow as their relationship continues to grow!

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Friday Five: Fun Boutonniere Ideas

Happy Friday Everyone! I wanted to take this Friday to focus on one of the groom’s and groomsmen’s few accessories: the boutonniere. While the boutonniere is often times an afterthought, it doesn’t have to be. Instead, you can make it a statement piece that your guests will remember! While normally, the boutonnieres are made from the same or miniature flowers that match the bride’s and bridesmaid’s flowers, they don’t always have to. This Friday we are going to explore some alternatives to the traditional boutonniere.

#1 Golf Tees Boutonniere

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If your guy in a big golf lover (or if you are getting married on a golf course) why not incorporate it into your big day in a small but noticeable why? Plus you can use golf tees that match your wedding colors!

#2 Starfish or Seashell Boutonniere

If you have a beach wedding, I love the idea of using a starfish or seashell as a boutonniere to go with the beach wedding theme!

#3 Pinwheel Boutonniere

If you are having a more whimsical wedding, than pinwheel boutonnieres are definitely the way to go!

#4 Shotgun Shell Boutonniere

If your groom is more into the masculine things in life and loves to hunt or shoot skeet, he will love having a boutonniere made from a shotgun shell!

#5 A Simple Heart Boutonniere

A heart as a boutonniere, simple and swoon worthy!

And that is your Friday Five! I hope you enjoyed exploring the different types of unique boutonnieres!

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Penny in the Shoe for Luck!

A penny in your shoe on your wedding day brings good luck! We all have heard of this tradition, but where did it come from? It is actually the end of a rhyme that you know very well… something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe. For some reason, the end of the rhyme seems to have been dropped off as of late. The sixpence or penny is supposed to bring prosperity to the bride.

 

Traditionally, the bride’s father is supposed to be the one that puts the penny in the shoe. I think it makes for a great photo op too!

If you can’t stand the idea of a penny rolling around in your shoe, you can just tape it to the bottom, in the arch so you aren’t walking on it.

There are also lots of fun things that you can do with the penny after your big day!

Will you be wearing a penny in (or on) your shoe on your wedding day?

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The Georgetown Event Center, located outside of Austin in Georgetown, TX, is the perfect place to have your wedding reception! It allows you to be as creative with your wedding as you want and is available at a fraction of the cost of other wedding venues. Learn more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.

Friday Five: Out of the Box Wedding Card Holders

Hi everybody! I hope you are having a fantastic Friday! This week we are going explore some great ideas about what can be used to hold your wedding cards at your wedding. It is great to have a place where guests can put their wedding cards so they don’t get lost in a sea of presents, or even worse disappear off the gift table to never be found again. So without further ado, here are some wonderful wedding card box ideas!

#1 A Bird Cage

Birdcages are elegant, beautiful, and available in a variety of colors. You can also decorate it however you want.

#2 A Mailbox

You get cards from a mailbox anyway, so why not use it to hold your wedding cards?

#3 A Beautiful Hat Box or Boxes

Hat boxes with slits cut in the top can make beautifully easy card holders! Plus if you stack them, they can look like a wedding cake!

#4 A Treasure Chest

What’s better to put your treasure in than a treasure box! I love the idea of have a white one instead of the usual brown and putting a sweet saying on it or the couple’s initials!

#5 A Hollowed Out Tree Stump

There are very few card boxes more unique that a tree stump! And it can be a DIY project!

And that is your Friday Five? What kind of card box do you plan to use at your wedding?

 

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.