5 Times Your Flower Girl will be Cuter than You

Let’s face it. There is only one person who could steal the show at your wedding. And that person is your flower girl! So don’t miss out on these precious photo ops.

1. The Getting Ready Photo

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2. The In-Awe Photo

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3. The Big Girl Dress Photo

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4. The Little Helper Photo

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5. The Little Kiss Photo

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Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! 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.

10 Tips to Conquer a Bridal Show

So you have the man, the ring, and the biggest smile on your face…what else could you possibly need??

Well everything, of course. Luckily there is a one stop shop for all things wedding- the Annual Georgetown Bridal Show! It may sound overwhelming, but with these tips, you can walk out knowing that you have everything under control.

1. Pre-Register

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The link to our Bridal Show on February 22nd is http://georgetownbridalshow.com/register/ (You can also win prizes by registering early!)

2. Eat a Small Meal Beforehand

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You know you are in for a ton of samples, but have a small meal before you head out. That way you will know what really tastes good if you aren’t a ravenous beast!

3. Wear Comfy Shoes

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You will be doing a ton of walking. Save the heels for your big day! Comfort is key.

4. Bring a Friend

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You will want second (or maybe even third and fourth opinions) on each vendor you see. Of course the choice is all yours, but friends can be helpful to bounce ideas off of, and to cover more ground!

5. Make a Check-list

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Venues, caterers, cakes, honeymoon, decorations…the list seems to go on and on! But with a guideline, you know for sure you can hit all of the essentials.

6. Bring Business Cards

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Don’t waste time writing down your contact information at every booth! Have a supply of cards handy to make the info swap less of a hassle!

7. Bring a Color Swatch

Fabric swatches of your wedding colors can always come in handy if you come across and accessory booth, so you can find the perfect bridesmaid necklaces, or flower girl basket!

8. Have your planner or Calendar app handy

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You may need to set up other tastings and meetings with each vendor, so to be sure you don’t forget about all your obligations, use your calendar app or planner!

9. Leave Before You Can’t Take Anymore-

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Don’t leave wishing you never have to think about weddings again! It’s inevitable that you will need to sort through all of the brochures and handouts you collected once you get home. So shop around until you almost drop!

10. Demand a Foot Rub-

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You have had a long, successful and conquering day! The only thing you need now is a foot rub for a job well done.

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! 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.

I Just Planned Your Whole Christmas Wedding…You’re Welcome

‘Tis the season to be married…

So maybe you haven’t even considered a holiday wedding. But what’s not to love? Lights, presents, snow (well if you aren’t from Texas)…your big day has the potential to be a Winter Wonderland. It’s the most magical time of the year, and lucky for you, I have done all the planning to make the magic happen. Read on to discover why your first dance may be “All I Want for Christmas is You!”

1. Your Dress

Top 8 Hot Wedding Dresses Styles for Winter Wonderland Weddings 2014 #tulleandchantilly

With three quarter lace sleeves, you will look elegant without having to show a lot of skin

2. Your Bridesmaids

Dessy - long wine colored bridesmaid gown

This deep red and flowy design will have them feeling ready for the red carpet, but not to upstage you, of course!

3. Your Flower Girl

Christmas Flower Girl dress trimmed in red - perfect

The adorable rose accents are so vibrant, you actually may have some competition for the spotlight!

4. The Groom and Groomsmen

Groom/Groomsmen- Black tuxedo for all the boys, groom wears white vest (to match bride), bestman wears purple vest (to match maid of honnor) and the other groomsmen wears charcoal gray best (to match other bridesmaids)

Simple yet classic, consider a dark grey tux as shown instead of the stereotypical black and red look!

5. Your Ring Bearer

Formal Boy Tuxedo Black with Red Cherry Vest for by carmiashop, $33.99

Just like the big boys, but with a bowtie!

6. Your Venue

Just the perfect little country church! Wouldn't this be a beautiful place for a small wedding?

Okay, even if little white chapels aren’t your thing, imagine the shots your photographer could get! But for a more modern look, check out the Georgetown Event Center! (Shameless plug)

7. Bouquets

Another wedding weekend over...another bouquet caught!! Is it bc I am tall and athletic or is the universe trying to tell me something??!! This crazy heffa will just have to wait and see.....;)

Add some unexpected lilies for something unique!

8. Reception Tables

Incredible red rose centerpiece for glamorous wedding at Hotel Bel Air, planning by Mindy Weiss, photos by Joy Marie Photography | junebugweddings.com

Notice how the mirrored table top adds extra dazzle to this sparkling tablescape!

9. Your Cake

Christmas Wedding Cakes And Christmas Cake Decorating Ideas

Now I could do without the greenery surround this beautiful cake, but the stacked presents look is sure to amaze!

10. Hot Cocoa Bar…Must

Adorable DIY hot cocoa bar #fall #autumn #hotcocoa

Consider skipping out on the rustic look by using sparkling crystal bowls instead!

 

So maybe I left out just a few things for you to take care of, but with this start, you may just want to get married this Christmas!

 

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! 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.

Be a Bearable Bride

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Maybe you’re worried of becoming your friends’ and family’s worst nightmare (not to mention your fiancé’s as well), or perhaps you have already self-identified as the ominous Bridezilla. Either way, keep these tips in mind in order to cage the beast inside us all!

  1. Know that your wedding WILL NOT go exactly as planned.

Accept it. No amount of practice or organization is going to stop the rain from pouring the day of your outdoor ceremony, or keep your flower girl from coming down with a stomach bug the day before. Hopefully you won’t experience such terrible circumstances, but you must remember to embrace the bumps in the road. They are all part of the experience of wedding planning. Maybe  the story of a half drunk best man  loudly belching during his speech will turn into a beloved memory years down the road. So don’t sweat it!

  1. Forget about being a perfectionist.

Don’t stress over the small things; they do not make much difference in the long run. I bet you could not even begin to describe the name cards used for seating at the last wedding you attended. So don’t lose your cool if the font wasn’t right, or someone picked the wrong shaped napkins. No one is coming to scrutinize these trivial things; they came to see you are your husband-to-be start a new journey of your relationship.

  1. Take time out for your fiancé.

Your guy deserves props. Remember, he’s the one having to deal with you the most when something isn’t going your way. So take time to de-stress with each other. Whether it’s a nice dinner out at his favorite restaurant or a night in with Netflix and a cheap bottle of wine- trust me, he will appreciate it. Spending this time together will also remind you of the reasons you are planning the wedding in the first place. This will keep your priorities straight.

  1. Take care of your bridesmaids.

These are the girls you hand- picked to celebrate one of the best days of your life with you, so treat them that way. While of course their job is to help you out with the process anyway they can, make sure the tasks you give them do not become overbearing. They do have their own lives to deal with, so make sure they feel helpful, not swamped. In another light, remember that your bridesmaids ARE there to help you. Don’t attempt to do everything yourself because you want it done “right”. Give your friends some credit, and let them lift some burdens from you. When they do this, be sure to thank them with a sentimental note or small, thoughtful gift along the way!

  1. Last but DEFINITELY not least, take care of yourself.

With all of the cake tastings and venue tours, it can be easy to forget about yourself and your own well-being. Treat yourself to a pedicure, whether it’s at the salon, or you do it yourself. Also, set aside some time each week to work out. Not only will you burn off calories, but you will burn off the stress and anxiety that is probably building up. Personally, though I am not planning a wedding at the moment, when I catch myself being short with people for no real reason, I immediately decide it’s time for a good run. If you try it, I bet you’ll even sleep better at night instead of just going over a to-do list in your mind.

Try your best to implement these things into your planning process and life!

But when push comes to shove, at least send out a warning:

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Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! 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.

Midweek Mumbles: “I Couldn’t Say ‘I Do’ Without You!”

Yes, you know what I’m talking about! Bridesmaids! The girls whom are like sisters to you and want standing next to you as enter the next chapter of your life with your new husband.

Bridesmaids go through a lot (from what I’ve seen in movies and shows, I haven’t been to a wedding in a while..) from unflattering dresses, going through dress shopping, planning the bachelorette party, the list goes on and on! And let’s not even get started on the maid of honor’s duties!

Your bridesmaids are you girls, the one you would gladly shout, “UTERUSES BEFORE DUDERUSES!” for and they’ll be the ones calming you down on your special day. So it makes sense to show your appreciation for all that they do/will do/have done with a token of your gratitude.

Here a few gift ideas that I personally love:

The phrase is cute and simple, the charm is a symbol that you value them and hope to be friends forever! Cheesy, but adorable especially with the small pearl.

Making a weekend out of your wedding? These Wedding Survival bags are perfect! Not only are the bags cute enough to reuse, but they also say, “Hey, this is going to be a great weekend and I’m glad you’ll be here for it.”

Make your gifts themed! Here’s a cute theme without being over done. It has everything a girl would need!

Who doesn’t love perfectly groomed nails?! This is adorable and a nice way to let your bridesmaids pamper themselves! Include the polish for the wedding and you’re set!

They’re going to need something to put their phone, lipstick, and camera in while they’re dancing the night away! And the customization is beautiful!

Want to see more? Check out this Pinterest search: click here!

 

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! 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.

Friday Five: Creative Invitations to be a Bridesmaid

Happy Friday Everyone! A big wedding trend lately has been asking your friends to be your bridesmaid in adorably, sweet, amazing ways! (think proposing on a less grand level but with the creative-ness of a woman) This Friday five will focus on bringing you some great ways to ask your best friends to be part of your wedding!

So without further ado, here is the Friday Five, bridesmaid edition!

#1. Bridesmaid Boxes

Giving your bridesmaid an adorable box filled with goodies and a note is a sure fire way to get her to say yes!

#2. A bottle of Champagne (or her favorite wine or liquor) with a handwritten note

How could she say no to her favorite alcoholic beverage and favorite new bride?

#3. Cookies that are almost too pretty to eat

Giving your potential future bridesmaid some beautiful cookies iced with the question “Will you be my bridesmaid?” will be an offer too sweet to refuse!

#4. A Diamond RING…. pop

Popping the question to your bridesmaid with a tasty ring pop is an adorable idea to ask them to be part of your special day!

#5. A Witty Card (and maybe some flowers too)

Thanks to the bridesmaid asking trend, there are numerous other cards like this one available for sale. I think it would be a marvelous idea to attach this to a bouquet of flowers and get this delivered to your potential’s bridesmaid office or home. I mean who doesn’t love getting flowers?

And that is your Friday Five! Be sure to come back next week for your weekly dose of Friday five!

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Georgetown Event Center is a beautiful, affordable wedding venue located just outside Austin in Georgetown, TX. For pricing and details, go to http://www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com

Come see us at the Georgetown Bridal Show on Sun., February 23, 2014 from 11-3. Be sure to pre-register to be entered in the honeymoon giveaway! Like the Georgetown Bridal Show’s Facebook page for a chance to win bridal cash prior to the show. Details at http://www.GeorgetownBridalShow.com