You make a check list for all the items you WILL NEED to bring with you the day of the wedding, but you don’t make one for all the items that will need to return with you. Several items that get left behind include:
I.D.’s or credit cards from open bar tabs
Clothing that you arrived in
Shoes. They get really uncomfortable and you kick them off somewhere and then forget where exactly.
Sand ceremony vases or unity candles
The best thing to do to ensure that items like these don’t get left behind is to assign your parents or bridal party members jobs. Now do make sure if mom and dad will be responsible for gifts that they not bring dad’s sleek, two-seater, sports car to the wedding because they will be making numerous trips to get all the gifts home.
Wonderful Wedding heels
When picking out shoes for your wedding day you definitely want comfort to be your first priority, but why not go for something a bit out of the ordinary too?
It has become a rather big trend to wear colored wedding shoes instead of traditional white. Colored shoes allow you to make a statement and embrace your own personal, everyday style on your wedding day without completely taking away from your wedding dress. The majority of wedding gowns are floor length so you don’t have to worry about your sassy heels taking away from your ensemble. However, when they do decide to make an appearance from under your dress they will be noticed and admired.
We have seen plenty of alternative bridal shoes and by far the most popular color is blue because it covers the traditional something blue. However, many brides opt for colored heels that tie in with their reception color. One bride wore a pair of sparkly, white, Tom’s shoes from their wedding collection so she wouldn’t have to worry about foot discomfort throughout the evening. Comfort wise, wedges are the best heels to wear for the evening because they are easy to walk in and less straining on the balls of your feet. Finding strappy, multicolored heels is easy during the summer season because they are a hot item. In the event that you do find a pair of plain white shoes you can get them dyed to match your shade or pick a style of your choice at: http://www.bridalshoes.com/
What we really like about alternative wedding shoes is that you can wear them again. You can pair them with a summer dress during your honeymoon or don them again with a pair of chic capris and a simple tee. So what color will you be wearing?
Plan Ahead and have on hand.
Make sure to have a few extra seats and dinner setups; plates, flatware, glasses, and napkins for any surprise guests who may show up. This happens more often than you would think. Last wedding we were partook in was at a rented facility that everything was brought in and we had six extra sets (including chairs) and ended up using four for unexpected plus ones and the other two for little guests who just so happen to drop their items on the floor. Always a great idea to plan a few so no one is caught off guard by these moments. We were able to add these extra guests in with ease and even help the little ones out who lost their flatware before the meal began.
C&C (which is an acronym for creative coordinators *wink* *wink*) created this blog to document the amazing weddings we have been lucky enough to partake in and to offer advice and tips to future brides. We are grateful that bride’s allow us to play a role in the beginning of their life together. We have a job that maybe 98% of the time is extremely happy, memorable, and an ideal day. It is fun, ever-changing, never dull, rewarding, and we are grateful that bride’s allow us to play a role in the beginning of their life together.
Here are a few highlights of our favorites posts to our most viewed posts, click the title to view the posts
Our most popular post, yup you guessed that’s why we re-blog it: Fun Favors and Awesome Activities
Our most popular non-wedding post: Young 50th Anniversary Party
Our most viewed Wedding Story: Proffitt Wedding
Our most viewed Friday Find: Most Over the Top Wedding Proposal
We might add this adorable couple is now married and they are expecting so we will share the adorable baby announcement video too. Yes this is it the fabulous Justin Baldoni star from Jane the Virgin so after the proposal and wedding video did you really expect anything less!
We want to say thank you and we can’t believe it has been 4 years already!
5 Things Worth Splurging on for your wedding in 2015
We know we know most everyone has a budget and most people don’t want to hear we think you should spend more on something but here ate out top 5 picks we really truly think you should send a little extra on in 2015. We give you the A-OK to splurge on the following!
1. An Extra Bartender
If you have over 125 people or an extra heavy drinking crowd. Even if you just plan on the extra bar tender for a portion of the wedding like from pre-ceremony beverages till the an hour after dinner (normally a 4 hour minimum) trust us your crowd will thank you for keeping the crowd at the bar moving.
2. Your Bouquet ( how often do you get to carry flowers?)
Come on its your big day and you get to choose so don’t skimp on your bouquet.
3. The Best Photographer in Town
Photos are worth a 1,000 words and trust us you will thank us if you opt for the best photographer you can find.
4. The DJ
And Music you cant wait to dance all night to for that matter!
5. Superfab shoes you can dance in all night.
If you are already set on super tall heels for the ceremony you aren’t sure you will be able to dance in make sure to plan for a second pair you can dance in.
Ok, ok we admit it we tried to get your attention with the title. We had to share these fabulous cakes because you know we love good cake!
This wonderful couple wed at a family friends estate on May 17, 2014.
It was a gorgeous wedding all around, from the perfect shade of pink pastel dresses on the bridesmaids and flower girls, to the great shade of gray on all the gentlemen and of course the beautiful bride who was beaming from ear to ear and looked spectacular the entire day.
The ceremony took place in the entryway of this amazing estate so the bridal party could use the amazing grand staircase. It was truly a grand entrance into the ceremony and great place to take photos.
The cocktail hour took place on the multilevel back patios. A perfect place to mix and mingle while the bride and groom took some photos.
The reception followed on the lower portion of the property where they called in All Occasion Rentals who set up an enchanting white tent, tables, chairs, candles, centerpieces, the dance floor and draping and finished it all off with just enough lighting to keep it romantic and a chandelier to keep it elegant.
The whole day was captured by a fabulous photographer Jodi B. and a special thanks for sharing all the photos!
We know it’s a little over due but a great big congratulations Mr & Mrs Fosher!