Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bridal Show Tips!

It's that time of year again! 
Getting hitched in the Central Pa area?

The annual Antique Auto Museum in Hershey PA is right around the corner! 

February 19th
Ticket: $7 Advanced,   $10 at the door

Click HERE to be taken directly to the large listing of amazing vendors!

They will be hosting the annual cake dive, where one lucky bride to be will win a package worth over $10,000! 

Something that caught my eye.... 
One other lucky bride to be will go home with a Louis Vuitton bag!

This alone would make me go!!! 

Why should you go to a bridal show? Some questions I had going forward with planning my own wedding!

They can be so overwhelming and busy! Where do I start?
YES they can! But, remember go in with a plan. Do some research before hand on the vendors and prioritize! Which type of service do you need the most? Catering? Photography? You will be able to compare prices & services all in on day!

Who should I take with me?
First, If you are the major decision maker, bring someone you trust, for a different perspective. I recommend something who is also easy going and doesn't mind being your side kick for the day! Also- who will keep you on track checking off that check list! Oh, and take a camera, pen & paper.

How long do these shows last?
Depending on the show, it could be a couple hours to a full out weekend! So, remember look cute but wear something comfortable! Maybe those heels can should stay in the closet!

Should I sign a contract?
I personally wouldn't. Go home and look over everything! Make an appointment with that specific vendor so you can all sit down and feel confident when signing that paper.  Remember, this is your BIG day and do your research on that vendor.  If there is a specific vendor you know you want for your big day, I assume you already called them and signed the line :)  Many of the vendors do offer "show specials." BUT make sure you are 100% sure!

Most importantly...put your name in for the free drawings for goodness sake & have FUN!

Monday, January 23, 2012

National Moment of Chill


Do something for YOURSELF today!

My favorite...

Calm & Happy Commute

(We spend tons of hours in our cars!)

Place a few drops of grapefruit, sweet orange & lime on your car's floor mats or plug in an Aura Cacia car diffuser to transform your commute from blah to blissful.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Unique Groom Gifts

I have been coming across some unique gifts lately that would make the perfect gift for your Groom! Most of these items are priced under $100!

My top 5 gifts!

1. Atari Arcade for the IPad- I loved playing Atari games...this was before the Nintendo! So, depending on the age of your Groom, he may not have even heard of it! :) But if he did have one growing up, this will definitely take him down memory lane!  I mean, look at that joy stick!!

Pros- Only costs around $60
Cons- Must have an IPad

2. College Steak Branding- If your Groom is anything like mine, he loves a good steak and his college! Heck, it may even encourage him to grill more! They even create custom designs!

Pros-custom branding irons are 100% Made In The USA, in Kansas City, MO.
Cons- can't find one!

3. Ugg "Ascot" Slippers- You can find this comfy pair over at Nordstroms! This gift would be perfect for a fall wedding gift! Something for your Groom to cozy into in the evenings while you snuggle up together on the couch for the first time as Husband & Wife!!

Pros-SUPER comfy! Probably something your Groom wouldn't even consider getting for himself!
Cons-Pricey $100, especially if you are on a budge and/or wanted to get him something else! Besides that, you can't go wrong...

4. Lomokino Movie Camera- Is your Groom into photography/movie making? Throw in some vintage feel and you got yourself one of these! It shoots short movies. Click on over to learn more..cause there is!!

Pros-This camera won't break the bank! $78 Create movies together!
Cons- Works with 35mm film, so yes,  you must wait for it to get developed.. It's been a while since we all had to do that...  But the reviews says its worth it!

5. Ray-Ban Sunglasses- These are definitely trending.. Perfect for your honeymoon! 

Pros-Come in a variety of colors! The price ranges from $100-170. Choose which fits your budget.
Cons- Make sure your Groom can pull off this look, not everyone can!

I know when I was searching for a Grooms Gift, it just wasn't easy! 
Then, I took the plunge and made him a boudoir book.  Ladies-it was definitely an experience of a lifetime :)  If this isn't up your alley, hopefully one of these ideas have helped you out!

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Dress Trend!

One of my favorite trends for 2012 is the two tiered dress!

I am in LOVE with the designer Christos! Click Here to find a boutique near you!

For the Bride who would like to hide their hips, this dress may just do the trick!

Oh, I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for us this year!! 

Congratulations to all the 2012 Brides!!