Monday, June 30, 2008
Yes, that's true. An engagement party is celebrating the upcoming wedding so if you invite your receptionist and your accounting department, you better hope your guest list can fit them when wedding time rolls around.
My advice is this: before you throw any sort of party or send out any type of announcement about your engagement, make sure you have put together your guest list and your budget. Get family and friends names from both sides and make sure that your list is under control. If you put the list together and find that without extended family it is already at 200+ people, you may need to figure some things out. If you know that 200+ people at your favorite venue will put you way over your budget, this will help you decide very quickly about who should be invited to your engagement party and who shouldn't. Most people will understand-and the ones who don't, you probably won't really want them at your wedding anyway.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Origins Youthtopia, Firming eye cream, $38.50, Use morning and night around eyes
Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins, moisture cream, $32.50, Use at night before bed.
So about $120 in skincare products. I'll post back in a few weeks with my results. Maybe I'll start getting carded again.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
These dresses are from Mori Lee, http://www.morilee.com/
Now lets take a look at department stores: Nordstrom has a Wedding shop with some great dresses for under $1,000.
From http://www.nordstrom.com/, JS Boutique $180From http://www.nordstrom.com/, Mary L Couture, $308As you can see, there are plenty of dresses out there (beautiful ones) that won't break the bank.
Start by calling a few local bridal shops to set appointments. Going in during the week will be the best time because it won't be as busy-but regardless, make sure to set an appointment. Don't bring your entire bridal party-too many opinions, too many emotions, too many people waiting on you. The dress shopping experience should be a fun one. You shouldn't feel rushed at all-by your friends or by the bridal salon.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Thanks for checking out my blog and wanting to get to know me a little more.
I knew I wanted to work in the event planning industry when I was just 14 years old. My parents owned a catering business where I worked as a banquet server and, as I got older, catering manager. Even though my days started at six in the morning, I remember the energy I felt when setting up the reception site, meeting with the florist, and seeing the bride for the first time. Even after an 18-hour work day, I still got teary-eyed during every toast, every first dance, and every ceremony- I found myself eating up the details and savoring every moment.
Fast forward to today: After graduating from ASU with a degree in business, managing a full-time work schedule, planning events for a medium-sized company, and trying to live a life somewhere in between, I realized my true calling was to own my own business helping people plan the important events of their lives. When I plan weddings and events, I utilize the same multi-tasking skills that make me successful in life—organization, efficiency, and attention to detail. The greatest compliment I ever received was from a very busy bride who told me I made her excited about her wedding again! All the options of planning a wedding can be overwhelming and many brides get lost in the details. My services will alleviate your stress and get you excited again.
That said, I promise to obsess over the details of your day. I promise to contemplate every “what if” that might occur. I promise to be as excited about your colors, flowers, cake, dress, and signature drink as you are. Most importantly, I promise to give you and your family the time to enjoy your event. Let me manage the details so you can focus on what’s important: your big day!