Archive for January, 2015

Let’s Talk Wedding Programs!

Friday, January 16th, 2015

For as long as I have been in business, I have seen more programs than you can imagine. I think the one that really sticks out in my memory and being the most ingenious way to do a program, was my wedding in December.

My client was really into reading and literacy! Her whole theme revolved around reading. It was a newspaper! It explained the ceremony (Greek Orthodox) and traditions that are followed. It contained information on her bridal party and information about her and her husband and how their relationship evolved. Her newspaper is below.

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It was so cool, I decided to look into a few other alternative forms of wedding programs. One of the best places to find really neat and unique ideas for weddings is Etsy.

The first I found was By DesignsbyTenisha. She has designed a cootie catcher. I used to play with these things as a kid and it is adorable how she took this idea and adapted it to weddings. On the flaps, it can contain:

Prelude
Seating of parents and grandparents
Processional
Welcome and prayer
Giving of the bride
Scripture reading
Exchange of vows
Exchange of rings
Music
Pronouncement of marriage
Recessional

Cootie Catcher program

The next one I found was by AnnaLouAvenue, it’s a great idea. Rolled scroll, ceremony program on Kraft paper. If you are having a rustic feeling wedding, these would work well.

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Here is another great one. This is by OneChelleofAMug, it is a personalized wedding fan, with the couples picture on it! Not only do you get to keep yourself cool, but you have all the pertinent information, such as Family, Wedding party, Ceremony, etc. at your finger tips!

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These are just some of the highlights of my research, and the different options you have open to you.  If I were to put all I have found, you would be reading for weeks! I hope you enjoy these ideas and if so, feel free to give feedback with any other ideas you may have.

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO BELIEVE!

 

We Won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for 2015

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

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My company was just notified that we received the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for 2015.  This is the 2nd time we have been the recipient of this award.  I really am blessed to have received both this and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2015, this year.  A huge thank you to all of my past clients, if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have won this award!  You guys are awesome!  I so love what I do and reading your reviews, makes it all worthwhile! I am so looking forward to 2015 and all the great couples I am going to be working with!

“The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® recognizes the top 5 percent of local Wedding Professionals from the WeddingWire Network throughout the United States, Canada and abroad that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® are awarded solely based on the reviews from over 200,000 newlyweds. Awards are determined by a combination of excellence in four factors: overall rating (quality), total number of reviews (quantity), review performance from 2014 (recency), and consistency of reviews from year to year (consistency).”

REMEMBER TO ALWAYS BELIEVE

An Affair to Remember by Sharon Dickinson awarded The KNOT’s Best Of Weddings 2015!

Monday, January 5th, 2015

2015 The Knot Best of Weddings

I am so excited to announce that my company received 2015 The Knot Best of Weddings! This honor is based on “The Best and Most Rated Vendors” in their area of expertise.  Receiving this is even more exciting because this is only my first year on The Knot!

Thank you so much to my past clients for allowing me the honor, of being such an integral part of their day and helping them to have “An Affair to Remember”!  Looking so forward to 2015 and assisting all of my new couples to have the same experience as past clients!  2015 can only be better!

Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

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I want to take this time to thank all of my past clients for allowing me the honor of being an integral part of your wedding day!  I can’t tell you how much it has meant to me or how important you were in my life.  You all helped me to get through, what was a tough year with the loss of my mom, but I treasure time spent with her this last year. I wish all of you much love, happiness and success as you go through this next year, hand in hand together.

This past year was one of the best I have experienced, since taking time away from the industry.  Next year, looks like it may far exceed my expectations!

For my 2015 clients, I wish you peace, happiness and lots of fun, for the upcoming year!

My new word for this year, and goal is to always BELIEVE. “Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach, author 

HAPPY NEW YEAR and BEST WISHES TO ALL