Monday, September 28, 2009

10 Ways to Wow Your Wedding Guests

1. Change Your Wedding Dress After the ceremony, change out of your ball gown and slip into something dance floor-friendly, like a knee-length dress.

2. Offer a New Perspective Pick a ceremony spot with a gorgeous view, like an oceanfront restaurant or a grassy valley surrounded by mountains.

3. Set the Scene History buffs? Even if you're not, think of how cool it'd be to host your ceremony and/or reception in a museum! Extra reception decor need not apply.

4. Plan Out the First Dance For your first dance, fake out your guests by starting off with a slow song; then switch to a fast beat with a rehearsed routine.

5. Box Up Your Wedding Invitations For a formal wedding, make a big impression on your guests by sending your wedding invitations in pretty, silk-covered boxes. If it's a barn wedding, add raffia or hay to the invitation package; small shells for a beach wedding; and tiny Swarovski crystals for a ballroom wedding to cue guests in on what's to come.

6. Bring in a Show Hire professional flamenco dancers, break dancers, or ballroom dancers to put on an amazing after-dinner show.

7. Prop a Photo Booth Bring in or make your own a photo booth and encourage guests to get silly by setting out fun props that fit with your wedding theme (think top hats, canes, and fake pearls for a formal wedding). Ask everyone to add their pics into the guest book for a fun keepsake.

8. Set Up a Wine Tasting During the cocktail hour, give your guests a lesson in wine by hiring a sommelier to dish out wine-pairing tips and tricks.

9. Rent Special Lighting Try using ambient lighting to transform your reception space and set a romantic mood. Hint: Pink and amber tones make everyone look great!

10. End the Night with a Bang Surprise all your guests with a send-off to end the reception: A fireworks finale! Don't have the budget? Look into renting a confetti canon for the last song of the night.

Got these tips off The Knot... but Jacque and I both have lots of ideas to help you make your event a "WOW" event for you and your guests. Call us today to set up a complimentary appointment.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Arizona Bridal Week

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All brides that come before 10AM will receive a special bag from Get Married. While Supplies Last!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Engagement Photos of of Tony and Jean

Engagement Photos of of Tony and Jean by Keri Doolittle
Wanted to post these pictures that Keri just took of Tony and Jean and remind couples to express themselves. Engagement photos should be fun. If mom and dad are expecting a posed picture, then sure pose for one or two, but let the photographer guide you for the rest. Engagement photos are great to send as save the dates or to post on wedding websites.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Dollar Power

I just got back from a really great vacation and found this article on the plane on Dollar Power. Basically it says think about going to countries that favor the US dollar thus stretching your dollar.

These are the top 10 countries it listed:
Czech Republic

Anyway.. food for thought. Lots of great travel deals going around so ask about one of these countries and your dollar will go even further.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

3 Honeymoon Planning Tips

3 Honeymoon Planning Tips

1. Use a Travel Agent Travel agents can have the inside scoop on unadvertised discounts, package deals, and a range of itinerary options. Agents are also one-stop shopping resources for air, car, and hotel reservations. They also offer peace of mind, adding immense security to your trip should your travel plans go awry.

2. Create a Money PlanKnow your bank's travel policies on withdrawls, credit card limits, and bank account balances. Also consider the mix of cash, travelers checks, and credit cards you're taking. If you're visiting a remote destination, pack extra cash and travelers checks. On the other hand, if ATMs will plentiful (often the case in popular tourist spots), take less cash to limit your liability, and withdraw money as needed. Just remember that there will be ATM conversion surcharges.

3. Pack Like a ProPack your valuables, a change of clothes, non-perishable snacks, and your minimum toiletry needs in your carry-on, just in case your luggage gets delayed or lost. Also leave a copy of your itinerary with at least one person at home, and consider emailing it to a handful of family and friends. Finally, bring along an extra empty bag so you can stock up on souvenirs and duty-free gifts.
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