Kyle Michelle Weddings Blog
After the celebrating and honeymooning comes to an end, it’s time to face reality and complete those daunting newlywed tasks! Whether that’s the changing of the last name, going to the DMV (woof), or writing thank you cards, knowing where to start can be overwhelming and confusing for anyone. Check out these helpful tips for those starting to plan the rest of their lives together!
What better way to spend your anniversary than enjoying a sweet treat from your big day one whole year later!
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He stole your heart, now you get to steal his last name!
And finally the part we try and put off for as long as possibly acceptable, writing thank you notes. Pick up a pen, a glass of wine, and get to work on these cards with your new hubby as soon as possible! Plus, the longer you wait to send out your thank you cards, the longer and more eloquent they should be written. This task is much easier to do when the wedding is fresh in your minds.
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So you're planning your wedding and immediately you are transported back to your childhood of when you wore your mom's high heels, a long flowing veil and you married...you're brother. Or maybe not. Maybe you have no idea what "theme" or "color scheme" you want for your wedding. Either way, pulling your wedding together is a daunting task that can leave you feeling lost and confused. That's why you hire us...I mean, here are some tips that may help you figure this all out!
#1. Reflect on yourselves to find a theme.
What's in a theme? My favorite types of themes are those that represent the bride &/or groom. Are you an avid reader? Do you love a certain flower, perhaps a sunflower? Are you going for a BBQ theme and you have a secret family BBQ rub recipe you can share with your guests? Do you love beer, I mean do you live in an area that makes a certain type of beer and maybe you like drinking it too? Are you enamored with a foreign destination (that's for you Desiree) or maybe you are getting married in front of your coy pond and you are super talented and design your own invitations... I love them all!!!!
#2. Stay focused, and try not to stray.
This is one of the hardest parts of pulling your wedding together. And I'm going to go ahead and say what we're all thinking, Pinterest is making this very difficult. If you're like me, you would like 5 different weddings, so you can use five different themes, colors and even venues. Unfortunately, what we end up seeing is what we like to call, a Pinterest mosh posh, basically a mix of cool ideas, that don't have any relation. The key is to find your inspiration picture. Stay focused and continually keep going back to make sure it matches!
#3. Less is more or maybe more is more.
So you have your theme, it's simple and being simple is a complete representation of you as a couple. So, in that case keep it simple. However, if you're going to go with a theme, then go big! The details are what can bring a theme or color scheme to life.
#4. Fall in love.
With your theme that is. Make sure you love the colors you are using, make sure you love what your venue looks like and most of all make sure the man or woman you are marrying loves them too! When a couple can create a masterpiece of a wedding, they can usually create a masterpiece of a marriage. And let's face it, a wedding lasts a day, a marriage lasts a lifetime!
#5. Invite your wedding pro's to work together.
This is the key to maintaining a constant theme or color scheme for your wedding. When your wedding planner and your florist, your venue coordinator, caterer and your DJ are all on the same page, so is your wedding. If your DJ does not know your wedding theme of vintage and old world, he/she may in fact show up with a light show that doesn't work with the feel of your wedding. Or, when working with a fantastic catering company he/she will make your food, serving plates and display decor match that of your wedding. And your florist is key! Make sure he/she gets your theme, understands your vision and can make your vision come to life!
In the end your wedding should be about you, your commitment and the bringing of two families together to celebrate the love between two beautiful people!
Good luck planning!!!!
Numerous brides have recently approached us with the same question: “Where do we start?” With all the different parts that comprise wedding planning, it can easily become overwhelming trying to decide what comes first. Most couples become stumped after going through the basics: style, budget, guest list, timetable, etc. The following tasks are listed in order of what we recommend should be done first:
Hire a Planner
For those brides that have asked us this question, they’re on the right track already! Hiring a wedding planner is this first step to planning a wedding, and can alleviate unnecessary stress encountered during the planning. More details on the importance of hiring a wedding planner are detailed in this post.
Book the Venue
Wedding venues tend to fill up very quickly these days and many venues host only one wedding a day, making it even harder to score your dream date. Once the wedding date is established, it then becomes possible to book and hire the other vendors involved. Another reason the venue plays a large part in the planning process is that it will set the tone for the entire wedding, including the style and atmosphere.
Round Up the Professionals
Prioritize vendor categories! For example, is photography or florals more important to you? Many top wedding vendors are hired over a year in advance and although some are able to double book, not all vendors offer this possibility. As soon the importance of each vendor is decided, start booking and signing those contracts!
Shop til you Drop
Although choosing a wedding dress is probably one of the most anticipated aspects of planning a wedding, the above are more time sensitive. Go shopping not just for the dress, but shoes and jewels!
...So what are you waiting for?? Get planning!