March 25, 2010

All the Single Ladies Catch this Bouquet

How many single ladies will be at your wedding? Wouldn't you just love for all of your single friends to catch your bouquet? Well here's a twist on that special bouquet toss.

Prepare several small nosegays of the flowers of your choice, in your favorite color schemes. Tie each of the small nosegays with ribbons. Grab the whole bunch into one large bouquet and when it is time to toss the bouquet, just toss the whole thing. Nosegays will be flying everywhere and most of your single lady friends will be giddy with excitement over catching a sentimental piece of your big day.

You can personalize the ribbons with you and your new hubby's name, and maybe a quote or sentiment, to thank your friends for being a part of your special day.

Now that's trendy. Happy planning!!!

March 16, 2010

Event Planning: Splurging vs. Saving

This great article from Tracey Porpora and Bridal Guide, talks about when to splurge and when to save when planning a wedding. A key element throughout the article is that you have to know what is important to you. Many brides and grooms have made the mistake of having someone else's wedding instead of their own because they did not know or articulate what vision was important to them. They listened to everyone else's dreams and priorities, before figuring out what they wanted. This same faux pas is made with other social or corporate events as well. If you don't make a decision about what is important to you, you stand the chance of being the guest of honor at an event designed for someone else and not you.

Planning any type of event, be it a small social event or large corporate function, requires the same thought process. What do you want to remember about the event? What do you want your guests to take away from the event? What's the one or two things you must have to be thrilled by your event? What is not that big a deal or a must have for you? Before viewing venues, and invitations and such, it's always a good idea to take some time to assess what you want your financial investment to be and figure out where to save and where to splurge. No matter what type of investment you intend to make, you will have to make choices about certain areas or plans for your event, so that you can include those things that are important to you.

If you think this task may be very overwhelming, don't fret about it. Hiring an event planner can help you assess what's important to you. You can hire a planner to just help with consultations, or you can hire a planner to help put it all together. And, if you feel like just showing up and have the event be all about you, a planner can make that happen as well. "Hire a wedding planner?!?" Now that's a trendy idea.

Happy Planning,

March 5, 2010

Our Coco Trendy Vendor Spotlight

I attended a wonderful bridal show event and got to meet a really great vendor whose time has definitely come. Meet the wonderful folks of On-Site Wedding & Event Sitters.

Cher Gray and her team create a wonderful resource to allow your family and guests to enjoy your wedding event "kid free." The folks at On-Site Wedding & Event Sitters express that they offer safe, fun and exciting on-site childcare for children 12 and younger at the location of your event. "Everyone can relax and enjoy your wedding knowing the children are having fun just a room away."

This picture above demonstrates the area for the children that is prepared in the back of the room where the event is held. This is a great option for just a small number of children at the wedding. There is a sitter at the table area with the children as well.

I was so impressed with the set-up, that I was tempted to just hang out and be a kid again.

This is a wonderful option for wedding couples to utilize. It makes it a lot easier when trying to plan the wedding and they know there are a number of guests or family members that may need child care assistance. For the guest or family member that doesn't want to burden the bride or groom with any additional expense, there is the option for the wedding guest to hire the On-Site Sitters for themselves. Check out their website for the many options and services that are available. Wow, now that's trendy.

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Alpha Prosperity Events
Southwest Houston ~ Richmond/Rosenberg ~ New Orleans