Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Quick Tip: Mapping Out the Route for Wedding Guests

If you're providing driving directions for your wedding guests with your invitations or in your hospitality bags, be sure to actually drive the route before having the directions printed.  Chances are you got the directions off of Google or Mapquest, which may not be up-to-date with construction and detours.  So, check to make sure not only that the directions are accurate but also that they are easy to understand and follow. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Beating the Heat: ideas for keeping cool at an outdoor summer wedding

With outside weddings, brides can get so concerned with warding off rain that they may forget about the other weather culprit -- the heat.  Here are a few ideas that you can use to make your guests more comfortable at a hot summer wedding.
  • Print your programs on paper fans.
  • Provide an outside table or bar with lemonade, ice tea, water, or even fun daiquiris or pina coladas prior to the ceremony start.
  • Have a few baskets stationed around the ceremony area with sunscreen, bugspray, and sunglasses for guests to use.
  • Have ushers escort people to their seats using parasols to block the sun.  Ushers can then even give the parasols to the guests to use while they wait for the ceremony start. (Just be sure they direct guests to close the parasols once the ceremony begins so everyone can see.)
Outdoor weddings can be beautiful and memorable.  Taking just a few steps to keep you guests cool will ensure they enjoy the scenery and remember your wedding for the right reasons.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wedding Planning Tea Party

I am so excited to be co-hosting this Wedding Planning Tea Party.  At the event, I'll be sharing some "secrets" of wedding planning -- things you won't find on the online checklists and resources. There will also be time for Q&A, so if you have questions about your own wedding planning or just want to pick a wedding planner's brain, this is a great opportunity.

Here are the details:

Wedding Planning Tea Party
Saturday, July 23, 2011
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fleur de Lis
715 N. Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60654

The event is FREE but seating is limited, so reservations are required.  Currently the event is booked but more spots may open up. Reserve a spot on the waiting list to be notified about current availabilty and future tea parties.

For more info or to reserve your spot, go to: