Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Don't Be Blue about your "Something Blue"

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Everyone knows this old saying and many brides still try to abide by it on wedding day. But when you're wearing all white, the puzzling part can be where exactly to incorporate that "something blue" into your wedding day fashion.

Not sure what to have as your something blue? Here are some of our favorite ways to include it in your day-of look:

For a classic bride, blue pearls attached to the ends of bobby pins in your hair is an elegant touch.

But there's no need to be subtle with your something blue. If your style is a little bit funky, you could paint your nails a light shade of blue or wear blue tights under your dress. For something a bit more noticeable, wear a blue petticoat under your dress or blue shoes.

Your something blue can be your little secret, hidden from view.  Why not embroider your wedding date in blue on the under-skirts of the dress? Or wear blue undies or a blue garter. Perhaps it could be fun to make your groom search for that something blue after the festivities are over!

Your something blue can also pay tribute to a loved one. Remember a grandfather who couldn’t be with you by stitching a piece of his old shirt or scarf onto your dress.

 There are so many ways to include your something blue in your wedding day, so be creative!

What will you use for your something blue? Tell us below…

Friday, May 11, 2012

It's Never Too Late for a Snack

Brides are always trying to surprise their guests with unique touches. So, if you're pondering what else you can do at your reception once the dancing has begun, why not bring out more food?

One of the latest trends in wedding receptions is the late-night snack. Most often, comfort foods or local food favorites are offered in miniature bites. Guests can help themselves to a quick, fun snack and then continue dancing.

Cookies with milk shots will satisfy a sweet tooth (and be a hit kids both little and big) while a hot dog stand can serve as a nod toward a local Chicago specialty.  S'mores stations and food trucks can also be an unexpected twist and a big hit.

When planning for the late night snack, keep in mind that some guests will likely leave before the snacks are put out. So, you won't need to order food for the full number of guests (unless you’re looking forward to leftovers!). Your wedding coordinator can help you with ideas for a unique late night snack and manage the timing of the big reveal.

Here are some delicious ideas for your late-night snacks:

 Mini Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup, Mini Milkshakes, Cookies & Milk, Hot Dogs = Yum!

Funnel Cakes!

S'mores Buffet from That's A Smore!

Doughnuts are the new cupcakes!

Incorporating a late-night snack will leave your guests with a big impression, a full tummy, and a big smile.

Tell us what you are serving below....

Friday, May 4, 2012

What's Left After The Cake is Gone?

The wedding cake is a delicious way to commemorate your wedding. But once that last slice is eaten, what remains to remind you of your first dessert as a married couple? The cake topper!

Cake toppers have come a long way from the standard bride and groom atop the cake. Now couples are choosing unique cake toppers that reflect their personalities and relationship. After the wedding, the topper can be displayed in your home as a reminder of your big day.

Here are some of our favorites!

The Cake Topper Can Reflect Your Wedding Theme
Classic Monogram Topper

From Etsy

Custom Topper that looked like the bride and groom! Photo by Laura Witherow Photography 

Tell us: What type of cake topper do you plan on using?