Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Carolina Herrera's Latest Bridal Collection

Style Me Pretty has been doing a fantastic review of the Bridal Fashion Week, and I am just eating up their fashion galleries! Check out Carolina Herrera's collection- the hats and headpieces are outrageous and amazing!! Also, I love the ruffles, and the few subtly patterned dresses- I would love to see that become a new trend! Below is my favorite dress from the collection (love the sleeves and the collar!), check out the gallery and tell me which is yours!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Wedding Dress Trend?

I've been noticing around the wedding blog world a new style in wedding dresses popping up- I'm wondering if perhaps it will be a new trend! Brides are always looking for a way to make their dress memorable. Short dresses are certainly making a come back, but these hemlines allow you to have the flirty short look, while not sacrificing a gorgeous train and/or length in the back. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet... tell me what you think of the new asymmetrical wedding gown hems!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ask a Planner: Budget Wedding Planning 101

This is probably one of the biggest wedding topics discussed by wedding professionals everywhere. And as a wedding planner, saving money while planning a wedding is a MUST if we're going to be worth our salt! I could probably write about a million posts about various ways to save money- and maybe I will. :)

But to begin, let's talk about where to get fantastic deals online using online classifieds. Brides sharing their wedding accessories is becoming a really popular way to clean out their closets, go green, and make some cash. I mean really- what DOES one do with 5 pounds of green glass beads after they've graced your reception tables for an evening? Rather than putting them out at the next garage sale hoping for the best, brides are posting these items on websites where YOU, the saving-savvy bride, can come along and find just what you need at a reduced price! Whether it's vases, picture frames, or custom-wrapped votive candle holders, you can find pretty much anything you might need being sold used. You could even find the perfect wedding gown- but that's a story for another post. ;)

Here are some of the very useful wedding classifieds online:

The Nest: Trash to Treasure Board (also check out your local Knot message board, as many brides post items for sale there as well)
Stay tuned for our discussion of budget wedding planning with local vendors!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Newly Engaged & Adorable

That's Valerie MetreJean- and she's an incredibly inspiring entrepreneur to boot!! She not only runs this fun blog The Wedding Shoebox, featuring wedding inspiration from wedding professionals, but she also designs adorable invitations AND is a wedding planner in Louisiana. All while currently planning her own wedding!! Anyway, I'm loving a recent post of hers about what to remember when you're first engaged- check it out!