It’s all about the…..food

When I was planning my wedding, I heard a lot of opinions on the food. A lot of people told me, “no one remembers the food.” Now, that may be true, but I wanted people to remember everything! Not just the band, not just the cocktails, not just our first dance, ALL of it. What makes food more memorable than MINI food?? Mini = more fun! Check out these super cute ideas for some mini hors d’oeuvres.

Spaghetti and Meatballs via bridalguide.com

 

Pancake Skewers via Pizzazzerie

Cookies and Milk Shooters via A Bloom Affair

Burgers and Beer via Colin Cowie Weddings

Patron and Tacos via The Fancy

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Shooters via A Cup of Jo

Baked Potato Bites via My Baking Addiction

Caprese Skewers via Terri’s Table

 

Happy Planning, xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not Your Average Tuxedo

Don’t get me wrong, I love a classic black, bow-tied, satin lapeled tuxedo on a man. I just don’t think that many weddings warrant that formal of a style. Now, if you’re having a black tie wedding at a fancy hotel, by all means! And even if you’re not, but you love the look, go ahead… there are no rules.

But, if you’re going for a different look, or just don’t like tuxedos, here are some other looks to consider.

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via Wedding Chicks

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via Bridal Times

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via Elizabeth Ann Designs

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via Deylahuss Photography

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via Best Destination Wedding

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Ok, ok a classic tuxedo to end the post. Via My Wedding

Happy Planning, xo

 

 

The Organized Bride

Ok, so most people will say they are not organized enough to plan their own wedding, I have faith in you people!

The first thing you need to do is set a date. This will most likely be planned around your venue.  So get looking at those venues!! Also, keep in mind the number of people you want to invite. You will need about a year for this, but popular places book up even before that! Once you set a date and book the venue, the photographer and band or DJ should be following quickly! Good news: Once those 3 things are booked, you have a lot of time!! (assuming you booked a year out :))

In the following months you will have time to get a binder or several folders together with inspiration photos, vendors in your area for cakes, flowers, rentals, etc., and a place to keep track of your budgets or deposits.

BUDGETS! That is a-whole-nother post, but you should set a rough budget before you book the venue. Ok, moving on.

There are a TON of books out there to help with planning. There are binders made JUST for wedding planning. There are free templates to download for wedding worksheets. The most important thing, find what works for you! As long as you keep all wedding stuff together, and it’s easily accessible so you can take it to meetings, it will work.

Here is some great organization inspiration, and some great resources:

Free templates from Russel and Hazel

As you start to buy supplies, put them together in a container and label them. Take a photo of the items “set up” so you remember how you want them (trust me you will forget these things!)

Be sure to include a calendar in your wedding binder!

iWedding Deluxe – Download in the app store!

 

Real Simple’s Ultimate Planning Checklist

Simple Stunning Wedding Organizer via Amazon.com

Happy Planning, xo

Bouquet Inspiration

Choosing your bouquets can be difficult. You need to think about color, cost, and which flowers will be in season during your wedding month. You may not be able to use the flower you’ve always loved. If all else fails, go with all white.

White flowers are always chic, and you can always find a white flower in season. Brides often get so caught up in color, but who says the flowers should get all the attention? Brides will go all out and get their flowers sprayed tiffany blue or fuschia, but how about letting the natural beauty of the flower show through?

The title photo on this post are the bridesmaids’ bouquets from our wedding. We got SO many compliments on the flowers and they were simple, clean and modern. Have fun with different sizes and textures of white flowers.