Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Tips’

5 Unique Wedding Registries

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Top Wedding RegistriesWhen we think of wedding registries, we often think about the usual places like Macy’s, Target, Bloomingdales and Bed Bath & Beyond. But what about expanding your horizons and registering for not just household items but also experiences, art or even to help others? Here are our top 5 picks for unique wedding registries that you will want to check out!

Add some culture & art with a registry through The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. You’ll be able to register for beautiful reprints from your favorite artists as well as unique lamps, stunning vases, tea kettles, flatware, candles and more! You’ll be able to add items from artists like Keith Haring, Frank Lloyd Wright and Henri Matisse.

Simplify your life with a registry from Zola. Through their site you can register for housewares, honeymoons and lots of other fun things to  make your new life together a great adventure! It is a one stop shop which will make things much easier for not only you, but your wedding guests too!

Support small businesses with an Etsy registry. You’ll be able to decorate your house with some uniquely beautiful items like this abstract painting or a custom family name sign.

Say “I do” to giving to your favorite charities with The I Do Foundation. For those couples that want to help others when they get married, this registry allows you to choose your favorite charities for your friends and family to donate to in lieu of giving gifts to you. Your guests can learn about the charity, their mission statement, how they help others and even their financials so they know that their gift is going to a legitimate cause.

You can’t go wrong with a registry from Amazon! Tried and true, Amazon remains one of America’s favorite ways to shop! You can find (and register for) pretty much anything under the sun and it can be shipped to their door….or yours! Can’t find what you are looking for? Did you know that you can add items from other websites to your Amazon registry?

For more wedding tips or to learn about oceanfront weddings at our resort, visit our website!

5 Wedding Tips That People Often Forget

Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Sometimes it seems like the moment you say “yes” everyone starts throwing questions and tips at you and it never seems to stop! Planning a wedding can be both memorable and stressful and there are a million things that you need to remember to do. Here is our list of the top 5 things many brides forget to do when planning their wedding.

5. Set up a wedding website- It may sound cheesy, but if you set up a simple (and easy to make) wedding site, you can direct people there if they have questions about your registry, need directions to the church, etc. It really can save your sanity and it’s such a simple solution!

4. Reserve a block or rooms at a hotel for your guests- Even if most of your guests are local, it is always a good idea to set up a block of rooms at more than one hotel. If you are having your reception at a resort, be sure to set up a block of rooms there as well so your guests have the option to take the elevator home. Usually, hotels will not charge you to set aside a few rooms for your guests which means there is no extra cost to you for this convenience.

3. Designate someone to be responsible for your “belongings” the day of your wedding- Believe us when we say that you will have a million different things on your mind on your wedding day. Make sure to designate the maid of honor or another friend to look after your things. She can keep your cell phone, lipstick and anything else you may need safe and close by for when you need it….without you having to carry it around or worry about it.

2. Break in your wedding shoes- There is nothing worse than wearing brand new shoes for 5+ hours straight! Break your shoes in by wearing them around the house during the last few weeks before your wedding. Your feet will thank us later.

1. Be present on your wedding day- With so much going on during your wedding day, it is so easy for everything to become a blur. This is your “once in a lifetime” wedding! Don’t let this day pass you by without you remembering most of it due to stress. Remember to take a little time for you and later on with your husband as well. Remember to be in the moment and enjoy every moment of this special day. There will be plenty of photographs but those wonderful memories last so much longer.

Our Top 5 Wedding Tips for 2015

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
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It’s hard to believe that 2015 is right around the corner. Since it is the holiday season and we know that many engagements happen this time of the year, we thought we would close 2014 and start 2015 with some wisdom from our wedding experts.

5. Set a budget: There are so many important aspects to planning a wedding but if you do not set a budget, you really cannot plan accordingly and can get yourself into sticky situations as far as your finances are concerned. One of the first decisions you should make about your wedding is your budget. After that big decision is made, you can really start planning for your wedding.

4. It is never too early to shop for bridal gowns: It can take brides several months to find the perfect dress for their big day. Add to that the time (and a lot of it) that it takes for alterations, and you’ll understand why we recommend starting to look for a dress sooner rather than later. There is nothing worse than rushing to make a huge decision. Go early, bring a few friends or family members with you and have fun! We recommend starting to look at least 9 months in advance.

3. Hire a planner: If you have money in the budget, we suggest hiring a planner for your big day. They will take care of a lot of last minute details that can stress out a bride. They will make sure that your day is perfect in every way possible and you won’t have to worry about the caterer showing up late or fielding phone calls about electrical outlets.

2. Consider getting married at a resort: Your wedding day can be hectic. Out of town guests usually stay at a hotel, your wedding ceremony is at one place, the reception is at another….it adds up to a lot of extra time spent driving for you and your guests. When you have your wedding at a resort, you are just steps away from the ceremony and reception. You don’t have to worry about your guests getting lost or drinking and driving and you have one point of contact for everything. Read more about resort weddings here.

1. Add some of your personality to the day: We’ve all been to weddings and we know how amazing they can be and also how bland some can be. Don’t have a bland wedding! There are so many ways you can add personality to the day! If you have a dog, incorporate them into the ceremony. Write your own vows, use childhood photos or quotes for table numbers, have a sundae bar or a signature drink for your guests. The possibilities are endless! For more fun ideas, check out our Pinterest boards.

Wedding Do’s and Don’ts

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Wedding Do's and Don'ts

There are so many different things to remember and consider when planning your wedding. Everyone will give you advice on what to do and it can be information overload. Here are some top “Do’s and Don’ts” from our wedding experts.

Wedding Invitations

Do: Double-check the wording on your invites several times and have someone proof-read them to make sure all information is correct.

Do: Order a few extra invites just in case you forget to add someone to your list.

Don’t: Include your registry information in the wedding invites. This information should go out with bridal shower invites or save the dates.

 

Budget

Do: Hire a wedding planner. This single decision can help save you from a lot of unnecessary stress up to and through your wedding day. (They can even help you save money!)

Do: Clearly communicate your budget with your partner and anyone else involved in the financial aspect of your wedding.

Do: Make a budget and stick to it!

Don’t: Ask guests for monetary gifts.

Don’t: Overextend your bridal party. They may be on a budget as well. Make sure everyone is clear on what they are expected to pay for (if anything).

 

Beauty

Do: Have someone else do your hair and makeup. You will be too nervous!

Do: Make sure to do a trial run with hair and makeup prior to your wedding day. Take photos when you are finished and bring them with you to ensure that you look as beautiful as you did on your trial run!

Don’t: Look drastically different from how you look every day.

Don’t: Look like a lobster (or an orange). Work on your tan well in advance. Or, test out your spray tan before the big day.

 

The Reception

Do: Set up a time for a menu (and cake) tasting prior to your wedding day. It is important that you are completely satisfied with the food at your reception and it is also a good time to clearly communicate with your caterer.

Do: Offer a vegetarian entree option.

Do: Seat older guests away from the music or the DJ. They may not enjoy the loud music as much as the other guests and may be happier talking to the others at their table.

Don’t: Drink too much. You’ll regret it.

Don’t: Go over 4 minutes when delivering a toast. As a rule of thumb, ask the bride and groom is there is a certain time allotted for each speech.

 

Do make sure that when you are planning your wedding, you are happy with the choices you have made. If you have any questions about planning your wedding or would like to learn more about weddings at our oceanfront resort, visit our website.

 

 

 

Celebrating National Wedding Month

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

February happens to be National Wedding Month! For brides looking to comparison shop or check off key items from the wedding planning list, here are a few helpful tips to prepare for national wedding month.

wedding idea board

Overwhelmed on Pinterest? Create a wedding idea board the old-fashioned way!

1) Buy a few bridal wedding magazines. Refer to the latest publications to create your wish board. Tear out wedding dresses, wedding venues, honeymoon destinations planners and other vendors specific to your vision. Many wedding planners use this concept to produce spectacular wedding events.

Be sure to visit online wedding magazines such ModernLuxury Brides and TheKnot to create your own Pinterest wish list board.

Check out our wedding Pinterest board here!

2) For the wedding dresses, make note of which styles, features and designer prices appeal to you the most. Maintain a list of the wedding gown prices so you can compare this information during your quest for ‘the dress.’

 

3) Next, evaluate the wedding destinations from your tear sheets. Visit the websites to gain an insight on amenities, menus and other details.

WEDDING VENUE COMPARISON NOTE: It’s a popular mistake to compare wedding venue day rates only. However, most wedding destinations charge an assortment of fees. From venue to venue, charges range from set up, wait staff and other minimums to compare when analyzing venues.

4) Attend one or two bridal expos. Use your research from step 1 (above) to help you price wedding dresses, vacation packages, wedding venues and visit wedding vendors comparable to your wish board.

5) Find a wedding trunk show! Trunk shows often offer a large variety of dresses at reduced prices. Click here to search for a trunk show in near you.

6) Schedule wedding tastings. February is not just National Wedding Month, but also prime-time to schedule tastings, especially after Valentine’s Day.

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