We are so excited to announce our new series of
videos entitled, “Tips from the Wedding Expert”. Each informative episode will provide an insider’s take
on planning your wedding with ease and confidence. For example, “Shopping for Your Wedding
Dress” may sound simple to do however, there’s a
strategy to it and it is a simple as:
Setting an appointment
dresses you would not normally envision as your style
Consider the time of day and temperature in which you will wear the gown on you special day, weight of gown, and "Itch" factor.
Enjoying the moment!!
I have worked
with a multitude of brides who love a specific dress design and ultimately
purchase a gown far removed from their initial thoughts.
RULE NUMBER 1:
Please be weary of bringing an
entourage with you during your visits. Trust
me, it’s difficult to whittle down the selections when everyone present has a
RULE NUMBER 2:
As you are
winding up your appointments, show your appreciation to those who have
accompanied you on your visits by saying, “Thank You”. Some of your loved ones have taken time off
from work, rearranged their schedules, or traveled from afar just to support
you during the wedding planning process. It’s a big day for them and for you
Kelly and Rodney melted my heart and everyone attending their magnificent wedding at Yesterday Spaces. This couple worked together as one to make their wedding personal and memorable. I took a few shots to show off their creativity. Thanks to the outstanding vendors that contributed to creating this event SPECTACULAR!
Working with a bride who's smile is contagious makes for a wonderful wedding. From her mother, sister and everyone involved in making this dream wedding come true, love to you all. Here's a sneak peek into Laura and Andrew's wedding. Photos courtesy of Taylor Boyd Photography.
Exquisite Events and Consulting is proud to present our guest blogger, Danielle M. Baker. Danielle, known as the Wedding Lady officiates and scribes customized wedding ceremonies for couples across the South. Her post, "What NOT to Wear to a Wedding" is a must read.
I am lucky enough to officiate
several hundred weddings a year. The bride and groom are always glowing with
happiness; their families and friends are there to support them and share their
joy; and the bride chooses a perfectly suitable and elegant gown.
Seeing so many people dressed
beautifully and appropriately reminded me of the many weddings I've attended
where many were not.I am often shocked
to see how many guests and even the wedding party (mostly ladies) that are not
following the rules for attire for a wedding and/ or a rehearsal.I wanted to help you all with a refresher for
those who may need it.
ONE: do not wear a dress, skirt or shorts that are more than
two finger widths above your knee if attending a church ceremony.I often see ladies that wear dresses that
would be appropriate for an outdoor wedding or rehearsal, but certainly not for
a church.Hear me out.If you are in a wedding party or attending a rehearsal in a church, a
good rule of thumb is to dress yourself inwhat you would wear to attend a Sunday service in that church.
TWO: do not wear black unless requested to. I can hear
somebody whining that she only has one nice dress, and it NEEDS to be black
because she has to wear it or black is slimming. I am not listening to you. You
do not wear black to weddings.A
Minister wears black, often the groom wears black, but you do not wear black to
a wedding.Traditionally if you wear
black at a wedding, it means you disapprove of the marriage.
Photo by Pure Light Photography
THREE: do not wear red. Wearing red is an attention-grabber, and
it is rude to try to take attention from the bride. (A corollary of the
"do not wear red" rule is "do not wear dresses cut down to (or
slit up to) THERE".) Wear
something that you know the couple that invited you there would be proud of.
FOUR: do I even have to tell you not to wear white? And
yes, ivory, candlelight, pale shell pink, and pearl grey all count as white.
Better safe than sorry. If you have to ask why you can't wear white, you are no
longer allowed to attend any weddings at all. If you are the mother of the
groom and you wear white or a whitish shade, you will not be allowed to ask
"why? why?" when the newlyweds move someplace you need a visa to
FIVE: if you are wearing a dress with spaghetti straps or no
straps at all, or one that is far enough off the shoulder to need special
undergarments, AND the ceremony is in a place of worship, please bring a shawl,
a wrap, or something to cover up with.
Yes, I know that God doesn't care,
but churches are usually cold (it's all the stone) and goosebumps are
The general idea is that a wedding
is NOT simply a fancy party to which you wear your fancy-party clothes; a
wedding is a wedding, and it has its own rules. (However — if you are a
bridesmaid, and the bride asks you to break any of these rules, you suck it up
and say "yes, whatever you like,
it's your day." Without eye-rolling where she can see you.)
Now, I can hear that same somebody
asking, "Well, what CAN I wear?" Weddings, especially summer
afternoon weddings, are the place to wear dresses. A simple sheath in a bright
color or print is nearly always flattering, appropriate, and pretty. An A-line
or full-skirted dress will be a pleasure to wear while dancing.Summer weddings are one of the last places
where a frivolously pretty dress is recommended, if not required — why ruin it
by crowding out the dresses with sparkly cocktail gowns and business suits?
They have their own turf.
Events and Consulting is currently recruiting candidates for our 2013 wedding
and event planning internship program.Internships
are unpaid and require your schedule to
assist with work on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays beginning April 2013.Availability per event will be a minimum of 2
hours upwards to 6 hours depending on the tasks to be accomplished.This opportunity will provide you with the hands-on
experience needed to gain insight to designing, organizing, and producing a
seamless event while collaborating with professionals who are fulfilling the
vision of the client.
*Meet New and
* Confirming Final
* Adhering to
* Designing Room
* Event Set Up and
Break Down * Communicating
with Guests * Conducting
Rehearsals * Marketing
Events through Social Media
* Positive Attitude * Patience with the
Impossible * Professional
Attire * Effective
Communicator * Detail Oriented * Reliable
If you are
interested in exploring the many facets of wedding and event planning as an
intern with Exquisite Events and Consulting please email Lisa G. McMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2013 with your letter
of interest describing in 100 words or less why you would like to become an
intern. No phone calls, please.
Exquisite Events & Consulting is a highly regarded wedding and event planning firm in Asheville, North Carolina. With an impressive list of clientele owner and founder, Lisa G. McMillan and her staff bring their passion for weddings and make every event a memorable occasion tailored to your specifications.
"Photo by Hendersonville, NC photographer, Ashley Gillett. http://ashleygillett.com"