Friday, May 18, 2018

Vendor Alert! Men's Accesories

Knotty Tie Co.
Ties, Bow Ties and Scarves
As a social enterprise since our start, we're passionate about creating meaningful
employment opportunities for skilled resettled refugees. Their professional skills,
combined with our advanced printing and production technology, results in the
 highest quality products possible in an environmentally responsible way.
 
 https://www.knottytie.com/pages/custom-wedding-ties-and-bow-ties
 
Products:
All of our products are made to order with custom patterns, colors and sizes. We've specially milled our fabrics for a silk-like feel, superior print quality and product durability. Designs are printed to fabrics, then cut and sewn into finely finished products that are Made in the USA.
 
Ethical Manufacturing:
-Printed and Made in the USA
-Handmade Quality
-Small-batch Manufacturing with Intense Attention to Detail
-Eco-Friendly Process
 
Color Matching and Custom Designs Available:                                  
Make sure the color you want is the color you get. Use our charts to verify and preview colors before you order your products. The Knotty Tie ColorMatch chart is 560 of our standard colors printed onto the same recycled polyester twill used for our ties, bow ties, and pocket squares. We also have printed ColorMatch charts of Knotty Tie Co. colors that are intended to match popular dress companies' colors as close as possible. Knotty Tie Co. is not affiliated with these companies in any way. We print our own textiles and do not use bridal companies fabric nor are we selling their products.
 Click Here to Learn More
 
Pricing:    
Enter  plannerIZYLA  in the discount code bar for 10% OFF any order
 

Pricing is based on total combined ties, bow ties, and scarves.
1-4
items
5-9
items
10-24
items
25-99
items
100-499
items
500+
items
$45 each$41 each$38 each$30 each$25 each$21 each
 Services and Add-Ons
Our design service is a one-time $20 design fee for the vast majority of orders, which can include multiple designs. Design fees may be increased for more difficult designs.
Custom tags are priced per unique message.
Design ServicesPocket SquaresCustom Tags
$10-40
per order
1-49: $15.00
50+ : $10.00
$5.00
per message
 


Friday, May 4, 2018

$50 Off Any Wedding Package!


Print this coupon and bring it to your initial consultation to receive $50 off any package purchase.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Wedding Dress Dry Cleaning Tips

Preserve Your Memories
You dreamed of the dress you would wear on your wedding day
and have possibly tried on countless dresses looking for THE one.
You dazzled your guests and felt like a princess, but now
may be wondering what to do with that very important dress now?
Protect your investment and ensure enjoyment of this special part
of your wedding day for future generations.
 
 

Taking your wedding dress to a dry cleaners is a great way to preserve your investment.
-Get your dress (and/or other items) to the cleaners within less than 3 weeks in order
to prevent stains from setting.
-Avoid cleaners who use vacuum-sealing or shrink-wrapping.
-Make sure to point out any known stains to your chosen cleaner.
-Ideal storing conditions are cool, dry, and a spot away from sunlight.
-If possible do not store in an attic or basement.
-Do not store your dress in an untreated cardboard box as it will yellow.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Wedding Cake Ideas

Cake-spiration!
If you are playing with ideas of what you want your wedding cake
to look like this group of inspirational photos may be just what you need.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 


 








 












Friday, April 13, 2018

Event Layout Creators

Planning Your Reception Layout
This can be an intimidating task if you have never attempted it before.
Listed below are three trusted and easy to use floor plan creators.
Each have their own special features and benefits.
They all allow you to create a floor plan that is to scale so you will
know positively that your tables will fit as you would like and they
 allow you to strategize where all your guests will be seated.

SmartDraw
"Event planning is easy with SmartDraw event planning software. Start with the exact event layout template you need—not just a blank screen. Drag and drop specialized catering and floor plan symbols, add your information, and our event planning software does the rest, aligning everything and applying professional design themes for great results every time.
SmartDraw is the perfect all-in-one event planning tool for creating everything you may need to plan your next event whether you're a professional or just an organized do-it-yourselfer."
https://www.smartdraw.com/event-plan/event-planning-tool.htm

Planning Pod
"Simply put, Planning Pod has made every step of creating event floor plans easier. Adding and customizing elements. Building templates for frequently used layouts. Collaborating with staff and clients online. Seating attendees at seats. And downloading colorful, printable PDFs, attendee lists and name tags. All in one convenient tool."
https://www.planningpod.com/seating/event-floor-plan-software.cfm

WeddingWire...Take a Seat
"Create the floorplan. Drag and drop tables to mimic your exact reception layout. Seat your guests.
We sync your guest list with the floorplan to make choosing tables easy. Share your seating chart.
Easily print, export or email everything to your fiancé, planner or venue.
Deciding who’s going to sit where can be overwhelming, but our wedding seating chart tool makes it easy. We’ll help you set up a floor plan, seat your guests and share the chart with your VIPs.
Foam boards and thumbtacks won’t be needed. With our wedding guest seating tool, you can drag and drop tables to mimic your reception layout. This will help you visualize where the tables will be, and where guests will sit at each table.
How do you make sure all your guests have seats? Our seating chart tool lets you sync your guestlist with the floorplan. Watch your seating arrangements take shape by placing everyone in the seat of your choice.
Lots of people will want to glance at your wedding guest seating plan. Easily print, export or email everything to your finacé, planner, venue, or anyone else who may need it. They’ll have it in their hands in a few clicks (or taps if you’re on your phone or tablet)."
https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-planning/wedding-seating-tables.html

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Sparkler Send Off

Five Quick Tips
For A Successful Sparkler Send Off
 
http://www.weddingsparklersrus.com/make-sendoff-special-wedding-sparklers/
 
1. Purchase extra long (at least 20") wedding sparklers. This will provide the photographer with enough time to capture those magical photos you are hoping for and create less smoke.
2. Post a time for the sparkler send off. If you post a time guests will be more likely to hang around to participate in the send off and know when they should expect it to happen.
3. Provide your guests with individual match packs or lighters so the sparklers can all be lit at the same time. Be sure to have the person handing the matches or lighters out tell your guests not to light the sparklers until they are told to.
4. Have metal canisters with sand or water in the bottom of them available before the sparklers are lit. You don't want anyone getting burnt by a hot sparkler, ruining the mood, so provide your guests a vessel to place their spent sparklers into when the fun is over.
5. Designate two to three people to communicate with your guests about the sparkler send off. These people should line your guests up parallel from each other, hand out lighters or matches to each of the guest, give the guests a signal as to when to light their sparklers, and direct the guests to the canisters suitable for outening their sparklers.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Budget Related Q&A



1.  How do we avoid overspending?
This may not sound easy, but decide on a budget and stick to it. When deciding on a budget choose five things, as a couple, that are the most important elements that you may want to spend a little extra money on. Bottom line: if it is not essential and you are not going to look back on your wedding day wishing you got “fill in the blank” for your special day then you should consider doing without that item. That being said if you are able to save big on an item that otherwise would have taken up a lot of your budget or choose to eliminate something feel free to treat yourself to that something extra you wanted, but be sure to discuss it with your partner first.
 
2.  Should we get wedding insurance?
Wedding insurance is always a good idea but not a necessity in most cases. It is a great way to protect your investment and some wedding venues require you to purchase wedding insurance when you book your date with them. To get full details and/or purchase wedding insurance go to travelers insurance: www.protectmywedding.com or www.wedsafe.com. You will notice below is a partial list of items your wedding insurance may cover depending on your provider and chosen level.
 
No Dress
You can get repair or replacement cost if the bride's wedding gown or groom's tuxedo is lost or damaged.
Deposits
We can reimburse your deposit if a vendor goes out of business, declares bankruptcy before your wedding, or simply fails to show up.
You can receive repair or replacement cost if the bride's or groom's wedding band is lost or damaged.
If severe weather (such as a hurricane) forces you to postpone your wedding, we can provide reimbursement for non-recoverable expenses.
If your photographer's film is defective, or negatives are lost or damaged, we can help reconvene your wedding party to take new photos or video.
If the bride or groom is unexpectedly called up to duty, or her or his military or service leave is revoked, forcing you to postpone the event, we can provide reimbursement for non-recoverable expenses.
You can get repair or replacement cost if your wedding gifts are damaged.
If the wedding needs to be postponed because sudden illness prevents the bride, groom or their parents from attending, you can receive reimbursement for non-recoverable expenses.

3.  Is an “off-season” wedding really less expensive?
Yes. If you are planning to have your wedding between November and April (especially January, February, or March) you will save about 25% on your wedding. By booking off-season you have a much better chance of getting discounts and special offers from many of your vendors. Another money saver would be to book your wedding on any other day of the week but Saturday. 

4.  Can we count on paying for our wedding with the monetary gifts we get from our guests?
NO. Never count on the monetary gifts to pay for your wedding. Great Aunt Gertie may have a mansion and quite a bit in the bank, but maybe she has not been to a wedding for a long time and still thinks thirty dollars is a great wedding gift. All joking aside…This is truly not a good idea because you are taking a huge gamble on there not being anywhere near enough money to pay for your wedding. You won’t want to be ill prepared to pay for all of the bills that will inevitable be arriving. Also, many vendors require full payment the week before your wedding anymore so paying after the wedding may not be a possibility at all.

5.  If my parents, in-laws, or other family are paying for our wedding completely or contributing to a special element of our wedding should they be allowed to have say in how we spend the money they offer?
Yes. It is only fair to include them in choosing the element(s) they are financially assisting you with. Many will not force their opinions and ideas upon you, but if they want to be fully involved there are many ways to appease them without giving up your own dreams. First, ask them if they would like to be involved and if so ask them which element(s) they would most like to be a part of. Second, go with your fiancé for the first appointment with “Vendor A” to see what your options are before you get too many opinions and ideas thrown at you. If they did not go to the first appointment invite them to the next appointment to show them a small number of options that you and your fiancé liked the best. This way they will feel involved in the process, no one will get overwhelmed, and you will still have something that is just what you have wanted. Also, involving them from the beginning by taking them to an appointment will help you to avoid possible issues and resentment later. Finally, be sure to write them a nice thank you card or take them out to dinner as a thank you for their support.
 
6.  Is it okay to ask parents or close family to help pay for your wedding?
Yes, but do go about asking in a tactful way. Be prepared with estimates, photos, and vendor information ahead of time. Being prepared will help to make them comfortable in helping you and to be aware of the current pricing. After preparing be sure to set aside time talk to them so that you will have their undivided attention. Start with friendly conversation about your wedding and show them some photos of cakes or venues you have been interested in. Approach the subject gingerly, but direct enough that they understand what it is you are asking of them. For example tell them that you and your fiancé were trying to figure out how to budget for your wedding and were wondering if they would consider helping. From there you can ask them for advice on budgeting as well as talk about what it is they would like to pay for and how much they are able to offer. If they seem put-off by your asking remain calm. Communicate you wanted to be sure of what you as a couple would be paying for so that you may create an accurate budget for yourselves. They may need some time to think it over so do give the person you are asking for help from time to think about their answer.

7. Does the wedding party pay for their own attire or are we required to pay for their attire?
It is a nice gesture but you are not required to purchase your wedding party’s attire. Typically the dresses and tuxes (attire in general) your wedding party purchases or rents are paid for by the individuals that have accepted the offer to be a part of your wedding party. Tuxes can commonly be rented relatively inexpensively but do keep in mind the financial situation of your ladies when choosing the style of dress you would like them to wear, especially if you are not buying.

8.  Are there hidden expenses involved in planning for a wedding?
Yes. Always ask your vendor if they have given you the final and total quote including taxes, delivery, and set up. Make sure to get final totals broken down on your contract or an invoice so that you know exactly what you are being charged for. Corkage fees and cake cutting fees may also apply depending on the venue and bartender you have chosen.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Vendor Alert! Venue

Stunning ceremony views, a lavish bridal suite, and a cozy lodge
create the perfect location for your big day!
  



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Centerpiece Inspiration

 The 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show
Are you ready for even more centerpiece and flower inspiration!?
There are so many stunning examples and ideas to share.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 Designing Memories can help you design your dream wedding!
Visit www.dmweddings.com for more details.