Saturday, December 30, 2017

2017 Postcard Winner

DM Annual Postcard Contest
Every year Designing Memories hosts a postcard picture contest.
We ask DM brides and their photographers to submit photos of their weddings.
One winner (sometimes two) is chosen every year in December.
The winner gets their photo on the front of our postcard for the entire year!
...And The 2017 Winner Is...
Lindsey and DJ Hetherington
Amy Pcolinsky Photography

Monday, December 18, 2017

Theme Parties

Five Basic Tips
To Host A Successful Theme Party
1.) Invitations should be designed to let your guests know what to expect. Include information that will inform your guests about the party and how they can participate in all the themed fun.
2.) Music selections can be an important element of any party. When throwing a theme party it is even more important to select music that reflects the mood you would like to set. If you aren't hiring a professional, pull together a playlist that suits your theme ahead of time so you can hit play and enjoy the fun with your guests.
3.) Choose colors and patterns that will match your theme. If your theme is based on a specific era, do a bit of research to find out what colors were popular at that time. Include the colors you choose in the details, such as décor, paper plates, plastic cups, utensils, napkins, and table coverings.
4.) Food can help set the scene as well. Don't feel overly pressured to make everything you are serving match your theme directly. Add in specialty drinks and a few themed dishes to impress your guests.
5.) Dress the part and ask your guests to do the same. Party supply stores, thrift shops, and grandma's attic are all good places to start searching for the perfect outfit. If you have no luck there, online sources will surely be your friend.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

2018 Bridal Expo Schedule

Bridal Expo Schedule
We look forward to seeing you soon!

January 6th
Walk In Art Center
Schuylkill Haven
1:00pm to 5:00pm

January 21st
The Inn at Reading

February 18th
The Barn at Flying Hills
12 noon to 3:30 pm

February 25th
Caldwell Consistory
12 noon to 3:30 pm

April 29th
Olde Homestead Golf Course
New Tripoli
1:00pm to 4:00 pm

Our consultation specialist will be hosting mini consultations on site.
Book at any of the above bridal expo and your deposit fee with be just $50!
Credit Cards and Check Accepted!

Post Photos of Wedding Inspiration You Spot
 While Attending Bridal Expos Using These Hashtags...
#DMBridalEvents  #BridalShows 

Monday, November 27, 2017

New Packages!!!

‘Get It Together’ Consultations

Planning Assistance: $200
If your venue provides a hands on coordinator or feel you would like to take on the day-of coordination of your wedding but would like some guidance and support this is the perfect plan for you!

Package Includes:
-two consultation sessions lasting from one to three hours per session
-recommendation of vendors and planning advice from a DM certified wedding planner
-meeting notes and a to-do list will be provided after the first consultation session
-creation of an itinerary after the second consultation session
-emergency kit
-travel time…no additional fees for mileage

Decor Assistance: $150
Do you love DIY projects? Do you want to decorate and be hands on with the set-up of your own ceremony and reception? If you are excited about decorating your own wedding but would like some professional advice on how to make it all happen and some ideas to enhance your own this is the perfect plan for you!

Package Includes:
-one consultation session lasting from one to three hours
-receive advice in regards to your ceremony and reception décor and where to purchase items for your DIY projects
-meeting notes and sketches will be provided via email within 24 hours of the meeting
-emergency kit
-travel time…no additional fees for mileage
Check out all of the packages Designing Memories has to offer by visiting our online shop!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Creative Guest Books

 Are You Ready To Be Inspired?
Love is found in the details!
Share your personality and style with your guests through the guest book you choose.
The best part of having a guest book is that you get to take it home to display or stow away
as a special reminder of the love you were surrounded by on your wedding day.







Monday, November 6, 2017

Emergency Kit

Wedding Day Survival
If you want to take a page out of a wedding planner's play book, pack up
some or all of the items listed below to create your own day-of emergency kit.
You can never be too prepared for your very special day.
List Of Suggested Items:
Nail File
Unscented Lotion
Lip Balm
Eye Drops
Mini Mouth Wash
Dental Floss
Blotting Sheets
Comb or Brush
Bobby Pins
Sewing Kit
Clear Nail Polish
White Chalk
Straight and Safety Pins
Super Glue
Double Sided Tape
Pen and Paper
Lint Roller
Static Guard
Stain Remover
Fabric Tape
Bug Spray
Pain, Allergy, and Antacid Medication
Also Don't Forget...
Something to eat and drink, driver's license for I.D., touch up make-up, and cell phone with charger.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Tables Chat

 Check out our DM chat on YouTube video to learn more about
what tables you need to have on your wedding day!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tying a Tie

Classic Basics to Challenge Worthy
You will find traditional Windsor knot and bow tie instructions below
along with some more adventurous options. Follow the helpful diagrams and
ideas to help you create the perfect look on your wedding day! 
Windsor Knot
Bow Tie
Are you looking for a challenge? Try the knots below on for size.
Did you also know there are several ways to wear a pocket square?
Try one of these creative options.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Unique Boutonnières

Inspiration Time!
If you are searching for a less traditional floral look, and a way to
spice up the men's attire in your wedding party, look no further.
You will find plenty of inspiration below to help you create
fun and personal boutonnières that will be perfect for your wedding!