Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What to do with your dress after the big day:
In today’s wedding world, there are numerous possibilities for your gown after the vows are spoken and last piece of cake is eaten. What to do with the centerpiece of this special occasion? Here are some ideas:
1. Save it! A time honored tradition of cleaning and sealing up a thing of beauty. You might want to keep it for future generations to enjoy, perhaps your daughter will love it as much as you did. It will always be there for future try-ons. However, I must warn you it can be costly. Expenses may add up to $500 for proper care.
2. Sell it! If you can part ways why not earn a little money back. There are second hand stores, online websites and classifieds which can earn you a great return on a priceless item.
3. Donate it! If your feeling generous and what to save a fellow bride wallet trouble, donate your fabulous dress. It is a great thing to do for upcoming brides to be. Your donation creates a world of discount dresses for those on a tight budget and the dress will see the matrimonial alter once again.
4. Transform it! Nowadays, there is no telling what you can make out of your dress. What have you always wanted? This is a great way to make new memories out of something you already love. It can be anything from pillow cases to skirts, to curtains, to baby blankets, lining on a portrait of you and your hubby. Picture it and you can have pieces to take with you always.
5. Trash the Dress! Now for my new favorite. Why not put that gorgeous gown on one more time and snap a few more memorable photos. A new trend that is sweeping bridal nation and the photography world is trashing your dress in a photo shoot. It is a way to have fun and get dirty. Some have worn it in the mud, others on the train tracks, and even lit them on fire! The images are magnificent and you get to be a little crazy. It is one more fun post wedding activity you can engage in, I mean you already have the attire for it. The contrasts are amazing and the pictures will last you forever.
Photo by Sara Zarrella

Monday, July 12, 2010

Wedding Insurance is your friend

Ensure your wedding will be without worries with insurance. Well you’ve bought insurance for your car, your phone, your house why not secure your wedding day. You never know what crazy thing might jeopardize your plans so play it safe and take out your very own cancellation policy and protection plan. Most brides never intend to use it until that ‘just in case’ emergency plan saves your event, your investment and your sanity.
Picture by Gayle Wheatley

There are numerous companies out there which specifically provide bridal insurance. It safeguards a newly embarking couple against venue cancellations, unexpected liability suits, outside elements such as Mother Nature, unorthodox contractors, negligence and anything which might interfere with a perfect day or honeymoon. Quotes can be acquired online, as well as any and all information. Insurance gives peace of mind to customers and ensures they will not be taken advantage of at any time. It can be purchased for one day or longer. A plan can cater to you and your needs. You certainly don’t want to be the one with horror stories but only happy memories of your wedding. Plan ahead and protect your special day!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A July 4th Wedding!

For one couple, July 4th will not only be about a day off from work, cookouts and fireworks but an anniversary celebration. Katie and Tim said their vows in the charming Channing Chapel in Newport, RI this past weekend. It was a perfect day filled with sunshine and wedded bliss. The couple enjoyed a short and sweet ceremony and pictures on the lawns of Bellevue Avenue. The Rockstar trolley then drove them through scenic Newport to the Atlantic Beach Club where hilarity, picture perfect moments, and family blessings honored the bride and groom.
The Atlantic Beach Club served every facet of the wedding with elegance, charm and pure fun. It is a location right by the seaside offering picturesque views and an outdoor deck to relax on. The food was stupendous and the atmosphere a pleasure. Luke’s DJ got feet moving on the dance floor as Katie and Tim enjoyed every minute. From cake feeding to garter tossing the wedding did not miss a beat. Fireworks went off later in the evening, making it truly a night to remember. It almost felt like they were for Katie and Tim . . . and the country of course.
When guests were stuffed with good food, good wine and a fantastic experience, it was time to send the couple off, to across the street. Family had flown in for this special occasion, enjoying accommodations right across the street at Newport Beach Hotel & Suites. However, the goodbye was quite unique. Sparklers lit a grand walkway for the bride and groom to run through. Guests and family said their final congratulations and with sparklers in hand wished them all the best on every endeavor.