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April 3, 2010

Help! I am Drowning in H-E-L-P!

Category: Wedding Day – Tags: , , , – Matt Ward 7:39 am
Overwhelmed Bride to Be

Overwhelmed Bride to Be

Weddings are an exciting time for everyone associated with the couple. The excitement becomes contagious throughout the two families. A bride and groom can feel trampled on rather than helped with all the details.

All the details are overwhelming and the input from so many well meaning relatives gets to be even more stressful. What can you do with all the good intentioned relatives and relatives to be?

How do you handle both families without lashing out at each other?

Making a list of things that need to be done is a good start.  Ask the ones who really want to help make your (more…)

March 17, 2010

Selecting a Wedding Venue

Event Planning

Planning Your Wedding

The selection of a wedding venue has many factors involved.  The couple should sit down and decide what type of wedding they are envisioning.  Do they want something overly romantic or simple? They should also ask themselves what type of theme they would like and set a budget for their venue expenses.  Budget can be a big factor.  Selecting a wedding location or venue is not as simple as some might think.  It takes a keen eye to determine what will be right for you and what will fit for your needs.  You need to pay close attention to the details as well.
When looking at a reception venue there are many questions that one should ask, they are:

March 8, 2010

Fresh vs. Silk Flowers: Do I want to Save Them or Smell Them?

Category: Flowers – Tags: , – Matt Ward 9:56 am

Fresh Wedding Flowers VS Silk Wedding FlowersFresh wedding flowers are beautiful and fragrant. There are some things to consider when purchasing them.  What time can you pick up the flowers; will they be open before your ceremony? If you pick them up the day before how will you store them to keep them fresh?  Is there a refrigerator at the location of your ceremony you can store them in?  Is your florist limited to in season flowers or can they have any flowers you choose shipped in?  Have your florist remove the stamens in flowers such as lilies. The tip of the stamen on a lily is heavily coated in pollen that can stain the wedding dress leaving yellow spots on the dress.  Lilies are beautiful and blend well with roses for a beautiful bride’s bouquet in white. (more…)

March 2, 2010

Choosing the right Wedding Photographer

When looking for a wedding photographer, most couples are not sure where to begin. Photographers are online, in magazines and at trade-shows, but how do you know who will be right for you and your wedding day? First step: Book at least three meetings with photographers whose work you love. Once you get to the meeting, here are some essentials that you should be looking for:

    Leslie Boudreau of Innovative Photography

    Leslie Boudreau

  1. Are they listening?
    It’s the key element to having great photos you will love for years. If you’re photographer doesn’t “hear” that you want your formals on the beach at sunset, you most likely won’t get those images. Ask what they think of your ideas, make sure they are taking notes, and find out what their policy is about requesting specific images and last minute ideas. If they are unwilling to budge or don’t seem to be following the entire conversation, it may be time to move on.
  2. Do I connect and feel comfortable with them?
    This is the one vendor you will be working with before, during and after your event, so you need to love them! Yes, the art is the part you will take home, but the experience of the person is what will influence how you feel about your images. Do they make you feel relaxed or more stressed out? Do you feel that they will take care of you on your wedding day as well as afterward? Make sure to bring along (more…)

March 1, 2010

First Aid Kit for The Wedding Day

Category: Wedding Photography,Wedding Tips – Tags: , , – Matt Ward 7:56 pm

First Aid Kit for The Wedding Day; AMust Have that No One told you about!

Dawn Dish Detergent removes makeup stains on your wedding day

A Must Have for your Emergency Wedding Kit

The wedding day can have some minor mishaps that can be quickly fixed with ease if you plan ahead. I suggest using a tackle box or small suitcase. You should think about having a few things  in your wedding day first aid; white chalk, clear dawn dish liquid, needle, thread, straight pins, duct tape, small safety pins, floral tape, make up, hair spray, curling iron or flat iron, hair pins, bobby pins, white wash clothes, clear polish, spare panty hose, baby wipes, comfortable light weight slippers, a few small bottles of water and an energy bar or granola bar.

Some of the things you need for your box do need a little explanation. One of these is the white chalk. White chalk is a real good way to whiten up the brides dress if the bottom of the dress has dragged on the ground and got darkened. Brushing up against a car or walking behind a car that is running can cause a dark blackish smear to appear on the dress. Just rub the white chalk on the affected area and it will cover up the blemish.

Dawn dish liquid can get makeup stains right out. Hair spray is not only good for holding your hair in place, but if you get any ink on your dress just (more…)

February 26, 2010

Welcome to Your Wedding Counts

Category: News – Tags: , , – admin 7:46 pm

It’s with great pleasure and excitement that I announce the new “Your Wedding Counts” blog.  This blog is meant to provide quality information to those people seeking wedding advice, ideas, and general wedding information.  Our blog will not only provide informative wedding items and articles but also funny and exciting bits of newsworthy information.

The reality is that weddings are fun, however the sad reality is that the planning and execution of a wedding is incredibly stressful.  Hopefully “Your Wedding Counts” can shed some light on this very important topic.   Weddings are a part of everyday life, and we will delve directly into the wedding business to help you determine what is right for you.

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