Wedding planning breaks are so important for your mental health! Take one day this week to focus on what matters most, your relationship!
Kickoff date night with these questions:
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items
Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?
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When we see the hashtag, #shesaidyes or #ido in our minds that means you can finally take your private and secret Pinterest board and make it official and public! You've probably created 7 different weddings within one board as you begin the process after you actually got the bling.... who cares, it doesn't have to be a secret anymore!
1. Talk to your fiance about the most important aspects of the wedding in their opinion and create a list of your own.
2. Prioritize the list, narrow it down to the top 3 (they don't have to be the same)! These top 3 most important areas are the starting point to planning a meaningful and memorable wedding! This also provides insight on where you will want to make sure you lean in to ask for help!
3. Ask your families if there are any important traditions that they would like to see for your special day!
4. Here comes the B* word! Yep, you know what it is, Budget! Ask yourself, how much financially you are willing to pay for the wedding? Will you dip into your savings? Will you start a savings account from every paycheck? What's your plan? Will you have family members that will contribute?
It's tough to be come up with a real wedding budget when you haven't planned a wedding before, so a good number to consider as a starting point is $200 per guest. In no way is this always the case, just a good place to consider starting. This number will also make you consider who you REALLY want to invite!
After you have completed the steps above, contact us, we would be delighted to help you take it from there!
Brides with weddings set for the fall/early winter are treated to an array of favorite fall colors for their use on the most special day of their lives — think maroon, grey, brown, gold, and that warm, comforting olive green — but what happens when you apply the trendiest colors to your makeup look for the day? Magic!
This fall, the industry’s revered fashion designers are talking about metallic eye shadows, bold lips, and gold or purple tones to make your green or brown eyes pop!
Let’s take a peek at what they’re saying …
When Rihanna launched her Fenty Beauty line, makeup enthusiasts scrambled to get their hands on her products. Her foundation flew off the shelves, but women around the world are loving her lip looks, too! She sent a model down the runway (see first picture below) with a super bold lip and extended cat eye – super trendy, and just enough!
Want to rock the no-makeup makeup look but don’t know where to start? The fresh face with a subtle but smoky eye (see second picture) presented by Mimi Tran still says "au natural" but with a hint of shimmer perfect for your walk down the aisle and partying through the night!
Pucci says that neon eyelashes (see third picture) are the way to go – as long as these colors come in waterproof versions (for when we will inevitably shed a few tears of joy) we’re here for this trend! A strong neon mascara can totally work, as long as you keep your lip and eyeshadow to a bare minimum.
If you’re a total girly-girl or “matchy-matchy” person, the fourth picture below is the look for you. Pastel eyes and a matching lip make this woman’s skin and eyes pop, and to top it off, her earrings complement her makeup perfectly! Try this trend but be careful not to over saturate the lipstick and the eyeshadow; it’s easy to go from soft and ethereal to an 80s party girl real quick!
Here's some sage advice from a makeup artist on booking someone for your wedding day:
"I think it’s really important for brides to look at the portfolio of potential makeup artists and contact artists whose aesthetic fits with their vision. I also recommend that brides contact makeup artists right away and ignore common blogging advice of waiting until a month or two before the wedding, because I’ve been booked a year ahead before, and latecomer brides are disappointed when they find out that their popular wedding date has already been taken."
So, we suggest you schedule your consult with a makeup artist and share your desired wedding date with them ASAP.
Have some tips to share with future brides? Drop them in the comments!
Original photos from cosmopolitan.com, harpersbazaar.com, and brides.com.
We hear you loud and clear, but the other boss voice reminds you that your time is just as valuable as your money; when will you actually have more of the time that you already don't have?
How many hours are you scouring the internet to find the perfect whatchmacallit that goes on that thing to only find yourself in a rabbit hole and feeling like you should have just eloped already?
Breathe ... you've got us to help you make the right wedding money moves!
Let us tell you about the many ways our professional expertise helps you rest easy at night. Call us at 512-270-8796 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, let's have a heart to heart.
Yes, now. Especially before your family and friends are looking at you sideways saying "bless her/his/their heart(s)."
Mark 10:6-9 emphasizes the beauty of marriage and there are many ways to outwardly express an inward commitment two your spouse. One way that we love to see are the elements that couples choose to symbolize their union. The Unity Cross is a simply gorgeous idea to consider. The outer cross symbolizes the man and his covering of the delicate and intricate cross that represents the woman and there are three pegs that represent the father, son and holy spirit.
Why is it that we apologize for being who we are? As a professional wedding planner there are women out there who actually DO NOT dream about planning a wedding all of their life. If this is you, breathe that freedom in to be exactly who you are! When you were younger, maybe you didn't dream of every last detail of a wedding and that is OK! SERIOUSLY! It's totally OK!
Regardless of what your aunt says at every family gathering, the social pressure of an Insta-Marriage and the thoughts that run through your own head. Weddings are stressful, which means that you may be better off than you think.
Oh and by the way, you didn't have to dream then when you can dream now! We would love to talk to you about dreaming and creating your wedding day in real time. Contact us to chat!
Real Austin, Texas Wedding | Photo: Brio Photography
Purchasing your wedding dress is not a task that a bride should take lightly, after all, it will probably be one of the most expensive pieces of attire that you own. As you consider purchasing your wedding dress, you want to make sure that you ask yourself the following 3 questions:
1. What are your likes and dislikes about dresses and how they fit you?
2. When you consider the way you want to feel on your wedding day, what comes to mind?
3. What is your wedding theme?
Most women, when we aren't putting some much emphasis on what they are not can pick out at least a few things that they like about themselves. Close your eyes for just a moment and think of all the good things you love about yourself, then ask someone who you know that loves you about your best attributes. Then, think about what other people compliment you on; yes, even the things that you just blow off.
Stay right there...
This is a good place to focus as you consider the areas that you might want to highlight on your big day!
Think about your favorite dress. I know that this can be a hard place with an over-sized t-shirt and yoga pants right now, but just think about it. What do you like about it? Why? How long is it? What color is it? What does it hide or accentuate that you like? Write it down.
3. What’s your wedding theme?
What does your venue feel like? Is it a ballroom at a new chic downtown hotel? Is it in the center of the country? A rustic waters-edge venue? A restaurant? Evaluating the decor and ambiance is one great way to think about what you will wear on your special day.
2. How do you want to feel?
Some brides grow up dreaming about being transformed into a fairy-tale-princess on their wedding day, while others have a hard time imagining their day period. Whichever category you fall in, there is help for you. Make a list of what you want it to feel like when you are walking down the aisle, dance with your spouse, and when you dance with your father.
1. What are your likes and dislikes about dresses and how they fit you?
Not everyone can imagine all of the above, but maybe you can think about what you don't love. For example.. Shoulder pads, I mean really.
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There is nothing more beautiful than having super intentional details on your special day. My clients and always have conversations about what is really important.You can have a beautiful event with a simple pops of color. As shown in the photos about the color pallet, although basic, It is definitely something that would make you pause for just a moment and take notice. Keep that in mind as you consider your special event!
Admittedly, as a dreamer and vision executor for clients, we sometimes are using a lot of instinct and experience as we navigate through all the possibilities of what could be. We recently had the honor of producing an inaugural event for the Greater Austin Black Chamber and it went off so well that we wanted to share it with you!