Monday, September 18, 2017

Use Your Wedding Gown After the Big Day

You may think your wedding dress will lose its meaningfulness or at least its usefulness after the wedding day – but truth be told, just because the wedding is over, it doesn’t mean you have to simply leave your wedding dress aside and never see it again.

On the contrary, most brides find creative and innovative solutions on what to do with their wedding gowns after the Big Day. Here are some examples of what you can do too:

  •         Have one of those spectacular Trash the Dress photo shoots. The pictures that come out of this type of photo shooting are actually breathtaking – and they will definitely add a dash of color and uniqueness to your entire wedding album.
  •        Sell it to someone who wants to wear a designer dress, but cannot afford the full price. Yes, there are a lot of places where you can sell a slightly used wedding dress – and yes, there are a lot of potential clients to reach out to as well.
  •      Donate it to someone who cannot afford a wedding dress at all. Can you imagine how happy that person will be and how grateful they will be for your beautiful gesture?
  •        Recycle it into something to use around the house. You can transform your wedding dress into a christening gown, or even into a quilt you will pass down from generation to generation. Just imagine how amazing you will feel every time you look at this creation and how many gorgeous memories it will bring back!

Looking for a wedding planner who will truly ensure your wedding day is absolutely flawless from every single point of view? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning and we will be there for you, to help you have a magnificent wedding day! 

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Big Signs The Wedding Specialists You Chose Are Perfect

Finding the right wedding specialists for your Big Day can feel like a daunting task, especially when there’s a large pool of candidates and you don’t know which ones to pick.

What are the big signs the wedding specialists you have chosen are actually good for you and for your wedding style? We have some tips to help you with this – so read on and find out more.

  • You will be able to actually communicate with them. Not only will they listen to your ideas and help you find ways to make them come true, but they will come with new ideas that compliment your wedding ideal as well. All in all, you will feel really good collaborating with your vendors, precisely because you are on the same page as them.
  • They know how to compromise. Good wedding vendors will not give you a plain “no”. They do this out of passion for weddings and love stories, so they will be inclined to negotiate the terms with you if they feel you are interested in their services. Don’t be afraid to open the discussion – more often than not, wedding vendors are actually open to compromise.
  • They will not push you over your budget. On the contrary, actually, they will help you stay well within your financial limits, so that you don’t have to face unpleasant surprises later on. This way, you will be 100% happy with their services when the Big Day is over.

Looking for a brilliant wedding planner? For someone who can pull together the wedding details of your dreams and breathe life into them? For someone who knows how to find and negotiate with vendors that always puts you in a position of advantage? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning right now and we will make sure to plan your Big Day in a flawless way!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Your Mom Deserves to Be Included in The Big Day

Your mother is one of the most important people in the world. She is the one who gave you life and took care of you. She is the one thanks to whom you will be there, radiantly walking down the aisle on the Big Day. Of course she deserves to play a very special role in the wedding!

Not sure how to make your mom feel super-special on your wedding day? Here are some ideas you will both love:

·        Play a song dear to her. It may be the song she walked down the aisle on her own wedding day, or a song she used to sing to you when you were little. You can use it for the processional, for the First Dance, or even for a special dance with your mom. It will add so much sentimentalism and beauty to an already magnificent day!
·        Serve her cooking. Of course, your mom doesn’t have to play the caterer for 200 people – but if she has a special recipe, why not bring her into the spotlight with the amazing cookies, muffins, or brownies she bakes? These will taste better than anything in the whole wide world!
·        Organize a special photo shooting with your mom and grandma. Three generations in one picture – now, that’s something anyone would be touched by! There are so many ways to build these photos, so don’t be afraid to be a little creative with this!

Looking for someone who will help you plan the wedding from the very beginning to the moment you make your grand reception exit? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning and we will make sure you are more than happy on this uniquely magical day of your life. Give us a call right now!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Stunning Wedding Favor Ideas

Wedding favors are not a must these days, but they are surely a very nice way of making your guests happy and showing them your gratitude. Of course, you will probably want to skip overused cupcakes and overly cheesy refrigerator magnets with your engagement pictures – but how do you keep it classy and pretty with your favors without breaking the bank?

We have some suggestions for you – so read on and find out more.

·        Personalized notebooks. What could be more suitable for the celebration of a love story, other than a pretty notebook your guests can actually use for their day to day tasks, and even for writing their own stories? Create an attractive design for your notebooks and your guests are guaranteed to love them!
·        Personalized compasses. This is perfect for a beach wedding, but it can really work with other themes as well, even if they are not located near the beach. Opt for golden, bronze, or rose gold compasses engraved with your wedding monogram if you want your wedding favors to be really elegant and unique.
·        Personalized wine glasses. Nothing says “classy” more than a fancy wine glass – so why not send your guests home with a pretty one, personalized with a cute message, your wedding monogram, or simply your names? This is something people will definitely appreciate!
·        Personalized playing cards. Want to send out a playful message? Offer your guests a personalized deck of playing cards. There are oh-so-many ways you can personalize these according to your style, personality and taste that you will CERTAINLY find something to suit you and your wedding!

Looking for a wedding planner ready to advise you and help you organize the entire event? We’re here for you – so contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning if you want a very experienced wedding planner!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Vendor Negotiation Tips All Brides Should Know

Wedding planning is an incredibly complex activity – and good negotiation skills are absolutely crucial when you want to get the most for your money. How do you actually negotiate with all of your vendor specialists, though? What are the essentials to keep in mind?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  •        A smile can go a long way. OK, you might be irritated by the fact that your vendors cannot drop the price. And you might feel the negotiation is going downhill. Even so, that’s no reason to be rude. Be polite and genuinely interested to have a proper conversation with your prospective wedding experts.
  •        Knowledge makes the difference. Knowing what some vendors can offer, what you need, and what is the market price for a service – now, that’s real power. If you add this to not showing your vendors you really want them (and not anyone else) to handle your wedding, you are guaranteed to gain the upper hand in the negotiation process.
  •        Keep in mind, not all vendors will be able to actually drop the prices – but, when asked nicely, they might be able to throw in precious extras both you and your guests will definitely appreciate. Don’t be afraid to ask!
  •       Last, but definitely not least, keep your optimism. Discuss with your vendors and be open to their suggestions. These people want to actually help you have a dream wedding, so they really deserve all of your attention and politeness!

Looking for a wedding planner who can help with vendor search and negotiation? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning – you will never regret having hired us to help you plan the most fabulous, the most unique, and the most memorable day of your life! 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Move Beyond Dress Code Confusion

Dress codes can be quite the tricky matter, especially if you have never dealt with them “up-close”. How do you decipher them and how to establish the right one for your wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  •    Black Tie. Contrary to the popular belief, this is not the most elegant wedding dress code (White Tie is even more formal, for example). It involves men wearing tuxedoes in simple colors and women wearing long dresses (which are actually allowed to show a bit of skin, such as through a slit skirt, for example).
  •    Dressy Casual. If you plan on having a semi-formal wedding, this is the dress code to embrace. It allows people to dress nicely and combine the cocktail attire with a more formal touch of elegance, but it also offers plenty of creative freedom when it comes to the attires.
  •    Festive. If someone sees the “Festive” dress code on a wedding invitation, this means they can be really creative with the attire. For instance, a sparkly jumper and a pretty envelope bag will look absolutely amazing together!
  •  Beach Formal. You may be tempted to believe this means you are supposed to wear a tuxedo on the beach, but it’s not necessarily true. Men are expected to wear light fabric suits, while ladies can wear any type of elegant flowing dress that’s suitable for the beach.

Looking for a truly experienced wedding planner? B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning will not only help you pull together all the scary details of the Big Day planning process, but we will also make sure you are genuinely happy from head to finish. Contact us as soon as possible and hire us for your own wedding day – it will be amazing! 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Have You Insured Your Engagement Ring?

You may not think engagement ring insurance is important – but, in fact, this is one of the very first things you should do after the big “Yes”. After all, this piece of jewelry bears a huge significance for you and your loved one and you want to take care of it for the decades to come.

Why is insurance so important and what is there to know about getting an engagement ring insurance policy? Read on and find out more.

  •        Believe it or not, a well-built insurance policy can save you from a lot of trouble. Theft, damage, accidents, and even complete loss can be covered by an engagement ring insurance policy. This will give you peace of mind, knowing your precious engagement ring is properly covered for the many years of love ahead of you.
  •         If you want to purchase an engagement ring policy, make sure to have your ring appraised by a professional. This is how your insurance company will know the true value of the ring (and thus, this is how they will determine the price of your insurance policy – about $1-$2 for each $100 of the ring’s worth).
  •      When to get the insurance policy for your engagement ring? Well, our advice is to get it as soon as possible – maybe even before you announce everyone on Facebook that you got engaged. This is more than just a piece of jewelry for you and your significant other, so it is perfectly normal to want to take proper care of it.

Looking for a wedding planner to help you from “Yes” to “I Do”? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning and we will make sure to plan the most amazing and unforgettable Big Day your guests have ever attended. Hire us and you will never regret it!