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!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Top Tips to Choose a Wedding Date

As wedding planners, we know your wedding date is hugely important for the entire wedding planning process. But how do you actually set the date? How do you do it in a way that will positively impact everything else?

  • We have some tips for you – read on, find out more, and start planning the wedding of your dreams.
  • Season, location, and even day of the week – they all matter, especially from a financial point of view, but from that of the weather as well. If you want to save money, try to have your wedding in off-season, at a location that’s not highly touristic, and during the week (or on Sunday).
  • Your friends’ weddings should also have an influence, especially if there are a lot of guests who will have to attend both weddings. Try to allow a gap between the weddings, so that everyone can attend all of the weddings.
  •  In general, it is highly recommended that you don’t plan your wedding on a holiday. Not only will it be more expensive, but it is quite likely that many of your guests will not be able to attend it because they have other plans.
  • Last, but surely not least, make this a special date. Try to set your wedding around the date you met the first time, or even around the engagement date. Doing this will add a lot of sentimentalism to the entire Big Day, making it even more magical.

Looking for a wedding planner that’s devoted, talented, and always ready to go the extra mile for their clients? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning – we will be there for you, to help you plan the kind of wedding nobody will ever forget. Trust us with your Big Day and you will never regret it!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Top Tips for Alcohol-Free Weddings

Your wedding is a huge moment in your life, so it is perfectly understandable if you want to set your own rules for the Big Day. After all, you don’t get married every day and if you don’t relate to certain old-school traditions, you are more than free to leave them behind.

What does wedding etiquette say about alcohol-free weddings, though? What are the most important things to know about planning this kind of event? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  1. ·       First of all, see if you really want an alcohol free wedding due to personal choice or financial restraints. If you feel an open bar would push your budget too much over the edge, you should take into consideration serving just a limited variety of drinks – beer and wine, for example.
  2.         If, however, you want to have an alcohol-free wedding because this is a personal matter to you or someone you love, you are more than free to do it. There are tons of options to replace alcoholic cocktails and beverages, so we’re more than certain your guests will not be bored in any way.
  3. ·       Last, but not least, remember that it is customary to announce when you are having an alcohol-free wedding, so that your guests are prepared for your event and its rules. This way, you will avoid any kind of discussions on the Big Day, precisely because everyone will know from the very beginning that you will; not be serving any kind of alcohol during your wedding.

Looking for a wedding planner to help you with all the other wedding planning details? We have so much experience and passion in this field that we can guarantee we will make your Big Day feel like the happiest moment of your life. Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning today!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Plan the Perfect Rehearsal Dinner

Your rehearsal dinner is much more important than you might give it credit for. Not only is this the right time to set all things clear for all of those VIPs participating in your wedding, but it is the perfect time to help the entire wedding party bond with each other and create some “exclusive” memories all of your rehearsal dinner guests will cherish for the years to come.

How to plan the perfect rehearsal dinner? Here are some tips to help you with this.

  •        Serve a good meal – preferably, a family-style meal. If you didn’t get the chance to do this with your wedding day, the rehearsal is the perfect time to go casual and simply have a great time with your close friends and relatives. A family-style dinner is the perfect way to achieve that cozy, welcoming vibe!
  •        Don’t dismiss the idea of having a special theme. You don’t have to go over the top with the flowers and the party motifs – but a well-set theme can help you pull everything together from an aesthetic point of view. Even if it’s just a basic color scheme, it will still work like wonders!
  •        Create a special dress code. Go casual with the dress code too – invite guests to follow simple rules and have fun with their attires. Do the same yourself as well! And yes, you can definitely wear white (but it is not absolutely compulsory, of course!).
  •        Record the toasts. You will definitely want to record the toasts given during the wedding – but why not do the same for the rehearsal too? All those jokes and micro-accidents will look lovely on tape when pulled together with the actual Big Day toasts!

Looking for a wedding planner ready to provide you with their expertise and coordination talent? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning right now – hire us and leave your wedding planning into our hands!

Monday, July 10, 2017

You Can Actually Have a Chocolate Wedding Cake

Let’s admit it: the sweet treat at the end of a wedding is always something to look forward to – and your guests will make no exception. Does the cake have to be all white, though, or are you allowed to actually opt for a chocolate wedding cake?

We think you should do whatever makes you happy at your wedding – and yes, this includes a chocolate wedding cake too. Here are some marvelous ideas to inspire you:

  •        A decadent classic chocolate wedding cake. Chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, and maybe a few red fruits – there’s nothing more delicious, more classic, and more universally appreciated than that. Add a cute cake topper to make it more personal and your guests will be bewitched!
  •         Oreo wedding cake. Yes, you read that right – you can totally have your wedding cake pastry chef create an Oreo-inspired cake for your Big Day. Imagine the sweetness, the deliciousness, and the eyes of your guests when they see this completely decadent (and irresistible) dessert on your special table!
  •       The beauty of nakedness. We all know naked cakes have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years – and we can see why so many choose this type of cake design too. Natural, beautiful, and more than unique, a chocolate naked cake with chocolate sauce dripping from the top and fresh fruit and flowers will be the delight of your guests’ eyes and taste buds. Amazing!

Looking for a wedding planner ready to help you breathe life into the most beautiful wedding ideas you have? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning – we’re here so that brides and grooms like you can actually enjoy your wedding day without any kind of stressful events along the way. Contact us right now and you will never regret! 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Wedding Etiquette Tips You NEED to Know

Wedding etiquette can be an intriguing and complex topic – especially when there’s a lot of advice, coming from a lot of places. Of course, weddings today are not as restrictive as they used to be and there are a lot of customs you can simply choose to skip – such as the white wedding dress, the receiving line, or even the seated dinner.

Yet, there are still some wedding etiquette rules that need to be followed when you want to make sure nobody will feel offended. Here are some of them:

  • If you are planning a destination wedding, pay for your bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s accommodation for the night before the wedding (especially if you want to spend the morning of the wedding with them).
  • It is a well-known fact that you shouldn’t add any kind of registry-related information to your wedding invitations. It is perfectly fine to add it to your wedding websites and to have your close friends and family spread the word, though.
  • Also, it is very important to make sure you include gift options that are suitable for multiple types of budgets and styles. Everyone invited at your wedding wants to offer you something you enjoy, regardless of how much they can afford spending on it!
  • In general, the bridal shower and the bachelorette party are planned by the Maid of Honor and/or other close friends or relatives. However, they shouldn’t plan these events sooner or later than 1-3 months before the Big Day!

Looking for a wedding planner to ease off the anxiety and stress associated with planning this huge event in your life? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning right now and allow us to be the ones who make your dream wedding come true in the most beautiful way there is!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Luxury Wedding Ideas You’ll Love

Most people believe that luxury weddings cost a lot. Of course, they definitely do come at a hefty price when thinking of the traditional sense of the word “luxury - but the truth is that you can still have a stunning wedding that looks utterly opulent and elegant without spending a lot on it.

What are some budget-friendly luxury wedding ideas both you and your guests will love? Here are some wonderful suggestions:

  •        Pop open one of those really big bottles of champagne. They are much less expensive than it may seem, and even if they fall in the higher price range, they are worth every penny. There’s something really luxurious, elegant, and festive about those bottles that makes them the perfect addition to a delicious wedding cake.
  •       Not sure about the big bottle of champagne? How about some smaller ones – or, to be more precise, mini-bottles of champagne as wedding favors? You can personalize their label with your wedding date or a cute message and they can be kept by the guests as a souvenir of your Big Day too. Plus, let’s face it: they are absolutely adorable too!
  •        If you want your ceremony to feel as if it was torn out of a real-life fairytale, invest in a truly over-the-top backdrop for the altar. Even a very simple space (such as a classic backyard) will be instantly styled-up if you create a gorgeous backdrop made out of blooms, greenery, or even unique items (such as old photos or vinyl discs).

We bet you want to enjoy your engagement and the months leading up to the Big Day – and we have some great news for you: we can actually help you plan the perfect wedding without the slightest trace of stress in your life! Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning today and let’s talk about your dream wedding!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Gorgeous Wedding Stationery Ideas

Your wedding stationery needs to be fully coordinated with your wedding theme – and if you want your Big Day to be centered on a vintage concept, your invitations and day-of stationery will make no exception from the aforementioned rule.

How do you create gorgeous wedding stationery? We have some pretty ideas for you – read on if you are looking for some inspiration.

  •  Scrapbook-inspired. Looking for a cute, feminine, yet sentimental way of designing your wedding stationery? How about creating a design that’s inspired by old-school scrapbooks? Not only does this give you the opportunity to add a few emotional elements into the wedding invitations, but they will also have that cute 60s vibe everyone loves.
  •   Chalkboard-inspired. Remember how all couples used chalkboard signs for their wedding décor? Well, that’s still trendy – but if you want to push it to a whole new level, you can use the same inspiration for your wedding stationery. With an antique-looking “frame”, your invitations will look absolutely charming!
  •  Vintage garden-inspired. Since it’s summer outside, some of you may want to have a garden wedding with vintage notes. And yes, you can totally coordinate your stationery with that kind of theme too! With the right pastel and vintage-looking colors, a garden-themed wedding stationery design can win everyone’s hearts – both before, and during the Big Day.
  • Retro diner-inspired. Want your wedding to be filled with color? Searching for pop-art and 50s-inspired wedding stationery designs? Think of all those adorable retro diner graphics and incorporate them into your wedding invitations and day-of stationery. Guests will love the idea!

If you want to make sure all of your wedding details are perfectly coordinated with the entire concept, and if you want to make sure your Big Day is truly amazing from all points of view, hire B.A Bride Wedding and Event Planning. Leave your wedding planning into our experienced hands – it will be unforgettable!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Top Attire Tips for Wedding Guests

You may definitely not want to feel like the most important person in the room when attending a wedding – but from this to feeling underdressed (or even overdressed), there is a very long way. How to make sure you dress properly to the weddings you’ve been invited to this summer? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  •        Read the invitation – it will almost always contain information about a dress code. Because the invitation space is limited, you may not get very specific rules from reading this – but you might find them on the couple’s wedding website, or by simply researching what a specific dress code means.
  •        For instance, “casual attire” means that you can leave the tuxedo (and even suit) home and dress in something a bit more relaxed – such as dress pants and a shirt, or a nice low-key elegant dress. However, it DOES NOT mean that you are allowed to come to the wedding wearing jeans (unless the couple specifies this as part of their wedding theme).
  •        Furthermore, no matter what dress code you have to follow, make sure your clothes are tasteful and nice. You don’t need to dress expensive – but keeping it low-toned, not flashy, and not overly provocative can go a long way. The bride and the groom are the stars of the show – you surely don’t want to steal their spotlight with a dress that’s too flashy or a tuxedo in very bright colors, do you?

Are the bride and groom on the lookout for a talented and devoted wedding planner? Tell them about B.A. Wedding and Event Planning – we have a lot of experience in planning ideal wedding days, so your friends will not be disappointed by our services in any way!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Can You Skip Inviting Family to the Wedding?

Planning a wedding is never easy – and one of the hardest parts is creating a guest list that makes everyone happy (you, your parents, and everyone else present at the wedding). For example, some of you may think you can never skip inviting extended family members to the wedding – but, as problematic as this may be, you can actually avoid doing this altogether.

How to act when you don’t want distant relatives to be invited at your wedding? We have some tips for you – read on and find out more.

·        First and foremost, be completely and utterly honest about this. Dusting it under the carpet will only generate more problems – so, whenever you are asked, simply be honest and say you don’t want to invite extended family because you don’t know them or because it will push you over your budget. It may be difficult for your parents to accept this, but they will eventually understand you.
·        Furthermore, keep in mind that you should not be rude about it. Avoid fighting, stand your ground, and keep the same explanation for everyone – doing all this will help you avoid too much drama and resentment.
·        Lastly, don’t forget that you do invite a lot of family members too – make the entire wedding experience totally unforgettable for them. Welcome bags for out of town guests, excellent food and drinks at the wedding, quality entertainment – they all help creating memories everyone will cherish for a long time to come. Make this a happy event for your guests – just as it is for you too!

Looking for a wedding planner with plenty of experience in handling all sorts of wedding themes and situations? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning and allow us to be the ones who help you make your dream wedding come true!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Choose the perfect wedding photographer

Your wedding photos should look amazing – after all, you want them to reveal how beautiful, magical, and unique your entire Big Day felt, right? Of course, it is crucial for you to hire a truly dedicated wedding photographer – but how do you make the selection?

We’ve gathered some tips for you to keep in mind when searching for the perfect wedding photographer – so read on and find out more.

  •  Think of your budget. We will be completely honest here: most quality wedding photographers are quite expensive. Sure, there are options for every budget – but it is very important that you are aware of the fact that, in this niche, you really do get what you pay for. Plus, it is also crucial that you read all the terms of your contract, so that you know exactly what you pay for.
  •  Think of communication. You should be able to feel completely comfortable around your wedding photographer – otherwise, your discomfort will actually transpire in the pictures. Also, your photographer should be able to give you tips of advice (e.g. what poses work best for you, and so on). 
  • Think your wedding style. Every photographer has their own style – and it is very important that you start working with someone who understands your wedding concept and can relay it beautifully in the pictures they take. Take a close look at their portfolio and see if they can shoot photos in a style that really suits you and your Big Day!

Want to avoid being stressed out on your wedding day? Hire an experienced wedding planner – contact B.A. Wedding and Event Planning and let’s talk about your ideal wedding, the love story behind it, and the way you want everything to look and feel on this special day of your life.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How to plan a long distance wedding

Long distance wedding planning can be even more difficult than planning a wedding at home (or at least in close vicinity to it). However, it can definitely be done – especially if you keep in mind the following tips:

  • There’s a list of things to do “here” and a list of things to do “there”. Write down your tasks and see which of them can be done at home, and which of them will require for you to travel to your wedding location. For instance, you can buy your wedding dress and the bridesmaids’ gifts at home, but you should definitely meet face to face with your florist, pastry chef, and photographer.
  • The simpler and more minimalist your wedding is, the easier it will be for you to handle all the small details involved in planning the big day – regardless of where you may be located and where your wedding will take place.
  •  You will have to make quick decisions – but that doesn’t mean you have to make them rash too. Think things through, decide on the spot when needed, but make sure you only make choices that are 100% compatible with the rest of the wedding.
  • Sometimes you will have to let go. There will be times when things will simply not go as you planned them to – but it is essential to let go of these moments, move with what you have, and genuinely enjoy this utterly unique and amazing day in your life.

Looking for an exquisite wedding and event planner to help you with all of the minute details of planning your Big Day? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning and hire us. We promise your wedding will look and feel absolutely stunning – just as you have always dreamed it to be!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Choosing gifts for your bridesmaids

You definitely love your bridesmaids and you are highly appreciative of the considerable efforts they’ve put into making you happy on (and before!) your wedding day. Therefore, you want to show them how much they mean to you by offering them the best gifts possible.

How to do that? How to actually choose marvelous bridesmaids’ gifts from the myriad of options available? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  •       Make it thoughtful. Your bridesmaids will appreciate a meaningful gift a million times more than something expensive, but impersonal. Think of gifts that define your relationship and their style –it doesn’t have to be ultra-expensive to mean a lot to your bridesmaids!
  •        Don’t forget about the little ones. Just because they don’t bear the official “bridesmaid” title, it doesn’t mean flower girls don’t deserve a nice gift. Choose something cute and age-appropriate for the most adorable member of your wedding party – she will always remember it!
  •        Make it unique and useful. Planning a wedding in the cooler season? Offer your bridesmaids shawls or wraps. Want to make sure they will all be able to dance even as the night falls? Offer them cute flats to match with their attires! Want your special ladies to feel glamorous and stunning? Pay for their hairstyling and make up services! There are a ton of useful and beautiful gifts you settle on!
  •       Last, but definitely not least, keep it a surprise. None of your bridesmaids should know about their gifts – not even the Maid of Honor. So, this task is entirely on you – make it personal and sprinkle it with your endless love!

Looking for a wedding planner to help you make things easier when putting together the wedding details? Come visit B.A. Bride Wedding And Event Planning – you’ll never regret choosing us!

Monday, May 8, 2017

How to stretch your wedding budget

Your wedding budget is of the utmost importance – and although you might feel tempted to spend too much on the big day, the truth is that this can attract a lot of financial trouble later on. Do you really want to step into your married life drowned in debt and money issues? Probably not – and this is precisely why we have gathered some of the most important things for you to know about stretching your wedding budget. Read on to find out more.

  •        Don’t book a separate ceremony site. Chances are your wedding venue has a really nice spot where you can have your ceremony – and it will cost much less to rent both the ceremony and the reception spaces as a “package”.
  •       Don’t spend too much on expensive wedding décor. You can add uniqueness and personality to your wedding day by bringing in personal items that are truly meaningful for you as a couple. Guests will love this!
  •        Can’t spend too much on the drinks? Add a bit of originality to them by coloring them in unusual colors. You can even have them match your wedding color scheme!
  •       Flowers are of quite important, but you don’t have to settle on imported blooms. Choose whatever is in season, focus on large, beautifully arranged bouquets. Also, make sure not to overspend on the vessels either – you can pull off stunning arrangements without extra-pricy vases.

·        Last, but definitely not least, book your venue off-season. Not only will it be more special to have an early spring, fall, or winter wedding – but it will also cost a lot less than a full-summer event.
Looking for a wedding planner to help you manage your budget and breathe life into your wedding ideas? Contact B.A Bride Wedding and Event Planning – you will never regret working with us!

Monday, May 1, 2017

What guests dislike about weddings

The last thing you want at your wedding are guests that don’t enjoy themselves – so you will want to do everything you can to make sure everyone’s happy at your big day. What are the things guests dislike most about weddings? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  •        Weddings that take place during three-day weekends. It may sound like a really amazing idea to have a three-day weekend wedding, but it is more than likely that a lot of guests will have other plans for that min-vacation. Avoid these weekends for your big day – and if you absolutely must have your wedding on a national holiday weekend, be sure to let everyone know about it long before the big day arrives.
  •        Receiving lines. Everyone hates these – so why have them anyway? We all know wedding etiquette is much more relaxed these days, so you can definitely skip the traditional receiving line and simply meet and greet everyone at their tables. It saves time, creates a much warmer and welcoming atmosphere, and it helps you re-organize your wedding day schedule in a way that’s genuinely enjoyable.
  •        Bad directions to/from your wedding venue and ceremony site. You really don’t want your guests to go MIA as a result of your bad directions – so it’s highly advisable that you do everything in your power to make sure they can easily reach all points of interest. Maps, pictures, directions, GPS coordinates – they can all help. Furthermore, asking someone to actually “test” the instructions will surely help you spot any potential errors.

Looking for a wedding planner to help you with the big day? Come visit B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning and allow us to share our expertise with you and plan a truly amazing wedding for you!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Your wedding can sparkle beautifully

Your wedding is such a happy, beautiful event in your life – so why wouldn’t you want to add a bit of actual sparkle to it too? A bit of glitz and glam never hurt anyone, right?

We have gathered some ideas to help you add sparkle to your wedding without going too much over-the-top – so read on if you want to find out more and decorate your wedding with a lot  of style and beauty.

  •        Wedding signs. Everyone loves a stylish wedding sign – so why not glam it up with glitter? The word “LOVE”, or maybe even your names’ initials covered in glitter and placed on your sweethearts’ table, or on the wedding cake table – they will look fantastic!
  •        Centerpiece vases. From mason jars to classic small vases, your centerpiece holders can be covered in glamor too. For example, you can spray-paint them with rose gold glitter or simply with a metallic color – and they will look absolutely splendid!
  •       Table runners. Want to add a bit of light and prettiness to your wedding tables? Table runners are an easy way to do this. If you don’t want them all glittery, you can always opt for a design that simply incorporates a bit of shimmer – it will still make everything look elegant and nice. Keep in mind, though: to make sure you don’t go too much over-the-top with your sparkly table runners, only layer them on top of very simple-colored table linens (or even on the bare table, if you want to create a rustic-chic effect).

Need help planning your wedding? B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning is here to ensure your Big Day feels and look splendid – so contact us today, talk to us about your dream wedding, and we will make sure everything about it is simply perfect. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Inspire your wedding décor with Spring

Your wedding deserves to be marvelous from every single point of view – and while you may not want to incorporate every single trend you stumble upon, taking a look at some of the most popular can definitely give you a few unique ideas.

How to infuse your wedding décor with spring’s biggest trends? Here are some ideas to inspire you:

  •        Flowers, flowers everywhere. What is spring all about if not lush florals? Incorporate stunning flower arrangements in every single part of your wedding – petals down the aisle, luxurious arrangements paving your way to the big “I Do”, floral-decorated chandeliers hanging from your outdoor wedding altar, and tall glass centerpieces for the reception (or, for those of you who want something more low-key elegant, low wooden boxes filled with joyful blooms).
  •        Paper lanterns, vintage lanterns, twinkle lights. Your wedding lighting is crucial – and since it’s spring and you will most likely party well into the night, adding a bit of sweet beauty to your outdoor wedding décor is an absolute must. Paper lanterns are playful and sweet, vintage lanterns are perfect for those of you who want to achieve a timelessly elegant effect, while twinkle lights are whimsical and magical.
  •        Silvery white. Looking for a truly timeless wedding color scheme that fits perfectly into the spring ensemble? A classic white-pastel-and-silver will be a wonderful choice. Elegant, beautiful, and just a bit glamorous, this color scheme is a real winner regardless of whether it’s 2017, or 2047.

Looking for a wedding planner to help you pull together all of the wedding details? Come visit B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning and hire us to plan the biggest, most beautiful, and most unforgettable day of your entire life. Tell us about your dream wedding and we’ll make it come true!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Unique wedding décor ideas

Your wedding décor – oh, how you have dreamed about this and how much you want for it to be flawless! The perfect wedding décor takes time and attention to detail, though – so, before you rush in and tell your florists, pastry chef and wedding designer what to do, take a look at some of the most unique wedding décor ideas of the moment:

  •        Rose gold. Suave, delicate, precious and yet extremely girly, rose gold is the number one metallic color of the year. Place your rose gold accents with grace and a well-balanced approach and it will look absolutely fantastic!
  •         Dark flowers. Thought only pink, red, and white make the cut when it comes to wedding flowers colors? Darker flowers add a dash of mystery and beauty to any wedding arrangement – so don’t hesitate to use them.
  •         Greenery. Thinking of something even more extreme? Greenery has grown to be a fabulously popular option to replace traditional blooms – so, if you want your wedding to be embraced by energy and style, settle on green arrangements. They look fantastic!
  •        Patterned table linens. Tired of the old-fashioned white table linen? Good news for you, then! This year’s trends are bringing forward a myriad of patterned table linens you will absolutely love. They look so lively, so cute, and so creative!
  •         Small cakes. Not planning a big wedding? Why plan a big cake, then! Small wedding cakes can look just as festive and they can definitely be just as delicious – so you should definitely settle for one of your guest list allows for it.

Looking for a wedding planner who has plenty of experience and talent to help you bring together all of the wedding décor and planning details? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning and you will not be disappointed by our services!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Choose trendy bridesmaids’ dresses for your ladies

Your bridesmaids are more than important for you as a bride – after all, these are your best friends and the people you have chosen to walk down the aisle with you. Naturally, you want them to look stunning in their attires – but how do you choose the most amazing dresses for these amazing ladies?

We have gathered some of the most popular bridesmaids’ dresses trends of the season – so read on if you need a bit of inspiration.

  •           Cotton lace. We all love lace – and we have a thousand and one reasons to do so. The femininity, the grace, the timelessness, the mysteriousness – they can all be associated with lace. Of course, your bridesmaids will love lace dresses for your big day – but if you want to add a bit of that down-to-earth, casual and comfortable vibe to their attire, you can always settle on cotton lace. It’s really trendy right now!
  •          Capped sleeves. With their princess-like cutesy and their beauty, capped sleeves have made their way into the bridesmaids’ dress trends of 2017. If you love them too, you will definitely want to have them incorporated into your special ladies’ attire.
  •           Tiered skirts. Looking for an ultra-feminine detail for your bridesmaids’ dresses? Tiered skirts are very popular with designers this year – and they do look more than lovely. Printed or in plain colors, tiered skirts make dresses look girly, sweet, and definitely elegant too. What’s not to love about them?

Looking for a wedding planner able to help you pull together all of the minute details that go into wedding planning? Come visit B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning right now – contact us and let’s talk about your dreams and your wedding. We promise to make your big day feel absolutely unforgettable, from A to Z! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Don’t make these wedding color and style mistakes

There’s nothing quite like color to bring out a message and tell a love story – and this is precisely why it is so important for you to choose a splendid color scheme for your big day. What are the mistakes to avoid when doing this? We have gathered some tips of advice – so read on and find out more.

  • Too much of…everything. Too many colors, too many bright colors, too many flowers trying to perfectly match with the color scheme – anything that’s just too much should be left behind. You want your wedding to look elegant, stylish and well-balanced – so avoid falling into any kind of extremes.
  • Sticking to seasonal color “rules”. Your guests have seen the yellow and orange fall wedding color scheme a hundred times before – give them something exciting and unique to awe them! Step outside of the “box” and think of color combinations that look good, even if they “defy” the so-called seasonal rules.
  • Incorporating trendy colors…just because they are trendy. Don’t get us wrong: trends are an amazing source of inspiration. However, you shouldn’t incorporate anything trendy just because it’s the popular thing at the moment. You want to love your wedding pictures decades from now – so it’s probably better to stick to timeless combinations that please the eye and go beyond fashion.
  • Not bringing pictures to your vendor meetings. Your florist, your wedding planner, your cake chef – they all need images to know what you mean – because what’s bleu ciel for you may not be quite the same for them. Bring pictures and ideas and they will help you create your dream wedding!

Looking for a wedding planner who knows how to communicate with you – and, most importantly, knows how to pull off a perfect big day? Come visit B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning and you will not regret your choice!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Choose a gorgeous ring for your groom

You love your groom and you want him to be happy on your wedding day – just as you want yourself to be happy as well. Of course, your wedding rings are more than just pieces of jewelry, but we bet both of you want to wear beautiful rings to symbolize your commitment to each other. How to choose a gorgeous ring for your groom? Read on and find out more.

  •        In general, platinum and white gold are considered to be very popular options. The good news is that nowadays grooms don’t have to stick to very basic designs – there are plenty of them to suit just about any style there is. From white gold blended with yellow gold and even wedding rings with gemstones incorporated in them, there’s something for every groom in the world.
  •        If you are looking to make a sound financial investment, we would suggest 14k gold. This will provide you with a very good price-to-value ratio no matter what type of gold you want to settle on (be it yellow, white, or even rose).
  •       Last, but not least, remember there are many other options aside from gold as well – and they are absolutely gorgeous. Chrome and stainless steel are very budget-friendly and look great, but if you want something with a very manly and unique appeal, try to find a titanium (specifically tungsten) wedding ring for your guy. He will love it!

Looking for a wedding planner to take on the organizational challenges of your Big Day? Come visit B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning – we have gathered a lot of experience in planning marvelous, unforgettable weddings and we can definitely promise yours will be just as amazing. Just give us a call and let’s talk about your dream wedding!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Wedding planning mistakes to avoid

As wedding planners, we know how difficult putting together a wedding can be – but we also know there are a ton of mistakes that can be simply avoided to begin with. What are some of the worst wedding mistakes brides make – and why not make them as well? We have some tips for you – continue reading to find out more.

  • Don’t buy your dress online. Of course it’s tempting to believe there’s a gorgeous wedding gown to be shipped from China at the modest price of $50 – but chances are it’s going to be nothing like the photos you were presented with. Even if you do buy from a reputable site, you might want to measure yourself first and ensure you have a seamstress to help you adjust the dress to your particular body.
  • Don’t skimp on the makeup artist. We know you are amazing at doing your makeup – but the truth is that you will be really nervous on the morning of your wedding day. Avoid making makeup mistakes by hiring someone to do it for you.
  • Don’t buy the accessories before the dress. You can only know for sure what dress you will wear once you actually purchase it – and buying the accessories before it may prove to be a waste of time and money.
  • Don’t go all DIY. It’s not cheap, it’s really time-consuming, and it can become a huge source of stress. It is a great idea to sprinkle your wedding with one or two objects or elements created by you – but doing everything yourself will only turn you into an anxious mess.

Looking for an experienced wedding planner to take over the most stringent and urgent wedding planning tasks? Contact  B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning right now and let’s talk about your dream wedding. Our experience, passion, and love for weddings will make it happen!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Your wedding dress can have a little sex appeal

Many brides believe their wedding dresses absolutely have to be nice, clean, puritan, and delicate. However, the truth is that every bride is different in her own way, and her dress should mirror her style and personality in a beautiful way.

  • So, is it allowed to have a wedding dress with just a dash of sex appeal? We have some tips to help you with this – continue reading and find out more.
  • Of course you are allowed to do this! Your wedding dress is all about you and what makes you feel absolutely stunning – and if a tad of sexiness is what you need to achieve this, then you are more than free to do it.
  • Remember, though – you should be sexy, but we advise you to avoid anything that might strike as too vulgar. Ideally, you will want to keep it to one revealing element – the décolletage, the back, the short dress, or the see-through fabric. Combining too many revealing parts may come across as too much for a bride. On the other hand, it would be absolutely breathtaking to wear a sophisticated gown (such as a long dress with a deep plunging back.
  • Furthermore, don’t forget that the best way to feel sexy is by wearing a dress that truly flatters you. For this reason, we advise you to find a wedding gown silhouette that embraces your body in a harmonious, beautiful way. There’s nothing sexier than self-confidence – and a well-sewn, beautifully-designed wedding dress can really help you with this!

Still searching for the perfect wedding dress? You should come and visit Bridal Debut! The wide array of fabulous wedding gown designs we have gathered here will amaze you – and it will definitely help you find the most stunning wedding dress your guests have ever seen! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Be unique with a creative photo display at your wedding

Your wedding day is such a special, unforgettable and amazingly important event in your life! Naturally, it will always be associated with pure happiness and beauty – so why wouldn’t you “connect the dots” and use some of your favorite couple photos for your wedding décor too? It will make everything more sentimental and personal, that’s for sure!

If you’re decided to do this, read on and inspire yourself, because we’ve gathered some of the best and most unique photo display ideas for your Big Day.
  •  Use an old mirror as the support. This works wonderfully well if you’re planning a vintage or shabby-chic wedding, especially if you have a mirror with an antique finish. Plus, the shine of the mirror will add light to your wedding reception venue, so using this idea is very space savvy too!
  • Fall in love with mason jars (again). These little guys have been around the wedding world for so many years, nobody can even know how it all started. One thing is for certain though: mason jars and weddings do get along very well. Stick your engagement and romantic photos on the inside of some mason jars and use these as centerpiece holders – it will look fantastic and really personal too!
  • Make it fairy-tale worthy with balloons. Take some helium-filled balloons and stick your favorite pictures to the ribbons that tie them – then, allow the balloons to float. It will look so wonderful, so romantic, and so unique!

Still searching for the very best wedding planner? Come visit B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning and we will make sure your big day is nothing less than truly amazing. We have the experience, the passion, and the high attention to details you need to make your wedding day stand out from the crowd and wow every single one of your guests! 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Don’t have any regrets about your wedding

There’s nothing bitterer than regretting anything at your wedding. Given that this is an unrepeatable event in your life, regrets are not invited on the guest list – but how do you make sure they really stay away from all the happiness associated with the Big Day?

  • We have gathered some of the things many couples regret not doing for their weddings – so read on and inspire yourself from their experiences.
  •  Not investing in a high-quality photographer and a talented DJ. These people are the brick and mortar of any successful wedding. The first will capture the beauty and emotion of the Big Day, while the second will make sure you and all of your guests are having the time of your lives. Yes, it is very important to invest in amazing services here!
  • Not taking a few minutes off to spend with your SO. This is your wedding day and getting away for a couple of minutes is more than alright. Spend a bit of time together to share all the wonderful emotions you’re experiencing now – you will remember these moments with more candor than anything else.
  • Not attending the beauty trials. No matter how experienced and famous a wedding hairstylist or makeup artist may be, they cannot simply figure it out on the spot. So, if you want your bridal look to be really amazing, do make sure to attend your beauty trials. This is where you will establish if your style is well-suited for you, and make all necessary adjustments to make sure you feel fantastic on your Big Day.

Looking for a wedding planner with lots of experience and a keen eye for details? Come visit B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning – we’ll plan your dream wedding in the most stress-free, beautiful way there is.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

8 Last Minute Wedding Details You Can't Forget About

We all know planning a wedding is no easy task – and while you surely have everything in order, there are always those small details that can very easily slip away. What are some of the most important last minute wedding details you can’t forget about? Read here and find out more.

  •      Your last wedding gown fitting. This is one step you definitely need to do as close to the wedding as possible (so that all the small last minute adjustments are made).
  •     Writing a note for your groom. He is the love of your life – so why not sweeten his Big Day even more by sending him a beautiful, romantic note? He will more than appreciate it!
  •      Appoint someone to be the go-to person. It may be your Maid of Honor, your mom or anyone else. This person should be completely reliable, because they will basically replace you in giving instructions and helping the guests around.
  •      Prepare the tips. Although it will not be you who gives away the tips (usually, that’s the Best Man or another close member of the wedding party), you should still make sure to have them prepared before the wedding day.
  •       Re-confirm all deliveries. Be 100% your cake, your flowers and your food will be there on time on the Big Day!
  •       Confirm all back-up plans, specifically the “bad weather Plan B”. Yes, we never like to think of the worst case scenario, but taking it into consideration and planning for it can be a true life-saver.
  •      Finish up your “getting ready” timeline. Remember, you should allow some “extra” for this so that you don’t run out of time!
  •       Pack for your honeymoon and send your luggage to the hotel. The last thing you want to worry with on the morning of your wedding is how and what to pack. Carefully plan this ahead and send the luggage before you, so that you can simply pack it up and escape into your honeymoon.

Looking for a wedding planner to help you make all this easier and smoother? Here at BA Bride Wedding and Event Planners, we have the experience, the passion and the attention to detail you need to make the Big Day happen…in Big Style. Contact us and let’s talk about your dream wedding!

The 5 Things Your Wedding Planner Need to Know About You

Hiring a wedding planner is an excellent move for those who want their Big Day to be flawless from its very beginning to its very end. And while it is definitely important that you research your vendor and know exactly who you are hiring, it is also crucial that they know a fair handful of things about you. Here are the top 5 most important things your wedding planner needs to know about you:
  •     Your budget. Don’t even start talking wedding style and theme before you lay out your budget. A professional wedding planner will listen and she will know exactly what can be done for your budget and how to maximize its power.
  •        Your likes. Of course, your wedding planner should know what you like, what are the things that mean a lot to you and what are those wedding elements you will never want to give up on. This way, she will know how to design a plan that makes you really happy with the end result.
  •        Your dislikes. That awful song that reminds you of when you got your heart broken? The irritating color you could never stand? Tell your wedding planner about all these dislikes you don’t want into your wedding and she’ll make sure these elements have no room in your Big Day.
  •     Your level of involvement. Some couples prefer a more hands-on approach, while others leave it all in the hands of their wedding planner. What type of bride and groom are you? Your wedding planner needs to know this!
  •       How you prefer to communicate. Do you text? Email? Call? Your wedding planner wants to know this so that you maintain proper communication with her. Talk to her about your preferred means of communication!

Looking for the perfect wedding planner? Come visit BA Bride Wedding and Event Planners and you will not be disappointed in any kind of way!

Is It Rude to Get Married on New Year's Eve?

Getting married on New Year’s Eve can be utterly romantic and sweet – especially when all the anticipation of the big countdown adds up to the love, emotion and beauty floating in the air during the wedding ceremony and reception.

  • Is it rude to get married on New Year’s Eve, though? We have some etiquette tips for you – so read on and find out more.
  •  In general, it is not considered rude to set your wedding on New Year’s Eve – especially if you have your heart set on this idea and if it’s something truly meaningful for you as a couple. This is your wedding and you are allowed to do as you please – as long as nobody else gets offended, of course.
  • If you do decide to get married on New Year’s Eve, it is important to remember that you have to give your guests as much time as possible to plan out the trip for your wedding day. Send your Save the Dates as soon as you can – but, at the same time, expect that some of your guests won’t be able to attend the Big Day. Because this is a very big holiday, a lot of people have made plans in advance and they might not be able to cancel those.
  • Last, but definitely not least, it is also essential that you prepare an adequate budget for a NYE wedding as well. Generally, venues and vendors charge more during the holidays, precisely because they are such a busy time of the year.

Looking for a wedding planner to help you pull it off in an exquisite way? Come visit BA Bride Wedding and Event Planners and we’ll make sure you get the wedding your love story deserves!

Why Avoid Certain Wedding Dates

Picking the right wedding date is essential if you want your Big Day to be a true success for everyone involved. And while you might have certain dates in mind and you might be thinking of specific meaningful days when you could get married, it is also important to know that certain wedding dates are not a good idea.

What are the wedding dates to avoid, and why? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  •         In general, you are free to choose whatever wedding date is best for you. However, there are certain dates when specific locations get more crowded and even more expensive than in the rest of the year. The busier a location is, the harder it will be for you to plan a wedding and truly make the most of your special day.
  •         National holiday weekends do sound great for weddings, especially since many people have more spare time to travel to and from your wedding location. However, if you have your heart set on a Memorial Day or any other national holiday wedding, you should definitely avoid the most crowded areas this time of the year (e.g. Washington DC will get extremely busy on national holiday weekends and planning a wedding there may be too difficult).
  •         Furthermore, you might want to avoid other holidays too. For instance, the National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in late March/early April and attracts tourists from all over the country. Therefore, planning a wedding during one of these weekends will most likely not be a good idea in the Washington DC area.

Searching for a wedding planner who truly knows the ins and outs of wedding planning? Come visit BA Bride Wedding and Event Planners, learn more about our services and contact us as soon as possible! With our skill and experience on your side, your Big Day is bound to be truly and utterly amazing!