Monday, October 16, 2017

The BEST Guestbook Idea for the Big Day

Although guestbooks are definitely not mandatory in modern Georgia weddings, many couples still choose to have them at their Big Day. There’s a very good reason for this: they are cute and they allow you to keep a heartfelt souvenir of your wedding day: the good wishes of all those who chose to celebrate with you.

It is completely understandable if you are tired of the same old-fashioned guestbook, though. But what about a unique and fun one? Here are some tips to help you create the best guestbook for your own Big Day.

  • Think of a main theme for your guestbook, this will add a bit of originality to the traditional guestbook. For example, your guestbook could be centered on date night ideas or fun games to try as a couple. It could also be a bucket list of all the places your guests would love for you to see, or the fun activities they would like you to experience.
  • You really don’t have to stick to a notebook either. Sure, it’s a good idea, especially if you pick a pretty design to go with the wedding colors – but if you want to be really unique, you can turn the old-fashioned guestbook into a piece of décor you’ll actually want to use in your new home.
  • For instance, you could ask guests to write their ideas on leaf-shaped notes and stick them to a framed tree collage. Or, if you plan on having a photo booth at your wedding, you could ask guests to create a collage with the pictures they shoot in the booth.

Did you know hiring a wedding planner can be really beneficial for you? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning and let’s talk about your wedding day in Georgia! With us on your side, this event will be absolutely magnificent! 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Millennial Guests Will Love These Things At Your Wedding

Your wedding is a big, special day for you – but it is a happy event for your guests too. Naturally, you want them to have a good time celebrating with you, regardless of how young or not-so-young they may be.

How do you make a Millennial crowd happy at a wedding, though? Well, research shows Millennials love seeing a few things at weddings – some of which are included in the list below. Read on and find out more!

  •        Good food. Who doesn’t love good food? You don’t have to be born in the 80s or 90s to love a good meal – but what makes Millennials a bit more special than their parents is the fact that they don’t care too much about the price tag of a wedding menu. Anything ranging from a fancy brunch to a table full of burgers, mac’n’cheese and pizza will do – as long as they’re fresh, well-cooked, and have a unique twist to them, of course.
  •        Quality entertainment. Millennials would much rather spend time with good music on the dance floor, rather than in a very luxurious ballroom. So, if you want something to really splurge on, focus on your wedding entertainment. The DJ, band, photo booth – they should be top-notch.
  • ·      A really romantic location. Again, it doesn’t have to be the Eiffel Tour – but your ceremony location should offer people a truly fairytale-like vibe. A garden, backyard, or even an old loft space can be gorgeously transformed if you focus on the right décor details – so don’t be afraid to let your imagination roam wild!

Looking for a dedicated, talented, and very well-experienced wedding planner in Georgia? Come see what B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning can do for you! With our know-how, your wedding is bound to be the most amazing one your guests have ever attended! 

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Best Tips for Your Groom’s Look

We know choosing the perfect wedding gown is ultra-important for you – but so is your groom’s attire for him. How to help him choose a suit or tuxedo that’s truly right for him and the event? We have gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  •        Formality. Your wedding’s level of formality will dictate one of the first and foremost important groom’s attire tuxedoes: whether or not he can wear a casual suit. Decide what your dress code will be and stick to it!
  •        Color. In general, the groom’s attire is coordinated with the wedding colors and with the groomsmen’s attires. This is not an absolute rule, but it’s something you might want to follow if you want your wedding pictures to look great.
  •        Fit. Those boring tuxedo fitting appointments? They’re as important for your groom as your dress fitting appointments are for you. Your groom’s suit or tuxedo should look perfect on his body – and this means it should be the perfect size too. Nothing too large, nothing too tight, nothing too odd-shaped – just clean lines, a nice design, and quality fabrics.
  •       Style. Your groom deserves to incorporate his own personality into the mix – so don’t be afraid to encourage him to wear accessories. Even a simple wristwatch can instantly change a simple black suit – not to mention fun-colored bow-ties or socks, which will look absolutely wonderful in a unique photo shoot!

Searching for someone to help you with the wedding planning, so that you can focus on the details that matter? Want to plan your Big Day, the stress-free way? Want the dream wedding your love story deserves? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning – we’re here to help you plan the perfect wedding day: the one you have always imagined in your head and in your heart!

Monday, September 25, 2017

What Do You Do With Last Minute Guests?

RSVPs have a very clearly defined role – but sometimes, it doesn’t even matter how much you plan for the perfect wedding day and it doesn’t even matter how easy you make it for guests to send back their RSVPs. Surprise guests are almost bound to happen, and you should be prepared to handle them gracefully.

What do you do when a last minute guest confirms their presence at your wedding? Here are the most essential tips to know:

  •        First and foremost, you announce your coordinator or Maid of Honor. By this moment, they should already have a list of confirmed wedding guests and the seats they are assigned to – so they can easily find a bit of extra room at a table. If an unexpected guest shows up on the actual wedding day, it is important that your Maid of Honor has this list with her, so that she can smoothly handle the situation.
  •        However, if the unexpected guest announces their attendance a few days before the wedding, you should make sure they are provided with an escort card, just like everyone else. Ideally, you should order a few blank ones when you order your day-of stationery. This way, even unannounced guests will have a theme-coordinated escort card to help them navigate the seating chart.
  •       Last, but definitely not least, remember not to let this ruin the wedding day for you. This is a unique moment in your life and you deserve to be fully happy – so take things as they are, season them with a big smile, and enjoy your Big Day!

Looking for the very best wedding planner in Georgia? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning and we will be there for you, to help you plan the most beautiful wedding your guests have ever been to! 

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!

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!