Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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Monday, April 28, 2008
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Friday, April 25, 2008
The biggest question to ask is who's contributing to the wedding costs and who's responsible for each category. If you and your fiancé will be paying for the entire event out of your own pockets then the two of you need to figure out two things — the maximum amount that you can afford, and how much you actually want to spend. Think you can't avoid going into debt from wedding expenses? Set up a separate wedding savings account in which you and your fiancé deposit a certain amount each month. And if you're set on having a bigger budget than is reasonable within your ideal engagement time-frame, be flexible! You can always push the wedding out another six months to give yourself more time to save.
If you're planning on asking your families for help in financing the wedding, talk to each family about who will pay for what and how much they'll contribute. At that point you'll have a total budget to work with, and you can start digging into the details of your big day.
After arriving at the magic wedding budget number, you need to consider how many people will be attending your wedding. That means getting three guest lists together — yours, his parents', and your parents'. The number of guests will determine which types of venues are feasible for the event, and if one side has a guest list that rivals a royal engagement then now is the time for editing. How many guests you'll invite weighs on some of the most important factors of your wedding, pressing most heavily on how your budget is allocated.
The same budget for a 350 person wedding may look wildly different from the way that budget is broken down for a 120 person wedding. For example, you can't determine how much of your budget will be used to feed your guests until you have an estimate for how many will be eating. Nothing needs to be set in stone at this very early stage of your wedding, but you'll avoid wasting time (like looking at venues that would fit half your guests) by getting a good idea of what to expect.
Posted by Allure Event Consulting at 9:32 AM
Monday, April 21, 2008
There are two FABULOUS photographers that I just adore. Their work is beautiful and they are so much fun to have as a photographer. I know, because I have worked with them both on many occasions.
The first is Michelle McKibben Photography (www.michellemckibbenphotography.com). The above picture is from a wedding that she recently had the pleasure of photographing.
The second is Pictures by Tracy (www.picturesbytracy.com ). Again, you can see her great work by the picture above.
Both ladies are fantastic and would be a great photographer for your special day. I am just thankful that I don’t have to choose between them…
Posted by Allure Event Consulting at 7:04 AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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Sunday, April 13, 2008
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Posted by Allure Event Consulting at 7:38 PM
Monday, April 7, 2008
I am currently redoing my flower garden and have purchased a huge lilac bush that will be just so beautiful (that is if I don't kill it first!..I'm not that great when it comes to planting..) Because lilacs have been on my mind a lot lately, it was my inspiration for this Purple and Green board. With it being Spring, purple and green are not hard to find. Just about everything comes in at least one of these shades. Using both shades together can be beautiful, if used right. If just thrown together, it can become messy and the colors can work against each other. So be careful when mixinig such bold, strong colors.
http://www.domesticrafts.com/Clog/default,date,2007-02-12.aspx,http://www.giftgirl.com/, http://www.uncg.edu/, http://www.hellotanya.blogspot.com/, http://www.bridalwave.tv/, http://www.yourpearljewelry.com/, http://www.twogirlssavvyselections.com/, http://www.michigansunglasses.com/, http://www.steph.sicore.org/, http://www.allaboutpurple.com/
Posted by Allure Event Consulting at 5:59 PM
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Posted by Allure Event Consulting at 2:38 PM