Issuu on Google+

Wedding PLANNER 2012

What’s Inside: •Countdown Check List •Expert Financial Planning Advice •Making the Dress Fit

Published by the Lewiston Tribune and Moscow-Pullman Daily News


Featured Articles 3 5 7 9 10 11 12 13 16 18 19 21

Countdown to the big day Creating a wedding registry is simple Slim down before your wedding the smart way Expert advice: Financial planning

Wearing an heirloom gown Top wedding songs Easy ways to trim wedding reception costs Get the wedding cake you want for less

2012

Making the dress fit Step into marital bliss in comfortable shoes Choosing floral arrangements for your big day Have the do-it-yourself wedding of your dreams 22 24 26 28

Ideas to make your fall wedding spectacular Having a shower that fits you Business index Announcement forms and guidelines

On the cover: Shantel and Brian Hocum Cover design: Jill Green, advertising designer Advertising coordinator: Cheri McCollum, advertising representative Page layout and design: Peggy Hayden, Target Publications coordinator 2  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012


Countdown to the Big Day _____ Get measurements from out-of-town attendants.

The date has been set, now where to begin — A bride’s wedding day planning guide

_____ Shop for bridal gown. _____ Start guest list. _____ Choose flower girl/ring bearer. _____ Purchase engagement/wedding set. _____ Choose vendors.

Six to Twelve months out

_____ Register for gifts.

_____ Create a notebook, starting with this checklist.

_____ Research honeymoon destinations.

_____ Choose style and thematic scheme of wedding.

Four to Six months out

_____ Set a wedding budget and plan to pay for it. _____ Choose event location. _____ Choose wedding date. _____ Choose attendants.

_____ Finalize guest list and order invitations. _____ Order all bridal attire; have mothers coordinate. _____ Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests. > See countdown, page 4

Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

3


> Continued COUNTDOWN from Page 3

_____ Plan rehearsal and rehearsal

_____ Finalize honeymoon

_____ Reserve out-of-town guests

arrangements.

dinner.

_____ Start exercise program.

Two to Four months out

One to Two weeks out

_____ Mail invitations at least six

_____ Call all vendors to confirm

weeks in advance.

accommodations.

arrangements.

_____ Finish packing. _____ Run through wedding day

_____ Finalize ceremony plans and

_____ Obtain marriage license.

_____ Pack for the honeymoon.

_____ Work on thank you notes.

purchases.

_____ Finalize vendor

_____ Give final guest count to

arrangements.

_____ Choose attendants gifts.

caterer.

_____ Pick up bridal attire.

_____ Obtain legal forms for

change of name and address.

_____ Have rehearsal and rehearsal

One to Two months out

_____ Get honeymoon apparel.

_____ Get manicure and massage.

_____ Arrange for name changes.

_____ Drink lots of water for

_____ Confirm all honeymoon

_____ Pick up groomsmen formal wear.

arrangements.

dinner.

hydration.

Relax

We take care of the details with the perfect items.

Tables & Chairs & Tents Arbors & Chafers and more! 322 Thain | Lewiston, ID

222 N. Main | Moscow, ID

(208) 746-4246

(208) 883-4246

356467iW-12

www.hahnrental.com

4  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

On Wedding Day _____ Eat a nutritious breakfast for

One day out

checklist.

energy.

_____ Drink plenty of water. _____ Have hair and make-up

done.

_____ Make sure and have a wedding

day emergency kit.


Creating a wedding registry is simple W

hile many once popular wedding traditions might have fallen by the wayside, many others have withstood the test of time. One tradition that has endured is the wedding registry, which is designed to help wedding guests find the right gift for the couple of honor. Thanks in large part to the Internet, it’s now easier than ever before to set up a registry. Couples can do so entirely via the Web or by visiting their favorite store or stores and use a hand-held scanner to add items to their registry. But even though registries are easy to set up, it might help couples to consider a few tips before they start clicking or scanning away. l Register with multiple merchants. Couples can help guests out by registering with multiple merchants. Doing so gives guests more options and increases the likelihood that guests can find the store. When choosing merchants, try to choose national stores that guests can access regardless

Photo courtesy of Courtyard Weddings of where they live. l Don’t assume all guests are tech-savvy. While the Web has made setting up and accessing a registry easier for

couples and guests alike, it’s that, couples should still regsafe to assume your guest list ister with a brick-and-mortar will include one or two hold- store instead of only registering outs who have never before shopped online. Because of > See Registry, page 6

Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

5


> Continued REGISTRY FROM PAGE 5 online.  Read the fine print. Some online retailers are kinder than others. When establishing an online registry, examine the retailer’s policy thoroughly to be sure it does not include substantial service charges or exorbitant shipping fees. Guests should not be penalized for their generosity.  Vary the options within the registry. When adding items to the registry, be sure to include items that everyone can afford. Especially nowadays, when many weddings host guests from far and wide, it’s ideal to include lots of affordable items. That way guests who have already spent considerable money getting to the wedding won’t have to break the bank even further to gift the bride- and groom-to-be. As for high-end items, keep those to a minimum. Parents, siblings or other especially close relatives might ask to buy those items before you even establish the registry. But it is important to include at least a few expensive items, as some guests might pool their resources and buy these gifts, saving you money while giving them the satisfaction that you got something you might not have been able to afford after paying for the wedding.  Set up a honeymoon registry. Many of today’s cou-

Let us help Create your beautiful day!

All Wedding Sets in Stock are

30%–50% OFF Buy your wedding sets from us and receive 30% OFF all gifts for Bridesmaids

We customize wedding sets! We have yellow gold, white gold & platinum in vintage and deco styles.

Cole’s Jewelers 208.743.3064 356 Thain Rd.

Corner of Thain & Bryden 356588iW-12

6 Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

ples live together before they get married, and as a result, they might not need some of the more common household items like cookware, linens or home furnishings. Couples who already have stocked cupboards and linen closets might want to consider a honeymoon registry, which allows guests to donate money toward the couple’s honeymoon. Guests can donate money or pay for certain activities the couple can enjoy while getting away from it all.

Come see our 24-karat dipped roses!

We also do:

t3JOH4J[JOH t+FXFMSZ3FQBJS t$IBOHF8BUDI#BUUFSJFT

Buying Scrap Gold & Diamonds. Top $ Paid!

Wedding Packages Starting at

100

$

1440 Main Street, Lewiston, ID

743-4573

356729iW_12


Slim down before your wedding the smart way M

any brides-to-be, and even some grooms-tobe, express concern about their weight in the weeks and months leading up to their wedding. Losing weight is a goal for many engaged couples, but it’s important that couples who want to shed a few extra pounds don’t sacrifice safety for the sake of slimming down. According to a Cornell University study of 273 women with a wedding day approaching, 70 percent wanted to lose more than 20 pounds before their weddings. However, reality indicates that a weight loss of 5 to 10 pounds is more attainable — more so if the weight loss regimen is spread out over several weeks. The term “brideorexia” has entered the vernacular and it is associated with brides who are taking extreme measures to lose weight. Taking laxatives, engaging in fluid-only diets and even using tobacco or drugs to serve as appetite suppressants are just some of the measures some brides have taken to shed weight before their wedding days.

There is no magic formula to shed pounds, but there are certain ways to jump-start and maintain the process of healthy weight loss so brides can look slimmer and healthy for their big day.  Eat: Although initial calorie curbing can help shed weight, eventually your body may adapt to your new eating habits or go into “survival mode,” which means conserving fat reserves. Researchers at Penn State University found that fasting signals to your body that it is being starved, triggering a lower metabolic rate. Brides-to-be should never cut out food entirely. Eating anything less than 1,200 calories a day will encourage the body to try to conserve energy by lowering its metabolism. Severe calorie restriction is not an effective way to lose weight.  Step up your exercise regimen: Reducing food intake alone will not help you lose weight quickly. The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Therefore, adding > See WEIGHT, page 8

Photo courtesy of Amy McCall Photography

Historic Downtown Lewiston in Morgans Alley 310 Main Street Suite 102

A creative fresh approach with a gourmet edge Tasty ~ Elegant ~ Affordable We will work within your budget 208-798-4994 seasonsbistroandcatering.com

The perfect atmosphere for an intimate wedding, reception or social event Fully equipped with audio and video lewistonorchidroom.com

O Room

The

rchid AT MORGANS ALLEY 301 Main St. | Lewiston, ID | 208.790.0233 Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

7


may ultimately pay the price for such indulgences. l Hire a good photographer: A cammore cardiovascular activity to your era allegedly adds 10 pounds, a reason routine can help burn calories more efmany couples panic about their wedficiently. According to a clinical study ding day. A photo is a 2-dimensional from researchers at Italy’s University image of a 3-dimensional object. Thereof Padua published in the 2011 Interfore, the photo reduces depth percepnational Journal of Sports Nutrition and tion and flattens an image, which may Exercise Metabolism, eating a light make some items look like they have meal before exercising helps you burn more bulk. A professional photographer more fat and keeps your body burning will know how to manipulate lighting fat even 24 hours after the exercise. and angles of the camera to ensure a l Reduce sodium intake: Sodium more flattering shot. doesn’t necessarily lead to weight gain, l Eat smaller portions: Oftentimes, but it can make it appear so. Sodium its not a matter of what you are eatcontributes to water retention in the ing but how much. Most portion sizes body, which may make you appear served in restaurants or even at home heavier or bloated. Cut back on foods are double or triple the amount that you that are high in sodium, especially as should be eating. When in doubt, cut the wedding draws close, to reduce waeverything in half. ter retention. l Fill up on fiber or protein: Instead l Identify sources of empty calories: of resorting to pills to suppress an apFruit juices, soda and other beverages petite, simply eat foods that will fill you are often the culprits with regards to unup naturally. High-fiber foods will bulk necessary calorie consumption. TherePhoto courtesy of up in the stomach and keep you feeling fore, choose your beverages wisely and Amy McCall Photography satisfied longer. The same can be said limit them to water, teas and unsweetfor lean proteins, which take longer to ened drinks. If you want to drink fruit digest, thus fending off hunger pangs. juice, consider diluting it. In addition, While losing weight for a wedding is many couples’ ultimost alcoholic beverages have 100 calories or more. While it may be tempting to celebrate with wine, champagne and mate goal, the best way to tackle this task is in a healthy, mixed drinks during your engagement period, your waistline responsible manner. > Continued WEIGHT from Page 7

Buttons and Bobbins Sewing ´0\VKRSLVLQP\KRPHQRRYHUKHDGPHDQVEHWWHUSULFHVIRU\RXµ

25 Year Experience Specializing in ‡:HGGLQJ'UHVVHV ‡0RWKHURIWKH%ULGH'UHVVHV ‡%ULGH·V0DLG'UHVVHV ‡)ORZHU*LUO'UHVVHV

356425iW-12

Alterations For

Around the corner from Owl Drug.

3URIHVVLRQDO6WHDPHU5HQWDO$YDLODEOH Kim Haverfield, Owner | 634 21st Ave, Lewiston |208-746-8103 8  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012


Expert advice: Financial planning D

iana DeFrate and DD: If you can pay off 50 Katriina Paavola, ďŹ percent ahead of time and nancial planners, help cou50 percent during the next ples alleviate debt while 12 months, that’s ďŹ ne. The budgeting for the future. last thing you want is to They can be found at ALTA have those bills over your Wealth Management in New head for years. York City (altawealthmanQ: Do you ever recomagement.com). mend a prenuptial agreement? Q: Money issues can be very stressful for newlyweds DD: Sure. If there’s a huge — especially if one or both ďŹ nancial disparity between has personal debt. What’s the bride and groom, it’s abthe best way to pay it off? solutely worth discussing. KP: Tackle your credit KP: It’s typically only an card balance ďŹ rst, since it issue for older couples. If has such high interest rates. neither of you is bringing signiďŹ cant funds into the DD: And remember that marriage, it’s not necessary. you didn’t get into debt overnight. Make a realistic Q: Any tips on budgeting plan for managing it, so you for a honeymoon? Photo courtesy of Amy McCall Photography can save a bit at the same DD: There’s more wiggle time. It’s OK if it takes a little room when planning a trip, every single item that you buy — or while. so try to get every deal you Q: Once you get it under control, track ďŹ nances online with a service like can, and make sure to use your points what’s the best way to keep it from Mint (mint.com). It will help you see or miles to reduce the cash going out exactly where your money goes. It’s the door. creeping back up? DD: You have to watch your spend- about discipline, not deprivation. KP: If you’re really stretching your Q: If a couple is paying for their wed- means for the big day, consider posting. We recommend keeping a money journal for 30 days. Make two columns, ding themselves, they’re likely to accu- poning your vacation or going some“Wantsâ€? and “Needs,â€? and write down mulate some debt. How much is OK? where less expensive.

THROW A :UDSD%ULGH PARTY +HOSKHUĂ€WLQKHUGUHVV 7KURZDVNLQQ\ZUDS JLUOVGD\ DEULGDOVKRZHU RUEDFKHORUHWWHSDUW\ & & THE THE BRIDE BRIDE WRAPS WRAPS )25)5(( )25)5((

THIS IS AS CLOSE TO

Magic AS IT GETS.

TO BOOK YOUR PARTY ashleeheger.myitworks.com

D.J. Service

The Wedding Specialists

•Experienced •Extensive Music Library •State of the Art Equipment •Reasonable Rates •Professional We’ve helped plan and coordinate hundreds of wedding receptions. Let us help you with yours!

Email: pepperland@cableone.net

(208) 743-7070 • (208) 791-3007

356473iW_12

&DOO$VKOHHDW

Pepperland Music

356586iW-12

Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

9


Wearing an heirloom gown B

rides-to-be devote plenty of time to thinking about their wedding gowns and some women spend months scouring stores for their ideal designs. But what if the perfect gown is already tucked away in a family member’s closet? Some brides view a heirloom gown with a degree of skepticism. After all, people may poke fun at dresses passed on by well-meaning family members that feature out-of-date styles. However, in most cases, dresses can be altered and turned into something that fits the new bride���s style and physique. When considering a vintage or heirloom gown, there are certain questions brides-to-be should ask before agreeing to wear the dress. l What is the size? It’s much easier to take fabric away from a gown than to match and add fabric to the gown. Therefore, try on the gown to see if alterations will be possible. How well a gown fits goes a long way toward the bride’s appearance. l What is the condition? Many dry cleaners offer wedding gown preservation packages and brides have been taking advantage of this service. The gown is cleaned and boxed so it will not

discolor. If you are receiving a gown that has undergone this treatment, there is a greater likelihood it will look much like it did when it was first worn. While it is possible to do some cleaning, you may not end up with a gown that meets your approval. l Is the shape flattering? If a gown has good “bones” to it, there’s a chance that a talented tailor can turn it into something that will enhance your frame and body type. If the gown is of a style that you never would have considered, such as a mermaid cut or princess style, then it may be much more difficult and costly to transform it into something workable. l Are you settling? Every bride wants to feel romantic in her wedding gown, which is why shopping for a gown is often akin to searching for lost treasure. If the heirloom gown doesn’t give you goose bumps when you put it on and you’re settling. l What’s your budget? Even though heirloom wedding dresses may be no cost initially, you may accumulate a sum depending on the extent of the alterations needed. Wearing an heirloom gown is something many brides consider, especially if the dress has sentimental meaning.

Sunshine Cakes

We make the sun shine a little brighter on your special day!

Amanda Lloyd

Photo courtesy of Amy McCall Photography

You Dream it. We Create It. Weddings • Receptions Full Catering & Bar Services Rehearsal Dinners Guest Accommodations

356661iW_12

(208) 882-1574

10  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

www.sunshinecakes.com amanda_sunshinecakes@yahoo.com

1516 Pullman Road | Moscow | 208.882.0550 www.uinnmoscow.com


Top Wedding Songs Prelude l Isn’t It Romantic (Glenn Miller) l Ave Marie (Schubert) l Canon in D (Pachebel) l “Adagio” from Sonata in E-Flat (Mozart) l Greensleeves l Swan Lake l The Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Act 1

Processional l Canon in D l Unforgettable (Nat King Cole) l Processional to Te Deum (Charpenter) l The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) l Wedding March (Here Comes the Bride)

Interlude l Ave Maria (Schubert) l The Four Seasons Spring (Vivaldi) l I Do (Paul Brandt)

Music to keep you and your guests dancing into the night l Only Time (Enya) Recessional l I Do (Colbie Caillat) l Rondeau-Masterpiece Theater Theme

l Everlasting Love (Natalie Cole)

l Hawaiian Wedding Song (Elvis Presley)

l Trumpet in D (Purcell) Couples First Dance l The Best Is Yet To Come (Frank Sinatra) l From This Moment (Shania Twain) l I Can Love You Like That (John M. Montgomery) l All My Life (Linda Rondstadt & Aaron Neville) l At Last (Etta James)

l I Knew I Loved You (Savage Garden) l When I Said I Do (Clint Black) l Cross My Heart (George Strait) l Everything I Do (Bryan Adams) l Truly, Madly, Deeply (Savage Garden)

Cutting the Cake l Recipe for Love (Harry

Connick Jr.) l Sugar, Sugar (The Archies) l How Sweet It Is (James Taylor)

Removing The Garter l Oh Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison) l The Stripper (David

Rose)

l Legs (ZZ Top) l Do Ya Think I’m Sexy (Rod Stewart)

Father/Daughter Dance l Butterfly Kisses (Bob Carlisle) l Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler) l Father’s Eyes (Amy Grant) l Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart) l Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)

Mother/Son Dance l What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) l My Wish (Rascal Flatts) l You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder) l A Mother’s Love (Jim Brickman) l I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Womack)

You can have

Keith Havens

MC and Play your favorite music at your wedding!! •You see him on TV, now see him at your wedding! •The most EXPERIENCED and PROFESSIONAL DJ & MC in the region! •Thousands of songs!

•Great lighting package! •Email: keithhavens@clearwire.net •or call: (208) 791-6028 •Contact today for the best dates and rates!!

356477iW_12

  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012 11


Easy ways to trim wedding reception costs W

eddings can be expensive and the reception can account for a substantial percentage of a couple’s expenses. Unlike the days of yesteryear when the bride’s parents were responsible for financing the wedding, nowadays many couples pay for their own weddings, and some find themselves cashstrapped and looking for ways to save. Trimming reception costs is one of the best ways couples can save money. There are many ways to do just that and still ensure guests have a great time into the night. l Limit the guest list: Receptions are more expensive the more guests a couple invites, so limiting the guest list is perhaps the best way to avoid breaking the bank to pay for the reception. Caterers and banquet halls typi-

Photo courtesy of Red Barn Farms cally charge per-person, so trimming the guest list by as few as 20 people can lead to substantial savings. Before sending out your save-the-date cards, peruse the guest list to determine if any guests can be removed. It might be nice to invite professional acquaintances, but if they aren’t people you know socially then they aren’t

likely to be offended if they’re not invited to the wedding. l Choose a buffet instead of a sitdown meal: Choosing a buffet-style reception is another way to save money on the reception. Sit-down meals in which guests are brought their own plates can be significantly more expensive than buffet style. In addition, a buffet might have more options for guests, which benefits larger receptions with guests of various palates. l Consider a package deal: Couples open to allinclusive package deals, which typically include the cost of the wedding, reception and possibly even the honeymoon, can save money that way as well. These are most common for > See Reception, page 14

Sherry’s Cakes & Bouquets Specializing in Weddings (208) 435-4793 Hm (208) 435-4115

119 S. Main Street

Weippe, ID

356475iW_12

12  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012


Get the wedding cake you want for less could mean spending upwards of $900 for a cake to feed 150 guests. There are many reasons why cakes may be so expensive. For instance, the equipment used to bake cakes does Photo not come cheap. Incourtesy of gredients, such as butter, high-quality flours, Amy McCall chocolate, real vanilla Photography and others tend to have high price tags as well. Furthermore, the time that goes into baking and then intricately decorating the cake adds up to quite a bit of labor. For couples who prefer not to spend too much on a wedding cake is a crowning cake, there are ways to save money finale to a momentous wedding and still savor a delicious dessert. day. Couples spend hundreds of doll Ask a local bakery or restaurant lars on tiered confectionery creations, if the pastry chef will create your wedwhich provide great photo opportuni- ding cake. Oftentimes, bakers who ties and even better desserts. do not specialize in wedding cakes Though a wedding cake is a tra- will make a cake at a much lower cost ditional component of wedding cel- than bakeries known for their wedebrations, professional bakers may ding cakes. If you adore a dessert at charge anywhere from $2 to $6 per a particular restaurant, ask to have it guest for the average cake. That duplicated.

l Commission an amateur baker, such as a friend or family member, to make your cake. There are many budding cake artists out there, several of which have the cursory skills to create a delicious and aesthetically appealing cake. Friends or family members may even make the cake for little or no cost. l Keep decorations and flavors to a minimum. The more embellishments and designs you put on the cake, the more expensive it will be. > See Cake, page 15

A

Your Wedding Headquarters Wilton Line of Baking Supplies

Cake Toppers • Unity Candles Serving Sets • Garters Guest Books • Fountains and more...

NStreet TER MA HU N1209 I A G Main R LL Lewiston, ID 83501 BA OPEN MON thru SAT 750-1910

356648iW_12

Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

13


Cost-conscious couples about to tie the knot can save substantial amounts of money by making a few adjustments destination weddings, but couples might with regard to their wedding reception. be able to find a package deal in their hometowns as well.  Host the reception at a private residence: Another way to reduce reception costs is to avoid banquet halls entirely and host the reception at a private residence, whether it’s your own home or that of a parent or other relative. This option will save you the cost of renting the banquet hall, but it might only be doable for couples having a smaller, more intimate wedding with relatively few guests.  Hire a disc jockey instead of a band: Music presents another opportunity for cost-conscious couples to trim some of their reception costs. Some couples insist on live music, while others are fine hiring a DJ. If you’re among the latter, go with the DJ, as they tend to be far less expensive than live bands. If you simply must go with a live band, look for a local band who might be more willing to give a hometown discount. > Continued RECEPTION FROM PAGE 12

Photos courtesy of Red Barn Farms

2013

Saturday, January 12th, 2013 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Nez Perce County Fair Pavilion www.lewistonclarkstonbridalfair.com 14 Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

326424iW-12 356424iW

Bridal Fair


> Continued CAKE from Page 13 Stick to the basics, and the cake won’t cost as much. l Look into culinary schools in your area. A student pastry chef may be able to produce a cake for you at a fraction of the cost of what an established baker may charge. This saves you money and the student can use your cake as part of his or her portfolio. l Skip the tiered cake. Tiered cakes require careful stacking and engineering. Also, if the tiers themselves are made of crystal or another expensive material, it could inflate the cost of the cake. Choose a lower-profile cake to save money. l Serve guests from a sheet cake. Some couples opt to have a dummy cake on display or just a small cake for cutting purposes, and then have waitstaff serve from a simple sheet cake.

Guests rarely recognize the difference. l Shop at a warehouse center. Warehouse centers often have an in-store bakery capable of producing cakes for large crowds. These cakes can be delicious and inexpensive. As long as you don’t advertise where you bought the cake, there’s a good chance no one will be able to detect a discounted cake. l Choose ready-made cakes and stack them yourself. Find a bakery near you that keeps a constant supply of specialty cakes in their display cases. Purchase two to three cakes of the same variety and find cake pedestals from a party or craft store. Embellish the tiers with a few fresh flowers and you have a tiered cake for a minimal cost. l Think about an alternative to cake. Tarts, pies, cream puffs, and other culinary creations may be more affordable and just as delicious as a lavish cake.

Photo courtesy of Sherry’s Cakes and Bouquets

Getting Married? Let us give you your dream look! If you are geĴing married, let us give you the look you have always dreamed of! Schedule your appointment for updos, manicures, pedicures, facials & articial nails. Book your wedding party with us! Includes practice updo for the bride and the day of the wedding the bride’s updo is free.

Photo courtesy of Ridinger’s The Art of Photography

356476iW_12

602 Main, Lewiston

743-1512

All work done by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.

Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

15


Making the dress fit By REBECCA DALZELL

From Martha Stewart Weddings

V

era Skenderis, alterations manager, known for tailoring couture wedding gowns with impeccable precision, as well as appearing on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress,” offers this advice about dress alterations. Even at upscale bridal boutiques, alterations are generally a separate fee. Another thing to remember is that bad work can ruin your dress. Certain fabrics demand to be tailored by someone with tons of experience. If your gown is made of charmeuse, chiffon or georgette, it’s crucial to invest in the best professional you can afford, because these materials tend to be more difficult to alter. Lace, shantung or linen, however, can be finessed by someone a bit less seasoned. Ordering your gown early (as in, very early) is always best, eight months will suffice for most frocks, but couture demands a year of lead time.

You’ll nab your favorite design, avoid incurring costly rush fees and give your tailor more time for modifications. Stay flexible when it comes to wearing an heirloom. Many brides want to walk down the aisle in their mother’s wedding gown, but with time, fabrics can become so discolored or full of holes as to be ruined. If you’re working with a topnotch tailor, you’ll trust her when she tells you, “The fabric is irrevocably damaged. There’s no saving this dress.” And with a pro on the case, you’ll also have faith as she cuts up your treasure to create, say, a bodice to layer atop a new gown.

Choose a wedding dress one size up. Planning nuptials can result in weight fluctuations. Sometimes a bride-to-be wants me to order her gown a size down, but what if she

Courtyard Weddings Y dd Y l Your W Wedding. Your SStyle Full Coordination Service | Complimentary Consultations Customized Packages | Flexible Payment Plans

(208) 816-6890 | www.courtyardweddings.net 16  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

354448iW-12


doesn’t hit her goal, or even dress you love, then gains weight? Remember: assign your tailor You can take a dress in, but the task of making not out. it work with your One thing many brides figure. An expert put off until the last minute can fashion a cap is choosing their undergarsleeve or a shrug ments, but its best to seek in a see-through undergarment advice early fabric, or build up a on. If you buy your gown more modest neckat a bridal salon, discuss line, camouflaging Vera proper underpinnings the what you want hidday you purchase it. Inherden without changSkenderis iting a dress, or buying one ing the look signifionline? Then just wait to get cantly. But be aware ideas from your tailor. Gener— custom work and ally speaking, a lace-up corset with remodeling that requires adboning is great because it works with ditional material is pricier most dress styles, pulls in jiggly spots than basic fit changes. and gives you curves in all the right Below is a typical alteraplaces. tion timeline to work with: Check out several tailors in action.  First fitting — three Solicit names of tailors from friends months before the wedding or a trusted boutique, and then ob- date. This initial fitting runs serve them during a fitting. Watch about an hour. Bring along how they handle a tape measure and the shoes you’ll wear on pins. Ask questions to make sure your wedding day so the taithey thoroughly understand fabrics lor can accurately adjust the and the way they drape. Make sure hemline. to ask about the various ways they  Second fitting — one tweak strapless styles. month before the wedding. Approximately 85 percent of our Strive to be at your target brides pick strapless. Women are size by this appointment so crazy for this style! But the fact is, that any major alterations it doesn’t work for everyone. This your tailor makes will work on the is where a master at alterations will aisle. prove invaluable. Buy the strapless  Third fitting — one week before

• parties • luncheons • informal gatherings

332 Thain Road 411 Main Street

Lewiston 746-2377 Moscow 882-5574

the big day. This session is exclusively for final tweaks and therefore should happen as close to the wedding as possible.

ROSIE’S RIBS

“We Do” weddings,

‡&DWHULQJ ‡3DUWLHV ‡6SHFLDO(YHQWV 356531iW-12

Ask About Our: • Specialty Party Trays • Wedding Cakes • Fresh Flowers

Photo courtesy of Amy McCall Photography

Call to order ahead

509-751-RIBS Mike and Linda Busch

www.rosiesribs.com 3 5 6 2 7 5 i W- 1 2

Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

17


Step into marital bliss in comfortable shoes S

ome say shoes make the woman, but if they’re uncomfortable, shoes very well may break the woman — especially at a wedding. From the bride to the guests, choosing the wrong shoes could sideline you from dancing or cause pain through the night. A smarter step is to put just as much thought into the shoes you will wear as you will into other parts of your wardrobe. Unless you won’t go anywhere without high heels, your feet may be unaccustomed to them for long durations of time. At a wedding, where it’s all about mingling and dancing, comfort should be considered just as much as style. That doesn’t mean you have to forgo an attractive shoe just for something comfortable. It’s possible to have the best of both worlds. Here are some things to consider when picking out your shoes for the big day. l Wedge heels: Unlike other types of heels that put the brunt of the pressure on

18  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

the ball of the foot, wedge heels distribute body weight evenly throughout the foot. Therefore, you might find these are some of the most comfortable types of heels around. Designers make them in all styles, including more formal versions perfect for weddings and other special events. l Ballet pumps: Ballet pumps, once made famous by style icon Audrey Hepburn, traditionally worn with skirts or slacks. Their low profile helps keep feet comfortable, and they may come as flats or with a tiny heel. Embellished with bows, flowers or ribbons, these shoes will dress up any outfit. l Sandals: Particularly for warm-weather events, sandals can be quite comfortable and fashionable. Giving a peek of

Photo courtesy of Amy McCall Photography toe and ankle can be just as sexy as stilettos, without the pain. l Flip-flops: Many brides choose to don flip-flops under their gowns simply because they can be so comfortable. Flip-flops needn’t be the runof-the-mill rubber kind found in the discount bin. They can

be dressed up to match your gown, or purchased with gemstones and other decor already attached. For those who prefer heels for photos and looking fabulous, consider bringing along a change of shoes just in case foot pain flares up later in the evening.


Choosing floral arrangements for your big day C

ouples must make many decisions when planning their wedding, not the least of which is choosing floral arrangements. Some couples have never had to make choices regarding floral arrangements, so it’s understandable if they need some help before making a decision that will likely make a significant impact on the appearance of their weddings. l Go with your own style. Couples should not feel pressured to go with a more traditional style if that’s not something that suits them. Instead, choose a style that most appeals to you, be it neutral or bold colors, formal or more casual arrangements, and so on. Your style might also reveal a preference for something other than roses, which is perfectly alright. It’s your wedding. l Stay in-season when possible. When choosing a floral arrangement, it’s important to consider when you’ll be getting married and which flowers will be inseason. It’s possible to find most floral varieties all year, but if you choose seasonal flowers, you’ll likely pay less and such flowers will be more readily available and durable. l Don’t go it alone. The wedding day is going to be busy enough without brides and grooms having to worry about arrang-

ing the bouquets. A professional florist, ideally one who has come highly recommended, should be able to work within your budget and produce a visually stunning end product. l Consider candles to save money. Many couples hope for a floral centerpiece at each table, but that can prove costly. If the floral budget is somewhat limited, supplement the centerpieces with candles to save some money. The centerpieces likely Photo courtesy of Amy McCall Photography won’t be as grandiose, but smaller floral arrangeit’s very easy to go over budget quickly ments coupled with candles can create a with regard to floral arrangements.Just reromantic feel. member simple bouquets, boutineer and l Stick to the budget. Couples will find centerpieces are often more elegant.

Make Your Wedding Day Special with the Creative Touch at Fuchs Floral •Wedding Party

Ceremony Arrangements Candelabras

•Wedding Reception Center Pieces Cake Decoration

•Wedding Ceremony Wedding Specials Corsages Boutonnieres Custom Bouquets

Starting at

$

250

Ove 65 Years - Wedding Flowers Experience Over Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00

354187iW_12

Flower & Garden Center

1252 Chestnut, Clarkston, WA

758-9817 • 800-316-7971

See our website: www.fuchsflowers.com Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

19


Getaways

ROMANTIC Visit our website for specials!

Here are the standard items for each suite: • Separate Bedroom • Full Kitchen • TV in Living Room and Bedroom • DVD Player in Living Room • Bedding and Towels • Basic Cooking Utensils • Free Wi-Fi • Patio or Terrace

356677iW-12

www.oceanterrace.com Spectacular Ocean Views Heated Indoor Pool Non-Smoking/ No Pets

1-800-648-2119 • 1-541-996-3623 4229 SW Beach Lincoln City, Oregon 97367

DINING ON THE EDGE The lifestyle you expect, the quality you deserve! People from all over the region are enjoying the casual atmosphere in an upscale lodge setting on the Clearwater River. It’s a setting designed to be just the way you want it. And the service you’re enjoying at the Edge is designed to be be an important part of your lifestyle. Catering available for weddings. We’re glad you’re here. 356165iW-12

NESKOWIN, PACIFIC CITY & TIERRA DEL MAR

(503) 392-4355 • 888-720-2154 Planning a Beach Escape? We have the perfect setting. Offering Oceanfront/View Homes, Riverfront Homes, Cozy Beach Cottages & Condominiums! PLEASE CALL TODAY FOR A LIST OF RENTAL PROPERTIES!

Grey Fox Vacation Rentals 356674iW-12

(208) 476-7805 • Orono, Idaho 20  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

Grey Fox Vacation Rentals

P.O. Box 364, Neskowin, OR 97149 www.oregoncoast.com/greyfox

356679iW-12


Have the do-it-yourself wedding of your dreams T

Photo courtesy of Bell Tower

hose thinking about tying the knot in the months to come may be discouraged by how expensive weddings can be. But with a little ingenuity and a hands-on approach, couples can have a wedding that is inexpensive and memorable at the same time. According to CostofWedding.com, on average, U.S. couples spend $26,542 for their weddings. These amounts do not include the cost for an engagement ring or wedding bands. With such a high price tag, some couples may wonder if they can afford their dream wedding or if there are ways to cut costs. Having a backyard, DIY wedding can be the answer. Although some may envision a backyard wedding with picnic benches and Dad at the grill, it can be a much classier affair than that. Smart couples are realizing that the money they would normally spend on a big wedding at an outside venue can be put to better use, either through buying a new home or fixing up one they may already own. Furthermore, for couples who are picky about details, having a DIY event ensures that they can control the details and have them as personal as they would like. A DIY wedding is one that will take much more work than simply hiring vendors and leaving the details to them. But

the money saved with sweat equity can be substantial. A well-planned wedding is the best start. Some couples find that purchasing low-cost items at discount stores turns out to be less expensive than renting. For example, inexpensive glasses and silverware can be bought at dollar stores. Later on these items can be kept, sold or even donated to shelters. Tablecloths don’t have to be the traditional kind. It may be less expensive to purchase pieces of fabric from a fabric store and dressing them up oneself. Candles can be stockpiled relatively easy and provide a very affordable means of ambient light. Plan out centerpiece ideas and figure out which components can be bought and stored. Then items can be assembled at leisure. Wedding stationery is one thing that will have to be bought well in advance so there will be time enough to printout save-the-dates, invitations and response cards, as well as mail them. An informal wedding may mean couples can get simple attire. Buying off the rack may mean a smaller price tag for gowns. Gentleman may be able to fare with sportcoats and slacks. Purchase wardrobe essentials several months in advance to be sure there will be time for alterations, if necessary.

SAM DIAL J

E

W

E

L

E

R

S

255 E Main Ste 101, Pullman WA 509-334-3425 www.samdialjewelers.com Š2011

Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

21


Ideas to make your fall wedding spectacular With minimal effort, your

fall wedding can awe guests and inspire others By ERIN WYLIE

From Martha Stewart Weddings

E

xpect major praise for minimal effort when you unveil one of these sensational suggestions at your fete. From easy and inexpensive decor to unforgettable cocktails, each project is a snap to recreate — but you don’t need to tell guests that. Table toppers — Help friends and family find their places and illuminate every table by channeling Edward Scissorhands. Just a few smart snips and slices can create stylish decor.

22  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

Photo courtesy of Red Barn Farms


A woodsy welcome

— With escort cards displayed on branches, guests won’t need a merit badge to scout out their seats. To craft them, start with rattan sticks. Locate the “bottom” of each one by rolling it across a flat surface until it naturally comes to a stop. Then use a handsaw to make evenly spaced slits on the top, wiggling it slightly to ensure grooves are wide enough for escort cards to slide out smoothly. Tool-phobic? Have your friends at the hardware store do the dirty work. Brush on colorful bands in varying widths using acrylic paint, let dry and insert escort cards (names on the front, table numbers on the back). Shine on — Decorate luminaria centerpieces with modern geometric patterns that will bathe guests in the glow of candlelight. Place a sheet of vellum onto a grid cutting mat. Using the squares as your guide, slice symmetrical V’s with a craft knife. Wrap each sheet around clear glass vessels and secure with tape. Pop in a votive candle and let there be light. Fall flavors — Cozy up a cool-weather affair with drinks that will warm more than guests’ hearts, and an array of desserts that they’re sure to be sweet on.

Photos courtesy of Red Barn Farms

Enjoy

Add a delivery & set up service to your rental and relax!

Salad Bar Tables, Chairs, Linens, Pipe and Drape & More 322 Thain | Lewiston, ID

222 N. Main | Moscow, ID

(208) 746-4246

(208) 883-4246

356466iW-12

www.hahnrental.com Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

23


Having a shower that fits you By ERIN WYLIE

From Martha Stewart Weddings

I

f you’d rather forgo the traditional affair (tea sandwiches and parlor games sound painful?), follow our guide to planning a fun, activity-driven party where you and your friends can laugh and learn together. Here’s how: 1. Pick a theme: Who wouldn’t be excited by an agenda that goes beyond icebreaker games? Whether it’s an afternoon winetasting class or a knitting night, an experience-based shower is a refreshing alternative. Suggest something you’ve been dying to do and your party-throwing pals will likely be grateful for the idea. Plus, most organizations that lead activities offer a built-in venue, which makes planning easier. Lauren Rich, a public relations manager for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, always wanted to know how to bake from scratch. So Martha Stewart Weddings editorial director, Darcy Miller, invited Rich’s friends

to gather at Haven’s Kitchen (haven skitchen.com), a new event space and cafe, one morning to find out how to make the perfect scone. “Breakfast is my favorite meal,” Rich explained. “Waffles, juice — I love it all.” Not a New Yorker? Culinary events are held nationwide through companies like 3 Large Suites Hipcooks, which hosts parties in Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland, Ore., (hipcooks. com). Boutique hotels, including Detroit’s Honor Lodge at and Folly (hon River’s Edge o r a n d f o l l y.c o m) , have chefs on-site 615 Main St. and room for parOrofino, ID ties. And cooking 1-800-538-9797 schools and local lodge@orofino-id.com bakeries, where

g Receptions p Weddings, and More! Room for 220 Guests

356414iW-12

24  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

you can try preserving fruits or cake decorating, are great resources. Don’t rule out reaching for long-term goals either. At Brooklyn Winery (bkwinery.com) you can learn about the lengthy wine-making process and take home a custom blend. And Kookoolan Farms (kookoolanfarms. com) in Yamhill, Ore., offers cheese-making classes. Gourmet endeavors aren’t your only options — pick an artistic pursuit, like painting or flower arranging, and find a studio or museum where it’s taught. The WonderCraft (thewonder craft.com), in Austin, Texas, gives screen-printing and glassetching lessons in an Airstream trailer, and Make Meaning crafts shop (makemeaning.com) has outposts in Arizona, Massachusetts and New York for creating ceramics, soap and more. Or, try an MCMC Fragrances perfume-making workshop in New York City (mcmc fragrances.com). 2. Set a guest list: Traditionally, family members didn’t host showers (for fear of looking like gift-grubbers), but these days anyone can take the lead. After all, with many attendees living in different cities, gathering in your hometown where your mom knows the lay of the land might make the most sense. Whoever hosts, you should weigh in on who’s invited. And there’s no rule as to how many parties you can have — just avoid overlapping guest lists. 3. Time it right: A shower is usually held one to three months before you get married. Any closer to the big day, and you’ll be too busy with last-minute details to enjoy yourself. And it’s too much to ask guests to buy multiple presents in a short time span.


Speaking of too much to ask, taking off from work to attend a party is a big commitment, so plan around a (nonreligious) holiday weekend if you’re inviting out-of-towners, and they’ll be more likely to make the trip. Since your friends will be there, use this time to accomplish other tasks, too, like trying on bridesmaid dresses. But if most guests are local, evenings can be a great time for people to get together. Once a date is set, invites should go out a month to six weeks in advance so attendees have time to make arrangements. As a rule, these shindigs last three to four hours, enough time for an activity, opening presents and a chance to eat. After Rich’s friends put the scones in the oven, they ate brunch while their confections baked. 4. Plan for gifts: Since the name implies “showering” you with presents, whoever’s

organizing should allot time for them to be unwrapped. But if a bride is painfully shy, it’s OK to pass on the custom. One way to add interest to the big reveal is to ask givers to stick to a theme that ties in with the activity on deck. Rich’s pals could have opted to stock her kitchen with cookware or baking essentials, for example. Art class

participants might choose frames or home-decor items such as vases or ceramics. To ensure that no one is forgotten, appoint someone to keep a list of who gave what. 5. Say thanks: If everyone chips in for the cost of the class, a ready-made souvenir is a nice favor, like a pair of glasses given at a wine-making class. If attendees aren’t paying for the day, then whatever’s made during the event can double as a takeaway. Along with granola, each of Rich’s guests left with the scones they baked. Finally, while these shower ideas may be modern, a proper thank-you is always in order (don’t even think about emailing, tweeting or IM-ing to express gratitude). A written note sincerely communicates appreciation, so put pen to paper. Your best friends will be touched — and grandma will approve.

FREE Tungsten Men’s Band with $500 Purchase

. . . m a e r d a n i t I saw i Johnson’s Jewelry Dream Design Studio Some things just feel right 208-882-6315 ✦ idahosjeweler.com ✦ 866 Troy Hwy. Suite 121 ✦ Moscow, ID 83843 Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

25


V

Business Index

enues 3 10 12 16 18 22 24 27

Quality Inn and Suites University Inn Red Barn Farms Weddings Courtyard Weddings Bell Tower Event Venue Red Lion Hotel Lodge at River’s Edge Schierman’s Clubhouse and Event Center 32 SEL Event Center

B

F

eauty 15

lowers 6 12 19 26

Stillings and Embry Florists Sherry’s Cakes and Bouquets Fuch’s Flower and Garden Center Hill’s Valley Floral and Gifts

Headmaster’s School of Hair Design

WS

edding upplies

4 & 23 13 26

Hahn Event Rentals Bargain Hunter Mall Hill’s Valley Floral and Gifts

Wedding Flowers, Rentals and More!

Rental Package DISCOUNTS

FREE Wedding Consultation

On-Site Decorating

hillsvalleyfloralandgifts.com

609A Bryden, Ave., Lewiston 1-800-743-3544

26  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

C

aterers 7 17 17

Seasons Bistro and Catering — The Orchid Room Rosie’s Ribs Rosauers


C

Business Index

akes 10 12 17

P

Sunshine Cakes Sherry’s Cakes and Bouquets Rosauers

M

hotographers 13

Amy McCall Photography

usic

J

9 Pepperland Music DJ Service 11 Keith Havens DJ & MC Service

M

iscellaneous

ewelers 6 21 25

Cole’s Jewelers Sam Dial Jewelers Johnson’s Jewelry

5 Printcraft Printing 8 Buttons and Bobbins Sewing 9 It Works 14 Bridal Fair 2013 20 Romantic Getaways

A memorable country venue for your gathering. Moscow Ž www.schiermans.com Ž 208-882-4500 356590iW-12

Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

27


ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT Return form to: The Lewiston Tribune, PO Box 957, 505 Capital St., Lewiston ID 83501 Contact: Jeanne M. DePaul, (208) 848-2221 or jdepaul@lmtribune.com Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday

The bride-elect Full legal name of bride-elect …......................................................................................... Her city of residence: ….................................................. Telephone …............................. Her place of employment (include city) ….......................................................................... Her parents' names and city of residence: …....................................................................... ….......................................................................................................................................... Her educational background (include high school, college or trade school, location and year of graduation) ….......................................................................................................... …..........................................................................................................................................

The bridegroom-elect Full legal name of bridegroom-elect: .................................................................................. His city of residence: ...................................................... Telephone ….............................. His place of employment (include city): …......................................................................... His parents' names and city of residence: …........................................................................ ….......................................................................................................................................... His educational background (include high school, college or trade school, location and year of graduation): …......................................................................................................... Wedding date and place if set: …......................................................................................... Photo submitted? (Include self-addressed stamped envelope for return): .......................... Contact name for billing: …................................................................................................. Contact e-mail address: …................................................................................................... Telephone (daytime) …....................................... (evening) ...............................................

Engagement information and photo must be submitted to the Tribune no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday to be considered for publication in the Sunday A.M. Section. Rate is $9 per column inch. Announcements must be paid prior to publication. 28  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012


WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT Return form to: The Lewiston Tribune, PO Box 957, 505 Capital St., Lewiston ID 83501 Contact: Jeanne M. DePaul, (208) 848-2221 or jdepaul@lmtribune.com Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday

The bride Full legal name …..........….................................................................................................. Did bride change her last name to the bridegroom's name? …........................................... Her city of residence: ….................................................. Telephone …............................. Her place of employment (include city) ….......................................................................... Occupation: ......................................................................................................................... Her parents' names and city of residence: …....................................................................... ….......................................................................................................................................... Her educational background (include high school, college or trade school, location and year of graduation) ….......................................................................................................... …..........................................................................................................................................

The bridegroom Full legal name of bridegroom: …...................................................................................... His city of residence: ...................................................... Telephone ….............................. His place of employment (include city): …......................................................................... Occupation: ......................................................................................................................... His parents' names and city of residence: …........................................................................ ….......................................................................................................................................... His educational background (include high school, college or trade school, location and year of graduation): …......................................................................................................... Wedding date and place (include city): …........................................................................... Name and title of person who performed ceremony: …...................................................... If minister, list his/her church affiliation (include city): …................................................. If judge or other official, list city of residence: …............................................................... Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

29


30  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012


>Lewiston Tribune Sunday AM policy To ensure consistency and clarity, the Lewiston Tribune reserves the right to edit Sunday AM announcements to conform to Tribune and Associated Press style. We also will edit announcements to correct spelling, grammar and obvious errors.

Paid engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements Announcements are sold, based on length, at a rate of $9 per column inch. For full-color photo, add $25. Announcement information is available by calling (208) 8482221, (208) 848-2238 or (208) 848-2265.

Deadlines Weekly deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Announcements may be submitted in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They may be faxed to (208) 746-1185 or emailed to sundayam@lmtribune.com. Announcements must be paid prior to publication.

Free services Brief wedding announcements (names, date, place) are published one time at no charge.

Online services Sunday AM announcements may be viewed free online. The addresses are:

lmtribune.com/announcements/weddings/ lmtribune.com/announcements/engagements/ lmtribune.com/announcements/anniversaries/ Forms to use as guidance for those who do not wish to write their own announcements may be found on pages 28-30 of this publication or online at lmtribune.com/site/forms/

Moscow-Pullman Daily News Wedding and engagement announcement submission guidelines: Announcements can be dropped off at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News office MondayFriday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The deadline for publication in Saturday’s paper is 5 p.m. the Tuesday before desired publication date. Cost is $6.13 per column inch with a discount for announcements also being published in the Lewiston Tribune. All submissions must be paid for prior to publication. Announcements can also be mailed to: The Moscow-Pullman Daily News 409 S. Jackson Moscow, ID 83843 OR emailed to: rlambert@dnews.com Please include contact information with submission so you can be reached for questions and payment. Questions should be directed to Rachel Lambert at (208) 882-5561 ext. 226.

Wedding Planner / Fall 2012

31


*AP3O&AHL+=GA7KQN"=U

3JBKNCAPP=>HA The SEL Event Center staff went out of their way to meet all our needs. Each person involved was a pleasure to work with. You have a beautiful facility that is an asset to our community....

—Sheri

SEL Event Center Schweitzer Drive, Pullman, WA 99163 Tel: +1.509.334.5050 • www.seleventcenter.com

SE L Event1825 Center

32  Wedding Planner / Fall 2012


Wedding Planner, September 2012