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TABLE OF CONTENTS • • • • • • •

Grand Prize Giveaway 12 Month Checklist 2 Month Checklist Last Minute Checklist Top Trends for 2008 Having A Green Wedding Shopping Guide

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EVENT SCHEDULE 11:00am 3:00pm

Exhibitor Booths Open FASHION SHOW Formal Affairs Armstrong Formal Wear

4:00pm

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BRIDAL PRESENTERS

Attire: Armstrong Formal Wear & Cleaners 1019 N. A Street & 651 NW 5th Street Richmond, IN 47374 765-966-2521 Formal Affairs 1912 Straightline Pike Richmond, IN 47374 765-939-PROM Announcers: KICKS 96 THE BUDDHA - Morning Show Co-Host Marta Sabastian - Show Host Music: Heartbreakers Video DJ Hagerstown, IN 47346 765-489-4049

THANKS TO OUR MODELS

Guys: Steve Baker C.J. Jeff Lane Caleb Walters Sean McNally Jayden Bussell Derrick McDivitt Larry Hill Cody Sparks Thomas Sans Jeremy Ramsey Zack Hamilton Mark Plunkett

Girls: Stacey Chalfant Chrissy Brandenburg Crystal Petitt Elaina Groh Sara Moore Shannon Stonerock Samantha Crouch Skyler King Jennifer Collins Sara King Melanie Butler Madalyn Mikesell Abby Garner Kora Butler


PAGE 4 Don’t Forget to Register for the GRAND PRIZE Package at the Kicks96 Registration booth. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED FOLLOWING THE FASHION SHOW. BRIDAL GRAND PRIZE INLUDES: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

$100 Gift Certificate from Hoppe Jewelers $200 Gift Basket from Dillard’s 2 night stay at the Sparkling Waters Cabin in Gatlinburg, TN from Kicks 96 6 free tuxes from Armstrong Formal Wear $100 gift card towards a bridal gown to Formal Affairs Warm Glow Gift Basket from First Horizon Home Loans Whole Carnegie Deli Cheesecake from MCL Restaurant & Bakery 20% off booking from Quaker Trace Carriage Company Meat & Deli tray from Kroger 20% off booking from Heartbreakers Video DJs Free engagement shoot including an 8X10 from Bond Photography Warm Glow Gift Basket from Warm Glow Candle Outlet Free in studio engagement session from Toschlog Photography 8X8 bookbound parent book a $245 value from Dimensions Photography Jewelry from Premier Design $25 Gift Card from Fazoli’s Free custom wedding song a $225 value from Jabin Collins Lyrics 6 cookie arrangement in wedding design from Cater It Simple $50 Gift Certificate from Bliss Medical Spa Free 2 day Chrysler 300 car rental from Wetzel Family Auto Cruise $50 Gift Certificate for any wedding, bachelor or bachlorette party from Dream Limousine $50 Gift Certificate from Elder-Beerman Home Décor from John Miller Community Center 10% off Gift Certificate from Still Photography $25 Gift Certificate from Wal-Mart Tupperware from Stefanie Price


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12 MONTH CHECKLIST 12+ months before • • • • • • •

8-10 months before • • • • • • • • •

Date: ______________________

Envision your wedding and draw up a budget. Assemble your "planning team." Consider hiring a wedding consultant. Pick a wedding date and time. Select several options, then check with your venues, officiant, and important guests before finalizing. Start planning the guest list. Look for and book ceremony and reception sites. Ask friends and relatives to be in the wedding party. Optional: Have an engagement party. You may want to register beforehand for gifts.

Date: ______________________

Bride: Think about, shop for, and order your gown. Envision reception food. Decide what type of entertainment you want. A pianist for the cocktail hour, strolling violinists, a DJ, or band? Think about your floral decor. Research and book your wedding professionals. Interview vendors: photographer, videographer, reception band or DJ, florist. Research a wedding insurance policy to protect your deposits. Research and reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests. Register for gifts. Contact rental companies if you need to rent anything for ceremony/reception, such as chairs, tables, and tent.

6-8 months before

Date: ______________________

4-6 months before

Date: ______________________

3 months before

Date: ______________________

• • • •

• • • • • • • • • •

Book ceremony musicians. Order bridesmaid dresses. Start planning honeymoon. Send save-the-date cards. This is a particularly good idea if you're marrying during a tourist or holiday season or having a destination wedding. Attend pre-wedding counseling, if required. Shop for and order invitations and wedding rings. Shop for formalwear. Renew or get passports, if necessary. Envision your wedding cake and research, interview, and book a cake designer. Order wedding cake. Hire a calligrapher, if you want your invitations professionally addressed. Attend your shower. (It may be earlier, depending on when hosts decide to have it.) Groom: Rent the men's formalwear. Hire wedding-day transport: limousines, other cars. Look into transportation sooner if you're considering renting streetcars or over-the-top travel.


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2 MONTHS TO GO.... 2 months before

Date: ______________________

1 month before

Date: _____________________

2 weeks before

Date: ______________________

1 week before

Date: ______________________

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Mail your invitations. Write your vows. Purchase gifts for parents, attendants, and each other. Book your stylist and try out big-day hairstyles. ook a makeup artist and go for a trial run.

• Apply for a marriage license. Check with the local bureau in the town where you’ll wed. • Bride: Have final gown fitting. Bring your maid of honor along to learn how to bustle your dress. Have the dress pressed and bring it home. • Call all bridesmaids. Make sure they have their gowns ready for the wedding. • Make last-minute adjustments with vendors. • Create a wedding program to hand out to guests. • Order and plan in-room welcome baskets for out-of-town guests. • Review final RSVP list and call any guests who have not yet sent a response. • Deliver must-have shot lists to photographer and videographer. Include who should be in formal portraits and determine when portraits will be taken. • Deliver final song list to your DJ or bandleader. Include special song requests and songs you don’t want played. • Bride: Get your last pre-wedding haircut and color. • Give reception site/caterer final guest head count. Include vendors, such as the photographer or band members, who will expect a meal. Ask how many extra plates the caterer will prepare. • Supply location manager with a list of vendor requests such as a table for DJ or setup space needed by florist. • Plan reception seating chart. Print place and table cards. • Call all wedding vendors and confirm arrangements. • Give ceremony and reception site managers a schedule of vendor delivery and setup times, plus contact numbers. • Groom: Get your hair trimmed.

2-3 days before • • • • • • •

Date: ______________________

Bride: If you need to, have your gown pressed or steamed. Groom: Go for final fitting and pick up your formalwear. Hand off place cards, table cards, menus, disposable cameras, favors, and any other items for setting the tables to the caterer and/or reception site manager. Reconfirm final details with all vendors. Discuss any necessary last-minute substitutions. Call the limousine- or car-rental company for pickup times and locations. Arrange for guests without cars to be picked up from the airport or train station. Ask friends, attendants, or relatives to help. Deliver welcome baskets to the hotel concierge; make sure to include names and delivery instructions.


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THE FINAL PREPARATIONS: Day before • •

Night before • • • • •

• • •

Date: ______________________

Present parents and each other with gifts. Give wedding bands to the best man and the maid of honor to hold during the ceremony. Give best man the officiant's fee envelope, to be handed off after the ceremony. Introduce your reception site manager to your consultant or maid of honor for questions or problems during the reception. Assign a family member or attendant to be the photographer's contact so he knows who is who.

Postwedding • •

Date: ______________________

Rehearse ceremony. Meet with wedding party, ceremony readers, immediate family, and your officiant at the ceremony site to rehearse and iron out details. Bring unity candle, aisle runner, yarmulkes, or other ceremony accessories to the site. Give your marriage license to your officiant. Attend rehearsal dinner. Present attendants with gifts at the rehearsal dinner. You'll want to do this especially if the gifts are accessories to be worn during the wedding.

Day of • •

Date: ______________________

Provide all wedding professionals with an emergency phone number to call on the day of the wedding. Write checks and/or talk to wedding hosts (usually your parents, if not you) about any final balances to be paid at the end of the reception.

Date: ______________________

Prearrange for someone to return any rentals. Preplan for attendants to take the bride's gown for cleaning and return the groom's tux to the rental shop. Write and send thank-you notes to gift-bearing guests and vendors who were especially helpful. 


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TOP TRENDS FOR 2008 Green Weddings: Couples continue to be earth-conscious in 2008, from buying

conflict-free diamond rings and recycled gold wedding bands to serving locally grown, free-range fare and donning bio-friendly wedding dresses made of 100 percent silk and cottons. They're also honeymooning at eco-resorts and gathering friends for charitable showers at soup kitchens and local park events. (See the Next Article for tips from COPE).

Honeymoon Hopping: By now, it's no secret: Brides and grooms are going big

this year for their weddings, and that includes the honeymoon too. Newlyweds are jetting off to not one, but two or three different destinations to celebrate their union. And they're traveling further than ever before. The hot spots: South Pacific jaunts to Tahiti and Bora Bora; Mediterranean getaways to Sicily and the Greek Isles; and African expeditions to Zambia, Botswana, and Johannesburg.

Home-Spun Weddings: For the utmost in personalization, couples are choosing to wed in their own or their parents' backyard. While it may be harder to plan than a ballroom wedding (you'll need to bring in your own caterer, tent, decor, etc.), your day will be truly one-of-a-kind.

Cover Bands: You heard it here first. Cover bands are in demand for 2008. From

'80s cover bands to other genres such as classic rock, swing orchestras, or Latin ensembles, it's all about specialized live music to keep guests on their feet.

Sample Stations: Self-proclaimed foodies will love this trend: tasting bars for every

whim. Sure to be popular, wine and cheese stations are not only delicious, they can be educational as well. We know one couple who hired a professional sommelier to provide pairing pointers. Our favorite is the champagne bar. Just pick your favorite bottles of bubbly and don't forget the mixers, such as Chambord, Midori, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice. Guests will have so much fun making their own signature cocktails.

Vintage Visions: From dresses to rings, brides are revisiting the past for style in-

spiration. For wedding gowns, that means delicate fabrics like chiffon and tiers of tulle, along with bygone embellishments such as beaded straps, keyhole halters, and lace sleeves. For rings, the hot style for '08 is something vintage. Whether it's simply an antique-style band or a real antique (think your great-grandmother's diamond), what's old is definitely new again.

Guests Make the Call: Need help picking that first dance song? Have your guests

vote on it. With wedding websites adding more features like blogs, polls, and quizzes, it's easier than ever to involve your loved ones in the planning and decision making. Blogs are also great for reaching out to your bridesmaids and getting feedback on dress colors, flower options, and decor ideas. We love the idea of setting up wedding polls on your website and asking your guests to vote for their favorite cake flavor, entree choices, or dance music. * Trend List adapted from THEKNOT.COM


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GREEN WEDDING IDEAS By: Alison Clark Zajdel, Development Director Cope Environmental Center 765-855-3188 a.clark@copeenvironmental.org www.CopeEnvironmental.org

Make your jump into married life a GREEN one! A few simple adjustments to your plans can make a big difference for the environment. Try something from the following list to make your special day a little easier on the earth: The Ring: Antique rings or those passed down from family members are a great way to seal the deal! Also visit www.greenkarat.com to learn about eco-friendly stones and metals. Invitations: Look for recycled paper when searching for invitations. Tip: The higher the “post-consumer content,” the more environmentally responsible the paper. This means that the paper is recycled using previously used materials and not just scraps from the cutting room floor. “Chlorine-free” is another term to look for. Bleaching with chlorine generates a lot of excess pollution. Also, ask your printer if they have the ability to print with soy-based inks. Soy is a renewable resource and a great alternative to standard inks which may be produced using a variety of toxic chemicals. Keep an eye on the number of pieces of paper in your invite. Postcards make a great alternative to reply cards since they do not require the extra envelope. They also help you save money on postage. Ask yourself if you really need an extra envelope or that extra sheet of tissue paper? “Tree-Free” paper is another way to utilize resources that are generated more quickly than trees. Paper made from kenaf or hemp allows you to create a classy sustainable invitation. Registry: Try to be conscious about the items you place on your registry. Ask yourself a few questions. Will this item have to be shipped from far away? How much packaging does this product require? Is it something that I will use often? Great alternatives: register with local ceramic artists for your dinnerware or ask people to donate money to their favorite cause in lieu of a gift. (Article Continued on page 13....)


PAGE 13 GREEN WEDDING IDEAS, Cont’d... Wedding: When it comes to flowers, less is more! Keep decoration minimal and use potted plants that can be reused. If you use cut flowers, have someone take them to the reception site after the ceremony to be reused as reception decorations. Try to use flowers that are in season to avoid excessive shipping. If possible, have your wedding outdoors or somewhere that does not require lots of air conditioning or heating. Reception: The reception has so many great “green” opportunities! Again, use potted plants wherever possible and send them home with guests at the end of the evening. Use real dinnerware and avoid disposable utensils or glasses. If you are having alcohol at your wedding, ask the caterer to provide guests with glassware instead of plastic for wine and/or mixed drinks. Choose environmentally responsible vendors, and choose local companies and products whenever you are able. Purchase from companies that are environmentally responsible – check their websites to learn more. For example, brands like Sierra Nevada brewing Company make environmental stewardship a priority throughout the creation of the product from start to finish. Instead of favors, consider making a donation to your favorite charity in honor of your guests. Write a note to your guests explaining the donation and spread the idea around! These ideas are simple, yet effective! Talk to your caterer about buying local, organic produce. Talk to your printer about soy ink. Talk to your limo driver about not leaving the car running when people aren’t loading or unloading. With each question, you are letting them know that you care about the choices they make. Congratulations and good luck from Cope Environmental Center! Additional Resources: www.theknot.com www.greenkarat.com www.thepapermillstore.com http://www.ecotourism.org/ http://www.greenerlodging.com/


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SHOPPING GUIDE - EXHIBITORS APPAREL

Elder-Beerman 601 East Main Street Richmond, IN 47374 765-966-7641 Dillard’s Richmond Square Mall 765-966-8211 Armstrong Formal Wear 1019 North A Street Richmond, IN 47374 765-966-2521 Armstrong Formal Wear - NW 651 NW 5th Street Richmond, IN 47374 765-962-0926

AUTOMOBILE

Wetzel Family Auto Cruise WetzelAuto.com 765-966-7000

BANQUET FACILITIES

John H. Miller Community Center 2900 N. Park Rd. Connersville, IN. 47331 765-825-5244 fax: 765-825-7968 K.C. Chalkert Willowbrook Country Club 1982 W. Country Club Rd. Connersville, IN. 47331 765-825-2216 fax: 765-825-0776 Brian Dyke

BRIDAL SHOPS Formal Affairs 1912 Straightline Pike Richmond, IN 47374 765-939-7766

CARRIAGES

Quaker Trace Carriage Co. Lynn, Indiana 765-259-1508

CAKES & CATERING MCL Cafeteria & Catering 3801 East National Road Richmond, IN 47374 800-530-9625 www.MCLHomemade.com

Cater It Simple

11705 Pendleton Pike Oaklandon, Indiana 46236 (317) 796-6046 info@cateritsimple.com

Fazoli’s

4711 E. National Rd. Richmond, IN 47374 765-935-6219

Wal-Mart 3601 East Main Richmond, IN 47374 (765) 965-5387 Kroger 3701 National Rd E, Richmond, IN 47374 (765) 935-1244

ENTERTAINMENT

Heartbreakers Video DJ’s 10094 Lacy Road Hagerstown, IN 47346 765-489-4048 800-VIDEO-DJ

Party DJ’s

2691 S. Wenonah Trail Liberty, IN 47353 765-220-2627

GIFT IDEAS / DECOR Warm Glow Candle Outlet 2131 North Centerville Rd. Centerville, IN 47330 765-855-3912

TupperWare

Stefanie Price 1190 Bantas Creek Rd. Eaton, OH. 45320 937-456-1334


PAGE 15 JEWELRY

Hoppe Jewelers - Uptown 900 East Main Street Richmond, IN 47374 765-935-2488

Hoppe Jewelers - East 3643 National Road East Richmond, IN 47374 765-962-7411

Premier Designs (High Fashion Jewelry)

Amie Rosenberger Independent Consultant 893 S. Co. Rd. 100 West Liberty, IN 47353 765-580-0443 jazzyjewelsbyamie@yahoo.com

Lia Sophia

Angie Bry 765-277-0150

LIMOUSINES

Dream Limousine

Cambridge City, IN 43725 765-478-LIMO www.dreamlimo.com

MORTGAGE

First Horizon Home Loans 303 S A St Richmond, IN 47374 (765) 965-6565

First Bank Richmond

3403 E Main St Richmond, IN - (765) 935-1433

MUSIC / LYRICS Jabin Collins Lyrics Custom Songs 765-309-1835 www.JabinCollins.com

PHOTOGRAPHY Bond Photography

100 South Washington St. Hagerstown, IN 47346 765-993-3070

Dimensions Photography 12608 Roan Lane Indianapolis, IN 46236 317-780-7294

Still Photography

118 N.W. 4th Street Richmond, IN 47374 (765) 969-1240

All About U Photography 410 S. 13th Street Richmond, IN 47374 p: (765) 966-4906 www.allaboutuphoto.com

Toschlog Photography

121 W. Main Street Centerville, IN 47330 765-855-1776 www.toschlogphotography.com

SPAS

Safire Medical Spa 848 Dillion Drive Richmond, IN 47374 765-966-SKIN

www.SafireMedSpa.com Bliss Medical Spa 424 N 10th St, Richmond, IN 47374 tel: 888-592-5477 www.myblissspa.com



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