I Do Y'all Magazine Winter 2021 - Vol 38

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CONTENTS COVER Brooke Hurring .& Hunter Desporte............................7

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Alabama Eden..................................96 Boho Beach.......................................72 Country Sunshine............................22 Emerald Elopement.........................42 Trend Report.....................................11 Vintage Romance..............................12

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Collins | Hinton...............................83 Cosgriff | Burchfield....................33 Forren | Jaschek.............................117 French | Spiegleman....................29 Glenn | Tacker ................................145 Hardric | Chubb,,,,,,,,,,,,.....,,,,,.......125

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PhotographyGuide.........................148

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Photography Guide........................148

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2021 Trend Report While 2020 certainly shook up the wedding world, 2021 will probably be the year we see a lot of changes in the way we execute our weddings for years to come. While most trends evolve over time, 2020 pushed us out of of comfort zone and forced us to make major changes to our events. From backyard parties to mini-monies and micro-weddings, we’ve certainly cut our guest lists drastically, a trend we believe will continue through the year. While not being able to host huge celebrations where we dance the night away with family and friends is something we truly miss, we are seeing some emerging trends that we hope will stick around well into the 2020s. Here are some of our favorites.

Lights, Lights, & More Lights!

We are blessed to be able to host outdoor weddings almost year round in the south, and we simply adore outdoor, evening weddings. Make sure you check out our Real Weddings for ideas. There’s just something magical about dancing under the stars beneath a clear tent strung with twinkling fairy lights or even open-air under a canopy of market lights. Soft draping and strings of artfully designed lights help create an elegant, outdoor event that is safe for everyone to attend.

Small Plates

With buffets and self-serve stations off the table, many couples have been opting for seated meals. If you’d still like to create more of a cocktail-style reception, small plates with unique food options are the answer. Charcuterie boards have been a staple at events for quite a while. These individual boards created by Harding Catering are a perfect adaptation of the enormous spread, and they’ll make your guests feel like they’re being served a super special treat.

Reimagined Entertainment

Restrictions on live entertainment and dancing have forced couples to be more creative with their guest entertainment options. Harpists and solo musicians play during seated dinners while small, acoustic combos have replaced large dance bands. Unique food trucks, bar trailers, and cute serving stations that offer individual specialty treats like cotton candy or ice pops do double duty as entertainment. We’re expecting to see more jazz brunch weddings this spring and we are here for it!

Color

After years of muted tones and white-on-white floral arrangements, couples are starting to embrace color again. We’re expecting to see a lot of Pantone’s color of the year, illuminating, a bright yellow tone that evokes warm, joy-filled days. We really love how couples are combining the sunny yellow with other bright tones to create a palette bursting with color. If you’re not into a ton of color, choose one bold tone and layer it for an opulent monochromatic look. We think the layers of deep, emerald green in our Emerald Elopement styled shoot created a lush and elegant event that would work equally well for both a large event space or our intimate, courtyard micro-wedding. P.S. Don’t forget to check out our expanded onliine version of the magazine with more original content. idoyall.com/magazines IDOYALL.COM | 11


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take your wedding spirits to the next level You’ve hired professional photographers, caterers, musicians, and videographers to make your wedding day an unforgettable one. Don’t overlook everyone’s favorite pro: the bartender! Not only can you count on knowledgeable, speedy drink service for your guests, but a professional bartender will handle the nitty gritty, like the bar’s inventory and shopping list. You won’t have to trouble yourself with glassware, ice, mixers, or garnishes — just sit back, relax, and enjoy your professionally-poured cocktail. But it’s more than meticulous drink mixing: Like other wedding pros, bartenders are artists. Drinks are garnished just-so, and they’re able to craft cocktails based on individual guest’s preferences. You can also work with your bartender to create one or more signature drinks for your wedding. Before hiring a professional bartender for your wedding, do your research. First, inquire with your venue and caterer. Some have restrictions on who’s allowed to serve alcohol on site. Others require that the venue or caterer provide the alcohol, as opposed to purchasing it off site. How many bartenders do you need? Check your guest count. A general rule is 75 people per bartender. When budgeting, figure two to three drinks per person during cocktail hour and one drink per person, per hour, for the rest of the night. To determine whether or not a professional bartender is the right fit for your wedding, meet with a professional near you! 20

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FIRST PHOTOS OF THE MARRIED COUPLE

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#WhatsThePoint

ALL THINGS

#hashtags

Photographers can’t capture everything! Your guests will be taking photos throughout your big day and hashtags are a way for you to see them all in one place. Encourage your guests to share hashtagged photos across social media platforms and turn your wedding guests into your personal paparazzi.

#WorthIt Hashtags are for more than just your big day! Use your hashtag for all engagement and wedding related memories. Relive every special moment in one place with your wedding hashtag. Go through snapshots the second your heels come off, or when you are sunning with your sweetie on your honeymoon. Guests can relive their favorite moments after your big day or see what they missed out on if they weren’t able to attend.

#SpreadTheWord (or hashtag) How do you let everyone know what hashtag to use? Announce your hashtag on social media or wedding website and ask your guests to use it. Letterboards or signs are trendy ways to convey information and can be placed in key spots around your festivities to share the world like near the guestbook, your program, and your welcome sign. Don’t forget your #selfiestation or photobooth!

#Wingman Need help making your hashtag? Use an online generator or sit down for a hash it out with your honey for #datenight. Not feeling a hashtag with your last names? Use your venue or location to create your hashtag.

#RogersOnTheRiver #BrentsInTheBarn #ChapmansInTheChapel #HitchedInHattiesburg

This real wedding couple’s last names were Polk & Nodhturft. Have fun with your hashtag and don’t be scared to show your personality as a couple!

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BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Lulu’s CAKES Maple Street Bakery CATERING Del Porto Ristorante FLOWERS Crystal Vase Flowers HAIR & MAKEUP Jacqueline Reynolds INVITATIONS Minted PHOTOGRAPHER Amelia Catherine & Co.

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Unplugged Weddings The what and why of going unplugged

BE FULLY PRESENT In the midst of all this online connectedness, we’re viewing the world through our phone screens and camera lenses and missing out on true human connections. But people are beginning to wake up and realize just how immersed we all are in our phones and tablets, and there’s a movement to change that. This movement has reached the wedding industry. Brides and grooms want to have face-to-face connections with their guests — especially during the ceremony — instead of staring out into a sea of electronics. If guests are experiencing your big day from behind a screen, are they truly experiencing it? Your wedding is comprised of some of the most important moments of your life; making it unplugged encourages guests to live in the moment with you. Simply put: It encourages your loved ones to be here now. SOCIAL MEDIA SPOILERS Imagine: You haven’t seen the groom all day. You can’t wait for that “first look.” While you’re getting ready, the Maid of Honor snaps a photo of you in your dress and veil. She has a few minutes of down time, so she posts the photo on Instagram. The groom, also with a few minutes to spare and out of habit, checks for Instagram updates and the first look is spoiled. A first

look via social media isn’t exactly the stuff of dreams! Brides and grooms are avoiding such spoilers altogether by declaring their wedding “unplugged.” LEAVE IT TO THE PROFESSIONALS There are few things that annoy a professional photographer more than an amateur trying to do their job. Overly zealous uncles who jump in the aisle and cousins who stand on church pews can, at best, be an eyesore in your professional photos and can, at worst, completely ruin once-in-a-lifetime moments. Imagine your “kiss the bride” moment blocked by an uncle who stepped into the aisle to snap a photo. The professional photographer didn’t see it coming and his or her hands are tied. Nothing can bring that moment back — it’s lost to a grainy photo on Uncle Al’s smart phone. Another issue is wandering eyes. When your professional photographer stages a group shot of your newly combined families and Uncle Al decides to take the photo too, eyes will wander, not knowing which camera to look at first. This makes the final professional photo just look silly! One way to avoid all of these problems is to have an unplugged wedding, or at least an unplugged ceremony.

In our technology-crazed world, it’s become a habit to check our phones every few minutes, to post a constant stream of status updates to Twitter and Facebook, and to document any and everything on Instagram. At an unplugged wedding, the couple kindly asks that everyone in attendance turn off cell phones, cameras, and other digital distractions during the ceremony and/or reception.


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cake SERVINGS GUIDE 8 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR

wedding venue 1

What is the capacity for the space?

ROUND

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• Find out if table set-up affects capacity • Ask about your layout options 2

What are your deposit and cancellation policies? • Ask when deposit and full balance are due • Find out how late you can cancel and still get a refund

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Will I have access to spaces besides the event room? • Ask about bridal suites and places to take pictures • Determine if there are enough parking spaces and restrooms on-site

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What on-site coordination services do you offer?

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Is your catering menu flexible? • Browse the selections for variety • Find out if you can design your own menu

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TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR OWN

wedding website 1 . F R E E I S TH E B E ST You can create a personalized site online for free. Search for sites that offer free website services.

2 . M A K E IT N E E D -TO K N OW + A LIT TLE E X TR A There are two reasons to make a wedding website. One is to give guests need-to-know info that may not be included on the invite. The second reason is to add more information that guests will want to know, like suggested attire.

3 . DON’T HOLD BACK WHEN DISPLAYING REGISTRY DETAILS

5 . FAR AWAY FRIENDS & FAM WILL THANK YOU Post logistical details for guests making travel plans.

You can add links directly to your registries.

4 . ADD PERSONAL DETAILS

Double-check that all the addresses and other facts are correct. You don’t want your guests to get lost or confused.

Let visitors to your site get to know you better by giving them a little bit of background on yourself and your soon-to-be spouse. Tell the story of how you met and include pictures of the proposal.

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Getting There The moments between the ceremony & reception are exciting ones too, and it’s only fitting to be whisked off in style with your loved ones. Here are some tips to make your transport as fun, affordable, and memorable as the rest of your day!

In Style FIRST HOW MANY? First decide how many people you’ll be moving. Do you want just the bride and groom in a vehicle, or is the entire wedding party heading to the reception together? Whaat about their spouses or dates? Once you make those decisions, you can start searching around for transport based on size. Whatever form of transportation you select, keep safety in mind for when revelers are bouncing from one location to another. LIMOS If there is a day to splurge on this iconic luxury vehicle, your wedding is it. Unlike some other forms of transport, a limo can be booked for an entire day, so you could get a high-class ride to pick you up at the house and deliver you to both the ceremony and reception. Most companies have a one or two hour minimum for their services. If you want a car for both going and leaving the ceremony, it might be more affordable to hire two separate cars rather than pay for the vehicle to sit during a long reception. Many options exist for limos. A formal limousine seats four, but to include the wedding party opt for a stretch limo for six to 10. For larger parties and a flashier mode of transport, sport utility models like the Hummer and Explorer are popular and unique both inside and out. The larger models are often posh, with flashy lights and decorative interiors. CATCH THE COACH For larger parties, a party bus or luxury coach is a great way to travel. Offering all the amenities of a luxury limousine, these elaborate options have room to spare. Or, for even larger groups, a passenger coach or party bus can seat 21 to 49 people. For a small wedding, this is a fun

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way to get all the guests in on the party right away. Like limousine services, passenger and luxury coach companies require a minimum number of hours. The size and type of coach will determine the hourly rate. Depending on the size of your party it may make sense to hire two coaches, maybe a luxury coach for the bride, groom and attendants and a passenger coach for the guests. TAKING THE TROLLEY A fun and picturesque alternative to a limo or passenger coach is a trolley. They’ll generally accommodate between 20 and 35 people, so they’re great for larger parties or adding on some family members. With this antique look and old world charm, they’ll lend a lovely, elegant touch to this wedding day detail. Since most have outdoor decks, these are especially fun in small towns or neighborhood weddings so you can take a peek outside and watch onlookers wave at the newlyweds. UNIQUE ALTERNATIVES Some new couples might opt for something more personal or creative. A horse-drawn carriage is a romantic, vintage option, especially if you can decorate it with your wedding colors. Vintage cars are also great photo ops and add a touch of class. An antique Rolls Royce or a ’69 Mustang are fun and unique. Ride in style like the royal couple did in a decorated navy softtop Aston Martin Volante, or as with other details in the wedding, make sure your transportation reflects your personality. Does the groom ride a motorcycle? Ride off together on your own bike. Do you share a love of mountain biking? Don’t be afraid to wheel over on a tandem together. Personality is what makes weddings memorable.


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□ Flip Flops □ Sneakers □ Dress Shoes

toiletries □ Body wash □ Shampoo/conditioner

□ Q-tips □ Hair ties

□ Toothpaste/toothbrush □ Razors □ Contacts/solution □ Glasses □ Vitamins/medication

□ Nail clippers/file □ Brush □ Deodorant □ First aid kit □ Sunscreen

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#TravelApps

You Didn’t Know You Needed so you can honeymoon easier

Honeyfund The perfect wedding registry app that allows guests to contribute to your dream honeymoon. They can choose between traditional gifts for your home, or more modern gifts like adding to the down payment on your house or chipping in to your flight for Hawaii!

Airbnb Looking for the perfect stay during your sweetheart getaway? Airbnb offers a wide variety of bed and breakfasts in the form of cottages, lofts, bungalows, and more to make you feel at home in the local culture. With locations all across the world, you’ll be sure to find the perfect spot to rest while you travel.

Viator A TripAdvisor Company, Viator is the one-stop-shop for all the activities you want to plan on your trip! Book your excursions and outings through Viator to get low rates and plan before you get to your final destination.

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instantly have a 2 way conversation. It also has a feature that can decode text straight from your camera to make reading signs a breeze.

Airline App (Whatever airline you’re flying) All of the major airlines have their own app now to make traveling easier. You can view your flight times, check in on your phone, and scan your ticket to board, all using your own mobile device! Lines actually go faster when you use your phone as a ticket. If there is a delay or you have to reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances, swapping your flight is no big deal when using the app.

XE Currency If you are traveling abroad, this app lets you know the live conversions of the going currency rate in real time. Using this technology, you can calculate prices on-the-go.

Uber Most everyone already knows what Uber is, but did you know most countries now use it? If you’re worried about transportation worry no more! Uber is a largely trusted mode of transport

that will safely deliver you to your destinations along the way.

PackPoint Are you a list person? Are you terrible at making lists? Either way this app can make your life easier. Based on your location, the weather of your location, number of days gone, and activities you have planned, PackPoint creates a suggested packing lists tailored just for you. Not only is it helpful, it presents the list in a visually appealing fashion to make checking off your list more fun.

Mobile Passport Partnered with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Airports Council International, this app is legal to use in certain airports and cruise terminals as a passport for your convenience and travel. No more nightmares of leaving your passport behind and being stuck in an airport somewhere. Make sure your airport is on the approved list before departing!


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PLANNING YOUR

destination wedding Some of the world’s most beautiful wedding and reception venues, photo opportunities, and luxe accomodations can be found far from home, but destination weddings come with special planning challenges.

12 MONTHS BEFORE • choose date & venue • contact venue’s on-site wedding coordinator • research airfare & room rates for your destination • review legal marriage requirements

9 MONTHS BEFORE • • • •

visit resort tour venue & guest rooms ask about group discounts send out save-the-dates & hotel info

6 MONTHS BEFORE • • • •

reserve block of rooms book travel book officiant purchase travel & wedding insurance • confirm cake, flowers, menu, & decor

3 MONTHS BEFORE • send formal invitations • create wedding day itinerary for your programs

1 MONTH BEFORE • discuss final details with wedding coordinator • finalize vows, music, & schedule • release any extra rooms from your room blocks • have programs printed & obtain additional wedding favors & ship to resort

2 WEEKS BEFORE • make sure you have proper documentation to obtain marriage license • collect all insurance related documents

1 WEEK BEFORE • create a photo shot list for your photographer • share contact info with wedding party • final check with coordinator

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RESPONSIBILITIES MAID OF HONOR Assist bride in setting a date to have bridesmaids’ dresses fitted and coordinate other bridesmaids to ensure they get to the proper location on time. Attend all pre-wedding parties and host a bridal shower with other bridesmaids, preferably one in keeping with the bride’s own taste. Arrange the bride’s veil and train before the grand walk down the aisle. Hold the bride’s bouquet during wedding ceremony. Hold the groom’s ring during the wedding ceremony. Stand next to the groom in the receiving line and sit to his left at the head table. Sign the marriage license as a witness, if the bride asks. May dance with the best man during the first dance. Help the bride bustle her train, remove her headpiece and change into going away outfit.

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Assist groom with wedding details such as accommodations for out-of-town groomsmen and ushers. See that the groom is properly attired and at the ceremony site on time. Tie bow ties, provide drinks, if applicable and otherwise support the to-be-wed. Give the minister a sealed envelope with payment (from the groom) immediately following the ceremony. Sign the marriage license as a witness, if the groom asks. Hold the bride’s ring during the wedding ceremony. Sits to the bride’s right at the reception, providing charming conversation throughout. May dance with the maid/matron of honor during the first dance. Propose the first toast to the newlyweds at the reception. Hold luggage under lock and key until the bride and groom depart. Escort the bride and groom to their limousine or drive them to the hotel.

Attend to the bride throughout the day, running errands and tying up loose ends, calming nerves and otherwise ensuring the success of the wedding celebration.

Return all formalwear rentals on time, and to the correct formalwear shop.

May assume responsibility for transporting the bride’s gown home or to the cleaners.

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Shopping

FOR THE GOWN Brides have many different ideas of how they should shop for a wedding gown. Some appointments are just like brides imagine. They come in with their mother and all their friends. They try on dresses until they find “the one.” Everyone cries, champagne is served, and the bride leaves happy having found the perfect, dream dress. Unfortunately, that is not how bridal shopping usually happens. Here are a few tips to help new brides have the wonderful bridal experience they are expecting at their bridal appointment.

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groom’s EMERGENCY KIT

1. HEALTH & WELLNESS pain killers

tissue

antacid

deodorant

band-aids

stress ball

eye drops

q-tips

allergy meds

sunscreen

toothbrush

hand sanitizer

toothpaste

dental floss

mouthwash

baby powder

2. GROOMING brush/comb

nail file

lip balm

lint brush

hairspray

shoe polish

lotion

shave gel

cologne

aftershave

tweezers

shoe horn

nail clipper

extra socks

3. JUST IN CASE sewing kit

playing cards

safety pins

stain remover

boutonniere pins

static-cling spray

hem tape

phone charger

copy of vows

portable battery

4. FOOD & BEVERAGE water

nuts & chews

drink straws

candy

energy drinks

gum/mints

protein snacks

alcohol

LET’S HE A R IT

FOR THE BOYS Five Tips for Looking Good. 1 Darker colors have a slimming effect.

2 Tuxedos should be reserved three months in advance and all measurements taken at least three weeks prior to the wedding date.

3 Rented formalwear usually includes a jacket, vest or cummerbund, pants, suspenders, shirt, cuff links, studs and a tie.

4 Ties, vests or suspenders that are the same color as the bridesmaids’ dresses bring the wedding party together.

5 Out-of-town groomsmen can have their measurements taken at a men’s formalwear store near them and forwarded to the formalwear store where you have reserved your tuxedos.


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Tips for Choosing

BRIDESMAID DRESSES COLOR

FABRIC CHOICE

BRIDAL ENTOURAGE

Do you want everyone in the same color? Are

Decide if you want everyone in the same fabric,

When going bridesmaid dress shopping, bring

you open to different colors? Would you like to

or are you open to mixing fabrics to create

one or two bridesmaids with you so you don’t

do something new like creating an ombré look?

texture? Mixing textures and using the same

have to do the trying on; they can do this and

color is a great way to create a different look

you will have a better idea of how the dresses

If you are thinking about mixing

for your bridesmaids. It will give your wedding

will look. More than four makes it hard for you

colors, the best way to choose

more of a unique look and feel.

to get what you really have in mind for your big

the right color for each girl is to think about your bridesmaids’ hair color and skin tones.

BE CONSIDERATE Your friends are excited for you and want to be part of your special day. Be conscious of

what you would like to see on your wedding day. MAID/MATRON OF HONOR

Decide how you want your bridesmaids

also personally.

A great way to do this is to put her in a print,

to complement you and your wedding

AFTER THE WEDDING

gown. Do you want all of your bridesmaids

Think about what your bridesmaids can

in the same style and/or color? Let’s be

do with the dresses after the wedding.

honest: choosing one dress for all of your

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for your girls to try on so you’ll have a clear idea of

what you are asking of them financially, but

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day. Pick different sizes and shapes of dresses

beaded sash, or a totally different dress than the rest of your bridal party. After all that she has done for you, you want her to feel special and look fabulous.

bridesmaids to wear will not always look the

Reusable hues, classic styles and

BE THOUGHTFUL

best on everyone. You have to consider each

tasteful sequins like dark-colored

Don’t try to make yourself look better by

attendant’s height, weight, body shape. Is

dresses (black, navy, and neutrals)

dressing your bridesmaids in something ugly.

anyone expecting in your wedding party?

make it easier to wear again.

You want to choose options that complement

All this effects how the bridesmaids’ gown

you, your wedding, and your gown. You don’t

will look on that bridesmaid.

want your bridesmaids to take away from you.

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FINDING THE

right white something old

SKIN TONE: Dark WEAR: Stark White, or almost any shade

REPRESENTS CONTINUITY

something new

SKIN TONE: Medium with yellow tones WEAR: Off-white or creamy ivory

OPTIMISM FOR THE FUTURE

something borrowed BORROWED HAPPINESS

SKIN TONE: Fair and pink-toned skin WEAR: Ivory

something blue PURITY, LOVE, & FIDELITY

silver sixpence in her shoe A WISH FOR GOOD FORTUNE AND PROSPERITY

TAK E T H E

plunge

sweetheart

This heart shaped strapless look is a perfect option for fuller chested brides as it accentuates the décolletage. Shorter brides look good in this heart shape as it makes the torso appear longer.

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SKIN TONE: Medium with olive tones WEAR: Champagne or diamond white

SELECTING THE PERFECT NECKLINE

off-the-shoulder An off the shoulder gown creates the perfect silhouette to flatter collarbones, shoulders, and upper arms. This neckline is especially attractive on medium to full chested women.

illusion

halter

The illusion neckline features a strapless gown with either a sweetheart, straight or curved neckline with a sheer fabric covering the décolletage to the neck. Most illusions form a halter or bateau line, but give the appearance of a strapless.

The halter wraps around the neck exposing a bride’s shoulders. This look is best on taller brides who have broader shoulders.

v-neck

bateau

The V-neckline can range from a simple, modest V shape sitting just below the collarbone to a deep, sexy plunge. This look is best for the average busted girl. The larger the chest, the smaller the V.

The gentle curve of the bateau neck follows the shape of the collarbone almost to the shoulders. This shape is especially good for petite brides with lovely collarbones.


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Choosing

DRESS STYLES

before

BUYING A DRESS

Just started looking at wedding dresses and not sure where to begin? Torn between a ball gown and a sheath style dress? Here are some descriptions of dress silhouettes to help you while shopping for the most important dress of your life!

Sheath A dress that creates a close silhouette to the body.

Know Your Budget

It’s OK to Love the First Dress

Typically, a sheath style uses charmeuse or very soft and flowing material that fits close to the body, with some beading on an overlay. The sheath style gown is a perfect fit for casual weddings.

Mermaid

Know Your Silhouette

Also known as a fit and flare gown, the mermaid gown looks great on girls with tiny waists and for those who want to show off their curves. Accentuate the waist with a belt for more definition.

Be Open to Alterations

A-line This dress resembles an “A” that creates a long line for your body. This classically elegant gown is universally

Be Open to Different Styles

flattering and will look great!

Ballgown

Keep Location in Mind

This gown has a fitted bodice and full skirt. It’s the perfect proportion for any bride with a bustier bosom. If you’ve always dreamed of being a princess, this is the gown for you!

Say Yes and Stop Shopping

Empire This gown is flattering because it created a long line and disguises the hips. Extending from the bust line, this shape is youthful and elegant.

Believe it or not, there are different types of length when it comes to a wedding gown. You can choose a cocktail length, which is just simply above

Trust Your Instincts

Budget for Extras

the knee. Knee length is at the knee, while tea length is just below the knee. High-low length is just below the knee in front with a train in the back of your gown. A ballerina length dress is a dress that is cut just above the ankle, perfect for ballerinas!

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Share Your Vision


Tips for Choosing

BRIDESMAID DRESSES COLOR

FABRIC CHOICE

BRIDAL ENTOURAGE

Do you want everyone in the same color? Are

Decide if you want everyone in the same fabric,

When going bridesmaid dress shopping, bring

you open to different colors? Would you like to

or are you open to mixing fabrics to create

one or two bridesmaids with you so you don’t

do something new like creating an ombré look?

texture? Mixing textures and using the same

have to do the trying on; they can do this and

color is a great way to create a different look

you will have a better idea of how the dresses

If you are thinking about mixing

for your bridesmaids. It will give your wedding

will look. More than four makes it hard for you

colors, the best way to choose

more of a unique look and feel.

to get what you really have in mind for your big

the right color for each girl is to think about your bridesmaids’ hair color and skin tones.

BE CONSIDERATE Your friends are excited for you and want to be part of your special day. Be conscious of

day. Pick different sizes and shapes of dresses for your girls to try on so you’ll have a clear idea of what you would like to see on your wedding day.

what you are asking of them financially, but

MAID/MATRON OF HONOR

Decide how you want your bridesmaids

also personally.

A great way to do this is to put her in a print,

to complement you and your wedding

AFTER THE WEDDING

gown. Do you want all of your bridesmaids

Think about what your bridesmaids can

in the same style and/or color? Let’s be

do with the dresses after the wedding.

STYLE

honest: choosing one dress for all of your

beaded sash, or a totally different dress than the rest of your bridal party. After all that she has done for you, you want her to feel special and look fabulous.

bridesmaids to wear will not always look the

Reusable hues, classic styles and

BE THOUGHTFUL

best on everyone. You have to consider each

tasteful sequins like dark-colored

Don’t try to make yourself look better by

attendant’s height, weight, body shape. Is

dresses (black, navy, and neutrals)

dressing your bridesmaids in something ugly.

anyone expecting in your wedding party?

make it easier to wear again.

You want to choose options that complement

All this effects how the bridesmaids’ gown

you, your wedding, and your gown. You don’t

will look on that bridesmaid.

want your bridesmaids to take away from you.

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THE

Wedding Reception Planning and Preparation

BEFORE YOU BOOK

As you’re searching for wedding locations, ask vendors about catering policies, alcohol policies, bad weather contingency plans, staffing availability, parking, decorating, deposits, refunds and insurance. Book your wedding and reception site as soon as you set a date. To find your perfect site, call around. Ask for a description and a list of services: caterers, waiters, bartenders, and parking valets. Make an appointment to tour promising prospects. Hotels, restaurants, private clubs and halls normally offer catering services and may not allow you to use your own caterer. Make sure there is enough room for your guests and electric voltage for your entertainment, lighting and any decorative needs. Churches and temples may have policies regarding alcohol and other restrictions. For a garden wedding be sure you have enough room indoors in case of bad weather. If you’re going to decorate, ask for a list of restrictions.

AT THE PARTY You may want to ask several relatives or close friends to act as hosts, greeting your guests, assisting with seating and maximizing the mingling. Designate a table for the wedding party and another table for both of the families. The bridal couple may have their own Sweetheart Table or may choose to sit in the center of the table, maid of honor to the groom’s left, and best man to the bride’s right. Alternate men and women as space allows. Just before the meal is served to the wedding party, it is traditional for the best man to propose a toast. All rise, except the bride and groom. After the toast, the groom may reply. Any other toasts are then appropriate. Serve the meal or send people to the buffet in this order: bride, groom, maid of honor, best man, attendants, parents and then guests. Your first dance as husband and wife should feature your special song, usually something romantic. The floor should be empty of other guests. Then come the dances for the bride and her father, the groom and his mother, the bride and the groom’s father, the groom and the bride’s mother. Lastly, the wedding party joins in, then the guests. Traditionally, the bouquet and garter toss take place near the end. To keep your original bouquet, have the florist create a special arrangement to be thrown. If possible, invite all your guests to both the ceremony and the reception.

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BECAUSE IT’S BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

bride’s

EMERGENCY KIT

1. HEALTH & WELLNESS pain killers

tissue

antacid

tampons/pads

band-aids

deodorant

eye drops

q-tips

allergy meds

sunscreen

toothbrush

hand sanitizer

toothpaste

dental floss

mouthwash

baby powder

2. PRIMPING & BEAUTY

Love is in the Hair HIRE A PROFESSIONAL HAIRSTYLIST

brush/comb

nail polish remover

The benefits of hiring a professional hairstylist

lip balm/gloss

nail clipper

bypass the possibility of a hair disaster. A professional

hairspray

nail file

hairstylist can also take on the task of creating a

lotion

mirror

hairstyle that is picture worthy and worry-free.

perfume

eyelash glue

tweezers

lint brush

HAIR ACCESSORIES VS. TRADITIONAL VEIL

earring backs

cotton balls

Hair accessories can be a nice accent for either

clear nail polish

pencil sharpener

the most traditional or modern-day bride. Bigger

colored nail polish

fan

accessories look best when the hair is in an updo. Smaller accessories look best in half-up hairstyles.

3. JUST IN CASE

Headband pieces look great with any hairstyle. If

sewing kit

superglue

double stick tape

scissors

anti-blister spray

hem tape

anti-slip-shoe pads

stain remover

safety pins

static-cling spray

boutonniere pins

phone charger

blotting paper

comfy flats

4. FOOD & BEVERAGE water

nuts & chews

drink straws

candy

energy drinks

gum/mints

protein snacks

alcohol

you are going to wear a traditional veil, stick with a simpler hair accessory in the back of the hair. CONSIDER THE VENUE Planning a hairstyle that will hold nicely against any weather conditions is important for an outdoor wedding. For southern brides, wearing your hair in an updo is recommended because there is a big chance your hair will not hold up if your wedding is outdoors due to the southern humidity. Indoor weddings allow a bride to be more creative and comfortable with her hairstyle. A bride should choose a look that complements her dress and can stay in place for her fun-filled day.


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DATE NIGHTS

(that won’t break the wedding budget)

Volunteer Together Visit a local shelter or charity and serve someone. Not only are you having fun with your fiancé, it’s a great way to give back to your community.

Explore a Local Park Sometimes the best adventures are right outside your door!

Have a Game Night Ask your friends over and play some good, old fashioned board games. You don’t realize how competitive your friends are until Monopoly comes into the picture!

DIY Day You know all those pins you’ve saved on Pinterest and never tried? Now is the time to get crafty! You can probably find most of the items around your house. P.S. Check out our blog, idoyall.com, for a fun paper marbling DIY! It’s ohso-satisfying.

Check out Open Houses Near You Who doesn’t want to be Joanna Gaines? Why yes, we’ll take the $1,000 house without walls. We can shiplap that. ( JK, please don’t do that-just get an idea of what each of you would like one day.)

Watch the Worst Movies on Netflix Ask your friends for ideas. Sometimes all you need is a good laugh with the person you love to have a great night. Don’t forget the popcorn.

Grab a Disposable Camera Walk around your city and take pictures of each other with this oldie but goodie. After you’ve used all 28 of your pics, get them devoloped at a local drugstore. The cloud may fail you, but prints last (almost) forever.

Exercise Encouraging each other to be healthy can be a fun way to stay in shape.


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the advantages of hiring an

event planner less stress details

vendors

tie breaker

budgeting

TH E FIRST

impression local expert

your go-to

experience

PLAN IN ADVANCE You just got engaged! Now what?

Start building your team Finding a wedding planner at the beginning of your planning will help you stay organized & their knowledge of the industry is beneficial every step of the way.

Reserve a venue Venue reservations are the first to fill up so securing your location should be priority. It also helps you plan for the rest of your special day when you know the space you’ll be using.

Send out save-the-date cards After reserving your date, let the people most important to you know so they can save the date on their calendars.

Book your photographer Photographers should also be on your short list to book early. They save dates up to a year (sometimes more) in advance. Booking early means they will more likely be able to save your date.

Gather a tentative head count For a detailed timeline, check out the planner in the back of the book

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THE PERFECT INVITATION When your guests receive their wedding invitation, they will immediately form an impression of the ceremony to come. That is why selecting the invitation - the paper, the style, the wording - is an important first step in your wedding plans. Experienced stationers are your best guide, and their advice is available at no charge when you purchase your invitations in their store. Not only do stationers offer assistance on the invitations, but they can also provide helpful hints on when to order and mail them while also determining proper postage budgeting and a myriad of other details. Take time to select your invitations and put thought into the decision. Feel the paper samples. What impression do they give? Understated elegance? Fun? Whimsical? Romantic? Your stationer will know the etiquette for proper wording, including unusual situations such as divorced parents, second marriages, professional titles, religious customs, and so on. Envelopes should be hand addressed in black or charcoal gray ink. You may also choose professional hand calligraphy or an automated calligraphy machine for the envelopes. To determine how many invitations to order, count each couple and single guest, each attendant, parents, family and clergy. Order extra invitations to handle surprises and extra envelopes for addressing mistakes. Be certain to pre-stamp reply cards, weigh the complete invitation to ensure correct postage and remember to select attractive stamps.


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What style do you specialize in? Can I see a portfolio of your past work? Are you familiar with my ceremony and reception location? What is the cost of each item: bridal bouquet, bridesmaid’s bouquet, boutonnières, centerpieces, etc? Can you provide an aisle runner, candles, candlesticks/ holders, trellises, potted plants, etc? When will the flowers be delivered? Is there a delivery fee? Will you make a tossing bouquet for me? Is there a fee for it? Can you recommend seasonal flowers to help me save money?

10 questions

TO ASK YOUR FLORIST

flawless

FACES 6 TIPS FOR WEDDING DAY M AK E U P Hire a professional makeup artist Hiring an expert makeup artist is worth the cost for the expertise and experience on your big day. A bride should do her research online to look at the portfolio of work from a potential makeup artists that she is interested in hiring. Do not take a risk with a makeup artist who does not have work that can be seen for review.

What flowers will be in season at the time of my wedding? Is there an additional charge for delivery, and set-up?

Schedule a style consultation A bride should schedule a run-through for her wedding day makeup with her makeup artist. “This is the time you have to change and tweak things to your liking, so you both have an understanding of your needs and wants. This should be done at least a few months before the wedding,” said professional makeup artist, Mallory Fitzgerald.

Consider the year’s trends vs. traditional makeup styles A bride-to-be should try to find a perfect balance between trends and traditional makeup styles. The trends for this year are classic, soft beauty styles. “Everything seen at fashion week for 2016 is very feminine with soft berry pinks, floral feminine, flushed rose color on lips, and feline inspired winged eyeliner,” Fitzgerald said.

Outdoor vs. Indoor Mississippi’s seasons provide a beautiful backdrop for wedding photographs, but the weather cycles of rain, heat, and humidity can bring challenges for makeup.

An outdoor wedding calls for different types of makeup as opposed to an indoor wedding. Fitzgerald recommends airbrush makeup as an outdoor friendly option. “No matter what type you go with, make sure your makeup artist can make it as waterproof and long lasting as possible.”

Pamper and Prepare Remember to take time to pamper yourself and take a break from your busy to-do list. Mallory points out that it is important to “up your water intake, start exfoliating twice a week if you don’t already, and don’t get any type of facial wax less than three days before the wedding. Also make sure you are using a good moisturizer morning and night to ensure your makeup will look flawless.”

Accent your natural beauty and sense of style No matter if you decide to work with a makeup artist or do your makeup yourself, wedding day makeup should highlight your features and accent your beauty. Keep your makeup simple, clean, and beautiful.


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BEN CHUBB REAL WEDDING

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Fun & Festive Creative ideas for incorporating personal touches in your reception.

Looking for some creative ideas to add some fun to your reception? Today’s receptions are all about the guest experience, and creative couples are raising the bar with interactive games and activities that keep their guests engaged and their receptions lively. Let’s face it, a big chunk of your bridal budget is spent on the reception. It is what most people remember about a wedding, and everyone wants their wedding to be memorable. Couples have found ways to put a modern twist in even the most timeless of wedding reception traditions. Choreographed dances are popular for the entire wedding party. Some brave couples even work with instructors to prepare a special first dance for their guests. The tradition of simply tossing the garter over the groom’s shoulder has given way to launching a garter clad football. The bride and groom are even finding creative ways to record the names of their guests tossing out the traditional guest book in favor of guests writing their names on puzzle pieces or words of wisdom written on smooth river stones. While served dinners are still in vogue for the most formal affairs, many couples are opting for buffet-style serving with special stations or food bars and even food trucks as a way of including cuisine special to the couple.

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Signature cocktails have become popular as well often mimicking the colors of the wedding and having creative names such as the White Wedding martini or Blushing Bride champagne cocktail. Couples are utilizing the station concept for fun activities for their guests. Special lounge areas with comfortable couches and occasional tables that are perfect for intimate conversation are being staged in venues. Grooms are requesting cigar bars and craft beer flights for their friends. Receptions that include young children and teens now offer a special room for video games, wedding piñatas or movies. Outdoor weddings incorporate lawn games such as croquet or cornhole (bean bag toss) or oversized versions of kids’ games like giant Jenga or Connect Four that keep the fun going all day long. Temporary tattoo stations with custom designed art that reflect the wedding’s colors or flowers are cute for tatted couples, and the inclusion of a caricaturist to create favors for guests adds a special flair. Even the photo booth has evolved with companies offering elaborate photo or video pods, selfie stations or character cut outs for fun photo opportunities. The possibilities for a fun and active reception are as unique as each pair and as endless as your imagination.


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PARE N T S’ R E SPO N SI B I LI T I E S

PARENTS OF THE

In addition to offering their love and support, and perhaps a bit of the green stuff, your parents also play a big part in the celebration of your marriage. Their responsibilities are generally as follows, though you may want to customize this list for your personal situation. • Parents formally announce your engagement in the newspaper in your hometown, your fiancé’s hometown and the town where you’ve chosen to make your home.

• Composing their portion of the guest list as early as possible. If needed, they may tactfully remind the groom’s mother that you need her list too.

• Hosting the engagement party. • Inviting the groom’s parents to their home.

• The mother of the bride should select a gown that complements the bride’s gown, and inform the groom’s mother of her selection.

• Assisting you with scheduling the rehearsal, ceremony and reception.

• Parents inform the groom’s family on a regular basis of all RSVPs from their list.

• Offering opinions and advice during the planning, but respecting your wishes.

• The father of the bride should offer a toast to the newlyweds after the best man, groom and bride have shared their toasts.

• Preparing a list of restaurants should the groom’s parents ask for recommendations for the rehearsal dinner.

tips FOR T I P P I NG PLANNER

DELIVERY/ SET-UP STAFF

PHOTOGRAPHER/ VIDEOGRAPHER

HAIR/ MAKEUP

TRANSPO

OFFICIANT

CEREMONY MUSICIANS

BAND

DJ

RECEPTION/ CATERING STAFF

SHOULD I?

not if he/ she owns the business

for exemplary service

not if he/ she owns the business

yes

if gratituity is not included, then yes

no, but a donation is a nice gesture

optional

optional

optional

if gratituity is not included, then yes

HOW MUCH?

up to $500 or 15% of fee, or a gift

$5 - $10 per person

personal gift

15 - 20%

15 - 20%

$100 - $500

$15 - $20/ musician or 15% of fee

$20 - $50/ musician

$25 - $150

15 - 20% or see below

WHEN?

after the honeymoon

upon delivery

after the honeymoon

after you are made-up

when the driver picks you up, or after the last ride

at the rehearsal or rehearsal dinner

at the ceremony

at the reception

at the reception

at the reception

Remember, being appreciative and a personal thank you note go a long way, too!

catering, banquet manager: $100-$300 waiters + kitchen staff: $20-$30 each

bartenders: $20-$25 each chef: $50-$100


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MAY 30, 2020 | BAY ST LOUIS, MS


BRIDAL & BRIDESMAIDS’ BOUTIQUE David’s Bridal CAKES & DESSERTS Kayla Shelby FLOWERS Shanna Franklin PHOTOGRAPHER Anna Cirlot Photography & Design VENUE First Baptist Church Bay St Louis

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THE BIG

Send-Off The send-off is one of those time honored traditions that never fails to elicit great enthusiasm from wedding guests and makes for wonderful photos for the happy couple. Traditionally rice was thrown at the newlyweds as a symbol of prosperity and fertility. When guests threw rice at the bride and groom, they were wishing them a life full of good fortune and children. Somewhere in the mid-eighties, the idea that rice was harmful to birds began to make the rounds. Rice was rumored to swell in birds’ digestive tracts causing the birds to explode, which was proven to be complete nonsense as rice is a natural substance consumed by birds and other animals for centuries without incident. Regardless, the tradition of throwing rice was quickly replaced by wedding guests throwing bird seed at couples as they left the church. The tradition continues to this day, but brides have become quite creative with their send-off incorporating a number of fun items turning the tradition into an even more special and personalized part of their wedding. 136

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CONFETTI Confetti cones are given to guests in fun shapes or shades matching the bridal party attire. GLITTER Glam brides prefer the sparkle of glitter although it does get imbedded in hair and clothing. We love the fairy dust idea for princess brides. LAVENDER Biodegradable and fragrant, nature loving brides love lavender or dried herbs. SPARKLERS Sparklers have become a popular send-off, especially for night time weddings. SEASONAL AND HOLIDAY Fall leaves are perfect for an autumn wedding. Snowflake confetti or fake snow highlight a Christmas or winter fete. Use red heart balloons or heart shaped cutouts for a Valentine’s Day event. THEMED Toss tiny beach balls for a seaside wedding, or shake pompoms in your favorite team colors.

BALLOONS A tunnel of balloons makes for a beautiful send off. Some beach areas ask you not to release balloons as they can be harmful to sea life. FLOWER PETALS Choose petals from your favorite flower or to match flowers in your bouquet. BUBBLES Some venues do not allow guests to throw confetti and other items that will leave a mess on the grounds. Bubbles are a great option when this is the case.

GET CREATIVE! Think outside the box and get creative with your send-off choices. Glow sticks, silly string, sprinkles, small candies, or paper airplanes make for memorable send-offs, or use something that spotlights your personal hobbies or interests. When it comes to your wedding send-off, you’re only limited by your imagination!


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REGISTRY ITEMS YOU MAY NOT HAVE THOUGHT OF

When friends and family give you a gift for your wedding, you naturally want to thank them. Here are a few tips for achieving a personal, yet dignified, tone, and creating a beautiful expression of your thanks.

luggage

sports items

tools

yard items

Use a system to keep track of every offering, one that links the name of the giver with the gift, and indicates which cards you have already sent.

The best way to handle thank you notes is to write them the moment gifts are received.

If you must delay writing your thank you notes, strive for a delay of no more than three months.

hangers

kitchen table

sheets

WEDDING

CONSULTANTS WHAT CAN THEY DO FOR YOU? Learn from those who have walked

If your budget is tight, consider

the aisle before you, and don’t

using them for just part of the

underestimate the overwhelmingly

wedding; for example, just the

huge job planning a wedding can

flowers, decorations and day-of

be. Planning a wedding includes

coordination. At the very least,

endless details to arrange, logistics

have help on the wedding day

to organize, large numbers of

itself. Just having an experienced

service providers to coordinate, and

professional on-hand to make sure

contracts to negotiate.

that everything and everybody is

Often, couples don’t even consider a wedding consultant because they assume that only couples with huge budgets and lavish weddings

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need to be, is a huge weight off your shoulders, which will give you the freedom to truly enjoy your day.

need one, or can afford one. Not

If you decide to use a consultant, the

true! Consultants can do as much

most important thing to do is choose

or as little as you need, and can

someone you like. While there

work with any budget. Often, they

are many good consultants in the

can actually save you money with

business, finding one that suits your

special discounts or experienced

temperament, fits with your overall

knowledge of the best deals and

personality and is enjoyable to be

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A hand written thank you note will always have the most impact when compared to a printed sentiment.

If you order monogrammed stationery, remember to have some made up with your maiden initials for notes that must be written before the wedding.

Always mention the gift you have received specifically in each letter.

Let your natural warmth pervade your writing.

Thank you notes are the bride’s responsibility.

Party Rentals Depending on where you choose to hold your reception, you may find yourself in need of certain items not provided by your reception facility. The term “party rentals” covers a variety of rental items, including linens, chair covers, tables and chairs, tents, dance floors, fountains, plants, props and theme decorations. The need for various rental items increases when the event is held outdoors or at an event facility where you are required to provide your own caterer.

Find out in advance what the delivery, set-up, pick-up and payment policies are. Be sure to coordinate with the facility manager to ensure the location will open when your rental company drops off your order. From the proper tent size for an outdoor wedding, to the portable dance floor complete with tables and chairs, a good rental company will work closely with you to determine what rental items will be needed to make your guests comfortable and your special occasion a complete success.


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FOR ANYONE WITH A SENSE OF ADVENTURE

ALLOWS COUPLES TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES

Destination weddings, once a popular

Destination weddings are, for the most

you’ll find the mood to be more relaxed

choice for brides and grooms walking

part, meant to be convenient and fun.

as everyone will be in vacation mode.

down the aisle for the second or third

Often, for the second or third time

In a traditional wedding at least one

time, are now at an all time high for

couple, it is about making a statement

family is in their home territory. With

couples getting married for the first

and expressing to family and friends

a destination wedding, families come

time too. There is no limit to the fun you

an idea of how they see their future

together in a resort setting to celebrate

can have when you choose a destination

together. Having already gone through

the wedding while also having a

wedding. That’s why many brides

the pomp and circumstance of a first

chance to spend time doing fun things.

and grooms are no longer taking the

wedding, relaxation and family are

Remember, destination weddings are

traditional church route, but instead are

much more important this time around.

meant to be personal and meaningful,

looking for the perfect foreign country,

but not necessarily solemn occasions.

EVERYTHING IS TAKEN CARE OF AT ONCE

EASIER FOR BUSY BRIDES AND GROOMS

Since destination weddings come

remembering their special day for many

complete with packages that include

years to come.

One reason so many couples are

a wedding professional to take care of

choosing destination weddings is

every detail, it’s really just up to you

because brides are busier than ever.

to decide on the big picture. Usually

Most destination wedding resorts

the wedding planner will handle

around the world offer wedding

the flowers, photographer, caterer,

planners who take care of all the

musicians and reception area, all with

details on site. Some resorts meet with

your input of course. In most cases the

lieu of spending time and money on a

couples months in advance to go over

wedding planner will take care of the

wedding celebration and a honeymoon.

the wedding arrangements including

marriage license too. All you have to do

With a destination wedding you can do

colors, special needs and instructions,

is send the necessary documents.

both in one convenient location and, in

visit the couple does not arrive until just days before the wedding and usually with the guests and attendants.

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distant mountain or secluded beach.

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The weddings are about the guests having a good time and the couple

More and more couples nowadays are planning destination weddings in

many cases, end up with less time spent planning and more money left for the exotic honeymoon you always imagined.


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venue guide Company Name

Find Us On Page

Room Capacity

Average Price/ Person

Outside Catering Allowed

Outdoor Area

Facility Fee

Ceremony Site available

Biloxi Civic Center

26

1000

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

228-861-0557

120

100

$70

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

Diamondhead Country Club

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20-250

$25-$45

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

History Museum of Mobile

98

250

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Iron Horse Grill, The

86

400

$22+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

The Old Brick House

150

150

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

White House Hotel

120

400

$28+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

228-374-3105

The Chapel at Centennial Plaza

228-255-2918

251-208-7508 601-398-0151 228-435-6121

228-233-1230

Valet Parking


planning SAVING YOUR SANITY, ONE LIST AT A TIME


Twelve Month Wedding Timeline Now that you’ve said “yes!” it’s time to get organized! Use our checklist as a guideline to help you through the wedding planning process.

TWELVE MONTHS

FOUR MONTHS

ONE WEEK

Choose the date & time

Choose ceremony music

Pick up your gown

Plan the budget

Order men’s formal wear

Pack for honeymoon

Reserve ceremony site

Reserve rehearsal dinner location

Confirm transportation details

Start your guest list

Notify caterer of final head count

Hire a wedding consultant

Book stylist or salon for bridal party hair, nails, & makeup

Meet with officiant to discuss premarital counseling

Discuss menu details with caterer

Review timetables & details with vendors

Order wedding bands

Put fees in wedding day envelopes

Visit reception sites & reserve one

Meet with a premarital counselor

Purchase mothers’ dresses

Choose your attendants

Shop for gown

NINE MONTHS

Order wedding dress, veil & accessories

150

Address & mail invitations

Deliver gift baskets, if you have them, to hotels

Plan a trial run with hair & makeup

Host bridesmaids’ luncheon

Confirm ceremony details

Have manicure and pedicure

Arrange rehearsal dinner plans

Attend ceremony rehearsal

Complete proper documents for changing your name

Hold rehearsal dinner & hand out special gifts to wedding party

Confirm delivery date for your gown

Prepare tip envelopes & arrange for someone to distribute them

Announce engagement in your local newspaper

Take engagement pictures

Select dress for bridal attendants

Decide wedding style - formal with a sit-down dinner or afternoon wedding in the garden

Interview & book photographer, videographer, caterer, & florist

ONE MONTH

Discuss honeymoon plans (get passport if needed)

Obtain marriage license

Select a band or DJ for reception

Arrange for final fittings on your gown

Send Save-the-Date cards

Buy gifts for the wedding party

Make reservations for bridesmaids’ luncheon

Purchase wedding accessories (guest book, unity candle, cake knife)

Reserve rental equipment

Choose your baker & order your wedding cake & groom’s cake

TWO WEEKS

Finalize guest list

Start reception seating chart & place cards

Register for gifts

Confirm rehearsal dinner plans

Order invitations, stationery, & thank you cards

Contact guests who did not RSVP

Break in wedding shoes

Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guest

Write rehearsal dinner & wedding toast

Finalize honeymoon plans

Choose favors

Meet with photographer & videographer & submit a list of must-take shots

Confirm honeymoon arrangements

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DAY BEFORE

TWO MONTHS

SIX MONTHS

WEDDING DAY

Eat breakfast

Arrange to get checked in & have luggage delivered to your hotel

Get hair & makeup done

Relax! You’re getting married!!!


Wedding Day Checklist A checklist of things every bride should have on hand for her wedding day. Be prepared! Check off items as you assemble your kit.

HONEYMOON CHECKLIST

WEDDING DAY EMERGENCY KIT

Airline tickets (note flight number

& departure/arrival time) Cruise tickets (note cabin number

& departure/arrival time) Resort/Hotel phone &

confirmation number Passports/Visas Camera, SD cards & charger Credit cards Traveler’s checks Sewing kit Medicines/Prescriptions Extra contact lenses or glasses Toiletries

Phone numbers for wedding party, wedding coordinator & vendors

Sewing kit (thread, needle, safety pins & scissors) Personal emergency kit (including Shout wipes, tampons, & a small snack) Skin care (cleansers, moisturizers & lotion) Hair care (hair dryer, curling iron, curlers, brush, comb, hair spray, hair gel, bobby pins, hair elastics, barrettes) Nail polish, nail file & polish remover (in shade worn & clear to stop runs in nylons)

WEDDING ATTIRE for her: Gown Headpiece & veil Lingerie (bra, bustier, slip) Hosiery & garter Shoes Jewelry & accessories Wrap/jacket Gloves

for him: Coat, shirt, vest, trousers Cummerbund

Electrical plug adapters

Makeup & makeup remover

Neckwear

Hair dryer

Double stick tape

Cufflinks

Extra pair of nylons

Socks & shoes

UPDATING YOUR NAME Auto Registration

Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss & mouthwash Steamer or iron

Bank & Credit Card Accounts Car Insurance Policy

Hand mirror, tweezers & small grooming scissors

Credit Reporting Agencies

Tissues & disposable wipes

Deeds/Titles

Anti-cling spray

Driver’s License Employee Records

Deodorant, perfume & baby powder Cotton balls, cotton swabs

Investment Accounts Life Insurance Policy Medical/Dental Records Memberships Passport Post Office Records Social Security Records Stock Certificates Tax Agency Records

Headband or clips for pulling hair back while applying makeup Small hand towel Lint brush Breath mints Cash Checks

Something old, new, borrowed & blue

don’t forget Rings & marriage license Ring bearer pillow Flower girl basket Wedding programs Cake knife & server Toasting flutes Favors Guest book & pen

Voter Registration Records

Unity candle, kiddush cup

Wills/Trusts

Pay officiant & vendors Assign person to collect gifts

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Cakes Planner CAKE STYLE

CAKE ACCESSORIES

GROOM'S CAKE

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Type of Cake:

Cake Topper:

Type of Cake:

Wedding Cake Location:

Flavor of Filling:

Cake Flowers:

Cake Theme:

Groom's Cake Location:

Flavor of Icing:

Cake Decorations:

Flavor of Filling:

Cake Table Decorations:

Date to Taste Samples:

Cake Stands:

Flavor of Icing:

Part to Save:

Cake Boxes:

Cake Decorations:

Person Responsible for Cake

Cake Knife & Server:

Description:

Top, Knife, & Server:

Description:

Cake Napkins:

Person to Save & Freeze Cake:

Catering Planner TYPE

COURSES

ENTRÉES

Breakfast/Brunch

Hors d'oeuvres

Beef

Vegetarian

Tea

Appetizer

Chicken

Kosher

Lunch

Soup

Pork

Gluten Free

Cocktails

Salad

Fish/Seafood

Other

Dinner

Entree

Lamb

Dessert

Dessert

Pasta

ALCOHOL

SERVICE

RENTAL ITEMS

Full Bar

Cocktails

Tables

Beer & Wine

Passed Hors d'oeuvres

Chairs & Chair Covers

Wine with Dinner

Hors d'oeuvre Tables

Champagne Toast

Seated Meal

Specialty Cocktail

Buffet

Linens China, Glassware, Silverware

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& Serving Dishes


Flowers Planner DESCRIPTION OF WEDDING FLOWERS

FLOWERS BY SEASON SPRING Cherry Blossom Daffodil Dogwood Forsythia Hellebore Hyacinth Lilac Lily of the Valley Muscari Peony Quince Rose Sweet Pea Tulip Viburnum

SUMMER Anemone Astilbe Azalea Calla Lily Camellia Cosmos Daffodil Dahlia Daisy Delphinium French Tulip Hollyhock Hyacinth Hydrangea Jasmine Lady's Mantle Larkspur Lilac Lily of the Valley Marigold Mimosa Pansy Peony Primrose Ranunculus

FALL Autumn Leaves Celosia (cockscomb)

Chinese Lantern Chrysanthemum Crosnia Dahlia Hydrangea Seasonal Berries Statice Sunflower Yarrow

HELPERS

CEREMONY

Cake Cutting Attendant

Altar/Chuppah

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Guest Book Attendant

Candles & Holders

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Officiant

Pew/Aisle Markers

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WINTER

Soloists & Musicians

Other

Amaryllis Anemone Casablanca Lily Evergreen Forced Bulbs Freesia Gerber Daisy Heather Narcissus Holly (ilex) Paper-white Poinsettia Rose Stephanot

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WEDDING PARTY

RECEPTION

Bride’s Bouquet _________________________________

Entryway _________________________________

Bride’s Toss Bouquet

Head Table Centerpiece

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Bride’s Attendants’

Parents’ Table

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Bouquets

Centerpieces

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Flower Girl’s Headpiece or

Guest Table Centerpieces

Baskets

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Reception Room Flowers

Groom’s Boutonnière

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Cake & Cake Table

Groom’s Attendants’ Boutonnière

_________________________________

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YEAR ‘ROUND Baby’s Breath Calla Lily Carnation Cattleman Chrysanthemum Daisy Freesia Gardenia Gerber Daisy Gladiolus Iris Lily Orchid Protea Ranunculus Rose September Aster Snapdragon Stephanotis Tuberoses

Ushers’ Boutonnière _________________________________ Ring Bearer’s Boutonnière _________________________________ Mothers’ & Grandmothers’ Corsages _________________________________ Fathers’ & Grandfathers’ Boutonnières _________________________________

Champagne/Punch Table Gift Table _________________________________ Guest Book Table _________________________________ Restroom _________________________________ Other _________________________________

Other _________________________________

BOUTONNIÈRE

| Single flower for men worn on lapel

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NOSEGAY | Single flower or small bouquet, carried

CORSAGE | Single flower for women worn on wrist

POMANDER | Round bouquet on a cord usually for flower girls

CASCADE | Blossoms & greenery in teardrop shape

SPRAY | Small bunch of gathered flowers, carried

HAND TIED | Cut flowers tied with ribbon/fabric, carried

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Wedding Budget CEREMONY

MUSIC

STATIONERY

$___________ Ceremony Site Fee

$___________ Ceremony

$___________Save-the-Date Cards

$___________ Officiant

$___________ Reception

$___________ Invitations & Envelopes $___________Calligrapher

$___________Marriage License $___________ Candles/Candelabra

$___________ Wedding Coordinator

$___________Thank You Notes

$___________ Attendant Accommodations

$___________ Cake Knife & Server

$___________ Bridesmaids’ Dresses &

$___________ Favors $___________ Flower Girl’s Basket $___________ Guest Book & Pen $___________ Ring Bearer’s Pillow $___________ Toasting Glasses $___________ Unity Candle, Kiddish Cup

Shoes $___________ Flower Girl’s Dress $___________ Groomsmens’ Formal Wear

$___________ Host & Hostess gift

$___________Bride’s Bouquet

$___________Photographer Fees

$___________ Reception Flowers

$___________Engagement Session $___________Proofs $___________Wedding Album(s) $___________ Disk of Images

$___________ Decorations/Balloons

RECEPTION

GIFTS

$___________Reception Site Fees

$___________ Maid/Matron of Honor $___________ Bridesmaids $___________ Best Man $___________ Groomsmen $___________ Ushers $___________ Child Attendants $___________ Bride & Groom $___________ Bride’s Parents & Grandparents $___________ Groom’s Parents & Grandparents $___________ Pre-Wedding Party Hosts $___________ Cake Cutting Attendant $___________ Soloist/Musicians $___________ Program Attendants $___________ Other

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TRANSPORTATION $___________ Wedding Party $___________ Parking

PHOTOGRAPHY

$___________ Ceremony Flowers

$___________Other

$___________ Bridesmaid Luncheon

FLOWERS

$___________ Groom’s Boutonnière

$___________Placecards

$___________ Guests

$___________ Other

& Boutonnière

$___________Ceremony Programs

$___________ Ring Bear’s Attire

$___________ Attendants Gifts

$___________ Attendants’ Bouquets

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$___________Postage

FAVORS & ACCESSORIES $___________ Cake Top

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OPTIONAL ITEMS

$___________Food & Service $___________Tax & Gratuity $___________Beverage/Bar Fee $___________Cake/Cake Cutting Fee $___________ Rental Items $___________Other

VIDEOGRAPHY $___________ Videographer’s Fee $___________ Wedding DVD $___________ Additional Copies $___________ Edited Highlights $___________“Love Story” Production

WEDDING ATTIRE for her: $___________Gown $___________Alterations $___________Headpiece / Veil $___________ Lingerie & Garter $___________Shoes $___________Jewelry & Accessories $___________Hair, Makeup, & Manicure $___________ Other

for him:

RINGS

$___________Formal Wear

$___________Engagement

$___________Neckwear & Cufflinks

$___________Bride’s Wedding Band $___________Groom’s Wedding Band

$___________Accessories $___________Shoes $___________Other


Sharing the Cost Willingness and ability should always be taken into account when negotiating who pays for each expense. Use these traditional guidelines for some basic guidance, but don’t be afraid to break the “rules!” Everyone should be comfortable with their share and nothing is ever set in stone.

GROOM

BRIDE

Groom’s Wedding Ring

Bride’s Engagement & Wedding Ring

Wedding Gift for Groom

Bride’s Bouquet

Gifts for Bridesmaids

Mothers' Corsages

Gift for Parents

Wedding Gift for Bride

Gowns for Bridesmaids (optional)

Gifts for Groomsmen & Ushers

Accommodations for Out-of-Town

Gift for Parents (optional) Formal wear for Groomsmen (optional)

Attendants (optional)

Accommodations for Out-of-Town

Informal Stationery

Marriage License

BRIDE’S FAMILY

Honeymoon

Engagement Party

Fee for Officiant

Bride’s Wedding Attire Bride’s Parents’ Wedding Attire

GROOM’S FAMILY

Wedding Gift for Newlyweds

Engagement Party (optional; following party

Invitations, Announcements,

Thank You Notes, Postage

by bride’s parents) Groom’s Wedding Attire

Engagement & Wedding Photographs

Groom’s Parents’ Wedding Attire

Wedding Ceremony Programs

Wedding Gift for Newlyweds

Wedding Reception

Rehearsal Dinner

Flowers for Ceremony & Reception

Shipment of Wedding Gifts to Couple’s Home

Bridal Party Bouquets & Flowers for

Attendants (optional)

Welcome Party for Out-of-Town Guests (optional)

Flower Girl

Transportation for Wedding Party to Ceremony & Reception

WEDDING PARTY

Videographer

Bridal Shower for Bride

Musicians/Vocalists

Bachelor(ette) Party

Security & Insurance for Gifts

Accommodations for Self

Welcome Party for Out-of-Town Guests

Wedding Attire & Shoes

totals for budget Ceremony Favors & Accessories Flowers Gifts

Music Photography Reception Rings

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GADGETS

for the home

YOUR REGISTRY CHECKLIST

RISE & GRIND

sheet set duvet comforter pillows mattress pad DECORATE TOGETHER

picture frames throw blankets lamps art furniture

WAKE UP

coffee maker toaster blender french press waffle maker UTENSILS

wooden spoons ladle spatula whisk can opener strainer pizza cutter grater

FRESHEN UP

towel set bath mat shower curtain soap dispenser storage

tv soundbar security system digital camera alexa GET OUTSIDE

grill planters patio furniture lawn mower tool box

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board games camping gear fitness items books bikes HONEYMOON

plane tickets hotel luggage rental car beach towels

MAKE IT SPOTLESS

vacuum broom laundry basket iron mop

COOK A MEAL

saucepans cookware cutting board mixing bowls silverware PACK THE PANTRY

crock-pot stand mixer microwave food processor pizza stone

for the kitchen YOUR REGISTRY CHECKLIST

ENTERTAIN TOGETHER

cheese plate wine glasses whiskey glasses pitcher bar tools LOVELY LINENS

napkins place mats oven mitts dish towels aprons

OUT- OF -THE BOX REGISTRY IDEAS

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BAKED WITH LOVE

cake pans cookie sheets measuring cups rolling pin pie pans


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