At a wedding not so long ago, a friend acted as first assistant to the JunePlumm Events team. Though she is no stranger to weddings, she has never been on the “other side”. For a first timer, she was pretty darn amazing. She assisted the JPE team and the bride on her very special day and I thank her immensely. After I thanked her for the millionth time she responded by saying “WOW…I NEVER knew it was like this. I mean it always looks so pretty and easy but I never realized all of this happened behind the scenes”. I simply said YUP!
Events are no easy task. It takes a lot of hours, time, patience and stamina to get the job done. But some people think it is as easy as uno, dos, tres’. Which brings me to today’s post…Today I am going to give you a peak into Pandora’s box. Just so you are a little more aware of what it’s really like to be a Planner.
So no, it’s not all peonies and bling..but for most of us it is TOTALLY worth it!
Some of you may be excited with the idea of going dress shopping because I have show you a FAB dress that you must have. But do you know what to ask for when you actually hit the store or will you just say “hi, I want the dress that JunePlumm Events posted”? Yes a that may work (if you have a pic) but chances are the salesperson will want you to try on other dresses as well and therefore ask you what kind of dresses do you like? *insert confused face HERE*. So let me prep you a bit with a bit of dress cut/styles that you may identify with:
Sheath: Slinky, sexy, leaves NOTHING to the imagination. These types of dresses are made for the woman with a body that is slim trim and is ready to show it off. Usually made of a lighter fabric, a sheath dress is light airy and can be worn from the “I-do” to the “good-night”. keep in mind if you have ripples and rolls, and bulges and lumps this dress will show it. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Ball Gowns: Look out here she comes: We all know it when we see it because this gown is large and in charge! It is usually fitted to the waisted and then flares out from there.This gown is not for the meek or mild at all. This style gown can give you the look of a small waist (since everything below billows out) however it can give you an appearance of bigger hips too so choose wisely with this one.
Mermaid/Trumpet/Fit n Flare: These gown styles are often mis-quoted and it is confusing (sometimes) to figure out which is which (I mix them up all the time). The easiest way to differentiate the styles is the remind yourself of where the gown starts to flare. Meaning:
Have you considered providing your guests with a amenity basket for ladies and men’s Restroom? In case this is on your agenda, here are some items to consider for it:
Whatever you choose to wear, make sure you are putting your best YOU forward. The bride and groom have carefully selected you to attend this very important time in their lives. Make sure you dress the part.
Thanks to @TOG, a Fan on JunePlumm Events Page for asking this quetion. We hope we have helped you make your dress shopping decisions easier.
It’s April, THE most sparkling month of the year. I mean any month that has diamond as the birthstone has got to be the most awesometastic! And I’m NOT just saying that because my birthday is tomorrow (4 – 28)…nope, not at all. So in honor of my birth…I mean April. let’s dedicate this post to my favorite topic…DIAMOND Rings. More specifically for the bride. (I’ll tell you why later):
Which finger is the “Ring Finger”:
The Engagement Ring…the BIG BLING:
If you are that trendy bride that likes to make a statement then this may be for you.
The hottest trend right now is neon colors/color blocking. For the 80’s babies this is just a blast from the past so you may be thinking this isn’t new at all. And you’re right it isn’t new, however it’s foray into the wedding industry isn’t common at all so let’s run with it shall we. This colorful statement has always been a love of mine (I love the bright extra pop of color) so I would encourage that if you are THIS bride then ROCK out to it!
Consider showcasing your trendiness into your wedding by keeping it simple-ish. Here me out. You don’t have to have EVERY aspect of your wedding in neon colors. As a matter of fact..please DO NOT make every aspect of your wedding neon. That is a headache for you and your guests waiting to happen. Instead, infuse a few items with this colorful trend: For instance
NEON: cake, shoes, bridesmaids dress, linens, flowers, wedding gown sash and gloves, stationary = *bbm angry face*
NEON: shoes, bridesmaids dress, brides bouquet, stationary, favors = *bbm smiley face*
A little bit goes a looooooooong way and makes a bigger statement! Besides, you want to love your wedding today tomorrow and for years to come. Not look back on it and say what the hell was I thinking!
SO, are you THIS bride?
Just a little note from the planner.
I’ve seen it too many times. A BIG cake, BIG venue, BIG guest list, BIG money, BIG linens, BIG flowers…BIG BIG BIG…but bigger doesn’t always mean better.
Your best friend is engaged and expect you to play an integral part in your wedding…BUT, you just found out you are expecting… NOW WHAT! Well lucky for you, the old wives tail that expectant mothers should not take part in weddings is phooey. But before you say yes to the dress, consider the following:
All things considered, if you do decide to take part in the wedding, don’t stress over your size or weight or position (easier said than done I know). Just remember you are there for your friend, and it’s her moment. She will be sure to return the favor, love and attention when it is your moment…to welcome your beautiful baby boy or girl.