Thursday, August 21, 2014; 12:00 PM
Escort cards and place cards aren’t the same thing?? Most of our brides confuse them as one and the same, which is a common assumption. In reality, escort cards and place cards are two completely different printed materials, although they can both be used together in some weddings.
Escort cards assign your guests to a TABLE. They are generally organized alphabetically and are easy for guests to find. They are easy to set up, are a great way to incorporate your theme and colors; and you can be as creative as you want in their presentation. You can create simple cards and include a small little favor with them, or you can take a more creative approach. One of our brides from last summer had an affinity for fortune cookies, so she displayed the escort card with an assigned fortune cookie that held the guests’ table number inside of the cookie. Another creative way you can display your escort cards is through floral walls by pinning the cards to the flowers for an aesthetically pleasing display. Escort cards can however become somewhat costly as each card adds up along with whatever else you may choose to go along with it. The fun thing about escort cards is it is a great keepsake for your guests to take home, especially if you incorporate a wedding favor with it. You can also be as inventive as you want with the table names the guests are assigned to, which can add a great personal touch. [More]
Friday, August 8, 2014; 11:02 AM
Happy Wedding day! This should be the most wonderful twenty-four hours on your entire life! Your guests are here. The plans are in place. Your vendors are booked and confirmed and reconfirmed. You've (or your planner) has thought of every last detail. It's time to let go!
Here are some tips to make sure that you enjoy your wedding day!
1) Wake up refreshed! Seems simple... But SOOOO important. Make sure to schedule your bachelor / Bachelorette parties atleast a week in advance so you can go to sleep at a resonable hour the night before the big day!!!! [More]
Wednesday, July 23, 2014; 6:07 PM
After all these years doing weddings, I have heard many things. I have had every type of question put to me that you can possibly imagine.
Here are a few of my favorites!
1. (From a Bride) "I have $15,000 for my wedding and 600 guests coming. That should work, shouldn't it?"
My response - "Uh, No.... That comes out to $25 per person. You wouldn't even be able to afford a happy meal for each guest."
2. (From a groom) "I want to have the bride go down the aisle first and then I will come in with a red cape to the tune of Superman followed by a spotlight. Can you make that happen?"
My response - "First off, if the bride will be willing to walk down the aisle first (and I highly doubt it) and if she will be willing to have you in a red cape walking in to Superman (again, I really do have my doubts), then of course you can." I was right. The bride absolutely refused! [More]
Friday, July 11, 2014; 1:56 PM
A picture is worth a thousand words and a wedding cost thousands of dollars; don’t ruin either by pulling out your phone or tablet. Weddings are more than worthy of the photo sharing and countless “likes” you may receive but we at Donnie Brown Weddings are putting our foot down against the photo bombers, snap-happy relatives, and phone addicts. Three words: MIND YOUR MANNERS!
Who NOT to be at a wedding…
The work friend that leans in the aisle to snap a shot of the bride as she makes her grand entrance ruining the groom’s reaction picture.... [More]
Friday, June 27, 2014; 12:00 PM
Popular wedding bands vary all the time. Styles change like the seasons. For now, thin is in! After all, what better than a thin setting to make the stone look even larger!
Recently, as wedding bands become thinner, they are now being referred to as "Halos". Basically, a halo ring is a ring with smaller diamonds encircling the center stone. The term "halo" is used because the center stone looks like it has a halo.
These rings are inspired by the vintage essence they give off. A thin band with a big diamond is THE thing! Women say that the small band makes the diamond look bigger and more bold on their hand. And while vintage has made a comeback, it is not only shown in the style of our rings, but also the clothes we wear, the lingo we use, and the way we embellish our decor in our homes and offices. Well, some of us anyway! [More]
Wednesday, June 18, 2014; 10:00 AM
The dinner held directly after the rehearsal is a special evening spent with those you love most. The past several months of planning probably felt like a whirlwind. Now that it's done, savor the moment. Visit with your loved ones and happily anticipate what the next day will bring. [More]
Friday, June 6, 2014; 10:35 AM
Your wedding invitations are the first impression of your big day that guests will receive, so why not make them extra special!!! This is your time to create the “WOW” factor! The paper selection you choose will go a long way in setting the tone for the day. To make sure yours get noticed, customize your invitations with unique details like unexpected envelope liners, swoopy calligraphy, and personalized stamps. [More]