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Can’t Pick a Bar?

Let us help!  Another article has been released from The O vault.  If you are having trouble choosing a bar or need different ideas, you will enjoy this read.  Drink and Be Married can be found in the press section of the site.  Visit the Press Room now.

Start Spreading the News!

Now you can update your guests and bridal party of all of your wedding details! Wedding websites are the best way to give out information, directions and even receive your R.S.V.Ps (save on postage!). 

We are proud to announce our affiliateship with MyWeddSite.  MyWeddSite offers beautiful wedding websites for the upscale bride.  Your website is created with all of your information by a designer!  Which means no embarassing spelling or grammatical errors!  Your information is never made available to the public. Only those who have your link can access your site. 

 There are several packages available to you:  Basic, Deluxe and Celebrity.

The Quest for Wedding Favors

Hello, Brides!

The weather is spectacular and I’m on a quest to find (or create) captivating guest favors – without breaking the bank  :)!  Favors are a personal “Thank you” from the newly married couple to all the guests for sharing their day. In choosing, you will find a vast array of candies, trinkets, chocolates and candles    to fit all budgets.  

Today, I’ll share some unique finds and ideas that your guests will treasure for months after your wedding day!

                               CREATIVE…
         It doesn’t feel like work when your friends help!

  • The Cookie Jar: 
    Layer dry ingredients for sugar or butter cookies in a jar or container (w/ lid) and tie with an organza ribbon. Create labels to include your names and wedding date.
     
  • Alpha Cookies:
    Purchase alphabet cookie cutters, 4” – 5” in height for the couple’s initials. Roll dough to desired thickness, and cut an equal number of initials. Bake and cool the cookies. You can decorate with icing and, using a pastry bag/tip, outline the cookie in your wedding colors. Insert 2-initials in a cellophane bag, cinch with coordinating tulle or ribbon.
     
  • Mugs with Tea or Coffee
    Purchase glass or plastic (microwaveable) mugs. Fill ½ the mug with      “frou-frou” paper. Top off with a few tea and/or coffee sachets, biscotti      or flavored swirl spoons, insert cup into cellophane bag and tie with ribbon.  
     
                                   FINDS…
  • Godiva:Â??
    This crème de la crème of chocolate retailers create a wonderful selection of wedding favors, pre-boxed, with your choice of box and ribbon colors.
     
  • Glass Table Coasters:
    On-line merchants offer tremendous discounts on large orders (100+) of coasters or similar items. The coaster sets are pre-wrapped and worded with a wedding theme, such as “LOVE” or “Fall in Love”.
     
  • Flowers Seeds:
    With every marriage, a seed is planted that, when given kindness and understanding, will grow and blossom into enduring love. Give your guests a commemorative symbol of how “Love Grows” with a collection of blossoming wild flowers or herbs.

These are just a few examples, but my quest is endless as I search, find, create and taste test 🙂 wedding favors.

That’s my post for today but please submit your questions regarding favors or any aspect of your wedding plans. 

We promise to respond within 24-hours.
 

In Just 60-Minutes…

Dear Brides:

We’ve discussed the importance of reassigning various elements of the plans to your wedding coordinator as a major approach to alleviate stress.  At The “O”, we strive to provide a stress-free event from beginning to end.

Taking time out for yourself is imperative to allow full enjoyment as you continue planning your wedding day. You are in high demand by many people – caterers, cake designers, bridal shops, florists and most importantly, family and friends. 

With only 24-hours in a day, it is vital that you devote at least one of those hours to yourself (and your fiancée). 

Today, we’ll give you tips on how to lessen your stress levels and elevate the enjoyment every day with quick and easy relaxation techniques.  

In 60-minutes you can:

  • Watch a movie
  • Take a brisk walk
  • Sip a soothing cup of tea
  • Read a magazine/book which is non-wedding 🙂 related
  • Schedule a manicure/pedicure (yes, couples do this!)
  • Watch (and use) the Pilates/Yoga cd you bought months ago
  • Ride your bike
  • Sitting on the floor with your feet touching your fiancee’s, hold hands and gently pull each other into a full body relaxing stretch
  • Take a couple’s walk through a favorite part of the city
  • Go dancing!
    or (this is my favorite)â??¦
  • Sit and do absolutely nothing! 

Thanks for joining us and if you have tips to share, please do! :) 

Enjoy your day and visit us again tomorrow for another D-Stress tip…

Hobnobbing with the President and the Pope

Don’t know what to do with those extra invites?  I do :)  Add to your wedding scrapbook or family time capsule by sending one to the President or the Pope.  In doing so, you will received a signed, sealed letter of congratulations from both leaders.

 The President of the United States

President George Bush
Greetings Office
Room 39
Washington, DC 20500
Tel.: 202.456.7639

Pope Benedict

His Holiness
Pope Benedict XVI
Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano
Vatican City, EUROPE

It’s A Girl! (Well, almost)

Join us in welcoming Mattie to The O family.  Mattie is freelance writer for Style Magazine as well as one of the industry’s hottest up-and-coming event planners.  I know you will love all of her contributions and learn from her as well! 

D-Stressing the Day

You are one day closer to your wedding day…

You’re making the lists and checking them once, twice, thrice! 

With the many stages of planning involved for your special day, you will forget what “Timeout!” means.

While you won’t totally eliminate the “wedding planning stresses”, there are ways to ease the stress levels. 

Through Saturday (June 10), we’ll offer tips to “D-Stress” yourself. 
Your personal suggestions, tips and comments are, as always, welcomed.  🙂

D-Stress #1
Allow your wedding consultant to what she does best – coordinate your wedding!

 

First Post…Just For You!

How abou this new look? I hope you all like it! Even MyWedding is getting a makeover 🙂 Things have been great at The O! I am currently in Baltimore, Maryland doing vendor and venue scouting for a client in Portugal. It’s great because it is my hometown, and getting the chance to work with great vendors is always a plus!

For this wedding we are going with a fall theme, but the ultimate touch? It is going to be an elegant Jazz wedding. Can’t you see it– jazz in the garden, with family and friends? I found an excellent vocalist, Lisa Mack, that I think would be perfect to sing At Last during the ceremony.

I love the new issue of The Wedding Channel‘s magazine that is out. The cover model’s makeup is fabulous. The floral ideas are fantastic, so if you don’t have a copy of this issue, try to scoop one up before it is off the stands.

Feel free to leave your comments or questions 🙂 I would love to hear from you!