A blog with planning tips, fun new trends, and info related to Ethereal Events.
Photo by Barbie Hull
"Today I am marrying my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, and love."
~ Erin & Forrest Pangborn

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Here Comes The Bride - down a custom aisle runner...

An aisle runner seems like such a small part of the wedding ceremony, but it deserves a little thought. It is the place in which all wedding participants, including the bride, make their grand entrance into the wedding. It is also the first thing you walk down as husband and wife.

I love the idea of playing up the aisle with a unique runner. It can really make an impact on the look and feel of your ceremony. You can use bold colors, patterns, or even have one customized with a quote or monogram. You can make your own aisle runner with fabric from a store or have one made. I have worked with The Original Aisle Runner, which has amazing ideas and products.

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There are a few things you should know before ordering or making your runner:

1. Think about the fabric you choose. Make sure that it is not slippery when you and others walk down it.
2. Secure the aisle down tightly or line the back with a no slip surface. This way it does not move when walked on.
3. Know the length of your aisle so it does not fall short. If it is too long you can make adjustments accordingly.
4. Know the surface that you will be putting the runner down on. If you are getting married outside on grass or dirt, I would recommend an aisle of petals, if anything. Fabric does not do well on soft surfaces.
5. Ribbon off the start of the aisle so guests don't walk on your runner before the ceremony. This will only work if guests can access the rows from the outside edges.

Be as creative as you want to be. This is one of many ways that you can put a unique touch on your wedding day!

Monday, April 28, 2008

RSVP's beware

If you have sent out your invitations recently with out a first class forever stamp on it please beware. The price of stamps is going up on May 12th, 2008 from $0.41 to $0.42. If your RSVP date is later than May 12th you may want to make your guest aware of the postage price difference. You want to make sure that you receive all your guest's RSVPs with NO problems!


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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

From First Dance to Last Call... How to Make Your Wedding Day Run Smoothly

It is getting to the time of year when your wedding day is just around the corner. You have hired all your vendors, completed all your projects, bought your favors, had your dress fitted, etc., and now you need to know how to make your wedding day run smoothly.

Many of us have been a guest at wedding where there was a lot of standing around wondering, where are the bride and groom, or when is the next thing going to happen? I'm sure you want to avoid this for your special day. Good News! It is so easy to make sure that your guests have a great time on your wedding day by putting together timeline. You have probably considered the placement of the major events of the day. Whether you want to be introduced into your reception or slide in during cocktail hour. If you want to do a garter toss or avoid the whole thing. Luckily, now days there is no "right or wrong way" to way to put your day together. There are just many things to consider, from ceremony start time to last call, inorder to have a smooth flow to your day.



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Many of your vendors have probably tried to help you do this already. But, I recommend putting together a detailed timeline for the way YOU see your day going. You should share it with your vendors to follow, and not rely on each individual vendor's. This ensures that everyone has an overall picture of the day’s events as you want them. It also helps you make sure that you are fitting in all the major events in the time allotted in your contracts. If you only have 7 hours with your photographer, you don't want the ceremony to start at 2:30 and the toast to happen at 10:00pm. You want your photographer there to capture all of the elements you have planned.

To do this I recommend using sticky notes and a large piece of paper. It can make for a fun game, mixing and matching the order of events. It is also a easy way to move the parts around to find the suitable order for the two of you!

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No matter how you schedule your day, make sure that it's all about you two having the best time EVER!


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Making a Difference One Dress at a Time

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Ethereal Events has teamed up with Luxe Bride for a Fashion and Bridal Show benefiting Bride's Against Breast Cancer. This is an organizations who's mission is grant wishes to men and women losing their battle against breast cancer. They do such amazing work for people in need. This statement from their website tells all:

"It is the driving force of our Foundation to make a wish come true for these brave fighters. The wishes and memory-making events we bestow, allows the individual and their family the opportunity to put aside the realities of this illness, if only for a time, while basking in the joy of one another's presence. Our sincere desire is for every terminally ill breast cancer patient to pass from this world, comforted in the knowledge of having left one final beautiful memory for his or her family."

PhotobucketI have never personally been touch by breast cancer, but cancer has had an effect on my life, and the people I love. I would like to work towards a world where breast or any other cancer is obsolete.

I was presented with the opportunity to help with this amazing event, by the owner of Luxe Bride, Lindsay. She has volunteered with the Pink Envelope in the past, and is a strong supporter of many charities. I jumped at the chance to give as much of my time, knowledge, and skill, to create this event. The fashion show will raise money to help grant wishes of the many women and men and their families suffering. We will also collect bridal gowns to donate. The dresses will be resold in Brides Against Breast Cancer events to to grant more wishes.

I will have more information on the exciting event, and how to get involved over the next few weeks! Stay tuned.
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