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You are engaged! Where do you begin???? We have five details we want to share.
1. Select your venue. Make sure to visit (try to visit at the time you will be having the reception) and ask others that have attended events there their experience too. Consider your guest count, parking, accessibility. Always make sure to read the contract carefully so that you don’t have any “surprises” later with food, drink and times.
2. Go shopping!!! Your wedding dress will be a highlight and make sure to enjoy every minute of your shopping excursions. Make sure to take heels that will be similar to the height you will be wearing + your mom+ grandma and maid of honor. Too many more people and you won’t ever be able to decide on THE DRESS.
3. Subscribe to a wedding magazine or two or three and read a good book. We love Bride Magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings. Make sure to purchase, Wedding Planning for Dummies, 3rd edition. Kim King Smith is the technical editor and has made sure all the DETAILS are outlined for your special day.
4. Select a theme for the wedding; even if you are the only one to know it. This will keep you focused, it’s your path to “Happily Ever After”.
5. Choose a photographer and select your Save the Dates. FYI the Save The Date photographer does not have to be the Wedding Photographer. Make sure to go somewhere you love, bring your pup and have a really good time. Not sure about the Save the Dates? Ask us. We will help you create something wonderful and personal to let all of your friends know about the BIG DAY.
Have fun along the way! It’s a special time, enjoy every moment!
As ladies we understand the prep time that goes into preparing for a big day. And I’m not talking about the bride- I’m talking about the bridesmaids. Even though the day is all about the bride, and rightfully so, we bridesmaids also have to look our best. The Plum Pretty Sugar bridesmaid’s robes are adorable and will make a great gift from the bride to her best ladies. Plum Pretty Sugar offers robe sets, making it easy to select a style for all bridesmaids.
Having the bridesmaids dressed alike during the prep time makes for adorable pictures. It also allows the bride to be able to stand out in her own special robe. One great thing about the Plum Pretty Sugar robes is the style. These robes can be worn again and again; the style doesn’t limit itself to wearing it for just one day. Take a look for yourself and visit their website for even more styles and apparel! http://store.plumprettysugar.com/
The secret is out and we are thrilled to announce that Kim King Smith, Indiana’s only Accredited Bridal Consultant has been named the official Professional Technical Editor for the New 3rd Edition of Wedding Planning for Dummies!! This newest edition, with over 20% new material will be available November 27, 2012. Kim King Smith has distinguished herself, worldwide, as a member of an elite panel of experts for this project, including
world known celebrity wedding planner and publisher of Lucky Magazine, Marcy Blum.
Wiley Publishing has made this new edition the best and most sought after for Brides.
Kim King Smith has been working directly with the publishers for months reviewing the material and adding additional information to make Wedding Planning for Dummies the BEST publication of its kind! Millions of readers will be reading the wedding planning tips and following the experienced advice in making their wedding planning easy and fun.
If you are planning a wedding or are interested in the wedding planning industry, this book is a MUST. The publishers have included new material that you will want to know and read about. The edition will be for brides and budgets with all ranges. The new edition is available now at Barnes and Noble Amazon and many other locations worldwide.
Make sure to get your copy early, since this is such a popular publication and a great read. Please let Kim know how you like it. We hope you LOVE it!
Here are some tips to make your wedding easy planning.
1. Don’t over invite. Keep the numbers manageable for your budget and for your venue. Remember that each guest will cost you in food and beverage as well as decor, rentals and favors.
2. Personalize your wedding. Find and share elements that make the wedding about you as a couple and not everything that is in social media.
3. Be creative. Yes, you can stay within your budget and have many wow elements.
4. Prioritize the most important details and sacrifice the least important.
5. Enjoy the event and invest in a professional that can coordinate at least the weekend while you and your family enjoy the celebration.
For more tips and information, become a Facebook Fan of Kim King Smith Events and learn valuable information on wedding planning and entertaining.
Clear Nail Polish works wonders.
Reattach rhinestones and beads that may have fallen off your dress with clear nail polish. It can also stop stocking runs in their tracks.
Dryer sheets are for more than the dryer.
To keep hosiery from sticking to your dress, rub a damp used dryer sheet over them. Toss one in your luggage, just in case (it’ll freshen your clothes). If you don’t have one, run a wire hanger or a metal spoon over or under your dress.
White chalk isn’t just for your chalkboard.
White chalk will cover the stain on a white garment.
Vodka or Wine anyone?
Give your diamond a real cleaning and shining using vodka (yes, vodka!) and a toothbrush.
Red wine spill? Quickly pour white wine on the stain to remove it.
Lip balm isn’t just great for your lips.
Zipper stuck? Lip balm or hand soap can loosen it.
Baby powder; the old stand by.
Baby powder is great for treating wedding-dress stains. Sprinkle on to absorb oil from spots, then brush off with a white cloth. It’s also useful for hiding the residue of wine and makeup stains after you’ve used stain-removal wipes.
How about a banana?
Use the inside of a banana peel to erase scuffs from your guy’s leather shoes. Then buff them to a shine with a paper towel
Whatever the situation, please….Keep Calm and Carry On!
The newest arrival of fashion on Michigan Avenue is now NY based and acclaimed Henri Bendl. Henri Bendl is a store founded for fashion and fun. We loved visitng with Joshua Graham one of the store’s stylists. He explained the signature pieces, the branding, the crystals and the service to us, all while we tried on bangle after bangle, c tiger striped crystal earrings and a few hand bags. After our purchases were secured, we lwere wowed at seeing it wrapped in the chocolate and white striped packaging and grosgrain ribbons embellished with white polka dots. Fun, fashion and fresh! All of our words for Bendl.
image from http://fabgabblog.com/2010/04/henri-bendel/
Always trying to be “fashion forward”, we must tell you about Lancel creating the Brigitte Bardot Bag. For those of you who do not know this fashion and beauty icon, you must! Bardot was a French naturelle beauty and nonconformist that had Hollywood in the palm of her hand during the early 60’s. She was a legend in beauty and fashion, so we just loved discovering the Lancel designer BB Bag they have created in honour of her.
Lancel describes Bardot as “anti-conventional, archi-natural, too beautiful” and we agree. The tousled blonde remains the “absolute symbol of French Legerete”. All of the fashions she launched are today’s more than ever; skinny, ankle length jeans and ballet “flatties” slippers-the jeans and shoes we all adore today!
We love that this nonconformist went out “on the edge” with her wedding dress too. She was the FIRST to dare wear a plunging neckline, wasp waist and cotton pink gingham, yes gingham, dress on her wedding day. Needless to say, it made the cover of every fashion magazine.
Oh, Brigitte, thank you for making fashion daring, fun and timeless. Thank you for allowing us to have sexy, tousled locks and making a blonde craze that never stopped. Thank you for inventing the “smoky eye” with eyeliner extended into a defined almond shape and heavy lashes; something we have imitated, but never accomplished like you. Thank you for making St. Tropez a place we could read about, dream about and travel to. But most of all thank you for being yourself plus making your Hollywood era so much fun (47 films and 80 songs) .
The Lancel design team, has made your new bag just as we should expect. The signature BB monogrammed charms, the satchel style (lined in no other than pink gingham) and the variety of color to make it exactly whatever we dare it to be. Just like you; unexpected, dazzling and unforgettable!
PS Your handbag is beautiful and we would go out on a limb and pick the pink one.
Special thanks to Harvey Nichols Department Store and Lancel
The big question “What do I wear to a wedding?”
You want to look your best for the occasion yet not steal all of the bride’s glory. First and foremost think about where the wedding is. Is it outside, inside, at a church, outdoors, on the beach or a country club? Will you be cold or warm?
For the Ladies
Depending upon what style of wedding, here are some
If the wedding is during the day and informal, a short dress is perfectly acceptable. If in the evening a cute cocktail dress will be comfortable and allow you to dance the night away.
The little black dress is always a perfect selection. Don’t be afraid to add a little more glam or accessorize it.
If the wedding is formal or black-tie a long gown or dressy cocktail dress is perfect.
For an outdoor affair, a dressy sundress can be a great choice.
For the Gentlemen
Men, your wardrobe is very important too. Just like the ladies, depending on the location and time of year different outfits are considered appropriate.
In the summertime a light colored suit made of linen or seersucker not only looks sharp but is also light and comfortable.
During winter, wool suits, sweaters underneath blazers, and navy and charcoal are all very dressy and will impress guests.
Bow ties always add some fun to the wardrobe and are one of our favorites.
For informal weddings, a shirt, tie, dress pants and vests are acceptable; however, a blazer is also a good choice.
If you feel too dressed up you can easily remove the blazer.
Remember, weddings are the Bride and Groom’s special day. They worked very hard and invested
a lot of time to make it just right! Be considerate in what you select to wear
and when in doubt, always take it up a step.
Don’t wear white.
Save black for the evening.
No need to worry about coordinating your outfit with that of the colors of the wedding.
If the invitation says, Wear your best black”, be prepared to know it is a more formal occasion.
If the invitation says “black tie” be prepared to wear evening gowns, very dressy cocktail dresses and possibly a tux.
By Kim and Andrea