Friday, February 20, 2009

I am FINALLY going into labor.... RIGHT NOW!!

Yes... it's true, baby Grant is on his way right now!! Past few weeks of waiting around has been the toughest time for me physically and emotionally, so it's quite a relief to know that I'm finally going into the hospital.
I'm known for responding to emails/phone calls within 24 hours but if you're trying to reach me this week or so, please understand that I may not return your email right away. If this is an emergency, call my cell phone. Other wise, I'll get back to you after I return home.

Thank you so much for all your love and support and once I recover, I'll try to post few pictures of our miracle baby boy next week.

Who would have thought that going to the hospital to give birth would be this exciting.. I am SO ready to take the epidural!! Bring it on!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Preferred Vendor List

You wouldn't choose your venue ONLY because you saw it in your favorite magazine, so don't take this path with any other part of your plans. You'd consider the costs, the location, the menus available, the atmosphere, the contract terms, what you get for your dollar, etc
The good thing is that you can trust that preferred vendors are well versed on the property. Most of the time (please note that I did not say always), its okay to trust that the professionals on venue lists are quality, dependable wedding vendors. But this is not always the case, and there's much more to consider than this.

A few things to keep in mind when you start your vendor planning:
1. Realize that some venues charge vendors to be on their venue list or pay a commission every time they work there.
2. Realize that there may be many other reputable high quality vendors that are better for your event, better suited for your personality, offer better services/products.
3. Invest the time to compare. Get samples of each professionals work that applies to what you are asking for, and compare to other professionals.
4. Don't rule out vendor lists, but don't make them your play book either.
5. Get referrals from everyone, other vendors and previous brides (recent brides, married in the last 16 weeks).
6. Check out wedding planners blogs. Wedding planners are notorious for only highlighting good professionals because these are vendors who are good to their clients.
7. Remember that price is not everything and that great marketing is just that- great marketing (look deeper).
8. Look for experience and talent.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Advice on bridesmaids dresses

Guest Blogger: Elisa Yoon
1. If you are going to make your bridesmaids wear the same dress, make sure you DON'T chose stiff silk and taffeta for the fabric. These fabrics are uncomfortable and they don't look good on the body.
2. A good material to choose would be crepe or silk Charmeuse. These fabrics look good on the body AND comfortable.
3. Not everyone has money to spare so DON'T forget that while choosing a bridesmaid's dress. Choose something that they will wear after the wedding and/or buy it for them as a thank you gift.
4. Make sure your bridesmaids consult you first before getting their own alterations.
5. Choose a dress that is flattering to all your bridal party~

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Wedding

Red and Pink! Right along with Valentines!~

With any color make sure you know how it will turn out in your pictures and it's the shade you actually want!~

{All Images from The Knot}