The Old is New Again – Typography

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Know what I love? Getting creative with traditional things and making them have a brand new chic and modern look!

Typography is all that retro lettering (posters, old signage letters, fabric prints) has made a BIG comeback in the wedding world!  Which is very exciting to brides who are going for a rustic or vintage feel, or even a carnival theme wedding.  The possibilities are endless.

Blast from the past – Typography wedding invitations are a great way to set the tone for your vintage wedding and show your chic style. The unique word layouts and trendy lettering combinations make your wording a work of art and your invitations an absolute favorite among guests.

Versatile style – Are you having a rustic wedding? Typography works exceptionally well with a rustic theme, too. When vintage style lettering is printed on kraft paper, you can’t get a better romantic rustic look with anything else. Modern and elegant wedding? Typography will fit right in there, too! Think black card stock with gold or silver foil for the design.

Spell out your style – Decorating! Using vintage letters in mixed sizes and styles to spell out fun words like “Love” and “Mr & Mrs” and “I do” at the reception is such a great compliment when styling your reception space. Wall art, posters, mirrors and more are in decorating stores everywhere – find a couple of fun pieces and make them the focal point of your décor.

Happy Planning Beauties & Gents!

Kimberlee

 

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What EVERY Bridesmaid Should Know (that no one tells you)

Don’t we all wish that the request to become a bridesmaid came with fine print that we could read to make sure it is something we want to take on?  Sometimes hours on the phone discussing every single detail isn’t as exactly as exciting as you thought for a bridesmaid, and it can be stressful planning a wedding that isn’t your own.

What Every Bridesmaid Should Know (that no one tells you)

1. Your opinion is no more…Opinions, sometimes you might not even be sure you have one.  From chocolate overtones on the wedding cake to the font used on the invitations, you have been asked your thoughts on it all.  It’s flattering she thinks so highly of your opinion, you suppose, but just the other day you had a long debate about the merits of ice cream station as a reception closing and had an outer body experience.

2. The DRESS….NO, not THE DRESS, but the one that you will be wearing or made to wear rather.  Clearly, you appreciate that it’s the brides choice, however, we all would love to select our own bridesmaids dress, but it’s her day.  Even so, it’s no excuse to ever wear yellow taffeta.

3. BTW you will have to get along with the other bridesmaids…We have all seen the infamous “Bridesmaids,” getting along with the other members of the bridal party is an unspoken law: simply put, to make things easy as possible for the bride you must (to the best of your abilities) get along with the other members of the bridal party.  Otherwise, you will become an outsider, a lone wolf, separated from the pack. Don’t be that wolf!

4. You will get sick of talking about weddings…There, we said it! Wasn’t it easy

5.The SHOES…Most Brides allow you to select your own shoe, but specified color if your gal pal doesn’t allow that option refer to number 2

6. You should to volunteer to help.  Remember this can be a stressful time for the Bride because of various factors while trying to plan a very special day.  If she seems overwhelmed PLEASE offer your assistance in any way to relieve some of the extra stress of wedding planning.  She will be thankful.

7.  SHUT UP!  Yes, literally, shut up! You will have to bite your tongue.  It is a an unspoken rule of a bridesmaid to not be negative in any way.  No negativity regarding friends, family, the groom of the bride, etc.  If she is over the top in love with a dress while wedding dress shopping, but you aren’t feeling it do NOT state your opinion.  This is a time to feel joyful and uplift the Bride as planning and preparing can be stressful, and emotional support is needed.

Happy Planning Beauties & Gents!

Kimberlee

911: Bridal Emergency Kit!

Good morning Beauties!

No one every thinks about emergencies occurring on their big day, but guess what?! They do. As you prepare for this AMAZING DAY, please keep in mind that no matter how “flawless” you may envision your wedding day to be,  make sure you are prepared in case something catastrophic happens.

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Here’s a list of  10 essential items you should include in your Bridal emergency kit:

  1. Tissues
  2. Lipstick
  3. Bobby Pins
  4. Basic Toiletries (e.g. Lotion, Deodorant, Dental Floss, Wipes)
  5. Mints
  6. Clear nail polish
  7. Superglue
  8. Sewing kit
  9. Band-Aids
  10. Pain reliever (e.g. Advil, Tylenol)

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Trust me on such a busy day you it’s better safe than sorry.

Happy Planning Beauties & Gents!

Marie

 

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14 questions to ask your Wedding Photographer

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Wedding planning is putting the pieces to the puzzle together in order to form one of the most beautiful events in your life! You’ve spent so much time and effort in making your wedding “picture perfect”, now it’s time to hire a skillful wedding photographer to capture every moment and make it last forever!

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While selecting a photographer for the BIG DAY can be very daunting, it is very imperative to ask the right questions in order to choose the best candidate to capture your most cherished moments.

Here’s a list of 14 questions to ask your prospective photography:

  1. How long have you been in business?
  2. How many weddings have you done?
  3. Are you available to shoot on my wedding date?
  4. How far in advance do I need to book with you?
  5. Will there be a 2nd shooter involved?
  6. What is your refund and cancellations policies?
  7. How would you describe your style of photography? (e.g. traditional, creative)
  8. What type of equipment do you use?
  9. In case of a malfunction, do you have back up equipment?
  10. Do you have a portfolio available for me to review?
  11. What is your best package deal?
  12. Do you shoot in color and black & white?
  13. If my event is longer than expected? Are you able to stay?
  14. Is there any specific information you need from me before my wedding day?

We hope our list serves as an excellent reference tool in your selection process.

Happy Planning Beauties & Gents!

Marie

 

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Top Recessional Songs

Hello Beauties,

Wedding planning can be very exciting, fun, overwhelming and sometimes super stressful. Selecting a venue, invitations, colors, number of guest, and saying “yes to the dress” are just a few of the many things to worry about.

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Oh, and don’t forget about the music, a very important piece of the ceremony. Everyone loves music so making your music selections fun, and enjoyable for any age group is important.  No worries, we can surely assist you with that!  Let’s talk about recessional songs! You know, the song that plays after the moment you both say “I do” and are presented to your friends and family.

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What better way to walk down the aisle as one to a meaningful song!

Check out our list of top recessional songs:

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  • Michael Jackson “Love Never Felt So Good”
  • 311 “Love Song”
  • Beatles “All You Need Is Love”
  • Beyoncé “XO”
  • Beyoncé “Love on Top”
  • Colbie Caillat “I do”
  • Dru Hill “Share My World”
  • Jason Derulo “Marry Me”
  • Bob Dylan “Forever”
  • Elton John “Can You Feel the Love”
  • John Legend “All of Me”
  • Bruno Mars “Just The Way You Are”
  • Bruno Mars “Marry You”
  • Jesse McCarty “Beautiful Soul”
  • Nicki Manji “Moment in Life”
  • Katy Perry “Unconditionally”
  • Elvis Presley “Love Me Tender”
  • Pharrell Williams “Happy”
  • Musiq Soulchild “Until”
  • U2 “Beautiful Day”

Happy Planning Beauties & Gents!

Marie

 

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Baby Shower Etiquette

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  First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…. THE BABY IN THE BABY CARRIAGE!   Who should throw the baby shower? Formal etiquette says not the couple and no family to avoid it appearing like the family is requesting … Continue reading

Knock Out Wedding Dress of 2014

Gorgeous wedding dresses are popping up all over the world!  But, one designer that have caught and kept my eye Berta Bridal.  Berta has some of the most extraordinary gowns I have ever seen grace the runways. Gowns with bling, gowns with lace these gowns are sure to attract any style bride, and knock any Groom off his feet!

Here I have shared the TOP 4 gowns from both the Winter & Summer 2014 collections.

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Happy Planning Beauties & Gents !

Kimberlee

Content written by Kimberlee, Owner/President of Custom Designs.  Topic provided by Mind Over Media Enterprises.  .

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Airplane travel with a baby or toddler.

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We love this blog about traveling with your little ones. Great for new moms and even seasoned moms, or moms to be.

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Airplanes and children

Yay, a vacation! A trip! Let’s go! Oh wait, we have a kid. Never mind, we’re not going.

Traveling with children can be, well, discouraging. Let’s face it—they require endless amounts of gear, have unpredictable mood swings and are still running away from you in public. But, you can’t sit back and miss out on life—and plenty of people survive traveling with kids each and every day—so take a look at some tips and tricks to help ease some airline travel headaches to ensure your next trip is a seamless one.

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Try to find direct flights whenever possible. Timing is also crucial—consider naptimes, lunchtimes and cranky high times. If you are running into limited options, it might be best to chalk it up for just one day and risk them not taking a nap to secure a great price and ideal schedule. By morning, you will…

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