General wedding planning

There is so much wedding advice floating around the Internet and on magazine shelves, unfortunately this bombardment of information can be completely overwhelming. Here are some brutally honest tips to help you with your wedding planning.

  1. Unless you are or are closely related to the spirit of Martha Steward, you need to pay someone to take care of all the artsy decorative stuff. If you are not the queen of D.I.Y maybe think about think hiring a professional to take care of décor, hair, and makeup… etc.
  2. Set the date for those who are the most important, unfortunately the date might not work for everyone… and that has to be okay. It would be amazing if everyone we’ve ever known and loved could make it, but, that is really not often possible. All you can do is do your best and realize that money doesn’t go on trees.
  3. Write thank-you notes as gifts come in as to notget behind. People get very offended by not receiving thank you notes, so stay on top of it.
  4. Stand your ground… while it’s important not to become Bridezilla,don’t be afraid to firmly say “no thanks”. Practicing this firm stance will help you say “No” to the no kids, no you cannot bring your friend and a date, no I don’t want an extra tier on my cake, no I don’t want the center piece upgrade. However, pick your battles. You might need one of these people to be your ally.
  5. Don’t be afraid to ask for discounts (what’s the worst that could happen?)
  6. Don’t drive your bridesmaids crazy. This means don’t be asking them two years before the wedding to help you with crafts for the wedding, respect body types, respect style differences (that means forcing them to dye their hair for you isn’t air), don’t ask them to spend a fortune on your wedding. If you are the terrible bride you might get it right back when your bridesmaids get married.
  7. Don’t forget to plan transportation. This could mean that you are booking transportation for just the newlyweds, the bridal party, or you might be having a shuttle. You should also get in contact with a taxi service and see if they can give your guests discounts. Remember that drinking and driving is one thing that can ruin your big day.
  8. Have fun.

Planning an Epic Bachelorette Party

It is without a doubt that bachelorette parties are the ultimate of girls’ weekends. You not only get to party with your girls, celebrate the fact that one of them taking the plunge. Furthermore, there are really no other situations where it is completely acceptable that you and a pack of wild women run around town wearing a tiara, sashes and fabulous jewelry shaped like certain body parts?

So what do you need to make this night epic?

First of all is the game plan! Are you going to start with games and pre-drinks, move to dinner, the dancing? Or maybe visit some wineries, grab a bite… and check out some dancers? The options are endless! Make your reservations early on so that there is enough space for everyone!

Second, attire! Make sure that you set all the guests and the bride has an idea what to wear. Also, what is the uniform going to be! Is the bride going to wear a tiara and sash? Are the guests going to wear brightly colored wigs, scandalous jewelry, or funny name tags?

Third and most important. Transportation! By hiring transportation no one has to worry about being the “designated driver” for the evening. Limousines offer a fun and fashionable option for making your wild night safe, fun and memorable.

There are so many transportation types for you to choose from; luxury limousine, exotic stretch limos or limo coach party buses. By going with a limo for transportation you get set up with the city’s finest rides making sure everyone arrives like a diva. There is seriously no better way for you totravel with your bachelorette party safely around town. Hailing a cab or traveling in a van can be unreliable and cramped, but when you travel via limo you can take the party with you while in transit. Furthermore, you can look forward to reliable transportation with an awaiting chauffer making sur you get to your destinations.

You can also play fun games in the limo as you go to your destinations! Here is a popular limo bachelorette game…

How well do you know the groom:

A week before the bachelorette party, have everyone come up with a question about the bride for the groom to answer, email all of the questions to him. Eg.“where did you meet”, “favorite color”—and funny things, mix in funny and sexy questions… be creative!  In the limo take turns asking  her the questions, and having her guess his responses. If she answers wrong, she gets punished- this could be done through a dare or the other version of punishment she takes a sip of her drink. When she gets it right, everyone else has to drink.

Now, all that is left for us to do is for us to wish you an epic bachelorette party.