12-9-14 Prepping for the honeymoon

You really want to get on the plane and leave for your honeymoon.  After all the wedding hubbub, you can’t wait to spend some quality, QUIET time with your new hubby.  I don’t blame you!

So make sure that getting to your honeymoon is as easy as possible.

1) I’m sure you have heard this before:  Make sure you have your passports handy!  This is not an item you can pick up the week of your wedding.  For your own sake, get this done months in advance.  You will sleep better!

2) Lists, lists, lists!  Your brain is already busting with wedding information.  Take the time to write down everything you need for the honeymoon in advance.  This way you can pack on relative autopilot.

3) Call your credit cards and/or financial institutions to let them know you will be in a foreign or non-local area.  You do not want your cards frozen due to “suspicious activity”.

4) Leave a day between the wedding and leaving for the honeymoon.  Celebrating all night does not make for bright-eyed in the morning.  So if you have a Saturday wedding, leave on Monday.  This leaves you time to recuperate and also to say goodbye to family and friends.

5) DO NOT LEAVE PACKING FOR THE DAY AFTER THE WEDDING.  Again, celebrating all night does not encourage functionality the next day.  Have your bags packed before the wedding.  The only items you should need to pack are toiletries and other last minute necessities.

Enjoy your honeymoon!

12_5_14 Shoes Part 2

Let me start this post by saying this is not a sales pitch.  I am just letting my readers know that there is hope for pretty and comfortable shoes! Last year, my good friend and owner of Blush Bridal Boutique, Maureen, introduced me to the Angela Nuran shoe line.  And I kinda fell in love. I used Read More…

11_24_14 Shoes Part 1

Who doesn’t love a post about shoes?  Well, there are some that don’t, but odds are decent that if you read my blog you also have a reasonable fascination with shoes. Being a wedding planner in Northern VA, I run in to many venues that are very outdoor-friendly but perhaps not 5″ stiletto heel-friendly.  Here are some options Read More…

11-17-14 Lessons learned – Know your ceremony

As another summer comes to a close, I need to take stock of the wedding season.  It has been wonderful.  I have thoroughly enjoyed and treasured the couples I have helped.  So many happy smiles, joyful tears (often mine) and beautiful memories. Next year, I will have 20 years in the hospitality and event business.  I am not Read More…

3-10-14 Bold Winter Shoot

Winter doesn’t have to be a drab season.  That’s a bit tough to say as we sit here in March and I just heard that we may get another bit of “weather” this week.  But lucky for me, we had a bright sunny day to draw out the natural beauty of Stonewall Golf Club.  All Read More…

1-23-14 BHLDN Wedding Dresses

I go through cycles of event fascination.  Some months I am more excited by food, others I think more about flowers.  Right now, I am obsessed by dresses.  One of my brides this past summer had a fun, unique reception dress.  I loved that she did make a change from the ceremony/dinner dress, but I Read More…