Recent Events Posts
Sponsored by Crate and Barrel
Have you ever dreamed of having your favorite store to yourself? Well, now’s your chance! The Wedding Parties events at Crate and Barrel stores are just for engaged couples and allow you and your fiancé(e) to register for gifts easily, quickly, and, yes, privately – the whole store will be only open to engaged couples like you! You’ll also get helpful insider tips from C&B’s registry experts and enjoy food and drink, too. These events occur all over the country, and are a fun and stress-free way to get your wedding registry started! Want to join the party? Visit Crate and Barrel’s website to find an event near you and RSVP!
Need help starting your registry? Here are a few of our favorite new products from Crate and Barrel (featuring our favorite fall hue – grey!) that would make an inspiring starting point:
Martin Table Lamp, Crate and Barrel
We are so excited about the premiere of Wedding Island on TLC, featuring our friend Sandy Malone, owner, and founder of Wedding in Vieques. She’ll share an inside look at the fun and drama that goes into planning a destination wedding in gorgeous Vieques. While the show officially premieres tomorrow at 10pm EST, there’s a sneak peek airing at 10pm EST tonight on TLC. And – lucky us! – we have an exclusive clip of the show to share with you. This clip highlights an etiquette issue that’s becoming more and more common at weddings. Check out how Sandy handles the situation:
Are you cool with guests taking pictures at your wedding? If not, is there a way to politely share a “no photography” rule? Share your thoughts in the comments and don’t forget to watch the sneak peek of Wedding Island tonight at 10pm EST on TLC!
Dealing with wedding drama? Etiquette issues keeping you up at night? Then you’ll definitely want to participate in the Nordstrom Wedding Suite and HauteLook Wedding Hangout on Tuesday, June 18 starting at 4pm EST/1pm Pacific. A team of experts including celebrity event planner Colin Cowie, Style Me Pretty founder and editor Abby Larson, Nordstrom bridal director Andrea Wasserman, and yours truly (Kim Forrest, editor of WeddingWire), will be on hand to assist with all of your wedding queries, from fashion to decor, etiquette, and everything in between.
Click here for more details and to RSVP. You can also ask questions in advance on Twitter by using the hashtag #nordwedchat. So don’t be shy, ask a question, and see you on Tuesday!
By Anne Chertoff
In addition to wedding invitations, designers at the 2013 National Stationery Show featured some fabulous new details for both the wedding ceremony and reception. Some products included DIY elements to create unique looks, while others sold a wide range of themed items for couples planning everything from a rustic to traditional party. Here are a few of the items you may want to order for your big day:
The Lace Mill by Someday Designs sells an extensive collection of fine laces in a wide range of widths. You can trim votive and candle holders, seating and place cards, and pretty much anything you can think of with this traditional bridal fabric. The company also sells lace attached to paper, which you can paste an invitation or menu card to – perfect for anyone DIYing their wedding details!
By Anne Chertoff
Whatever look you’re planning for your wedding there will be an invitation design that conveys that feeling to your guests. It’s very important that your wedding invitation gives your guests a glimpse of what they can expect so they know what to wear and look forward to. For example, a classic white or ecru invite with black font for a Saturday night wedding will convey a black-tie/formal affair, while a brightly colored invitation with palm trees will send a more laidback vibe. Here are some of our favorite wedding invitations by theme:
CLASSIC/TRADITIONAL by William Arthur
You don’t need to stick with ecru and black for a traditional look any more. This blush pink with copper invitation from the William Arthur Wedding III Album is very formal with its classic layout and wording.