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How Many Bridesmaids Are You Having?

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 30, 2013

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The most common question brides ask during the early stages of their wedding planning is: “How many bridesmaids are too many?” Not only does it depend on who you want standing by your side on one of the biggest days of your life, but also on the size of your wedding, venue and budget. The traditional rule of thumb is to have one bridesmaid per 50 guests, but what if you want more than that? You can always delegate honors to your friends by asking them to help coordinate the bridal shower or bachelorette party, sing during the ceremony or prepare a toast for the reception. Most will understand if you have to choose family first. When it comes to working out your bridesmaid budget, consider if your bridesmaids will pay for their dresses, shoes, accessories or hair and makeup. You certainly will have to give a thank you gift to all your leading ladies as a token of appreciation, but keep in mind that the larger the number of bridesmaids, the harder it may be for you to manage.

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Real Wedding Details: Chateau Elan

Posted by Jeffra on Nov 12, 2010

Chateau Elan Real Wedding: The Details

From the Photographer: “A couple of weeks after arriving to Atlanta I was so honored to be asked by Jennifer Lackey at Story Book Wedding Consulting to photograph the details of one of their weddings being held at Chateau Elan.  Having heard people rave about it since I was a little girl, it was an exciting opportunity to not only see the beautiful wedding details, but the winery as well!  I was so happy to find that not only was the design and decor fabulous, all of the people involved (Tulip Event Design, I do linens, Eberle Invitations, Marina Miller and more) were also absolutely wonderful to work with!” -Carla Gates Photography

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Event Production and coordination: Story Book Wedding Consulting | Event Design: Tulip | Photography by: Carla Gates Photography | Ceremony Entertainment: Candlelight Strings | Reception Entertainment by: Ruperts Orchestra | Bakery: Bakersman Inc. | Invitations and all paper: Eberle Invitations | Favor Boxes: DecoMarj | Hospitality Bags: Lily Rose Designs | Venue: Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

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