Monday, September 27, 2010

Unique Reception Ideas | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

Want some unique ideas for your reception?
Here are some great ideas!

Edible Menus

Yeah, you read right. We're talking completely customized chocolate or even rice paper-made menus. Set them on top of each guest's place setting and remind guests not to spoil their appetites with chocolate before dinner!

Dipping Stations

We're not talking about the usual cheese fondue option. Instead, during the cocktail hour, set up a table with several types of vinegar, bread, and cheese, for instance, and allow your guests to create their own appetizer. Not into vinegar? Try it with chips and dip or even salsas that vary in spiciness.

Dressed-Up Comfort Food

Comfort food has been popular at weddings for years, but now we're noticing a slight change, and it's all about the presentation. Try French fries wrapped in monogrammed paper or mini burgers served with fresh flower garnish.

Interactive Hors d'oeuvre Bars

Instead of the expected passed hors d'oeuvres, ask your caterer about a more hands-on option. A few fun ideas: have a raw bar with a chef shucking oysters or a guacamole and chips bar with a chef chopping avocados and muddling the ingredients in front of everyone. Think of it as your other other bar.

Coffee Desserts

Keep your guests caffeinated and out on the dance floor with coffee-infused desserts. Order espresso-spiked brownies or even Starbucks-inspired coffee dessert drinks like Frappuccinos piled high with homemade whipped cream. Include a few decaf options too, like chocolate milk shake shots or even flavored frothed milk.

Luau Bars

It doesn't matter if your wedding is in Florida or Minnesota -- you can still bring a bit of the tropics to your cocktail hour or even your after-party. Keep your luau bar from getting too kitschy by keeping the leis and plastic flowers to a minimum. Instead, opt for fruity drinks served in thin glasses and tropical flowers, like hibiscus, to garnish the food.

Donut Bars

Guess what? You can still have a "cake cutting" even if you're slicing through a stack of donuts. Serve up retro classics like cream and jelly filled varieties, plus new treats we've seen, like white chocolate and almond or coconut and mango donuts.

DIY Dessert Stations

Give your guests the chance to customize their own desserts. Set up a s'mores station near an outside fire pit, or, for a more formal wedding, have a waiter serve ice cream and offer a variety of toppings for guests to choose from.

Thank you to The Knot for these great ideas!

Your Perfect Day...because you deserve it!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Brittany & Andy's Sanibel Island Wedding | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

Well, we have returned from Sanibel Island.....OMG,
what an amazing wedding!
Between the gorgeous weather, the perfect setting,
stunning color combination and the amazing family & friends....
Your Perfect Day put a smile on everyone's face!

We have a few preview pictures for everyone to enjoy!

The future reception site

The site is coming together after 5 hours of set-up

The final project

Centerpieces made by Your Perfect Day

Custom made cones

The Bride & Groom

The dance floor was rocking all night long

We lined the reception area with pink floating candles

We are offering 50% discount to any couple
that books us for a destination wedding before Dec. 1st.

Let us help to plan your perfect wedding....even if it is a destination wedding!

Your Perfect Day...because you deserve it!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Well....this is the week! Your Perfect Day is going to Sanibel Island, FL for our 1st destination wedding of the year! We are super excited to be a part of Brittany & Andy's wedding!

We met this couple back in March when they first picked their wedding site! After much discuss, they decided they needed a little help from Your Perfect Day to make sure their wedding day went as planned! We were excited to be able to travel to such a gorgeous place with such a gorgeous couple!

The wedding ceremony & reception will be at the Waterside Inn, right on the beach! The couple will be married under a gorgeous set-up of bamboo & tulle! Your Perfect Day will be providing their centerpieces that will consist of cylinder vases, pink ribbon, sand, candles and shells!

We are looking forward to working with many new vendors but we do get to work with Ben at again (we had a wedding with him last year)!

We will be sure to post lots of pictures of the ceremony & reception!

Your Perfect Day will travel anywhere you want us to go! We want you to have the a stress-free wedding day and would love to be your wedding coordinator...regardless of where you are at!

Your Perfect Day....because you deserve it!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wedding Dreams Bridal Show Decorations | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

Your Perfect Day was the hero of this past weekend's bridal show. The owner of Wedding Dreams called us on Wednesday with some bad news. Her trailer with all the decorations had been stolen.....3 days before their BIG show. They wanted to know if we would provide all the decorations for their bridal show! Of course, we said "YES!"

The YPD crew set up all our decorations on Saturday and came back on Sunday to pass out coupons to all that attended. The response we received was AMAZING! Everyone loved our decorations and we even booked a few weddings that day! Here are some of the pictures of what we had on display!

One of our custom backdrops!

Peacock centerpiece!

We have a variety of vases that are available for rent!

Outdoor backdrop

Tall centerpieces with crystals

Candy Buffet & Sand Ceremony

One of our assistants, Julie,
couldn't resist using one of our centerpieces as a fancy hat!

To reserve your decorations for your wedding, please contact us at or call us at 419.283.8200

Your Perfect Day.....because you deserve it!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Maid/Matron of Honor Duties | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

The maid/matron of honor is part worker bee, part emotional lifeboat. Chosen for your energetic, get-the-ball-in-motion qualities, you should also remember that listening to the bride, making her laugh, and offering emotional and logistical support are also part of your honor attendant package. Here's what's expected:

  • Lead the bridesmaid troupe. It's the maid/matron of honor's (MOH) job to direct the other maids through their duties. Make sure everyone gets their bridesmaid dresses, go to dress fittings, and find the right jewelry. Also provide them with the 411 on all prewedding parties.

  • Help shop for dresses (the bride's and the bridesmaids'). And the MOH pays for her own entire wedding outfit (including shoes).

  • Offer to help the bride with prewedding tasks, from addressing invites to choosing the wedding colors and nodding enthusiastically when she waxes poetic aboutwedding cake.

  • Spread the news about where the bride and groom are registered.

  • Help the bride change for her honeymoon and take charge of her gown after the ceremony. Arrange for storage in a safe place until she returns.

  • Lend an ear. Whether it's about the planning, the marriage, or the registry china patterns, the MOH should assure the bride that she has someone with whom she can share her thoughts. Even if she seems to dwell on the same subjects repeatedly, the MOH keeps listening.

  • Host or cohost a bridal shower for the bride.

  • Attend all prewedding parties.

  • Keep a record of all the gifts received at various parties and showers (or delegate a bridesmaid to handle this).

  • Plan the bachelorette party with the bridesmaids.

  • See to it that all bridesmaids get to the rehearsal; coordinate transportation and lodging, if necessary.

  • Make sure that all bridesmaids get their hair and makeup done, get to the ceremony on time, and have the correct bouquets.

  • Hold the groom's ring during the ceremony. Safest place to put it? On your thumb.

  • Arrange the bride's train and veil before the ceremony begins and just after she arrives at the altar. The MOH might also need to help her bustle the train for easy dancing at the reception.

  • Hold the bride's bouquet while the couple exchanges vows.

  • Sign the marriage license as a witness, along with the best man.

  • Stand next to the groom in the receiving line (this is optional; the bride may decide to have attendants circulate among the guests instead).

  • Play hostess along with the other bridesmaids at frequent points during the reception: show guests where to sit, direct them to restrooms, tell them to where to put presents, invite them to sign the guest book, etc.

  • Collect any gift envelopes brought to the reception and keep them in a safe place.

  • Make sure the bride takes a moment to eat something -- refresh her drink, get her a plate of food from the buffet table, or instruct the wait staff to keep her entree warm.

  • Dance with the best man during the formal first-dance sequence and possibly be announced with him at the beginning of the party. Also dance with other groomsmen, the groom, and others.

  • Toast the couple after the best man. (This is optional, but it is a nice touch.)

  • Troubleshoot emotional crises. In most cases, this will require lots of tissues, hugging, and hair-smoothing. The MOH continues to be a trusted friend, a good listener, and a smart advisor.

  • Keep the bride laughing. For the stressed-out bride, laughter can be as effective as venting.

Thank you to The Knot for this article!

Your Perfect Day...because you deserve it!