Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jeff & Abi | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

What can we say about Jeff & Abi's wedding? First off, this couple always has a smile on their face! When they came to us to help them plan their Irish themed wedding, we were so excited! We loved their green color scheme and the fact that they wanted to have a Bagpiper play at the wedding and reception! We also got to work with some of our favorite vendors and with some new vendors!

Reception: Sylvania Country Club
Photographer: Nick & Jared from 3X1
Videographer: Dale at Fordham Footage
Cake: Eston's
Candy buffet, menu cards, programs, invitations, table numbers, ceiling decor & table decorations: Your Perfect Day
DJ: Adam at Ultimate Nights
Wedding Coordinator: April at Your Perfect Day

Congrats to Abi & Jeff! We were honored to be a part of your wedding!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I know some of you aren't interested in the whole Royal Wedding close your eyes and pretend like you aren't seeing this post. For those of you that are (or are just up for a good reason to throw a party) here are a few more fun links to some Royal Wedding party inspiration.

Royal Wedding paper goods from Suzi Kemp

Shortbread favors from 100 Layer Cake.

Printables from Design Editor:

Cupcakes from Cupcakes Take the Cake:

More printables, this time from Hostess with the Mostess:

And some cute ones from The Tom Kat Studios too:

Thank you to BeDifferentActNormal for this fun blog!

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Wedding Arch | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

To inexpensively embellish an arch, go heavy on the foliage.
Then slip in a few of the same flowers used in your bouquet to unify the vibe. Here, roses and clematis adorn grape ivy and passionflower vines woven around a Tuscan Wedding iron arbor (

Thank you to Martha Stewart Weddings for this idea!

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

DIY Wedding Favors | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

There are a variety of ways to save money on your wedding, but it's always difficult to decide what to cut from your wedding wish list. Instead of cutting something you think is a wedding must-have, you can combine two items that will both save you money on your wedding and showoff your creativity. The DIY Wedding has a list of 17 creative wedding favors which you and your guests will love.

Creative Wedding Favors

  • If the weather is likely to be hot, put a pretty straw fan on each chair before the ceremony. You can put a tag on the handle with your names and the date, if you desire.
  • For an intellectual crowd, try bookmarks or bookplates printed with your names and the date, packaged in glassine envelopes for safekeeping. Check out
  • For a rowdier crowd, create custom temporary tattoos with your names and the date—there are lots of Web sites that offer this service.
  • It's easy to make personalized crossword puzzles and word searches using free or low-cost software found online. (Try Hand them out with pens or pencils printed with your names and the date.
  • An ingredient and matching recipe will extend delicious memories of the weekend into your guests' own homes—think small potted basil plants with instructions for making pesto, or a tiny jar of perfectly proportioned spices with a (formerly) secret family curry recipe.
  • Who doesn't love fragrant homemade bath salts? It takes seconds to make them from sea salt, kosher salt, or Epsom salts and essential oils. Choose a scent that evokes the time and place of your wedding, and package them in small screw-top or cork-topped glass jars ( has a good selection at affordable prices). Recipes abound on the Internet, so choose one and make a test batch a month or so before the wedding and make sure it turns out—and keeps—well.
  • One artistic bride I know made coloring books for the kiddies and the young at heart. She drew pictures telling the story of how she and the groom met, photocopied them, punched holes in them, and bound them together with ribbon. She stashed one in each hotel bag, along with an assortment of crayons.
  • A homemade sachet full of lavender will keep the moths away from your guests' sweaters.
  • Seed packets are colorful, useful, and good for the planet. The same is true of saplings—you can get them for $3 a pop at
  • Years ago, monogrammed matchbooks were de rigueur at fashionable weddings. Today, there are tons of customizable styles available, ranging from kitschy to posh—and all of them make a stylish, retro keepsake that will remind your guests of your wedding, whether they're lighting up, or lighting a fire in the hearth. Try for a great selection.

Another idea that falls under the "useful" heading is making your favors multitask. Create place cards out of beautiful, quirky, or useful objects that people will want to save or reuse:

  • Tiny picture frames make excellent homes for place cards. Just print out sheets of names and table numbers and slide them in. You can even place a Polaroid i-Zone camera ( on each table, or near the guest book, for people to snap postage-stamp-sized pics to slip into the frames over the course of the evening.
  • You also can make a place-card holder out of any object that can be discreetly slit with an X-ACTO knife to hold a piece of card stock. Corks from wine or champagne bottles work beautifully (a wine bar near you will undoubtedly be happy to unload their extras).
  • Any small fruit, such as lady apples, Seckel pears, or mini gourds, can work beautifully, too—just slit the stem and slide the card firmly into place. (Beware outdoor weddings and wind; some fruit stems may be too delicate to hold cards in even mild gusts.)
  • Many varieties of seashells could cradle small rectangular place cards in their bowls—much better than the ready-made seashell place-card holders that will set you back $10 or more apiece.
  • A smooth stone looks elegant holding a pretty place card flat on the table (a perfect idea for outdoor events in windy weather—you can even stencil the table number, or the guests' initials, on top).
  • For a quick and easy (though more expensive) alternative to a DIY favor that still has a high creativity quotient, consider a souvenir from the city or state where you're having the wedding, such as a kitschy postcard, magnet, shot glass, or keychain.

Excerpted from The DIY Wedding and iVillage.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Programs | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

We are often asked to create programs for many of our clients.
But we do have a some DIY clients and they need a couple tips to get them started. Here are some of the tips we give our clients:

Wording on a program

The front cover of the program should have:
The name of the bride and groom
Monogram (if you have one)
Date of marriage
Name of ceremony site

The inside of the program should list the people involved in this order:
Honored Grandparents
Parents of the Bride
Parents of the Groom
Maid of Honor
Best Man
Bridesmaids & Groomsmen
Junior Bridesmaid
Flower Girl
Ring Bearer

You can also add the layout of the ceremony too.

The back of the program:
A message written to the guests joining them on their special day
Acknowledgment of the loved ones who have passed on
Home address of the newly weds

Be sure to have one or two people hand out programs
to the guests as they walk in.

Different types of programs:

Contact our graphic designer, Jen, for your custom designed program.
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