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Holy fabulous! How gorgeous are these Mr. and Mrs. Wedding signs? We are sure you know our insane love of glitter by now, but this just takes our love to a whole new level? Who needs glitter only on your table numbers, and linens, when you can have the sitting bright and clearon your sweet heart table? Or anywhere, really! We are positive that these signs would look fabulous just about anywhere in your wedding. They are the perfect décor piece if you looking for a touch of glam! The letters are fully glittered on all sides, not just the on the front. The letters can also be made with or without stand depending on how you want to display them. Oh, and you can pick a glitter color of your choice! So there no need to worry about it matching your wedding color or theme. We weren’t lying when we said they were totally fab right?!

Where you can find these: https://www.etsy.com/listing/126391365/mr-mrs-letters-gold-glittered-wedding?ref=favs_view_16

 

The Price: $67.50 + tax & shipping.

 

Happy Etsy Shopping!

 

 

XO, The Simply Couture Wedding Gals

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{VIA EVERY LAST DETAIL BLOG:http://theeverylastdetail.com/seven-traits-great-wedding-planner/}

Hiring a wedding planner is often the best investment that a bride and groom make. There are a lot of wedding planners out there, each with his or her own set of experiences, ideas and personality. But I’ve heard it asked many times- how do you know who is going to be right for you?

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These traits below may not be first on your checklist when starting your search for a planner, but they are just as important as pricing, packages and portfolios, and you should certainly take them into consideration:

 1. Compassion – Planning a wedding is one of the most stressful and emotional events in life. Having a planner who has empathy and understanding for what you are going through is key to a stress-free and happy engagement. A good wedding planner will also understand how important the wedding is for the parents of the bride and groom and may be able to help those family members through the engagement by truly listening and understanding their concerns and desires for the wedding.

2. Listening more than talking – Wedding planners need to tell you about what we offer and our experience but we should also be listening and asking questions about you. A great wedding planner wants to make your wedding all about YOU and to do that, she must get to know you on a deeper level and really listen to your spoken and unspoken feelings.

3. Good mediation skills – A great wedding planner will mediate issues that arise with your venue and vendors and come up with a win-win solution for everyone. She will also offer guidance and advice to help you deal with family dynamics that may need mediation while you are planning the wedding. Keep in mind that your planner is not a counselor but she can usually give ideas and recommendations that will help.

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Image by Captured by Jenny  (*SNEAK PEEK* Our bride Shauntrelle, the morning of her Hawk’s Cay-Marathon Key Wedding two weekends ago)

4. Experience – This sounds obvious right? Does your planner have experience with your particular type of wedding, location or style? For example, tented weddings and weddings at a private home require a more advanced skill set than a wedding at an established venue. A wedding on a mountaintop or on a beach will have certain elements that only an experienced local planner may know about.

5. Processes – Being a planner takes intense levels of organization. Imagine that your wedding planner has ten clients and each of those clients has an average of ten wedding vendors. She may be managing communication with 100 or more people. Does she have a process for planning and how you will work together? Does she have spreadsheets, use software or another way of staying on top of things? It’s important to ask these questions and understand your planner’s processes before booking.

6. Great reviews – No matter how much you like her work or even if a friend made a recommendation for a wedding planner, take time to read reviews online and don’t be afraid to ask for references. Also, ask other wedding vendors for feedback on the wedding planner you are planning to hire.

7. Do you click? – It is so important to feel comfortable, relaxed and confident in your wedding planner. As a bride, you need to be able to share your thoughts and ideas without feeling judged.  A great wedding planning will share her expertise and advice in a positive way and give direction without making you feel bad.

There are of course many absolutely wonderful wedding planners out there who exceed these criteria and so much more. Your planner is a critical component to your happiness throughout the planning process. Take extra time to really get to know him or her before making a decision. A good wedding planner will be the best investment you make for your wedding.

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Brides, have any of you hired a wedding planner yet? What helped you make your decision? 

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The latest trend to join the “less is more” school of thought is miniature wedding food.

With the rise in eclectic and whimsical celebrations, couples are opting for complicated bite-sized dishes that will keep their guests talking for years to come. It’s a nontraditional style of cuisine, often reflecting today’s nontraditional weddings.

Take a bite out of these 20 miniature wedding food ideas, from loaded baked potatoes to caramel apples. After all, good things come in small packages.

 

You can visit our Mini’s Pinterest Page here:  http://www.pinterest.com/terjoa/food-fab-food/


Pancakes

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: pancakes on a stick via Little Inspiration

These pancake pops via Little Inspiration can be served with a variety of dipping and topping options.


Cinnamon Rolls

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini cinnamon roll pops via Eclectic Recipe

Photo: Eclectic Recipe

Mini cinnamon roll pops with fun toppings such as sprinkles are sure to be a hit with adults and kids alike.


Croque-Monsieurs

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini croque monsieurs

Photo: Peter Callahan

For a savory breakfast bite, opt for mini grilled croque-monsieurs.


Caprese Salad

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini caprese salad

Photo: Pinterest

This mini caprese salad is unique because of its basil-covered mozzarella and small slice of baguette.


Macaroni and Cheese Bites

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini mac n cheese bites

Photo: The Curvy Carrot

A Southern wedding just wouldn’t be complete without mini macaroni and cheese bites.


Loaded Baked Potatoes

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini loaded baked potatoes via The Curvy Carrot

Photo: The Curvy Carrot

This mini loaded baked potato recipe was originally inspired by Superbowl festivities.


Fried Chicken Bites

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini fried chicken bites and rum Cokes in miniature vintage bottles

Photo: Peter Callahan

Pair fried chicken bites with rum and Coke served in miniature vintage bottles.


Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Shooters

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters

Photo: Tori Spelling

Breathe new life into this classic duo with small bites and glass shooters.


Lasagna Roll-Ups

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini lasagna roll-ups

These spinach lasagna roll-ups by Tablespoon are served with a pizza dipping sauce.


Lobster Rolls

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini lobster rolls

Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings

Miniature lobster rolls would make for a refreshing appetizer at any Florida wedding.

BLT Sandwiches

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini BLT sandwiches

Photo: Dupar and Company

Try personalizing your mini BLT sandwiches with a branding iron for a fun touch.


Hot Dogs

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini hot dogs

Photo: Peter Callahan

This all-American classic can be served with a variety of condiments. Mix your own wasabi mustard or chipotle ketchup for a unique taste.


PB & J Sandwiches

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini peanut butter and jelly cookie cutter shaped sandwiches

Photo: Tori Spelling

Serve your guests peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut into fun cookie cutter shapes such as a heart or diamond ring.


Pizzas

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini pizza in a small box | Photo: Allison Maginn Photography

Photo: Allison Maginn Photography

These mini pizza boxes would make for a great midnight snack or take home favor.


Spaghetti and Meatball Bites

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: spaghetti and meatball bites

Photo: Peter Callahan

It doesn’t get much better than a delicious bite of spaghetti and meatballs.


Pulled Pork Sandwiches

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: pulled pork sandwiches with small shots of beer

Photo: Peter Callahan

Replace the typical burger with pulled pork sandwiches, paired here with beer in shot glasses.


Banana Split Bites

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini banana split bites

Photo: Kids Kubby

These adorable banana split bites would be the perfect addition to a bright dessert table.


Caramel Apples

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini caramel apples

Photo: Pinterest

Hosting a fall wedding? Incorporate miniature caramel apples into your menu.


Milk and Cookies

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini milk and cookies

Photo: Pinterest

Send your guests home with the warm comfort of miniature milk and cookies.


S’mores

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Photo: Peter Callahan

These bite-sized s’mores are classy and creative, and as an added bonus, they won’t create a sticky mess.

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{VIA THE EVERY LAST DETAIL BLOG: http://theeverylastdetail.com/non-strapless-wedding-dresses/}

Thankfully, designers are now creating some fabulous non-strapless gowns, including sleeves, gorgeous necklines, and stunning details. As someone who wishes there had been more non-strapless options when I was dress shopping, I just HAD to make sure you all knew about these gorgeous options! Which is why I’m sharing 25 of the most stunning non-strapless wedding dresses that I was able to see (in person, yay!) at bridal fashion week!

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Dresses above by Sareh Nouri Bridal, Photography by Laura Gordon Photography, Veils & headpieces by Enchanted Atelier

 

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Dresses above by Rivini

 

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Dresses above by Lazaro

 

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Dresses above by Anna Campbell

 

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Dresses above by Watters

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Dress above by Wtoo

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Dress above by Carol Hannah (please excuse my iPhone photo- pro photo coming soon!)

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I’d love to know what you think of these non-strapless wedding dresses, and how you feel about non-strapless in general. I certainly love them, and I’m not sure if I could choose a favorite!

Do you have a favorite out of these non-strapless gowns?

 

Xo,

 

The Simply Couture Wedding Gals

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We are all about getting extra creative to twist things up. We especially love how creative brides are getting now-a-days when they are creating escort cards, they are becoming very unique—we’re assuming a lot of this is due to Pinterest, Etsy, and many other inspiration website. Talk about a unique twist on escort cards, “These custom wire names are the perfect wedding favors for your guests and an easy way to assign your table seating so each guest knows where they’re sitting.” We totally love these name cards, they are amazing, and double as the perfect wedding favor! We love the way they photograph, and we love how untraditional it is. We are all about creativity and thinking outside of the box, this certainly embodies that! They are elegant, modern, and simply stunning!

 

Where you can find these:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/158786671/gold-custom-wire-name-table-name-card?ref=favs_view_1

 

How much they cost: $6.00/piece

 

BULK ORDERING DISCOUNTS:

 

0-20 Names – $6 each

21-50 Names – $5.75 each

51-100 Names – $5.50 each

101 -150 Names – $5.25 each

150+ Names – $5 each

 

Happy Etsy Shopping!

 

Xo,

 

The Simply Couture Wedding Gals

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