Category Archives: "Planning"

Battling the Guest List

From the moment you get engaged, you begin to hear constant wedding advice. Not marriage advice. No, that comes later I assume, when you’ve already walked down the aisle and eaten the cake. I was engaged on a Saturday evening, and by Sunday morning, I’d heard so much wedding planning advice that I could have written a book. Instead, here’s a blog…

Something Old

You’re newly engaged! Congratulations. Soon you’ll be donning the perfect dress, something old and something blue as you make your way down the aisle to say ‘I do’ to the person that you’ve chosen to love in sickness and health, for richer or for poorer. All that’s left to do is plan your dream wedding and you’ll be on your way to…

Be Your Own Wedding Planner

Wedding planners are great, but let’s face it, they can be expensive and, for many bride, a luxury. But if your guest list is on the modest side and you’re tying the knot in your home town (or close to it), you can save a ton of money by being your own wedding planner, all the while, ensuring your big night goes off without a hitch. Here’s how to…

Show Time

It’s a bride’s dream come true: 100 wedding pros in one spot. The Rocky Mountain Bridal Show is set for Aug. 19, 11 am–4 pm, in the Colorado Convention Center’s Mile High Ballroom. While these sort of events can get overwhelming for the new bride, it’s also an ideal place to narrow down your list of potential vendors. Try some cake, meet the…

The Edible Wedding Favor

Teeny Tiny Frames and monogrammed shot glasses are out. The new and improved wedding favor is a local, edible gift that your guests can thoroughly enjoy. Savory or sweet, check out some of our favorite ideas for the perfect edible favor for your event. 1. Spices: Concocting a delicious blend of spices that is unique to your wedding locale and…

Tips for an Outdoor Wedding in Colorado

Colorado is looking mighty beautiful these days—all springy, green and lovely. May in the Centennial State just makes you want to go outside and roll around in fresh-cut grass (or is that just me?). May is also the official beginning of wedding season (woot!). Thousands of brides will soon say “I do” in fields of golden wheat, on glorious…

Why You Shouldn’t Do Your Own Hair and Makeup

As a freelance hair stylist and makeup artist, I do what I do not only because I love it but because I see the value in it. On your wedding day, you’re running around like a mad woman. Are the flowers here? Is the cake on its way? Are the tables and chairs set up? Does everyone know what they’re supposed to do? Do all the bridesmaids dresses…

Colorado Trunk Shows

Think Pick Progressive Bridal Show March 6 Three locations: StudioWed, ArtWork Network and the Space Gallery Proceeds from the event will go toward the wedding of a bride impacted by breast cancer. Register at StudioWed in Denver. Buy tickets here. Sara Gabriel Veiling and Headpiece Trunk Show March 8 & 9 Anna Be, 1575 Boulder street, Denver…

Love Grows Where My Invite Goes

One of our sales reps tossed a folder on my desk a couple weeks ago, and I didn’t peek inside…

Permission Granted

Western culture has seen a decline in the formal tradition of a man asking his girlfriend’s father for his permission to marry. Many women argue this tradition stinks of sexism and male dominance. While other women find this to be charming and thoughtful. When my boyfriend (now fiancé) and I were talking about getting married, this topic…