Rustic Wedding Trends

A wedding trend that has been seen in the past but will also grow in popularity this year is the rustic style.  For those of you who do not know what a rustic wedding looks like, think of Southern comfort.  This style gives a nice, warmhearted home like feel.  From light colored floral arrangements to possibly an outdoor venue, comfort food, and wooden decorations, this style is perfect for a couple that wants a more intimate look for their wedding.  One great benefit of having a rustic wedding is how creative you can get with the wedding favors.  Instead of the generic place cards, you can turn wooden pieces into place cards or escort cards and carve the guests’ names and table numbers onto them.  By making the place cards beautifully unique, guests can also take this with them as a wedding favor. With its gorgeous décor, it is clear why this style is becoming popular.

Whether this is your style or not, 27 Miracles is ready to take that journey with you and make your wedding day everything you dreamed of.

By Christine Pabelico, Certified Wedding Planner

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Wedding Day Music

Music plays a big part during the wedding day from processional music during the ceremony to the first dance and other reception song choices. One popular song choice for brides to walk down the aisle to is “Canon In D.” If you are wanting traditional music, then this is perfect for you. However, if you want nontraditional music for the ceremony, a song I would highly suggest is “Forever” by Ben Harper. As explained through the title, this song consists of lyrics relating to the love he has for someone and being with that person forever. It is a lovely song to walk down the aisle to, representing your walk to “forever” with your significant other. There are other great love songs by Ben Harper, but this one fits nicely as a bride processional song. Click on the link below to listen.

By Chrsitine Pabelico

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Romance in Your Honeymoon Destination

When you begin to consider where to go for a honeymoon, one important characteristic to take into account is the romantic look. A honeymoon is the celebration after the first celebration, the wedding. You should make time for you and your significant other to celebrate your new marriage; therefore, look for a location that screams romantic, a location that both you and your significant other find attractive so that you can both enjoy your time.

With so many beautiful locations out there, where can you start your search? Sandals Resorts can be found in locations such as the Carribean. One location in particular is Sandals LaSource, St. George’s, Grenada. As a fairly new resort, it contains gorgeous accomodations including three pools, two river pools, and soaking tubs. Grenada is known to be the Island of Spice, and as you look out the window from your suite, you will be able to see all the beauty that the island provides. This Grenada location is one of the Sandals Resorts that will give you an everlasting impression.

To learn more about this resort and what it offers, visit http://www.sandals.com/main/grenada/ls-home/  and contact 27 Miracles today to book your romantic vacation today.

By Christine Pabelico, Certified Wedding Planner

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7 Things A Wedding Planner May Not Tell You

Every once in awhile 27 Miracles comes across good articles worth sharing to benefit our brides and grooms.

7 Things A Wedding Planner Might Not Tell You

7 Things A Wedding Planner May Not Tell You

By: Debbie Orwat is the Founder and Editor of Planner’s Lounge

http://theeverylastdetail.com/7-things-a-wedding-planner-might-not-tell-you/

As the founder of an online community of thousands of wedding planners, I often hear from planners about things they wish their brides knew. Often times these are things that we would love to tell our clients but usually can’t. But thanks to Every Last Detail, I’m able to share seven of these things that wedding planners might not tell you:

1. How emotionally involved we get in the wedding planning, design and coordination process.

We pour so much of our hearts and souls into every single event. We do get emotionally attached to some of our clients and families which makes us do a fantastic job because we truly care. You just can’t put a price tag on that.

2. How much of our income goes to taxes and business expenses before we pay ourselves.

Many of our clients work in professional careers but do not own their own business. Understanding that your wedding professionals only make 50-60% of what you pay us (after taxes and business expenses) may help brides and grooms understand why we charge what we do.

3. We cannot remember every single detail of your wedding every single minute of the day during the planning process.

Wedding planners may have 10-20 weddings that they are planning at one time, each with hundreds of details. That’s why we write everything down. It is also why we like to schedule meetings and phone calls in advance so we can refresh our memories first.

4. While we put everything we have into making sure our client’s wedding day is the best it can be, we have families and other obligations as well.

Many wedding planners set up office hours to deter brides and their families from calling their cell phone at all hours of the day and night. Planners often schedule certain weekends and evenings off and can’t always be available at the last minute. Many clients understand and respect this but we have a few who consistently think we should be available 24/7.

7 Things A Wedding Planner Might Not Tell You

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5. If you hire your wedding planner after the planning process has begun, she or he needs to know every detail.

As soon as you hire your planner, the planner needs to know about all contracts already in place, vendor contact information and any problems you have come across with the venue, vendors or family during the planning process. For wedding coordinators to successfully pull off a wedding, we need to know details like the fact that the groom’s parents are divorced, and if you sit them close to each other, they will fight.  Or that you are having a problem getting in touch with a particular vendor.  Many brides, grooms and their families don’t fully understand that the wedding coordinator needs to know every single thing related to the wedding. Even if it’s not something that you think is a big deal, it’s better to err on the side of giving too much information.

6. We only have so much time and energy to get things done on the wedding day.

If our client has a two car loads of wedding details, favors and stationery to set up on the wedding day, we may need multiple assistants to get it all done in time. This is especially important to remember when there is a limited amount of time for setup at the venue. We may need to add on staff (and charge additional fees) to accommodate last minute requests as well. Even though we try to be superhuman, we can only physically accomplish a certain amount of work in a few hours.

7. We are an advocate for the bride and groom.

We are there to create your vision and make your day exactly what you have been dreaming about. We are also a buffer between you and all the details, vendors, mishaps and family members that would prevent both of you from completely enjoying and living in the beautiful moment of your wedding day.

These are just a few of the details that wedding planners would love to tell you but usually keep to themselves.. Many of us live and breathe our jobs and only want the best for our couples and their families. We love what we do and truly care about our clients.

Thank you Debbie for such a well documented article.

If you are planning a wedding and do not have the services of a wedding planner to help you on your special day, contact 27 Miracles, they can walk you through the process to make your day special.

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Having a Hotel Wedding?

If you are interested in having your wedding at a hotel, there is one important question to ask. Will the hotel require you to use their preferred vendors? Many hotels have a list of vendors they prefer, and some locations will not even allow you to work with vendors of your choosing, such as the bakery for your wedding cake. When choosing vendors, you should know what the hotel has to offer first so that you can choose the right vendors that will help make your wedding day as perfect as possible.

For more tips and advice, contact us and visit our website at www.27miraclesbyrosie.com. In the meanwhile, look out for our Tips and Advice blogs every Tuesday.

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An Old Ritual With a New Spin

While the most seemingly bizarre wedding traditions actually can make for the most unique wedding experiences, you don’t have to faithfully recreate the original rituals as they were once performed. If you’d like to try putting a modern spin on an old wedding tradition, check out this fun adaptation of long-observed Chinese ritual.

OLD TRADITION:
“Zuo Tang” or “Sitting in the Hall,” from the Sichuan Province in Southwest China
Nearly a thousand years ago, the mother of a Chinese princess was so devastated that her baby girl was promised to a man she disliked she spent an entire month weeping in despair. Chinese mothers everywhere thought this was a fabulous way to express motherly love, and thus the Zuo Tang weeping tradition was born. As the tradition evolved, the brides became the ones expected to weep, and so the ritual began a month before the wedding day. Ten days into the weeping month, the bride’s mother would begin weeping with her daughter. As the days went on, the other female members of her family would join in the tears, until every female relative of the bride was weeping together. Brides who didn’t weep enough were often shunned or beaten by their mothers because the harder, longer and more often a bride cried, the more she was thought to love her family.

NEW SPIN:
Round up all of your female relatives a week or two before your wedding day to have a “crying” themed karaoke night.
In all fairness to modern Sichuan brides, recently the Zuo Tang tradition is upheld by simply singing “crying marriage songs” in lieu of month-long weeping. You can take it one step further. Gather all your female relatives sometime in the month before your wedding day and take them out for a night on the town. Hit up a karaoke bar for some singing and dancing. If you really want to get in the sobbing spirit, theme the music choices according to song titles and lyrics about crying or weeping.

Try This “Wailing” Playlist:
“Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake
“Cry to Me” by Solomon Burke
“Don’t Cry Out” by Shiny Toy Guns
“Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
“Cry” by Siouxsie & the Banshees
“Can’t Cry These Tears” by Garbage
“Boys Don’t Cry” by the Cure
“Don’t Cry Baby” by Madeleine Peyroux
“Crybaby” by Janis Joplin

 

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The Wedding Morning Starts

After an early morning start to your wedding day, wearing heels may not be the best idea towards the end of the night. Our 27 Miracles team understands that you want to look your best throughout the whole day so we have come up with a solution to your shoe dilemma.

Go ahead and toss those heels later in the day and put on a pair of Tieks. Tieks ballet flats are not only a shoe choice that will ease the pain on your feet, but with many designs and colors, you can still achieve that fabulous wedding day look. When you book with 27 Miracles, you will receive 20% off your purchase. Also, if you purchase 4 pairs or more, the bride receives her pair free! Check out the selection of Tieks shoes at www.tieks.comslate_grey_tea 0d23d9c875758846a40d05e3079fb987 kfir stanford-1318633082 (1)

You should not have to sacrifice pain for beauty so choose Tieks.

By Christine Pabelico, Certified Wedding Planner

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