Marry Me…..Proposals and Wedding Day Fun…

An upbeat song may not be appropriate as a song to walk down the aisle to, but you can still find a way to incorporate the song if you would like. Take “Marry You” by Bruno Mars as an example.

This song has been popularized with proposals and weddings as well. It’s a fun song about saying yes and marrying the love of your life. However, how can you walk down the aisle to such an upbeat song? Songs such as “Marry You” can be performed by instrumentals and switched into a softer version. Or the song can be used at a reception like 27 Miracles used at the wedding of Kimberly and Steve during their famous Rose Surprise!

Also, if you are a huge Bruno Mars fan, check out this page for more wedding song ideas.

By Christine Pabelico, Certified Wedding Planner

27 Miracles http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com/

Honeymoon and Anniversary Getaway

Sandals Resorts offer fantastic honeymoon options, but there is no need to limit your stay to just the honeymoon. Keep this luxury style vacation in mind for anniversaries as well.

Sandals always has specials for resort stays. Included is a chance to save up to 65% at resorts such as Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas and Sandals Negril, Negril, Jamaica. As a new guest, you also have the opportunity to receive a free anniversary night when you book before March 31st.

Romantic getaways can be a great way to spice up your relationship after the honeymoon phase. Such a vacation can also help you relieve stress after settling into your first house and working a full time job. Are you close to celebrating a one year anniversary or a 10 year anniversary? Regardless of how long you’ve been married, book your stay through 27 Miracles as our travel agent can help you find the best vacation and honeymoon accommodations for you.

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By Christine Pabelico, Certified Wedding Planner

27 Miracles http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com/

 

What Is Important To You On Your Wedding Day

Are you looking for ways to lessen wedding costs? A good idea is to reflect on what is most important to you for a wedding.

Take some time to make a list of all the necessary items for your wedding. Include details such as decor, dj and entertainment, lighting, floral, catering, and of course the venue. Now, pick the top three items that are important to you. Focus on these the most. By doing so, you can begin to feel at ease and better understand how to allocate the costs.

On the other hand, handling the budget can still be stressful. You do not have to manage the budget on your own. 27 Miracles offers services such as budget management and coordination of appointments with vendors. We are happy to work with you regardless of what budget you may have, and we believe that your wedding should be everything you dreamed of. Contact us today for a consultation.

Watch one of 27 Miracles Happy Brides at a final dress fitting, this is just one of the many places that the team of planners at 27 Miracles goes to in order to assist clients with their financial planning.

By Christine Pabelico, Certified Wedding Planner

27 Miracles http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com/

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How to Customize Your Veil

How To Customize Your Wedding Veil

You might be considering wearing a veil for your wedding day, even though it’s a tad traditional. In fact, that may be one of the reasons that you are keeping it in mind. However traditional it is, though, it is completely possible to get a customized version of the veil that you want, so that you can mix the old and the new and come out with something that is uniquely you. By modifying the amount of tiers, personalizing the color and the accents, as well as changing the shape of the veil, you can create a veil that is perfect for you.

Tier Perfection

When choosing between a one, two and three-tier veil, it is important to consider the dress that you are wearing. While a one-tier veil is more suited to classic looks, a more romantic wedding gown will look better with a multi-tier veil. Another important thing to consider is the overall look that you are hoping to achieve, and how would you like to do your hair. If your wedding hairstyle is simple, a more complex veil will add that extra glam to your look. A blusher (the piece of veil you put in front of your face) can also add an extra layer that makes you look beautiful and original.

Choosing a Color

Of course, your veil must match your wedding gown in color, as well. While you might be able to find your perfect color with so many varying shades of white, ivory and champagne, you can also get a completely different color that compliments your wedding décor or a sash on your dress. Make sure that you order swatches so that you can compare with your dress during your search for the ultimate match.

Accentuate

There are so many different types of extras that you can put on your veil if you so wish to, such as accessorizing your veil with Swarovski crystals or pearls. You can also make differing patterns on your veil if you want, or you can get a veil that is simply adorned at its edges. Veils give you a lot of freedom to be original, so make sure you find something that is unique but also stays true to your sense of style.

Edgy

What kind of edge do you want to give your veil? That will change the whole cut of your look. You can have a symmetric cut without edging which give it a very simple look, or add thick ribbon for a completely different look. Other options, like a pencil edge or a raw-edge veil, will make sure you look perfect throughout the day.

No matter what look you want to create, a veil can be a unique and complimentary way to accessorize your wedding gown. By playing around with the different elements of your veil you can match it perfectly to your theme while remaining unique to you.

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Wedding & Honeymoon Gift Registry

 

Wedding & Honeymoon Gift Registry

 You’ve set the date, now you’re ready to get yourselves organized to have the perfect destination wedding and honeymoon at Sandals! Sandals provide brides and grooms with the exclusive full service of a free Wedding and Honeymoon registry, where you can add all the bells and whistles to create the ultimate Sandals destination WeddingMoon!

Start Your Own Tradition

In addition to registering for pots, toasters and towels as your gifts, you can also register for unique gifts that can help make your destination WeddingMoon® the trip of a lifetime!

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Hospitality and Event Management Student Writes About Rosie Moore and Wedding Planning

Master Bridal Consultant, Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles works with the hospitality and event management students at different schools to provide internships for them to learn how to run a business, plan weddings and events but most importantly how to provide superior customer service to their clients.

Today Ashley Bliss,  Freshman Student at the University of Central Florida shared with Rosie, her project that she had to complete for school.  It was an article written on what is an ideal future profession in the hospitality industry.  When Ashley’s instructor said the word “ideal”, only one thing popped into her mind; being an event planner, especially focusing on the wedding industry.As part of her research, Ashley was to interview a professional in her field of interest, which brought Ashley to connect with Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles.

The article has been shortened by Ashley, for purposes of the blog.

Today’s world is one in which the consumers know what they want. Consumers in the modern market are sophisticated, have a deeper sense of taste, and an urge to be different to stand out from the rest. The bridal industry is no exception of this emerging trend. According to Virginia Postrel (2004), writer for the New York Times, “the cookie cutter is gone,” (p. E2), meaning that brides are looking for some special touch that will make their wedding stand out from the rest. With a current estimation from the Association of Bridal Consultants of approximately 2.4 million weddings a year in the United States alone (2013, para.1), giving brides the unique experience that they want is not such an easy task. With the complexity of planning a wedding most brides seek experienced help to assist with planning as well as saving money (ABC, 2013, para. 2). It is for this sole reason alone that the $42 billion wedding industry is growing at a rapid, constant rate (Blakely, 2007, para.1). Professional wedding planners plan about 10% of all American weddings, amounting to approximately 230,000 a year (Blakely, 2007 para.1). While being a wedding planner requires one to work in great detail around the clock, the feeling of happiness and personal achievement at the end of the day makes the work worthwhile.

As a human being, one has the emotional need to celebrate (J.T Walker, J.R. Walker, 2008, p. 306). One of the most important, memorable days of an individual’s life is that in which their love is celebrated. Most couples feel overwhelmed with the process of planning their wedding find that they do not have the proper resources to do so, therefore they may choose to hire a wedding planner (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306). As a wedding planner, one must help the couple, and help discover their unique vision that they want (Wedding Planner, 2012 p.56). Wedding planners must have a clear agreement and understanding with their customers to help personalize their event, allowing every aspect to run smoothly, producing many happy memories for the couple in the end (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306). The roles of a typical wedding planner are somewhat diverse. The overall job expected of a planner is to coordinate every aspect of the wedding based on the couple’s vision. While wedding planners are often highly organized and detail oriented, they are also accustomed to having a backup plan for anything that may go wrong (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008). One of the great values of hiring a wedding planner is because of their special relationships and contracts with vendors providing services, often allowing for product discounts (ABC, 2013, para. 6). Networking, therefore, is an important responsibility of a wedding planner (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306).

Weddings today have become more like special events (Blakely, 2008, para.1). Dr. Joe Goldblatt defines a special event as, “ an event that is always planned, always arouses expectations, and usually motivated by a reason for celebration” (as cited in (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306). As of recent years, the wedding industry has skyrocketed. There has been a recent 22% increase in spending by couples when budgeting for their wedding (Johnson, 2011, para. 3).  The planning sector of the wedding industry amounts to nearly $400 million each year, accounting for approximately 10.5% of the wedding industry as a whole (Blakely, 2008, para. 3). There are currently over 10,000 planning business in the United States. The average wedding planner plans from ten to twenty weddings a year, charging about a 10% commission of the total cost of the wedding.(Blakely, 2008, para. 4). Because the average cost for a wedding with 125 to 150 guest in attendance can amount from $17,500 to $35,000 on average, commission fees can range anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 per wedding (Blakely, 2008, para. 3). One of the biggest emerging trends in the wedding industry is the increase of popularity in destination and theme weddings (Perry, 2007, p.30). The travel industry noted a 400% increase in destination weddings within the last decade (Johnson, 2008, para 4). The popularity of destination weddings are on the rise because of reasons such as cheap airfare, as well as the ability to share the same wedding and honeymoon location (Perry, 2007, p.54 ).  Local wedding planners are essential in planning destination weddings simply because they know the area, local practices, and customs better than anyone else (Perry, 2007, p. 67). Theme weddings help to guide guests in a certain direction.

Being a wedding planner is a highly diverse job that requires many different skills.  There is no such thing as a “typical day” when it comes to being a wedding planner, local wedding planner Rosie Moore states, because, “everything depends on how many clients you have and the services that you are providing for that specific couple” (personal communication, October 21, 2013).While a wedding planner must be able to think of ideas not everyone else would come up with, they must also do so with good taste (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306).  Basic business management, accounting, marketing, and word processing skills are necessary for a good wedding planner to possess, as well as a strong understanding of cuisine, color, design, photography, religion, and fashion (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306). Attention to detail, organization, and good management are key traits to posses as a wedding planner.  In planning a wedding, especially on the day of the event, one must expect the unexpected and be prepared for anything (Blakely, 2008, para. 1).

There are several accredited organizations with a main focus on the wedding industry. The top three professional organizations of the industry include the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), and the Association for Wedding Professionals (Blakely, 2008 para. 6). The Association of Bridal Consultants began in 1955 (ABC, 2013, para. 1), and is currently the largest national organization consisting of nearly 2,900 members (Blakely, 2008, para. 6). Certification through the Association of Bridal Consultants usually takes from three to six months to complete  (ABC, 2013, para. 1). With the association, certification is based upon a system of points. Points may be received in a variety of ways such as obtaining a higher college degree, professional development, industry experiences, attending conferences, publishing industry-related articles, and being a member of other professional organizations (How To Become A Big Day Planner, 2012, p.1). Based on a set range of points, one may be certified as a wedding novice, wedding consultant, professional bridal consultant, accredited bridal consultant, or a master bridal consultant (How To Become A Big Day Planner, 2012, p.1). “There are 69 master consultants in the entire world, and ten in the state of Florida. There are only five in Orlando, and to date, I am the only bilingual one in Orlando,” states Master Bridal Consultant  Rosie Moore (personal communication, October 21, 2013). The Association for Wedding Professionals also certifies individuals in one of three tiers of certification: the certificate of completion, Professional, or Certified (“How To Become A Big Day Planner”, 2012, p.1). A certificate of completion may be reached by a home course study. In order to receive a professional certification, one must join the association, work for one full year, maintain good standing within the organization, plan six weddings, and have several letters of recommendation. A certified planner must have first reached the professional level, and then in addition have a minimum of two years of experience, plan twelve or more weddings, have eight letters of recommendation, and construct a project that benefits the association as a whole (“How To Become A Big Day Planner”, 2012, p.1).

Because the wedding industry is always changing, it is highly important to stay up to date on current trends. Wedding websites such as allweddingcompanies.com are helpful in finding wedding vendors as well as finding out dates and times for upcoming bridal shows and conferences (allweddingcompanies.com, 2012, para.1). Master Bridal Consultant  Rosie Moore explains how she follows the Simon Bailey website to help keep her selling points sharp, along with the Wedding Planner Magazine (personal communication, October 21, 2013).

While it may have not been of high merit in the past, the wedding profession is emerging strongly and rapidly and will only continue to grow into the future (“How To Become A Big Day Planner”, 2012, p.1). With almost 2.4 million weddings in the United States alone within one year (ABC 2013), there is an ever-growing need for wedding planners to help brides reach their own unique image of a wedding (New York Times, 2004, p.E2). Because one must be highly detailed oriented, highly organized, have a wide variety of knowledge on several subjects such as cuisine, music, business, photography, religion, and fashion (J.T Walker, J.R Walker, 2008, p. 306), the wedding planning profession is not perfect for everyone, but if one does have an interest, it may be the perfect profession for them.

 

ps Ashley’s teacher gave her a 100 with a 98 at the end of the  year in her class! Congratulations to Ashley!!!

By Ashley Bliss, University of Florida Hospitality and Event Management Student

27 Miracles http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com/

As you can see Rosie Moore, Master Bridal Consultant for 27 Miracles is not only highly experienced in her planning but she is no stranger to working with celebrities and being on TV!

For an interview with Rosie Moore, please contact the 27 Miracles office to schedule an interview.

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Wedding Trend 2014

If you are looking for a special way to tell your love story at your wedding, a great idea is to brand your wedding. As a trend for 2014, it is more than a style for your wedding. Instead of sending out generic save-the-dates, how about branding it to fit your love story?

Were you and your significant other friends first? Do you have a favorite sports team in common? How about a certain movie or genre of music? Do you both enjoy performance arts or any other hobbies? How did you first meet? These questions will help you determine if branding your wedding is right for you.

The Groom incorporated his hat and his cowboy boots into the wedding.

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The bride and groom being Green Friendly wanted to incorporate everything green in the wedding.  Look at the bride’s bouquet made of 2 liter plastic soda bottles.

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Tiffany and Kyle decided to use names of places that they had traveled together as their table name.  It was a good way to have conversation at the guest tables especially if the guests did not know each other, it breaks the ice.

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If so, incorporate pieces of your love story or a theme of your choice from start to finish. This includes save-the-dates, wedding invitations, and your wedding website. Moreover, add the unique touch to the rehearsal dinner, ceremony/reception decor and music, and also you and your significant other’s wedding look.

For their RSVP Cards, the couple sent out questionnaires on what songs the guests wanted to hear, it made it fun to read the songs and some of the funny stuff that people write on the RSVP, which was later displayed at the reception for all to read.

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While branding your wedding is definitely nontraditional, it can also transform a wedding into one that your guests will remember for a lifetime.

By Christine Pabelico, Certified Wedding Planner

27 Miracles http://27miraclesbyrosie.com/