Custom Designed Weddings may seem a little scary,
if any of you are fans of Platinum Weddings
quotes for some of these services are out of sight.
It's like someone said BOO! Well you don't have to
shiver in horror, many companies today have created
a custom designed services and products without the
and the through the moon prices.
This month we have highlighted some business that
will give you just what you wanted, the best
wedding, ever. There is high, unbelievably low and
sometimes you just have to ask and you shall receive.
|I'm Such A Fan
And you will be too. Concepts ll Completion will create all
your graphic needs. Their mission is to
create products you and your guest will love, enjoy,
and cherish. Every piece of stationary is designed
produced by hand. They work closely with you as
choose your paper, ribbon, and other
embellishments. The result is an invitation that
embodies you and your style. The invitation sets the
tone of the wedding. Guest can begin to enjoy the
best that is yet to come.
Above is a scanned copy of the Calla Lily Fan
Program. It is perfect for those outdoor and
destination weddings. See the other shapes this
company can do for you (Calla Lilly Fan Program) and
have one custom designed just for you.
Above photo by Macintosh Smith at the Let's Get
Married In Harlem Bridal Expo.
This may seem like an extravagant accessory for your
wedding but as Tony of The Fur Studio tells me his
prices are incredible. You can have a fur coat on
your special day and this garment will not be worn
only one time.
The Fur Studio creates all kinds of fur coats for men
and women alike. Here are some wedding day fur
- Hot right now are fur shawls and little capelets in
white other creamy pastel colors. Mink is fabulous
but ask about other furs that can be dyed light
- Carry a fur muff instead of a bouquet. Beautiful
ribbons can drape down with a beautiful heirloom
- Ask Tony about creating a fur garter.
- If you're wearing a long sleeve dress, have some
fur cuffs made for the dress
- A mink ring bearer pillow is pretty glamorous and
it's all appropriate for the bling bling rings
- Pump up your pumps with fur ball shoe clips.
Stop in at The Fur Studio and try on a fur for any
- The Fur Studio
- 216 West 30th Street
- New York, NY
|Wedding Consultants or Not
- By Charlese Brown, B.S., M.B.A. Wedding
and Publisher; Charlese` Wedding Magazine TM (All
Before you spend any money on your wedding, seek
out a wedding consultant. Here?s the thing ? every
bride needs help with planning and executing her
wedding. The consultant does not necessarily have
to be from your area. Consultants do travel! You can
save thousands of dollars by just becoming
knowledgeable about your choice . As a wedding
consultant since 1999, I have personally met
numerous potential clients that have decided to ?do
it themselves? because they wanted to spend the
consultant?s fee on some other part of the wedding. I
have also met clients that knew right away that
having a wedding consultant had to be their FIRST
investment. Regardless of your viewpoint, every bride
needs someone there to make sure that the ?cake
arrives on time?! A consultant, for some brides, turn
out to be close friends. I still stay in contact with
clients that I worked with long after the wedding.
Some even have babies now.
Consultants know what you need. A good consultant
can also put creative plans into play that they know
can work for you. Seek out a professional with
references. A consultant?s past performance is the
best indicator of his/her future output. The average
range for fees can range from $1000.00 (coordinator
for the day) to a percentage of your guest fees.
Sometimes these fees rise into the neighborhood of
10%. Be careful of consultants that will not share
references. You have the right to ask questions and
to see the products for yourself. The wedding
consultant works for you. Along with experience,
wedding consultants are being trained by a number of
organizations that certify them in various aspects of
wedding planning. There are a few organizations
offering advanced degrees in ?consultant-ship?, as if
the person has attended college where certified
instructors are accountable to an accredited
institution. Be wary of these degrees. Yes, as a
potential client, you need to feel comfortable that
the wedding consultant knows what is necessary to
execute a wedding, but it also important to know
that the person has studied from a reputable and
accredited institution. Ask to see diplomas or
certificates and investigate the institution.
It?s your money. Make it work for you!
|When An Eyelash Falls...
When an eyelash falls out, put it on the back of the
hand, make a wish and throw it over your shoulder. If
it flies off the hand your wish will be granted. Stop!
wishing is for kids. Replace that
eyelash or get some longer more dramatic ones from
These are no drug store false eyelashes. They are
Xtreme Lashes; individual semi-perminant lashes.
Styles vary from a natural more fuller
look or a bold and dramatic flavor. The best part is,
the lashes can last up to two months or more with
out touch ups. That means, when you wake up in
the morning you can look like the day you said I do.
know that's pushing it, because your hair will be
sitting on one side of your head. Maybe even a little
drool that proceeds that morning breath. You may
have to scurry off to the bathroom to get yourself in
order, but at least your eyelashes will look fabulous.
Give Audrey a call, the rest is up to you.
|Cowrie Shell Pin
The cowrie shell pin is a simple way add some culture
to any wedding gown. The pin has about 20 cowrie
shells wired in the form of a flower. They also make
great bridesmaids gifts. See Just Add A Little
from my Bridal Blog and get some ideas inspiration.
Custom Designed Gowns
A custom designed gown is the perfect option for
those creating a very special event. You have more
choices in colors, fabric and style. Custom design
also allows you to include embellishments that don't
exist in the bridal gown market. This gown above is
in a silk satin with raffia fringe, beads and sequins at
the sleeves and neck. An inspired African mask is
stitched in front. Explore the idea of Custom design,
your designer to get creative and explore many ideas.
Don't let the idea of custom design scare you, it is a
creative process but in the end you get what you
want, a beautiful gown that you will always remember.