Let’s be honest, the bar is the hottest spot of the night at any wedding. It gets more action than any fancy food bar and is the center of fun. For that reason, it’s especially important that you not overlook … Continue reading
A rehearsal dinner and welcome reception sets the tone for what the rest of the wedding weekend will entail. It’s important to plan an evening that includes all of your out-of-town guests. Your guests do not expect you to throw another … Continue reading
One trend that isn’t going away any time soon is the signature cocktail. This specialty drink is typically concocted from the bride and groom’s favorite libations. Since there are already a zillion blog posts out there with recipes for signature … Continue reading
Cat and Jeff brought me on to assist them in pulling together the design concept for their Big Day on October 19th. You see, they both have very demanding careers in NYC and haven’t had the time to nail down … Continue reading
You know the spring wedding season is in full swing when my dining room has suddenly converted into a favor and welcome bag assembly line! This week, I am putting together the sweetest welcome bags for guests attending Stephanie and … Continue reading
Below are some flavors and combinations from local cake artist, Sheri Davis of Sheri’s Edible Designs. Her newest flavor, Blueberry Pancake, is DELISH! Trust me, I’ve tried it for myself!
Specialty Cake Flavors
- It’s Island Time – White cake infused with lime syrup with a hint of tequila, a layer of butter cream and homemade lime curd. Tastes like a Margarita!
- Blueberry Pancake – layers of soft vanilla cake brushed with maple syrup, filled with vanilla butter cream and blueberry compote.
- Chocolate Banana– Alternating layers of chocolate and white cake filled with a dark whipped chocolate ganache and fresh bananas.
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chunk – Chocolate cake filled with dark whipped chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries with miniature chocolate chips in every bite!!
- Chocolate ‘Cheese’cake – Alternating layers of dark chocolate cake and creamy white cheesecake filled with whipped chocolate ganache.
Welcome bags are a fun and hospitable way to welcome out-of-town guests to your destination wedding location! Filled with everything from gourmet goodies and gifts to local maps and things to do, your guests will be delighted at how thoughtful and resourceful this hospitable gesture is!
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Welcome bags are also a great way to introduce your guests to the overall theme of your wedding! If you’re going for a tuscan theme and your colors are wineberry and apple green, try incorporating those colors into the packaging. You should also base the items inside around your theme. In the case of the tuscan theme, you could include a bottle of wine (or wine split, which serves 2 glasses), a personalized corkscrew and a serving of cheese and crackers.
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IDEAS OF THINGS TO INCLUDE:
- Local Map (contact the local Chamber of Commerce to find out if anyone disburses them free of charge)
- Restaurant Recommendations
- Important Phone Numbers:
- A family member or friend who can answer any wedding related questions from guests
- Emergency phone numbers (hospital, police department, fire department, poison control, etc.)
- Taxi Cab Companies
- Bride and Groom’s Phone Numbers
- Personalized Bottled Water
- Local Goodies (i.e. Savannah Bee Company honey, Pecan Pralines, etc.)
- Wedding Itinerary (just in case someone forgets the invitation)
- Rehearsal Details
- Ceremony location, start time and directions
- Reception location, start time and directions
- Local Magazine (many towns/cities have free publications that they will give to you to)
- Emergency Items (i.e. Bandaids, IBU Profin, etc.)
- Symbolic Gift of:
- The wedding
- The couple
- The couple’s home town
- The wedding’s destination location
- Thank You Message from Bride and Groom