Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Handling an emergency in style

Last week I covered having an bridal emergency kit. A few days later I had the wonderful opportunity to network with Jackie of Mojuba Wedding. She has taken the the bridal emergency kit to another level and has even remembered the groom with her Groom Mojuba™.

Mojuba began with a simple mission: to help brides and grooms experience a magnificent, memorable, stress-free wedding. I love to promote anything that will take stress off a bride's shoulders.

The Bride Mojuba bridal kit is filled with wonderful products to alleviate those unexpected emergencies on you wedding day. The Mojuba kit is as it is defined "a bag of magic that brings joy and happiness" , a bride who is stress free is a happy bride. I could not take away from or add to the magnificent description of this product on the Mojuba website:

"Bride Mojuba is a collection of last-minute items that brides need-but didn’t know they needed-on their wedding day. Bride Mojuba™ is a sophisticated, chic bag that unfolds to reveal one exquisite item after another, from essential everyday items to indulgent necessities for the bride and her bridal party.

It has a built-in mirror and is easy to throw over a shoulder or carry on the arm. Also tucked inside each Bride Mojuba™ bag is a little something to make you smile: a thoughtful, unique gift from Jackie herself.
Usually handcrafted and discovered during her travels, the items are distinct and ever-changing, but always reflect the idea of Mojuba-of praise, tribute, and a beautiful journey beginning on the wedding day and continuing long thereafter.

Whether bought to ease the stress of their own wedding day or given as a gift, brides across the country can breathe a sigh of relief-Mojuba Wedding will prepare them for the unexpected on their wedding day

The Mojuba™ Bride and Groom kits are filled with names like L’Occitane®,Ms. Manicure®, Colgate®, Kodak®, quality has not be sacrificed in creating this magnificent product. Please visit Mojuba Wedding to purchase this great bridal kit for yourself or a bride to be.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This Wedding is stressful....and I am just the guest

I love the opportunity to write a comprehensive blog and share information for everyone involved in the wedding. I came across a blog and wanted to share this with my readers. Having several friends getting married can be as stressful as getting married yourself. With showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and of course weddings you can be left spinning. Finding balance is part of building healthy habits. As we approach a new year maybe we can take a tip from Katie Kerns, who has dealt with this type of stress.

Do You, Katie, Take This Wedding Invitation?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Top 10 bridal trends for 2010

Get Married along with today’s leading industry experts offer these brides the top 10bridal trends for 2010. From runway fashions and edible passions to techie automations and color saturations, the new bridal trends are all about personalization and expressing your unique bridal style.

Among the top 10 bridal trends for 2010 appealing to recently engaged brides are:

1. Non-linear aisle

2. Comfort foods with a kick

3. Gifting techie gadgetry

4. Texture-inspired invitations

5. Old, new, borrowed and cobalt blue

6. Wear-again bridesmaid dresses

7. Three-dimensional save-the-dates

8. Old Hollywood glam, for men!

9. Blogger brides abound

10. Personalized plus

It is fun to look at trends and how they reflect our changing times. Check out Get Married for more details on trends in 2010.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

And the winner is...........

Congratulations! the winner of Inspired's November giveaway is Miss Crabby Pants our reader from Canada. Thank you for entering our November giveaway. I would like to especially thank our sponsor Luv to Peek Bridal, an Etsy Shop.

We will be announcing our December giveaway this week so stop by for a chance to win.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Victorian Themed Wedding

Setting a theme for your wedding can give you some direction in terms of color selection, invitations, venue, even your wedding dress. Adding special touches from your theme can make your wedding day a very memorable event. One word of caution it is important that you do not over do the theme, so as to not make your wedding seem overwhelming.

Victorian weddings themes are very popular. When one thinks of the Victorian era, you think of elegance and romance. Lavish mansions, beautiful gardens and well dressed guest at a ball. There is so much that you could take from this era to make your day reflect that era of elegance and romance. Knowing which things to use will be the key in letting your wedding have a beautiful thread working through it as opposed to a hodgepodge of items that overwhelm your day and decor.

One very clear way to bring your Victorian themed to life is your venue. A beautiful mansion, historical building or castle perhaps. You can find a beautiful garden at any budget. You may find a venue that has a garden attached and have your ceremony there. You can also have the ceremony at a botanical garden and have your reception at separate venue. Even pre-wedding parties can take the theme and use it to host a bridal shower tea party or bridesmaids tea.

Gina Gold: Art and Print

Nothing says elegance and romance like roses. Roses are a staple in a Victorian wedding; preferably muted tones, soft yellows, pinks, creams, greens. Possible containers could be silver, crystal, urns. Candles and candelabras will also bring a touch of the elegance of the Victorian era. Check out other flowers popular in the Victorian Era.

Your wedding dress can have lace, a fitted bodice and a long, flowing skirt. Gowns with beading or intricate designs on the bodice. The sleeves of Victorian wedding gowns can be any length, from full to half to a sleeveless or strapless bodice.

What I think of alot in the Victorian era ( actually any era) were the shoes. There are some shoe wedding favors that you could give to your guests. These shoes are usually intricate in design and colorful. I fell in love with this Etsy find, Marie Antoinette inspired fancy shoe favor boxes

Marie Antoinette inspired fancy shoe favor boxes

If you want to add a bit of dramatic flair, see Screaming Queens Entertainment. Maybe a Marie Antoinette strolling desert table or two period dressed individuals walking around talking to your guests.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bridal Emergency Kit

Your wedding day will undoubtedly be an exciting and beautiful day. All the details finalized and you are ready to be married. Be prepared for little emergencies by preparing a bridal emergency kit. If you have hired a professional wedding coordinator she should have an emergency kit handy. If you do not have a coordinator, here are some essential items you will want to include in your bridal emergency kit. Designate a responsible person to be in charge of the emergency kit, someone who will be available to you and your bridal party should an emergency occur.

These are a list of the essentials to include in your bridal emergency kit:

Nail file
Nail polish in the bride's shade
make-up (also remember to include shades that match bridesmaids skin tones and coloring)
Straws (for drinking without messing up lipstick
Extra stockings
Brush and comb
Bobbypins and hair elastics
Static-cling spray
Lint brush
Earring backs
Baby powder (also useful for getting out last-minute spills on a white dress)
Eye-drops (look for redness reducing)
Contact lens solution
Smelling salts
prescription medicines
Headache medicine (bring two different kinds in case one of the bridal party is allergic)
safety pins
extra contact lenses and cleaner
stain remover
mirror (in case you are getting dressed in a room that does not have a mirror)
shoe polish
a pair of comfortable shoes, slippers
small sewing kit with scissors (include thread colors of bride and bridesmaid gowns)
masking tape or hem tape
tampons and feminine napkins
extra black socks for the ushers or groomsmen
toothbrush and toothpaste

Other items to include in your bridal emergency kit are important phone numbers, copies of directions to the reception, camera batteries and miscellaneous cords and adapters, an iron.

You could consider buying a fishing tackle box

You can also purchase a bridal emergency kit which you will probably want to add to.


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