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In addition to the big budgets that come with planning a wedding, there are little fees that tend to build up without notice. These hidden wedding costs don't have to remain hidden.
It's wedding planning time. You got the guy, now you've got to get the dress. You know you want it to be white (maybe)...but what else? What's the next step? Let us help.
Every bride would like to believe that her wedding dress experience will be perfect (as it should be!). However, we all know there are some things that may take you by surprise when you go shopping for your wedding dress. Let's review how to prepare yourself for the biggest wedding dress secrets and surprises.
Sure, having wedding planners and wedding decorators do all the work takes a lot of stress off you as a bride, but weddings need some personal touches here and there! It is YOUR day after all, not theirs! Make this adorable sign and greet your guests with your personal creative sparkle.
Table numbers are one of the staple pieces of any wedding. Instead of doing the same thing as every wedding before yours, why not switch things up a bit?
To all of you new 2B's who are recently engaged....welcome! Fortunately, Indy brides who just got engaged have been afforded some awesome weather to get out and there hit the pavement running! We know you are excited to get your wedding plans under way - and your venue search should be that first empty check box on your to-do list. Just about where the grid coordinates of our seemingly "flat" landscape begin to roll into hilly countryside; there you will find great residential area, schools, shopping, restaurants...and some amazing and unique Indy wedding venues - ripe for the picking! From unique wedding venues, to venues with "southern charm", to large-scale banquet halls, and from indoor to outdoor wedding and reception capabilities - Indy South has it going on! Today on the blog, we are asking our 2B's to put on their hard hats and spilunking gear as we explore South side Indianapolis wedding venues - and everything they have to offer our city's brides.
Everybody looks different when they're naked and guess what, 2B's? The same goes for cakes! "Naked cakes" arrived on the wedding scene in 2013 and are beginning to make their way into mainstream wedding design. As this trend grows in popularity; so does the level of creativity in their development. Today, on the IB2B blog we are discussing both the benefits of opting for naked cake - and the many ways to "dress" your naked wedding cake that will leave your guests drooling with anticipation!
Throwing a great reception party isn't rocket science. It is, however, a multi-faceted animal that requires much thought and prep work to ensure both you and your guests walk away thinking, "Wow. That was REALLY a fantastic night to remember." The fluidity of your event is a huge key to successful party-planning that some brides tend to overlook in the planning process, itself. While it takes teams of people to bring a successful wedding to fruition; a large facet of streamlining the timeline and the flow of your reception lies in the hands of your wedding DJ/Emcee. While you may think you can "skimp" on a DJ and let the other members of your wedding team pick up the slack; I am going to touch upon the 5 major reasons why hiring a full-time, trained wedding DJ can help ensure that your reception is everything you (and your guests) dreamed of!
"Planning my friend's bachelor/bachelorette party was so fun and easy", said NO ONE EVER. Any maid-of-honor or best man who has been tasked to get a large group of friends together, man the communications, get everyone on the same page, and plan a party that everyone will enjoy knows how challenging it can be. Balancing different personalities, preferences, budgets, and schedules can feel less like party-planning and more like a job of herding cats! This common challenge ignited a brainstorm of ideas for DJ's Bryon and Luke, owners of Vibe Wedding Group, LLC. Though the two have over 17+ years in the wedding industry; they realized that this was a concept unique to only two other cities in the U.S. After researching, the two set out to create a full-service bachelor/bachelorette party-planning business that would streamline and simplify the process for Indianapolis brides and grooms looking to celebrate their last days of being single. After spending countless months networking and negotiating, Bryon and Luke have created a large list of party packages with partners who offer bar/nightclub, transportation, lodging, and entertainment services in the Indianapolis and surrounding areas. They creatively deemed their new endeavor "Indy's Last Stand". (Love it!) We recently got the opportunity to sit down and talk about Indy's Last Stand with Bryon and Luke and are delighted to share some great information we extracted from the interview with our 2B's:
Even the most savvy DIY brides generally find wedding flowers to be one of the trickiest aspects of wedding planning to handle themselves. It requires knowing the millions of flower varieties, available colors, price points for each, growing seasons, and availability. And managing the timing on live floral design can be very difficult just days before your big day; when you are busier than ever with more impending priorities.
If you are planning a wedding in Indianapolis, IN, then Indy Bride 2B is the ideal service to find everything you need for planning the perfect wedding. As a premier wedding service provider, we offer information about and a vendor list to help you plan your perfect wedding. Whether you need information on wedding venues; elegant or rustic, a wedding DJ, wedding cake design, wedding catering, or you are searching for the perfect wedding dress, we are pleased to provide you with a wealth of resources.
We make sure that planning the perfect wedding in Indy and the surrounding metro area is as simple and straightforward as possible. From helpful tips on wedding gifts, wedding rehearsal dinners, and wedding music planning to information about choosing the right wedding officiants, we have got you covered through our blogs and newsletters.