Diary of a Bridesmaid ~ Dresses for the girls!

There are so many decisions to be made when picking the dresses for your bridesmaids. Do you want them in a specific color? Do you want them in black with the color focus on your bouquets? Where is your wedding? Is it inside or out? In nature or in a church? Should the dresses be long or short? Should they all match? Should they have different dresses in the same color? What about different dresses in different colors? There is no one answer to tradition anymore, it has become as personal as picking a wedding gown.

My suggestion…talk to your bridesmaids! See what they are comfortable in as well. Bounce ideas back and forth to each other, look at your different options, and use sites like Pinterest, Style Me Pretty and Ruffled for inspiration! Keep in mind a lot of dresses take about 14 weeks from order to delivery, so if you have a lot of girls in the wedding party, start sooner rather than later.

Same color and style example from Ellen & Adam’s Wedding with Intertwined Events:

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Same color, different dress style for Erin & Matt’s (me) wedding with A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production

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Mixed pallet and styles, this is from Style Me Pretty:

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Dove Canyon Golf Club Wedding Boutique

We are proud to be one of Dove Canyon Golf Club’s preferred vendors and will be participating in their Wedding Boutique March 8! Hope to see you there!10929122_10152759138748406_8560584474706849578_o

Venue Highlight ~ The Resort at Pelican Hill

Lighting can make all the difference, and at The Resort at Pelican Hill it can transform an already beautiful space to something even more incredible!

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Planner: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production

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Planner: Intertwined Events

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Planner: Melody Walker

Diary of a Bridesmaid ~ Saying Yes to the Dress!

To read the first blog post in the series click {Diary of a Bridesmaid ~ Introduction.}

The date has been set for my best friend’s wedding for October 24, so it’s time to begin the most exciting year of her life! Leigh lives in Dallas now, so as the Matron of Honor I knew that I needed to fly out to Dallas to help her find her perfect wedding dress.

Research dress ideas, designers and bridal shops!

I suggest looking at websites like The Knot, Wedding Wire and Yelp to look for reviews of Bridal shops in your area. Make sure to read the reviews and see what designers the shops carry. Keep in mind a lot of times, the dress you think you want may not be the one you end up purchasing, so have an open mind going into the shop and let them help you find the best look for your body type.

In Leigh’s case we found a fabulous shop in Dallas called Bridal Boutique in Lewisville, TX. The staff was extremely friendly, they had a large and fabulous selection of gowns and made the entire experience enjoyable After only 2 hours Leigh said yes to the dress!

Note to the bride: bring women you trust, that will tell you the truth, but will support you in any decision you have. You don’t need to take your entire wedding party with you, that can get extremely overwhelming. Keep it to 1-3 people.

Note to the bridesmaids/mother of the bride attending: Be nice but be honest. Do remember, this is not your wedding, this is her’s so be supportive. Help to open her horizons on different styles so that she can see more choices she may not have thought of before. You are her cheerleaders!

Next post to come: picking your bridesmaids!

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Freeze the Night!

Our very own DJ Steve Shanahan was asked to be the DJ for Disneyland’s California Adventure Freeze the Night Family Dance Party everything Thursday night! If you get the opportunity to come and check it out, make sure you say hi and snag a selfie with Steve! #DJChill #FrozenFun

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Talk to us!

We love getting feedback and reading the reviews of our past brides and grooms. Thank you to all who jump on Yelp, Wedding Wire and The Knot to let others know about your experience!

Here’s a Yelp review by M.D. 5 Stars: We had Steve DJ and emcee our July 3rd wedding. He was not just a great DJ, choosing the most appropriate music for the moment and the crowd, but an engaging emcee, making smooth transitions amongst the reception events. We absolutely loved how connected he was to our guests and how much he paid attention to us and our needs. He worked closely with the live band we hired to play our ceremony and first dance and was nothing but professional when interacting with all of our vendors. My husband and I danced until the very last song- truly a testament to his amazing skill level!

How your wedding day transforms!

Have you ever seen a venue transformed into a wedding? Check out this amazing 90 second video to get a behind the scenes look of how it all happens.

Video by Plug Wedding Films

DJ and Lighting: Honored Occasions

Wedding Planning & Design: Intertwined

Location: St. Regis Monarch Beach

Retails: Square Root Designs

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