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TIPS | ESSENTIAL MUST-HAVES FOR THE BRIDAL SUITE

Hello Everyone! No matter were your bridal suite is located - whether at a hotel, venue or someone's home, it's important to have your room set with a few wedding day essentials that compliment your style. This will be your area to prepare, relax and get ready for one of the best days of your life. Take a look at what we believe will make your time in the bridal suite all that more comfortable!

GOOD ENERGY

PICTURE PERFECT SPOT FOR YOUR WEDDING DRESS

MIMOSA BAR

DETAILS

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WEDDING TRENDS | PALM SPRINGS

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WEDDING TRENDS | PALM SPRINGS

POOL FUN
There are so many dreamy and beautiful options when it comes to decorating your venue. If your venue has a pool, add some fun decor to give it that playful look. Give your venue a whimsical vibe by adding flowers, floats, or fun geometric paper decor!

PHTOO |  Kevin Chin

PHTOO | Kevin Chin

TRENDY STATIONERY
Get your guests amped up for the big day by sending them trendy stationary. Vibrant colors, cacti, and playful save the dates or invitations are a sure way to get them excited for your big day!

PHOTO |  Studio DIY

PHOTO | Studio DIY

STATIONERY | Shannon Kirsten

STATIONERY | Shannon Kirsten

BRIGHT COLORS
Palm Springs wouldn't be Palm Springs without it's bright colors. Add a pop of color into your centerpieces, party favors, or lounge area. The color will help emphasize the textures in your decor. 

PHOTO |  Gideon Photo

PHOTO | Gideon Photo

PHOTO |  Gideon Photo

PHOTO | Gideon Photo

Palm Springs is a vibrant yet dreamy city. You can always bring a bit of Palm Springs to your city wherever your wedding may be!

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TIPS | WEDDING REGISTRY

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TIPS | WEDDING REGISTRY

Creating the wedding registry seems like the best part of the wedding planning process - that and the food + cake tastings, but it can also be overwhelming if you don’t prepare in advance. Today, we are sharing 5 tips to enjoy creating your wedding registry.

  1. Use a checklist. You can either download lists available online or you can create your own. Remember to only register for items you really need. Just because the list you downloaded included an ice cream maker, doesn’t mean you really need one. Having a registry checklist will help you keep track of your items in case you register at more than one store.

  2. Give yourselves enough time. It can take a few hours to roam the entire store registering for items you need, especially if you two are getting a new place together and starting from scratch. You may spend several minutes discussing what color the bath towels should be and whether or not you really need a place setting for 10. Trying to do a whole registry in one day can be really exhausting so try breaking it into departments – kitchen, bedding, bath, etc.

  3. Register for items in a variety of price points. Although it would be nice to have extremely fancy glassware, not everyone on your guest list will be able to afford luxury brands. You want to make sure your guests have a variety of different price ranges of items to choose from.

  4. Register at 2-3 different stores. Yes, Bed Bath and Beyond is where everyone goes for their wedding registry, but there are also several different stores that offer nice perks to complete a registry. This also allows your guests to choose a store that is closest to them. Don’t forget to ask what their return policy is because I can guarantee you will receive more than 3 cutting boards.

  5. Update your registry. Ensure that your registry is up-to-date. Depending on how far in advance you start the registry, some items may be discontinued or some are already purchased by guests. Maintaining your wedding registry also helps prevent receiving duplicate items.

Hopefully these tips help you have fun scanning your little hearts out. We’d love to hear what your favorite tips are to create a stress-free wedding registry!

Photos | Chelsea Kaye, Jeff Brummett, Decor Inventory

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TIPS | WEDDING FAVORS YOUR GUESTS WILL WANT TO TAKE HOME

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TIPS | WEDDING FAVORS YOUR GUESTS WILL WANT TO TAKE HOME

Think about the last several weddings you’ve attended. Do you remember the wedding favors? Let’s be honest, the personalized matchbooks and mints aren’t favors that your guests will remember. In fact, they may be left behind at the reception tables only to be tossed away. You want your wedding favors to be unique, memorable and appreciated.

Here are a few wedding favor ideas that your guests will actually want!

Pretty Little Plants

Who wouldn’t want these adorable succulents sitting in their living room or on their night stand? I’ll take one for each room in my house, please and thank you!

Cute Coffee Mugs

If you’re having a fall or winter wedding and a majority of your guests are avid coffee drinkers, you can’t go wrong with a coffee mug and beans.

Photo |  Wendy Laurel

Photo | Wendy Laurel

Kits for the Kids

Don’t forget favors for the kids! A little basket of gadgets, games, and snacks will surely keep them entertained all night!

Cigars

Men may not be fans of pretty little plants, but they sure do love their cigars!

Donuts!

Because nobody can resist a donut! Send your guests home with a sugary treat!

Ice Cream Scoops

Come on, how charming! After all, we ALL scream for ice cream and you can be sure that your guests will use these at home a lot!

Remember one thing: You know your guests the best. If you have a guest list filled with food lovers, a midnight snack will be the way to their hearts. If your crowd really enjoys to have a good drink, you know they won’t leave behind a mini bottle of tequila! Give them a small gift to show your love and appreciation for accompanying you on such a special day!

What would you like to take home with you as a wedding favor?

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How To | Prepare for a Rainy Wedding Day

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How To | Prepare for a Rainy Wedding Day

Are you having an outdoor wedding and does the possibility of rain on your big day make you nervous? You don’t have to be! Although most brides cringe at the thought of rain on their wedding day, rain is not only a sign of good luck, it also gives you the opportunity to include some unique elements in your day.

We already know that you'll be obsessively checking the daily forecast leading up to your wedding, so we want to make sure you are well prepared in case Mother Nature decides to sprinkle a little luck on your marriage! Here are some tips to help prepare for a stress free rainy wedding day:

1. Have a Plan B Layout

Outdoor weddings are gorgeous and they can still be gorgeous on a rainy day. Ask your venue if they have a back-up plan in case of inclement weather. If they don’t, research tent rentals in your area just in case. You don’t want to panic and be rushed trying to find one the week of your wedding. Clear tents allow you to embrace your surroundings including the raindrops. White tents are simple and classic. 

Photo |  Heather Waraksa

2. Wearing Wellies

Walking down the aisle in heels can be nerve wracking. Add in the rain and you've got a stressful situation. Find some fun rain boots for you and your bridal party to wear to help keep your feet comfortable and safe! There are so many colors, patterns, and styles to choose from.

Photo |  Into the Light

3. Keeping Your Guests Dry

You and your guests will want to stay dry on your special day so why not use umbrellas as favors?! The clear umbrellas are stunning, especially for pictures, but you can also get creative and incorporate your wedding colors. Umbrellas are perfect for a bright or rainy day!

Photo |  Michelle Shore

4. Frizz-free Hairstyle

If your hair gets frizzy when it’s humid or wet, ask your stylist to give you a hairstyle that keeps your hair as frizz-free as possible. There are so many styles to choose from whether you have short, medium, or long hair.

Photo |  Brittrene Photo

5. Talk to Your Photographer

Ask your photographer if they have experience shooting in the rain. Photographers can make your day look absolutely amazing even on rainy and gloomy days. Don't be afraid to get a little damp! 

Photo |  Sunlit Studios

6. Hire a Wedding Coordinator

Hiring a wedding coordinator is one of the best investments you'll make for your special day. Rain or shine, wedding planners have experienced it all. Save yourself time and stress by letting your wedding planner do the hard work.

Although you can't control the weather, you can prepare yourself for it. The good thing about rainy weddings is the coziness and intimacy it can bring to your wedding. What have you done to prepare for a rainy wedding day?

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