Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New DIY E-Classes on Brit + Co


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If you are going the DIY route for a wedding or special event, it's best to learn the craft or brush up on your skills beforehand.  DIYers will love to the easy, fun DIY e-classes offered on Brit + Co!  Four new classes are being offered this winter, including Sketching 101 and Hand-Lettering Basics.  We think those classes would be perfect for brides, and for wedding and event professionals!  From the comfort of your home, you can work on honing your sketching or hand-lettering skills with the help of a master teacher.  Then you sketch your vision for your wedding planner or hand-letter custom wall art for your reception, for example.   Your new DIY skills can take your wedding or special event to the next level!

For a full list of creative, DIY e-classes, please visit Brit + Co.

Friday, January 23, 2015

San Francisco BHLDN Pop-Up Starts TODAY!


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San Francisco brides, BHLDN is in town for a limited time!  From now until February 1, you can shop a curated collection of wedding gowns, accessories and decor at the BHLDN pop-up store located at Firehouse 8.  BHLDN has the most beautiful wedding gowns, and this is a golden opportunity to peruse, try on, and/or purchase those beauties in person.  For more information about the San Francisco pop-up, please visit BHLDN.  Happy wedding gown shopping! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lovely Baking and Decorating Supplies from Fancy Flours


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Whether you need the perfect cupcake liner for Valentine's Day or you want a vintage wedding cake topper, look no further than the baking and decorating supplies mecca, Fancy Flours.  The site is dedicated to the crafting of sugar delights like cakes, cookies and candy.  It's got every supply a home baker, professional chef, or party hostess could dream of for baking, and for cookie, cake and cupcake decorating.  We're loving the beautiful food packaging supplies for wedding and party favors, and unique party decorations for any special occasion too.  Take your desserts to the next level with supplies from Fancy Flours!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wedding Stationery Checklist on Brides


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On the journey from the engagement to the wedding and beyond, brides and grooms create a trail of wedding stationery.  Before engaged couples order wedding stationery, it's wise to take a look at Every Piece of Stationery You'll Need for Your Wedding on Brides.  This handy checklist ensures no wedding stationery is forgotten!  Also, it's a great guide to discussing the wedding stationery budget, and to determining what stationery is essential.  Print, pin or bookmark this useful wedding stationery checklist!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Amy's Awards Show Party Tips on Brit + Co


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Awards show season is here!  Last Sunday, the Golden Globes.  Coming up on February 22, The Oscars.  We adore any excuse to throw a party and awards shows are no exception.  To give you inspiration, Amy weighs in with 8 Tips on How to Throw a Last Minute Awards Show Party on Brit + Co.  Her savvy tips give you the blueprint for easy, effortless entertaining from start to finish during an awards show.  With Amy as your guide, you'll host an award-worthy party!

Be sure to check out Amy's previous post, Engaged Over the Holidays? Read These 10 Tips Now!, on Brit + Co.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Wedding A to Z Book by Linda Hampshire and Karima El-Hakkaoui


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In honor of couples who got engaged over the holidays, we shared wedding planning resources with you this week.  We covered Amy's top engagement tips and the cost of weddings.  We'd also like to recommend the new book, The Wedding A to Z: Everything You Need to Know . . . and Stuff You Never Thought to Ask by Linda Hampshire and Karima El-Hakkaoui.  This handy guide answers every bridal and wedding planning question for brides and grooms.  What makes it special is the answers are provided by wedding industry experts, including our very own Amy of Amy Nichols Special Events.

Whether you are newly engaged or long in the trenches of wedding planning, check out the helpful book, The Wedding A to Z!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Cost of Weddings on HuffPost


Photo Credit: Dana Cubbage Weddings via HuffPost Weddings

One of Amy's top engagement tips is to discuss the budget early in the wedding planning process.  A good starting point for this important discussion is Why Do Weddings Cost SO Much? on HuffPost Weddings.  It's a great resource for brides and grooms to learn about the costs of weddings.  Also, the article offers helpful hints on how to control the budget.  Go ahead, brides and grooms- educate yourself!

In case you missed it, here are Amy's wise engagement tips!  
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