Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Coffee

It is my first Sunday Coffee of 2011!  I can't wait to get this year started with all my wonderful clients and friends.  I have been preparing for the two bridal shows that will take place in the next eight weeks - so my design switch has been turned all the way up lately.  And, with that in mind, I wanted to share my 5 Quick Tips for brides that plan to attend a bridal show in 2011.  


Tip 1:  Bring your camera.  There will be things you just don't want to forget!  If you have a phone with a camera, don't forget to charge it to the fullest!


Tip 2: Talk, talk and talk!  You won't be able to fully enjoy and benefit from the bridal show unless you engage with the vendors.  If you aren't an outgoing bride, bring a friend or family member who will speak up for you - and will ask the right questions.


Tip 3: Three's a crowd.  Just like when you are going dress shopping, try to keep your group small.  It is a little strange when a bride has a small parade following them to each booth at the show.


Tip 4:  Take advantage of the giveaways.  We are putting this show on to make your wedding planning process easier and more fun, and the giveaways are always fantastic.  So, why not stick around and see if you've won!?


Tip 5:  Create a "yes" bag.  Inside your bag, create a small bag to put the vendor information that you really love.  That way, when you get home you already have the "loved" and "not so much" already separated.  One less thing to try to remember!


Besides the bridal show frenzy that is my office, I did have some time this AM to scour my magazines.  Check out these finds!


New year celebrity fitness tips that I just might try...


Best Wedding Decor Ideas of 2010 (and who is to say some of these won't carry over to 2011?)


MUST READ ALERT: After Party Etiquette


Creative Save-the-Dates


One of my new favorite blogs - The Pretty Blog


And, before I start a new week full of fun projects - I am treating myself to a movie date with the husband.  Have a great first week of 2011!


Boldly Yours, 
Lori


P.S. See BCE (and other great vendors) in action at these upcoming Bridal Shows:
January 16th, Purdue Memorial Union (www.thebridalaffair.com)
February 27th, La Dolce Salon & Spa, Carmel, Indiana 

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