Sunday, June 30, 2013

American Flag Wedding Dress? Yes or NO!!

Just for fun I thought I would share with you some patriotic wedding dresses I came across today, just in case the mood of the 4th really over took you!!

Please read the rest after you stop laughing hysterically... All joking aside, while I don't recommend wearing a flag on your wedding day, there all all sorts of beautiful ways to incorporate a patriotic color scheme to your wedding. Consider a patriotic theme if you are in the military or marrying a military groom. Also consider a patriotic color scheme if you are getting married on a holiday weekend such as July 4th, Memorial Day, or Veteran's Day. Think about adding accents of red, white and blue to lots of your wedding details. Be sure to check out Angee's Eventions Facebook Page for lots of ideas, we're having a full week of patriotic wedding themes.  

So, would you wear one of these dresses?


Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Patriotic Wedding!

While browsing wedding blogs for ideas for this Patriotic Wedding Inspiration Board, I fell in love with so many of the the patriotic themes popping up. Who know there were so many people interested in this type of wedding. It is certainly possible to take this theme too far but it can definitely be done tastefully. 

This patriotic themed wedding inspiration board was created for creative ways to incorporate the "red, white & blue" into your patriotic wedding. 

Making your wedding have a little patriotic flare doesn't have to be over the top and cluttered, it can be sweet and simple by adding little touches.  

Happy planning!  Have a safe and Happy 4th!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Wedding Party Duties - Who Does What?

The bridal party are the bride & grooms entourage, they have their bridal party duties & responsibilities to perform. Thanks to Simply Bridal for creating this Infographic to help break it down for us!

Source: Simply Bridal via Angee's Evention on Pinterest
Be sure to check the original post by Simply Bridal for a list of roles and duties that did not make the list!


Friday, June 7, 2013

How to Choose the Right Wedding Dress for Your Body Shape!

The day of your wedding is coming up…and you have no idea what dress you would possibly want…Choosing the right style requires self-reflection and a look at your body. Your dress may look good on the hanger, but totally different on you. And it isn’t all about weight! No matter how much you do or don’t weigh, your basic body shape will remain the same. And it’s your shape that determines which types of gowns will look best on you.

Here are some things to take into account as your day comes up:

First, you should make sure you start shopping for your dress 6 months in advance. Manufacturing the dress can take up to 4 months and tailoring or altering will take up to 2 months. Start looking at magazines and make a collage of pictures you find interesting. It will make it easier for your dress consultant to find something for you if you have an idea of what you want. She will bring you many dresses and you might think to yourself, “No way!”… But the truth is some dresses you put on will look better on you than on the hanger. Don’t be afraid to play dress up, you could be very surprised! On my favorite show, “Say Yes to the Dress,” a good percentage of the girls end up getting dresses they would have never even considered, had their consultant not convinced them.

Pear Shapes
You are: Slimmer on the top and full on the bottom. You tend to have smaller breasts and fuller hips.
You want: Typically, A-formations or Empirical gowns with a V neckline that would accentuate your figure the best. These dresses give you flowing lines which are important in balancing out your shape. Try to go for fabrics that don’t cling like taffeta and duchess satin, or if it is more casual than go for an eyelet lace or raw silk. Halter dresses will draw the attention upward for you as well.
Try to Avoid: Clingy bottoms-they will make you look bottom heavy.

You are: Taller than your average bride, long legs and arms.
You want: Simple, floor sweeping hems-something appropriate to your height. For example; long sleeves that goes past your wrists so it doesn’t look like the dress belongs on someone smaller. I believe taller types can pull off almost anything like halter type, ball gown, mermaid, Grecian and empire waist types.
Try to Avoid: Be wary of anything too elaborate that would make you look too girlish.

Inverted Triangle
You are: Top heavy or usually with broader shoulders and slim/narrow hips and slim legs.
You want: Sheath, Empire, Ball gown, A-line with a halter, one shoulder or strapless. The trick is not to cover your shoulders…we want to bring them out and avoid making them look larger than they are. You can go for a ball gown or a dress with flowy lines and anything with a textured bottom. These aspects will aid in balancing out your figure.
Try to Avoid: Covering your Shoulders.

You are: Well endowed in your chest.
You want: Try a sweetheart line which will flatter your chest. A straight line will make you appear to have a bigger bust which will actually add weight to your appearance. Dresses with less dramatic fabric on top would suit you. Avoid satin or silk as they will call attention to your bust. Go for flattering A-line or ball gown styles to balance out your figure.
Try to Avoid: Avoid straight lines going across your bust, and too much material up top.

Plus Size
You are: Carrying some more weight usually around the middle.
You want: An empire or gradual A line because it would play up your shape. Go for simple elegance. A V-neck line is extremely flattering and adds an elegant touch. It adds more vertical lines making you look slimmer.
Try to Avoid: Loose dresses that add pounds. Make sure the seam does not start at the seam. It’s too much like a maternity dress. Avoid frills and ruffles, they will add more weight.

You are: Bottom, hips and torso full…mainly defined by a fuller waist
You want: Vertical lines, not horizontal; High waistlines with skirts that flow away from your body like an empire gown or ball gown. A dress that cinches in your waist and flows out will flatter your smallest area. The sweetheart neckline would suit your curvy figure while a V neckline would add more vertical lines.
Try to Avoid: Trumpet dresses that flare out where you carry the most weight.

Slim/ Boyish
You are: Narrow body shape with slim hips and smaller chest.
You want: Go for a volume-like a ball gown with an emphasised bodice to add more curves. Dresses with ruching give you more femininity and detail. Halter styles will give the impression you have a fuller chest as well.
Try to Avoid: Over clingy fabric.

You are: Short and have smaller proportions.
You want: An A-line dress will make you look taller with a waist line that sits above your natural waist, giving more length to your legs.
Try to Avoid: Dropped waist. It will make you look shorter. Ball gowns make your legs disappear and appear shorter, be weary! Avoid calf length dresses as well. Limit the detail on you dress…i.e. huge bows which will make you appear even smaller.

You are: Bust and Booty Blessed with a smaller waist.
You want: Glamour! Go for a sheath dress which will fall in all the right places. A sheath dress is for the daring and comfortable with their figure. It will hug your curves and give you that old glamour look. Others include the mermaid dress which will move along all the lines of your body.
Try to Avoid: Ball-gowns as they don’t work for larger hour glass figures, they add more weight.

Please remember that this is all just helpful advice, your dream dress should be what you want. This is just a guide to helping you look your best! 



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

How to Beat the Heat at Your Outdoor Event!

Summertime weddings and parties outdoors can be scorchers. Cold, refreshing beverages can help your guest beat the heat, but you might want to try a “cooling station”

Cooling stations are a wedding trend that I believe any hostess having an outdoor event in the summer should follow. 

Here are a few of my favorite cooling station ideas and some other ideas to keep guest cool. 

  • Fans and parasols: Turn your wedding programs into fans, or have fans readily available as favors, like these from Dengra Designs. Or set out a basket full of cheap paper parasols.

Image via Google Search
Image via Google Image Search

  • Dress code: Dress in breathable fabrics and inform your guests to dress for the heat — shorts, flip flops, light cotton shirts, sun dresses etc. 

  • Hydration station. Have water, iced tea, and/or lemonade readily available. Have bottled water on ice throughout the event is a great idea also. 

Image via Angee's Eventions on Pinterest

  • Hose it down! Spray down any concrete, stone, or brick areas with a garden hose to it cool off.
  • Rent tents. If there's no natural shade to be found, you can rent large tents to provide an escape from the sun.
  • Misters. You can get yourself an outdoor mist cooling system, hook it up to your garden hose, and set these fabulous misters up anywhere.

Image via Angee's Eventions on Pinterest

  • Cooling Stations: 
  1. Chill small spritzer bottles in the refrigerator before setting them out for guests. Invite each guest to take one to keep themselves cool while at the party. Remember to buy the fine mist spritzers that “mist” rather than “squirt!” 
  2. Set out handkerchiefs for guest to dip into iced lemon water. 
    Image via Rex and Regina
    Image via Angee's Eventions on Pinterest

Stay cool, send in photos of how you achieved it!


Monday, June 3, 2013

How to throw a Progressive Dinner Party!

Who doesn’t love to throw a dinner party? But…no one wants all that work! Why not organize a Progressive Dinner Party? Here’s how it works: At a progressive dinner party, guests share the duties of cooking, entertaining and cleaning up. Dinner often begins with appetizers and drinks in one location, moves on to the salads, then entrĂ©e in another, and concludes with dessert and coffee in a third. This gives the traditional dinner party a twist.

Ready to give it a try? Here’s how to plan a progressive dinner party.  Choose your hosts.  Select three or four people who would be interested in participating in a progressive dinner party.  Ideally, the participants should live fairly close to one another to reduce the distance that needs to be drive between homes. Plan the menu. To plan a progressive dinner party, decide what each host will serve and the order in which the homes will be visited. The first house usually serves appetizers and cocktails, the second salads, the third the main course, and the last house dessert. Let each host know ahead of time approximately when the guests will be arriving at their location.   

Prepare the invitation list. It’s important to only invite as many people as each host can accommodate. If one host has a small home, this may limit your guest list. Send out the invitations. Include the times and the address of each participating host in the progressive dinner. Make sure to include an RSVP. Follow up by calling each guest to confirm who is coming and who isn’t so you can give the hosts an accurate count. Keep the progressive dinner moving on schedule. Try to restrict the time spent at each house to forty-five minutes or so and make sure everyone leaves on time. Spending too much time at one house will throw the entire schedule off and upset the hosts.  

Don’t forget to thank each host who participated after the progressive dinner with a special hostess gift such as a nice bottle of wine, a handmade basket of goodies, or arranged flowers. 

Enjoy and please send ideas or photos from your party!