Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mini BRIDE IDEAS Seminars Arriving at a Studio Near You!

When you get engaged you start getting really excited about every detail of this milestone day that is really going to be all about you! You run out and grab every magazine in the pharmacy, google images until you fall asleep at the computer and start creating these enormous binders that you carry with you to every meeting you go. I love every second of experiencing those things with my clients. There are 22 000 weddings every year in beautiful Montreal and although I don’t have the honor of assisting all of you blushing brides, I’d like to do something to enjoy a bigger piece of this amazing pie so... Mini Seminars are officially born.

We will be holding mini seminar evenings at our brand new studio with themes ranging from The Ultimate Cake Tasting to DIY Floral arrangements that will leave anyone envious of your newly perfected/born talent! (Even if you won’t actually be creating these are a bride this year and everything weddings is fun!!) So Brides, Bridesmaids, Montreal Vendors, if you are interested in our soon to be launched line up of mini seminars, send us an email and we’ll put you on the list! Although we wish our space was enormous, it just isn’t and rather than going out and renting out a big hall, we want to keep these fun nights small and intimate. Tickets will range from 10-30 dollars and will always include some Bubbly & Sweets



Principal Planner Team

Friday, May 1, 2009

Invitation Nightmare!

When you're getting married, one major thing you work on with your designer is the invitations that will be sent to your guests. Obvious. Ok, next, you go over all the wording with your stationary designer. You can choose from an array of pre-written texts, go traditional, modern, draft your own... What you absolutely CANNOT do is write the following at the very bottom of the invite:

Cash Gifts Preferred...

Simply reading those three words as I was typing them made me cringe. Some of you may think, who would do that... Well ladies and gents, my mother has been invited to a wedding this summer and she wanted to show me how pretty the invitation was. As I looked over it, I thought it was very pretty... then the above mentioned nightmare occurred. I could stress the importance of leaving this information out, but I wouldn't know where to stop. So RULE: Don't mention anything about gifts, let alone, cash specific requests.

If you are getting married and would like to receive cash, the best way in my opinion is to spread the word amongst your parents, bridal party and closest family members. We all have microwaves and dishes already and you may really just want cold hard cash, however, remember that gifts should be appreciated not be expected.

*click on the title to be directed to the site where I found this great image as well as more tips on how to get those cash gifts you want. :)