The Wedding Venue Backup Plan

On July 25, 2011

Remember when I said that Mother Nature was showing signs of senility?  Neither did a lot of brides that got married in the Spring….in the rain! The weather all over the country has become totally unpredictable.  Not even in California can we predict the weather during wedding season.  Between Facebook and Twitter, I saw stories […]

First Dance Songs: 2011 Edition

On July 16, 2011

During a meeting with one of my favorite couples this week {yes, I say that about all of my clients}, I asked what song they’d chosen for their First Dance.  Their response was a first for me…silence!  I was met with two completely blank stares.  Until that very second, I truly thought everyone either had […]

The Bridesmaid Dress: 3 Always in Style Trends

On April 12, 2011

I’m excited to welcome stylist, Brittany Sipp! If you’re trying to figure out which dress style will most flatter your attendants, then you’re going to love this. For fear of being upstaged by her closest friends, some brides subconsciously (or not) tend to choose the ugliest, most ill fitting dresses for their bridesmaids. Please DO […]

Pretty in Purple

On March 8, 2011

I recently received an email from my absolute favorite invitation design firm, Rachel Jane Couture, and knew I had to share it with all of you!  After you get a taste of their genius, visit Rachel Jane Couture to see more examples of why I love them so! Purple is the color of royalty, so […]

Ask Jonette: Must I Allow People to Bring a Guest?

On February 21, 2011

Today’s question comes via email:  “My cousin’s boyfriend is an unsavory character and I don’t want him at my wedding.  Is there a proper way to not invite him?  If so, how do I maneuver through that?” Must you invite your cousin’s boyfriend?  No, IF they do not live together.  Here’s a quick and easy […]

Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2011

On January 30, 2011

At the end of 2010, I highlighted my predictions for the wedding trends of 2011.  Below is a recap of those trends and finally, I unveil my Number 1 Wedding Trend of the Year! Creative and unexpected Save-the-Dates are the perfect way to excite your wedding guests about attending your celebration long before they receive […]

Ask Jonette: How do I ask my maid of honor to lose weight?

On January 29, 2011

Today’s question comes via email:  “My BFF who’s my Maid of Honor is overweight.  Normally, we don’t have that conversation, but now I want her to lose weight for my wedding.  How do I approach the conversation without straining the friendship, upsetting her AND getting her to lose weight for my wedding?” I hate to […]

Ask Jonette: Do I Have to Invite Every Family Member?

On January 28, 2011

Today’s question came via email:  “I’m not especially close to my aunt, her husband or her sons.  However, I am close with her daughters.  With the exception of the daughters, I do not want to invite them to my wedding.  My mom said this would be wrong.  Do you agree?” The first thing I want […]

Ask Jon’ette: What do brides regret the day after?

On January 18, 2011

Today’s question comes via Twitter – “What do brides regret the day after?  What matters in the end?” Without question, the biggest source of a bride’s regret the day after the wedding is the amount of time she spent worrying unnecessarily.  I know, “easier said than done, Jon’ette”.  After I break it down for you, […]

Ask Jonette: What’s Often Overlooked by Brides?

On January 7, 2011

Today’s question/request is “Give tips about what people should know that’s often overlooked”. One of the most overlooked things is related to photography.  Brides spend a lot of time, energy and hard earned money when choosing the perfect flowers, linens, favors and other countless, important details.  After all of that, many forget to ask the […]