Monday, September 27, 2010
Located just 25 miles from Greenville, just above Travelers Rest, the club has some absolutely breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Picture your wedding ceremony set up on the edge of the golf course in front of a beautiful waterfall or at a spot with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Maybe you prefer to be on the clubhouse deck under the beautiful wooden gazebo. Whatever spot you pick the views are spectacular.
If your headcount is under 200, you can hold your reception at the clubhouse. If the headcount is higher, you can have a tent put up behind the clubhouse. There is also the beautiful pool area available for receptions.
One thing I found very impressive is the cottages that are available for rent. They could be used by the bride for getting ready or for guests to stay in. Each cottage has four bedrooms with a central living area and kitchen. There are also large downstairs areas perfect for rehearsal dinners. Cottage rental packages include all the clubs amenities, so your groomsmen could even play golf during your wedding weekend and your ladies could lay by the pool.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in for your wedding, give Willrich Bridal a call and we’ll start working on it today.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Knowing how to correctly bustle the dress is so important. If you don’t have a planner make sure someone goes with you to your fitting and learns how to bustle your dress. Bustles go from the very simple “one hook over bustle” to the much more complicated “under bustles” with up to twenty ties that must be matched under the dress. Someone needs to know how to tie up the bustle on the wedding day.
Now for a word of advice, make sure this person is not your mother, she will be excited, nervous and probably not even with you when the dress needs to be bustled. Also, bustling your dress involves someone being on their knees up under your dress, probably not what your mother wants to do in her wedding finery.
Lots of brides chose a bridesmaid to learn how to bustle the dress. Again, this might not be your best plan. I’ve seen so many bridesmaids get nervous and forget everything they have learned about bustling the dress. Also, many times the bridesmaids will have gone on ahead to the cocktail hour and are not available when bride and groom pictures are finished and the dress needs to be bustled. Pick someone that is calm, reliable and will be there when needed for this job.
One more thing, while at this final fitting ask for any material that was cut from your dress for hemming. Give this piece to your florist so any ribbons he uses on your bouquet can be matched to the exact color of your dress.
Friday, September 17, 2010
|Photo by Better Tie Productions|
Normally, this luncheon is given a day or two before the wedding or occasionally on the wedding day. The bride and her mom normally are the ones giving this luncheon. It may be held at a restaurant or at home. It usually consists of light foods, such as salads or fruits and is followed up with a traditional bridesmaids cake. It is almost always a small intimate gathering. Most of the time the colors of the luncheon or the tea reflect the colors of the upcoming wedding, but this is not a requirement.
This is the one party where the bride does not receive gifts. Instead she gives gifts, thanking those attending for all their help, time and expenses invested in making her dream wedding day possible.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
When my team and I can help make a bride's day be what she has dreamed about since she was little, I know I'm doing the job I was born to do.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Our table at last year's show
Free! Now that is a word that you rarely ever hear connected to wedding planning. But you can attend “How To I Do” put on by the Greenville Library at the Augusta Road Library for just that, free! Here is your chance to meet Greenville area wedding vendors, listen to them speak about their specialties and get your burning questions answered.
This is not a hard sell session, trying to get you to hire these vendors. It’s just a chance for you to learn what you need to know to have a wonderful wedding. And did I mention that it is all for Free!
Why would you not do this?
Join local bridal professionals for an intimate bridal show and a morning of one on one tips and advice
so you can learn
How To I Do!
Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 10 to 12
Location: Ramsey Family Augusta Road Branch Library
100 Lydia Street, Greenville
For more information or to register for this free program call 277-0161
or email HowToIDo@Gmail.comLearn more on facebook
Here's a video sample from last year's event
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
|Photo by Jacob Dean|
1) Never have your bars near the entrance. If your bars are set up near the entrance of your event, you end up with a bottleneck of guests trying to get a drink and the guests behind them can not even get into the room. We solve this problem by having servers at the doors as guests enter offering them a choice of drinks on trays and have them “butler” drinks throughout the room along with bar service. This way guests can get a drink from a server as he passes and not even have to stand in line. Also, don’t scrimp on bartenders. You need at least one for every 50 guests.
|Photo by Jacob Dean|
3) Cake placement – This is my big pet peeve. Do not place your cake by the doors as your guests enter. Again, this causes a bottleneck as guests stop to look at the cake. There is also the danger of the cake being bumped in the rush of people coming in the doors. That many people passing by your cake, breathing on it and little kids putting their fingers on it, is just yuck. Place it toward the rear of the room where everyone can see it but won’t be crowded around it. I like it either near the sweetheart table so it shows in your pictures or at the back of the dance floor so it’s in the pictures of your first dance.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
|Inside Wedding Magazine - Summer 2010|
|Inside Weddings- Summer 2010|
So how can you take this over the top look and make it your own? Ribbons are a good place to start. You can hang ribbons from trees, arches and even the back of chairs. Crystal curtains can be purchased and hung from arches; smaller crystals can be hung from arrangements on your tables. Even your bouquet or flower arrangements can be dripping with ivy or green amaranthus.
This is a great look you can easily make your own, even if you can’t afford bartenders hanging from the ceiling.