Monday, December 8, 2014

Flowers for the ladies



Brides can get so focused on her flowers and decorative arrangements for the church and reception venue that she can give little thought to the flowers for others in the wedding.  One rule of thumb that is helpful to the bride as she orders corsages for other family members.  That rule is "If the word 'mother' is in the description, the lady gets a corsage.  And that means both the bride's and the groom's sides.   That includes mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, god mothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.  They are all honored guests at the wedding and each should receive a wedding day corsage or wristlet.
The flowers don't have to be elaborate but should be suitable.  They don't have to be identical.  You may wish to have something special for the mothers, a different flower and/or color for grandmothers etc.  Choose soft, neutral colors that tend to go with everything. 
It is far better to choose less expensive corsages for everyone than to choose expensive flowers for a few and leave others out completely.  The flowers you present to them should convey love and respect for the influential women in your lives.  Be sure to include the names of these women in your flower order.  Then include one or two extras just to insure that everyone who matters to you is covered.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Black Friday Special!

Weddings and Events by Kristin is running a Black Friday Special. Book a package with us by December 31st, 2014 you will receive a $30 gift card of your choice. Choices are Target, Victoria's Secret, Kohls, Bath and Body works or Olive Garden so please call asap to book your free consultation. Hurry 2015 dates are booking up fast!

Friday, October 10, 2014

7 years and going strong!

So proud to say Weddings and Events by Kristin has been in business for over 7 years now! I have come along way from 1 wedding to double digits a year! I can't thank my staff enough! They all are such an important part of my team. We work so well together! I love my job and am so glad I found a profession that I look forward to everyday. I can't wait to see what the next year is to bring us! Thankful and blessed!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

End of Summer 2014 Special

If you or anyone you know needs a wedding and event planner right now we are giving 15% off any package of your choice to end the summer with a bang! Contact us for more details and enjoy the last days of summer.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy Summer!!

Today is the offical 1st day of summer! Welcome to good times this summer. We are busy preparing for all of our summer weddings and events. And Please keep us in mind for any parties you will need. No party is too big or small and please have a safe and fun summer everyone!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Glen Ellyn Wedding Walk 2014

Please join us at the Glen Ellyn Wedding Walk this Sunday April 13, 2014.The event is from 12pm till 4pm. It is a wonderful event with lots of raffles, food and entertainment. They are even giving away a free honeymoon. You can check out our table at AliKat 499 Pennsylvania Ave, Glen Ellyn, IL . We will be giving away 4 hours free wedding planning and also a Victoria's Secret gift card. Tickets are $10 for brides and $5 for guests. Registration is from 12-2pm at Veiled by Cha Cha 524 Duane, Glen Ellyn, IL. The first 50 brides will be welcomed by swag bags to fill with goodies along the walk. Come out for an afternoon of fun and help plan the biggest day of your life!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Liquor Service

If you are planning to serve liquor at your reception, there are a few guidelines to remember as you place your order. Know that costs for beverages can be either managed or shoot the stars. The prices of champagne, wine, beer and/or hard liquor can vary a great deal, but with a little research on brands, quantities and service style, you can contain the costs. Most of your decisions will depend on the expectations of your guests and your own personal tastes. Here are some points to keep in mind as you choose your wedding spirits. • Champagne: * Brut = extra dry, Extra sec or sec = medium dry to medium sweet, demi sec or doux= sweet to very sweet. *750 ml = six flute glasses of champagne and 1500 ml = 12 flutes. *Budget two glasses of champagne per person if wait staff are pouring. But you can save costs if you budget one glass per person and have waiters serve from silver trays as they pass among the guests. • Wine: *Sugar Content - very dry = 0% sugar, dry =1 to 2% sugar, medium = 3 - 6%, sweet = 7+% *Budget two glasses of wine per person per hour. *The number of bottles to order will depend on whether or not you are serving cocktails before or during dinner. *Unless dictated otherwise by menu choices and guest preferences, the usual breakdown of wine to be served is 60% white and 40% red. • Beer: *Include a mix of light, dark, imported and nonalcoholic beers. Other factors to consider when determining quantity to order are will you serve wine and beer only or include a specialty drink? Will you have an open bar? Will you serve wine with the meal following cocktails or with no pre meal cocktails? Will you serve after dinner liquors? Will the bar remain open during dinner? Reminders: You will need one bar for every 40-50 guests. You will need one bartender for every 40 guests. Order a minimum of 3 glasses per person for stocking the bar. Work closely with your catering or reception venue staff to insure that your "spirit" needs are met.