Monday, September 28, 2009

Eager to enter the Wedding Industry? Time to tackle the Business Plan!

Michelle Loretta of Sage Wedding Pros, has put together a fantastic 2 day workshop, featuring multiple Wedding Industry Experts. All here in Seattle!

When: November 6-7, 2009 ~ 9:00am-4:30pm each day

Where: Hotel Andra ~ 2000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle WA 98121

How: Purchase tickets HERE

Why: Because…

• You have never written your business plan but know you should.
• You have a business plan that is covered in cobwebs (or maybe just a little out of date).
• You want an easy approach to writing your business plan.
• You find “strength in numbers” and value business collaboration.
• You are gearing up for a successful 2010 and want to have a PLAN!

What: Some of the things you will do…

• Define or refine your mission statement, company objectives, and goals for your business.
• Create a marketing plan, operational plan, and financial plan for your business.
• Expand your business mind and broaden your professional horizon.
• Get your questions answered by wedding pros who have years of experience in the industry.
• Network with other business savvy wedding professionals at a special Friday event.


Early Bird: $299 through September 30
Regular Pricing
: $349 after October 1

Cost includes all workshop materials including The Simple Plan ™ workbook.
Tom Douglas Catering will provide breakfast and lunch on both days.

Hotel Accommodations:

Hotel Andra ~ 2000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle WA 98121

Rates good through October 14:
- $142 Ändra Rooms with 2 Queen Beds or 1 Queen Bed
- $151 Ändra Suites with 2 Queen Beds, 1 Queen Bed or 1 King Bed
- $168 Ändra Lux Suites with 1 King Bed

When making a reservation please use “Sage Wedding Pros” as a referral
Reservations can be made by phoning 877.448.8600 or 206.448.8600

Friday, September 18, 2009

Worried You Might Hate the Ring He Chooses?

The truth is, most modern woman really do want to have a say in picking out their own jewelry, especially a piece as significant as the engagement ring.

Really, what’s worse….

Ruining a surprise, that results in choking back your horror at the thought of wearing that ring for the rest of your life?

Or, having to tell your boyfriend, that while sentimental + worth thousands of dollars, it’s not going on your finger until exchanged for something that fits your style?

It’s a bridal dilemma, but a real solution starts with going online, and getting a general idea of what you like.

You can visit a diamond site together as a couple, like, and review styles, shapes, and sizes of different engagement rings using the virtual ring builder.

With over 150,000 diamonds in stock, there’s plenty to choose from. There’s also no guarantee that the exact virtual ring is going to land on your finger. See? Still an element of surprise!

Choice = Surprise

With so much selection to choose from, your beau can still put one together that fits his budget, your taste, and have the final creation be a surprise.

Do you know when he ordered the ring? When and if he’ll really propose?
Let him keep you guessing! By giving him some general ideas, he can put together his own game plan.

It will let him make the proposal special, and unveil the ring at just the right time. Odds are, it will steal your breath away.

The real thing is always better than a virtual image, no matter how good the ring builder happens to be.

Oh, and Congratulations!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

SewBride : Custom Wedding Accessories

Bridetiquette is thrilled to announce its newest sponsor....

Don't know about you, but I LOVE fabric.

It has such power to bring together design elements, and add texture, movement + flair.

Brides are always searching for that unique piece that will personalize their day.

SewBride creates unique accent pieces out of non-traditional fabric choices, to dress up an Invitation, Table, Chair, Vase, Aisle, Bouquet, Pillow or Dress.

Add a splash of color, texture and style to your Big Day.

Here's a sampling of SewBride's darling Ringbearer pillows!
However will you choose?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The MIL Factor

Does your future Mother-in-Law make you wish you were MIA?

What's a girl to do?
This summer has been filled with brides-to-be with one major common denominator. The overbearing, ultra nosy, control freak MIL to be.

It's so sad to see friendly, put together, independent brides getting all worked up. Here's a few pointers on how to 'shut it down' before you waste any more mental or emotional energy on this.

How to Practice Diplomacy in a High Stakes + Stressful Situation

1) Run! {just kidding}

2) Develop a personal barrier : Team Buffer
Hopefully, fingers crossed, you have at least one friend who's great at dealing with difficult people, and has your best interests at heart. Utilize them. Bribe them. Sit them down, share with them a few of your wedding planning 'war stories', and your fears about possible wedding day disasters.

3) Schedule personal time {aka: spa appointments}
Having this 'on the books' is half the battle. Treat these appointments with the greatest level of respect. Maintaining your mental health cannot be rescheduled.