A busy schedule

by Myrna 24. November 2009 04:24

I have such good intentions to post something about each wedding after it takes place, but somehow my days get filled with meetings or outings with one of my brides and grooms. I do promise to have the fall weddings that I have done posted shortly afer the Thanksgivng holiday.


In the meantime, I wish all my clients and their families, and those of you reading this who are not yet my clients, a safe and wonderfully delicious Thanksgiving!


Yum, Yum!

by Myrna 20. November 2009 10:07

I had the pleasure of being an invited guest at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Cakes by Happy Eatery's 2nd store location in Manassas.  It is a beautiful store and of course the owners Victoria Wu and Emily Wu Rorer and staff outdid themselves.  We indulged in a delicious lunch and then finished off the afternoon with a dessert display that was enormous, and yes, so yummy!!!! Also present was Capital Chocolate Fountains with their variety of dipping items for the milk chocolate fountain. 

If you are not familiar with Cakes by Happy Eatery, be sure to make a trip to try out some of their goodies either in Centerville or now Manassas.  Not only do they have delicious lunches and desserts, but they have made lots of my client's wedding cakes, and boy, are they beautiful!


What a nice surprise!

by Myrna 20. November 2009 10:04

I am not one to brag or talk about myself usually, but today I would like to share that I have been named one of the Best Wedding Vendors in the category of consultants in The Washingtonian 2010 Bridal Issue coming out shortly.


Thanks to all who voted for me.  I certainly will continue to work hard to make every couple's wedding as unique as they are and to make sure they have a wonderful wedding day!


A Few More Tips

by Myrna 17. November 2009 02:15

Tips for my Brides and Grooms

Why Hire a Wedding Planner?

A professional wedding planner can actually save you not only time,and energy, but can save you money by being the one to assist in the negotiating of contracts. A good planner takes care of the what-ifs and the unexpected and is the go-to person before and during the wedding so you and your family members can enjoy the entire wedding experience.

Is a Budget Necessary?

The first thing you should be doing before making any phone calls for your wedding is decide on a budget. If you are not working with a planner on budgeting advice, then there are many budget formulas on the internet and in reliable wedding books to be used. Once the budget is determined it is very important to stick to it!


How Do You Find Good Vendors?

You should be using vendors who have been recommended by a wedding professional or a friend who has had a good experience with a vendor.  With that said, however, you still need to meet with that vendor,making sure they fit your criteria and always ask for references.Make sure to have a signed contract.


A Beautiful November Wedding

by Myrna 16. November 2009 16:14

Myrna and her team were very fortunate to have coordinated a wonderful wedding for a wonderful couple at The Carnegie Institute in DC this past Saturday evening.

The staff at Carnegie and the catering staff of Windows Catering were great to work with, making our job so much easier.   For those of you looking for a beautifully appointed venue that boasts huge marble columns and a rotunda, Carnegie is your place. With a guest count of 120, there was plenty of room for guests to enjoy conversation and the entire rotunda area made for a very large dance floor.  Little decoration was needed and what fabulous opportunities for photos..can't wait to be able to share some when Annette from Classic Creation Photography has them ready.!



Details are Important!

by Myrna 11. November 2009 03:46

Just a few quick tips if you are not using a planner/coordinator who is taking care of the little details for you the day of the wedding...(although you should be using a coordinator!!!)

make sure that if you are naming your tables, correlate them to the table number on your floor diagram for the catering staff. Also remember to give your caterer or venue the number of guests at each table! These two little details make everyone's job so much easier.


Bridal registries

by Myrna 6. November 2009 03:28

Hi all,

I was at a bridal fair the other evening and while speaking to newly engaged couples, many questions about a bridal registry popped up.  So, indulge me for a few minutes and read on about some of the questions asked:

Should I register both online and in a store?

My answer is definitely, yes!  Registries online can be a big time saver for your guests, plus you can log on at anytime to add or delete items.  Be sure to put your preferences in several retail locations as well.   Selct one national chain if you have guests from out of state. You might select one high-end store, and one less expensive retailer. Please, do not be afraid to put items on the registry that might be a bit more expensive.  Many times relatives like to share in a larger gift for something they know you will not be readily able to go out and purchase for yourself. For instance, Bone China may not be something you see yourselves using right away, but believe me, you will want to have it, and it can be used all of the time; it is not as fragile as one may think!

How do I let guests know where I am registered?

Leave that to your wedding website or to your wedding party or others to spread the word about your gift registry preferences.  It is not appropriate at all to include registry information in any kind of invitation that is sent.

Do I need to register at all; it makes me feel uncomfortable?

Remember, invited guests will want to bring or send something to help you celebrate your marriage, so bringing a gift that they know the bride and groom will cherish makes the effort even more special. Think of it this way; the registry process is a gentle way of assisting guests to do what they are going to do anyway.

Some couples are even including information about a favorite charity and will indicate on their wedding website if they prefer gifts to that charity in their name.

My suggestion is to enjoy the resgistry process together, and when using  all those wonderful gifts, I guarentee you will be so happy you did a registry.


Bloomingdale's Bridal Party

by Myrna 4. November 2009 04:05

Come visit with me and other wedding professionals tonight between 6 and 8:30 PM at Bloomingdale's Tysons Bridal Registry department.  In a small intimate setting , you will be able to talk and ask questions of all the necessary wedding vendors needed to make your wedding day so special!

Hope to see you there.


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