A Bride's Favorite Online tool

by Myrna 22. February 2012 10:21

Welcome, Lisa, a guest blogger today.  Here are her thoughts about her favorite online site.

Ok, I admit it, I am addicted to Pinterest!
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
People use pinboards to plan their weddings (my favorite idea!), decorate their homes, and share their fashion wish lists.
As someone who has always been a fan of “inspiration boards,” I am loving the ease of using Pinterest.
Inspiration boards required actual clipping, gluing, and labeling of various items onto a board or piece of paper. While incredibly fun and useful for creating an image or developing a concept, storing and revising the boards was always impractical.
Pinterest simply requires the user to register, install a “Pin It” button, and start pinning!
Boards are labeled and saved with ease, and users can also look through images pinned by other users.
As you may have guessed, this is an amazing tool for collecting ideas for a wedding. I created a sample wedding pinboard called “My Big Fat Fictional Wedding”. I decided that the color scheme for my grand event would be vibrant orange and hot pink.
I then searched under various categories to find elements which could be used for my wedding, such as invitations, bridesmaid dresses, flowers, table linens, cakes , and shoes. I collected the images and pinned them at my leisure, a few at a time.
The process was exciting because you could watch how elements worked together to create the overall look for the event. When I changed my mind about a flower girl dress, I could easily delete it and replace the image with a different one.
The overall process is so much fun, and very little effort is involved because the “Pin It” button is installed and always accessible.
There you have it. Enjoy this option when wanting to save ideas during your planning of your wedding.  for further ideas or assistnce call us at FAO.  We would love to be part of your special day!
Happy Planning!


A Wonderful Bridesmaid's Gift

by Myrna 22. February 2012 09:45


Here is a great idea for those of you who want a different type of gift to say thank you to your bridal party...


According to Brides magazine, the cost of being a bridesmaid in 2012 can really add up! Your selected girls often spend over $1000 in order to purchase a dress and shoes, have proper alterations, have professional hair styling and makeup application application, contribute toward showers and bachelorette parties, and buy gifts.
It is important for a bride to keep in mind that bridesmaids absolutely deserve many thanks! But, of course, not all brides can afford pricey thank you gifts for the girls.
One gift idea that I absolutely love actually serves two purposes. Monogrammed vases will provide your cherished maids a convenient place to put their beautiful bouquets during the wedding reception (thus enhancing your wedding reception decor), and they serve as lovely gifts.
Some brides place the vases around the wedding cake for a dramatic floral display, while others simply place them at the gift table or on the head table. In any location, this idea allows brides to get just a bit more mileage out of the flowers, while the bridesmaids receive a gift that they can actually use!
If giving your girls monogrammed vases does not seem like quite enough, you could, of course, add other gifts. I love the idea of just giving the vases, waiting a week or two, then sending the girls thank-you flowers to display in the vases! They will feel appreciated and surprised at this thoughtful gesture.


A New Way to Shop

by Myrna 6. February 2012 10:49


Tailored.co Gift Registry

Have you heard the news? There is a whole new way to deal with wedding gift selection!

Officially launching this week, Tailored.co is changing the way people shop for weddings as the first online personalized shopping
site where brides can discover and purchase products and services that match their unique style and budget.

Tailored is the ONLY place online where brides can find and collect inspiration, browse wedding products hand-selected just for them, create lists of their favorite finds, and share their picks with family and friends, all in one place – an online bridal resource to discover, shop, share!

Tailored is a members-only platform where brides not only discover new brands and up-and-coming designers, but also get personalized recommendations on products and services based on their taste, budget, and wedding-planning needs.

The personalized experience begins at sign-up with a quick and easy interactive quiz. Unlike other inspirationally driven platforms, all of the items and services that are shared on Tailored can be purchased, allowing users to easily buy the items that are inspiring them. With over 160 affiliates, Tailored will offer the largest wedding catalog online – proud to feature products from such national retailers as Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s,and Sandals Resorts, among many others!

In addition to aggregating personalized recommendations, Tailored creates a platform where brides can follow users with similar tastes and engage with their family and friends to gain instant feedback through sharing their curated lists. An easy way to keep the entire bridal party involved without dragging the crew all over town!

Find your bridal style with Tailored.

Website: http://tailored.co/

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