Wedding Bootcamp Continued

In the spirit of our team outing to Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage this evening, I wanted to follow up with some insightful interviews from our Wedding Bootcamp at Bridal Reflections last Monday.  Highlights include weddings tips from Miss Abigail, Sperry Tents, and my favorite invitation designers at Praez Occassions.


Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage

Trends: A lot of brides are looking towards shows like Miss Abigail’s for a one-stop-shop bachelorette party experience.  Miss Abigail’s offers bachelorette packages that include show tickets, champagne, and free swag like a tiara and autographed book.  The show is a fun experience for girlfriends to experience as a group. 

Advice for Couples: The show is geared towards a female audience but is applicable to both men and women.  Although the show is meant to be entertaining, it provides practical advice for creating strong relationships.

Bling & Celebrity Sightings: Scouted by MTV Network


Sperry Tents

Trends: One trend we’ve seen a lot lately is the use of farm tables and a return to shabby chic event design.  Lots of wild flowers and tiger lilies are being used in event decor.  Many brides are also changing into shorter gowns after their wedding ceremony and styling different looks throughout their wedding day.  Couples are infusing a lot of personality and customization into their weddings.

Advice for Couples: There are many logistics that must be considered when planning a tented wedding.  Long tables must have breaks in them so guests don’t have to walk all the way around a table to hit the dance floor or mingle with other guests.  Don’t skimp on space with tent weddings.  You must accommodate heaters, restrooms and electrical supplies within a tent. 

Bling & Celebrity Sightings: Celebrity clients include Colin Cowie Lifestyle; promoted as preferred vendor by Martha Stewart


Praez Occasions

Trends: We have seen a lot of brides request invitation designs with lace and old romantic features.  Renaissance styling is big for 2011 year and “black is the new black.”   (Love that!)

Advice for Couples: You should convey the aesthetic you want for your wedding within your invitations.  Invitations set the tone of your event and should always be personalized.  Never underestimate the power of an eye-catching, dramatic invitation. 

Bling & Celebrity Sightings: Collaboration with an upcoming Sony Pictures movie premiere