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Tips to Planning a Bachelorette Party

As the maid of honor, you have the fun and exciting duty of planning the bachelorette party — one last party for your friend before one of the most important days of her life. Being a maid of honor is a big responsibility. You have a lot of duties and expectations. You may even be given the task of helping the bride plan the wedding.

While that is intimidating, one thing you can do that will be the best decision you could make is having the bride tour Bohemia River Overlook. Our wedding venue includes three different locations on our beautiful property, helping your friend find the perfect location and style for her wedding. Tour the manorthe beach, and the barn to find the perfect location for the wedding. This one suggestion can make your friend’s wedding planning simpler and help create the backdrop for a beautiful wedding.

Now that you have helped find the perfect venue, it is time for you to start planning the ultimate bachelorette party. This single celebration has the ability to be the best night ever or a hot mess of a night! But we will help by giving you tips on how to get started plan the perfect bachelorette party that your friend will love! Read on to learn more.

Talk to Your Friend

Unless this friend has been your best friend for 15 years and you know every detail about their dream wedding, bachelorette party, and honeymoon, you will want to talk with your friend before planning. Not every girl loves the Las Vegas party, not every girl wants to have so much fun that they do not remember the night, and not every girl needs a huge and wild party. Talking with your friend and figuring out what kind of party they want will help you plan the party based on what they are hoping for and expecting. Maybe they are the type who wants to sit in a cozy cabin, drinking Irish coffees, and playing card games. Everyone is different and your friend may surprise you with the kind of party they want, don’t assume they want a wild party.

Pick a Location

Some of the best bachelorette parties turn into weekend trips with the bride and her closest friends. It doesn’t have to be one night that ends suddenly. Plan a weekend getaway that matches the type of party the bride wants. Take Friday off so you have a long weekend with your girls and enjoy the time together, have a spa day, relax, and have fun.

Make Plans

Depending on what you are doing during the bachelorette party, you will want to make sure all the plans are set. Make reservations to restaurants, spas, shows, and anywhere else you may need a reservation, like the hotel! You don’t want to show up somewhere to find out they are too busy to seat you or take care of your party. This will ruin the party and maybe even the entire weekend.

These are just a few quick tips for getting started planning the bachelorette party, but they may be some of the most important. Don’t make assumptions about the type of party, find somewhere fun to go, and make reservations! And don’t forget to schedule a tour at Bohemia River Overlook! Contact us today to get started.

As the maid of honor, you have the fun and exciting duty of planning the bachelorette party — one last party for your friend before one of the most important days of her life. Being a maid of honor is a big responsibility. You have a lot of duties and expectations. You may even be given the task of helping the bride plan the wedding.

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Tips to Enjoying Your Wedding

After months of planning for your perfect dream wedding, the big day has finally arrived. This is the time when you can finally relax and enjoy all the hard work and planning your have put into your special day. However, it can be difficult to sit back and truly enjoy your wedding.

Many couples think that once the wedding starts, they will be able to sit back and enjoy the celebrations of their love, but that is easier said than done. You may notice every little detail that doesn’t turn out as planned and worry about how people are enjoying the reception. You may stress about the schedule delay or that the weather is not what you expected. Worrying about these minute details is pointless. The wedding is already planned and whatever happens is going to happen. As a couple, you need to figure out how to enjoy your special day.

We understand how hard it can be to be present, relaxed, and enjoy your wedding, but it is important. This is one day in your life that you should remember forever and that you should enjoy until the very end. In this blog, we will give you tips to enjoying and being present at your wedding; these may be the most important wedding tips you ever read!

Accept Mishaps

Not everything is going to go perfectly at your wedding. Something will happen that you cannot control and you need to learn to accept that. The sooner you realize that your wedding is not going to be perfect, no matter how much you plan, the sooner you will be able to enjoy your wedding. While it may be difficult, remind yourself throughout the wedding to go with the flow, don’t stress about things outside of your control, and don’t worry about the small details. Most of your guests won’t even notice that something went wrong, so you shouldn’t pay attention to it either!

Give Responsibility to Someone Else

Whether you make your maid of honor, the bridesmaids, or your mom help you out, putting someone else in charge can help you worry less about making sure everything runs smoothly and focus on enjoying the day. Delegate some help to round-up the wedding party for photos, help guests find their seats, and make sure everything sticks to your schedule. This will allow you to spend more time actually enjoying your wedding, talking to guests, and spending quality time with your new spouse. It may be hard to give someone else control, but it is important to do if you want to relax during your wedding.

Remember the Purpose

While you have planned your fancy and beautiful wedding for months, there is one purpose for this celebration, and it is important to remember what it is. With all the stress of planning, the excitement of the big day, and the worrying to make sure everything goes as planned, it can be easy to forget why you are there in the first place. Throughout the wedding, remind yourself to focus on the special moments between you and your loved one. These are the moments you want to remember forever. Allow yourself to focus all your attention on these moments as they happen.

When you or your partner are walking down the aisle, be all there. Focus on the way you feel, the way they look, the happiness that is filling your heart. This is not the time to worry about the weather or the music choice. You want to be 100 percent present and focused on these important moments during your wedding so that you can remember them forever. Pay attention to the vows you read to each other, your secret conversation during your first dance, and any other special moment the two of you share. This is the purpose of your wedding, not the guests or the centerpieces you spent hours choosing.

Stay Off Your Phone

Social media may have taken over every other aspect of your life, but do not let it take over your wedding. Stay off your phone and don’t feel the need to share this moment with anyone who is not there. In other words, stay present. You will want to make sure you are focused on your wedding and be present during the entire day. This will help you enjoy the day more and allow you to remember the smaller details. If you are on your phone, texting your friend who couldn’t make it, updating your Snapchat story, or posting on other social media accounts, you will not truly be paying attention to your wedding or enjoying it. This is your special day; don’t share it with everyone else.

Don’t Leave Last Minute Tasks

Relaxing before your wedding day is important to relaxing on your wedding day. Try to not leave any tasks to the week before your wedding. Make sure you have everything planned and done at least a few days before your wedding. You don’t want to be stressing during the days leading up to your wedding, so be sure you get everything figured out before hand. Spend the days leading up to your wedding relaxing and spending quality time with your soon-to-be spouse.

Take a Moment Alone

During your wedding, be sure to spend some quality time with your love. Take a moment to sneak away and just enjoy each other’s company. It is easy to give your guests all of the attention during your wedding, so be sure to take a step back and take a moment alone with your partner. This will help you remember the purpose of the day and reconnect with your new spouse.

Don’t Forget the Basics

People always joke about how you are so busy talking to your guests during your wedding that you are likely going to forget to eat. Don’t forget to eat and stay hydrated. “Hanger” is a real thing, and the longer you go without food, the more likely you will start getting more frustrated with little things and feel emotional. Make sure you take time to eat and drink. You spent a lot of time picking out the perfect menu, so enjoy it.

These are a few of the main tips you need to follow during your wedding to enjoy the celebration more. No wedding is perfect; accepting that is the first step. Be sure to take a moment alone with your spouse during the wedding. This is your day and you both need to reconnect and remember why you are having this wedding in the first place.

If you are still planning your wedding, be sure check our Bohemia River Overlook. With three different locations at our venue, you can plan the wedding that matches your style and vision. Our outdoor wedding venues can help you complete your wedding plans! Contact us today to learn more and start planning your wedding today.

After months of planning for your perfect dream wedding, the big day has finally arrived. This is the time when you can finally relax and enjoy all the hard work and planning your have put into your special day. However, it can be difficult to sit back and truly enjoy your wedding.

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Reasons to Write Your Own Vows

Wedding vows are such a special part of a marriage. They are promises that you make to your loved one, letting them know what they can expect during your life together. This promise is not just words, it has meaning and purpose in your new relationship as a married couple. In the past, people would read a pre-written vow from the church, but slowly others have started writing their own or finding a vow online that hits home for them.

While there is no wrong way to do your vows, we are going to talk about writing your own vows today. While it may not be for everyone, writing your own vows is special and can make your wedding even more meaningful.

At Bohemia River Overlook, we love weddings. They are so much more than a big party to celebrate the union of two people in love. They are a beautiful and special party with personal touches, deep connections, and a first hand witness of true love.

But one thing that can make these beautiful ceremonies even more special for you and your loved one is writing your own vows. There are many reasons why writing your own vows can make your wedding and marriage even more meaningful.

In this blog, we will go over the benefits of writing your own vows! Read now and start working on your vows!

They Are Personal

Writing your own vows allows you to put personal touches in them and make them catered more toward you both as a couple. There are many beautiful pre-written vows out there that some people may find perfect for them, but a vow is something special. It is a promise to your spouse that no one else can make. It should come from the heart and writing your own will make it personal and they will know you put effort into it and that it truly did come from the heart.

You want the love of your life to hear your vows and know that you wrote it just for them. Writing your own vows allow you to put meaning behind the words, rather than just stating some generic sentence. You can add nicknames, inside jokes, and other things they will remind them of the good times you have had, allowing them to be super personal.

They Have Meaning

When you take the time to write your own vows for your wedding day, you will be thinking about what your love means to you and what you want to promise them. You will think about what you have been through, what you want with your soon-to-be-spouse, and you will put meaning behind each and every word. They will be able to tell that your vow is genuine. We aren’t saying that using a pre-written vow is isn’t genuine, but they will be able to feel the meaning behind each word when you write your own vows. Referencing certain events, inside jokes, or even nicknames you have for each other can help show that meaning even more.

They Are Romantic

These are the words you want to say to your love bug. These are the words to describe how you love them, how you will show your love, and how you want to spend the rest of your life with them. If that isn’t romantic, we don’t know what is. These personal and meaningful vows will allow you to tell each other your true feelings and get on a deeper level. Many couples do not get this deep often, and doing so on your wedding day is super romantic and intimate.

They Can Strengthen Your Bond

Well, obviously your bond is pretty strong since you are about to get married. But reading each other your vows in front of all of your friends and family allows the two of you to have a very intimate and meaningful moment in the middle of a large ceremony. This special connection is something that will just strengthen your love and make the feelings in that moment even stronger. This is a special experience to share with someone, a declaration of love and a promise that everyone can witness but only your love will understand and feel. It is like writing a love some for someone—everyone gets to enjoy the words but only the person the song is written for truly knows the meaning behind each word.

They Can Be Kept

When you write your own vows, you will most likely keep them. There are many things you can do with them after your wedding. You can display them in a beautiful picture frame with a wedding picture in the center. This is a great way to display your love and the vows, as well as show of your favorite wedding picture. This can serve as a daily reminder what you promised to each other and the love your have for one another. You could also put the vows away, only to take them out during a big fight or your first fight. Pull these out and read them to each other or to yourselves. This is a good reminder that no fight is worth sacrificing the love your have for one another. It can help you think about the good times rather than the fight and allow you to resolve things faster. You could also keep your vows in a special spot until your fifth, 10th, or 25th wedding anniversary. Take them out and read them. Laugh about the inside jokes that you shared in them and remember how special your wedding day truly was. This is a great way to reconnect and fall in love all over again.

At Bohemia River Overlook, we work hard to make sure your wedding goes as perfectly as possible. We want you to remember this day as the day that started the rest of your life. Our three venues can help create the perfect setting for you and your love to read your vows to one another. Schedule a tour today and start writing your vows!

Wedding vows are such a special part of a marriage. They are promises that you make to your loved one, letting them know what they can expect during your life together. This promise is not just words, it has meaning and purpose in your new relationship as a married couple. In the past, people would read a pre-written vow from the church, but slowly others have started writing their own or finding a vow online that hits home for them.

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The Types of Veils

The veil has a long history and a strange tradition. According to Bustle, in ancient Roman times, brides were covered from head-to-toe with a flame colored veil, which was used to scare away evil spirits. The veil was also meant to help stop them from running away, which was an actual concern. An article from Brides, also mentions that veils represented that brides were modest and untouched.

While veils may have a strange past, they are still a huge part of bridal and wedding culture today, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon! In this blog, we are going to give a quick review of the different veil types and styles you may choose at your wedding.

The Cathedral Veil

This is a formal veil and is great for grand and beautiful ceremonies. These veils are generally two and a half meters or longer, often being longer than the train of the dress. These veils often offer a lot of detail as well.

The Chapel Veil

Chapel veils are also very traditional and more formal. They are long enough to reach to ground but are not as long as the cathedral veils. These veils offer a look of elegance without the super traditional look of a cathedral veil.

The Waltz Veil

These veils fall between the bride’s knees and ankles, without touching the floor. These veils are beautiful and great for brides who want the long veil but also the ability to move around freely. Unfortunately, with the chapel and cathedral veils, it is more difficult to move around.

Fingertip Veil

Fingertip veils are one of a few veils in the short veil category, and the most popular. These veils are sophisticated and still offer some length that many brides want, but without having to worry about tripping over it or getting it caught on anything. These veils are elegant and sophisticated and great for weddings that are formal but not overly formal.

Birdcage Veil

While there are many other types of veils, this is one that is popular, retro, and unique, so we will end with this veil! The birdcage veil gives a vintage and, somehow, more modern look. Paired with a fun hairstyle and bold makeup, this veil can add a lot to a bride’s look!

Flower Crown

This is not a veil, but it has made a huge impact in the wedding industry recently. Flower crowns are perfect for boho brides and more laid back weddings. We love this look but it certainly isn’t for everyone.

Veils are a fun and traditional bridal accessory. There is a veil (or flower crown) for every bride and every wedding style. Many people get the full bridal feel when they finally try on their dress with a veil.

Start thinking about your veil look and check out our venues at Bohemia River Overlook to start planning your beautiful outdoor wedding. Contact us to learn more!

The veil has a long history and a strange tradition. According to Bustle, in ancient Roman times, brides were covered from head-to-toe with a flame colored veil, which was used to scare away evil spirits. The veil was also meant to help stop them from running away, which was an actual concern. An article from Brides, also mentions that veils represented that brides were modest and untouched.

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Planning A Country Wedding

There are so many different wedding styles and themes, allowing couples to find the perfect style wedding that represents who they are and what they like. Finding the right style for your wedding shouldn’t be too difficult, but always remember to stick with what fits you and what makes sense for you and your soon-to-be spouse.

Whether you have both loved the beach your entire life or you’re both obsessed with Harry Potter, you can create a wedding based around your style, interests, and passions. The themes and styles for weddings truly are endless, it is just finding the right style for you that may be the hard part.

Today we are going to talk about a specific wedding themes that have become popular. The rustic country style is a current wedding trend that is charming, fun, and beautiful. Creating the perfect country wedding takes a lot of planning, everything from the invitations to the bouquet can have a touch of country style.

In this blog, we will give you tips to planning the perfect rustic country wedding, down to every last detail! If you are planning your own country wedding, continue reading to get the best ideas to complete every last detail.

The Venue

Let’s start with the venue. Having all of the details and everything planned out perfectly will help complete your wedding, but if the venue does not have the same rustic country look the rest of your wedding has, something will feel off. So, make sure you find the right venue for your rustic country wedding and then finish planning from there. There are a few options for the country wedding venue. Outdoors in the mountains, in a peaceful field that stretches across to horizon, or at a cute and rustic barn. Country themed weddings are obviously going to have some outdoorsy and rugged style, a barn is the perfect option because it allows you to have a strong country vibe and the ability to move the party indoors as well.

At Bohemia River Overlook, one of our three locations is the barn. This venue is perfect to complete your country inspired look. The burnt red exterior provides a beautiful and bold backdrop for your ceremony. This classic colored barn doesn’t look too worn out, but looks rustic enough to add some character to your wedding. The bricks, red siding, and green roof of the barn all work together to create the perfect country wedding venue. This is the perfect location for a small and intimate country wedding. This venue is able to hold 120 people, and includes everything necessary for a fun and comfortable ceremony and reception. This includes:

  • Up to 120 padded chairs for the ceremony
  • Up to 6 café tables
  • Up to 120 wood chairs for reception
  • Built-in bar
  • 15 guest tables for reception
  • 5 rectangular tables

The venue and everything that is included can help transform your dreams of a rustic country wedding into reality and help make the planning process easier for you! This wedding venue has a special chic style that will add a charming and rustic look to your special day.

The Invitations

You want your country themed wedding to have a touch of country from beginning to end. This means that the invitations should have a hint of country as well. Wedding invitations may not be the most important part but they certainly can be fun and fit the theme. Add natural detailing to your invitations to give them a more rustic look. Don’t make them too flashy or fancy, it will throw off the rustic country theme. You can even have some fun with shapes. Create an invitation shaped like a cowboy boot, a bale of hay, or barn doors. These ideas are cute, creative, and help your guest know what your wedding theme is.

The Decor

Decorations are an important part of a wedding. They can help tie everything together and add even more country style to your wedding celebration. Country weddings are fun and easy to decorate for. What you have to do before you start decorating is pick an exact style for your country wedding. There are many different country decor styles, and mixing them all up can get chaotic and confusing. So, stick to one uniform style and then start planning your decorations.

Your decorations should include natural elements—plants, flowers, hay bales, antlers, and even natural colors can help to add to your country wedding. Intermix these elements with things like mason jars, galvanized buckets, burlap placemats, and other rustic and barn like items. These elements combined will create the perfect scene for your rustic country celebration.

Handmade chalkboard signs, natural wood picture frames, lanterns, and plenty of string lights can give your country theme an extra pop. Every good country wedding uses string lights to give a nice and calming glow, plus thaey are beautiful and add a ton of style.

The Food

Yes, you can even design your wedding menu to match the country style. Ribs, baked beans, fried chicken, biscuits, pulled pork sandwiches, steak and potatoes, corn on the cob, and any other favorite country themed food options. The food can also help set the tone of your wedding and allow people to really get into the country spirit! Plus, who doesn’t love these classic country barbecue food options?

The Cake

The cake can also be decorated in a country style. With a natural and outdoorsy look, your cake can tie the entire reception together. These cakes can be fun, gorgeous, and simple. A cake with flowers, tree bark detailing, and other rustic touches are a beautiful way to transform a regular wedding cake into something that adds to the overall theme of your celebration.

The Altar

The altar at your wedding is the backdrop for the most memorable moment and gorgeous photos of the newly married couple. This means that the altar should be planned out and designed to match your style. Use cloth, flowers, natural wood, lights, twigs, and other rustic elements to create an alter that is unique and has a country feel to it. This is a great way to mix the country style with something elegant as well, giving the outdoorsy theme a classic flair.

The Attire

The wedding party’s attire can also help bring more country style to your wedding. Having fun with different country and outdoorsy styles can add to the look of the bridesmaids and the groomsmen, tying the entire theme together. There are many different way to do this, either with colors, shoe choice of accessories. It can be simple to enhance your wedding day attire with these country styles.

For the bride and bridesmaids, there are many fun things that can add to the country theme. Have your bridesmaids wear flannels over their dresses for a style accessory that really gives of the rustic outdoors feel. Or give them a personalized gift by getting each bridesmaid an embroidered denim button down.  Cowboy boots is another great way to add to the country style. Swapping out the heels for boots is a great way to keep the theme spread throughout the entire wedding. You can even wear blue boots to represent your “something blue” and have all of your bridesmaid wear boots as well.

For the groom, a cowboy hat is always an option, but not every groom is going to be that into the country theme. But other styles that can give them a more rugged and country style include jeans, a tan suede jacket, tweed vests, and, if they are really feeling bold, a bolo tie! These are fun and simple ways to give the groom and groomsmen a country look. And of course cowboy boots can be worn by them as well.

The attire can help give your wedding an even more country feel. If you show up to your country themed wedding without any hint of country style, your guest will be confused and you will look out of place.

Planning a country wedding can be fun and can be just as charming and breathtaking as an elegant and modern wedding. But making sure you plan out each and every detail can help you pull it all together and allow you to create a beautiful and rustic country styled wedding. Start planning your dream country wedding today! Bohemia River Overlook can help by offering our barn venue. This beautiful and rustic barn can set the stage for your beautiful country wedding. Contact us today to schedule a tour and get your questions answered.

There are so many different wedding styles and themes, allowing couples to find the perfect style wedding that represents who they are and what they like. Finding the right style for your wedding shouldn’t be too difficult, but always remember to stick with what fits you and what makes sense for you and your soon-to-be spouse.

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The Importance of a Hair And Makeup Trial

There are many things you need to do to plan your wedding, we covered some of the most important things in our Planning Your Wedding blogs, part one and part two. But even after you have planned more of your wedding, there is still a ton of planning that needs to be done to complete the perfect bridal look. You (and your significant other) are the center of attention, meaning you want your look to be absolutely flawless.

There is a lot that goes into a wedding day look. From the dress and shoes to something old, new, borrowed, and blue, the brides look has to be planned out from head to toe. So before getting the pedicure, be sure to plan out the hair style and makeup you want on your wedding day. But don’t wait until the day of to have someone work your hair into a twisting and curling masterpiece. Getting a makeup and hair trial is important, even if it may seem like a waste of money.

Making sure your wedding goes off without a hitch means you have to have the perfect venues, the best vendors, and everything planned out, including your hair. At Bohemia River Overlook, we can help make sure the rest of your wedding goes smoothly, so that on your big day all you have to worry about is celebrating with the love of your life and your families. But it may be hard to have fun when your hair looks like a wasp’s nest and your makeup makes you look like you are in a rock band.

This is why it is so important to get a makeup and hair trial before your big day. You don’t want to end up hating the way you look and have to remember every time you look at pictures. You want to look better than you ever have, better than your significant other has ever seen you.

There are many things that can go wrong if you wait until the day of your wedding to finally get your hair and makeup done. In this blog, we are going to go over the importance of getting a hair and makeup trial done. Keep reading if you still need convincing!

Better Ideas

You may have been picturing your hair in a loose wave with half of it pulled back in beautiful braids. This look is great for a boho bridal look, but it may look terrible on some brides. Depending on your dress, your face shape, and many other factors, this half updo could not be everything that you imagined it to be.

You will only know this if you have a trail run. Heading to a trial before your big day can help you to determine if your dream look is actually a good look for you. And if it is not, you can always try another style. This will help you find the hairstyle you actually want for your wedding, the look that will help you look like the most beautiful bride you can be!

Even if you hair doesn’t look awful in your dream look, it might not look as good as another style would with your dress. You can always show the hair stylist the hairdo you are thinking about and the style of your dress. They have been in this business for some time, so they will know if your hair will look good with your dress style and offer different options that may look better.

Not You

The most important thing to keep in mind during your wedding day look is that you still want to look like you. If your boyfriend has seen you makeup free for five years, showing up with a pound of makeup on your face, dark eyeshadow, and ruby red lips, he may not even know it is you. While you still want to look beautiful and better than ever, be real with yourself and keep your signature look.

If you in fact have not worn more than mascara for the past three years, choose some light makeup that will still show up in pictures but not be over the top in person. He will love that you kept it real and didn’t go with a look that is completely not you just for your wedding.

Not only will he not be used to seeing you with dramatic makeup, but you may also hate it. This is why you head in for a trial before the big day. You can try out different styles and see what works for your, your style, and the look you want. If you start out light, you can always go darker until you find the perfect makeup level for you. Just remember, if you go dark on your wedding day, it may be difficult to undo what has been done. Figure out how dramatic and bold you want your makeup to be before the big day.

The Right Stylist

Not only can a trial run help you to find the right hairstyle and makeup for your big day, but it can also help you find the perfect stylist. You may try a stylist and absolutely hate the way she does your makeup or perhaps she is not as experienced as you thought she was. Getting a trial run can help you to single out the perfect stylist for you.

Not only can you weed out the less talented stylists, but you can also find the one the works with your budget and knows how to create the style you want. Some stylists may be better at updos, while others may be better at the makeup. This will help you determine the right stylist for you. Maybe you care more about your makeup being flawless, then you would want to pick a stylist that can create you dream bridal look. If you care more about the updo that look effortless but gorgeous, you will want to find the stylist that know how to work hair perfectly.

Getting your hair and makeup done the day of the wedding will definitely add major stress to a day that is supposed to be perfect. Your hair may not turn out as planned and you may have looked better without any makeup at all. Getting a trial run for your hair and makeup can help you know exactly what you are getting and allow you to relax knowing that you won’t look like a band member.

Planning your hair and makeup is just one step in the bridal look, but it is a major step. Once your wedding look is complete, you can relax knowing that your wedding will go smoothly, because you chose Bohemia River Overlook as the venue for your wedding. We will help you wedding go smoothly, learn more now and contact us today! And be sure you plan your hair and makeup trial.

There are many things you need to do to plan your wedding, we covered some of the most important things in our Planning Your Wedding blogs, part one and part two. But even after you have planned more of your wedding, there is still a ton of planning that needs to be done to complete the perfect bridal look. You (and your significant other) are the center of attention, meaning you want your look to be absolutely flawless.

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