March Madness Sale on Wedding Invitations

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Wedding Attire Guidelines

Tuxedo

I’m always a big fan of including a dress code on wedding invitations. Guests that live in your area might be able to guess the formality based on the location, but out-of-town guests won’t have a clue! Save everyone from embarrassment of being under- or over-dressed by adding a little line on the bottom of your invitation with the suggested attire.

  • White Tie (channel your inner Downton Abbey)
    Men: Tuxedo with tails, a white vest, and a bow tie. White gloves are appropriate for dancing.
    Women: A formal, floor-length evening gown, preferably in a dark color.
  • Black Tie
    Men: Traditional tuxedo, preferably with a black bow tie and cummerbund. (yes, you’ll look like a maitre d’, but so will everyone else)
    Women: A long dress or a formal cocktail-length dress in a dark color.
  • Black Tie Optional / Formal
    Men: Tuxedo or dark suit.
    Women: A long dress or a formal cocktail-length dress in a dark color. (think little black dress)
  • Semi-Formal
    Men: Suit and tie, either light or dark depending on the season and time of day. Wear darker colors for evening, lighter colors for daytime.
    Women: Cocktail dress or other dressy dress.
  • Casual
    Men: Dress of khaki pants with a button-down shirt or polo shirt.
    Women: Sundress or even capris and a cute top.
    (If it’s a beach wedding, use “Beach Casual”)

For even more attire guidelines, check out EmilyPost.com’s Attire Guide.

Premier Wedding Expo Bridal Show This Sunday!

 

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Looking for a great way to meet lots of wedding professionals in one place? Stop by the Premier Wedding Expo this Sunday! We have been proud to help produce these great events for many years, and they keep getting better.

  • Over 100 exhibitors
  • Great discounts and prizes will be available for brides and grooms planning their weddings
  • Each couple gets a bridal bag when entering the show

The event runs from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. Tickets are $10 at the door, but if  you purchase the online in advance they are only $7! Be sure to visit the show’s website, www.PremierWedding.com, to learn more.

The Greatest Love Letter of All Time

Last night, a great story from Huffington Post Weddings popped up on my Facebook newsfeed, and I just had to share it. It contains two love notes written by Johnny Cash to his beloved June. {Warning: you may want to grab a hankie!}

According to the article, “A 1994 note he penned for his wife and musical partner June Carter Cash on her 65th birthday was recently named the greatest love letter of all time in a poll conducted by the British life insurance company Beagle Street.”

The letter reads:

o-HOUSE-OF-CASH-2-570 Happy Birthday Princess,
     We get old and get used to each other. We think alike. We read each others [sic] minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.
     But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.

     Happy Birthday Princess.
     – John

{SWOON!!}

The note was featured, along with others, in the 2011 book House Of Cash, written by the couple’s son John Carter Cash.

So with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, if you are looking for some love-note inspiration, look no farther than the Man In Black.

Unique Photo Booth for Jacksonville Weddings

Are you looking for something other than the typical photo booth for your wedding? When Ann Meyer LeFiles, publisher of Premier Bride of Northeast Florida, got married last fall, she wanted to incorporate historical touches into her wedding. And she came up with an amazing idea for the reception – not just a photo booth, but a Moon Booth! How romantic is this?

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What’s even cooler is that her parents made this moon – you read that right, they MADE it! But what makes this idea really awesome is that your parents don’t have to be this creative – you can rent the Moon Booth for your Jacksonville wedding. Want to reserve it for your big day? Email ann@premierbridenefl.com.

Photos by Bec Photography.