Sunday, February 19, 2012
If you missed the recent warehouse J.Crew Sale in Richmond last month, or if you just can't get enough of a good thing, mark March 10 in your datebook. The J.Crew Warehouse will have a special monthly sale for two day, March 10 & 11. More details are available by calling 434.385.6700. Visit 25 Millrace Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501. Great stop for formal and party dresses!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Planning a wedding is tough enough with all of the details needed to make your special day shine. It is easy to get caught up in the "all about me" theme that weddings focus on ... The bride's special day. But remember that your job as the hostess of a big party is to ensure the process is easy for your guests as well. Most guests feel somewhat obligated to attend your wedding. They are either a relative, good friend, work associate, client or schoolmate. Often they haven't budgeted the money or time to attend your wedding. Guests are using vacation time to be at your wedding and spending money on a gift and often times, travel, lodging and attire. So how can the whole wedding planning process, for hostess and guests, be easier? Although weddings are basically based on traditions and formalities, new technologies can really help the planning process. Earlier in this blog we discussed wedding apps. There are many and a wedding app can really help you and serve as a reminder about certain tasks. Another great tool for wedding planning is to use Google docs for planning. Julz and Tom used Google docs to create their invite list which served as a great main document. Both Tom's parents and Bob and I could edit the invite list and add addresses and helpful notes. You can also work your table planning and seating arrangements from this tool as well. Nothing can cause more stress than trying to agree on who will sit at each of the ten tables of ten guests. Electronic planning tools really help!
In The New York Times today there is a great article about the use of QR Codes in wedding invites (Where's the Reception? Scan This, by Courtney Rubin) I can attest to the need for clear,easy instructions for guests - this was one area we could have improved for Julz's wedding. We did not have a clear list of directions from point A to point B. Very important. Including a QR Code on your invite can quickly lead your guests to your website with all your wedding details. As mentioned in the article, "with the QR Code, we were able to bring people right to the front door .... Nobody had to stop at the restaurant and ask around." To read the complete article visit The New York Times, "Where's the Reception? Scan This."