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  • | Wedding Wednesday | Brides we want to inspire you

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    Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life...

    ... BUT it can also be one of the most stressful!  

    We want you to enjoy this once in a lifetime experiences, so Eventures specializes in taking care of every single detail.  We encourage you to embrace every second of planning your wedding and let us do the worrying.  Our team of stylists and wedding experts will help you be inspired and create a style that is all your own.  

    Schedule your appointment today and start looking forward to your big day!

  • | Wedding Wednesday | Wedding Dress Secrets

    wedding dress secrets

    Being the experts that we are, we know a thing or two about weddings...  

    Before you even find a planner or start researching your wedding, you might find yourself wanting to go wedding dress shopping.  If so, here are some wedding dress secrets you MUST know before you go.  We're counting down the 5 most important wedding dress secrets that you need to know... trust us on #1!

    #5 -- They may not have your dream dress...

    Bridal salons don't always have every style.  Even if they carry the designer you're looking for they may not carry the entire line.  Call ahead and most salons can have it shipped in for you.

    #4 -- Keep it short and sweet

    Let's just say the more people you bring to help, the more problems can occur.  Keep your group short and sweet and limit it to your closest friends or family members.

    #3 -- Bring your bra

    While most salons provide different bras to accommodate different dress styles, if there is certain bra you have your heart set on wearing, just go ahead and bring it.  It won't be absolutely necessary until your first fitting but it's nice to have so you know what to expect.  

    #2 -- Shop for your body type

    Even though you might be dieting for your big day, you need to focus less on weight and more on shape.  Find a silhouette that is flattering with features that you love.  It’ll make sure you look and feel amazing.

    #1 -- Always Book an Appointment

    You may just want to look and not think you need one but the best way to get the attention that you want (and need) is to book an appointment in advance.  That way you won't waste your time, or their time, and will be more likely to receive their undivided attention.

  • | #WeddingWednesday | Brushing up on your wedding etiquette

    Brushing up on your wedding etiquette

    With wedding season in full swing, it's time to brush up on your table manners!  

    The more casual the wedding the less formal the celebration but if you find yourself attending a black tie wedding then you better know how to behave!  Since it never hurts to brush up on etiquette, here are several rules from that we all need to know.  (Plus the bride will appreciate it!)

    As Soon as You're Seated, Put Your Napkin in Your Lap

    Beautiful displays of chargers, menus, and napkins are par for the course at today's weddings, but they make serving a meal a challenge. Once you've snapped a photo, move your menu to the side and put your napkin in your lap. This will allow servers to set down the first course or remove your charger without having to interrupt your conversation with your tablemates to move your napkin.

    Use Utensils from the Outside In

    A multi-course meal often comes with multiple forks, knives, and spoons on either side of your plate. Not sure which to use? Start with the smallest utensils (those set furthest from the plate) first, then work your way in. Leave the fork and spoon set above your plate for last: Those are for dessert, so save them for cake!

    Bread on the Left, Drink on the Right

    With eight to 10 people squeezed around a table, it can be hard to figure out which bread plate is yours and where you should look for your wine glass. Here's a quick way to remember: Hold out your hands and touch your pointer finger and thumb together on each hand. Your left hand will form a "b" (for bread!) and your right will form a "d" (for drink!), so the roll on the left is yours, and you should drink from the glass on your right.

    Your Silverware is a Signal

    Still working on your braised short ribs? If you're putting your fork and knife down, imagine your plate is a clock and set them at 4 o'clock and 7 o'clock. This will let the servers know you're not quite finished. When you are done, place your fork and knife together at 3 o'clock, with the tines of the fork and the tip of the knife at the center of the plate, and the staff will know that they can clear your meal.

  • | Wedding Wednesday | Summer Wedding Ideas for 2017

    The heat is on its way and so is wedding season!  

    While there really isn't a true "wedding season" anymore, nothing is better than a beautiful summer wedding.  Are you planning your upcoming wedding or looking for some fresh and festive trends, then check out these summer wedding ideas for 2017 below!

    gelato summer wedding ideas for 2017Delicious gelato would make a sweet surprise.

    parasol umbrella wedding guestsA pretty parasol for guests that are sitting in the sun.

    bright vibrant summer bloomsBrides, consider carry a bright vibrant summer bouquet.

    snow cone stand for weddingThis mini snow cone stand will keep guests cool.

    croquet set for weddingCroquet games will keep your guests busy while waiting for the bride and groom to arrive.

    Which summer wedding ideas do you love?!

    (photos from Martha Stewart Weddings)

  • | #WeddingWednesday | Staying sane while planning your wedding

    tricks to stay sane when planning your wedding

    Planning your wedding can be the most stressful time of your life.  While "keep calm and carry on" is something people love to say, it's not always the easiest thing for a busy bride-to-be to do!  That's where the experts come in...

    Vogue asked some of the top wedding planners the key to keeping sane during this exciting time.  Below are their tips which we also agree will help you keep it together.  They'll also help you to enjoy this unforgettable time in your (AND YOUR SPOUSE'S) life. 

    Hire a planner.
    Regardless of how simple or elaborate you are envisioning your day, planning out the logistics of such a special event will take time. “My advice for a bride-to-be is to begin working with a planner as soon as you set the wedding date,” says Ron Wendt, CEO of Ron Wendt Design.

    “There is no worse feeling than that of being rushed—or told that you missed an opportunity because of time constraints. Planning your wedding should, and can be, such a fun process if you go about it properly with a professional. Start early and save yourself the unnecessary stress,” Wendt adds.

    “Especially during the month leading up to your wedding—you should be concentrating on friends, family, and pampering yourself,” says Sara Fried of Fête Nashville. “Not calling all your vendors, updating them on head-count changes, worrying about the weather, and finalizing the timeline and vendor load-in details!”

    Ask for help.
    “It always confuses me when brides tell me they don’t want their bridesmaids to have to do anything,” Fried says. “It’s an honor to be asked to be in a wedding, and your friends want to help make your wedding memorable, personal, and as stress-free as possible, just as you would do for them!”

    If you get overwhelmed with the task of stuffing envelopes, finding bridesmaids dresses, or choosing favors, ask your bridesmaids for help. “There’s nothing wrong with asking a friend to take on the task of setting up manicure appointments for everyone or ordering lunch and mimosas for your wedding day,” says Fried.

    Be flexible.
    What is urgent versus what is important? “It’s easy to get bogged down by the daily demands of planning a wedding. Write down the three things you value most in your life and keep them front and center,” Boardman suggests. Focusing on what matters ensures you won’t have a conniption over which table linens to choose.

    “I cannot stress the importance of flexibility enough,” says Binder-Brynes. “Many brides and grooms these days have precise visions of what they want their wedding to be. It is good to have some idea of what you desire, but remaining flexible is key to reducing stress and finding enjoyment in the planning. And choose your battles. Deal with the most salient and immediate problems first and leave the less pressing ones for a later time,” she says.

    Enjoy the journey.
    ‘Good stress’ is still stress. “Brides-to-be sometimes feel guilty that they are not enjoying every moment of what is supposed to be one of the most exciting times of their life,” Boardman says. Getting enough sleep, maintaining an exercise regimen, starting a meditation practice, and eating a healthy diet are ways you can fortify yourself and stay strong within the wedding vortex.

    It’s not all about you!
    Your fiancé is now your forever partner, so ask him for ideas and input. “The more decisions you make together, the closer you will become—and the more personal your wedding will be to the both of you. It’s a great experience to learn how to compromise and choose your battles,” Fried says.

    Boardman echoes that sentiment. “Remember who you are marrying. I can’t stress this enough—it takes two to get married, so there are two who have to be considered in the planning stages. Here is where flexibility comes in again; you are both important that day, and planning your wedding sets the tone and a precedent for many other ‘plannings’ to come in your future.”

    (Interview from