Monthly Archives: December 2013

The coolest, wackiest and most beautiful wedding trends of 2013!

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It’s sad to say, but 2013 is almost over. As the year comes to a close, we wanted to share some of the most water cooler worthy wedding trends and topics of this year. So lets count down some of the funniest and most note worthy wedding trends of 2013!

# 6: Engagement Ring Selfies – Instagram and Twitter were filled with celebrity engagement ring selfies this year. It has become such a popular trend in 2013 that there are now several “how to take a engagement ring selfie” websites, to insure your engagement ring selfie is just as fab as the ring itself.

# 5: Going Viral: Youtube Engagement Videos – These wedding proposals include choreographed dancing, movie theater trailers, adorable little puppets and even graffiti street art. These now infamous Youtube wedding proposals were extremely moving, and it’s hard not to tear up at the amount of effort and creativity shown by these love-struck individuals.

# 4: Art Deco – Thanks to the remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, The Great Gatsby, 1920′s-inspired weddings were a hit in 2013! While shabby chic and rustic weddings have been popular for a few years, 2013 was the year that vintage-inspired weddings became a lot more glam thanks to the art deco-inspired themes.

# 3: Long Sleeved Wedding Dresses – Yes, ever since Kate walked the aisle in 2011, wedding dresses with sleeves have gradually gained in popularity. In 2013, however, is when we saw both the runway — and Pinterest — full of gorgeous, long-sleeved wedding dresses.

# 2: The “Cat Toss” –  A Tumbler site set off the most epic pictures of weddings in 2013. Ever since the site’s photoshopped pictures of a bride throwing a cat behind her with bridesmaids hands eagerly waiting went viral, the internet hasn’t stopped laughing.

# 1: Sci-Fi Weddings – A Star Wars-themed wedding is presumably the ultimate binding experience for the chic geek couple, whose force is strong. For those whose love interest has been sparked by their appreciation for sci-fi, having a wedding dedicated to Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica or Star Trek seems very fitting.

Ready to get into gear for your 2014 wedding? LimeLight Expressions is your one stop shop for creative wedding ideas, planning, photography and coordination. Everything we do is completely custom and tailored to your vision for your special day. LimeLight Expressions would love to help you be a trend setter for 2014, Now you’re in the LimeLight!

 

 

Walking In A Winter Wedding Wonderland! Tips for planning your perfect winter wedding

Wedding bouquet laying on ice“Wedding Season” is generally confined to the spring and summer months. The winter is often overlooked during wedding plans mostly because of chilly weather. However winter has some amazing advantages too! Bring in the magic and warmth of the season with these festive winter wedding tips.

There are many reasons to get married in winter including:

  • Increased availability for venues
  • Hotel rates can be far less expensive
  • Photographs have a distinct winter feel – with crisp sunlight and beautiful reds and greens
  • Churches and hotels will often have beautiful Christmas decorations already in place

Here are a few things to consider when planning your winter wedding.

If there’s potential for snow, aim to have your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception in one venue. It may be easier for your guests to keep travel to a minimum. And be sure to provide guests with an attended coat-check area to accommodate all those extra outdoor layers! Also, don’t choose an out of the way venue. You may have longed for that cozy little wedding in a tucked-away inn, but poor road conditions could prevent your guests from getting there.

Note that some flowers traditionally used for a spring or summer wedding, will be out of season. But don’t fret! Winter flowers can be very beautiful and romantic too. Your floral designer can suggest winter-wedding appropriate blooms like ranunculus or tulips. Also various outdoor winter elements can be integrated into your floral arrangements including: Nosegays of fir, wild pine cones, cedar, aspen twigs and vibrant red berries, These accents will bring the season right into your venue!

Many wedding dresses are strapless with short arms, which is not always so practical for a cold winters day. Brides – look for matching coats, wraps or furs, which then can be combined to match your bridesmaid gowns too. Remember, you can always take a layer off should you become too warm. 

After the clocks change in October, there is limited time to get your photographs taken outdoors. As a general rule of thumb, light starts to fade around 3:30 pm. So, if you want the majority of your photographs outdoors, its often best to schedule your wedding earlier in the day. However, in late February/March, you will have until about 4:30 pm before the light begins to fade.

We would love to help you plan your perfect winter wedding wonderland! If you need a day of coordinator, a photographer, or a wedding planner who will work with you every step of the way, LimeLight Expressions can help. Now you’re in the LimeLight!

Wedding Registry Basics – What you should know when registering for your wedding

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You’re getting married and it’s time to set up your wedding registry (also known as a bridal registry). Your friends and family are going to give you gifts. By creating a registry, you’ll help ensure that they’ll be spending time, energy and money on something you really want and/or will use.

Give yourself time to browse.  Its good to began working on the gift registry about nine months before your big day. This will allow you some time to browse and decide which stores you would like to utilize for the registry. Take time to go to stores and use the registry gun because it’s really fun; but also use the internet registries which make it less time consuming to add items to your registry list.

Only register for items that you know you will use. The scanning gun is a powerful thing. Next thing you know you’re registered for all types of unnecessary household items – bread maker? Totally. Salad spinner? Of course..Try to register for gifts you know you will put to use right away. The last thing you’ll be doing as soon as you get home from your honeymoon is making bread from scratch!

Be sure to choose things that will last a long time. Do a little research before you decide on an item. If you need a new vacuum, be sure to look up consumer reviews first. It stinks when something you received as a wedding gift breaks only a few short months after the wedding.

Don’t forget to include items that are in the $20-$50 range. Everyone wants to buy you something, but not everyone wants to spend $100. Keep that in mind and select some lower priced items as well. Napkin rings, napkins and place-mats will always be needed and are great for people attending the wedding on a budget.

3. Consider how you will store the items when registering.
 Kitchen appliances seem great at the time you register, until you get them all together in your kitchen. If your cabinet and cupboard space is limited, it can be a headache trying to fit everything onto your counters.

Get a crock-pot. One dish meals are the secret weapon of wives around the world. A pot that cooks while you’re at work? Done and done.

Go classic. Your tastes will invariably change so make sure to register for classic items that you won’t get tired of after a few years. So don’t register for the burnt orange blender unless you truly love it.

The best way you can tell wedding guests about your registry is through printed card inserts, which you can include inside of the invitations. Or you can post a link on your wedding website and list the website inside of your invites. In some cases, there is an online buying option where friends and family can find the items you’ve registered for directly on the department store’s website.

If you need any help with your registry, creating wedding invitations or creating a wedding website, call LimeLight Expressions. We are your one stop event planning shop! Everything we create for your wedding is completely customized and tailored to you. Now you’re in the LimeLight!

 

Navigate a corporate party like a pro!

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Holiday office party season is in full swing. But there’s no need to get stressed about it. LimeLight Expressions has some simple tips to help you navigate through the terrain of corporate holiday party etiquette.

  1. Make an effort to strike up conversations with people you don’t know at the party. Or spend time catching up with someone who you don’t work side by side with on a regular basis.
  2. Don’t bring uninvited guests (spouses, children, even clients) to the party.
  3. If your office participates in a Secret Santa, don’t give joke or passive-aggressive gifts, such an alarm clock for the person who’s always late. Choose a non-personal gift, such as a gift certificate to a restaurant or movie, a picture frame for a desk, etc.
  4. If there is Karaoke..sing! Try and participate in activities at the party. It shows you’re a team player.
  5. Even small quantities of alcohol can make you do things you wish you hadn’t. Order something like a rum and Coke, then stick to plain Coke after that. No one will ever know!
  6. If you would like to give a gift to a co-worker and you’re not giving gifts to other co-workers, give the gift to the co-worker privately.
  7. Never forget that you are at work!

Now you’re in the LimeLight!