The Wedding Rehearsal

Although wedding rehearsal are very standard its easy to forget the details that go into planning. Add some excitement to all the nervousness involved in planning a big day. It is important that all of the wedding party be fully involved in the rehearsal. It’s even more important that they pay close attention when the service is nontraditional or unfamiliar. Below are some guidelines to consider for a traditional wedding rehearsal:

Who attends?
Bride and groom
Best man and the maid and matron of honor
Bridesmaids
Groomsmen and ushers
Ring bearer
Flower Girl
Parents of the bride and groom (Typically the rooms parents have no active part of ceremony they don’t need to be present)
Officiant
Anyone speaking or preforming in the ceremony
Musicians, DJ, audio technicians who are handling the music and the sound system during the ceremony.
Photographer and Videographer

What should they wear?
Clothing that’s acceptable for the house of worship.

When is the rehearsal held?
Typically the rehearsal is held one week before the wedding or two days before. The closer to the wedding rehearsal takes place the better chances that all will go smoothly.

What happens during the rehearsal?
At the rehearsal, the wedding planner or officiant reviews the order with the couple. The officiant might ask the couple to recite one verse so they can find the right tone and volume.If there is an aisle runner, use the timing and signals for placing the runner once the brides mother has been seated The organist plays the processional so that the pace and spacing can be practiced. The order of procession is established and the attendants walk up the aisle two or three times until all goes smoothly. Everyone makes sure things are comfortable and that the order looks symmetrical. The maid of honor then learns when to take the brides bouquet and how to arrange the brides train with out attracting attention to herself. The officiant will explain when the veil if worn should be turned back and a decision is made on who will do so. After the kiss the bride and her party will follow her then the guest.
Then off to greet bride and groom and party or meet at the reception hall.

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Until next time, Blessings and Happy planning!!!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

All about Tent Weddings

When considering using an outdoor tent for your ceremony or reception, there is a list of options to choose from. Many tents today run from simple to palatial. There are bridges and pathways, arched entryways, parquet floors, stained – glass panels and chandeliers. You can also have colored tent that matches your wedding colors. keep in mind that depending on the weather you will need generators for heating or cooling and ceiling fans to keep air circulating.
There is various choices to choose from so keep in mind to have a reputable supplier that know how to measure your tent, that will accommodate your guest and all vendors involved. This is very important and plays a crucial part in your budget. Simply Perkfect Event Boutique works with the best companies and can help you execute your vision while keeping your budget in mind.
In general you will need at least 60×60 or 40×100 tent per 200 people for dancing and dinner. If you want restrooms or plan on having a cocktail hour you will need extra footage. Also consider a generator backup, sound system hook up, permits required by local ordinance and other personal information for tent installation and maintenance.

FYI: Don’t order a tent over the phone, go in person to see what you are paying for.

Below are some photos of beautiful tent weddings… Enjoy!!!

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(Photo Credit: Belle The Magazine, Estate Weddings & Events ,Jacqueline Chapelle )

Until next time, Blessings and Happy planning!!!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

Are you Wedding Teeth Ready?

Lights….Camera…SMILE!!! WOW your guest with the perfect smile on your wedding day. Having a office visit with your dentist will help with getting the perfect white pearly teeth your looking for and will make you and your pictures fabulous looking. Thanks what I decided to do my amazing dentist Dr. Gross at Gross Cosmetic Family Dental Gave me a consultation and next visit I had my teeth whitening tray and gel. I was the happiest bride!!!! If your not able to make it to the dentist stop by your local Target. They have your at home whitening system and whitening strips.

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Target Whitening System

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Target Crest Dental Strips

What are you doing to get Wedding Teeth Ready? Comment below and tell us for a chance to WIN a box of Crest Dental Strips. We will be giving one Box a week for the month of August 2014… Good luck BRIDES & GROOMS

Until next time, Blessings and happy planning!!!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

Bow Tie Baby Shower

What a cute baby shower! I love all of the cute bow tie details! This party has so many great ideas that would be perfect for not only a baby shower.
The Bow Tie party ideas and elements to look for from this fabulous occasion are:

The confetti balloons
The cute bow tie napkins
The fabulous centerpieces
The cute little flower rattle
The Blue Bread
and MORE!

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Vendors:
Decor & photography – Simply Perkfect Event Boutique
Invitation- Etsy
Sinage- Chistudio
Linens – Tablescapes
Candy scoops, Paper plates, napkins and forks – Party City

Until next time, Blessings!!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

Cute as a Button 2nd Birthday!!

This little lady brings so much joy to the family and is cute as a button. Thats how we came up with her theme (Cute as a Button). Girls Just Wanna have FUN. Dressing her up like punky Brewster with suspenders, chuck sneakers and two fun ponytails for being the BIG 2 was our inspiration. We centered the party around buttons. The invitation and other stationary was fun we used the printed stationary from On to Baby.

Check out this fun little party.. Enjoy!!

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Event styling & Photography: Simply Perkfect Event Boutique
Cake: Pierre’s Bakery
Stationary: On to Baby

Until next time, Blessings!!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

All About Contracts

When planning a wedding with or without a wedding planner and designer, you should be expecting to sign a contract with every supplier, from the venue to the stationer to the florist all the way down to the limousine services. Every single detail should be covered in writing in the contract including dates, payment plans, cancellation fees, taxes, gratuities, delivery schedules, refund policy etc. ALWAYS take the time to read every contract thoroughly and if you don’t have an understanding about something ask questions until you do. NEVER sign a contract under pressure. Make sure that you also have a clear understanding on how and when bills are to be paid.

Now if things get overwhelming book you a wedding planner & designer to handle all the stress for you. That’s what we’re here for, to ease the stress so that you can be the life of your memorable event. To book us or have more questions visit us at
Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

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Photo credit:
JFTPHOTO

Happy Planning!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

What’s a Groom’s cake?

What is a groom’s cake? Traditionally, it’s a gift from the bride to the groom that reflects his personality and interests in his favorite cake flavor. The groom’s cake is displayed next to the wedding cake. Clearly, you can’t go wrong with a chocolate or vanilla cake but, we are seeing more of groom’s cakes customized to the gent of honor’s favorite hobbies and flavors.

Here are some amazing cake designs and most popular themes from our very own Chicago Baker Elysia Root Cakes & others… Check them out!!

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Photo Credit: Heavenly Confections
Brides, Kenya’s Kakery

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Photo Credit: Southern Weddings

Happy Planning!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

Rustic Chic Wedding

Hello everyone, as I browsed the WWB looking at all the beautiful rustic chic cowboy wedding inspiration, I ran across some of the most beautiful photos by Cortney Smith Photography .She did an amazing job capturing this rustic look. I absolute love everything about this look from the cowboy boots to the ceremony. I can’t wait to have the opportunity one year to do a rustic cowboy wedding. Check out a few of the photos, enjoy!!

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Photo Credit: Cortney Smith Photography

Happy Planning!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

Should I Elope or Nah?

Is eloping for you? So many times in the wedding process, brides and grooms decide they want to elope because of the thousand’s of dollars they will spend in one day. But how important is that ONE day to the both of you? Before you decide to elope, you should carefully consider the pros and cons.

Reasons to Elope
Many couples who elope say that they want to save money. The cost of eloping is less than having a tradition wedding. And they don’t want to deal with the month to month planning. They may also be avoiding family arguments, especially if one partner’s parents disapprove of their choice of spouse, or if a divorced set of parents can’t stand to be in the same room together.

Reasons not to Elope
You’ll be missing out on celebrating with close friends and family and some may be very upset that you didn’t include them. You’ll also be missing out on the chance to fulfill your wedding dreams vision. You might miss the opportunity to reconnect with friends and loved ones who live far away, but would love to come for a wedding. And of course there are the pictures and memories you’ll miss instead of looking back on pictures of yourself in a beautiful setting surrounded by loved ones.

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Photo Credit: Savanahsmiles

Happy Planning!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

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Chicago Wedding – Aya & Scott

When I first connected with Aya I knew she was something special, Aya is the most adorable person I have ever met. Aya is one of Chicago’s top Models at several bridal and fashion companies here in Chicago and Scott is a Marketing Director for a top marketing company here in Illinois. Once we met with Aya she made it her business to let us know that she loves her soon to be husband, family, friends and her model friends which were all her bridesmeids. She also only wanted to celebrate with their closest friends and family that traveled from as far as Aya’s hometown in Almaty Kazakhstan, Central Asia.

Please enjoy these full of love and fun photos from the awesome Yakov’s Studio!

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Wedding Planner: Simply Perkfect Event Boutique
Venue: Mirage Banquets
Florist: Design De Flores
photographer and videographer: Yakov’s Studio
Dress: Laurel Bridal
Entertainment: Alex Babiy
Invitations: Megnet Street
Brides makeup and hair: VIP Chicago Brides
& Arsova Salon
Bridesmaids Makeup and Hair: Glam Squad

Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is a full service wedding/event planning and design company where our focus is you “Making Dreams come True”. Please contact us at simplyperkfect@yahoo.com or (708)320-8053 to plan your wedding or special event. Book us at Simply Perkfect Event Boutique