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

Finalizing your guest list

Your guest count will have a big impact on everything when planning your wedding (i.e invitations, cake, reception and more). The biggest cost factor is the guest list, because reception cost are the most expensive part of your wedding.

First you should start with your budget, make sure you know what you can afford and be realistic. Realize you have to make a choice to plan your guest list around the budget or make a list first and plan around that. Remember it’s YOUR wedding it’s okay to listen to your family and friends when trying to invite guest but your decision should be with yourself and fiancé’. Always remember your budget and the size of your reception play a big role on finalizing your guest list. Should you every get frustrated and need help pulling it all together hire a wedding planner. To book us visit Simply Perkfect Event Boutique

Here is a way to categorize the guest list:

First tier: Immediate family ( parents,siblings, grandparents, your own children)

Second tier: Extended family members ( aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews)

Third tier: Family friends ( parents close friends, longtime friends and neighbors, childhood friends and their parents of close friends)

Fourth tier: Bride and grooms friends in further tiers of closeness to you (childhood friends, high school and college friends, work friends, new friends)

Fifth tier: Parents colleagues ( associates, employees, employers)

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Photo credit: OneWed

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

The Wedding Cake

Wedding cakes are still the visual focal point of many receptions. The traditional cake is round or square, multi-tiered and frosted in white or pale pastels. But there’s no real limit on the size, shape, color, and style. Some couples skip the cake cutting and serve individual cakes to guest.

Color is everywhere in weddings today, and many couples incorporate their color themes into the design of the wedding cake. Colored floral, splashes of colored frosting or even design of her wedding dress. Some couples opt out on wedding cakes and choose a dessert table filled with pastries, fruits, cookies, mini desserts and many more. The vision is up to you when deciding on the look of your cake/dessert table.Cost of the cake will depend on the quantity required, cake size and elaborateness of the decorations. Because the simplicity of designing a cake takes time the expenses have increased. Usually the cost of a cake can range from $3 to $15 per serving.

Schedule a appointment with the baker four to five months before the wedding. Most reputable bakers offer tastings of cake, fillings and icings. Always sample a bakers work before signing a contract. And remember to bring pictures of the look your wanting and or draw out the cake of your dreams. Take a moment and view some of the cakes from our previous weddings and some of the bakers on our vendor list.

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Happy Planning!!

Antoinette Terry

Simply PerKfect Events 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 http://www.speventboutique.com

Exit in style!

After you’ve had all the fun on your wedding day one thing you definitely don’t want to forget… The exit! Right before it’s time to send you off to what will be a fun unforgettable evening, why not continue the fun. Here are some fun and unique ways to exit with love and not to mention a great photo of all your guest saying ‘FUN Night’…. Enjoy!!

Confetti Poppers
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Ribbon Wands
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Rose Petals
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Happy Planning!!

Antoinette

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Styling at the Left Bank

The Left Bank Jewelry and Bridal Finery is one of my favorite businesses for wedding jewelry. One of the first places that I recommend to our brides. Selecting pieces from their extensive collection of jewelry, headpieces, veils and wedding shoes all to complement you beautiful wedding gown. Let them handle all the little details for you. And if your not a bride don’t worry there is plenty of gems, rhinestones and more. And not to mention the prices are very reasonable. Take a moment and check out their website for get buys. The Left Bank also have styling services: The styling service for Chicago brides allows you to try on your accessories with your dress so you can see exactly what looks best for your wedding day, stress free, worry free, and free! Book them at (773)-929-7422 If you’re not a Chicago bride, don’t fret, They also help hundreds of brides out via email, phone & Skype too! Email them a photo of your dress and the details of your wedding day and we’ll help put a look together for you! They at located at 1115 West Weber Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 Styling_Service

Get the wedding day GLOW!!

All brides want their complexion and makeup to appear flawless on their big day. Planning a wedding or event can be very stressful. All types of stress can lead to breakouts, lack of sleep and not feeling your best. Eating a well balanced diet and exercise will help you maintain healthy glowing skin. Here are some tip to help you have the flawless look you’ve always wanted for your special day.

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– Drink plenty of water, 6-8 cups of water help our bodies it needs hydration and it detoxify our bodies.
– Exercise daily with a routine for 45-1 hour it helps remove any or all of the clogs in your pores.
– Avoid smoking and alcohol it dries and dehydrates the skin.
– get plenty of sleep, studies show that our bodies need at least 8 hours of sleep daily
– Eat the right foods helps you have the flawless look that your going be looking for.When it comes to healthy-looking skin, what you put in your body may matter more than what you put on it. Try cinnamon, pistachios, olive oil, green tea, turmeric, brown rice, water, cantaloupe, artichoke. peppermint, red grapes, acai, oat milk, broccoli, nuts, garlic, kale just to name a few.

Always remember if things start to get overwhelmed look into having a planner take over your special day so that you can be the life of the party. Simply PerKfect Event Boutique is here and would love to assist you. you can book us at http://www.speventboutique or contact us at 708-320-8053

Until Thursday have a fabulous day!!

Cocktail & Escort Cards ‘all in one’

After the bride and groom have said their ‘I Do’s. The rest of the fun begins… Drinks,Food and Dancing. On the way to your table grab your cool Cocktail and Escort card all wrapped in one. How unique is this, it’s the little details of your wedding that make it stand out and memorable. Check out these cool ideas on being unique with both cocktail & Escort Card.

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