Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cha Cha Bella Rings coming to Heaven on Earth!!

Ok, so I have a weakness for fun accessories and about a year ago I ran across a website called Cha Cha Bella! They make the most fabulous rings and would be spectacular for Bridesmaids gifts or for that special girlfriend! Well I am PLEASED to announce that Cha Cha Bella rings are going to be carried at Heaven On Earth's new store out at The Shoppes of Grand Prairie! You will even be able to customize them for your bridal party with up to 5 colors - let the fun begin! They should arrive in about 3 weeks!!! I will keep you posted!

Happy Planning!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Grand Opening Success!

What a great day we had on Sunday, thanks to everyone who braved the weather to come out and see us. We couldn't believe the turnout we received and WEEK showed up to interview Michelle (owner) of Heaven on Earth, I was SO hiding in the back...I wanted nothing to do with that! :) But talk about great exposure for them, and in this economy when so many stores are closing, some are going to fight with all their might to stay open, or in this case..RE-OPEN!

Several of the vendors still have their Grand Opening specials running, so if you didn't make it on Sunday, stop in this week at Heaven on Earth and pick-up a wedding packet!

Stay tuned for many more Bridal Events to be held soon at Heaven on Earth's Bridal Boutique!

Happy Planning!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Weddings go on, even in a tough economy...

So I was thinking last night about how even though times are tough right now...weddings must still go on. Are there ways to still have the wedding your dreams with out breaking the bank...the answer is YES!

Of course you still have to be practical here...if you want a princess wedding with 1000's of roses and custom linens, a live band, etc then you may need to wait a year in order to handle all the expenses. But first things first...your guest list. Your guest list is a huge determining factor...it dictates how many invitations you buy, how many centerpieces you need, how many plated dinners you will pay for, cocktails, favors, and so on. So when you start trying to determine your budget, start with your guest list, try to cut it back as much as you can without upsetting family and friends...and always remember..ITS YOUR DAY...the only people you have to please is you and your fiancee. Aunt Betty's neighbor just might be cut from the list..:)

The next thing I recommend is make a list of the things that are important to you and your fiancee. The things you always dreamed of having..the things you and your fiancee have been talking about that YOU HAVE TO HAVE! Then prioritize that list..and spend your money on the things you want. And I have to say this , because this is a huge issue for me...if you are going to put extra money anywhere in your budget...do it in photography..PLEASE! It is something you will never regret doing. Your pictures are the story of your day, the images you will cherish and pass down to your children and your grandchildren. Research photographers, find one that matches the style you are wanting. You can not relive your day, you have no "do-overs", so please, please, please get a good photographer, you will not regret it!

Favors...unless you absolutely have to have something special, donate money to a favorite charity..your money will go towards a wonderful cause and doesn't end up in the backseat of your guests cars..where it will stay till they clean out their car a month or so later. :) Many charity's will send you cards to put at the guests tables announcing your donation...or you can type up a letter, frame it and put it by the guest book at the reception.

Want more than white linens at your reception..you want a splash of color on your tables but cant afford luxury linens? Ask your linen source about Runners and Overlays, they are less expensive and still give you that formal or funky look you are wanting for your reception.

I will continue to give "money saving tips" and feel free to email any questions, comments, or suggestions...but as I tell all my clients..."Your wedding day is about one thing..the union, the commitment that you are making to one another..the party, the flowers, all that "fluff" is just extra...its not the important part...the vows you exchange between one another are!"

Happy Planning!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My new obsession!

Well I am officially obsessed with these to websites/blogs. They are based out of Southern California and talk about style! I LOVE outdoor weddings and unfortunately living here in the Midwest, outdoor ceremonies and receptions are just "tricky" due to the lovely weather we have. But if you dare to risk it, then by all means check out these sites for amazing ideas!!! I am fortunate this year to have four clients having outdoor ceremonies, with one having an outdoor reception as well.
When having an outdoor ceremony & reception you can put so many personalized details into it, things you cant to in a church or ballroom. Hand pained wooden signs, silver buckets with fruit and or wild-flowers to line the aisle, umbrella's for your bridal party, the list goes on and on. Then comes the reception, take the outdoor elements and incorporate them into the reception decor..from the place card table, to earthy centerpieces using wood, lots of candles, lavender scented bug repellent for your guests, and so much more. For more great ideas check out these sites...simply amazing. Not to mention some of the best wedding photography you will see - great for getting ideas for your engagement pics and wedding photos. Wedding photography has become a form of art, so have fun with it and make it your own!!


Happy Planning!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Heaven on Earth Floral Studio and Wedding Boutique GRAND OPENING THIS SUNDAY!

We are very excited for the Grand Opening this Sunday at The Shoppes of Grand Prairie - next to Sealy Mattress..from 1-4PM .

If you are planning a wedding for 2009 or even 2010, please stop in and meet all the great vendors to help you plan your perfect day, first 100 Brides receive a gift bag FULL of discounts, and you can also enter for a drawing with two Grand Prizes!!

We hope to see many of you there, and even if you aren't planning a wedding, stop in and see and all the beautiful things that can make any party or celebration HEAVENLY!

Happy Planning!