3.27.2012

Cheers to Happy Feet!

If you're a girl that likes to sport a fun pair of high heels on a girls night out, date night, or just because you're cool like that, then I'm sure there's been a time or two when you wished you had a pair of flats to change in to.  I can definitely raise my hand to that.  There are times when you need to get out of your heels for something more comfy to keep the party going.

Your wedding day could quite possibly be on to those days when you want to kick off the heels to party.  It certainly was for me.  A lot of brides are super awesome about providing their bridesmaids and sometimes guests a pair of flip flops to dance the night away in comfortably.  Well, what about something even more spectacular?  Check out Footzyrolls! (Um...incredibly cute name isn't it??) They are really a bit of heaven on earth.  Quite literally they are small, fashionable, and compact rolled up shoes that you can toss in a relatively small purse to use in time of need.  Footzyrolls is pretty unique in that they offer very stylish options.  You can pair them with an outfit or even simply just match them with your personaility.  The best part is that you can use them over and over, just toss and go and grab them if you need them.  They even come with their own carry pouch!



For some reason this pair is really speaking to me, and I hardly ever wear green!

They make awesome gifts.  A pair will run you about $36 so not the most economical choice if you're looking for something to provide the majority of your wedding guests, but the price could work for a limited number of folks.

There are also a few other compaies that make rollable flats as well.  I have a pair of Fast Flats mady by Dr. Scholl's that I purchased from Target.  However, the options are limited to black and gold but you do save on costs.



If you check them out, let me know what you think!  Cheers to your happy feet!

Now let me see you Footzyroll...to the left to the left, to the right, to the right. =)





3.20.2012

Splendid Wedding Survey 2012



Think Splendid is looking for your feedback!  If you were married in 2007 or later, or currently planning the wedding of your dreams would you mind taking a moment to complete this survey?  The survey is open to any bride or groom no matter your geographic location.  All answers are anonymous and it shouldn't take more than 5 minutes of your time.  Thanks!




3.13.2012

Engagement Chronicles : Planning : The First Steps

After getting engaged you feel like you must plan everything right away! Not really the case (depending on how close your date is). First things first… choose a date. Sometimes this can be difficult. Try and think of a season or month that you both like or a date that is special to you. This helps to narrow down some specific days. After you pick a date you need to make a guest list rough draft and a budget. This will help nail down venue choices.

When Steven and I decided to wait until 2013 to get married, we felt we had a lot of time on our hands to really plan the wedding. When we got back from our vacation, we sat down and started making a list of our family and friends for each of us. This is actually harder than it seems. You will start to literally list everybody you have known over the years. Then once you come to realize a lot of places don’t have a capacity over 600 you start to slim down your list. This is helpful in a way that it actually allows you to sit and think about all the people that really mean something to you and have contributed to your lives over the years. It makes the wedding way more real once you hit that point. For me, that made me so excited and nervous at the same time. I’m not one to be the center of attention and for me to be making a list for MY wedding was surreal for me.

Once you have a rough estimate of how many guests (don’t forget to include your bridal party in this count) and an idea about your budget then start looking online at different venues in the locations of your choice. This was exciting for me because I got to learn a lot about different places and new places that I had never heard about before. On The Knot you can actually go to your area and check out the venues they have listed there. There is contact information and testimonials on there for potential clients to see. This is a great place to start your search. The venues usually listed are the most notable and unique for that area. But if you are looking for maybe something more intimate check out other websites such as:




§  Google

After doing research I knew that I wanted an indoor/outdoor wedding. I love the feeling of kind of being free with the doors open during the reception for guests to move about as they please. For us, the Drees Pavillion at Devou Park was an instant hit. The gazebo was perfect for the wedding and the terrace overlooks the city of Cincinnati. The view is gorgeous! Once we saw it in person, we fell instantly in love. The only thing with this venue is that they book up more than a year in advance. We actually had to call on a specific date to request the date we wanted. I’ve been told they have brides lining up at 4 and 5 in the morning for their dates (May-June, August-October are the most popular months). Luckily we chose July and we were in the clear. Once we set the date and booked the venue we felt relieved. We were able to breathe for a little while.




To be continued…

Stay tuned for more.


Happy Planing!
xo, Loren

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