Monthly Archives: December 2019

Gifts for Brides To Be

By | 2020-01-20T18:09:38+00:00 December 31st, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

Having a friend, sister, cousin, etc. who’s engaged during the holidays is a definite plus! It opens the door to a whole new realm of gift-giving possibilities. During the holiday season, take advantage of their position and spoil them with gifts you can ONLY give to a bride-to-be!  Future Mrs….” Personalization is the name of the game! And their name is about to change, so let’s acknowledge that fact! Check out Etsy for literally anything you can think of to be personalized with their new name; a mug, a return address stamp, a T-shirt, or a reusable water bottle. Trust us when we say she’ll be smitten to see “Mrs. _____” in official writing.  Deck the Halls… With personalized ornaments! This is an obvious choice, but will be treasured nonetheless! You can really never have too many that document this special time in a newly engaged couple's life, so don’t [...]

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Honeymoon Packing Tips For Vintage Wedding Couples

By | 2019-12-03T18:02:25+00:00 December 27th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

After months and months of vintage wedding planning, you’ll reach a point where you realize the only thought you’ve given to the honeymoon is clicking the button to book it. YIKES!  In everyday life, vacation prep is REAL. When planning a wedding, the honeymoon often gets put on the back burner, and then becomes a source of stress when you stop and think about how unprepared you are.  Our best advice is to keep the honeymoon as simple as possible. The number one thing you need? Your new spouse. Everything else is secondary, but let’s take a look at some things you should definitely pack (and some things you should not).  Documents to get there Designate a time for yourself to get all the paperwork together for the honeymoon. Print out your flight and check-in details, get your passports and IDs ready, and anything else you might need to make [...]

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Best Man Wedding Duties

By | 2019-12-03T17:44:54+00:00 December 23rd, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

The responsibilities of the Maid of Honor are often discussed, but guys- You’re not off the hook! There’s a lot involved with being given the honor of the Best Man, too! And it’s more than just the groom counting on you to fulfill these duties. The bride is also looking at you to keep the men at this wedding on lockdown. So let’s review what you can expect.  Best Man Duties Before The Wedding There are a few things before the big day that the groom could really use your help with. For starters, helping him brainstorm suit or tux options. Of course, this is ultimately for him and his bride-to-be to decide, but a groom needs his pals to give him input, or maybe just some ideas since it can be such an overwhelming time. Remind him why he picked you in the first place, and don’t be afraid [...]

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Wedding Duties For The Maid Of Honor

By | 2019-12-03T17:41:05+00:00 December 20th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

Maid Of Honor Responsibilities You’ve been asked to be the Maid (or Matron) of Honor! And it’s just that- an honor of the highest degree! Now...to figure out what that means. Whether you’re the maid who’s been blessed with the honor, or the bride who wants to know what to expect from her, let’s take a look at what responsibilities this honor holds.  Voice of Reason  First and foremost, the Maid of Honor should be a listening ear for the bride to spill her ideas, concerns, frustrations, excitement, etc. Wedding planning is stressful, and depending on the topic, her significant other may not be the outlet she needs. There can be drama involved with wedding planning, and she may need an outside voice to give her a fresh perspective and bring her back to Earth. If nothing else, keeping her sane during the planning process is the number one job [...]

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Newlywed Wedding and Marriage Advice

By | 2019-12-03T17:37:24+00:00 December 19th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

We aren’t claiming to be marriage experts, but we have witnessed a whole lot of weddings, and thus have some insight into marriage itself. Do you know that unsolicited advice you always seem to get from well-meaning family members? Here’s an exclusive list of some of the best of it.  Like vs. Love When the honeymoon phase is over, you’ll start to realize something; you have moments of dislike for your significant other. This is NORMAL! The idea is that you love them despite not always “liking” them. This sounds harsh, but it’s a reality some couples struggle with. There’s just no realistic way you are going to like everything about your spouse at every moment of every day. They’re going to leave the sticky spoon on the coffee maker or give you an attitude and an eye roll over something small that might drive you a little bonkers. At [...]

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Georgia Wedding Registry Options

By | 2019-12-03T17:33:41+00:00 December 16th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning, Vintage Wedding Venue|

Not only is finding the perfect Georgia wedding venue overwhelming (We hope you've found the perfect place now, though!!) but making a wedding registry can be overwhelming, too. There are hundreds and hundreds of options for places and websites you can create one! The whole process can leave your head spinning, and the overwhelm can lead to procrastination. Not to worry! We’ve put together a list of the most popular and useful registries around. Let’s take a look!  Amazon Amazon is pretty much taking over the world, so it’s no wonder that this is the most popular registry option in the country. Not only is it convenient, but you can find almost ANYTHING on Amazon! So while you will, of course, need your most traditional items, there may be some less traditional items you’d like to add that will be accessible to you. So many people have Prime now that [...]

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Nontraditional Vintage Weddings

By | 2019-12-03T17:22:41+00:00 December 13th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

As we dig into some of the traditions that come with the territory of vintage weddings in Georgia, we also want to discuss an option you have; breaking them!  So often an engaged couple tends to fall into the “norm” when it comes to planning their wedding. There isn’t much thought on why we do the things we do, and if they can be done differently. We are here to remind you that your wedding can be whatever you want it to be!  Bridal Party The idea that the bride’s party needs to be women and the groom’s needs to be men is silly! Of course, we have friends of the opposite sex, and it’s okay to include them in your wedding party. The idea of only same-sex bridal parties is outdated and just plain ridiculous given modern times. Don’t be afraid to mix it up and ask whoever it [...]

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Bouquet Toss Alternatives At A Vintage Wedding

By | 2019-12-03T17:19:30+00:00 December 10th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

Let’s dig into a tradition you probably witness at most of the Georgia wedding venues you attend: the bride tossing her bouquet.  Where did this tradition begin? And why? Don’t get me wrong, I love standing up in a crowd surrounded by my fierce, single-and-thriving counterparts and busting a move to Beyonce at every wedding I attend, but I’ve never really stopped to think about why it’s a “thing”. So let’s find out!  It all started in England a long, long time ago. Most of these traditions have somewhat “dark” histories, and this one is no exception. In fact, it’s a bit brutal! Before it was scaled down to an innocent toss of some flowers into a crowd, women would actually all gang up on the bride! The idea was that if you could rip a piece of her garment off for yourself (yes, a piece of that beloved wedding [...]

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Southern Wedding Traditions

By | 2019-12-03T17:13:17+00:00 December 6th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

Ever heard the phrase, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue?" Especially if you’re in the middle of planning a Georgia wedding, we’re sure you have. The phrase refers to a wedding tradition where the bride is supposed to carry or wear one item of each for good luck on her wedding day and in her marriage. But why? Where did this phrase come from? Are you superstitious? Do you plan to follow along with this rule?  The phrase originates from an Old English rhyme, and over time has just become a traditional rule of thumb. Many couples still choose to honor this tradition in good fun. And you can really get creative with it! Wear your grandmother’s antique brooch in your hair, perhaps (old and borrowed. Kill two birds with one stone!). If you’re really brave, dye your hair blue! Why not? Something Old This part of the [...]

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Top 5 Bachelorette Party Destinations

By | 2019-12-03T17:11:06+00:00 December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

When you're planning a Georgia vintage wedding, we know your girls are busy planning your bachelorette party! There are an endless amount of destination spots that would serve you well when it comes to your Bachelorette party, but we’ve hand-picked a few that we believe are the best of the BEST. Why? Because you deserve it! These destinations are guaranteed to offer you the time of your life, which is exactly what this is all about. One Final Fling.  5. Disney World!  They don’t call it “The happiest place on Earth” for nothin’! Many women are packing their bags to visit a giant mouse for their last hurrah these days. It’s not just for kids anymore! Disney World has TONS of fun things to do that are geared towards adults. Of course, you’ll want to be sure you’re keeping your composure in front of the kids at the park, but [...]

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