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Sample Wedding Timeline: 5 Tips for Super Organized Brides

  When it comes to throwing your dream wedding, experts know best which is why I invited Esme, the talented wedding planner behind Bodamaestra, to give her top 5 tips on staying organized the day of your wedding. Esme started planning weddings in Mexico back in 2004 and has since moved her business to the US and is planning weddings for brides in the Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland area. If you're a bride that likes to do it all, below are Esme's top 5 tips to creating a wedding timeline and staying super organized on your wedding day! Creating a timeline for the day of your wedding is not only important but essential. It will give you details of all...

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Bridal Shower Games Your Guests Will Love

{source}   Now that the invitations are sent and the menu is set, the next step in planning the bridal shower is figuring out how to keep everyone entertained. Pleasing a group of all-ages and encouraging guests to mingle can seem like a daunting task! Although not a requirement, bridal shower games are the perfect icebreaker to get everyone socializing. You may have played your fair share of cliche games in the past, but these bridal shower games are fresh, fun and your guests will love them! How Old Were They How to play: Set up pictures of the bride and groom around the room at different ages in their lives. Hand out a sheet of paper to each guest...

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5 Camera Phone Share-worthy Enagement Ring Photos

    Getting engaged is one of the most amazing moments in your life and announcing it to your friends and family is part of the fun! Here are 5 great, easy-to-shoot photos (plus 1 Bonus photo) you can take right from your camera phone to break the news in style. The secret to these super easy snaps is to work with your surroundings. That means using your chic outfit or cute manicure as a backdrop and just letting your ring take center stage. Once you've got the perfect image, drop a photo filter on it and share away, enjoy! xo, Gloria bonus photo This picture may take a few tries but is well worth the time! catch up with...

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3 Tips for Pulling off an Out-of-Town Wedding

  When I planned my wedding back in 2011, I was living in Ohio and getting married in Florida. I knew that flying back and forth would be costly and that driving would be very time consuming so I devised a method to plan an out-of-town wedding without the stress. After I decided on a color palette and type of wedding I'd like to have, I looked online for vendors, then sent off my mom and sister to be my five senses back in Florida. Here are three stress free, money saving tips for pulling off an out of town wedding. Research Online: Once you've decided on the type of wedding you'd like to have, start researching online venues and...

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Wedding Photo booths

  Photo booths provide style and personality for your wedding. Not to mention, they will leave you and your guest with fantastic memories of your big day! They are a great way to get your guests mingling. Unfortunately, the cost of a photo booth vendor can be costly. Whether you are the crafty type or not, here are two ideas to create your own wedding photo booth experience! {source} {source}   The Simple Approach: Both of these photobooth ideas require two things: a backdrop and a camera on a tripod. Create a simple backdrop by hanging a decorative piece of fabric to a wall. For outdoor weddings, hang the cloth from a clothing line or a stand. You could also...

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