A little goes a long way!

There’s no such thing as being too prepared in our minds; especially when it comes to thing like, well, you know, your wedding day. As we discussed early this week on Facebook, we are gearing up for wedding season and amping up our emergency kits. Thank you to some of our followers for giving us new ideas-PHONE CHARGER-genius. But even though we plan on being prepared ten times over, doesn’t mean you should skimp. There are times throughout the day where we won’t be able to trail you with our kit in tow (especially when you’re out taking photos). So take the necessary provisions and put together a kit if (and probably when) you’re in a pinch. These might seem obvious, but they are also probably the last thing you’ll have on your mind. Here are a few little things that you should have on you at all times throughout the day: 1.Mints 2.Bobby pins 3. Q tips 4. Hairspray 5. Band aids And in the heat of the summer, BUG SPRAY. We LOVE these cute Minimergency Survival Kits from Pinch Provisions for the ladies and even one for the gents (seriously, don’t forget about them). Each kit comes with hairspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, earring backs, clear elastics, mending kit, safety pin, tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshener, dental floss, adhesive bandages, facial tissue, blotting tissues, bobby pins, antacid, and extra wedding bands. I bet you’re thinking you would have remembered the half of it. In the case of these, a little does go a long...

Pour Ettiquette

When it comes to your wedding reception, choosing a bar package can be enough of a chore as it is. Deciding to go with signature cocktails may seem like an easy escape route, but that isn’t always the outcome either. There are even more elements in those two tiny little his and her cocktails than you may think. What if guests don’t like _____ liquor? What if there are too many ingredients to make this cocktail? Too sweet? Too strong? How do I present it? In my opinion, it is best to keep it simple. Yeah, chocolate martinis sound appetizing to just about anybody, but in the long one they are going to stretch your wallet and your guests’ wait at the bar. Here are a few tips and reasons why you are better off with the basics. 1. Limit the liquor-to an extent: You want your guests to be happy, but you don’t want them to be so overly “happy” that they don’t make it through dinner. You might as well forget about dancing! Don’t do signature cocktails that are pure booze; nix the neats and ups. 2. Don’t make it hard on your guests, or the bartender. True, you want to keep the drink true to yourselves, but at the same time you don’t want your guests to be turning up their noses. Don’t go overly sweet. Don’t go overly bitter. Keep the ingredients to a minimum or even a mix that can be made ahead (You want the drink to taste good, but you don’t want preparation to take forever. Guests get grumpy and then bartenders...