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Wedding Planner Q&A

An interview with a professional wedding planner

The three little birds at We Design Weddings have paired up with Come Join Us, LLC to answer some basic questions posed by brides about hiring a wedding planner for your Big Day! Lucia Herrera O’Connor has been planning weddings in the Kansas City area for the past three years, and has fallen in love with her job! “I love the idea of helping a bride enjoy her big day without worrying about all the ‘moving parts,’” she says. Please enjoy Lucia’s expert advice!

We asked Lucia to talk a little about wedding planning in general. It seems everyone has heard of a wedding planner, but many brides are left wondering how exactly a planner can make her planning process less stressful.… > Read More

Selecting Wedding Ceremony Music

Selecting Wedding Ceremony Music

Alternatives for “Here Comes the Bride”

Many brides have known which song she would choose for her Big Moment for years! Others have carefully selected a song and kept it a secret, only to have it be the most popular selection by the time they get hitched. We Design Weddings has helped brides put together a slate of music for the wedding ceremony that both captures the character of the happy couple and communicates positive, upbeat messages for friends and family in attendance. We wanted to share a few tips and less-traditional ideas on music!

Bridal Showers 101 Part 3

Bridal Showers 101 Part 3

Towel Registry

You’ve registered for your kitchen – let’s move on to the bath! To the Bride dedicates several pages to towels, and we’re ready to share it with you! There are hundreds of brands of towels available in various stores across America, but in 1956 “Martex and quality are synonymous. For more than fifty years Martex has pioneered in the development of fabric, color and design. Several of Martex’ original patterns and constructions, both in terry towels and kitchen towels, have been selected for their good design to be displayed by the Museum of Modern Art.” Although we were unable to find the collection that featured their towels, Martex is still considered a great brand of towel in 2014! Today the line is owned by WestPoint Home, which also manages Izod, Ralph Lauren, Hanes, and Five Star Hotel.… > Read More

Wedding Color Trend 2014

Ravishing Radiant Orchid

We’re ringing in the New Year here at We Design Weddings! As the snow begins to melt and the sun lingers in the sky a bit longer each day, we’re preparing ourselves for one of the most loving, liveliest times of the year – Wedding Season! We’ve just learned that Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year has been named Radiant Orchid, and we couldn’t keep from putting together a visual palette using this magical color. Enjoy!
Pantone Inc. is known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS), which is a standardized color reproduction key. The system uses 13 base pigments mixed in specific amounts to create 1,114 spot colors which are used by printers across the nation, allowing them to match colors without mailing physical swatches back and forth.… > Read More

Holiday Gifts for Newlyweds

The holidays are upon us,

and along with the jingling of bells and toasting of glasses, the layers of clothes and pounds of sweets, there are perhaps some of the fondest memories of our friends and family. Newlyweds who will be celebrating their first Christmas as a family are a unique addition to your list this year, and We Design Weddings has decided to compile a set of gift suggestions that are particularly special for the new Mr. and Mrs.

With all of those new wedding photos, they will surely appreciate a picture frame. Kick it up a notch and make it personal with a handmade wooden frame, personalized with their last name! Spools of Grace makes such a frame, and it will arrive at your door just in time to wrap for Christmas.… > Read More