1. Who is a noteworthy videographer and will they travel?
Finding an amazing videographer can be tough these days. Our favorite one is NST Pictures. No matter the location, NST is dedicated to beautiful, artistic, cinematic films to capture the essence of your wedding.
2. Do I need a Wedding Planner?
You don’t necessarily need a wedding planner, but we definitely recommend it. Let someone else deal with the stress so you don’t have to. Enjoy your wedding day by letting Christie Rose navigate you through the wedding planning process and take care of the hair raising last minute details.
3. Fondant or Butter cream?
Does that even matter if they both taste good? Some of our favorites are from Sydney’s Sweets.
4. How far in advance do I send a Save the Date?
For a destination wedding, six months before the wedding is a great for guest planning their travel, accommodations, days off from work, etc. A custom made stationary designer we love is Laura Damiano Designs.
5. How can we save for our Wedding?
Just ask Susan Quigley. As a certified financial planner, she will help you gain a better understanding of your financial situation to save for your future together. Check out her website here!
Mexico has it all from the beaches, mountains and ruins. If it’s a beach wedding you have in mind, the hotels of the Mayan Riviera make the perfect setting for a Caribbean wedding, but offer all the comforts of luxury hotels
If you’re planning something more simple and traditional, check out their colonial church or temple in the beautiful cities of Guanajuato or Puebla. Mexico is the place where you can have that dream destination wedding, and enjoy your honeymoon afterwards.
Get creative with your desserts. Here are some of our favorite treats:
Dolly’s Cotton Candy
Nussbaum & Wu
Fatty Sundays & Co
Schakolad Chocolate Factory
Topsey Turvey Tables
The health benefits of yoga are immeasurable. You’ve heard them—stress relaxation, improved flexibility, non-aerobic exercise, muscle strength, improved fitness, and management of chronic ailments. Rachael Babington, an ex-Lulu Lemon model and head of Brides Love Yoga, knows this, and strives to help brides become more present with heart-opening poses, detoxing twists, and mind-cleansing inversions. Packages are available to serve both brides and bridesmaids in New York City, New Jersey, The Hamptons, Westchester County, Hudson Valley, Putnam Valley, Cape Code, St. Thomas, and St. John. Bridal packages include a free champagne toast or a refreshing Arnold Palmer, and can occur at home, hotels, beaches, or parks. Brides Love Yoga combines Vinyasa and Inyegar methods and can even coordinate paddle-boarding lessons. As an added bonus, Brides Love Yoga is offering free spaces at their next event, on February 9th, which concludes with a glass of bubbly. Just don’t forget to reserve your spot online!
So you’ve said yes to the man of your dreams, but have you said yes to the body of your dreams? Kristin Sanders Brady, a certified health and lifestyle coach for The Fresh Equation, advocates for a holistic approach to wellness. Her Thanksgiving plans included a trip to Staten Island to aid with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Inspired by The Happiness Project and beloved fitspirations like the Duchess of Cambridge and Jennifer Aniston, Kristin’s holistic approach derives from the belief that no wellness plan works for two bodies. Instead, she offers brides 12 Weeks to Bridal Bliss, a 12-weekindividualized program beginning with a free consultation. Truly, Ms. Brady provides brides with the freshest equation to wellness.
When looking for the perfect musical selection for your wedding, you want something that guests will remember. One of our favorite musical ensembles, 45 Riots, will “liberate your party.” Their cause: better music. Having shared the stage with artistic legends such as Alicia Keys, Adele, Stevie Wonder and many more. These native New Yorkers joined forces years ago and have acquired international acclaim. In fact, they’ve even won a Grammy! Their renditions of popular ballads will leave you amazed, and their dynamic style enables them to take the lead both on the stage and on the dance floor. Why are you waiting? Fan them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, check out their blog, and peruse their website. Their sexy, sultry, and soulful sound will make you glad you did.