Journey to finding the perfect Bridal Gown

As we exit the peak wedding season and enter engagement season, I know all the engaged ladies are looking for the perfect dress. You've been flipping through countless magazines and searching the internet for "the dress". So we put together some tips to help you on your wedding dress journey.

  1. Schedule an appointment at the bridal shop. Most shops will have a consultant to help you try on dresses.
  2. Don't wear makeup. You will be trying on a lot of dress that day and most will go on over your head.
  3. Bring at least 2-4 people to help you make a decision. If you invite more you could get overwhelmed with everyones opinions.
  4. Bring some water. You will get tired,lol.
  5. Try on different styles. You will be surprised at what you may like once its on you.
  6. If the shop allows, take pictures. You may can't remember how you looked in dress once you leave.
  7. Don't rush making a decision. Visit other shops to see what other designers they may can offer you.
  8. Don't be afraid of color!! Try a blush or ivory wedding gown.
  9. When you feel you have "the one", let them jack you up!! Add the other accessories, your consultant should be able to pick the perfect accessories to go with your gown.
  10. HAVE FUN!!!!
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Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning Raleigh, New Bern, and Greenville North Carolina.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning owned and operated by Certified Wedding Planner Natosha Graham

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning offers Wedding Day Management Services formerly known as Day of Wedding Coordination, Partial Wedding Planning Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Event Design Services for all your Social Events.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning caters to Weddings and Events
in Greenville North Carolina, Raleigh North Carolina, and surrounding

Eastern North Carolina Wedding locations and Worldwide.

Tips When Renting from A Rental Company For Your Event

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If you decide to plan your wedding yourself, you may decided to use a rental company for your special day or event. Most rental companies has a wide range of products to chose from such as linens, napkins, chairs, tents, etc. Here are a few tips to help you along the way when renting from a company.

  • Consider delivery and setup provided by the rental company- This will save you from having to pick the items up yourself and return them. Most weekend rentals are due back Monday if same day pickup is not available.

  • Count items at pickup and return-If you decide to pick up be sure to count the items as they are being loaded. You don't want to realize while setting up you are missing items.
  • Check linens-Even though you are renting be sure to check for stains
  • If renting dinnerware we recommend to sanitize the items again. 
  • Upon returning- make sure everything is accounted for and signed off that all was returned.

For suggestions of our areas local rental company click here

 

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning Raleigh, New Bern, and Greenville North Carolina.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning owned and operated byCertified Wedding Planner Natosha Graham

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning offers Wedding Day Management Services formerly known as Day of Wedding Coordination, Partial Wedding Planning Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Event Design Services for all your Social Events.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning caters to Weddings and Events
in Greenville North Carolina, Raleigh North Carolina, and surrounding Eastern North Carolina Wedding locations and Worldwide.

The Stanly Hall Ballroom Wedding and Event Venue in Historic Downtown New Bern, NC

With many brides choosing to have a destination, barn, beach weddings and more. We had forgotten about ballroom weddings well at least I had until I had the pleasure of touring a historic ballroom this past spring. In my search to visit more wedding venues to be able to recommend for our clients, I came across this ballroom and fell in love with it. 

The Stanly Hall Ballroom located in the historic downtown of New Bern NC is simply lovely. It was built in 1874 and went through a full restoration in April of 2012. From its high ceiling height to its coverage of over 3,600 square feet with hard wood floors, this venue is simply amazing. Oh and you can schedule dance lessons for you and your groom as well. Click here to view lessons.

Rental rates vary from day of the week and seasons and the room capacity is up to 200 guest.. Rental includes 6' and 8' tables, bridal suite with private restroom for bride and bridesmaids, and more. If you are interested in a tour or booking this amazing venue contact Joyce at 252-637-2003 or visit their website.

If you would like us to reach out for you or help you plan your amazing event at The Stanly Hall Ballroom click here.

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Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning Raleigh, New Bern, and Greenville North Carolina.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning owned and operated by Certified Wedding Planner Natosha Graham

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning offers Wedding Day Management Services formerly known as Day of Wedding Coordination, Partial Wedding Planning Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Event Design Services for all your Social Events.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning caters to Weddings and Events in Greenville North Carolina, Raleigh North Carolina, and surrounding Eastern North Carolina Wedding locations and Worldwide.

From Miss to Mrs.

From Miss to Mrs.

Ladies....The big day has come and gone. You've returned from your honeymoon as Mrs and you realize that you have to legally change your last name. You were caught up with planning and the big day you never looked into what do I need to do to change my name. We've put together a view steps to help you.

Things to consider before saying "yes" to being a bridesmaid

You meet your best girlfriend out for lunch and she gives you the best news,"OMG, I'm getting married!" As you two scream with excitement and you congratulate her she asks you,"Will you be a bridesmaid?" Before you give her an answer you may want to consider what comes along with that role.

With the help of a few of our past and present brides, we give you 5 things to consider before saying yes.

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1. Time: You are going to share your time. Dress shopping, putting together wedding favors and invitations, running wedding day errands, attending bridal showers and more.

2. Expenses: Dress, shoes, jewelry, makeup, hair, nails, bridal shower, bachelorette party, bridal party apparel, and possible out of town expenses.

3. Meeting all deadlines: You may not understand why you have to purchase your dress 6 months prior to the wedding but trust us there is a reason why. Most bridal salons will tell you bridesmaid dresses need to be ordered 3 to 4 months prior to the wedding date. There are a lot of factors in this reasoning ( colors, season, is it a popular dress, etc.).  Also keep in mind to allow time for any alterations.

4. Being a Team Player: It's the bride's big day! Give opinions and suggestions when asked. Don't get upset if the bride decides on something that you don't agree with. Try not to push back when asked to do certain things like wear a particular hairstyle, cover any tattoos, and more.

5. Offering Support: There is nothing like having support from your friends. 

Let's face it when asked you are super excited and honored. However, you must consider if you will be able to do everything that's asked of you. No one knows your life better than you. It's okay to say, "I will not be able to be a bridesmaid in your wedding but don't forget to send me my invitation."

The bride is usually your best friend, friend, or family member and its ok to decline. I'm sure the bride will understand.

Now, if you say. "Yes, count me in!" Remember its the bride's day so try not to add an additional stress that isn't necessary.

 

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning Raleigh, New Bern, and Greenville  North Carolina.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning owned and operated byCertified Wedding Planner Natosha Graham


Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning offers Wedding Day Management Services formerly known as Day of Wedding Coordination, Partial Wedding Planning Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Event Design Services for all your Social Events.

Exquisite Events Wedding and Event Planning caters to Weddings and Events
in Greenville North Carolina, Raleigh North Carolina, and surrounding

Eastern North Carolina Wedding locations and Worldwide.