Thursday, April 15, 2010

Gift Registries: What to do if you have everything you need?

In today's world, many couples already live together prior to getting married, and therefore have everything they need for their homes. So when it comes to Gift Registries, why register for that toaster or set of plates that you will either return or never use? Instead, here are some great ideas that will help you save money and make your guests still feel as if they are giving gifts, not chase.

1) Honeymoon registry - There are Travel Agents that can help you with this. Your guests can send money to the travel agency in forms of "tours, spas, dinners, ext" and then your Travel Agent can apply that money towards your honeymoon. For more information and travel agent referrals, please contact Jane Allen Events!

2) Home Improvement Registry - Do you want to remodel a part of your home but know that its too much money for you to afford on your own, well then have your guests help! Create a website and have guests send money to help chip in! This is a wonderful service we provide and can even create the website for you and collect all the money! Contact us for more details!
3) Other Registries - Whether it is buying furniture for a new home or buying your first pet, your gift registry options can be unlimited. Jane Allen Events can create a special website for any desire; so don't limit yourself to Target and Crate and Barrel if you already have all that, contact Jane Allen Events for help!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wedding Hairstyles - Do's and Dont's

When deciding on your wedding hairstyle, here are some simple tips to follow.

- Meet your hairstylist for the first time on the wedding day
- Use any conditioners the night before or the day of (prevents bobby pins from holding)
- Forget your veil as part of your hairstyle
- Put your hair in a pony tale the night before or the morning of, after showering - especially if you are planning to wear it down.  
- Your research! Find hairstyles that you like so your hairstylist knows where to start. 
- Schedule a trial run with your hairstylist
- Do take pictures during your trail run - if you don't like what you look like in the pictures, don't risk it!
- Purchase any flowers, hair pins, or tiaras you would like to use (don't assume your hair stylist will provide these items)
- Bring along extra hairspray, straightener, and/or curler for those "into the evening" touch-ups 

Now here are some of 2010's most popular hairstyles from The

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Platinum Weddings Chicago Sunday Premier!

I love the show Platinum Weddings and am so excited for this Sunday's Episode! 

This Sunday, Platinum Weddings Comes to Chicago for Rachel and CJ's Wedding.   On top of that, one of my favorite Wedding Designers, Yanni with Yanni Design Studio, was the vendor for their big day.  So make sure to watch WE on Sunday, April 4th at 9pm/8c!