Author Archives: Robbin Montero

The Pies Have It!

A fun concept is to offer a pie or pie pop bar. It can either substitute as the wedding cake or stand alone as a dessert bar. And there are choices galore! Choose a variety of traditional flavors like apple, … Continue reading

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Photo Booths Add to the Fun!

Having been around for several years and relatively inexpensive to rent, photo booths remain a popular choice of fun entertainment for your guests! The atmosphere at your wedding will be full of energy, so imagine slipping into a photo booth … Continue reading

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Food and Wine Pairing – An Outstanding Tasting Experience

A must-have in the Wine Country is pairing your wedding menu with fabulous wine. If this is not your expertise, ask assistance from your wedding planner, caterer, or site manager on pairing wine with each course. They will make recommendations … Continue reading

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Shabby Chic Vintage and Garden Designs

Still a big trend among couples is the natural garden or barn setting, accented with shabby chic and/or vintage props. What’s shabby chic? It includes items that are chosen for their age, pieces showing signs of wear and tear, and … Continue reading

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Stationery Sets the Theme

Elegant and personalized stationery is bigger than ever, with letterpress printing still extremely popular. Many couples are designing their own invitations and bringing it to life in their wedding stationery. The theme carries over into their bridal shower invitations, menus, … Continue reading

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Bathroom Amenities – Elegant and Thoughtful

Always an elegant and thoughtful touch is supplying bathroom amenities for the needs of your guests. I’m a big fan of providing two small baskets of personal grooming items; one for the ladies’ room and one for the men’s. Fill … Continue reading

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Saying “I Do”

The wedding day is fast approaching, but what about your wedding vows? The wedding officiant can be of great help to you by outlining various standard vows or making suggestions for you to write your own. Some churches have brief, … Continue reading

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Elopements/Intimate Weddings – Romance, Spontaneity and Individuality

With the rising cost of weddings, elopements have gained popularity. But each couple must decide if an elopement is right for them. Would the family be disappointed if the couple chose not to have an elaborate wedding? Even the simplest … Continue reading

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Why Weddings Cost So Much!

One of the biggest hurdles for parents planning a wedding is that thirty years may have passed since they last planned a wedding. To give perspective, consider the cost of medium-priced cars then and now. Then, a car cost about … Continue reading

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Tips for the Parents of the Bridal Couple

Specific things are expected of the parents, so no matter who is planning the ceremony and reception, consider the following tips. Especially if they haven’t met the bride’s family, the groom’s parents should host the engagement party, while the bride’s … Continue reading

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