Friday, July 31, 2015

~Marriage License~

Tips to remember when getting your marriage license for your special day!
  • Be sure to have cash to pay.  Most do not accept credit cards or checks.
  • The cost of a marriage license is around $50-$60.  
  • Your license is good immediately and up to 60 days from date of issue.
  • Both parties must appear at the Register of Deeds. Why not make a date night out of your afternoon off.
  • Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Keep in mind they are also closed on all major holidays
  • Identification and proof of age is required
For more tips on marriage license and other great tips, be sure to check out our Facebook page. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Unique Centerpieces

When choosing your centerpieces for your reception tables consider tall vs. short or even simple vs. extravagant.  Centerpieces are suppose to be fun and unique looking, find what fits with your theme and go with it.  Don't forget about the little details that will make your centerpiece pop and really stand out from all the rest.  

 A tall centerpiece creates a wall between your guests.  You want your guests to talk and share fun memories about the two of you.  A short centerpiece creates a more intimate setting and it makes your guests feel seen instead of hidden.  

Tall and extravagant
Short and simple centerpiece

Be sure to check out our Pinterest board for more awesome ideas on centerpieces!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Wedding Etiquette 101

There are right and wrong ways of wedding planning from the "YES" during the proposal to the "I DO" during your ceremony.  Understanding what to do and what not to do can help your wedding run smoothly.  If you remember these few simple etiquette rules, you will have no problems on your wedding day.  

  • Traditional etiquette dictates that a man should ask for permission from the bride's father before proposing.  
  • Tradition calls for the bride's family to pay for the majority of wedding expenses.  
  • If a few people challenge your choice to serve alcohol, kindly remind them that it's your wedding and you hope they'll be respectful of the celebration you've planned. 
  • No set rule tells you how many bridesmaids or groomsmen you have to have.  
  • Everyone will have an opinion of what looks best on you; be sure to thank them graciously for their input, but, ultimately, which dress you wear on your wedding day is your decision. 
  • Whether you decide to have children or not, stick to that decision.  Don't make exceptions for some guests and not others.  Doing so is a sure way to hurt feelings. 
There is so much more on proper etiquette.  Be sure to check out our pinterest board for more information about Wedding Etiquette.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Oh the places you will go!

According to The Knot,  these are some of the best honeymoon places around the world.  

Most Romantic: 
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bali, Indonesia
Paris, France
Venice, Italy
Savannah, Georgia

  Best Budget:
Palm Springs, California
Whitehouse, Jamaica (Sandals)
Quebec City, Canada
Vieques, Puerto Rico
         Palawan, Philippines                                          

Best Beaches:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Florida Keys, Florida
Cayman Islands

Most Adventurous: 
  Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Greenough, Montana
St. Lucia (Sandals)
Hayman Islands, Australia
 Most Exotic:
Panama City, Panama
Sri Ianka
Cappadocia, Turkey 

Our personal favorite:
Let us plan your honeymoon to any Sandals Resort in 6 different countries!!  

  Jamaica                   Antigua
  Bahamas                 Grenada
  St. Lucia                Barbados

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

~Internship so far!~

Hello again, its Jennifer the Intern!! Just wanted to give an update on my internship, I have had an amazing time with Jenn and the rest of the KYAE staff.  I cannot believe that it is half over :( Thus far I have been taught to pay attention to detail of centerpieces, flowers, tables, etc. because they will be in a picture at some point during the night. Taking those extra minutes to make  something look better than it did before is so worth it when the pictures come back.  Another thing that I have learned is that no matter what the show must go on with or without all parties, because we are on a schedule and deadlines have to be met. If a individual in the wedding party cannot make it down the aisle at the right time it is okay for them to step out and be brought in later after the bride makes her entrance.

Most importantly I have been inspired by is knowing the value of allowing the bridal party and their families and all guests to be just that at their wedding and celebrate two families becoming one without having to work and clean up.  It takes a lot of hard work to put on a wedding and that is something that families should not have to worry with.  By allowing them to sit back and relax and enjoy the day stress FREE, makes their day so much more enjoyable.  I have had countless parents, family members, guests come up to me and say they are having a blast and to me that lets me know that we are doing something right at this wedding.  We are making magic happen as Jenn calls it and I absolutely love making a difference in peoples lives.  

 I have met lots of awesome vendors along the way.  Some I have actually talked to longer than five minutes while eating dinner.  I know that I have established lasting professional relationships with them and hoping to work with them again in the future.  Watching these vendors and their teams come in and get the job done is amazing and mind blowing at the same time.  Some are in one place one minute and the next they are somewhere else doing something else.  I understand that it takes an army to put on a wedding and working with this KYAE staff as well as vendors, I see that they are very dedicated and they work well together.  For each event we work together as a team to get the job done and done correctly.   Every person on the staff has dedication and heart and I am happy to say that I was apart of making peoples day. I look forward to the rest of my internship with Jenn. This is just a tip of the iceberg as to what I have learned so far! Congrats again to all the couples that I have had a hand in helping with this summer. 

Best Wishes,
Jennifer Davis

Friday, July 3, 2015

Fun Bridal Shower Games

Every Bridal Shower needs to have some type of game to keep the party going and interesting.  Friends and family that attend the shower will have a blast playing even a simple game of ring toss or even BINGO.

There are lots of ideas and themes that you can go with for your shower.  Just remember that it is your day, so make it what you want and just have fun and enjoy the day!

Check out our Pinterest board for more fun ideas on how to make your bridal shower the most fun ever!