Choosing your vendors is easily one of the most intimidating steps to planning a wedding. They can literally make or break your event. Not to mention your budget. You want people that work well with others, that will listen to your wants and needs but will still give you their professional opinion on what works best. The very first vendor that I recommend researching and hiring is, of course, a planner. They are like the insurance to your wedding. They know the ins and outs o
Your wedding cake can be an amazing photo op! Not to mention they are super yummy to eat. That means that you need a bakery that can not only make it look great, but tastes great as well.
Yet another plus of hiring a planner is that we have worked with most, in not all, of the bakeries in Tulsa. So we can tell you who will fit your style best or who might have the most unusual cake flavors. What is most important to you, flavor, uniqueness, looks? Then do some research to s
We love getting to work with brides, grooms and their families to create the perfect wedding day. Chelsie and her mom, Jeri, were no exception! We enjoyed all of our planning sessions! Chelsie wanted a beautiful Catholic church wedding with a fun barn style reception. Chelsie was one of our brides that knew exactly what she wanted! Kate Spade all the way! Spain Ranch with all of it's white walls and ceiling was the perfect setting. Gold guest tables with bright orange and pin
Your venue is one of the most important parts of your wedding. It can honestly make or break your big day. If you choose an outdoor venue with no indoor options, what do you do if it rains? You can rent a tent if you have budgeted for that additional cost. But you need to be sure you have a large enough flat space to put a tent. 1st things 1st, decide on your budget. You don't want to spend 3/4 your savings on your venue and not have money for food or a DJ. Between your venue
We get asked all the time who is supposed to be paying for what? We know that each generation will handle this different than the one before them. Couples are becoming independent and paying for more and more on their own. Which is fantastic but can cause some confusion on who should be footing the bill for ceremony flowers, bouquets, etc. So we are going to highlight some old traditions and some of the changes we are seeing. Traditionally the bride's family shoulders the bi
Last week I blogged about how to keep the toddlers busy at the wedding but what about the family that wants to help with the planning of the wedding? They have good intentions and we know you don't want to hurt anyones feelings but you have the real planning covered so let's talk about some ways to make them feel loved while you and your planner take care of all the big stuff. Look it up. Ask your music loving dad to research some bands for you. After all he did play in a gar
We know one of the hardest decisions when planning your wedding is whether you should invite kids or not. You love your sweet 3 year old nephew very much but know that he can be a handful. You paid a lot of money for those centerpieces and don't want them knocked over by a group of 9 year olds running around like a group of wild animals? Want your guests to be able to relax, have a drink and have a good time? We understand! Let us help you to entertain those cute little kids!
We are big dog lovers here at Bride in a Box so naturally we love when you include your fur babies in your special day! First things first, make sure that your venue allows dogs. Once you have it approved, consider how well behaved your pup is. If they are hyper and don't listen, then you may want to reconsider having them there physically. But if they love people, are friendly and listen then they are the perfect addition to your wedding! These are some of our favorite ways
Wedding favors are a great way to send your guests home with a little something to remember your special day. But they can be a little rough on your pocket book when you have 200 guests at your wedding. So we've come up with a few ideas that are fun and a little different and maybe not so pricey! *Sweets! Let's be honest here, who doesn't like sweets? Doing a sweets bar can add up, so why not send your guests home with a cute little s'mores kit? Just take a clear bag and add
A lot of brides ask us how they can honor their lost loved ones at their wedding. It can be parents, grandparents or even friends that made an impact on your life. We understand your desire to show your respect. I've put together some ideas on how you can show your love for them from public to private. 1) Tribute. You can add a simple tribute to your ceremony program with their names and a message. 2) Save them a seat. Place a photo or flowers in a seat either before the cere
Bride in a Box was designed to help save you money and we know that is #1 on all DIY Brides list. So we've come up with a few ways to help you save on your wedding from A all the way to Z. A - Alcohol: Don't offer endless options. Pick a few favorites and stick to those. B - Buffet: Requires less staff . C - Cake: Choose a smaller cake and have a sheet cake in the back ready to be served. D - DIY: Make your own decor. But only stuff you can. Hire the pros to do the big stuff.
We know how stressful planning a wedding can be, not only on the bride but the groom and family as well. But it doesn't have to be! How you may ask? By following our simple Do's and Don'ts. -Do lighten up. Remember that you probably haven’t been your best self in the past few weeks, so remind your fiancé why he fell in love with you. -Don’t sweat the small stuff. Did one of your bridesmaid’s purchase shoes in charcoal instead of matte black? I promise that nobody will notice!
Exciting things have been happening behind the scenes at Bride in a Box and now we can tell you Bride in a Box is THRILLED to welcome Skiatook Springs to the family of quality planning for the DIY Couple. You have chosen a gorgeous venue and made a considerable investment, are planning a fabulous wedding so now it's time to fill in the blanks with beautiful decor that complements the setting and be sure your hard work is implemented just as you've dreamed without busting the
Welcome back! So far we have viewed the Guest List from the perspective of the couple and anyone making a financial contribution to the wedding day. Now it's the guests' turn! Faithful wedding attendees - here is what you should expect once you get the invitation in the mail and the happy couple asks you to be a part of their day as well as some wedding guest etiquette. According to Anti-Bride, good wedding guests do the following: - They reply to the invitation quickly and s
One of the biggest challenges couples face when planning their wedding is tackling the guest list. Who to invite? Who not to invite? Do we allow guests a plus-one? How many can we afford? How many will the venue allow? These are all common questions couples need to have answers for so their budget stays intact and their wedding day is as perfect and stress-free as they've always imagined. So to help you make these decisions, we've taken our experience and the advice of some o
In honor of Wedding Wednesday, we want to say a BIG thanks to Gilcrease Museum for hosting the Tulsa Wedding Merchants Group last night. Yummy food by Chef Geoffrey, great speaker and a tour. If you haven't seen the new Helmeric Center at the Gilcrease you are missing out. Yes, everyone wants to have an outdoor ceremony at the gardens... BUT the Helmerich is an AWESOME plan B space if the weather didn't get the memo that your outdoor ceremony is supposed to be taking pace. It
One of the greatest advantages to Bride in a Box is that we serve our couples as, essentially, a one-stop wedding shop. Between us and you all you need is a venue, a dress, a DJ, photographer, videographer, caterer, cake and your better half. The awesome BIB service we're highlighting today is our invitation / printing selection. Save the dates, place cards, escort cards, programs, table signs, direction signs, and the possibilities are endless. You can use your printing cred
At Bride in a Box, we take pride in knowing our fellow wedding vendors. From venues to caterers, we visit them and exchange wedding experiences and stay in tune with their services so that we can be on top of the Oklahoma wedding game and give our Brides the latest information. Recently I had the privilege of visiting Mrs. Dana at the Rose Garden Ministries in Jenks. We cannot express how lovely this venue is. While the grounds cannot accommodate large weddings, if you're