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
So he finally popped the question? Yay!! I just know that you are over the moon with happiness!! But you are wondering where to go from here. I understand. 100%! Because I also just got engaged. I was under the impression that my boyfriend and I were going to the World Famous Cain's Ballroom to help our friend set up his band for their show that night. It was cold and sleeting and to be honest, I wanted to be at home cuddling with my dogs. But I went because I said I would. W
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.