We are so proud to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall Of Fame! The Knot Wedding Network is inducting wedding professionals who have won four or more Best of Weddings awards into a VIP group known as The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Save the Date Events has been a Knot Best of Weddings award recipient every year since 2008!
We loved working with Jenni and Brett to plan their wedding at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The wedding came together perfectly for their guests to enjoy and truly reflected who they are as a couple.
The outdoor ceremony was accented with stunning florals from Plum Sage Flowers with music from a lovely guitar duo compliments of Masterful Musicians. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour complete with a cigar bar and custom made crossword puzzles with questions about the bride and groom.
Guests were in awe when they entered the stunning reception room with red and gold linens, over-the-top gorgeous flowers, beautiful uplighting and pin-spotting and a stunning lounge area. The gold chivari chairs and letterpress stationery added to the elegance of the guest tables. The escort card display featured quotes from their favorite movies and guests had to guess the movie to find their table! As a nod to the sweet tooth of the bride and groom, we hid boxes of truffles under the escort cards as a sweet surprise for guests. The guest tables were named after their favorite movies and included an image of the DVD covers to give guests a laugh as they found their seats.
After a sumptuous dinner from the Broadmoor, Diamond Orchestra kept the dance floor packed all evening. When guests took a break from dancing, they enjoyed a photo booth, coffee bar and a stunning dessert display including a late-night donut bar.
This was definitely a wedding where anyone would have loved being a guest! Jenni and Brett, thank you for choosing to work with us. It was truly an honor!
Vendor Professional Team
Venue :: The Broadmoor
Photography :: Jared Wilson Photography
Ceremony Music :: Masterful Musicians
Reception Music :: Diamond Orchestra
Stationery :: JS Design Custom & Sweet Zion Paperie
Photobooth :: Shutterbooth
Coffee Bar :: Espresso Affair
Florist :: Plum Sage Flowers
Makeup :: Steele the Spotlight
Rentals :: Event Rents & Chair Covers & Linens
Decor, Drape & Lighting :: Pink Monkey Solutions
Cinematography :: Pure Cinematography
Planning & Design :: Debbie at Save the Date Events
Recently I had the privilege of being my sister’s maid of honor. I was so thrilled that she chose me over some of her closest friends! It can be easy to get caught up in the moment once you are asked, but remember this title comes with a good amount of responsibility and must be treated as such.
When planning a wedding you want everything to be perfect, but problems are always going to arise. It is up to you as maid of honor to squash any of these issues and make sure your bride remains focused on the task at hand: getting married! Here are a few pieces of advice I have for any new maid of honors that I picked up from my experience.
Being a maid of honor is sort of like being a personal assistant to the bride-to-be throughout the whole wedding planning process. From the engagement to the wedding day, the maid of honor is the bride’s right-hand woman. Give her a wedding planning organizer to help the bride keep up with her wedding appointments and the tasks on her to-do list. From cake tastings to dress fittings, the amount of activities can add up. If her fiancé is not able to attend these appointments, you can accompany her.
Also be ready to assist with the various tasks on the to-do list. This may include making favors, DIY crafts or wedding stationery such as programs. Basically, everything the wedding planner does not do will be your duty. You can also research style and design ideas from bridal magazines, Pinterest and wedding blogs. Another important task that the maid of honor can assist with is creating the bridal registry by going through some of her favorite online gift sites. My sister is big on making things unique and personalized, so that’s something I had to keep in mind. Go with her to the store or complete it online. Small inserts with the store’s logo and website information can be placed in the bridal shower invites (but not in the wedding invitations).
Another huge part that is often overlooked is being her emotional rock. Her fiance is also planning a wedding, so he may be stressed as well. You will need to be the sane one. Check in on her regularly with nothing in particular to talk about. Just make sure everything is going well and listen to any frustrations or complaints she may have, and trust me she is going to have some.
As the maid of honor, you are going to be instrumental in planning the bachelorette party and bridal shower. Both of these are big events on the road to the wedding and set the tone for the big day. What I recommend is sitting down with the bride and figuring out what you want both events to look like. With the bachelorette party in particular you need to keep cost in mind. Touch base with everyone that is attending and find out what people are willing to spend and then craft a night around that. Also for the bridal shower, a lot of the decorations and party favors can be made at home or purchased inexpensively online. This can be especially fun if your bride is the crafty type and enjoys this kind of thing. No matter what you decide on, just make sure the bride is happy with both events.
On the actual wedding day, the ladies usually share a space to get ready for the grand processional. Make sure you are standing by to help the bride in any way. Because you never know what might occur, it’s a good idea to come prepared. On my sisters day I had an emergency bag consisting of anything I thought could be helpful on the big day. If you think you may need it pack it, if you know you’re going to need it, pack two. Wedding days can be a long process, you never know what may pop up.
A maid of honor is responsible for wearing many hats during the entire process, but the bride wouldn’t have asked you if she didn’t think you were up to it. Just be sure to stay organized and have an idea of what needs to happen when. After all is said and done you will be able to look back with pride at what a wonderful job you did as a maid of honor.
Today’s post is a guest post from Morgan Gray. Morgan is a writer from NY with a degree in media production. She became very inspired after her sister named her maid of honor and hopes that her experiences and tips prove useful to the Save the Date community.
Chill, cool, music-loving, and lovable. All words that make us think of Kristin and Josh. The focus of this wedding was for guests to feel cozy while eating, drinking and being merry – all with a little southern Louisiana style!
The wedding took place at the historic Manor House in Littleton, Colorado. Kristin felt this venue brought the best of both worlds together — an old southern style mansion grounded in the middle of the gorgeous Colorado mountains.
The ceremony setting was soft and cozy, incorporating eclectic vintage white chairs for guests, fluffy ferns down the aisle, and soft white and pink flowers sprawling over the arch they stood under. The venue was filled with lanterns, vintage elements, soft florals, and cute signs with adorable quotes about love, family, and friendship –all made by the mother of the bride.
After a traditional New Orleans second line to start the dancing off right, guests enjoyed a rockin’ band, good food, and beautiful Colorado weather! We absolutely enjoyed working with this couple and were thrilled to see her visions come to life!
Vendor Professional Team
Venue :: The Manor House
Photographer :: Jason and Gina Photography
Cake :: Gateaux Bakery
Flowers :: Bella Fiori
Ceremony Music :: Masterful Musicians
Vintage Chairs :: Chairished
Dessert Buffet & Decor :: A Vintage Affair Rental and Events
Transportation :: Premier Charters
Planning & Design :: Amber with Save the Date Events
Thanksgiving MIGHT just be our favorite holiday. We love the anticipation of the dinner. We love the festive atmosphere of being sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas. And we love turkey, stuffing and gravy! There are so many ways you can decorate for Thanksgiving in a DIY fashion, or at least for an affordable cost. Using items you can locate from your local farmer’s market or florist, you can wow the multitudes of visitors you will have on this special holiday.
From all of us at Save the Date Events, we wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
From the first phone call with Daneille I knew that planning a wedding with her and Doug would be a process full of laughter! I set out to create the perfect rustic wedding with a little bit of “goosh” as Daneille called it. What is goosh you ask? Through the planning process I learned that it is a little feminine touch added to a rustic theme. We had the unique opportunity to take part in TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” and had Randy help pick the perfect gown for Daneille. We kept the linens very neutral so the florals would really pop next to the rustic table numbers. Guests enjoyed a light rain as the ceremony began in the field overlooking a beautiful pond at Spruce Mountain Ranch. During cocktail hour guests listened to music by Michael Lancaster as they snacked on tasty treats from Occasions Catering. Doug welcomed all of their guests and told the story of how he and Daneille first met,18 years ago. He said that Daneille was planning on coming to see him and he told her he was going to be fishing with his buddies. She asked when he would be done and he said probably never. She hung up on him and 18 years later they reconnected on Facebook. They had an instant connection and yes, Doug is still fishing with his buddies. Guests found their tables and filled out madlibs for the bride and groom while they enjoyed a lovely plated meal and wedding cake. After dinner, guests danced the night away to music from Elite DJ and enjoyed a great caricature artist and s’mores. Daneille and Doug, it was an honor to work with you I hope your wedding had just the right amount of goosh!
Professional Vendor Team
Venue :: Spruce Mountain Ranch
Photography :: Kelli Lyn Photography
Cinematography :: Lupher Arts
Catering :: Occasions
Ceremony Music :: Michael Lancaster
Rentals & Linens :: Event Rents
DJ :: Elite DJ
Cake :: Cakeheads
Florist :: Statice Floral
Hair Stylist & Makeup :: Lady Charm Artistry
Planning and Design :: Brynn at Save the Date Events
Dress :: Anna Be
Invitations :: Cloud 9 Papers