Happy Father’s Day!

What would a wedding be without your father? A father’s role in his daughter’s wedding is one of the most important roles there is. And no, we don’t just mean this in a financial way. We all know it is tradition for the father of bride to pay for his daughter’s dream wedding. We are talking about that other tradition. The one that melts the hearts of all those attending. The Father Daughter Dance.

As beautiful as this portion of the wedding tends to be, planning the perfect Father Daughter Dance can be tricky. You have to ask yourself a series of questions: Is this too cliché? What song perfectly symbolizes my father and I? Is a dance class necessary?

While looking at other weddings to get some inspiration can be helpful, no one knows you and your father’s relationship more than you and your father. Make it personal. Don’t just pick “Dance with My Father Again” as your song because Luther Vandross is singing about his father; pick a song that truly has meaning to the two of you. Also, if a dance class is you and your father’s style, then sign up for the next ballroom dance lesson you see. But if not, then don’t. Let your dance represent your relationship, not someone else’s choreography.

Most importantly, make this a moment you will never forget. This is your way of saying “Thank you” to the one man who has loved you all of your life as he gives you away to the person who is promising to love you for the rest of your life.

As we approach Father’s Day, don’t forget to remind your father how much you love him. And if you’re planning a wedding, maybe you can use this day to look for inspiration when it comes to your Father Daughter Dance. Who knows, maybe that perfect song will come on the radio while you’re celebrating and making memories with your favorite guy in the entire world: Your father.

Nice to meet you!

 

We often get asked how we can prepare for our first meeting – we realized that sometimes clients don’t always know what to expect and often main details are not finalized.  To make our first meeting a success; we came up with some helpful tips on what you can do to get ready.

  1. Come to your First Meeting Prepared with Questions…..about anything and everything! Here are some helpful questions you might want to ask…
  • What made you decide to be a wedding planner?
  • How many full weddings have you planned?
  • How many budget weddings have you planned?
  • Have you ever planned a wedding at our venue?
  • Would you be present at all the vendor meetings?
  • Will you be the person on site on the day of our wedding?
  • What time will you arrive and depart on our wedding day?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  1. We think it is very important to ‘Understand our Process’.  Just ask and we will explain a bit about how we work with our clients, this is so you can make sure you feel comfortable with us..
  2. Know Your Priorities. Make sure you emphasize the aspects that are REALLY important for your wedding day.

Thank you for deciding to meet with us.  We look forward to learning about you and how we can help create a day that will be an amazing memory for life.

For more information Please contact

www.inthepinkink.com

781-314-6461 | info@inthepinkink.com

 

 

Spring is coming so Think GREEN!

We love that engaged couples have immense consumer power! Especially because  you will make all of the spending choices involved in your wedding day.  Just think, you can make a difference by selecting environmentally conscious options that are good for you and for the planet.

  1. Make Informed Jewelry Choices: Whatever your ring style or preferences, consider the source of your chosen metals or gems. Jewelers like Green Karat offer rings made from high quality, recycled metals. In addition, nonprofits such as Global Witness have developed consumer questions you can ask that will help you feel good about your diamond purchases.
  2. Be Fashionably Green: Think outside the box for your wedding dress, and you may find cheaper, more unique options. How about purchasing a vintage dress that you can tailor to create a style that’s all your own?  We love working with Seams Couture and Custom Gowns. If you’d prefer a new gown, there are a range of organic fabrics that can make for a beautiful, natural look. And when it comes to your bridesmaids, choose a dress option your maids will want to wear again and again.
  3. Eat Well: Give your guests a tasty and healthy meal by working with an organic caterer. If you’ll be serving meat or fish, ask your caterer to consider using naturally raised meat or fish choices that are environmentally friendly. Check out the list of approved seafood from the Monterey Bay Aquarium as you make your menu choices.
  4. . . . And Be Merry: As your guests raise a glass to toast your commitment, consider filling it with an organic beverage. Organic wines are a hot trend in the wine industry, and Organic Vintners is a great place to begin your search for the perfect pairing for your meal. For those who prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, try Honest Tea for a delicious, naturally brewed organic drink.
  5. Flower Power: As you picture your perfect flowers, think organic, seasonal, and potted. Most flowers in the United States are imported from South America where heavy pesticides are used, often without adequate protection for worker safety. As an alternative to these traditional production methods, consider an organic source, like Geraniums Red, Delphiniums Blue. Also, work with your florist to find blooms that are in season in order to avoid the financial and environmental cost of transporting out-of-state items. And don’t forget to ask about potted plants that you or your guests can enjoy long after your wedding day.

    Another alternative we love is handcrafted clay floral designs made of CLAYCRAFT by DECO Soft Clay! DK Designs is the perfect solution.

  6. Travel Light: Looking for a cool transportation option to get your guests around during your wedding weekend? Check out environmental rentals like Boston Pedicab in Boston or EV Rental Cars on the West Coast. Provide travel tips for your guests that include public transportation options and help arrange for car pools when possible.
  7. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Here’s a good rule of thumb for all of your wedding purchases: If it can’t be reused, recycled, or consumed, rent it. When you work with vendors, ask about their recycling policy and make sure they have one. Consider what kind of recycled materials you can use throughout your ceremony, starting with your invitations on recycled or tree-free paper.
  8. Create a Green Registry: Make your home as green as your wedding with green registry options such as Green Feet and Gaiam. You can also shop your values when you create a registry with fair trade organizations like Global Exchange which ensure workers and artisans receive a living wage for the goods they produce.
  9. Be Carbon Neutral: Guests will be coming from near and far for your celebration, and all that travel has an impact on the environment. There are many programs that can help make your celebration carbon neutral by allowing you to offset carbon dioxide emissions through investments in industrial efficiency and renewable energy projects. Check out options like Terrapass and the Carbon Fund. Native Energy and Portovert now also offer a Wedding Carbon Calculator to help you calculate the carbon impact of all aspects of your celebration.
  10. Eco-honeymoons: After the festivities have drawn to a close, keep the green spirit alive with sustainable travel or eco-tourism. Rainforest Alliance will help you be a savvy green traveler whether you want to wander Paris or the rainforests of Peru. If you are looking for a honeymoon adventure that combines nature conservation with improving the lives of native peoples, check out The International Ecotourism Society. Here you will find a comprehensive list of tour operators from around the world who have agreed to meet standards for responsible ecotourism standards.

Naomi Raiselle - March 8, 2013 - 10:33 pm

Ask your planner, venue, caterer to donate leftover food from the cocktail hour and reception. If they tell you they can’t because of liability issues, please send them to: http://www.nacenewengland.net. If they still want more, send them to the LAW. http://www.foodtodonate.com/Fdcmain/LegalLiabilities.aspx

Vivien Van Nostrand Jackson - March 21, 2013 - 6:11 pm

AWESOM SITE! I know you to be an ABOVE and BEYOND wedding planner ffom personal experience. You and your “team” are competent, friendly, passionate and MOST of all VERY WILLING to helpful…I mean running out for cough medicine for a bride the night before the gala event was fantastic, just one of the MANY hands-on things you guys do! SO glad to see this site…I’ll recommend to ALL I know for sure! I mean WICKED!

Big Day Beauty on a Budget!

Thoughts on spending up to $500 to get a brighter smile or $700 to make your lips fuller made one of our clients cringe. That made us think…maybe we could have some affordableBig Day Beauty Tips for our clients that won’t break the bank.  We wanted to find some that would fit into any budget and make you feel glamorous.  Over the next few weeks we will feature some of them…

Our first attempt was we wanted a whiter smile, drinking morning Starbucks and afternoon tea made our teeth a bit dull. We did our homework found that whitening strips may be the way to go Crest had the best rating on line – so off we went to purchase some  Crest WhiteStrips ®  –  with a $10 coupon in hand our final cost was $53.99.

The directions were very easy to understand; in the box were 4 sets of whitening strips.  Although the directions were not clear on the frequency of use, we decided to do the process every other night for four nights.

To our surprise, it worked like a charm. They say it works for about 8 weeks – we will need to keep you posted.  But for the short term  if you want a brighter smile for your big day – this would be a perfect investment.

 

What better way to show off your new white smile then full glossy lips.  After looking around the internet, reading some reviews and speaking with a few sales people at MAC, Sephora, and Ulta – we purchased a $16 tube of DuWop Lip Venom.
It was a clear gloss and had a wand easy applicator.  The application of the gloss made my lips tingle and really did “plump” up.  I loved the way the gloss went on and lasted for a few hours.  We did have to reapply in the middle of the day but we thought another great purchase.
We hope that you will try these two beauty products and let us know what you think about them.
Tonight we will be live tweeting while watching the Academy Awards so make sure your follow us on Twitter.
xo, the team from In the PINK Ink Events

Brides Against Breast Cancer is Coming to Waltham, MA!

Brides Against Breast Cancer is coming to Waltham, MA January 18th – 20th 2013 for their Nationwide Tour of Gowns Sale! Proceeds from the gown sales help those who have been impacted by cancer, their family members, and caregivers. Brides Against Breast Cancer sell numerous brands of designer gowns and gently worn gowns. Throughout their nationwide tour they have sold over 1,110 dresses this year! 71% of every dollar that is raised goes to free programs and services for those impacted by cancer. Brides Against Breast Cancer also carries reception dresses, bridesmaid dresses and mother of-the-bride gowns! If interested in registering or for more information go to www.bridesabc.org or call 1-877-721-HOPE. For those who are interesting in donating their wedding gowns and receiving a tax deduction, go to www.bridesabc.org to learn more!

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