Wedding Surprises in LA

Surprises are always fun! Well maybe not, as surprises can mean a good or bad thing depending upon what the surprise is. Then there are occasions when you really do not want any surprises.  Weddings are generally one of those times.  Most people when they have expressed that their wedding had a surprise did not mean a good thing.

On December 6, 2014, the musical band, Maroon, pulled off the ultimate surprise at numerous weddings across the Los Angeles area by showing up unexpectedly and singing "Sugar."  The faces of the stunned people in this youtube tell it all!  Watch as they go from, "What is going on?" to "Look who it is!" One man, presumably the father, clearly looks as if he did not pay for this intrusion and is about to manage the situation.  Some brides look as if it is the greatest gift from their new husband and clearly share their loving gratitude with them. 

It may have been a clever publicity stunt, but whatever their motive or the actual facts of the filming, it is fun watching and dreaming that maybe surprises can be a good thing at a wedding!


Your Wedding Should be as Personal as You

Weddings are unique to each couple and this should be reflected in every detail of the ceremony and reception. Some people just exude their style every minute.  You know these people – they stand out in the crowd.  There is no doubt that their wedding will continue in their own unique genre, but what about the rest of us?

 Monogramming is the most personal expression because it reflects your name(s) and it is so trendy.  The wedding venue is just the place for such personalization. Just about anything and everything can be monogrammed.  For every type of product there is practically a different method of monogramming.  You can print, decal, paint, stamp, machine embroider, etc.

Machine embroidery stitched by Colleen Bell and initial designed by Embroidery Online

Machine embroidery stitched by Colleen Bell and initial designed by Embroidery Online

 Maybe you do not want to go all out and personalize everything in your wedding, then think of different areas that are important to you that you want to reflect the personal you: the bride’s accessories and gown, the bridesmaids, the groom, the groomsmen, gifts, decorations for the ceremony, the reception, etc. Just like planning your wedding in general, just take one area and concentrate on that, making the project of personalization much easier to handle. 

Take a look at each area of your wedding focusing on all the items that can be monogrammed.  Then set up a plan for personalizing your wedding. Reflect on making your special day as just that - as special as you.