5 Tips to Remember for Your Make-Up Trial

It’s all-too-easy to walk into a make-up trial for an upcoming wedding with the idea that it’s just one more hoop to jump through before the actual fun and excitement of the wedding. It’s understandable. Yes, you’re excited, but you’ve also been neck-deep in wedding planning for (at least) a year now and it’s easy to think of the make-up trial and just another rehearsal you have to show up to. But it you want to get the most out of that expensive make-up (or artist), then it behooves to know what help you and your artist capture that perfect glow for the iconic ...

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The Kids Are (Maybe) Alright Part III: Prepping For a Kid-Friendly Wedding

When someone decides to have kids at their wedding. The best thing they can do is implement that decision into the overall planning as soon as possible. Allowing children might not come with the social fallout as deciding not to invite kids, but there’s plenty of winding turns and preparations to consider. This can be especially tricky for couples who don’t have kids of their own, and it’s not unreasonable for them to leave tiny details out that makes weddings a much friendlier and palatable experience for both the children and their caretakers.Always Check ...

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The Kids Are (Maybe) Alright Part II: Having an Adult-Only Wedding

If there’s any one thing that we can agree on when it comes to having children at weddings, it’s that people tend to be starkly divided on the issue. A case we covered last week. Now, we want to stress, we’re not here to convince you one way of another if it’s right or a good choice or whatever. That’s up to you. Instead this series is about helping people avoid any of the pitfalls and social fallout that comes with deciding what’s right for their wedding. If you’re worried about what to consider for making your wedding adult-only, Here’s some basic ...

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The Kids Are (Maybe) Alright Part 1: Mileage Will Vary

Ideally, weddings are the creation of a vision –the wedding couples’ vision –like auteurs in cinema. They dream, direct and with the help of a production team, bring that vision to reality. We’d like to think we’re a part of that vision, giving you a venue to match your vision. But there’s also the less-than-ideal reality: wedding planning often involves compromises and at time, tough calls. Over the years, one of the toughest decisions we’ve noticed a couple has to make is whether or not to allow young children at their wedding.Convincing you one way or ...

A Simple Resolution

Ah, New Year’s. The time of endless “Best of” lists and resolutions. We’ve noticed a fair number of “Bridal Resolutions Lists” floating around the internet, and frankly, most of them are pretty self-explanatory. Don’t forget about your registry; make your guest list; pay attention to the budget etc. etc. But in the spirit of taking things one step at a time (seriously, after the holidays and New Year’s Eve, we all should be taking baby steps for a good month or so), we at the Park Savoy have only one resolution we’d like to suggest, and we think it’ll ...

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Preparing For The Videographer Interview Part 2: Getting You Camera-Ready

Last week, we shared the story of a good friend of ours who got caught off guard and made a hilarious botch of their best friend’s wedding interview. If you plan on having wedding interviews at you wedding, here’s some basic tips to keep in mind (for both you and your wedding party) to lessen the chance of a repeat performance. Of course you may be looking to surprise your friends and family with wedding interviews. That’s mean –funny –but mean.Let your guests know they’re being interviewedWhen the wedding couple agree to have personalized interviews, ...

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Preparing For The Videographer Interview Part 1: A Groomsmen’s Tale

Hiring a Videographer for a wedding has transformed from fun option into full-fledged custom. These talented filmmakers don’t just film a wedding, they edit the ceremony into a cinematic narrative that’s well worth the asking price. A common vignette that Videographers do is interviewing key people at the wedding. This tends to include the wedding couple, the wedding party (bridesmaids and groomsmen) and parents.Despite wedding videography being around for some time now, people still get surprised when they turn around, and the camera is tuned directly on them. We ...

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Practical Post-Advice: Stretching Towards That Big Day

Not too long ago, we gave practical advice to starting you wedding exercise routine. We talked about taking it one day at a time and the pros of cross-training, and if you’re looking for more ways to not only improve your workout routine, but also help you prepare for your wedding day, the you should consider adding stretching to that daily list.Okay, we can imagine you rolling your eyes right about now. To be honest, we don’t blame you. Stretching improves overall health, and health improves all aspects of your life, right?Well, yes, but we’re talking direct ...

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Job Experience or Unlikely Heroines? Tips to Help You Choose a Maid of Honor

For some, choosing a Maid of Honor is easy. It may be the same best friend you’ve had since you were a child, maybe it’s the best friend you made in collage –perhaps you’ve promised someone they’d be your MOH years ago, and now that you’ve set the date, she’s ready to turn in her “right-hand-gal” ticket she’s had on layaway.But for many others, it’d be easier to scale Everest with greased hands that choose between friends. And while we can’t tell you definitively who to choose, we can give you some helpful tips to arrive at that decision with ...

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3 Reasons Why a Holiday Wedding is Better Than You Think

Scheduling a wedding during the holidays is often more seen as more trouble than it’s worth. You’re asking all of your guests to work around their holiday scheduling and the increased traffic of the season can make logistics a real pain.But then again, there are some often unlooked perks, and hey, it’s not like everyone has completely open schedules during the Spring Summer, anyways.Avoiding Wedding SeasonThis point can’t be emphasized enough. When you avoid the long wedding season (typically the beginning of Spring to the end of Summer), scheduling ...

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