Monthly Archives: March 2011

Wedding Weekend Weather: Las Vegas!

Whether it’s a bachelorette party, a wedding, or a weekend away with friends, we hope your poker chips are as lucky as your weather!

It’s shaping up to be a nice weekend in Sin City and you should be able to pack easily for casual and formal wear. An evening wrap or sweater might come in handy, but during the day, your wardrobe shouldn’t be too compromised. And if you’re going to be mostly inside during the evening, then any chill you might feel will be warmed right up with some (most likely) good dancing.

The desert usually offers perfect weather this time of year, so you are definitely headed to the right place! And just think, if you lucked out in the weather department, why not test Lady Luck on the slot machine when you pass by? You never know! You might just win a million bucks while looking like a million bucks!

Friday
Sunny. Highs around 84 on the west side of the valley… around 91 on the east side. Generally light wind.

Friday Night
Mostly clear. Lows around 59 on the west side of the valley…around 64 on the east side. South wind under 10 mph.

Saturday
Mostly sunny. Highs 80 to 86.

Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy and windy. Lows 56 to 61.

Sunday
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs 63 to 69.

Have a fabulous weekend in Las Vegas and viva la sunshine!

To Kid or Not to Kid

It can be a touchy subject: do you or do you not choose to have kids at your wedding?

Some brides and grooms feel they have to in order to satisfy their guests’ needs. Other couples say “absolutely not.” And then there are those who are open to hosting children and welcome them whole heartedly. There’s no right or wrong answer. It just depends on your venue, your guests, and your personal vision for your wedding.

But still, the subject may come up and you might find yourself in an awkward situation, asking your best friend to get a sitter for her wee ones. Many couples believe that weddings are too formal and should be kept an adults-only occasion. If a guest asks to bring her children, you can simply state that you don’t believe it’s appropriate for them to be there. You don’t have to defend yourself or keep yourself up at night worrying about pleasing people against what’s best for you on your wedding day. Hopefully, your adult guests will understand and respect your wishes. Some guests may indicate that either the kids come, too, or the whole family doesn’t come at all. Well, that’s unfortunate, but everyone has their priorities. So, this would be one of those cases you agree to disagree and continue to enjoy your bridal experience.

To avoid these conversations, you can cover your bases by indicating that your wedding day is an adults-only event on your wedding web site or save the date. You can spread the word via your friends and family, too. Being proactive will help limit these kinds of discussions with guests. It’s always important to let them know that it’s nothing personal; you love their children and you’re not intending to exclude only them. There really shouldn’t be any arguing, but if there is, just apologize and be as graceful as possible.

If you are completely happy to have kids at your wedding then you might want to consider keeping them occupied. Some parents who know their kids might get too wired or conk out early will (hopefully) (usually) leave the kids at home anyway. However, for those who still bring them per their invitation, it might be helpful to spend a few extra bucks at the dollar store to supply a “safe” kids area. Coloring books and crayons, some picture books, and maybe even disposable cameras will help to keep the children happy and occupied while their parents enjoy a nice night out at your wedding. This also helps the kids stay busy with appropriate activities. As much as you may not mind them dancing their tushies off on the dance floor, you don’t want to discover that they’ve made mummies of themselves with toilet paper in the restroom or that they’ve experimented with cocktail napkins inside lit votive candles.

You may also consider providing a kids menu for their meals. This should be at a lower cost than your regular adult dinners, and satisfy the kids’ bellies. Win-win! No kid would say no to pasta or chicken fingers. Actually, there are probably some adults who would enjoy that meal, too!

It’s your wedding day and it’s up to you to make these decisions. Never feel obligated to change your rules because of resistance from guests. Those who love you and respect you will understand and attend your wedding with smiles plastered on their faces like kids in a candy store.

Real Weddings | Lawrence, NY

We love when couples meet, hit it off, and score a home run in love. Paul and Lisa met playing on a NYC softball team. At her first game, Paul smiled at Lisa, and she knew he would be her husband. Thirteen months later, Paul proposed to Lisa in the spot where they shared their first kiss. Four and half months later they were married at a historic synagogue in Lawrence, New York amidst the Fall foliage.

The couple honored Paul’s father’s Cuban upbringing with Mojitos and their first dance to Besame Mucho. Lisa, a graphic designer, created a logo and theme for the event, and designed anything and everything possible including the menus, programs, table cards, seating cards, and signature drink cards. She loved designing everything so much, she created a business making custom printed items for weddings.

At the reception, friends from their softball team presented them new jerseys with their names hyphenated, Greenwald-Jeruchimowitz. They didn’t strike out for their honeymoon, that’s for sure. They vacationed in the Maldives and Thailand. Lisa and Paul have home field advantage on the Upper East Side where they live with their favorite team member, a French Bulldog named Elvis.

Mazel tov, Lisa and Paul!

Venue- Temple Israel, Lawrence NY
Photography- Jen Huang Photography
Florist- Stefan’s
Band- Bobby Attiko Band from Hank Lane
Dress- Anne Barge
Veil and Hair Piece- Malis-Henderson
Tuxedo- Zegna
Invitation- Vera Wang
Custom Wedding Papers- Larkspur Studio lisagreenwald@gmail.com
Videographer- Wellspun
Ketubah- Shop Ketubah
Rabbi- David Berkman (from New City Jewish Center)

real-weddings-new-york

real-weddings-new-york

real-weddings-new-york

real-weddings-new-york

real-weddings-new-york

real-weddings-new-york

real-weddings-new-york

real-weddings-new-york

real-weddings-new-york

real-weddings-new-york

real-weddings-new-york

real-weddings-new-york

  • Melissa says:

    Hi there! This is Melissa with Malis Henderson. We want to congratulate Lisa on her wedding and think she looks stunning in our designs! We would love to feature Lisa as our Bride of the Month on the Malis Henderson website if she can get in touch with us at info@mhtiara.com

Wedding Weekend Weather: Scottsdale & Miami

Sorry, Al Roker. You look great and we’re always interested to know what’s happening in our “neck of the woods,” but you’re just not a weddings aficionado like The Wedding Yentas.

So, we’re going to borrow the tricks of your trade to help Yentas readers know what’s going on in cities around the country so that brides and travelers can plan accordingly for the weekend’s upcoming weddings.

Are you leaving home to travel to a wedding? Are you a bride chewing off her grown-out manicure due to nerves over sketchy weather? Are you a photographer and want to secure your gear in rain or shine? Check back weekly for your Wedding Weekend Weather Report! We’ll pick a few cities that may be of interest to you, and fill you in on the skies. The only time it should be cloudy with a chance of meatballs is at your buffet table. Otherwise, we hope it’s just the weather of your dreams that you planned for. And if the clouds have another idea in mind, just know that no matter what, it’s sure to be a perfect day. Rain, wind, or snow couldn’t make your wedding day any less beautiful, so just take what blows your way and tumble into your happiness!

Scottsdale:

Friday
Partly sunny. Highs 68 to 73. South wind around 5 mph in the morning becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows 42 to 52. West wind 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday and Saturday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s to lower 50s. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

Sunday
Partly sunny with a 10 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Miami:

Friday
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. North winds around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Friday Night
Mostly clear. Lows 64 to 68. East winds around 5 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

Saturday
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

Saturday Night
Mostly clear. Lows 67 to 71.

Sunday
Partly sunny. Highs around 90.

GOTTA HAVE IT: For the Birds

Maybe it’s the cute Twitter logo or the vintage trend, but birds are everywhere. Walk into Anthropologie (the store I’d choose to max out my credit card if I could afford it — don’t worry, husband! It’s hypothetical!) and you’re sure to see whimsical birdies in varying pastels and textures, and you’ll want to buy every. single. one.

Birds also make great icons in your wedding details day details! After all, the dove is a symbol of looooove and with their sing-songy chirps and cute wings a-flutter, birds seems to spark happiness just like weddings! Birds are a reminder that your life with your love is about to take flight as you begin to build your nest together!

We love these birdie details, so fly over to etsy and check out these adorable shops!

Cake toppers from PassionArte:

gotta-have-it-for-the-birds-1

Wedding guest tree from fancyprints:

Rehearsal dinner invitation from ohlouisedesigns:

Favor boxes from DIYLasercut:

Chair signs from braggingbags:

Hair pins from tomdesign:

Love bird table numbers from TimelessPaper:

Owl cuff links from kalikadesigns:

  • Cindy says:

    All these love bird items are so wedding appropriate and adorable. I love the cake toppers.