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✓To Do: A Weddings Event by Etsy

Etsy is an online marketplace for independent, creative businesses, offering millions of unique handmade and vintage items from sellers in more than 150 countries and their first-ever weddings event is taking place Saturday, April 28, in New York City!  The "To Have and To Hold" affair will feature one-of-a-kind items and inspiration from some of the most unique Etsy vendors - an event to absolutely add to your to-do list if you're getting married soon.  We LOVE Etsy and quite often support many of its vendors in planning our events, and what's great is you're always sure to find handmade and vintage pieces that fit your personality and budget.  This extra special event will feature dresses, accessories, decor, paper goods and more, so register today!

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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY LLC

Fabric Fabulous

Thanks to the variety of décor and event planning shows on television, most folks preparing special events are looking to create what's known as "Celebrity Style." Now ... is that what you had in mind? (wink)

Perhaps you're thinking of a red-carpet themed wedding or a grand exit from your reception that involves you and your new spouse waving goodbye to your guests on a yacht! Whatever your fancy, key ways to liven your event to "Celebrity Style" aren't too complicated (even if you're on a budget), and could be as simple as incorporating glamorous lighting, unique floral pieces and ... specialty linens!
White and/or ivory table cloths and napkins are classic and will always be beautiful, but why not pull your guests even further into your experience with table dressings that will formulate a vibrant and contemporary look.  

Never be afraid to be different. Go against the grain with your linens as a step to achieving a "Celebrity Style&…

Ask Rashana: Who's First?

Dear Rashana,
I'm planning to buy a personalized cake-cutting set, but I'm stumped on one thing ... whose name goes first, mine or his?  Help!
- Unsure

********************************************** Hi Unsure, This is a common question asked of many vendors, especially when purchasing favors. It has been found that almost 90% of personalized wedding items are printed with the bride's name first. However, if we pull out the book of "proper etiquette," presentation of names usually requires the man's name precede the woman's anytime the surname or married name is included. That said, even napkins, favor boxes and ribbon printed with a monogram or surname, the groom's name should be printed first.

Nonetheless, it is really up to you and what you prefer. A little diversion from "proper etiquette" is not really a huge crime.  And in my opinion, the best route is usually to go with what's aesthetically pleasing.  Good Luck!
- Rashana