Call us today  281-627-9939 
  i

Juanita's Enchantment

 

Blog

view:  full / summary

Who's Coming to My Wedding?

Posted on May 16, 2015 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

You are engaged, Congratulations!! Now you must get that guest list together. It is necessary to get guest list from your parents, your fiancé, and of course your list. It is necessary to have the guest list as this will assist in size of ceremony and reception venue needed.

Create this list and keep adding for a few weeks. As you share your news so many people, (friends current and past, relatives, coworkers) will want to be invited. Add them to the list for a few weeks.

Now about two months later you will need to review that list. Review the list and begin removing those you really do not want to invite. There are many reasons you may remove a person. This is for you to decide, there is no need to justify this to that individual or anyone else. This is your wedding.

You’re getting MARRIED!

Enchanted Love

Juanita

Wedding Personality Specialist/Wedding Décor Designer

www.juanitasenchantment.com

www.juanitasenchantment.wordpress.com

 

BRIDAL RECEPTION VENUE RATIO WITH GUEST

Posted on May 8, 2015 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)


I know the excitement in planning the reception just vibrate joy and dancing feet. In locating that venue know

the size of your band or necessary space for the dj set up.  Most of all have the space to satisfy the guests.

Satisfy your guests, yes.  The space should be comfortable for the guest to move around and dance with joy, remember it is a celebration, YOUR CELRBRATION. 

If you have small guest list. DO NOT get a large venue this removes the warmth of the celebration. If your

guest list is large then so should your venue be, you do not want everyone bumping into each other, frustrated and definitely not stepping on each other on the dance floor.

I suggest count those shoes and correlate that space so the guest can eat, relax and dance the enjoyment of YOU and CELEBRATE THIS UNION.

Enchanted love,

 

Juanita

Wedding Personality Specialist /Wedding Décor Designer

www.juanitasenchantment.com

www.juanitasenchantment.wordpress.com

THE WEDDING THE MONEY WHO PAYS

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Who’s getting married? You are and there must be a budget. A budget yes, a budget, this does not determine your limitations (for some). It can assist you in who will be responsible for what. This can be 3 hundred to 3 million.

 

 If you the bride will be responsible for it all follow me for an update to break down the categories for ease. If you are the bride with assistance here it is.

 

BRIDE: _______________________ (make your list what your monies will pay for)

 

BRIDE’S PARENTS________________ (their original agreement of contribution, this could change)

 

OTHER INCOME____________________ (this could be relatives, friends, wedding savings account)

 

GROOM__________________ (be specific with the groom)

 

GROOM’S PARENT______________ (begin your in laws relationship with what they feel is comfortable to them, remember some in laws believe it is the bride and bride’s parent’s responsibility to pay for the wedding)

 

Remember the wedding is a joy and happy time so enjoy the budget with a smile.

Happy budgeting!!

 

Enchanted love,

 

Juanita

Wedding Personality Specialist/ Wedding Décor Designer

www.juanitasenchantment.com

www.juanitasenchantment.wordpress.com

What Is Your Bridal Flower Personality?

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

“Bridal Flower Personality”, defines your uniqueness by your bridal bouquet. Each is elegant and says “Yes this is me”. So are you a bride of:

Round bouquet

Bridal Flower Personality”, defines your uniqueness by your bridal bouquet. Each is elegant and says “Yes this is me”. So are you a bride of:

Cascade bouquet

arm bouquet nosegay bouquet wrist bridal corsage

Which describes you, I recommend as always “you do you”.

Happy bridal bouquet picking!

Enchanted love,

Juanita

WEDDING PERSONALITY SPECIALIST/WEDDING DÉCOR DESIGNER

www.juanitasenchantment.com

www.juanitasenchantment.wordpress.com

 

Bridal Cakes For Your Personality

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Sweetly choose the wedding cake that exhibits your personality. Remember the options, traditional wedding cakes of multiple designs, cupcake wedding cake or my favorite petit four wedding care.  So brides share your sweet personality through your choice of a wedding cake about who? Yep YOU.

Happy Sweet Wedding!                                                                                                                       

 

Enchanted Love,

Juanita

Wedding Personality Specialist/ Wedding Décor Designer

www.juanitasenchantment.com

www.juanitasenchantment.wordpress.com

The Bridal Veil

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

What is your bridal veil style? Just as your bridal gown should be a portrait of your personality so should your veil or tiara. But I am focusing on the veil. There are many styles so let’s increased that bridal knowledge.

BALLERINA- a long veil, ending at ankle length.

BLUSHER- a short veil, about even with the chin and covers the face.

CATHEDRAL- a long veil that is 12 feet sometimes longer. Length is measure from the center of the head. (this one is gorgeous, just be certain someone spreads it for the full beauty before the walk down the aisle and the aisle is wide enough as to prevent catching a pew or chair).

CHAPEL- is similar to CATHEDRAL but shorter in length (7 feet).

ELBOW – is mid length between the fingers and elbow’

FINGERTIP or TIPS OF FINGER- is usually at the tips of fingers. (this veil usually require tailoring to the brides arm length).

FLYAWAY- is shoulder length and sometimes about an inch or two below the shoulder.

THE SWEEP- a long veil about 1 foot longer than the gown.

Now let’s match up your bridal personality with the gown and veil.

 

Enchanted Love,

Juanita

Wedding Personality Specialist / Wedding Décor Designer

www.juanitasenchantment.com

www.juanitasenchantment.wordpress.com

 

PREPARING FOR YOUR WEDDING-THE GUIDE LIST

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Being a new bride can be exciting, exhilarating until you begin to think about the wedding. This too can be exciting but decisions must be made.

First thoughts or should be first thoughts, you I hire a wedding planner or do it myself which is known as the DIY bride. My first thoughts to you would be to hire a wedding planner, of course there is much thought to this which I will outline in a future blog today I will give a few guidelines for the DIY bride. This is also known as “Timeline of Planning”.

Timeline planning will assist in minimum stress.

Step 1 (8-12 months prior to the wedding)

A. Announce the engagement to the family

B. Discuss with groom and any financial supporter, the size of the wedding, the theme( which will have a great impact on cost), ideal reception ( this may change later and this is okay)

C. Establish a budget. This budget should be a “REAL” budget, not one on possibilities and definitely do not budget your expected 30K wedding on 15K.

D. Establish an account jointly is good with monies or credit card for the wedding. This will differentiate monies.

E. Set dates, guest lists. Be open that venues of choice may not be available to your date, alternative dates should be considered.

 

This is just a few of the list in the beginning process of wedding planning. Great start to you, Happy planning. If in doubt contact a wedding planner.

Enchanted Love,

Juanita

Wedding Personality Planner/ Wedding Décor Designer

www.juanitasenchantment.com

 

 

What Is Your Napkin Style?

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

There are many check lists for the bride especially if she is a DIY bride and the wedding planner in coordinating every specification with the bride.

How would it be as a wedding planner to allow the bride to choose a design in her favorite napkin style? As for the DIY bride hiring a wedding designer to assist in designing your linens and napkins for your day of glam.


Enchanted Love,

Juanita

 


 


A Bride of Color

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)



Are you a bride questioning the option of a white wedding dress versus one of color and indecisive of a style?  Go for it. It is after all your wedding. 

There are many with the thought of a white dress, off white or a cream wedding dress as this is “the norm”.  So what happens if you step outside of “the norm box” and allow your persona to be exhibited.  


Are you with the fear of the talk, as we know the guests are sure to talk with their own reasons as to your choice   to be a bride of color. This is a given, as well as if  your dress was a perfect white, designed by a renowned designer- they will talk . So how about the conversation being about “you being you”. Go ahead it is your choice.

In making this decision remember your bridesmaid dresses should be of a pastel color not as bold as the bride and the accessories as always should complement the style, and color and most of all should be an expression of you.

 

Enchanted love,

Juanita

Wedding Personality Specialist, Wedding Décor Designer

www.juanitasenchantment.com

Choosing A DJ For Your Event

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)





Chossing a dj seems one of the easiest job in planning an event, be it a wedding or a party.

A party means all celebrations.

The dj should be up to date of all songs. For a wedding the bride and groom will choose songs to play for the first dance of the couple, the father daughter dance and most recently the groom and mother dance. Other songs are up to the dj unless requests are and should be accepted but this depends on the signed or verbally agreed contract.

If there are no requests "dj look around at the attendees" yes look. You should be aware of songs relative to age. This does not mean you must play many songs for attendees of older age but an occasional one, if you are uncertain ASK; you'd be surprise of the response.

If you should be dj ing for a specific culture say latin, or any other and see others attending ask if it will be okay to include a bit of diversity. Beleive sometimes including diversity can change your label of being a good dj, an okay dj, or just a bad dj and it is all because there is a lack of diversity.

To brides and all shopping for a dj of your moments and celebrations of memories ask one question, How diverse are you with your music".

DJ's get diversified you know your talent is great !!!

Enchanted Love,

Juanita

www.juanitasenchantment.com

wedding planner/ wedding decor designer

 

Your Wedding Is A Framed Portrait

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Hi, to all I have been away but now I have returned and must reiterate an important message.

A wedding is bridal portrait. I know this sounds a bit vague, but it is not. In planning your wedding be it as a DIY bride or with a wedding planner when framed in guests presence will it be a portrait of you, one of your bridesmaids, a sister, a good friend or a close relative.

The wedding, your wedding is about you. This is your day, you are the Queen of the day. Wear your crown of love and create the potrait, frame and picture (wedding) to a memory.

 

Enchanted Love,

Juanita

Wedding Personality Specialist

Wedding Decor Designer

www.juanitasenchantment.com

 

A Kick em Up Bride

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)



/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

There are many brides that are cow girls and choose to wear their boots. I know for the traditional bride you are thinking, what western boots at a wedding? No way.  I am able to relate to both brides especially since I am kick’em up gal.

 

Cowgirls you can look glam in your western wear boots just choose a style to pizzazz your dress. If you are spending thousands of dollar on your dress do not purchase boots that say jean and downplay the dress. This is an absolute no. There are many boot jewelries to add extra bling and glam to your boots. To enhance your look you can actually have your jewelry and boot jewelry match if designed by a jeweler or purchase a look to closely match your jewelry.

 

A few tips for the boots:

            1. Purchase a new pair of boots is my ultimate suggestion and tip.

            2. If your boots are your absolute favorite and your investment is so you do not wish to repeat, have your boots shine, re soled looking fresh

            3. Do not wear a boot full of color even if it matches the colors in your wedding.

            4. Unless your wedding is complete western theme and let it be, allow your bridal party to wear foot wear of evening’ translated no boots. 

 

I know all my cowgirl brides will look just fabulous as they boot scoot down the aisle, so kick’em bride.

 

Enchanted Love,

 

Juanita

Wedding Personality Specialist

Wedding Décor Designer

 

www.juanitasenchantment.com

 






Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

 


 

NIP, TUCK, EXERCISE, BUT DO NOT FALL

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Preparing for a wedding can and is stressful especially for the bride that has the desire to lose a few pounds, get Botox, juvederm maybe a quick nip, and tuck surgery. This is all okay but not to exceed being healthy.

 

Being healthy? Yes being healthy.

        1. Drink adequate water, the more you drink (not to the point of water intoxication) will help remove toxins, hydrate the skin. Hydrating the skin will assist with that beauty glow or should I say brighten that glow because it is already there.

        2. Eat, yes eat small meals, protein enriched, the protein will decrease some of your craving and more so with increase water intake.

        3. Exercise without over exhaustion.

 

If you are tired to depletion of energy, it is time to reevaluate your program. Girls it is your wedding your groom does not want to see his beauty walking down the aisle with a stagger of weakness, nor does he want you to faint from dehydration and fatigue .  Look and evaluate weekly how you are feeling a diet and an exercise program should energize you.

 

Having a quick surgery enhancement; nip, tuck, Botox, fillers; allow adequate time of recovery. Although Botox and fillers does not have a recovery time unless there is a reaction. However it takes a week or two for the full effects of either.

To all brides I am sending love and a smile to your beauty and new body as you walk down the aisle of commitment.

 

Enchanted Love,

Juanita

Wedding Personality Specialist

Wedding Décor Designer

www.juanitasenchantment.com

/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}


Is This My Wedding or Is It Mother?s?

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Being a bride has its challenge especially if mother, dad, or a grandparent is funding the entire wedding. The funding parent or grandparent may make all the decisions or threaten to pull all funding.

 

I know many brides have heard the words “then you pay for the wedding, if I am paying it will be as I say”.

 

I am aware these are harsh words to the bride; sometimes ending in ok I will pay for the wedding myself. This is pride and in many instances the wedding becomes far from your dream wedding, put your pride away, there is a solution call negotiation.

 

 Another scenario is okay and the grandparent or parent plans the entire wedding without input from you, the bride due to fear of funding, STOP, there is a solution again negotiation.

 

NEGOTIATION

          1. Have a mediator, a wedding planner or close relative that is without favoritism to either the bride or the funding parent or grandparent

          2. This will take several meetings or one long tiring meeting. Decide which area of the planning you are willing to allow total planning by the parent/grandparent. Sometimes you may need to place boundaries in the planning.

          3. Agree verbally and place it in writing, yes a contract this is your support so now you the bride can say “we agreed you was to do only….”

 

Brides I send love as you plan your most and best day of Happiness.

 

Enchanted Love,

 

Juanita

Wedding Personality Specialist

Wedding Décor Designer

 

/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}


HELP I AM STUCK

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

H E L P


Okay, it is known there are brides known as DIY bride plan their weddings and require only a “day of service” or day of coordination” service. However there is a knowledge deficit of this service to many.

 

The wedding planner cannot create a wedding in one day if you, the bride, have not substantiated all the details and followed through. It is not the wedding planner’s responsibility to correct errors unknown to the bride.  This service is to connect what the bride has already planned and make certain it is followed through as discussed with the bride.

 

To the bride I love beauty and enjoy seeing the face of illuminating happiness and love. This will not occur if you have everyone out of sync thinking and not knowing what to do and the timeline just an absolute “mess”. Now with this the wedding planner is almost in tears thinking, “I should not have taken on this responsibility, I will not ever do another day of”.

 

Brides, is this fair? because you know now the wedding planner has a bad reputation because of YOUR planning. Can this be corrected, yes you can post to face book because you know the gossip is on or tweet an apology and let all guests know you was responsible for seeking assistance too late.

 

To correct this for the future DIY brides

          a. Seek assistance there are many wedding planners with several packages to fill your needs; which is just a way to say. “I need your help in these areas of planning.

          b. If you would rather not purchase a package discuss the possibility of consultation in specific areas in planning when you run into a wall, you know that “what to do now”. You may only require a little assistance for a price, but worthy of the end result.

          c. Be aware you will not receive a list of the vendors from the wedding planner but suggestions to locate which vendor is best suited to accommodate your needs.

 

This is YOUR day do not get STUCK.  I love you and want you to look good, fell beautiful and rested on your wedding day. Congratulations!!

 

Enchanted Love,

 

Juanita

Wedding Personality Specialist

Wedding Décor Designer

www.juanitasenchantment.com

 


Rss_feed