5 Tips for the Men in Your Wedding Party

Being part of a wedding is a huge task for everyone involved. If you are lucky enough to be in the Bride and Groom’s entourage your day may include extra duties.  Here is 5 things for the men in the wedding party to bring to help keep the day running smoothly. Iron your pocket squares! Instead of figuring this out while you’re getting dressed, take the time the night before. Take the pocket squares, ties and/or bowties out of their packaging, iron them, and agree on the fold and practice that fold. This will help keep the day running smoothly…Read More

Dress Comfort

It truly is the little things can make or break your wedding day. All too often we see the scarifies made for “the dress.” The fit of your dress can play a huge part in your enjoyment of the day. Here are a few things to keep in mind for your next fitting.  Make sure you can walk and sit Yes, you look gorgeous while standing in the dress but remember it is a long day and you will want to sit comfortably at least during your dinner. Make sure you can eat in it With room to sit you'll…Read More

8 Not-so-Boring Dessert Ideas

Wedding desserts can be an easy way to incorporate your personality and make your wedding stand out. These are just some of the unique ideas we have seen here at Villa de Amore that we have loved! Candy Bar A cute twist on a timeless classic! Making a mini candy station at your wedding can be a fun way to mix desserts and wedding favors into one. You could include each of your favorite candies or pick candies that match your color scheme. Personalized candy bags or boxes also make this idea unique and memorable! Some ideas for this include:…Read More

Who is Going Down the Aisle?

The honest answer is whoever you like. Different cultures and religions have a set order of who walks down the aisle and if you are strong in that faith then you will be guided on the order.   Who are these honored guests? If you have people who had a stronger hand in raising you like grandparents, aunts, uncles, close family friends and would like them to walk down the aisle we call these Honored Guests. These people are part of the couple’s up bringing and first part of life which makes it great that they are the first down the…Read More

Bouquet and Garter Toss Ideas

Do you want to have a bouquet or garter toss but maybe you don’t many single friends? Or maybe you don’t want your now husband retrieving the garter in front of you family. We have a couple of sweet alternatives for your wedding day.  1 event for everyone: Attaching money or a gift card to a toss bouquet can make the event more inviting for all party goers. Instead of bringing just the single girls up to catch the bouquet you can invite all single people.  The one who catches the bouquet leaves with flowers and that little bit extra you…Read More

How to plan and set-up the perfect at-home date night 

Food: Food is so important! Think about a dinner and dessert that are special. Try not to make the drinks and food something you would have every day, but rather elevate it by making it more meaningful, fancier, or a recipe that is special to you. For example, break open a fancy bottle of wine or champagne, cook something a little fancier like steak or lobster, and maybe make a delicate dessert. If cooking is not your forte, you can pick something up from a restaurant, just make sure to plate and display it nicely and not in the to-go…Read More

Do I need a Flower Girl?

One of the most coveted jobs in a wedding party is the flower girl. The flower girl is the last person to come down the aisle right before the bride. They will scatter flower petals down the aisle giving the ceremony just a touch more whimsey. Symbolically they lead the bride forward, from childhood to adulthood and to her new role as wife.  Typically, we have seen these roles be filled by the youngest female members of the family or family friend. Not every family has a little one or even a child who is ready for this role. Here are some…Read More

5 Dos and Don’t For Your First Dance

Do: Pick a song that is meaningful The song you have your first dance to will be special forever. When that song comes on the radio, or is played at other events, it will always remind you of your special day! We recommend picking a song that has been meaningful in your relationship or a song that maybe doesn’t have a history but has a special meaning for this new chapter of your lives. Don’t be afraid to pick something unconventional or unique either! Utilize different angles In ballroom dance there’s a thing called “line of dance”. It can get…Read More

Tips for Writing Your Vows

Just the idea of writing down how you feel about someone and how they make you feel is daunting enough. Here are some tips to help you write your vows. Record your words-  Sometimes what flows out naturally is the most honest pure and best things to say. If you can set your phone to record video and have it record your audio. Go back and listen to it, you may be surprised how eloquent you are.  Write them down- Trust us, there are a whole lot of things that are going on leading up to your ceremony.  We all know…Read More

How to incorporate your pets in your wedding

We love when you incorporate your fur babies into your special day! They are a part of your family and should be with you, some way or another on the wedding day. Make sure to check with your wedding venue the guidelines and restrictions on bringing in pets before you make plans! A flower girl or ring bearer Having your pet as a ring bearer or flower girl is a cute take on a classic wedding role. Walking down the aisle means you are special to the happy couple, so why shouldn’t this include your fur babies? Although we don’t…Read More