Wedding Planning

Maggie Sottero Fall 2014 Preview

I am so very excited about the Maggie Sottero’s Spring 2014 Collection. The collection is based on very 1920’s era silhouettes and designs. You guys know me, I am a sucker for Art Deco! (Even before the new Gatsby Movie came out !) I love the use of color in her collection, so, golds, blacks and even blush tones. This collection is all about glitz and glam!

I relly believe that this collection has something for every body type! We saw a variety of styles such as cowl necks, short sleeves, cap sleeves, and three quarter sleeves. There is so much diversity in the silhouettes that brides are sure to find a style that suits their body type. Over all this collection is perfect for the vintage bride, the southern bride or a romantic bride!

 

Maggie Sottero Spring 2014 First Look Wedding Dresses Maggie Sottero Spring 2014 First Look Wedding DressesPhotos: Brides

 

Maggie Sottero Spring 2014 First Look Wedding Dresses Maggie Sottero Spring 2014 First Look Wedding Dresses Maggie Sottero Spring 2014 First Look Wedding Dresses

Pretty Planning!

-Natalie

Natalie Henry-Charles is the Owner of two Orlando Wedding companies: Pretty Peacock Planning and Pretty Peacock Paperie. She specializes in helping central Florida couples achieve the customized wedding of their dreams with little to no stress. Her couples get to enjoy their planning process and the wedding day. Both companies strive to make their client’s dreams come true.

EXCLUSIVE wedding PROMO: for a limited time Natalie is offering Orlando brides the opportunity to sit down with her and plan their Orlando wedding for F*R*E*E! Contact us today to find out how you can get your absolutely F*R*E*E Planning Power Hour! email us at info@prettypeacockplanning.com

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3 Reasons Hiring a Pro is Worth it!

DIYing is a trend that will never go away. Etsy, Martha and Pinterest will always be there to help you along the way and guide you to DIY euphoria. However, in many cases hiring a pro is worth it. Here are some points to consider before you go the DIY route.

If your car needs an oil change would you  attempt to DIY at home even if you have no idea? OR, would you take it to a reliable mechanic who has experience doing oil changes for many years? For those of us who do not know how to it is best to hire the professional. This same concept can be applied when planning an event. A person who knows what they are doing can keep you on track both budget wise and design wise. This professional will help you save money, time and most of all stress!

Professionals can also save you money by doing it right the first time. Imagine getting enough supplies for 100 guests. You have your wedding party help with the execution. Half way through, you realize there have been many mess ups and things are not executed to the superior quality you envisioned. (Apparently liquor and wedding parties don’t mix well when trying to accomplish something!)These, mess ups will affect your bottom line, also known as your budget. Hiring a pro will take away the stress of dealing with this and save you money by getting it right the first time.

Wedding and Event professionals are stocked with items that they use often. For example, as a custom stationer, I buy a lot of adhesive. I buy bulk and online to keep my costs down. This is something that I know I will use with every order, so I keep a stock of it. If a bride wanted to DIY her invites, she would first have to invest in the dispenser ($40) and the glue ($7). That means she has already spent $47 on the glue alone! Not to mention a paper cutter, the actual paper, a design template, and your time to assemble each invite. In many cases, that can add up quickly and going the professional route can actually save you money.

Finally if you do go with the right pro they volunteer copious amounts of information to you…for FREE! This is definitely a perk but also allows you insider information that could be vital to your perfect day. As an Orlando wedding planner and a custom stationer, I have to keep up on current trends, find affordable ways to recreate these trends and then pass this on to my brides and hosts. This is a benefit that my clients get because of their association to me. Your team of vendors should provide you with the same perks.

Ultimately, I know that many DIY 1. For the fun of it, 2. They believe they can do a better job and don’t want to pay someone to do what they can do better (this was me!), 3. Or because of budget reasons. I know everyone’s reasoning is different but consider all of your options when hiring professionals. I agree that some things can be DIYed. If your mom designs floral arrangements, then yes DIY the flowers. OR if your sister is a graphic designer, DIY the invites! Be wise about the projects you decide to take on. Take care and choose wisely! I hope this helps!

Pretty Planning!

-Natalie

Natalie Henry-Charles is the Owner of two Orlando Wedding companies: Pretty Peacock Planning and Pretty Peacock Paperie. She specializes in helping central Florida couples achieve the customized wedding of their dreams with little to no stress. Her couples get to enjoy their planning process and the wedding day. Both companies strive to make their client’s dreams come true.

EXCLUSIVE wedding PROMO: for a limited time Natalie is offering Orlando brides the opportunity to sit down with her and plan their Orlando wedding for F*R*E*E! Contact us today to find out how you can get your absolutely F*R*E*E Planning Power Hour! email us at info@prettypeacockplanning.com

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Etsy Friday Find: Made 4 You Boutique, Veils and Accessories for your Orlando Wedding!

Today’s Etsy Friday find comes from Made 4 You Boutique in Green Bay, WI. The products that come from this store are just beyond stunning. This boutique supplies brides with birdcage veils, jewelry and custom garters. Their prices are affordable and more than worth it! The owner, Kelly McFadden, has a speedy turnaround of about 3-5 business days.  So far, I have seen various colors and themes for the head pieces. (I am especially partial to the peacock veil. I am not going to lie! I’m in love with it!)You can check out Made for you Boutique  here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Made4YouBoutique

 

How gorgeous are these pieces?!?

 

Ivory Birdcage Veil- Large Flower Fascinator-Wedding Headpiece-White Also Available

Turquoise Garter Set -Dupioni Silk Garter-Ivory or White Available

Pretty Planning!

-Natalie

Natalie Henry-Charles is the Owner of two Orlando Wedding companies: Pretty Peacock Planning and Pretty Peacock Paperie. She specializes in helping central Florida couples achieve the customized wedding of their dreams with little to no stress. Her couples get to enjoy their planning process and the wedding day. Both companies strive to make their client’s dreams come true.

EXCLUSIVE wedding PROMO: for a limited time Natalie is offering Orlando brides the opportunity to sit down with her and plan their Orlando wedding for F*R*E*E! Contact us today to find out how you can get your absolutely F*R*E*E Planning Power Hour! email us at info@prettypeacockplanning.com

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Pretty Updates: Pretty Peacock Planning and Paperie, What’s Next?

I know some of you who follow my blog are most likely asking, where did she go? It’s been over a week since my last blog. Trust me I feel guilty! Things have been so crazy busy at both Pretty Peacock Paperie and Pretty Peacock Planning! I am not complaining at all. I feel so lucky and blessed to have so many projects and clients. So, thank you to the Orlando wedding community for giving me such a warm welcome!

Coming up:

Be on the look out for a really awesome photo shoot that we are currently collaborating with other amazing vendors on. I will not be showing pictures of this shoot on my blog until ::fingers crossed:: it gets published. In which case I will point you in the right direction to view it!

We will be officially sponsoring a booth at the My Shaadi Bridal Expo at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center. This bridal show will happen on September 29, 2013 and begins at 12 noon. There will be 140 vendors and lots to see and do. Don’t forget all the amazing prizes that will be given away. Pretty Peacock Planning and Pretty Peacock Paperie will both be giving away two huge prizes! Be sure to attend for your chance to WIN BIG!

Etsy Launch: Pretty Peacock Paperie is also rolling out a Pre-Designed line of invitation and social stationery products! This is something that has been in the works for a long time! I wanted to open up my designs to people all around the US. I know when I was getting married all I wanted was something beautiful and high quality for an affordable price. Now brides and hosts worldwide will have access to high quality products at a decent price. We will be officially launching our Etsy shop in October! Stay tuned for beautiful paper products pre-designed just for you!

Those are my major updates. I hope that you guys check back in regularly for all of the exciting changes and updates! I am so excited for all that is in the works!

Talk to you all soon! And of course, Pretty Planning!

-Natalie

Natalie Henry-Charles is the Owner of two Orlando Wedding companies: Pretty Peacock Planning and Pretty Peacock Paperie. She specializes in helping central Florida couples achieve the customized wedding of their dreams with little to no stress. Her couples get to enjoy their planning process and the wedding day. Both companies strive to make their client’s dreams come true.

EXCLUSIVE wedding PROMO: for a limited time Natalie is offering Orlando brides the opportunity to sit down with her and plan their Orlando wedding for F*R*E*E! Contact us today to find out how you can get your absolutely F*R*E*E Planning Power Hour! email us at info@prettypeacockplanning.com

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Etsy Friday Find: Custom Dresses for your Orlando Wedding by All Brides 2 Be

Okay, so this Friday I kind of cheated! This Friday I happen to be very good friends with the owner of this Etsy boutique! This weeks Friday Find comes from All Brides 2 Be owned and operated by Jessica Rios. I love this girl! She is truly inspiring, caring and attentive. I can go on and on about her but let’s get to her Etsy store and local Florida storefront. Jessica creates wedding and evening dresses from scratch! Her wedding dresses are perfect for the bride who defines her own style and is looking for a high quality, unique piece. Not only does Jessica create stunning wedding dresses but she also creates one of a kind evening wear for galas, fundraisers, special occaisions, holiday parties, openings, and more. All of her creations are custom so, if you are someone who likes unique elements her shop is a must-visit. All Brides 2 Be is located in South Tampa, Florida but she is also available to create dresses for women around the US. Definitely look into her services and purchase a one of a kind custom wedding dress for your Orlando wedding! Here are some photos from her Etsy Shop:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/AllBrides2Be

One Shoulder Custom Made Wedding Dress with Lace Up Corset Back and Ruffled Skirt. Ball Gown.

Custom Made Scalloped Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress with Keyhole Back.

Ivory Mermaid Asymmetrical Wedding Dress with Elaborate Beading. Zipper Back with Covered Buttons

Pretty Planning!

-Natalie

Natalie Henry-Charles is the Owner of two Orlando Wedding companies: Pretty Peacock Planning and Pretty Peacock Paperie. She specializes in helping central Florida couples achieve the customized wedding of their dreams with little to no stress. Her couples get to enjoy their planning process and the wedding day. Both companies strive to make their client’s dreams come true.

EXCLUSIVE wedding PROMO: for a limited time Natalie is offering Orlando brides the opportunity to sit down with her and plan their Orlando wedding for F*R*E*E! Contact us today to find out how you can get your absolutely F*R*E*E Planning Power Hour! email us at info@prettypeacockplanning.com

Want to use this blog post on your own blog or ezine? Well, you can! All you have to do is include the paragraph above in it’s entirety. If you do share this article/blog post, feel free to shoot us a line so we can promote it on all of our social media!

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