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The Guest List: Your Bible to Tracking Your Wedding

Jul 29, 2011

Invites, RSVPs, thank you notes; how do you keep track of it all? A bride’s work is never done – and always ongoing. The guest list is going to determine so much: like how many favors to buy, meals to order, seating arrangements and more. None of this can even get started until the RSVPs start coming in, either.

Keep on top of it all by creating one large comprehensive sheet with all of this information. Sort all of this important information by person.

Include the following:
- Name
- Address
- Bride or Groom Side
- Invite status
- Seating Assignment
- Gift
- Thank You Status

Simplify as much of your wedding preparation into one convenient spreadsheet or wedding planning tool. That way you’ll have even more time to enjoy the fun parts like cake testing, wedding dress shopping, and the bridal party!

How do you plan on keeping track of your wedding party?

Wedding Perfection with Fondant Designs

Jul 27, 2011

wedding cake detailsThere is nearly every type, style, build and flavor of cake to choose from for your wedding. While a classic tiered cake is still the choice for many different brides, regardless of style, you might want a particular image or shape. These big bride dreams can now become reality with fondant cake designs.
- Write it big!! Use fondant to create your initials in larger than life lettering on top of the cake.
- Picture perfect shapes can be created using the sturdy, thick fondant.
- Get the richest, most vibrant colors with fondant. Fondant colors and toppings are so much brighter than your regular icing tops.
- Create details on the cake to match your wedding dress and boutonnieres. Fondant makes getting the exact details so much easier.

 

Want a smooth finish for your cake? Try out fondant topping for your cake, so you have everything picture perfect! What plans do you have for your wedding cake?

Dimitra Designs Loves Josh Jones Photography!

Jul 22, 2011

Jones captures candid wedding photos.

The only thing we love more than outfitting a bride for her wedding is when she comes back after the ceremony to show us her gorgeous wedding photos. If you’re looking for creative photos of your special day, we suggest you get in touch with Josh Jones from Josh Jones Photography!

Located in Greenville, S.C., Josh Jones has been photographing weddings professionally for six years. His work has been featured in publications like, At Home Magazine, Southwest Airlines Magazine, US Airways Magazine and many more, and he was also the winner of the Best in Show 2011 South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year Contest!

Specializing in candid photography, he will capture all of the special moments that normally wouldn’t be caught on camera. Think photos of moments like the smile you gave each other when you thought no one was paying attention, or the flower girl and ring bearer walking through a patch of flowers outside the church while holding hands.

As a member of the Professional Photographers of America, and a teacher at The Photo School of the Upstate, Josh Jones Photography is the perfect choice for your wedding and engagement photos! For imaginative wedding photos from a well known, professional, South Carolina photographer, DimitriDesigns.com recommends Josh Jones Photography to all of our clients!

Twenty Romantic First Dance Wedding Songs

Jul 14, 2011

wedding dance

The first dance is a special one!

A wedding is one of the most special days in your life. Some many important aspects go into putting a wedding together. It’s done in such a short amount of time that some smaller, but still important, aspects may be overlooked. When your wedding dress sweeps across the dance floor for the first time with your groom, make sure you’re dancing to the song that best fits your romance and upcoming life together. Here are some of the most popular, and some less known wedding songs.
- “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” – Elvis Presley
- “When You Say Nothing At All” – Ronan Keating
- “From This Moment On” – Shania Twain
- “Amazed” – Lonestar
- “Because You Loved Me” – Celine Dion
- “It’s Your Love” – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
- “Have I Told You Lately” – Rod Stewart
- “Could I Have This Dance” – Anne Murray
- “Everything I Do” – Bryan Adams
- “You Had Me From Hello” – Kenny Chesney
- “I Melt” – Rascal Flatts
- “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith
- “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry” – Darlene Love
- “All For Love” – Bryan Adams
- “Walk Through This World With Me” – George Jones
- “At Last” – Etta James
- “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” – Frankie Valli
- “This I Swear” – Nick Lachey
- “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton
- “My Best Friend” – Tim McGraw
What song did you, or would you, dance to during your first dance together at your wedding?

Mother’s of the Bride, Sing a Little Song to Me

Jul 8, 2011

mother of the bride dress

Mom loves the spotlight too!

Mom is more than just another part of the ceremony, she’s also your role model, best friend and guiding light. What better way to include the Mother of the Bride in your wedding ceremony than by giving her a little spotlight? If your mom is the musical type, offer her more than a gorgeous mother of the bride dress. Give her a microphone and a little spotlight to share on your special day.

Something for Dad, Something for Mom. While Dad gets his Father/Daughter, ask Mom to sing a song at the reception.

A Duet of Love. A lot of couples were joined by a love of music, and the wedding is a perfect time to share that duel love in a romantic duet. We’re not talking about you and your groom, but Mom and Dad. Who better to send off a new couple in wedded bliss than the couple that has it all going right!

Mom and Me Song. Find a really sweet song to perform at the reception with your Mom, like “Every Mother’s Dream” by Teresa James or “Love Can Build a Bridge” by The Judds.

A song from Mom will make your wedding day even more special. Make your wedding even more memorable with music!

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Model?

Jul 5, 2011

Do you love smiling, having your picture taken, and being on camera? If so, you may have what it takes to be America’s Next Top Model.

WYCW Carolina’s CW 62 is holding a local casting call for the show’s 18th season, on Saturday, July 9 at Dimitra Designs, Greenville, S.C., from 9 a.m. to noon. In order to be considered for The CW’s, America’s Next Top Model, participants must be females between the ages of 18 and 27, who are 5’7” or taller in height, and a U.S. citizen.

During the casting call, WYCW will make a video of all participants which will be sent, along with their applications, to the producers of America’s Next Top Model.

For those who don’t know about America’s  Next Top Model, the show, hosted by Tyra Banks, exposes a variety women to the world of fashion and modeling. Women competing on the show are exposed to famous names in the fashion industry and successful entrepreneurs.

Finalists compete in catwalks, fashion photo shoots, and work to mold their public personas, all while their every move is being filmed—24 hours a day. The stress and hard work is definitely worth it for the shows winner, who is eligible to receive the grand-prize: a modeling contract.

So ladies, practice your model looks and runway walks… and most of all good luck to all the applicants from Dimitra Designs!

Additional casting call information:

-Bring a completed application to the casting call.

-Participants must bring a copy of their driver’s license or ID, social security card, and three photographs.

-For those in need of photos to include with their application, a photographer will be at the casting call who will take photos for a fee.

-If planning to be photographed at the event, participants must bring a bathing suit.

-Applicants must be in excellent physical and mental health.