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Unique Wedding Ideas

One of the reasons that couples are finding the need for a wedding planner is that we do this for a career and we are good at thinking of ideas! One of the services I offer my couples is a “List” that I have compiled over the years that points out some fun ideas to really customize your day!

Here are a few:
o Predinner Predictions- Guests found a card asking them to make 10-year predictions for the couple. It is a great way to get your guests to laugh and mingle!

o Table Numbers- Do something more creative than just using a number. Some great ideas are using photos of places where you have traveled, names of your favorite restaurants, favorite movies, places you have went on dates, etc.

o Place Trivia cards or questions about the couple at each place setting that way when the guests are waiting to get their meal they can learn some fun facts.

o Consider using your favors as escort cards; use your favors as centerpieces also. Consider doing potted plants and tie a little note to the plan explaining that guests are welcome to take it home when they leave.

o Send off snacks are a fun way to leave your guests with reminder of your special day. If you are not doing favors this a great alternative. Treat your guests to popcorn, cones of French fries, ice cream, donuts, warm chocolate chip cookies, etc.

o If your venue offers valet considering asking your valets to place favors in your guests dashboards when they retrieve their cars.

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Destination Brides…. We have a deal for you!!!!

In hopes of expanding our Destination Wedding Portfolio we are offering our “Destination Wedding Package” at a VERY low cost! Take a look at our new package at http://www.lastingimpressionsweddings.com/Destinationweddingpackage.pdf. You will notice that you are getting FULL Coordination for only $500 (plus airfare and hotel accomadations).

Planning a wedding from far away can be a challenge.. you will want someone who can work with the venues and the local resources to plan the day that you have always dreamt about! Please email Sarah with any questions regarding this new program. In order to qualify for the special pricing weddings must meet certain criteria. Please email to get more information!

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Winter Weddings

I was lucky enough to do 3 Winter Weddings this past season. Winter is typically the “slow months” for weddings, however I love how so many people are embracing the cold winter months. There are so many cute decorations that can be used and a lot of great themes to work with! The first one was December 1st, the first snow storm of the day. Despite the weather Katy and Jim’s Wedding was great. Most of the relatives were from up north, so a little snow would not stop them!

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Our next wedding was December 28th. Beth and Kevin were a joy to work with and it was fun to be apart of this “Christmas” themed wedding! With everything from hot apple cider, Christmas Trees, Ornaments, and plenty of Christmas Treats!

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A few weeks ago I ventured up north to Bluefin Bay with Kelley and Scott. This was a fun filled wedding weekend where guests could enjoy all that Minnesota and winter had to offer. Guests skied, went ice skating, used the outdoor pool and hot tub, and relaxed in this wonderful resort!

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A Little Blue Box…..

There is something about a little blue box with the name Tiffany’s printed on it that just makes a girls heart go pitter-patter, or least it does to mine! So needless to say there is nothing better than being proposed too and seeing that box. Tiffany’s has just added the neatest new product to their collection. The “Marry Me” charm bracelet.

Men…. what better way to propose to the girl who loves Tiffany’s? I loved this idea and I am sure that tons of girls out there love it too!

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Crate and Barrel Event

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I have been noticing a lot of advertisements for the Crate and Barrel Bridal Events. They are holding “Wedding Parties” to show engaged couples entertaining tips and all the newest products! Check one out in your area!

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Lutsen

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If anyone is looking for a great place to get married that is a “mini-destination” simply go up north!
I am doing a wedding there this coming weekend and went up last weekend to do some scouting around. It is beautiful, inexpensive and a great place to enjoy your day with friends and family. I stayed in the Lutsen Resort (www.lutsenresort) in one of their townhomes and it was great! Big enough to spread out and very nicely kept. This trip got an A+ from me and I would recommend it for a wedding or for a little getaway! Call us if you need coordination in that area. I went to college in Duluth and love the area!!!!!

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Blurb

For all of you looking for an inexpensive option for your wedding photos go to Blurb.com.
I created a book for my father this Christmas. It was so east and it came out great!! Look at
http://www.blurb.com for more information

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Favorite Blogs…

Local Vendors Blogs That We Love

JM Photography
LaVie Photography
Happily Ever After Photography
Gateaux
Kelly Brown Photography
Photogen Inc
Sewell Photography
Graddy Photography
Just Bloomed
Mollys Flower Studio
Sadies Flowers
Celebration Generation
Laurie Schneider Photography

Favorite Inspiration and Idea Blogs

Style Me Pretty
Snippet and In
Blue Orchid Weddings
Wedding Chicks
Polk A Dot Bride
Junebug Weddings
Sparkliatti
C&B Daily
Pearls Events
The Inspired Bride
Design Sponge

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Chair Covers!

We have now started to offer chair covers at inexpensive prices!!!
I found that I was having a tough time fitting chair covers into my brides budgets,
and I wanted to offer a quality product at a inexpensive price! Check out the website to
see alll of our sashes! We are running a deal on chair covers if you book before December 31st!

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Jenny and Ed’s Wedding

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I am very excited.. I just received the photos from Happily Ever After of Jenny and Ed’s wedding and they are beautiful! Check out Happily Ever After for great photos. Jenny changed 3 times the day of the wedding. They did 2 ceremonies, a traditional Hmong Ceremony and an American ceremony. It was a great day!

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Welcome

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Welcome to my blog! I thought this would be a fun way for me to post ideas, wedding photos and articles for everyone to see! Feel free to email me with any questions sarah@lastingimpressionsweddings.com or visit my website at www.lastingimpressionsweddings.com. All of my packages are listed on my website, but if you have any questions feel free to email us!

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Wedding Videos

Mindy + Ryan | Wedding Trailer from Sunset Blue Productions on Vimeo.

Katie + Matt | Wedding Featurette from Sunset Blue Productions on Vimeo.

ANJALI + BEN // WEDDING HIGHLIGHT REEL from Adam Haviland on Vimeo.

Annie + Mike {and Lyla} from John Hoel on Vimeo.

Ramirez Wedding // Trailer from Adam Haviland on Vimeo.

Jesse + Jenna // Like A Rock from capture studios on Vimeo.

Nolan + Paige from John Hoel on Vimeo.

Heather + Joe from PLAY on Vimeo.

SARAH + STEVE // HIGHLIGHT REEL from Adam Haviland on Vimeo.

HEDTKE WEDDING // TRAILER // 2013 from Adam Haviland on Vimeo.

ALLY + JOE // HIGHLIGHT REEL from Adam Haviland on Vimeo.

Eric + Eliza // I Am Yours Forever from capture studios on Vimeo.

Hannah + Joe | Wedding Film Preview from Northern Lights Video on Vimeo.

Jake + Amy // SDE from capture studios on Vimeo.

Melissa + Brian | Cinematic Recap from Northern Lights Video on Vimeo.

TURRIS WEDDING // HIGHLIGHT REEL from Adam Haviland on Vimeo.

Danny + Laura from John Hoel on Vimeo.

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Awards and Accolades

We are very honored to be recognized for numerous awards in the wedding industry. Thank you for all of our clients for allowing us to LOVE our job and assist you with your big day!!

 

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