*** Good luck with your Valentine's Day gift purchase! If you can't think of something creative, remember that thoughtfulness and kind words always go a long way!
Give your Valentine a romantic gift by renewing your wedding vows
in the Sweetheart City, Loveland Colorado!
Location: The Loveland Foote Lagoon Amphitheater
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For most of us, this time of year is the time we reflect on how grateful we are to be alive, healthy, surrounded by family, etc.
Most of us have a lot to be thankful for. As such, it has always been important to us to give to others. We donate to many charities throughout the year, fundraise through some of our events, and consciously give clothing to homeless shelters and women's housing.
At Christmas time we like to make up a handful of 'Blessing Bags' and keep them in our car.
When we see a homeless person on the side of the road, we can easily hand the a blessing bag that contains many of the items folks need who don't have a place to call home.
Below is our list of items we like to include in our Blessing Bags:
My Big Day Company LLC
970-613-1455 or 303-886-3068 EMAIL US
Event Planners Serving:
Southern Wyoming, the CO Mountains, and Northern Colorado:
Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor, Estes Park, Longmont, Greeley
-by Jessica Weimer
Boudoir photo shoots have become more and more popular with brides in the last couple years. The idea of boudoir is to take sexy pictures in pretty lingerie and give it to your man on the wedding day so he can anticipate the night to come. Some brides don’t understand this tradition or don’t understand the need for it; we are here to tell you it is something you definitely don’t want to miss out on, not just for your future husband, who will definitely appreciate the thought, but for yourself!
Here are our top 3 reasons you should say YES to a boudoir shoot:
2. You get to wear really fun underwear. One of the best parts of boudoir is going and buying the sexy lingerie. This is a fun girl trip and gives you the chance to get something really beautiful and fun that your fiancé will go crazy for! If you really wanted to get creative you can incorporate your fiancés button up shirt or use props like pearls and fans, this creates a totally new and fun look.
We think choosing to do boudoir isn’t just for your fiancé, but for yourself and learning to love your body the way it is. Wedding planning can be stressful and this is a great way to get away from the details and focus on doing something special for your future husband. Once you try it you won’t regret the way it made you feel or the fun time you had!
My Big Day llc
Phone: 970-613-1455 or 303-886-3068
Located in Loveland, CO
As event planners, we serve the entire front range; Northern Colorado, Southern Wyoming and mountain venues.
-by Jessica Weimer, My Big Day
Keeping your wedding memento’s or selling them is a tough decision. If you’re sentimental you will most likely keep most or your décor, but is it worth the space it takes up in your home/garage? If you sell everything most likely you will regret it when that special occasion comes up and you are missing the cake knives you didn’t think you’d need. Here is a list of must keep items and some items you need to sell.
Toasting Glasses: While this might not have been the item you spent days deciding on, it is still something that could come in handy in the future! If you are fond of traditions this could be something worth saving for future anniversaries. They are a great conversation piece when people admire your glass cabinet; it could remind you of that great toast your brother gave. These are also something that may be hard to sell, especially if they are engraved or have a personal touch.
Cake Knives: Cake knives are something that can be sold or kept. If you are an entertainer then they may be a must to keep, since you will probably need something to cut a cake in the future. In that case they are also a great conversation piece, every time you pull them out you can reminisce of the cake at your wedding. Or maybe you really want to store them in a shadow box and show off the amazing detail or engraving you chose. They can be used as a tradition you hand down to your child when they get married. If you aren’t attached to them they could be sold or even give them to another friend who is getting married soon!
Wedding Gown: This is definitely a personal choice by the bride, some brides really don’t put much sentimental value into their bridal gown but to others it is the most important dress you will ever wear. There are some businesses who will preserve it in a box for you, or even a more unique idea is to get it preserved in a shadow box and hang it in your closet one day, depending if your closet is big enough! If you don’t mind changing up your dress, you could alter it into a different dress you could wear for a vow renewal or a significant anniversary! These are great ways to keep the dress looking good and the sentimental value intact.
If you don’t mind selling your wedding gown, there are always re-sale shops you can go to. (My Big Day recommends Wed Wisely in Loveland, CO.) Or even donating your dress to be given to a woman less fortunate who needs the help and would love her dream wedding!
Décor: When your wedding is over you are left with great memories and tons of the décor you spent many hours perusing and then purchasing! If like most people, you don’t have use for 50 cylinder vases, there is hope to still sell some of it. Recycle Your Wedding is a great website that lets you list your wedding goods and the suggested price and people can look through and buy. It also has a wanted section in which people describe what they’re looking for and the amount they would like to pay. This will at least let you hopefully sell the majority of your things. There is no good or bad time to sell your wedding goods, as brides look year round for the perfect find! Though if your wedding was trendy it is best to try to sell as soon as possible, because chevron may have been the cutest thing ever this year but next year it may be out. Craigslist is also a good site that can help you unload your wedding decor, but don't expect to get even half of what you paid. The site is best for re-homing your goods, but not making money.
Some décor is worth keeping such as the gorgeous arch you may have constructed to get married under. If you and your new husband are moving into a home and have a backyard, it would be the perfect garden accent and be a really good conversation piece.
My Big Day offers affordable rentals for clients looking to have the latest trends with decorations, but who don't want to purchase 25 centerpieces that will never see the light of day again.
When it comes to selling things from your wedding, it can be a tough decision to part with things that have so many memories, but also it could save you the headache of having to store it and then just throwing it out eventually.
Today (12/10/13) is Colorado Gives Day!
On this ONE day, Coloradans pool extra money to donate to their favorite charities. You can give to these charities anytime of the year, of course... but 12/10 serves as a reminder to those who don't commonly give. It is a big, communal outcry, reminding folks of the good work these non-profits do in our community. No donation is too small. Every little bit makes a big difference.
Colorado Gives Day raised 15.4 million dollars in 2012. Let's help top that record, and give to the charities that serve our communities day in and day out!
As an added bonus, when giving on this day, so charities are receiving matches from local businesses, so your donation can go even farther!
CLICK HERE to learn more about Colorado Gives Day!
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