Friday, August 26, 2011

Events this weekend!!!

Brides to be….looking for something to do this weekend? 

I have 3 great suggestions: there is going to be a huge sample sale at Sarasota Brides and Formal Wear on Saturday August 27 from 10 am to 5 pm.  Gowns as low as $25!  Wow what a great deal!  I hope to see you there!  See link below for more information.

Also there is a bridal show in Tampa on Sunday August 28 from 1pm to 5 pm.  The Tampa Bay Bridal Show see link below at 

There is also a bridal show on the same day Sunday August 28 but it is in St. Pete from 12 pm to 4 pm see link below to 

What a great thing to be doing!  Have fun gathering great ideas to bring back to your wedding planner!

Wait don’t have a wedding planner?  Than call Katie Aldrich to plan the wedding of your dreams without any added stress to you!  

I will be attending 2 of these 3 events!  I am persistent on learning everything I can to be able to pass that information onto my brides to help them make their wedding day a dream come true!  Hope to see you all there!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Guest Book Remix

Hey bloggers and brides to be!  
Looking for a guest book idea that is cool and unique?
I found an interesting article in Brides magazine.  It is called guest-book remix.  It has clever and unique ideas for a guest book at a wedding or an event instead of a boring guest book.  They have ideas that are better than just pages and pages of lines with small signatures or one line congratulations.  They are creative fun and will fit your personality!
Some creative ideas:
·         Paint an instrument a solid color of paint like a guitar or ukulele white or a soft color.  Then use Sharpies or permanent markers to have the guests sign.
·         Use a map of your state or the city you are getting married and have everyone sign.
·         Use fabric squares to create a quilt, table runner, banner or some other sewing creation.  See my website for Katie Sue’s Keepsakes for more great ideas!
·         Use an art book or coffee table book to have guests sign on individual pages.  It is best to use books with lots of pictures.
Other creative ideas:
·         Seashells
·         Mirror
·         Rocks
·         Records
·         A scroll

Comment your fun and unique guest book ideas!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wedding Dress Styles

Wedding dress styles are becoming more and more creative and modern.  There are the traditional classic ball gown styles and then there are wedding dresses that hit just below the knee.  I was more of a modern bride for my 2010 nuptials with my husband.  I had a short white lace wedding gown with a sweetheart neck line which fit my petite frame and personality perfectly.  I love the unique values that can make a wedding fit the couple and not a cookie cutter wedding.  Wedding dresses are one of the most important garments a woman wears in her lifetime.  This dress should fit your frame and personality to have the complete look of confidence and beauty.  With so many styles, options and designs no bride should settle for a dress. 
As the styles of the dresses are changing the fabrics are too.  Wedding dresses come in the traditional lace and satin fabrics and are now coming in cotton for the eco friendly or casual woman. 
Some great websites to check out for the latest and greatest wedding dress are:
Of course David’s Bridal and Alfred Angelo, two well known bridal gown retailers.
The Cotton Bride offers all the elegance and beauty as a lace or satin wedding dress but it is entirely made out of cotton!  That’s right ladies all the comfort and simplicity of cotton in a wedding dress.