Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Do You Really Need A Wedding Planner?

Newly engaged and pondering over whether you need a wedding planner or not?  Well, Savoy the Socialite says, "Of course you do!"  Let me tell you why. 

No matter whether you know exactly what you 
want, have a vague idea, or no idea at all, a wedding planner can help you define the look, style and mood you want to create. They can visualize what will work in your venue and know how to bring your vision to life.  

A  wedding planner can actually save you money. They know the right people to talk to and how to get the best prices from the finest, most reliable vendors. 

Planning a wedding is hard work! 
A wedding planner will take on all the stress so you stay sane. Your planner will coordinate all appointments and be the contact person for all the various vendors.  They are there to remember all the details and ask the right question so you get exactly what you want. 

To know more about our services  call us at 804-502-0829 or email savoythesocialite@gmail.com

Monday, December 30, 2013

Top Three New Year's Resolutions For Couples

As we approach a new year, we think of areas in our lives that we want to try to improve by making New Year’s resolutions. 
We often make resolutions as individuals but this is also a great time to reassess your relationship and decide where you and your mate could use a little help.
Here is my top three list of New Year's resolutions couples can use that will benefit their relationship.

New Year's Resolution #1: Express Your Love     

Don't wait for a special occasion to say I Love You.  You can't say these words enough to each other.  Say it often and with meaning.                                                                                           
Boost your partner's self esteem by giving them more compliments.  Taking the time to compliment your significant other shows them that you do still love them, you appreciate them, and you still find them attractive.                                                                                                      
The little things count.  Doing something as simple as leaving a love note in your mates coat pocket for them to find it throughout the day would mean the world to them. 

New Year's Resolution #2: Date Night
It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the daily routines of life and neglect spending quality time with your significant other.  
Arrange a night, once a week or once a month that suits your schedules to turn off your phones, spend some time alone and reconnect with each other.  Date nights can be spent going out dancing, dinner and a movie, or staying in for a romantic candle light dinner.  Having a special date night on your schedule can give you and your loved one something to look forward to.

New Year's Resolution #3: Exercise Together
A popular New Year’s resolution that many people make each year is to exercise more. Find an activity that you and your mate both enjoy or try something new.   Exercising together as a couple can be fun.   You can also motivate each other to create healthy lifestyle goals and stick to them.   
Along with these three New Year's resolutions, there are many other resolutions that you and your partner can come up with to make the upcoming year much sweeter.  
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year! 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Girlfriend Holiday Potluck

For all my friends who know me, I just cringe when I hear the word potluck. So, as I counsel myself I realized, I would be more receptive to a potluck if I had more control. For example, I like the ideas of a wine and cheese potluck.  

First, I would pick up 5-6 bottles of my favorite wines – recommended choices  Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Malbec  and Moscato d’Asti.

2nd I would stock up on fruit, crackers, olives, roasted vegetables and of course lots of water to cleanse the palate.

3rd I would make a fabulous casserole while having my guests play potluck by bringing their favorite cheese to share; (fresh mozzarella, ricotta, and gruyère) for example.

Throwing a wine and cheese tasting party is a fun way to spend an evening with friends. Just about everything can be planned ahead of time and it’s easy for friends to contribute.

Monday, December 23, 2013

1st Christmas Together As A Married Couple

Congratulations 2013 newlyweds!

Christmas is a special time of the year, but this holiday season will be a significant one because it will be your first Christmas as a married couple.                                          
Here are five top ideas from Savoy the Socialite to make your first Christmas as a married couple special and memorable.

Service Opportunities
Make your first Christmas together as a married couple memorable by spending the holiday helping others. You can volunteer at a local food drive or soup kitchen, organize a toy or clothing drive for a local charity or sign up to make your first appearance as Mr. and Mrs. Claus during the Christmas season at a local children’s hospital.

Personalize the Holiday
Make memories together on which you can build for years to come. You can handcraft ornaments to hang on your tree or have photo ornaments made instead -- and then add to your collection of personalized ornaments every year. You can also try baking some holiday treats together -- perhaps some that you both enjoyed as children, or, if you aren’t fans of old-fashioned traditions, make this Christmas one-of-a-kind with a brand new Christmas dinner.

Start Your Own Traditions
A marriage is the conceiving of a new family with the continuation of old traditions and the making of new ones. Since you are a new family (that will likely grow in size in the years to come), create traditions that are your own.

Gift for life

To make sure your first Christmas as a married couple is extra special buy each other gifts that will last a you might buy one another a trip in the place you got engaged. Other great gifts that last a lifetime include beautiful storage chests filled with sentimental items, a piece of artwork you both love or a tree you can plant together.

Reflect and Plan
Spend some time looking back on your life together since the wedding. What has the transition to married life been like? With Christmas being so close to the start of the New Year, make some resolutions for your relationship. Commit to read a marriage book together, attend a marriage conference. Do something in the upcoming year to invest in the health and quality of your relationship.

 Have a Very Merry Married Christmas!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Have you sent out your greeting cards?

Greeting Card Etiquette 101