Monday, March 19, 2012

Savoy's Bridal Shower Tips...

The purpose of a bridal shower is to shower the bride-to-be with gifts of  friendship, love and support. This is the time for the bride-to-be to celebrate being a bride around friends and family.  This is an important time for friends and family to help the bride-to-be enjoy her new life.

The bridal shower is usually given by the maid of honor, the bridal party as a group or a close friend.

Make the shower memorable, and personalize it. Think about the bride. Who she is. What does she likes. Select elements of the bride's personality and favorite things. What does the bride really want?

  • Does she like sit-down parties or would she rather mingle with her guests?
  • What are her hobbies and interests?
  • Does she like to dress-up or is she more of a casual person?
  • Is she having a theme wedding?
The goal is to please the bride and make this experience memorable.  This will be a memory and a lasting impression.  If you were the bride, what would you want?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Virginia's Own Patrice Covington Celebrates, "Black Marriaged Day"

Studies show that while 35% of Americans between age 24 and 34 have never been married, that percentage increases to 54% for African Americans in the same age group. Additionally, married couples head 76% of our American families, while African American married couples head only 47.9% of American families.

While the overall rate for single parent households in America has increased for all children, it is especially alarming among African Americans. Between 1960 and 1995, the number of African American children living with two married parents dropped from 75% to 33%. At this moment, 69% of African American births are to single mothers as compared to 33% nationally.

The statistics above are important so much so, Wedded Bliss Foundation will be preparing for the 10th Anniversary of Black Marriage Day in 2013.  On March 25, 2012 as many as 300 communities and neighborhoods across the country organize events to celebrate marriage in the Black community. I am proud to say one of my sorority sisters, Patrice Covington and her husband will be encouraging that movement on March 24th at The Trinity Life Center.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Modern Invitations for the Chic Couple

Chic meaning "stylish" or "smart", is an element of fashion.

Couple's today want their wedding to be stylish and chic.  All elements of their wedding should represent them as a fashion forward couple.

Your invitations should make that statement.  Your guest should know all of your expectations with one glance of your invitation.  What statement do you think these invitations are making?

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Favor" Seeds (eco-friendly favor idea)...

Savoy The Socialite suggest that you "Favor" seeds for your upcoming wedding. 
Alexa Eco friendly wedding favor place cards serves as a budget friendly idea to an event. 
This one item serves as a place card and favor. This is such the picture-perfect gift, as it implies growth of your union and rememberance of your day.
This listing is for our special ‘going green’ custom-designed wedding seed favors.  Each favor will consist of a small pack of the flower seeds, a small card with planting instructions, and an envelope to hold the two items. On the envelope there will be the name of your guest and a poem or quote. Each favor will have a different poem or quote.