The Black Tux Groom’s Guide – Wedding Wednesday

Okay, grooms. You did it, you popped “THAT” question! Now it’s time to get to work.

Our friends at The Black Tux have put together a guide for wedding planning, just for grooms!

This guide includes all the “do’s” and “don’ts” of groom’s wedding etiquette.

Well, we say “etiquette,” The Black Tux refers to the levels of the guide as “party foundations!”

It is 2017, it’s time for the gentleman to do more than pick their favorite cake flavor…

Leaving all the work to mothers and brides-to-be is just uncalled for!

Let’s dive in!

As we begin, we know that the groom will be an active part in two pieces of wedding planning… #1. The proposal and #2. The vows.

Lets beef it up a bit and add in a few more helpful ways for the groom to save his future spouse from a true headache!

Have a valid opinion! Let your voice be heard and share your ideas in your appointments, being indecisive doesn’t help your partner make a choice any easier.

Suggest hiring a wedding planner to help keep your plans running smoothly, Fairy Godmother would LOVE to help plan your day!

Next up, bridal party!

How to choose your mates doesn’t have to be the most difficult part of wedding planning, we promise.

Brothers, soon-to-be brothers, closest friends, and ultimately it boils down to who could you trust with your final pre-wedding fiesta, or better yet, the rings!

Your magical day has finally arrived! All of your planning has come to an end, and you are going to finally be able to enjoy your big day.

There will be a lot to do on your big day, but with the help of your planner it will go without a hitch!

Contact Fairy Godmother today to start planning your magical day, and let the co-planning begin!

 

Wedding Wednesday – A Formal Affair Bridal Event

Happy “Wedding Wednesday!”

This week we want to invite you to Kern County’s next bridal show, A Formal Affair Bridal Event this Sunday, October 16th from 12pm-3pm at the historic Fox Theater right here in Downtown Bakersfield!

Fairy Godmother is a proud sponsor of this event and we would love to see you there!

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We highly recommend bringing printed labels with the couple’s names, e-mail address, phone number and wedding date as you go booth to booth this may expedite your processes. It’s the bridal show version of using your debit card versus writing a check at the grocery store, you know exactly what we are talking about!

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Be prepared to stay for the duration of the event. Most often, the goodies and giveaways are not raffled off until the very end of the day. When you race through an event like this, you’re truly cheating yourself out of all the fun knowledge you could gain! Plus, who wouldn’t want to spend their day with the Fairy Godmother squad?!

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Keep an open mind as you stroll through the show, you never know what ideas may stick with you! All things are possible when you surround yourself with creative wedding industry geniuses. We all work together to help you think outside of the box and put your own creative edge on your big day!

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As a potential customer, you want to be sure to write down or take a handout from vendors that you may want to meet with at a later date to dive into deeper detail. Sometimes when you say you will “definitely remember” you completely forget. There is no need to rush through the booths at the bridal show, take your time.

These are big decisions and you want to make sure that you do your “homework” on those who you are selecting to make your dream a reality!

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We would LOVE to see all of our soon to be Fairy Godmother brides in attendance, and of course the more the merrier! Come join us in helping make your day a magical event, and showcasing only the finest vendors that Bakersfield, and surrounding areas, has to offer!

Wedding Paper Divas Unexpected Wedding Themes – Wedding Wednesday

Your wedding day is something that you will never forget. As you may know, planning a wedding is no simple feat and that is where our Fairy Godmother magic comes in! The Fairy Godmother team wants to help you plan your big day from start to finish, leaving no idea stone left unturned!

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Before you even get to pick a venue or date, you may find yourself toying with the ideas of color schemes and maybe even a wedding theme! Some modern weddings have taken a more untraditional approach, modeling their special day after some of their favorite things! Whether it be a movie, comic book, or just a special character… All things are possible!

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Maybe a different approach is what you desire, but if need a little more help trying to figure out just what exactly you want your vision to be we have just the place for you! Wedding Paper Divas has recently compiled a list of wedding theme ideas that you may find some helpful inspiration.

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We are so thankful to be in this “happy business” where things are ever-changing and we are forever learning! Not to mention how lucky we are to work in an industry where professionals and amateurs can collaborate together to share ideas, get inspiration, and work their way through any hiccups with the help of others! Thank you Wedding Paper Divas for your inspiration tools for future couples!

Wedding Planner Wedding Planning – Wedding Wednesday

It’s “Wedding Wednesday” again in Fairy Land!

For those who haven’t been following, let us catch you up on what our fellow Fairy Godmother Reagan has been up to!

Alongside their very own Fairy Godmother Colleen, Max and Reagan have been hard at work planning their dream wedding, but while they do we are going to cover some ground on how they began their process!

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If you recall back to our previous “Wedding Wednesday” series timeline, we will break down the perfect timing for the entire progression and bring you to the point we are at now.

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While Reagan has had her dream wedding planned for many years, there are a few details she couldn’t have done in advance! (Max got to help, too! We promise!)

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Choosing a wedding date was no simple task, after all, it is forever! When they chose their venue and the “ethereal” feel of their wedding, March was simply a given! Luscious greens, comfortable temperatures, and how about in season florals?!

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After having chosen Stockdale Country Club as their wedding ceremony and reception site, a beautiful wedding dress, and a date… Next up were engagement photos!

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As you have seen, Mariel Hannah did a phenomenal job of capturing the love between Reagan and Max along California’s Central Coast. Engagement photos are one of the ways that you “test out” your wedding day photographer. Getting a feel for what you want and your style is imperative to the process!

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Now that you are up to speed, stay tuned for next week as we get back to “Wedding Planner Wedding Planning.” If you are interested in having your very own Fairy Godmother, contact us today!

Wedding Planner Wedding Planning – Wedding Wednesday

Happy “Wedding Wednesday!”

We are trailing Reagan and Max as they plan their big day, and as we have said before, a wedding planner wedding planning is no small feat!

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Reagan is one of our very own wedding and event designers, so it is no surprise that she would be partaking in crafting her very own wedding items!

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While Reagan would not let us in on what she was creating…just yet, she did share with us some of her textures and custom coloring! By mixing a few colors, she has mastered the perfect color palette!

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Traditionally, the color blue is directly correlated to depth and stability, resembling the sky and sea. Blue also  symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom and confidence. Some of the most perfect qualities to surround Reagan and Max on their big day!

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Lastly, it’s no surprise that Reagan gave us a few hints with her color scheme through her engagement photos… But, we will not tell all of her secrets so soon! With March still being eight months away, we have plenty of time for planning. We are sure there will be plenty more surprises!

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If you are interested in having your very own Fairy Godmother for your big day, contact us today and set up a no obligation consultation!

Wedding Planner Wedding Planning – Wedding Wednesday

Week 3 of trailing Reagan and Max’s planning process is here!

Engagement photos were an absolute must for this Fairy Godmother! But not just any engagement photos… Fairy Godmother Reagan let her creative outlet run wild with these and her photographer, Mariel Hannah, captured these moments perfectly!

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Taking simple, elegant gowns and throwing her own twist on them was just the start! On the California coastline, with the waves crashing onto the shore, these photographs are nothing short of flawless.

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Enchanted Bridal Boutique helped Reagan choose the dresses most fitting to her needs. Adding sleeves and lace overlays were a graceful and stylish touch to the dresses. One of the Fairy Godmother team’s most favorite seamstresses, Mary Rita, came to the rescue! With a few extra pieces of material and some serious stitching Reagan’s visions came to life!

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According to our friends over at The Knot, engagement photo sessions are a great way for couples to “test drive” their wedding photographer. Reagan and Mariel go way back, so it was no surprise to this Fairy Godmother couple that their expectations were not only met, but exceeded!

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Keep up with the “fairy magic” that we have been up to! Reagan and Max only have a few short months left before the magic unfolds, be sure to keep up with the process!

Wedding Planner Wedding Planning – Wedding Wednesday

This is week two of our series on our very own Fairy Godmother Reagan’s wedding planning process!

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When Reagan and her fiancé Max chose their venue, they wanted to be certain that there would be delicious menu items, and oh did she make sure!

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Reagan and Max have chosen the gorgeous Stockdale Country Club as their venue!

The Stockdale Country Club is a Bakersfield staple located in Olde Stockdale. With so much heritage and history, Stockdale has earned an elegant and classy rapport. After numerous owners, business failures, and building fires the Stockdale Country Club opened for business on February 18, 1923.

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Before tasting appetizers, there is one important part of the tasting routine that Reagan and Max got to enjoy… Wine tasting! Talk about having the glass half full… Whites, reds and champagne… Oh my!

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While Stockdale Country Club is set back on luscious grounds, complete with an 18-hole golf course, they have spared no skill with their culinary creations! These are just the appetizers that Reagan and Max got to choose from!

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Keep up with Reagan and Max as they plan their magical day in our “Wedding Wednesday” series!

Wedding Planner Wedding Planning – Wedding Wednesday

Have you ever wondered what it would be like for a wedding planner to plan their own wedding? We can easily cure your curiosity!

Our very own Fairy Godmother Reagan is now engaged to her beau, Maxwell (we like to call him Max)! They are to be married on March 25, 2017 here in Bakersfield, CA at a local country club. The couple has obliged to let us chronicle their experience and planning process from the viewpoint of a planner.

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Reagan has had her wedding design “pinned” on her Pinterest board for quite some time, so when it came time to make her dreams a reality it took no time at all to get things going!

First things first, what is a wedding without a wedding party?! Reagan and Max are gathering their closest friends and family to stand beside them in a way that is most unique to their personalities and their relationships!

Reagan asked her girls with these customized requests made by her and her sister, Reidlee.

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Maxwell asked his groomsmen with these Matinae Design originals!

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While Bridesmaids and Groomsmen are vital to your wedding day, we cannot forget the little ones…

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Phew! Now that we have all the people we need for the big day, it is time for the details!

The Fairy Godmother team and Walker Lewis Rents crew have been “friendors” since we first met, we knew there was magic to be made! This friendship rang true when it was time to discuss rentals. Reagan was able to sit down and work with the owner himself, Mark Ramkey! Talk about awesome, we can always count on Walker Lewis to make our dreams a reality!

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Fairy Godmother Colleen is so proud to have the honor of being Reagan’s very own Fairy Godmother. image

Stay tuned as we will keep you up to date on how Reagan and Max’s wedding plans are transpiring, we are getting close!

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Groom’s Guide To Wedding Planning – Wedding Wednesday

Continuing our series for groom’s during the wedding planning process, this week we are on what to do after you propose!

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One thing to know right from the start while planning a wedding is that you either need to be all in, or all out. More often than not, popping in and out of the planning process can just end up confusing and hectic. We definitely don’t want to see that happen.

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First things first, celebrate your engagement! Take a moment to bask in new beginnings with your soon-to-be! These are the precious moments you want to remember, so enjoy them.

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Next is to have the “talk” with your love about what you both want and hash out any discrepancies, or clashing views, that either of you may have.

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Your budget will give you the best insight on what kind of wedding you will have, that plays an imperative detail in the entire planning process. Traditionally, this is going to be one of the biggest investments that you will be making as a couple.

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The next steps to follow would be the selection of a venue, and of course the vendors! Your opinion matters on these topics, and if you really have no preference on the matter, make sure that your partner is aware and is okay with making some choices on their own.

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The wedding planning process is most definitely just that, a process. Remember to be patient and to be presently conscious of feelings. A wedding planner will help make these choices much easier by narrowing down vendors and venues based on your wants and needs, and the personalities of all those involved.

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Contact Fairy Godmother today to begin planning your big day!

How To Plan a Proposal – Wedding Wednesday

“Wedding Wednesday” is now taking a turn for the best, we are here to help the grooms!

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We know how hard it is for some grooms to muster up the courage to pop the big question, and that is why we are dedicating this “Wedding Wednesday” to the boys!

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According to Bridal Guide, even the most hopeless of romantics struggle with proposals, and Bridal Guide also brings forth the myth that you have to have a “BIG” proposal. One thing that grooms should always remember, is that this proposal is yours and to take the opinions of others (you’ll get plenty) “with a grain of salt.”

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A few things to remember before you get down on one knee… Be sure to talk with your bride-to-be’s parents, this is probably the most important tradition! Save up some cash, find out the correct ring size and most importantly be sure to know her style! These few details from BRIDES will help you pick a ring that she loves!

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Now for the bigger details… Location, location, location! After you pick the perfect spot, you can now add in the extras. Professional photographers are always a plus! Remember, your proposal is supposed to be a surprise to your future spouse, how awesome would it be to have those memories forever??

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Finally, the family and friends. You have to choose who to invite and who you will simply call afterwards. Another decision is if you’ll have anyone around at all, or if it will just be an intimate evening between you and your beloved.

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Whatever you decide, however you plan your proposal, the Fairies at Fairy Godmother are more than willing to help you through the entire process. Beginning to end, what good is magic if you do not get to share it?! Contact us today!