Zola – Wedding Wednesday

For a very special feature, we are dedicating this “Wedding Wednesday” to a new way of getting what you want…

The modern day registry, Zola!

Zola has changed the ancient game of registry, from the moment that ring slips on your finger up until you share your first spaces as newly weds…

Zola has you covered, all in one place!

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But wait, there’s more!

Zola not only has your registry available for your engagement, wedding, and any event in between… They also have a place for your check list, guest list, wedding website and and a few helpful planning tools.

Nailed it! Zola’s motto is “Anything for Love,” and they do just that!

You can add anything from anywhere onto your Zola registry, you can even go as far as to add experiences like spin class or some more indulgent items like a wine club subscription… Yes, you can actually add all of these things onto your wedding registry. HOW COOL!

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As a guest, our friends over at Zola have found a user friendly way to ensure that you are able to find the correct registry and have a painless experience in selecting the perfect gift! As a newly wed, or soon-to-be, you get a notification with each item purchased and can decide when it ships!

But really, we know what you’re thinking… It can’t get any better than that?! No wrapping, no worrying about forgetting your gift on the table, and no stress wondering if the couple ever received it! Zola has you covered, start to finish!

The fun continues!

Have you ever misplaced your wedding invitation? They are sent so far in advance and life happens, Zola understands!

With their creation of the Zola wedding website for each couple and their registry, couples can add ALL of the information that someone may ask. Location, time, and attire? Zola has it handled.

The future is now.

Engaged couples, create your Zola registry today! For planning help, contact Fairy Godmother today!

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!

 

Bridal Association Kyle Brown – Fairy Godmother Friendor

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.” – J.M. Barrie

Our dear friend Kyle Brown, Executive Director of the Kern County Bridal Association, is our highlighted “friendor” of the week!

Colleen remembers meeting Kyle like it was yesterday! Kyle had been the D.J. for the Rabobank Christmas parties for many years, so when she started thinking of starting Fairy Godmother A Wedding and Event Company he was one of her first calls! Kyle gave Colleen the best advice, he said “Event planners come and go in this business. Many people think that just because it looks simple, and once they begin their endeavor they come to the harsh realization that takes lots of work and they don’t make it. You have to invest in the business, apply commitment and stay in it for the long haul. Your reputation in this small town is everything, take care of it and it will take care of you.”

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Colleen did just that! Not only was she able to create a business with an impeccable reputation, she was able to build a business and let it grow! We are proud to say that Fairy Godmother A Wedding and Event Company is approaching it’s seventh year in business, and one of the longest running wedding and event companies in the Central Valley! None of this would’ve been possible without Colleen’s dream, passion, determination, and the wonderful mentors who have been by her side through it!

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To be a Fairy Godmother “friendor” there are a few things we might have you do… If wearing a Christmas tuxedo just so happens to be one of those things, so be it. Kyle still manages to put up with our wild shenanigans and ideas! And for this, we are forever thankful!

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Kyle not only runs the KCBA, but he also has a chair on the Fairy Godmother Foundation! While being an active board member and busy businessman, Kyle finds time to enjoy each event as if they are the only one. Every event is the most important!

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While Kyle is a busy man, he still finds time between mixers and events to be the greatest dad possible to his children, Alex and Taylor. Talk about the best qualities!

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On behalf of the Fairy Godmother family, thank you Kyle for your constant guidance and mentorship, for your involvement with Fairy Godmother and for your deep commitment to the Fairy Godmother Foundation and all we do!

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!

Wedding Wednesday – It’s Your Big Day, Now What?!

It’s “Wedding Wednesday” here in fairyland! As we are finishing up our “It’s Your Big Day, Now What?” series, we just wanted to say that we are so happy to have been able to share our wedding day advice with you!

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From the very beginning of the planning process, to getting you down the aisle as newly weds, we are so pleased to use our fairy magic to make your big day a magical one.

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The Fairy Godmother team has a few takeaway reminders as you are gearing up to say “I do.”

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Be sure to get plenty of rest, you want to be sure that you will wake up invigorated and ready to get married! You may also want to run by your groomsmen, and bridesmaids (yes, girls have fun too!) about their expected behavior as the day transpires.

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Be careful not to get too worked up over some little bumps in the road, your day will be perfect and you have planned too long and hard not to enjoy your big day! Be sure to stay hydrated and eating, we want to be sure that you are healthy all day long.

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As you walk down the aisle, be sure to take your time. Soak in everyone around you, not to mention your soon-to-be waiting for you at the end of the aisle!

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As you move into your reception, be sure that during speeches you and your loved one give thanks to all your guests, and especially those who helped make your day possible!

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Most of all, remember what is important. Remember to smile and that you are surrounded by your closest friends and loved ones, and let’s not forget- you’re married!!!

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Are you looking for your very own Fairy Godmother? Contact us today to get a no obligation consultation!

Wedding Wednesday – It’s Your Big Day, Now What?

Your wedding day has finally arrived, the plans are all in motion and your just hours from walking down the aisle!

One of the few things that you will have to do on your big day is get dressed! Shocker, we know! This moment is so special and you want to be sure that you have it captured, it’s the perfect photo opportunity.

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One essential part of getting ready the day of your wedding is to stay on time! Getting your hair and make-up done is the most time consuming part of getting ready, so you want to be sure that everyone flows with your timeline to the best of your abilities.

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While you are getting ready, an important part of your wedding day wardrobe is to be sure and let your dress “breathe” in an open area. Hanging in an open area allows for the dress to let go of any last minute wrinkles, and to evade any champagne or potential food hazards.

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The final step of getting dressed is lacing up, or zipping up, the back of your wedding dress! For some, this is the most perfect moment between mother and daughter. Having your mother get you into your dress is a “time honored tradition” that goes as far back as time can say!

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The Fairy Godmother team LOVES to help our bride’s get dressed! Veils, laces and adjusting… We love it all!

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While helping the bride get dressed is a pivotal moment in a Fairy’s day, we cannot forget about our grooms! Remember, everybody needs a little help every once in a while.

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Let Fairy Godmother helped you get dressed for your big day, contact us today!

Wedding Wednesday- You’re Engaged, 3 Months From Your Big Day, Now What?

You’ve picked the dress, you’ve chosen your venue and just about everything is set- one thing is missing, the tuxedos!

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Looking for ways to brighten up your groomsmen and steer away from the traditional black and white? The answer is simple, add some color! Accent colors can easily be added to give your wedding party that “flair” that you want.

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Another choice to be made is vest or no vest? Cumber bun? Bow tie or long tie? Jacket or no jacket?

It’s all about your preference and wedding style! Personal touches make your day, yours.

Showing some personal background or letting your groomsmen pick a few of

their own touches make it even better.

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What’s an acceptable dress code for your wedding party? Cowboy hats and Wranglers? Navy uniforms? Suspenders without a jacket?

How about all of the above!

These are the personal touches we long for!

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And don’t forget the shoes! Converse, Vans and boots… Oh my!

Just as Cinderella said “One shoe can change your life!”