Table Numbers they don’t have to be boring!

Unless you’re doing open seating table numbers are inevitable. Yeah, you can use the standard numbers that your wedding venue most likely can provide, but to add a little more pizzazz to your tables, why not try a unique idea.

I love this idea because then you get to include something for guests to look at while at their table and also gives them the opportunity to visit other tables and look at more photos.

I had a couple last year who did flowers as their table numbers and on the back of each card they looked up each flowers meaning. I though this was a great touch! And for each favor at that table they did seeds from that flower.  They coordinated each centerpiece to match the tables so the guests could find their tables easier. This is a little bit harder because the room still needs to look put together, but they pulled it off.

You can also do this with spices, trees, and even vegetables.

One of my favorite ideas is naming your tables after different places.

You can choose places that have special meaning to you as a couple, such as your first date or places that you have visited. You can also do different places in the area. I always love it when couples write a little bit about the place, that way people can learn why it is important to you or a story about what happened when you were there. Was that where your first apartment was? Is that where you two met? Do you go on vacation there every year? What is the funniest thing that happened and why is it so important?

This one really allows you to add personality and your own touches to your wedding and include your family and friends into your personal lives.

This one kind of ties into the one above just with a different twist. You can take pictures of all your travels and on each table do a different pic of you and your new husband/wife.

It really adds that personality and personal style to your wedding.

I think the overall goal and idea behind any part of your wedding is to make it your own. Don’t feel like you have to do things a certain way because that’s what tradition says or that’s what everyone else is doing. It’s your big day and it only happens once make it your own and most of all have fun with it!


The After Party

Did you know that the number of wedding after-parties has shot up by 11.5% in a single year. As of 2009, 30% of couples don’t just go home and ya know (wink wink); they stay out all night and party with their guests.
Now, I’m an out of the box type of girl so I’m not just going to tell you about going to a club or bar and continue drinking with your guests anyone can do that. Of course its fun but what if you want something different or over the top?
How about a moon light cruise with you and your new hubby or even some of your close friends? Why not try Tivoli Sailing Company
How about a backwoods bonfire? Ok so maybe your guests don’t stay in tents. But there are plenty of facilities in the Hudson Valley that allow after parties with campfires.  Try Shadow Lawn in High Falls NY. I also had a couple who hired a fire dancer to entertain their guests around the fire late at night.
Why not go back to when you were a kid? I’ve seen many couples incorporate kid games into not only their weddings but also their after parties. You will of course need lots of light for these ideas and then for some ideas like flashlight tag no light at all.
And last but not least and certainly the most expensive would be keep the party going but in a whole different time zone. A couple of mine last year flew their wedding party down to the Carribean and kept the party going for a whole week! Expensive yes but a lifetime of memories.
Whatever your after party is remember that it should reflect your personalities, your budget, and of course should be a place for you to cut loose and enjoy the last parts of your wedding day.

“Let’s Do It For Jessica”

Our first charity fundraiser of the year took place on Sunday June 3 at the flatiron restaurant in Red Hook, NY.

The cause: Jessica McCann

Jessica was a bride of mine that was married last year to the love of her life Frank. Their 1st wedding anniversary was actually last week. Unfortunately, Jessica was diagnosed with stage 2 Hogkins Disease last January. The real kicker is this young couple is lacking insurance. So, Every Little Detail wanted to help raise some money for the medical bills that I’m sure are adding up.

Flatiron of course donated the space for the event. We also had a silent auction to help raise some money.

Check out the list below of our fabulous sponsors and what they donated.

Sharp Image Photography— Photo Session

J&J cafe –Gift Certificate

Rose Schaller Photography–Photo Session

Cavallo Jewelers— Piece of Jewelery

Tivoli Merchantile— Chalkboard Paint and Chalk

Littman Jeweler–Piece of Jewelery

Northern Dutchess Archery and Sportsman Supply— Fishing Lures

Lisa Zaro Wedding Officiant— Wine and a craft basket

Eighttree Street Modern Wreath Design— Wreath, Bridal Bouquet and Boutineer

Sipperley’s Grop Shop — Dewers Golf Bag and loads of liquor

Morgan Bayard Photography— Photo Session

Canine Courner-– Dog Grooming Session

Cheri Van Deusen– Painting of Dreamer and her Angel

Kalijo Works— Donation of Tickets

Central Press— Printed Materials

Cherry Brandy Designs— Donation of Center Pieces