Archive for January, 2011

PFA: Sticky Roller

Friday, January 21st, 2011

This item for your Wedding PFA Kit** is pretty obvious but still important.


Sticky rollers are awesome for keeping tuxes and suits lint free and are quick to use.  I told you it was obvious!

They are also great for mishaps with linens – some flowers drop pollen and if you rub that pollen, it is going to stain whatever it touches but a light tap with a sticky roller can sometimes remove the pollen.  Not so obvious but still useful.

**Wedding Prepared-For-Anything Kit (sounds much better than an emergency kit, no?)

PFA: Meds

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Someone is going to have a headache, someone else will probably have a cold and nerves always unsettle someone’s stomach!  Having a small pharmacy in your Wedding PFA Kit** is often wise!


Considering buying individual packs of some basic meds and you’ll be covered:

Tylenol, Excedrin and Advil: headaches, body aches, sprained ankles. If you have any pregnant or nursing moms, make sure you include some Tylenol in the kid – they can’t take anything with aspirin in it!
Pepto and Tums: too much food and alcohol and nerves don’t mix well. Enough said.
Dayquil and Advil Cold: no sniffles during the ceremony!
Benedryl: allergic reactions of all kinds can be scary so having something on hand to help is a good idea!

**Wedding Prepared-For-Anything Kit (sounds much better than an emergency kit, no?)

PFA: Ponytail Holders

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

You spent a good deal of time and money on your hair and makeup so why am I suggesting you include ponytail holders in your Wedding PFA Kit?**  Read on and you will see!

(Photo: Target)

I don’t mean the usual ponytail holders (although those are great to throw in as well for later in the evening).  I am talking about clear, latex ponytail holders.  Say you ordered your mother in law a pin on corsage but she decides on the wedding day that she wants a wrist corsage instead.  What do you do?  Simple – slip a ponytail holder on her wrist and use it to secure the corsage to her wrist.  Wedding PFA Kit to the rescue!

**Wedding Prepared-For-Anything Kit (sounds much better than an emergency kit, no?)

PFA: Ice Pack

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Sprains, strains and puffy eyes – all things a little cold pack can cure!


Stilettos and pictures in the park can sometimes be disastrous for the slightly more clumsy of those among your bridal party and some guys will roughhouse regardless of the situation so having an ice pack on hand isn’t the worst idea ever. Instant ice packs are also great for de-puffing eyes and cheeks.

I am not a pretty crier.  I get blotchy, I get red, I generally look like a mess even after the smallest cry.  I realized a long time ago that a little cold water will take care of that but do you really want to splash water on your professionally made up face?  I didn’t think so!  Enter the ice pack.  A little time with an ice pack (ALWAYS wrapped in a towel) on the eyes can help instead!

Throw an instant cold compress into your Wedding PFA Kit** in case of tears or clumsiness!

**Wedding Prepared-For-Anything Kit (sounds much better than an emergency kit, no?)

A favorite quote from MLK, Jr.

Monday, January 17th, 2011

In honor of one of my personal heroes and the day we remember his life and legacy, I give you one of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

That we all should remember that is my hope for today and every day.

Cakes for a Cause 2011!

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Cakes for a Cause 2010 was one of the events I am most proud of having been a part of!  We raised a lot of money (nearly $5000 in one night!) for a GREAT cause (Mid-Ohio Food Bank’s Operation Feed), auctioned and raffled off some really fun items (cake, pies, photo sessions, jewelry – all kinds of sweet tooth tempting treats), had some great food and drinks and generally had an all around great time! To add icing to that awesome cake, we were awarded the Most Outstanding New Campaign from Operation Feed.  Yep, really, really proud!

I am thrilled that Cakes for a Cause is back and even sweeter for 2011!  Save March 1 for another great evening at the Mid Ohio Food Bank’s beautiful facility in Grove City.  Great food, awesome auction items and new for 2011, our Sweet Victory baking competition!

Cakes for a Cause 2010 was an outstanding success and while we shattered our original goal of raising 4380 meals, we were 400 meals short of 10,000.  400 meals or $200.  Our official goal this year is to hit that 10,000 meal mark but our pie-in-the-sky, we-don’t-say-it-out-loud, that-would-be-the-best-day-ever is to feed 12 people every meal for a year.  3 families of 4 people.  Every meal.  That is 13,140 meals or $6570.  Even if we fall short, every dollar provides two meals for Operation Feed and helps the hungry right here in Central Ohio.  So, can we do it?  I KNOW we can hit 10,000 but can we do the bigger goal?  We’ll find out on March 1!

Tickets go on sale TODAY at noon: – they are $27 and include your admission, five tasting tickets and a voting ballot for the Sweet Victory Competition, food from some great local caterers and more – there will be something to satisfy every sweet tooth!

If you want to learn more, there are several places to get info:
Website: Cakes for a Cause
Twitter: cakesforacause
Facebook: Cakes for a Cause – Columbus

Join us on March 1 – we promise it will be a sweet evening with lots of surprises!

PFA: Chalk

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Plain white chalk is a must have for your Wedding PFA Kit**

A little chalk will cover a lot of smudges on a white dress in a pinch.  Just color the stain/smudge in with the stick of chalk and you can worry about making the stain disappear later.  This is great for footprints on your train right before the ceremony.

Chalk is also fantastic for occupying bored flower girls and ring bearers (and possibly bridesmaids and groomsmen too).  Yay for multiple uses!!

**Wedding Prepared-For-Anything Kit (sounds much better than an emergency kit, no?)

PFA: Baby Powder

Friday, January 14th, 2011

This PFA has several uses both personal and practical!

(Photo: Johnson’s)

Wedding gowns are heavy, they are usually thick and can be quite warm – especially over the summer!  If you are worried about being too hot in your dress, put some baby powder on before you put on your corset and dress and it will help to keep you dry under all that fabric and a lot more comfortable.

Baby powder is also great at soaking up oil – have a little grease spot or oil spot on your clothing?  Sprinkle baby powder on the spot and let it sit for a few minutes.  Then lightly brush the powder off.  Repeat as much as needed to absorb the oil.  DO NOT RUB – just completely cover the spot and let it do its magic!

Finally, a bit of baby powder on can mask smudges, footprints and dust on your dress and train in a pinch!

Multiple uses in one little container makes baby powder a must include for your Wedding PFA Kit!

PFA: Deodorant Remover

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

As much as deodorant companies want to claim their products are clear and won’t stain, it seems like they always manage to smudge on clothing at the worst possible times!

(Photo: Gal Pal)

Picture your wedding day: groom in black and bride in a strapless gown – care to guess what happens?  Yep, deodorant all over him while you snuggle up for the lovey, “we just got married” pictures!!  Gal Pal to the rescue.  Just rub the sponge on the mess and it will remove any of the residue.

A little money saving hint – if you have any hangers from the dry cleaner that have the foam stuff on them to keep sweaters and slinky things from falling off, you can just cut that into pieces and stash that in your Wedding PFA Kit as well!  Works the same as the more expensive foam but is a lot more thin so you might need several pieces depending on how bad the stain is.

Wedding Chicks Wedding!

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

When the adorable Katie from Print Julep emailed me about sitting down and discussing her wedding last Febraury, I was beyond tickled!  It is such an honor when another wedding professional approaches you about helping with their own wedding.  She and Grey planned a sweet yellow and navy blue summer wedding with the most incredible paper touches everywhere (not shocking given the bride’s line of work) and I was thrilled to be their coordinator!

I am working on my own recap and will post it very soon but until then head on over to Wedding Chicks (a site you should be checking out anyway!) and see tons of fun pictures from Katie and Grey’s darling wedding!

I wanted to share one of my favorites from Corey Ann Photography until my recap is done!  Love, love, love this picture of their whole family – Mason the dog included!  Seriously?  How cute are they?

You’ll be hearing more about Katie and Print Julep very soon as we have an exciting announcement to share coming up next month.  It involves paint and a new outlook!