Are you looking for an interesting venue for your wedding that isn’t your traditional banquet hall or hotel? Why not consider a museum? What was once thought of as the site of elementary school field trips and family outings is now adding wedding venue to its repertoire. And CT brides-to-be are in luck. Connecticut is home to multiple amazing museums that host weddings.
Due budget cuts, Hartford ACO Sherry DeGenova was laid off from a position that she has held for 17 years this past Wednesday. For 17 years she has worked tirelessly to help the people and animals of Hartford. I join many others across the state who would like ACO Sherry DeGenova reinstated. You may be thinking that Bride169 is a bridal blog, and not the typical space to read about an animal control officer. A more expected post about Hartford might talk about city hall as a great location for indoor engagement photos, the carousel at Bushnell Park as a cool spot for wedding photos, or the Society Room of Hartford as an elegant space for a reception. However, ACO DeGenova was a tremendous asset to the city of Hartford, and as long as she remains laid off, our state capitol’s claim that #Hartfordhasit does not ring true.
Mothers are awesome. They give great hugs and great advice. They are always there for you and love unconditionally. Taking a moment to remind mom just how much she means to you at your wedding is a sweet and thoughtful gesture. The mother of the bride gift doesn’t have to be big or fancy – or even a gift at all (never underestimate the value of a heartfelt, written note). Below are some of Bride169’s favorite ideas for a MOB gift that is sure to make mom smile.
Planning a wedding can be time-consuming and expensive. That is why Bride169 has three easy tips to save money that can all be done online with a click of the mouse. Too good to be true? I personally used all three of these tools during my wedding planning process (and still do!) and couldn’t be happier.
Is the bridesmaid dress you wore to your friend’s wedding hanging in your closet not doing anyone any good? Why not clear up some closet space and donate the dress? There are multiple worthy organizations in Connecticut that collect dress donations. Your bridesmaid dress could help a high school student who might not otherwise be able to afford a dress for prom.
Earth Day, first celebrated in 1970, is celebrated every year on April 22. But why limit yourself to one day a year? Every day is a good day to be environmentally-friendly, including your wedding day! Here are some fun ways to “be green” while celebrating your wedding.
I recently came across an article written by Rachel Wells for the New Zealand Herald titled “Affordable Wedding Dresses at H&M and ASOS Cheapen Marriage.” Intrigued, I read with some apprehension, not sure where the writer was going with her piece. But no, Ms. Wells was straightforward with her title – she felt that a less expensive wedding dress cheapens marriage.
Wedding Paper Divas – the online wedding stationery company that covers everything from Save the Dates to wedding invitations to thank you cards and more – is holding a casting call for its 2017 campaign. If you and your sweetie enjoy being in front of the camera (good practice for your big day!), the “Be Our Next Real Couple Sweepstakes” might be for you. WPD will be selecting 3 engaged couples to model in their 2017 campaign photo shoot.
Looking to do something memorable when you get married? Would getting married live on Good Morning America fit the bill? GMA is looking for couples to get married live on their show the end of April. Perhaps you can’t wait another month to be wed to your best friend. Maybe wedding planning is taking its toll and you just want to be married already! If the idea of saying “I do” to the one you love in front of tv cameras sounds like it might be your kind of excitement, then don’t miss your chance!
Are you a Say Yes to the Dress fan? Have you enjoyed watching brides-to-be search for the perfect wedding dress at Kleinfeld’s Bridal on TLC’s tv show? If so, have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on the show? Recently a Connecticut woman, Katie Langille of Wethersfield, appeared on a SYTTD episode (see previous post here) — and made our state proud! She was a calm, collected, beautiful bride-to-be. No bridezilla antics or over-the-top dramatics here! In fact, Katie’s portion of the episode showcased her as an organized bride-to-be — one who showed up with list in hand of what she wanted. Ms. Langille spoke with Bride169 about what it was like to film the show and what a great experience she had.