Sunday, March 23, 2014

Art of Weddings!

We are so excited and have been finalizing the last few details for our display at this years Art of Wedding Bridal Show.  It is a swankier kind of affair with lots of amazing wedding professionals for you to meet and chat with. 



If you are engaged and planning your wedding you don't want to miss this event.  There will be a fashion show featuring Michelle DeCourcy and it will all take place at the beautiful Gerding Theater at the Armory, Portland Center Stage

This amazingly fun show has been around for 10 years and celebrating big this year. Below is a picture from last year showing some of the amazing wedding professionals all set up.


Get your tickets now for only $8 when you use code PCS. :)  And come see the Events by Lisa Marie table, let us know you read our blog and get a special gift.

Looking forward to seeing you This Wednesday!  :)

Events by Lisa Marie
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

It's Time! Time to SPRING Forward! March 8th

Every year we do two things that can often derail your day!  We "fall back" in the fall and we "spring forward" in the spring!  Well that time has come, the time when you set your clocks ahead 1 hour before crawling into bed on Saturday night.
 

And don't forget about ALL your clocks.  Make sure you update your car, bedroom alarm clocks, clocks in your office, all your watches and any other clock you may not see on a regular basis.  This is also a great time of year to check/change your batteries in your smoke detectors.  Make it a point to do this the same time of year every year and then you won't forget when you did it last. :) 

So Saturday March 8th turn your clocks ahead 1 hour before heading to bed!

Events by Lisa Marie
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Monday, March 3, 2014

YOU GOT ENGAGED!!!!!

It is so exciting when you get engaged.  There are a lot of things that you need to think about, people to meet, and things to do.  So why not come to the Charlotte's Weddings and More Open House!

You can meet some top notch wedding professionals who can help guide you thru the process of how to start, where to look and what to do. Plus enter for a chance to win all sorts of discounts!




Thursday, January 23, 2014

Invitations, RSVP cards and Stamps

Hello wedding planning couples!

We hope that you are having a great time planning your wedding.  As you begin to get a bit closer to selecting your invitations for your wedding there are a few things you need to know...

1. The price of stamps will be going up on January 26, 2014. This means you need to make sure you get the right stamps for your invites.

2. Even the price of a postcard stamp is going up.

3. Make sure you are aware of odd shaped invitations and RSVP cards.  They are not priced the same.

4. We all LOVE the adorable wedding, heart, and kiss stamps. But, if you buy them before the price increase (or already have them) and intend on using them after January 26th, you will need to add extra postage.  Save yourself some money and get some forever stamps!

Here is a breakdown of the cost impact to you:

If you have 150 people you are inviting, this means you are probably going to send out around 80 invitations (some will be couples but some may be singles).

80 invitations at the current rate of .46 is $36.80
80 RSVP cards (if using a postcard) current rate .33 is $26.40
80 Thank You cards at the current rate is $36.80

Total spent on postage is $100.00 (keep in mind this is a basic invitation size/weight and postcard RSVP card)

80 invitations at the new rate of .49 is $39.20
80 RSVP cards (if using a postcard) new rate .34 is $27.20
80 Thank You cards at the new rate is $39.20

Total spent on postage at the new rate beginning on Sunday the 26th is $105.60

Keep in mind this does not include postage for your rehearsal dinner invites or Thank You cards for bridal shower gifts.  So, while it may seem like a small amount of money, it will begin to add up. And $10 here and $10 there makes a huge difference. 

So you may be asking "what now?" Well head on down to your local store or post office and buy some forever stamps.  You pay the current rate and can save some money.

Thanks for reading and we hope you found this helpful.

Lisa Marie
Eventsbylisamarie.com
503-830-7779

PS when writing your text on your invitations make sure to spell out the date properly. It is two thousand fourteen.  It would not be two thousand and fourteen. :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Real Wedding - Jason & Carrie February 2013

It has been a while since we did a real wedding post. So here it goes.  The first wedding of 2013 for the Events by Lisa Marie Team.

We were first contacted by Carrie to do only their set up and clean up for their wedding.  But after our initial meeting it became more than just that.  Both Jason and Carrie are a super sweet couple and we were so honored to be a part of their special day.

 Jason and Carrie chose to get married at Jenkins Estates out in Hillsboro Oregon.  A day that started with beautiful blue sky quickly turned to rain and hail and then back to blue sky.  All creating a feel of romance, craziness, mystery and more.

They chose to have the wedding in the upper portion of the old stable building with the reception mainly in the lower section.  They were having a smaller wedding so it made for the perfect setting.

The bride picked out cherry blossom branches to have us string along 3 beams with lights to create a romantic glow, a cream colored aisle runner with gorgeous bright flowers hanging off the chairs.  (these flowers would later be used as centerpieces)

The flower girls sprinkled rose pedals up the aisle to add the one final touch of romance. The Bride wore a very simple but beautiful dress that fit her personality and body style perfectly.  Due to the time of year she also had a wrap shall and gorgeous head piece.




After the ceremony ended the guests headed down stairs for Cocktail hour where Carrie's brother played music, the guests munched on lite appetizers and the Bar opened.




  Guest picked up their place cards that were hand made by Carrie and placed out on the table by the guest book.  Which had custom blown glass pen to sign with that were made by Jason.  Jason who also has a business creating beautiful Glass Blown items made from recycled glass. For additional decor items Jason made glass votive holders that where hung from fishing line and strung between beams.  He also made the couples toasting glasses and some glass plates that were placed on shelves around the venue. You can check out more of his work here


Carrie and Jason choose to go with a Gluten Free cake from Crave Bake Shop that had the cutest characters on it and beautiful flowers.


 Photo's courtesy of Robert Crum Photography who was excellent to work with.

All in all this was such a fun wedding filled with things that really meant a lot to the couple.  Decor ideas that they created themselves, beautiful florals done by City Flowers, great food and drink by It's Party Time Catering and so much more.

Thank you Jason and Carrie for allowing us to be a part of your special day.

Lisa Marie
Events by Lisa Marie
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

A new kind of Easter Egg Hunt!

This year we were asked to put together an Easter Egg Hunt for 10 little kids.  7 of the kids were her grandkids and the other 3 are her Great Nieces and Nephews. So in an effort to do something a little bit different we came up with a plan.

You see these are not Easter Baskets we were creating but instead an actual Easter Egg Hunt where we could deliver all the items to the client so that they could actually produce the event without having to do the work of putting it all together.

So here is what we came up with.  Since most of the kids are still younger we did not feel the need to have large amounts of candy in the eggs.  So instead we did 150 eggs.  (enough for each kid to find 15).  Then we came up with some other fun ideas for the kids to find and do.

First we took some basic brown bags and put each kids name on it and decorated them with a few stickers.  Not a ton just a few to make them look a bit more festive. Below is an image of how they turned out.



 Then we worked on creating a craft item for inside the bags as a little surprise.  We picked up some foam eggs and foam stickers.  Each set got 2 eggs and a collection of foam stickers to decorate them with.  We put them down in a clear gift bag and tied them off with some ribbon.



We also thought why not give them even more fun activities to find instead of just candy filled eggs? How about more crafts and activities to do.  So we found some small painting kits already put together, packets of outdoor chalk that we wrapped individually and a water painting coloring book that we were able to take out individual sheets and wrap up.


All in all the the Easter Egg Hunt items turned out pretty well.  Each child will have 18 different items to find as well as some fun crafty things to do that can help keep them busy during the day.

So why not try something different for your Easter Egg Hunt this year and remove some of the candy and add in some fun crafts and activities.  You kids will never know any different, they will be healthier and will have tons of fun with the craft items.

Feeling like teaching them something even more valuable?  Try egging!  Yes that is correct we said Egging.  It was introduced to us last year by an industry friend Nicole with Powder Inc.  You get to create an Easter Basket filled with goodies, fill some eggs and go and "egg" your friends house.  Spread the filled eggs in the yard, leave the basket with instructions by the door, ring the door bell and go hide.  Your friends will open the door and find a nice surprise.  Keep it going every year.  Below are some pictures of past baskets we have done.



Happy Easter
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

June Blowout!

As we drawn nearer to summertime, wedding season is getting closer.  So we want to extend an extra special offer to those June Brides.  Our Owner, Lisa Marie (along with her mom) was a June Bride, and we want to make sure you have a fabulous wedding day just like they did.

So Brides are you getting married the weekends of

June 8th 2013
June 15th 2013
June 22nd 2013

Are you looking for or wondering about a wedding coordinator to make your special day run smooth, create a reality from your vision, and allow you to be present on your special day?  Then give us a call.  We have some extra special offers we will be extending.

Not getting married in June?  That's ok we have a few select dates still open for July, August and September as well but they are just a few.  Our dates book up fast so get your consultation scheduled as quickly as you can and get your date held for your special day.

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Portland Oregon

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Ready for more Sunshine?

It is that time of year again.  Time for Daylight Savings Time. 

So that means that on Sunday at 2AM it is time to "Spring Forward" Which means that YES you lose an hour of sleep.  So here are some tips to remember.

1. Your computer and Smart Phone will automatically Adjust
2. You should adjust your clocks in your house BEFORE going to bed on Saturday night.
3. Don't forget about the clocks in your car. 
4. If you have events to attend on Sunday double check the time. :)

And remember that just because you are losing an hour of sleep you are gaining a little more light in the day. 
 
Lisa Marie, Meranda, Summer & Cortney
503-830-7779
Hip, Fun, Sassy and Stylish Wedding and Event Planning

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Ladies Night!

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR A NEW DATE

Join us for Ladies Night Out!

NEW DATE COMING SOON!

Meet some relatable exhibitors, eat some yummy food, have some great drinks and just a night out with other fun ladies.  This is your change to just be out having fun. 

Choose between regular and VIP tickets.  VIP tickets include a gift bag full of great items and amazing discounts. 

But hurry and purchase your tickets soon as they will go up at the door. 


Huge thank you to our sponsors WeVillage, Divine Catering, Lavish Mint Vodka,  MeeMees Goodies, Flourish, Damsel in Defense, Advocare, and Events by Lisa Marie (plus more to come)