Sofia's Secrets

Wedding Tips & Advice

Stuck In A Wedding Planning Rut?

A wedding is a great vehicle for telling your story, playing up your passions, and letting you and your fiancé’s personalities thrive. Try and think about what you like to do as a couple, and find a way to incorporate that on your wedding day.

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Your Very First Steps When Planning Your Wedding Day

The wedding planning process can be very overwhelming. But with the mindset of staying organized and following a regimen of going step by step, many joyful and unforgettable moments will come from the planning of your most special day ever! 

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Who Should Make The Guest List?

Narrowing down your guest list can be quite hard, especially if you are not trying to go over a certain number of individuals, you are not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings, or if you have orders from a loved one to invite specific guests you may not even know! Below is a checklist to help arrange whether or not inviting all guests is a priority or is a fallback person. 

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Your Registry Checklist

One of the most exciting parts of getting married is curating your Registry! When creating and maintaining your registry, three of the most important things to keep in mind is to complete the list early rather than later, match the gifts to your own needs and not temptations, and hit a range of price points so all individuals can participate!  

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One Month To Go - What’s Next?

Congratulations! The most magical day of your entire lives is coming up very shortly… Make sure you have everything you personally need for the big day. Prepare these items a week or two before the wedding so you are not rushed and have enough time to collect all needed essentials.

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All About Videography

Unlike photography, videography captures the mood of your wedding day in motion and sound. Videography is a perfect compliment when cherishing your special day because when viewed, you are instantly bringing back the sights and sounds that made your day so special in the first place.  

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Essentials To Prepare For The Day Of Your Wedding

What slips the mind a lot is that your personalized essentials are not always at arm’s reach. So prepping the overnight bag you will need for the DAY and NIGHT of your wedding is crucial to remember because you may never know what you’ll need until the time comes where it is not available to you. So brides.. please check out this “101 guide” of what to pack in your wedding bag, so you can give your overworked brain a little break, keep calm, and stay at ease the morning of your wedding!

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Must Have Wedding Photo Opportunities

From getting ready to the ceremony to the reception, this is the full list of must have wedding photo opportunities. 

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All About Planning Your Engagement Party

Tips And Tricks To Hosting An Intimate Engagement Celebration
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Creating the Perfect Guestbook

Whenever the greater wedding arranging choices are completed, the fun and creative tasks begin! Once planning your vendors and dress hunt, etc. begin, you may begin to unwind personalized touches to make your wedding day complete!

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Who Should Be in Your Bridal Party

Everyone who plays a big role at you wedding, will often be assigned his or her own duties. This guide will help you stay focused on who is fit to be a part of your bridal party, and will help you choose and narrow down the individual based on prioritizing who can accommodate best to each role and not get carried away when selecting the following… 

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Everlasting Wedding Memories Through Art

The Best Ways to Preserve Your Special Day Through Art

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Whose Opinion Do You Listen To Regarding The Most Special Day of Your Life!!

Everyone's Got An Opinion, So Who Are You Supposed To Listen To?

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All About Non-Floral Centerpieces

Flowers are without a doubt a big staple on your wedding day. This is due to do the fact that floral pieces make up most aesthetics throughout your reception room ranging from centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and even ceremony arrangements.

Although flowers are essential to your theme and aroma, they are not mandatory. With that being said, you do not need to determine whether or not you decide to incorporate floral pieces based on society's conception on having flowers as centerpieces at your wedding. Your wedding, your style, and your decisions are what counts here, not stereotypes or preferences.

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All About Makeup And Hair Timing Management

When taking a look at a wedding-arranging agenda, you may feel overpowered before you even begin. This is why you must center yourself to be ahead of the schedule. In most scenarios... the earlier the better. This is simply because earlier, is equivalent to less stress down the line. The moment you secure your vendors, plan a budget, and face the fact that time does really fly by when planning, the better you will feel.

Why wait to get things done when you can accomplish them sooner than later.  Do not procrastinate wedding planning in order to "avoid the stress" because feeling relaxed down the line would be out of the question at that point.

Focus early on building a secure checklist with strict deadlines. No
time frame is ever early enough. This will make planning a whole lot
easier! Because being prepared in advance is better than being behind in
the future months to come.

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Tips For Inviting Guests

Complete B-List At The Very Beginning Of Invite Planning

Start thinking about your guest list... 

A LIST are your guests who are your immediate family members, close friends, our ride or die must haves

B LIST are your guests who you would like to invite but aren’t as essential to you as your A list guests are 

C LIST are the guests who are on the back burner until you get the no’s from your a and b list. These guests can be colleague who you might need to make sure you meet your minimum. 

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Save The Date!

A Save the Date advises your guests to do precisely that... hold the date in their personal schedules! While it does provide important details about the wedding, such as when and where your wedding will be held, the overall goal of this card is to give guests the opportunity to plan around your very special day. This way guests will be able to inform their workplace, schedule a babysitter, or may even have to change their vacation dates around once they hear this news regarding your sealed wedding date. 

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All About Wedding Gifts

There are several types of gifts that are given at a wedding, including the gifts the bride and groom give to their bridal party. From choosing options that will fit within your budget and theme, to suggesting unique or personalized ideas, you must ultimately make your decision based on what is most fitting for your own memorable day. The following suggestions are ideas that may spark your own ideas, while allowing you to become more aware of your endless options. 

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All About Your Honeymoon

While planning your perfect wedding, many of you are also planning your perfect honeymoon at the same time. Although some couples may put off the honeymoon until a more convenient time, most couples depart for their destination honeymoon directly after the wedding. This is why deciding on your honeymoon spot should be well thought out, fun and relaxing, and a romantic time for you and your partner to cherish forever. This is also why choosing a honeymoon should wisely is very important. Overall, your goal when choosing a honeymoon destination should be based on being together in a relaxing environment with no hassles and outrageous expenses behind it. 

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The Week Of The Wedding

Your wedding planning timeline is a combination which includes the process of basic wedding necessities, and your personalized touches to these basic wedding necessities. For example, selecting your vendors such as the Dj or florist will happen from the 6 to 9 month mark. But you may want to customize your guests experience based upon your likes, and may want to add a cigar vendor which you can do during that time if you decided. Below is a basic guide and synopsis into what is expected during the actual week of your wedding....

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Tips For Bridal Party Attire

Bridesmaid Dresses:

  • All bridesmaids should be professionally measured for their attire to ensure exact and accurate measurements. This ensures that styles will fit better if the dress needs to be shipped in, as well as to ensure you wont need to do so many unnecessary altercations just because you measured yourself at home instead of double checking those measurements with the dress shop. 
  • Leave enough time for altercations, the recommended/ average time is  3-5 weeks before  the wedding.
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Flowers In Bloom

From the bouquets and boutonnieres, to the column centerpieces down the aisle, choosing the flowers for your perfect wedding can get quite overwhelming. Showcasing flowers that represent you, while staying cost friendly, and while wanting flawless quality at the same time is especially the hardest challenge. At Jericho Terrace, our expert floral vendors will help you design the look and feel of your special wedding you have always dreamed of! These florists will help you select flowers to enhance your floral embellishments, style, and overall theme.

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All About Gift Registry

While your guests presence at your wedding is what is most important, their presents are a precious touch which is important for any couple as well. You can help your guests with their gift-giving decisions by registering at everywhere from specialty stores to nationwide department stores for the things you need and the things you simply just want!

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