Friday, May 30, 2008

Photo Booth = Guest Book?

Don't want a traditional guest book? Not interested in the much loved photo matte? A hot trend right now for receptions is the rental of a photo booth. This fun addition to your reception allows guests to capture themselves and allows you to create a unique wedding album. It is a great visual record of your wedding. You can even have them mount their pictures and write a note underneath. Photo booths start around $1600, but will keep your guests talking!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Green Favor Ideas, Part One

While I am by no means super earth-friendly, I do try to do my part. Recycling, composting and energy saving are all in my daily vocabulary. I think this way of thinking should carry over to weddings and events. Even if you don't want to have a totally eco-friendly event, there are subtle changes you can make.

Favors, favors, favors....this is such a much-discussed topic. And I will definitely be discussing it many more times in the future. Brides and grooms are always looking for a twist on the wedding favor. Gone are the days of a little, usually monogrammed, figurine that collects dust on the shelf.

Think about giving each guest a seedling they can plant at home. Green World Project has seedlings starting at just under $2, that can have a personalized message. They are packed in a bag or tube, complete with ribbon. Let your guests take something home that will really mean something in the years to come!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Little About Me

Since I am new on the scene, now seems like the perfect moment to briefly introduce myself. After years of planning weddings for friends, I have decided to take it professional!

All the Details was created from a love of weddings and planning! Anytime I see a bride, I stop and look in awe. Love is such a magical "thing" and if I can help someone create their fairy tale wedding, then life is good! I can go on and on about my background and experince, but I think it is best for you to get to know me through my writings, musings and posts! I look forward to sharing a little of me with you.

My blog is a great place for me to share cool and unique ideas and trends I find. I look forward to sharing my passion for weddings and planning with you, at the same time hopefully inspiring you. I will also be sharing cool websites and blogs I find or like to visit.


I am very excited about our official blog and All the Details website launch! After a ton of hard work and research, we are finally ready. I'd like to thank some people who made my site possible.

Kellie Medivitz from Paazca designs is an amazing graphic designer. She worked endlessly to meet deadlines and created my beautiful logo and site design. Thanks Kellie!

Greg Gibson allowed the use of his photos from an event on which I worked. He is an amazing photographer in the Washington, D.C. area. Thanks so much Greg!

Robert Bowen, another fabulous photographer in the Washington, D.C. area, also allowed me to use images. Thanks Robert!

My friends Kylie and Eliot allowed me to take such an active part in their special day; then allowed me to showcase that day in print and on-line. Thanks so much!

My wonderful husband Dane has worked endlessly helping me in more ways than I can count. Thanks for always supporting and loving me!