Wedding Hair Styles for Every Bride

Decisions, decisions! As if you haven’t already planned your entire wedding and paid attention to every details, now you have to decide what will you do with your hair! If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably thumbed through countless magazines and kept Google busy searching for the perfect updo or how to wear your down for your wedding. Lets take some inspiration from some celebrities to help you find a sexy, stylish do for your wedding.

Clean Wedding Hair Style

Jennifer Lopez at the 75th Annual Academy Awards

What’s your wedding style? Going for sleek, clean lines? Jennifer Lopez’s sleek bun is a stunning statement piece. The placement of your bun will determine how you’ll wear your tiara and veil. This bun will look amazing with or without bangs.

Loose Wedding Hairstyles

Jessica Biel

We love Jessica Biel’s soft, romantic updo with side swept bangs. It’s a great choice for a bride with medium length hair that is not too short or too long.

Let Your Hair Down

Khloe Kardashian’s Wedding

Who says you must wear your hair up? Let your hair loose, straight or curly. This style is great for long hair. We always recommend consulting with your stylist about your hair type. These gorgeous curls may fall flat if your hair is too thin or leans more towards oily.

Royal Wedding Inspired

Kate Middleton

Last but definitely not least is Kate Middleton. Her wedding day fashion has inspired brides around the globe. Can you picture the bridal hair flowers on the side? A great hairstyle for ladies with long hair, this do is great for a  simple veil placed in back of your head and floral accessories. Beautiful!

Don’t miss more wedding inspiration from our talented designers on our website!

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AskNess Your Wedding Planning Questions

Are Wedding Favors Necessary

Photo via Pocketful of Dreams

Were you searching for wedding planning advice and answers when you found our blog? Welcome to AskNess, I Love My Planner’s free solution to help couples plan their wedding with ease and without sales pitches or pressure to buy.

Who’s Ness, you ask? I’m Vanessa Alce (a.k.a. Ness), the CEO and Senior Event Planner of I Love My Planner. I’m a professional wedding planner and designer at your service to help you plan your big day. My experience includes designing custom weddings that create the essence of your love story as a couple. Our team doesn’t believe in cookie cutter weddings because you’re not like every other couple.

With over ten years of experience in the event industry, my team and I can share funny stories about our brides and grooms, our favorite wedding moments and answer pretty much any question you may have. If we don’t have the answer, we’ve also partnered with other wedding professionals to help.

Ask away! Any question goes from ‘I don’t know how to start planning my wedding’ to ‘how can I tell if a DJ (or any vendor) is the right fit for my wedding?’ AskNess your question in the comments for free and we’ll provide answers in future blog posts and Facebook.


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Thank You ABC – Massachusetts


It was a pleasure co-hosting the first 2013 networking event for the Association of Bridal Consultants – Massachusetts, at Doyle’s Cafe. I want to send a big thank you to the vendors that made this event a wonderful success.


Boston_Wedding_MusiciansKate Harrison, Green Bride Guide – ABC Guest Speaker

Beverly Ann Bonner – ABC Master Wedding Planner

Vanessa Alce, I Love My Planner, Wedding and Event Design, Boston, Miami and Orlando

Catering and Venue – Doyle’s Cafe, Restaurant and Pub, Jamaica Plain, MA

Linen – Linens by Alice, Boston, MA

Cupcakes – Blue Frog Bakery, Jamaica Plain, MA

Wedding Music – Jim Jewell, Guitarist and Vocalist, Jamaica Plain, MA

“Vanessa was a pleasure to work with – professional, smart, responsible! Kudos to her and all for making the ABC meeting such a success.”! Beverly Ann Bonner

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New Wedding Collection at Kirklands

We are loving the new wedding collection at Kirkland’s!

Couple Wedding Frame

Photo via Kirkland’s

Wedding Gifts They'll Cherish

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Keepsake Wedding Frames

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For more wedding gift ideas, check out Kirkland’s website!

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How Does Dr. Seuss Inspire You?

Baby Shower For Little BoysDr. Seuss is fun, whimsical and magical. What we love most about Dr. Seuss is that there are so many stories and books to draw your inspiration from. How much fun would Green Eggs and Ham be?  Reinvent your favorite Dr. Seuss story for your baby shower or children’s party.

Lets get creative. Need more inspiration? Click on Dr. Seuss for fun games and activities children and adults can both enjoy at your party or baby shower.

Whimsical Cupcakes

Congratulations to the parents to be, Lesley and Geddes! You’ll make wonderful, loving parents. A special thank you to Jennifer Gipson from Joyous Paper Creations for sharing your inspiration and unique decorations. The ‘Welcome Baby’ Dr. Seus Cake and Topsy Turvy cupcakes provided by Brooke Gilmour. The cupcake toppers were designed by Joyous Paper Creations.

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Unique Wedding BuffetsA nicely displayed buffet dinner maintains the essence of elegance with the right presentation. Our clients are either against a buffet dinner or completely for it. It’s a common misconception that buffet dinners are for the budget conscientious bride only. It’s time we unveil the truth!

Buffet reception dinners are a classy banquet style. If you’re imagining long lines of guests waiting to reach the buffet, don’t worry. An experienced catering manager will have your guests served gracefully and in a timely manner. Most often, one or two tables are called to the buffet line at a time. As the small line diminishes, two more tables are directed to the buffet. This process is repeated until all of your guests have been served.

If you have a large guest count, having two buffet areas makes the buffet move quicker. Trendy Wedding ReceptionsYour wedding planner and catering manager will be a wealth of information when creating a buffet menu. Traditionally, buffets include two entrées, one starch, one vegetable and a salad. For example, a garden salad with vinaigrette and/or ranch dressing, rice pilaf, roasted chicken, a flank steak carving station and green beans.

With new trends constantly on the rise, think outside the chafing dish. Ask your caterer for unique presentation ideas. ~ I Love My Planner

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Formal Wedding MenuConsidering a formal wedding reception? Make a stately impression with a plated dinner that is both classy and romantic. Seated dinners are white glove service at its’ finest, and require additional effort during the wedding planning stages. There are a few tips to consider to keep your wedding reception a smooth process for the catering staff and your guests.

Limit your menu selections to three maximum. Your caterer will be able to better manage the quality of food and service during the preparation and execution of your event. A good example is one seafood entrée, one beef or chicken dish and a vegetarian option. Chicken is a popular choice for many, while less people may prefer beef. Pork is often the least preferred of the three.

Remember that some of your guests may have dietary restrictions for religious or personal reasons. Therefore, alternatives to beef and pork will provide a great dining experience for everyone. Guests enjoy being catered to, and feeling like their needs were at the forefront of your wedding planning.

Limited entrées will also make your seating arrangements easier for you. Plated dinners Wedding Escort Cardsrequire more work on your end. Assigned seating is a must to ensure that each guest receives the entrée that they requested on their response card. A good rule of thumb is to give the catering staff a visual queue at each place setting.

Incorporate your wedding décor and colors as the helpful queues. Let’s say that your colors are silver, yellow and black. And, your entrees consist of salmon, chicken and a vegetarian dish. You can place one small, yellow rhinestone on the corner of your place cards for guests who requested salmon. Use a traditional rhinestone for the guests who  requested chicken. A black rhinestone may be used for the vegetarian course.

To keep your decor consistent, the rhinestones should be placed on the same corner for every place card. When the catering staff approaches each table, the rhinestones will visually inform them what each guest ordered.

What other techniques have you used to distinguish each dinner plate? Leave your response in the comments section!

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