Monday, May 23, 2011

Come to the New Sharon Naylor Wedding Books blog!

Come on over to my new and improved Sharon Naylor Wedding Books blog:

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A great question on my Wedding Mapper Q&A board

Ooo, this is a good one from my Wedding Mapper Q&A board! The groom wants a Hawaiian pig roast for the reception, and the bride's family is objecting. The bride, too, wants a different style of wedding. Check out my suggestions to solve the issue!

My Fiance and I are getting married in June 2011. He wants to do a causual dress pig roast, hawaiian themed reception becasue we are going to hawaii for out honeymoon. My family if fighting me on it saying that some people are not going to like that option. Im also having a difficlut time to find a reasonable priced caterer for that type event. As for me I would rather have a not to formal reception filled with flowers that give it the hawaiian atmosphere. My question is how do I tell my fiance that we can't have the pig roast with out hurting his feelings? He is already crushed that we had to move the location.


Great question, and you're going to help a LOT of people with this one :]

In one of my books, I wrote about a groom who wanted a New England clambake for the wedding reception, but all of that seafood was going to be too expensive for their big wedding guest list. I suggested that they do the clambake thing as the REHEARSAL DINNER theme, and that made their day. The budget was fine, the guests loved it as something really unique and fun for the rehearsal dinner, and the hosts got raves. So why don't you propose to your groom that you do the Hawaiian pig roast for the rehearsal dinner, and then you can have the reception with the Hawaiian flowers? That really would suit everyone's wishes.

As far as the caterer for the pig roast, there are caterers out there who specialize in barbecues, and this would fit right into that category. So if you can't easily locate a caterer who does that sort of thing, I highly recommend that you get a wedding coordinator *just* for the task of finding a great caterer or personal chef they know who does parties like that. Today's wedding coordinators are available for these single-task jobs, and it's not that many of them will get you a discount from their partners in the wedding industry.

See if your groom likes this idea -- I hope he does -- because it sounds like it would be a real treat to your guests and would make him super-happy. And don't forget that you can also do this theme for a combined co-ed shower if the rehearsal dinner hosts already have their theme and menu planned. If the groom's parents are the hosts of the rehearsal dinner, it could make them very happy to give their son the exact kind of party he wants!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Check out the Weddzilla Rock the Launch Party!

What a fabulous night! A great party! And my fabulous fellow Weddzilla Gurus made the celebration extra-special. Check out the highlight reel:

Monday, March 08, 2010

Check out Robert's gorgeous photos!

Robert Koene is one of the talented contributors to my book Wedding Flowers, and I thought I'd give him a big spotlight on his fabulous floral photos here so that you can check out his gorgeous work!

All images are used here with permission from Robert Koene and are protected by copyright law.

Monday, March 01, 2010

My Green Wedding Gown Guide on Gorgeously Green!

The fabulous Sophie Uliano, founder of the Gorgeously Green website and author of 'Gorgeously Green,' recently invited me to guest blog about green weddings, and here is my new post on Green Wedding Gowns!

Check out Sophie's site Gorgeously Green to clean up your world, look great, feel better, and green your lifestyle with style!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Check out my wedding budget tips on Wishpot

I love being a regular guest expert on Wishpot's wedding blog! Check out my latest budgeting tips on Transportation!

At the bottom of that blog, you'll see links to my additional wedding budget posts, and be sure to subscribe to their blog for my upcoming topics!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wing It for Your Co-Ed Bridal Shower or Rehearsal Dinner

The Mango Curry Hot Wings!

Your guests will LOVE choosing from your chicken wings bar! I was flipping through Food & Wine magazine and came across a mouth-watering feature on different wing recipes to thrill the crowd. Get this:

Jamaican Jerk
Mango Curry
Maple Chipotle
Old Bay
Sweet & Sticky
Thai Green Curry
Ginger Honey

Serve with a great collection of microbrew beers, great dipping sauces and lots of celery sticks to cool that hot wing heat!