Venue Tour This Sunday

Are you getting married in Atlanta but don’t have a venue yet? Or are you getting married at one of our fair city’s chic venues but need some inspiration of how to make the space work for you?

Join us this Sunday, February 26th, from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for a tour of Atlanta’s Chic’est City Venues.
Each venue will give ideas for how to use their space for your event and provide nibbles and cocktails.
You must register so we know how many swag bags to fill! Register here before the bus gets full! Click Here to register:

Vow Renewals: Saying I Do, Again!

Whether you’ve been married one or fifty years, it’s never too early to celebrate your love. Many couples are choosing to reaffirm their commitment to one another and celebrate the years they’ve had together and the years ahead with vow renewal ceremonies. While some may want this renewal to be the extravagant affair they weren’t able to have the first time around, others prefer an intimate ceremony with the family they’ve created over their years together. If you’ve got a landmark anniversary coming up why not take that opportunity to renew your vows?
Here are some tips to making your vow renewal special:
Choose a location that has sentimental meaning to you as a couple
Since you’re already legally married there’s no need to have an ordained member of the clergy perform the ceremony. Choose a close friend or family member or have the same person who married you originally perform the ceremony again!
Wear what makes you feel amazing and comfortable. This time around you don’t have to stick with traditional white so feel free to embrace the blush and nude dresses sweeping the wedding market!
Mix old and new to recreate parts of your original wedding! Have a baker replicate your original cake but choose some new, fun flavors!
Use your current rings and have the inside engraved (with the date or heartfelt words to each other) or take the opportunity to upgrade you bands!

Vow renewal ring pop exchange

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Have you been planning a vow renewal for you and your spouse? We’d love to hear your love story!

Follow us on Pinterest!

We’ve created a new A Big To Do Event Pinterest! Until now we’ve all just had our individual Pinterest accounts but now A Big To Do Event has its own! We’re devoting this account to what we do best: weddings and events. If you haven’t already discovered Pinterest, its an online pinboard that is perfect for finding inspiration and will be a huge help in your wedding planning.

Here’s a sampling of some of the pictures we’ve been pinning. Click here to go to our page and follow us! We’ll continue to pin an array of amazing inspiration and you’ll even be able to see some of our own work pinned!

Magnolia Bouquet by Twigg Botanicals

Woodsy Wedding Cake

Metal pegboard as centerpiece and runner

Wedding Trends – Like it, Love it, or Leave it?

Wedding trends are constantly changing; every year brings something new. This month we’ve collected some of the current trends and we’re asking you whether you Like it, Love it, or Leave it!
White Attendants Dresses – Ever since the Royal Wedding we’ve seen white bridesmaid’s dress. Pippa Middleton looked fabulous in her fitted, white dress but is it a trend that’s going to last? It’s always been taboo to wear white to a wedding unless you’re the bride so as not to steal her spotlight. What do you think? Like it, love it, or leave it?
Cowboy Boots – Attendants and even brides everywhere have been foregoing the traditional pair of heels or flats for something a little more memorable: cowboy boots. We’re seeing this trend especially paired with short bridesmaid’s dresses to really show off the boot. Like it, love it, or leave it?
Textured Florals – Succulents, billy balls, thistle, dusty miller. That list may look strange but these are the floral trends we’re starting to see everywhere. Brides are choosing to combine traditional flowers with these more textural additions to create interest. Adding textured florals definitely brings individuality to an industry dominated by roses. Your thoughts? Like it, love it, or leave it?
Push Pops – The new dessert trend sweeping the industry now is push-pops! Like the ice cream versions from your childhood, these are filled with layered cakes (strawberry shortcake seems to be a favorite)! Guests will be wowed by this creative new dessert presentation but what about you? Like it, love it, or leave it?
Chandeliers – Chandeliers used to be confined to ballrooms but the new trend is to incorporate chandeliers into any venue, even outside spaces! Brides are hanging them from trees and arches and covering them with candles and flowers. No matter what the theme, a chandelier seems to fit! Do chandeliers fit your vision? Like it, love it, or leave it?

Flower Girl Tutu Dresses – Let’s face it, kids could wear anything and still steal the show but the newest trend for flower girl attire is putting her in a tutu dress. This is just an extended version of a tutu that sits higher on the body. In one of these dresses your flower girl will look adorable but is it polished enough for your wedding? Like it, love it, or leave it?
Shot Glasses Serving Ware – A few years ago we were introduced to martini glasses used to serve food, most commonly mashed potatoes, now we’re seeing shooters. Caterers are using these to serve soup, milk with a cookie on the rim, shrimp cocktail, and more. These seem like the perfect portion but would you agree? Like it, love it, or leave it?
DIY Weddings – With the addition of Pinterest to the online scene, brides everywhere are going DIY crazy! It’s so easy to find inspiration with step-by-step instructions that bridal craft parties are becoming a norm. Just make sure you don’t put too much on your craft to-do list and get overwhelmed! And remember you can always call us at A Big To Do Event to help with your planning and execution (we’ve been known to pick up a glue gun ourselves for office craft days). DIY Weddings: like it, love it, or leave it?
Tangerine Tango – Pantone’s color of the year was recently revealed as being Tangerine Tango. This fiery orange could be used as just a pop of color or as table linens, florals, and bridesmaids dresses for a bolder look. Could you see Tangerine Tango in your color scheme? Like it, love it, or leave it?
Colored Wedding Dresses – White may always be the traditional bridal color but more and more brides are choosing dresses with a bit of color. Vera Wang’s Fall 2012 collection is done in nudes and blacks! Black may be a little too unconventional for most brides which is why we’re also seeing lots of blush tones. Reese Witherspoon even chose a stunning pink dress for her recent wedding. Are you going out of the box or staying traditional with the white color family? Like it, love it, or leave it?


Let us know what you think of these trends and whether you Like it, Love it, or Leave it!

Engaged? About To Be? Come to the Chandlery for a Bridal PARTY!

The Chandlery, one of Roswell, Georgia’s longest standing home and life boutiques is hosting A Bridal PARTY! 

to let us know you’re coming. 
Lot’s of food, guest speakers (yours truly) and SWAG bags. 

Hope to see you there!