Monday, April 18, 2011

Fun Bits and Bites

Since today is Tax Day and paying taxes, well, 'bites' why not take the bite out and enjoy a little yummy like these that are not only beautiful, but can really add visual variety to your dessert offerings.  Better yet, they're portable!
Brownie Bites as featured on

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Banners are a Banner idea!

Banners are a banner idea!  How cute are these on Etsy?  They can work to decorate the gift table at the wedding, the car when driving away, and later be hung over your new home's fireplace.  Awwwwwwwwww.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wedding Faire this Weekend, 3/20! Are you prepared?

If you're headed to the Bridal Faire this weekend at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center, we look forward to seeing you!  Look for us in booth #703, right by the runway stage.

To ensure your afternoon is productive vs. overwhelming, here is a list of suggestions and tips to help facilitate your experience:

  • Bring Labels!  Pre-printed address labels, with your name, address, phone, email and date of your event will help your hand tremendously with all of the fabulous drawings and prize giveaways your likely to enter.  If all you have are the freebie address labels you get in the mail, bring them!  Those will work to provide the majority of details, and then you can just add in the missing few details - still saving you that hand cramp!
  • Are You Gellin'® Proper footware is key.  Be it inserts, comfy socks, tennis shoes, or sandals, wear your most comfortable pair of footwear so your focus stays on your wedding, not your feet!  
  • Camera:  Be sure to bring either your cell phone with camera fully charged, or a digital camera with you to snap all the fabulous ideas you'll see.  While you may have a photographic memory, after 75+ booths, your ideas will start to blend together like an Impressionist painting. 
  • Calendar:  Either on your cell, or a printed version, you'll want a calendar handy to book consultations, and other appointments for your big day.  
  • Tote:  Your bag will become heavy quickly from all the information and giveaways you'll be receiving, and those little plastic handles can start to dig into your hands quickly.  Bring a tote bag that is comfortable for you to carry all of your loot in. While you're at it, bring another smaller, separate tote to place inside the main bag.  Place ONLY the info. from your preferred vendors in this smaller, hidden tote to help make sorting through the sea of information after the show a bit easier.  
    • For some added fun, make totes for each member in your party with a blank canvas tote, some fabric paint and some rhinestone bling!  
  • Colors/Theme:  Bring color swatches and pictures of your theme/vision with you to help generate  ideas with the vendors you speak to.  This is your opportunity to gain free ideas and advice.  The more visual aids you have, the better, and the easier it is to talk to the booth personnel and gain valuable information.  

Friday, February 25, 2011

Are you a DIY bride?

Lee Meszaros Merit badges featured on
A consistent wedding trend is the DIY bride, aka:  the do it yourselfer.  While there is a definite euphoria associated with doing things yourself and accomplishing a seemingly unconquerable feat - especially at a significant cost savings, a wedding is perhaps not the ‘best’ time to earn your ‘DIY merit badge’ so to speak.  Worse yet, you have photos to prove just how exhausted you made yourself staying up late tying little bows on little favor bags, or folding programs.  

Some believe the way around this technical difficulty is to enlist family or friends on the unpaid work detail, with or without their consent!   Nothing says 2:00AM argument the night before the wedding like affixing 150 escort cards to clothespins to hang from ribbons that aren’t sticking on a ribbon frame because the paint is still wet.  While these loving souls may have initially agreed to help you through thick and thin, the reality is this is not their wedding.  

Weddings are an emotionally charged, once-in-a-lifetime event that require the bride’s full attention and energy.  So whether you are a DIYer that ‘Prefers to do it yourself because you enjoy it’ OR, you believe you ‘HAVE to do it all yourself because you can’t afford not to,’ we recommend keeping your DIY projects to a realistic minimum, and do as much in the months prior to your event as possible.  Also keep in mind DIY projects can spiral out of control and become more time-consuming and often cost more in the end than originally anticipated.   

Our solution to this dilemma is simple: consider hiring a wedding planner, like us at Forget Me Knot Events, for the tedious and time-consuming tasks.  Wedding planners can often SAVE you money due to significant discounts they are able to obtain through their extensive vendor relationships, and in the TIME it will take to complete a task.  So take the time to consider what your time, and your sanity are worth and earn that DIY badge for something else instead, like decorating your first home together.  For that, you can earn the 'smart cookie' badge. 
Smart Cookie Badge by Lee Meszaros on

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Just visit a Wedding Faire? We can help!

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!  

If you've just recently attended a wedding faire, I bet your bag of goodies and handouts was heavy by the end of the day; and perhaps a wee bit overwhelming?

That's where the Event Specialists at Forget Me Knot Events come in.  As wedding planning experts, we can help you go through that sea of information cards and help you select the very best vendors to be a part of your special day in the Reno/Tahoe Nevada area.  We can work with any budget to help save you money, and - save your sanity, providing as much or as little as you need to help make the wedding of your dreams a reality.   

So for now, the only vendor you need to call is us!  We offer a variety of packages to fit your wedding planning needs, from day-of, to a little of this and that, to everything in between. Visit our website for more information on how we can customize a package to suit your individual needs and let us help you create the wedding you've always envisioned that is still affordable.  Best of all, in the end you can sit back, relax and take all the credit for a phenomenal and truly unforgettable day.