Wifey for Life: What You Need to Know

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Ahhh! I can’t believe that we’re just under two weeks until our very first Wifey for Life workshop. We are working on so many amazing things and cannot wait to share it with the ladies attending the workshop. I’ve gotten a few emails asking questions that I never thought of while putting together materials for the workshop. So, this post is dedicated to answering a few questions about the workshop and as well as filling you in on a few new details.

Do I have to be engaged to attend the workshops?

Absolutely not! I understand that many ladies, such as myself, begin planning for their wedding well in advance of the actual ring. This is a no judgement zone! If you’re “preplanning”, we’re cool with that. At least when you actually get the ring, you’ll be well informed. If you are engaged and want to bring your single bestie for the experience, do it!

Etiquette is so subjective. Is that all you’ll be discussing?

Nope! Lesley of Sugarplums will talk briefly about the etiquette surrounding when to mail your invitations and what you should include in your invitations. However, the majority of the material will be about trends, design, customization and what’s available to brides.

Are invitations & save the dates really that important?

Yes. Your invitation is your guest’s first impression of your wedding. You want to be sure that your invitation sets the appropriate tone for your wedding. When asked, many guests admitted to basing their attire and gift on the invitation. So, it’s kind of a big deal.

It goes from 10-2ish…do I have to stay the entire time?

No way! Our cocktail brunch begins at 10am, however if you want to come just for the swag bag and workshop…that’s cool! We understand that people are busy and Saturdays can get crazy. Your ticket reserves your seat, guarantees you a swag bag as well as the cocktail brunch and mixer after the workshop. Attend what you are able to, if nothing, register for the swag!! It’s amazing!

Am I obligated to book with Sugarplums or Lauren O?

No! This is not a vendor bridal show; it is purely educational. Each attendee will be offered a special gift if you decide to work with us, but you are not obligated in any way to do so.

What are we going to be doing?

So excited that you asked! We’ll kick things off with a cocktail brunch at 10am, around 11am, I’ll play a fun game with you to help you discover your wedding style, and around 11:30am Lesley will begin her presentation. Once she is all done, we will open the floor for questions. After questions is our mix and mingle. Feel free to tour the space, chat with Lesley, Lauren and Claudia of George & Claudia, our workshop photographers, and enjoy a cocktail.

Do I have to preregister to attend?

Yes. The gifts are personalized so we’d like to know how many ladies will be attending and what your names are so that we can have your special gift ready for you.

How will this help me?

This workshop will help you understand what options are available to you, what they cost and how you can customize your paper to fit your wedding style. You will also learn about when is the best time to send your invitations, what you should include in your invitations and what the process is when you are ordering custom invitations. I will also play a fun game with you ladies to help you find your wedding style. The purpose of these workshops is for you to gain a better understanding of what goes into planning a wedding and for the vendors involved to gain a better appreciation of what your needs as a bride are. Plus, there will be champagne. ­čśë

I hope I’ve answered all of your questions. This is really going to be an amazing event unlike any other bridal show in Connecticut. I truly hope that you will join us.

If you have any other questions or just want to tell me how excited you are to be attending, please email me at Hello@laurenondco.com.

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Until next time, happy planning!