Friday, June 13, 2014

WEDDING PLANNING EVENTS, June 2014, Manhattan Beach, CA


You and your groom, mom and/or friends
are invited to join us each month as our showroom comes alive
with fabulous planning events.  We hope to see you often!

A LEGENDARY AFFAIR
Invitations and Event Resource Showroom
505 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 10
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
cynthia@alegendaryaffair.com 



WEDDING PLANNING WEDNESDAY HAPPY HOUR!
with Katie Tiffiany of Tiffany Weddings and Cynthia Adkins of A Legendary Affair

Wednesday - JUNE 25, 2014
6:00 pm - Wine and Cheese
6:30 pm - Discussion Begins!




"10 Wedding Planning Mistakes"

Planning a wedding?  The list of "to-dos" is long but this is your chance to learn what NOT to do! Wedding Planning Expert, Katie Tiffany, advises on "10 Wedding Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them".  Katie has been planning Weddings since 2002 and was recently a Bride herself.  Katie is excited to share her thoughts, both from a Planner and a Bride's perspective.  As a bonus, Invitation Expert, Cynthia Adkins will provide priceless tips on what NOT to do when designing and wording your wedding invitations.

This is a great opportunity to ask any questions and get to know professionals and other local brides in a relaxed, fun ambience.  Please join us!

RSVP is necessary to reserve your seat!
cynthia@alegendaryaffair.com

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PLUS...Reserve Your Seat
for our July
WEDDING PLANNING WEDNESDAY HAPPY HOUR!
with Katie Tiffiany of Tiffany Weddings and Cynthia Adkins of A Legendary Affair

Wednesday - JULY 23, 2014
6:00 pm  - Wine and Cheese
6:30 pm  - Discussion Begins
"Social Media as your Wedding Planning BFF"
 

RSVP is necessary to reserve your seat!
cynthia@alegendaryaffair.com


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wedding Day Emergency Kit Essentials for the Gracious Bride

Hello Brides, Moms and Friends!

Happy Spring!!

As always, I love to share the things that brides ask me about here in our Invitation & Event Resource Boutique  ... especially when it helps make the planning journey less stressful so that you can be a gracious and happy bride on your wedding day.

One way you can relax that day is to be prepared for anything and everything that could happen.  You can easily create your own Wedding Day Emergency Kit by gathering together these suggested items and adding specialty items of your own...

-Breath Mints
-Tums/Antacid
-Pain Reliever
-Bandages/Blister Protectors

-Sewing Kit
-Double Stick Tape (for keeping clothes in place)
-Instant Hemming Tape
-White Chalk (for covering up spills)
-Clear Nail Polish (for runs)
-Extra Stockings''

-Cotton Swabs
-Lip Balm
-Tissues
-Bobby Pins
-Comb
-Mirror
-Lipstick
-Nail Polish that you are wearing
-Hand Lotion
-Emery Board
-Tweezers

I hope this helps!

If you are still shopping for invitations, gifts, favors, jewelry and more...here is a quick link to some favorite online shops!

Cheers!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Travel Agent in Manhattan Beach gives Honeymoon Tips




Hello Brides, Grooms, Moms and Friends,

If you have been in to A Legendary Affair lately, you have most likely met Jeri Deardon, Travel Consultant with Nonstop Travel.  With a huge smile and lots of enthusiasm, she works out of our boutique to help with honeymoons, destination wedding travel and room blocks at hotels for wedding guests.  Of course, she is also "at the ready" to help with travel for the rest of us who are excited to explore the world.  She recently helped my friend Karen and I plan a fabulous trip to New Zealand and Australia.  It was a trip of a lifetime! Some of the MANY highlights included...hanging with the "roos", cruising through the magnificent Sounds in the South Island of New Zealand, and climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge --- 1500 stairs to a spectacular view of the city!



Ahhhh  --- OK, back to reality!!  Jeri would like to share some of her helpful tips to consider when planning your romantic trip. Take it away, Jeri...




As you know, your honeymoon is not just an ordinary vacation. No matter how exotic or simple you choose to go, it is the first trip that you will take as a married couple and you will remember it for a lifetime. Careful planning will make all of the difference. The internet makes every destination, resort and cruise line look fabulous. How do you decide what to do and where do you begin? Here is a quick list of helpful hints::
  1. Whether you have definite ideas or are just starting to dream, consider having a consultation with a carefully selected travel agent who is known to have extensive travel experience and key travel industry contacts. This skilled professional can help uncover your overall expectations, discuss the best honeymoon travel destinations, and take care of all technical details so that you can relax and enjoy this part of your wedding planning journey!
  2. Start planning as early as possible. Ideally, you should start at least 6-8 months before your wedding so that you can take advantage of the best values and have the best chance of booking exactly what you want for all aspects of your honeymoon. You may also need time to renew passports, get visas, schedule vaccinations, etc.
  3. Determine your travel budget. Find out if any of your relatives will be contributing towards this special trip. Consider setting up a honeymoon registry, a very helpful service that is offered through select travel agents.
  4. Decide who will be making the travel decisions. Sometimes the groom plans a surprise. Sometimes you plan together. Either way, communication is key.
  5. Discuss your travel interests. Find out what what kind of experience each of you are anticipating...
  6. * Sun and Fun?
    * Historical Sightseeing?
    * Exotic and Adventurous?
    * Trip of a Lifetime?
    * Simple and Relaxing?
    * All Inclusive, Active and Easy?
Your honeymoon is such an exciting part of your overall wedding experience. Have fun and please call (310) 513-3375 for a complimentary consultation and more personalized assistance with Jeri.

Cheers and Happy Planning!!