Archive for May 2013

Wedding Shopping on a Budget!

It is no secret that weddings are quite an investment. But, not all aspects of planning and paying for your wedding need to push your budget. You can save so much by shopping online on wholesale and discounts sites that sell products and accessories that would be ideal for your special day. Whether you and your bridesmaids are looking for the perfect shoes, earrings, or are still trying to decide what ribbons, straws, or other extras you need for your bridal showers or wedding day, there is a site out there for you! Here is a list with descriptions of sites that Che’ne Rouge prefers and recommends.

1. Sassy Steals

Sassy Steals is a free online shopping site designed to get you the best deals on all the hottest trends! Each day, new items hit the storefront for a designated amount of time (sometimes 24 hours but usually longer). The items range from perfect pearl studs or other jewelry must haves to adorable daisy cut mason jar lids, hair accessories, or other decor items. All of the products are offered for sale at an extremely discounted rate and you will love the variety of options and the changing products. You can also read through their blog to be informed on the latest trends in fashion and great contests and prizes!

2. ShoeDazzle

ShoeDazzle is a free online shopping site dedicated to sexy shoes and even better bags and finishing accessories. The best part: ALL shoes are only $39.95!

Getting Fit for Your Wedding Day!

Most brides try to push for toning up, getting healthier, and looking great before their wedding day. While some take this to an extreme with fad diets, killer workouts, and starvation, there are healthy and safe ways to look your best in the dress! Below you will find some great work outs to try out (there are some for beginners, intermediate level, and advanced brides!). It is never too early or to late to a step towards fitness and health and even if you are not looking to lose any weight or trim up before the wedding, you can still maintain your current appearance by implementing a consistent exercise plan. These work outs are also great to do with your fianc

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Alternatives to a Flower Bouquet

All brides know how expensive it is to get married. However, there are certain places in your planning that you can get creative in order to save money and have a truly unique wedding. One way to do this is to consider an alternative to a floral bouquet for yourself and your attendants.

Flowers, especially those that are not in season at the time of your wedding, can really add up to be a huge expense. If you are looking for a place to cut costs and get crafty and creative, think about using something besides flowers to carry down the aisle.

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If you are feeling thrifty, this might be a fun project for you! There are a couple of different approaches to take in regards to the brooch bouquet. The first is to just buy one that is already put together. However, these can be quite expensive because you will be paying for all the jewelry pieces and the assembly. The second option would be to make your own. Try visiting some thrift stores like Goodwill and finding some inexpensive brooches and pendants that will coordinate with your wedding colors. You can also check some local antique markets to find older pieces. Decide how big you want the bouquet to be and then purchase one of the spherical

Beauty on a Budget

For most of us, buying pricey, professional grade cosmetic products like MAC, Urban Decay, and MAKE UP FOR EVER is not a realistic purchase. These products have crazy expensive price tags on them and seem to only be available to small market of women. However, the biggest beauty secret is that many drug store cosmetics brands like Covergirl, Maybelline, and L’Oreal have products in their line that are almost exactly identical to these major brands in color, texture, and longevity. Below are some examples of drug store duplicates of professional grade make up products. These will be easy on your wallet and will still allow you to put your best face forward!

1. Urban Decay‘s Naked Palette $50 vs. NYX Nude on Nude Palette $25images (1)

2. NARS Orgasm Blush $28 vs. Flirt Pink TuTu $14.50

3. MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation $27 vs. Revlon Color Stay Liquid Foundation $9

4. MAKE UP FOREVER HD Microfinish Powder $34 vs. e.l.f. HD Powder $6

5. Clinique High Impact Mascara $16 vs. Maybelline Volume Express Mascara $7

6. Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara $19 vs. Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara $9

7. Urban Decay Primer Potion $20 vs. L’Oreal De-Crease Eye Shadow Base $9

8. LORAC Starry Eyed Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Superstar $27 vs. Revlon Colorstay Mineral Eyeshadow in Tiger Eye $7

For more beauty tips and great advice, like Che’ne Rouge on Facebook to be updated when we post new blogs!

All About Choosing Your Wedding Party

431412_365491100152403_2040686685_nDeciding on attendants is one of the first planning decisions that you and your fianc

The Truth About What’s Underneath Your Gown

While only gown shows on your wedding day, what you wear underneath can make or break it’s appearance. Appropriate undergarments are crucial for your wedding day and even the honeymoon!

Some gowns are designed to be backless, corset bodices, or so figure forming that any little seam underneath would be visible to the naked eye. Since your undergarments will be instrumental to the fit of the gown, make sure that you go to your fittings with the undergarments that you will wear on wedding day. While sexy pieces are alluring to most brides, they are often not the most practical when it comes to fit issues. The best type of undergarments are smooth and plain with minimal ornamentation and maximum support. Try to select a nude shade to make sure that transparency and showing through the dress will not be an issue.

There are three main types of undergarments to think about when purchasing for your wedding. The first is the bra. The wedding bra is different than a typical bra because it concerns itself with your entire midsection. These are often corsets or shapewear, like Spanx. If you are worried about the lack of support from a strapless bra, then consider this when purchasing your gown and make sure that normal bra straps would be concealed by the neckline of the dress. If your gown already has a supportive, boned bodice, try to avoid wearing a boned corset bra underneath because it will only add inches to your waist. Try to find bras that have minimal seams so they will create smooths lines underneath the gown. Also, it is always a good idea to bring an extra, back up bra in case something happens to the original one.

The second undergarment to consider is the slip. A slip is a sheer piece of synthetic fabric that provides a nice layer between your skin and the gown and will help the gown skim the body and flow nicely rather than stick to you. When choosing a slip, try to find one with a bit of elastic woven in and always purchase one size larger than your normal size to make sure it will not be too snug or ride up. Your slip should have a silhouette and neckline that almost exactly mirrors the cut of your dress. The slip can feel very ethereal especially when chosen in a shade of white or ivory similar to the lining of the gown.

The last undergarment consideration is the petticoat. This is worn for full skirts and grand ballgowns. The structure of the petticoat will be fundamental to the shape and support of the gown. Most high quality gowns will have a petticoat built into the design but additional ones can be purchased for further emphasis. The danger here is that an additional petticoat will shorten the hem while adding volume. You must take this into consideration while at your fittings.

Once you have all of the undergarments for your gown figured out, you can start to think about what you should include in your honeymoon trousseau. Most brides will have a lingerie shower thrown for them and will receive lots of wonderful pieces that you may like. The trousseau is simply a wardrobe that you will select for the wedding night and honeymoon. The implication behind the trousseau is new clothes for a new life. Before you begin shopping and selecting these signature staples for your closet, you must first consider the destination of your honeymoon so you can choose appropriate pieces for the trip that are also versatile in your home closet. The most exciting part about the trousseau, however, is the new lingerie. Trying to select garments that fit the mood of the honeymoon and also suit your personality can be a challenge but is a fun adventure to embark on during your lingerie shower and afterwards while shopping with close family and friends.

Try shopping online for your lingerie needs at eLingerie Spot. They feature versatile selections for any size whether petite or plus sized or small to large budgets!

Breaking Down Your Wedding Budget

One of the first conversations that you will have about your wedding will be in relation to the budget. Establishing a budget is something that should be done before any other planning occurs. This will allow you and your fianc

Getting Creative with Your Guestbook

While conventional guest books are still wildly popular among modern brides, there is a new trend that is sweeping through weddings everywhere. Brides are now trying to get creative with what guests sign as they come into the ceremony. Most of these cute and unique guestbooks can be used around the house, displayed as art, or just kept as a wonderful keepsake to look back on and remember your special day! Consider trying one of these great ideas as your ceremony comes around or suggest them to a friend or relative that is looking to put a new twist on tradition!

77665dbd1e3e0f3873d317dcee02a140The thumb print tree: Each guest will dip their thumb in ink and place it on a tree branch making a full and colorful tree that can work as a piece of art in the couple’s new home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5617eee02c7e08f1b2da899a3cbb7981The Photo Booth: Each guest or couple will write a message or advice for the bride and groom and then take a photo holding the chalk board. The photos will be printed into a super cute album.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Che’ne Rouge Voted Best in Hiram 2 Years in a Row!

best awardChe’ne Rouge has been voted Best in Hiram for the second year in a row! We are so happy to have been chosen as the winner of the Venues & Event Spaces category of the Hiram Award Program. This honor was given to us for our hard work and dedication towards making all of our bride’s dreams come true on their wedding day!

The Hiram Award Program is an awards program focused on honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Hiram area. Recognition and awards are given to companies annually. They strive to reward businesses that have displayed the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

At Che’ne Rouge, our main goal is to make all of our brides’ wishes come true and making their big day special and memorable. The Che’ne Rouge difference centers around value and excellent customer care for every individual that walks through our door. If you would like to experience this difference and see what makes our venue award winning, schedule a time to take a walking tour of the facility escorted by one of our friendly, experienced staff members.

Already booked with Che’ne Rouge for your wedding? We would love for you to take a moment to help us win The Knot Best of Weddings 2014. Just follow this link, share your experience at Che’ne, and rate us! We always strive for exceptional, 5 star client service and would really love to read about your personal experiences!

Thank you to everyone that voted and helped us earn Best in Hiram for a second year and for all of our clients that are making it possible for us to win Best of Weddings!