Ideas for Asking “Will you be my Bridesmaid?”

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Now that you’ve finally decided on who is going to be in your bridal party its time for the fun! You get to have that special moment of popping the question to your each of your bridesmaids. To make it memorable, Oh So Classy Events has put together a few creative ways to ask your bridesmaids to be.

1. Put Together a Wedding Prep Box: If you are ready to get super crafty this can be a beautiful and useful keep sake for the bridesmaids. You can include practically anything from inside jokes, useful items for the wedding, or something that has sentimental value. This is something you can really put your personally in, as well as the personality of your relationship with each bridesmaid.

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2. Ask with Something Sweet: Baked goods are becoming all the rage lately. Specialty cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, or baked good mixes are everywhere! So why not ask your bridesmaid with something adorable and edible at the same time.

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3. Wine-tastic!: If you and your favorite girls are a fan of anything wine or alcohol related, there are a ton of cute ideas to pop the question!

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4. Put a Ring on it!: I was recently asked to be a bridesmaid and my bride asked me with a ring pop! It brings back childhood memories and its a clever way to pop the question.

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So here are some of our favorites over at Oh So Classy. Tell us how you are planning to pop the question or some of the cutest ideas that you’ve seen!

Photo Credit:
Crafty Staci
Martha Steward Weddings
Wish Upon a Wedding
Society Wedding
Marry This
Etsy

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Oxford Wedding Inspiration Shoot by Oh So Classy Events

Hello darlings!

This week has been very exciting! In case you haven’t already heard on our Facebook, our Oxford Wedding inspiration shoot we worked so hard on was published today by Style Me Pretty Florida!

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I am just so happy to have come up with this theme – so different and fresh! When I first thought up the idea, I wasn’t set on any specifics and was so lucky  to have Erin of Papered Heart Photography jump at the chance to capture it for us. We were also so blessed to have Lisa from Wish Vintage on this beauty, making sure with her amazing pieces that every element was used to perfection. After wrangling an amazing team of 12 vendors, a charming groom and beautiful bride, and locating the perfect setting of Mackay Estate & Garden in Lake Alfred, FL – Oh So Classy Events was on the way to a swoon-worthy result!

Here are just some of my favorite shots:

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Aren’t they just adorable?!? 😉

I know that I’ve already told all my sweet vendors countless times how thankful I am for all of their hard work, but it’s only because I really mean it so very much! So…

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Also, I would like to give a special thank you to our bride & groom, (and amazing friends of mine) Chad & Vanessa. You both looked stunning and definitely did a wonderful job of spreading your charm in this dream of a shoot. I can’t be more grateful for you two!

Please take a minute to check out our vendors and the rest of their amazing work (don’t hesitate to hire them or refer them to any brides in your life!), as well as the gorgeous venue and all it has to offer.

AND of course, don’t forget to drop by our feature on Style Me Pretty Florida to view the entire gallery and leave your sweet, sweet comments!

XOXOXO ~ Sasha

VENDORS WE LOVE:

Photography: Papered Heart Photography – Erin Whitman – 813.245.0346 – www.paperedheartphotography.com

Decor, Furniture + Styling: Wish Vintage – Lisa Malott – 863.513.6555 – www.wishvintagerentals.com

Cake + Desserts: Hands on Sweets – Chef Marie Martinez – 813.810.6007 – www.handsonsweets.com

Vintage China, Settings + Styling: Sassy Settings – Lynn Huyck – 727.808.5015 – www.facebook.com/sassysettings

Bridal Bouquet: Carter’s Florist – Terry Hagstrom – 727.327.5568 – www.cartersflorist.com

Invitations + Papery: A&P Design Co. – Alicia Rohan – 727.366.2023 – www.apdesignco.com

Men’s Wear: Classic Gentlemen Boutique – Ricc Rollins – 813.391-6776 – www.facebook.com/classicgentlemenboutique 

Makeup + Hair: Beauty by Chantel – Chantel Hyden – 813.735.9667 – www.beautybychantel.com

Mini Cooper Rental: Prestige Luxury Rentals – Roc Collado – 305.513.9711 – www.prestigeluxuryrentals.com

Bridal Jewelry: Rodrigo Otazu Jewelry – Alli Cushman – 727.375-1900 – www.otazujewelry.com

Bridal Gown: White Closet Bridal Co. – Cindy Rivera – 813.249.4696 – www.thewhiteclosetco.com

Linen: Kate Ryan Linens – Kristin Rose – 813.494.6984 – www.kateryanlinens.com

3 Tips on Choosing Your Bridesmaids!

Hello Amazing Readers!

Today we are marking the start of a series of blog posts dedicated to bridesmaids! Enjoy the post below and look forward for more to come on bridesmaids 🙂

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Now that you’ve been asked ‘Will you marry me?’ the next question to be popped is ‘Will you be my bridesmaid?’ Most women dream about the man they are going to marry. Equally as important to women though is who will be standing with them while they marry the man of their dreams! A bride’s bridesmaids and maid of honor are some of the most important women in her life. They are the women that have made the bride who she is today. These women will help her not only through the wedding but also her marriage and life. Oh So Classy Events has put together some tips for our brides on how to decide on their bridesmaids:

1. Take some time and communicate

You’ve just answered a pretty epic question and your emotions are probably running pretty high, to say the least. Take some time to really think over this decision and reflect. Asking someone to be your bridesmaid is not something you can take back unless it is in a dramatic fashion. Although the maid of honor destroying a giant cookie and chocolate fountain in the movie Bridesmaids is comedic genius, it isn’t so funny when it’s happening to you.

Gushing over every detail of your future wedding is very tempting to any bride, but be advised when it comes to the bridal party a bride should tread carefully. This is an important discussion for a bride and groom. Sit down with your fiancé to discuss the size and possible candidates for your wedding party.

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2. Lets get personal

Some thought needs to go toward the potential bridesmaid’s life and her past. Let’s be honest being a bridesmaid can take some time and money, both things that can be low in supply at times for everyone. So you need to consider what each of your possible bridesmaids has going on in their personal life from now until the wedding. Also you need to consider how important these two factors are in your wedding. If you don’t mind having your bridal party in less expensive dresses and doing things without their help then this isn’t as much as a factor for you. If you do mind, then consider these factors when deciding on each bridesmaid.

A bride should also consider past situations and their relationship with each candidate. This is a little preview of how all the events leading up to the big day, and how the big day will go with this particular person. Is she going to cause a scene? Will she be respectful of your wishes and help with the wedding? Is she going to embarrass you?

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3. Look at the whole picture

It is important to look at how the bridal party will work together. Although each member plays an important role in your life, this doesn’t mean that each one of them can work together in one place. Be careful and considerate of how others feel about one another. No bride wants to be in the middle of a war between bridesmaids. It’s hard enough to be in the middle of a fight, adding in the stress of a wedding is only going to make it harder to deal with.

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We hope these tips will be helpful to you on selecting your bridesmaids! The connection that bridesmaids and brides have is truly amazing. It is something that will be kept forever!

Photo Credit:
Southern Weddings
Blovedweddings
Jason & Gina Weddings Photographers
Studio 280 Photography
Style Me Pretty

Meet our Summer Interns!

Hi everyone! We are very excited to be kicking off the season soon and would like to introduce you to our new team of interns for Oh So Classy Events this Summer! 🙂

MEET our new Summer intern – SAMANTHA:

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Hello! My name is Samantha and I just recently finished my junior year at The University of South Florida. I am majoring in marketing with a minor in management. I currently work at Busch Gardens as a Contemporary Marketing Team Member, which is a lot of fun. I’m so excited for this opportunity with Oh So Classy Events this summer as the Marketing Intern!

MEET our new Summer intern – MAGGIE:

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My name is Maggie and I am the public relations summer intern for Oh So Classy Events. I am a senior at the University of South Florida majoring in mass communications with a concentration in public relations and a minor in leadership studies. After completing my degree I plan on working in event planning or with a nonprofit, working with the public relations department. I am a huge USF fan and love going to all the different athletic events and games! I’m excited to be interning with Oh So Classy this summer and working with an amazing team! 

MEET our new Summer intern – HALEY:

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I am Haley and I am a senior at the University of South Florida majoring in business management and marketing. I enjoy shopping, working with kids, going to the beach, The Rays, and country music. I’m originally from Minnesota and have lived in Florida for 9 years now. I’m excited to be a part of Oh So Classy’s team and cannot wait to learn more about event planning!!!

MEET our new Summer intern – JULIE:

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My name is Julie and I am currently studying at the University of South Florida. I will be receiving a Bachelors of Science in Management of Information System with a minor in Hospitality at the end of the Fall 2013 semester. I was raised in Sarasota, FL and then moved to Tampa to attend USF. I love to run and I’ve completed 2 half marathons. I also love Disney! I have gained a love for event planning by attending weddings and planning events for my sorority over the past few years. I am really excited to have this internship and learn more about event planning.

Let’s give them all a BIG welcome! Feel free to leave your comments below wishing them good luck this Summer and lots of success! 🙂