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DIY Craft Box Favors

Maryland Event Designers

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DIY Favor Ideas

Little kraft boxes just may be the most versatile favor option. You can fill them with your favorite candy, cookies, soap, sachets and more. And the options are endless for decorating them! Caitlin put these different ideas together for Glitter Guide’s Wedding Week

DIY Favor Boxes

Tips For Bridesmaid Dress Shopping

Maryland Wedding & Event Planners

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Tips for Bridesmaid Dress Shopping

Shopping for bridesmaid dresses can be a pretty stressful process for a bride. We offer assistance with this in our full planning package but it can still be a step brides loathe to think about. With all different body shapes, preferences and budgets it can be hard to land on a style everyone agrees on. Luckily these days it’s easier to accommodate your girls by allowing them to wear different styles, colors, textures and fabrics — a trend we happen to love. There are also a lot more affordable options on the market too and even companies that rent dresses like Vow To Be Chic

Tips For Bridesmaid Dress Shopping

Last year when Caitlin was preparing for her wedding she was a guest blogger on Style Me Pretty. She shared these tips for bridesmaid dress shopping: 

Communicate Expectations :Set parameters up front (or have your Maid of Honor) about cost and style.

Make it FunHost a night for your bridal party and make it fun, brainstorm together and share your vision for the wedding.

Get Creative: Think about using different styles of the same fabric, mixing different colors or allowing the girls to purchase their own dresses (with your approval!)

You can read the full post over on Style Me Pretty here

Images by Krista A. Jones

Roasted Grape Crostini Recipe

Annapolis, Maryland Wedding & Event Designers

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Roasted Grape Crostini

Crostini is our go-to recipe for both last minute and pre-planned entertaining a like. The combinations are endless and it’s easy to whip up something seasonal for last minute guests with whatever you have on hand. We love the combination of tart goat cheese with the sweet caramelized grapes. 

Roasted Grape Crostini

Ingredients:

Grapes
Goat cheese
Thyme
Honey
Sliced bread, lightly toasted 

 

1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Arrange grapes on a cookie sheet and place them in the oven. 

2. Watch the grapes carefully and flip frequently. After 20 minutes or when juices start to come out and grapes blister remove from oven. 

3. Cool the grapes while you prepare the toast. 

4. Spread a layer of goat cheese on each crostini, followed by a drizzle of honey.

5. Smash a grape down (flattening it somewhat will make it easier to eat and help meld the flavors together) on each piece and garnish with thyme.

Images by Abby Jiu