23 JunI Love You To The Moon and Back



l Love You To The Moon and Back Keychain

l Love You To The Moon and Back Keychain

Such the perfect expression “I Love You To The Moon and Back” A phrase which goes back many, many years and still today, couple compliment their other half with these famous words. Showcase your thoughts and those precious words engraved on this silver keychain party favor for each of your wedding guests as they celebrate your special day.  A keepsake the bride, groom and guests can forever treasure and a reminder of how far your love goes.


23 JunPersonalize White Silk Folding Fans

White Folding Wedding Fans For Guests

White Folding Wedding Fans For Guests


Give your wedding a personalized touch and a favor that will help keep your guests cool with personalized white silk folding fans. These classy fans can blend into any vintage or summer wedding adding a sophisticated flair and functional for inside or outdoor events.


01 OctWedding Reception Hall Before and After Decorations

Wedding Reception Hall Before and After Decorations


Wedding reception hall decorated by Kims Bridal and wedding rental services shows banquet hall before then after. From the ceiling draping, table covering and centerpieces to the wedding backdrop and lighting, this wedding reception was transformed with details that created stunning results.





30 Jun2016/2017 Michigan Bridal Show Schedule

Bridal Shows 2016/2017

•January 2 + 3, 2016 (Saturday-Sunday)  Lansing Bridal Show and Wedding Dress Sale at University Club of MSU. 3435 Forest Rd, Lansing Charter Township, MI 48910. Lansing Bridal Association show has wedding experts, door prizes, free parking.

•January 3, 2016 (Sunday)  Brides-To-Be Show
at Fern Hill Golf Club. 17600 Clinton River Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038. noon. Every show features an exclusive Brides-to-Be Fashion Show with the latest in wedding fashions, tips, and prizes galore! visit our website for special promotions and for more information call 586-228-2700.

•January 3, 2016 (Sunday)  Whimsical Occasions Wedding Show
at San Marino Club. 1685 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48083. wedding exhibits, gifts & prizes, fashion show. Register online → Two Free Admissions

•January 10, 2016 (Sunday)  Winter Bridal Celebrations at The Palace of Auburn Hills. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills, MI 48326.
Noon – 5pm. Up To $100,000 in free gifts and prizes! Tickets $8 in advance, $10 day of the show. Discounted Admission available on website.

•January 10, 2016 (Sunday)  Brides-To-Be Show
at Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel. 3200 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. noon. Every show features an exclusive Brides-to-Be Fashion Show with the latest in wedding fashions, tips, and prizes galore! visit our website for special promotions and for more information call 586-228-2700.

•January 24, 2016 (Sunday)  Bridal Celebrations at the Dearborn Inn
at The Dearborn Inn. 20301 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124. Noon – 4pm. Up To $25,000 in free gifts and prizes. Tickets $6 in advance, $7 day of the show. Free Tickets available from website.

•January 31, 2016 (Sunday)  Whimsical Occasions Wedding Show
at Sterling Inn Banquet & Conference Center. 24911 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312. wedding exhibits, gifts & prizes, fashion show. Register online → Two Free Admissions

•February 21, 2016 (Sunday)  Bridal University at Ford Field
in Downtown Detroit. Special Guest appearance by: Monte Durham – Host of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta. Meet with hundreds of local and national professionals, meet & mingle with fellow brides to be, seminar and workshop stages jam packed with hands-on workshops, demonstrations and seminars, learn from the experts. A brand new bridal show experience, visit website for discounted ticket offers and seminar schedules.

•February 21, 2016 (Sunday)  Whimsical Occasions Wedding Show
at The Inn at St. John’s. 44045 Five Mile Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170. wedding exhibits, gifts & prizes, fashion show. Register online → Two Free Admissions

•February 21, 2016 (Sunday)  Here Come the Brides Bridal Show – Mt. Pleasant at Soaring Eagle Casino. 6800 E. Soaring Eagle Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858. The bridal show that is informative and entertaining! Over $20,000 in prize giveaways, including a romantic weekend getaway, and our signature “bridal war games” with crowd participation. First 100 brides receive a free tote bag with gifts. phone 810-923-6446.

•March 6, 2016 (Sunday)  Whimsical Occasions Wedding Show
at Iroquois Club. 43248 N. Woodward, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302. wedding exhibits, gifts & prizes, fashion show. Register online → Two Free Admissions

•March 20, 2016 (Sunday)  Whimsical Occasions Wedding Show
at Weber’s Inn. 3050 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. wedding exhibits, gifts & prizes, fashion show. Register online → Two Free Admissions

•Fall Bridal Celebrations at the Palace of Auburn Hills 9/11/16
•Winter Bridal Celebrations at the Palace of Auburn Hills 1/8/17
•Bridal Celebrations at the Dearborn Inn 1/29/17



01 MarIdeas For A Beach Style Wedding

Beach Table Shell Swag Decoration Idea



When your inspired by the beach and want a beach wedding but are unable to have the real thing, bring the beach to you with these unique, fun and cost saving beach wedding ideas. Whether you live on the beach or dreaming of a beach wedding when you’re miles away, these creative ideas can be blended into your theme outside, or inside wedding receptions.



  • Make or bring in a nice sand box and fill it with all the beach essentials such buckets and scoops, sea shells, toy sea turtles, star fish and such, works as a decoration or prop and the children will love it.
  • If you’re having a outside wedding reception, create a dance floor from sand for the feel of dancing on the beach.
  • Tiki torches can light the way outside to your destination, add up the walkway, around the dance area and areas to provide light when the sun goes down. The tiki’s will provide adequate light with a glow of ambiance along with adding décor to your beach style wedding.
  • Rent or purchase artificial or fake palm trees to be placed either inside the reception hall or use for outside wedding décor.
  • If you’re stuck with what to provide for food, a roasted pig is the perfect solution. Have a family member, friend or ask if a caterer can provide a whole roasted pig for the wedding celebration, it will surely disappear quickly.
  • Add some fun into your event and provide guests with a grass hula skirt, then play some Hawaiian music while encouraging them to dance the hula. Everyone will join in on the fun. Along with the skirt, give each a flower lei.
  • Instead of a formal wedding reception, have the wedding party and guests dress in their beach or summer wear.
  • Fill vases and alternate the sand with the colors of your wedding and use as your table centerpiece. Add shells, starfish, and a candle to blend into your beach theme.
  • Give your tables a famous name of a beach for guest seating and provide a seating chart at the entrance.
  • Use tropical fruit on the food tables as part of the decorations and provide cut up fruit for eating. If you want to get creative, cut up the fruit in shapes of the sea.
  •  Make or purchase hand fans for the summer heat in shapes of shells or starfish and share with guests top keep cool during the wedding ceremony and reception.
  • Blow up several beach balls and spread around the area.
  • String up some seas shells and create a backdrop for photo shoots.


Place Card Table Beach Decoration Idea


Palm Tree Favor Box





02 FebSimple But Elegant Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

Floating Candles

When you’re planning a wedding and working on a tight budget, you’ll find in many areas it can be quite challenging coming up with a simple but elegant wedding which doesn’t go to the extremes in costs. One area many couples may cut back on costs are by using simple wedding centerpieces that still create a bold statement. Many brides assume the table décor must be large to get that desired look for their reception but with those large centerpiece, comes a large price tag. Flowers are one of the most expensive decoration to use, a large arrangement in a tall vase, costs can vary upward, well into the hundreds.  Quite a few brides assume that simple means less elegant, which is far from the case! With a little creativity, you can have beautiful table centerpieces that are elegant, and, will not throw your budget over the top.
Candles are one of the least expensive centerpiece designs you can incorporate into your wedding decoration. Whether you use floating, pillar or even tealights, once the candles are arranged on the table and the lights are dimmed, candles will create a glimmering glow of ambience throughout the reception.

Wedding Table Centerpiece Candles


Candle Centerpiece In Gold Decor Accents


There are so many options you can create when using any style or type of candle. Use vases with height variations so everything don’t look just streamline. Fill them with water for floating candles, sand, marbles, stones and suspend real or artificial flowers.  Blend using short pillars, tealights or a variety of designed holders adding into the décor.


Candelabra With Carnations


Pink Carnation Table Centerpiece

When you think of flower centerpiece, your thoughts go with large,  dramatic and full of an array of large florals, but have you given any thought to using carnations? Carnations are one of the lowest cost budget friendly flowers and with so many color options available, the carnations can be the perfect ending on the tables. There are endless ideas that can be married into a centerpiece design. Create carnation pomanders and set on top of wine bottles or wine glasses, glass bowls, mason jars or candelabras to name a few ideas. Since the carnations are long lasting, you can discard that thought of the dreaded wilting flower on your tables.


If you’re still looking to have large, tall and dramatic centerpieces for your wedding tables, another idea is to use wedding rental professionals. Many wedding rental companies have the supplies, talent and creative ideas that can provide your tables with the desired design that will coordinate and blend into your wedding theme. And, the good part of it all, the cost could be half or less.


28 JanComparing DIY To Wedding Rentals

Wedding Backdrop with Purple Lighting



There’s no question being a DIY bride can save you money on your wedding decorations and possibly other areas, but there are those acceptations when it just makes sense to look at wedding rentals. When it comes to the bridal attire, there’s not many options with the dress, unless you’re a seamstress and can design and sew your own. There are occasions when you may wear a hand me down from your mother or grandmother, then add a few final touches such as sequins, lace or maybe studded sparkling crystals. When it comes to the bridal party, there are other options, of course with the groom, groomsmen an best man, it ultimately comes down to renting the tux or suits. With the bridesmaids, some may think the only option is to purchase but now a days, we are seeing more and more places opening up where you can rent bridesmaids dresses, so there’s an option there but do they have the style and design the bride is looking for to match her wedding scheme. Rental the bridesmaids dresses may just be a better solution than purchasing them since when will be the next time any of them will wear their beautiful gown.

When it comes to the wedding decorations, there are many questions you must ask yourself.

  • Can I make the wedding decorations?
  • What is the difficulty level?
  • How much does all the pieces cost to put together?
  • How much time will it take for me to put it together?
  • How much time will the venue allow me for set up?
  • How much time will it take to set them up at the wedding reception or ceremony?
  • How many people will it take to help set them up?
  • How long will it take to remove everything after the reception?
  • How many people will I need to help to remove after the reception?
  • How much time will the venue allow me for take down?


These are all viable questions you must ask yourself before you begin your journey with DIY.

With all the wedding preparations you are involved in during the wedding planning and leading up to your wedding reception, does you time allow you to involve that dedicated time to make your own? If the possibilities are there, of course, get a team of friends and family to help which will make a big impact and shorten the time. Most of those DIY projects can take considerable time to prepare and put together.

When you have decided what you will be doing with your DIY decorations or projects, give it a considerable amount of thought on how much effort it will take to get that desired piece you want. Then there’s the cost factor that goes into to it as well! Do your homework first on what every single item will cost to make. If the overall costs seem reasonable, make one first and see how easy or difficult that piece will be, once the first one is completed, it will give you the final cost as well.

Another one of those questions which will have a huge impact on your wedding day is, how much time will the venues allow me to set everything up. Make sure you ask this question upfront when you select your venue and BEFORE you finalize and make your payment to reserve. Many venues will and can book an event the same day as your wedding, if that is the case, those venues will only allow you very limited time to get everything set up. Brides have ran into those scenario after they have signed, and they have all this set up to do to present their wedding of how they want it, however, only to find out, the venue will state there is only a 1.5 – 2.0 hour window to set up. Even for those professional wedding venders,  this type of time can be very demanding and sometimes, don’t expect to have everything you desire unless your will to add more costs for labor.

The same applies for the end of your event! Even though you may think, well the banquet hall has nothing going on after, ahhhh but they do! They have all their staff on the clock, and they have to take down all of their items which they provided. So, another good question to ask.

With all that in perspective and it looks as if every falls in place, recruit as many friends and family to help with all the decoration set up required. As a bride, the last thing you want or need to do, is rush around to get not only the wedding reception and the ceremony if that applies, but having enough time to prepare yourself with yours and the bridesmaids attire and precessions in place and ready. Your wedding day can already be stressful, so don’t add any unnecessary items on what will be one of the best days of your life.

Whether you decide to be a DIY bride, or let the wedding professions provide you with wedding rentals, have fun, good luck, and most of all…….Best Wishes to you and the groom!

3 Tier Flaoting Table Candles

Bride and Groom Table In Pink With Backdrop



21 JanTraditional Attire For Groomsmen

Working with a client the other day, and while discussing all the details of the wedding ceremony and reception, the subject came up on the attire for the wedding party. What really caught the attention was the attire for groomsmen! You have many wedding specialist whom state by what the typical traditions are, which will select their attire for the wedding day are tuxedos with a splash of color, coordinating with the bride and the wedding décor.  Well, I think it is a controversy conversation to have, many will stick with what is traditional but wedding traditions have changed drastically of the years. Is there really such thing as tradition in the year of 2015? I believe tradition is now what the bride and groom really wants. Traditionally, ceremonies were held in a place of worship, and now, you’ll find matrimonies being held is some of the oddest locations (underwater, in a cave, outside in a barn which has become a popular idea for many, and the list goes on). So what is wedding traditions of today? If a bride and groom would like to have a dressed down version of their wedding, and say it just includes kakis, dress shirt and tie, then be it, why the controversy. The main concept for this day, is both the bride and groom become husband and wife, anything beyond that, can be changed from what years ago used to be wedding traditions. Share your thoughts on the subject of wedding traditions or traditional attire for the groomsmen.


18 JanGift Ideas For The Ring Bearer

Give one of the littlest one in the wedding party and who plays such an important role during the wedding ceremony a ring bearer gift he will enjoy and cherish for years after your big day. Gift ideas for that special little one should send a message from the bride and groom truly expressing how thankful each were for the great performance during the ring ceremony. What little guys doesn’t like getting presents, especially when is having fun on you special day. Yes, he may like an Xbox or Nintendo, but there are many gift ideas for the ring bearer that are less expensive, and will be much more meaningful.

Silver Yo Yo

Give him his own personalized Yo Yo and he’ll have his heart content all day long. The yo yo will keep him occupied for hours on end while he learns all the cool trick and do with his new gift.

Silver Harmonica

You might think we’re kidding but everyone loves to have their own harmonic and this little musical piece is the perfect gift idea he’ll enjoy for a long, long time. Who knows, with his own personalized silver harmonica, it make take his journeys into creating the greatest harmonica notes of all time.

Personalized iPad Case

When he just loves his iPad, give him his own personalized laser etched iPad case to keep it nice and secure. Boys can be rough on even there most prize possessions but with the personalized iPad case, he’ll not only have a carrying case but will have some added security.

Pewter Race Car Bank

4 Wheeler Bank

Personalized banks come in a variety of styles for any little boy. Maybe it’s race cars he likes, 4 wheelers, trains or even construction truck designed banks are available that would be a nice keepsake gift, but also teach him the value of savings.




16 JanGroomsmen Gift Ideas

Even though it is your special day, don’t forget to honor the groomsmen with a gift for sharing and being a positive influence throughout the wedding process and standing beside the groom on his wedding day. When you think about you groomsmen gift ideas, give it some thought of what they would like and would use. Each groomsmen are have their own individuality so the same gift may not be a fit for all of them. Is he a golf fanatic, maybe he loves football or just all sports in general, focus on maybe a sport memorabilia or a personalized sports item.  A personalized gift always holds a special thought and meaning to any gift. If they are a techie, think in lines of a newer gadget for his computer or phone. Wireless blue tooth speaker,  Does he have a man cave and enjoy entertaining his friends for get togethers? There’s endless gift ideas to fit his man cave or maybe it’s a unique serving board for his chips and dips.  Below are some gift ideas for the groomsmen that could very spark and generate a variety of your own ideas.

Pub Sign

For the techie at heart, a unique gift idea comes as a flask in disguise as a cell phone. Personalize the flask with the groomsmen initials, name or a special message from the heart. When your groomsmen like his man cave, give him a gift that would be a great conversation piece like the personalized pub sign.

Beer Tasting Glass Set

Bavarian Beer Kit














For the groomsmen who have a taste or brews his own beer, the personalized beer tasting flight or Bavarian beer kit can be the perfect addition to his collection.

Guitar Cheese BoardSand Trap Cheese Board

Whether your groomsmen enjoys music serenading on his guitar, a classic gift maybe a guitar shaped cutting board he can add to his collection of entertaining. Maybe he enjoys the great game of golf? Another unique groomsmen gift  idea could include a cheese cutting and serving board shaped as a putting green.


Wine Barrel Wine SetPersonalized Wine Barrel Decor












Most groomsmen enjoy the great taste of fine wine which leads you gift ideas to personalized wine décor or accessories. When he opens his next bottle of wine, he’ll reach for his wine accessories attached to a personalized replica of a wine barrel. Maybe it’s home décor he’ll like, the wine barrel sign will be a sure fit into his wine décor.