As you may know from some of our recent blog posts, it’s been a hard couple of weeks. We all know that life isn’t always very easy. When unfortunate things happen outside of our control, it’s easy to dwell on the bad. I’m human and I definitely have my moments of dwelling, but it also makes me appreciate all the good things and especially the good people in my life. My husband for example is someone I’m always thankful for. I don’t know what I’d do without him. Weddings are my business, but the choice to spend your life with the person you can’t live without is what I celebrate.
May 20, 2013 by Jamie Chang
It’s the weekend, thank goodness! I hope your week wasn’t nearly as hard as mine was. It’s been a trying one for sure. After the week I had, I felt like I needed something fun, uplifting and magical. I saw this pin and giggled a bit. We all need a little unbelievable awesomeness from time to time. Something fantastical, amazing and wild that takes you away (just for a little bit) from reality. I’m a lover of stories and this just screams adventure to me. I don’t know about you, but this also reminds me of Up (the Pixar film) and Harry Potter, both of which are lots of fun. So, I hope this week’s Pinterest pin of week, takes you flying on some fun adventure of your own, even if it’s just in your mind.
May 18, 2013 by Jamie Chang
I hope you’re having a great week so far! We’ve been busy over here at Mango Muse Events, but we’re excited to answer another wedding planning question. This week’s question is about the wedding reception and toasts: Is champagne during toasts necessary? Will we seem cheap if we don’t serve champagne?
This is actually a very common question that I get from almost every couple I work with. Champagne is traditional to toast with when you are celebrating something, so champagne and celebrations are always associated with each other. However, in reality many people don’t like champagne. Most times at weddings champagne is something you serve, but usually doesn’t get drunk. For many couples it isn’t worth the expense, especially if you don’t particularly enjoy it. I personally like champagne, but I don’t think it is a must have at every wedding. People are comfortable toasting with whatever drink they have on them, wine, beer, water, you name it. Like with everything else in a wedding, I think the decision comes down to how important it is to you. Do you like champagne? Do you want to toast with it? If the answers to those 2 questions are yes, then you should do it. If you don’t care, then it really might not be worth it. Make your wedding your own and do it your way! Don’t include something just to do it, do it because you want to and it means something to you. And if you’re worried about seeming cheap, don’t be! As I mentioned, most people don’t drink the champagne anyway, so they won’t miss it. And the few ones who do, will just have to make do with another drink. Maybe you could even consider toasting with your favorite drink instead, which would be fun and so much more personal. So, don’t feel pressured to do a champagne toast. If you want to, great and if not, that’s great too.
What’s your wedding planning question? Let us know in a comment below.
May 15, 2013 by Jamie Chang