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Thursday, November 25, 2010


Here at As You Wish we have a lot to be thankful for, and I just wanted to take some time out this morning to reflect.
I am so fortunate to have such a fulfilling career that I am passionate about. I love meeting with a bride for the first time and hearing her love story and watching her glow as she tells me about the man of her dreams, who she is so in love with and cannot wait to spend the rest of her life with. I love helping my brides plan the biggest day of their lives and am so thankful to be a part of the planning process. I feel so fortunate to be able to truly get to know so many families and see them come together on a wedding day. I love seeing a father spend those last few seconds alone with his daughter right before he walks her down the aisle.

I love all of the behind the scenes work that wedding vendors, my team, and myself put in to make the wedding day absolutely flawless. All of our hard work, stressing, planning, etc. pays off the moment our bride walks down the aisle, or sees the reception decor for the first time.

While I appreciate the gratitude a bride shows me being a part of her wedding day, the truth of the matter is that I fall in love with each and every one of my brides and her wedding, and I should be thanking her as well! I realize that I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful that all of my past, present, and future clients trusted me with such a momentous event! I am thankful to have the opportunity to be right in the middle of it all, enjoying every second. It's absolutely magical!

I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, friends, and loved ones. I know I will! ♥ Julie

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Get Married in Times Square on New Years Eve!

Get Married is one of our favorite sources for all things wedding related. If you haven't yet been to their site you're missing out, and if you're not already a Get Married fan you're about to become one! Take a little trip on over to, check out our As You Wish listing, and sign yourself up for one of their complimentary wedding websites while you're at it! Interested in receiving one of their magazines? Let us know and we'll deliver one straight to your door courtesy of As You Wish and Get Married!

And now for the exciting news! Get Married is throwing one lucky couple (Bethany & Geoff) an amazing wedding in Times Square on New Years Eve and they're inviting YOU to be a part of the planning process! Get Married readers have been having a blast voting on fun wedding elements including the couple's invitations, attire, wedding bands, favors, menu, and even the honeymoon!

Check out to cast your vote! Wedding elements currently up for debate are the bridesmaids' gowns, wedding rings, tuxes, favors, and gifts for the bridal party.
Here are the three wedding band options awaiting your vote:

Pictured below is the winning invitation and bride's gown

Join in the voting fun and happy planning!

Images courtesy of Get Married

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Entertaining children at the wedding reception

Reception entertainment is a common concern among our brides, and rightfully so. You want your guests to have a great time at your wedding reception which is why you hire a dj, a band, or another form of musically inclined artists to provide the entertainment at your wedding reception.
When our brides are partially concerned with entertaining children at the wedding reception we suggest setting up a children's table, or area where we display games and crafty items to occupy the kids while the adults enjoy the reception entertainment. Recently though, we have encouraged our brides to embark on a new entertainment development. Welcome the game PODs. These are the newest form of reception entertainment to hit the wedding industry since the photo booth. You can keep kids occupied for hours with these things! They come with a touch screen, oodles of games and options, and are even internet compatible! Not only are they functional and fun, but they are very price effective as well.

We highly suggest any bride who is concerned with entertaining children at the wedding reception to check out Hyped Gaming PODs. Contact Jon Shoemaker, Regional Sales Director at Hyped Gaming - Solutions by EBS Office: 757-631-0590 It's an investment that will pay dividends on the day of your wedding. Your guests will LOVE the PODs! Trust us! Ask Jon about Hyped Gaming PODs for adult gaming as well!