Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Bridal Box-What's Inside....

We just completed our last bridal expo of the season here in Champaign at the Elegant Bridal Expo, and we must say; it ended with an absolute bang! It was one of the busiest expos we've ever attended. We were even down to our last few business cards, and we honestly couldn't have asked for more! No one could turn the corner or enter a room without seeing at least one of our tablescapes and visual displays, and we are so pleased to find out that we've left such a lasting impression!
What's even more exciting is the growing excitement in our new Bridal Boxes! The brides absolutely gushed over our new product launch, so we wanted to take the time to explain what exactly it is & what to expect!

This will arrive right at your doorstep!
A 12 month recurring subscription is our best deal as it's only $49.99/mo, but the good thing about it is that you get to control how often you receive it. You have the option of subscribing for a 3, 6 or 9 month plan at varying price points! If the only thing you're committing to is your future husband as opposed to an additional monthly price tag then we understand! We guarantee that our Teaser or Happily Ever Package would be the best bet for you! 



What's inside: The first month could include anything from a planner, flower book, and other items while the month of your wedding could include anything from a wedding shower idea book, bachelorette party kit, customized jewelry for you & your bridal party to Mr & Mrs. luggage tags!
Check out our Instagram for more & stay tuned for more blog posts for customer faves like our Mr & Mrs Koozies!


If you don't want to lock yourself into a box (sorry; we love puns) then you can always still purchase our retail items individually by shopping at our online boutique; I Do Pretty Little Things

Keep in mind; our bridal box is not a box of random or pointless knickknacks. Every box for each month will have items hand-picked especially for you to help you with wherever you're at in your wedding planning process! Don't just wait until your big day to feel like a princess. Let us help you feel as special as you already are throughout the year with our new Bridal Box!

Happy Planning,

The I Do Crew

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Event Recap

We hate to brag, but since we're in the business of creating stunning visuals, we cherish every opportunity to show off some of our favorite work! Peek below for some lovely eye candy & feel free to click on any of the links for more vendor or photographer information!

Featured: ivory table linens with fruitwood chairs
Centerpieces provided by Create A Scene
Venue: Apostolic Christina Fellowship Hall
Photographer: Portraitlifestudio

Featured: dupioni silk linen, ruched chair covers, and rosette flower clips
Centerpieces: Double cone vase & greenery with luminarias provided by Create A Scene 

Featured: "Tying the Knot" Napkin style & shabby chic charger plates

Featured: Open Silk backdrops with pullbacks

Featured: Blush pink petal taffeta linens, silver silk napkins, metal charger plates, and #hashtag favor bottle opener
Centerpiece provided by Create A Scene

Featured: Sequin table linen and blush voile head table draping
Centerpieces: Gold trumpet & eclectic mix votives provided by Create A Scene
Photographer: vipbymarynicole

Featured: Silver pinchwheel table linen and ice chiavari chair
Centerpieces by Create A Scene
Photographer: vipbymarynicole

Featured: champagne sequin linen
Party favors provided by So Chic Events


Monday, January 30, 2017

The Dream Team-Choosing the Right Vendors


You've dreamt of your big day almost your entire life! You envisioned everything from the fine stitching of your wedding dress on down to the filigree detail on the invitations. You know that Uncle John always chooses steak over chicken or fish b/c he doesn't consider either one real meat, and Aunt Betty is a born-again vegan who won't touch anything that has eyes. You even painfully planned out amongst your tribe of besties on who was going to sit where b/c you know that friend #3 still has a grudge on friend #6 from over 10 years ago!

All this is good in theory, but someone failed to mention just how important it is to select a dream team of people who can help you execute your dream wedding! DJ4U wrote a particularly insightful blog post to guide brides in this process, so we wanted to share this gem of wisdom with our readers!

Check it out! 5 Tips For Choosing your Vendor Dream Team

We know that dealing with several different vendors can be tedious, so we make planning a lot easier  by serving as a one-stop shop for all of your linen & décor needs! Visit I Do Events & our business partner; Create-A Scene to review a plethora of wedding photos!

Happy Planning!
The I Do Crew

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Just what is it that you do?! Event Planners vs Event Stylists/Specialists

So we often get calls or inquiries from brides & other clients who see our company name and assume we do Wedding and Event Planning, and rightfully so, I mean; we are called "I Do Events," after all. However; while we are very much a part of the Wedding industry, we don't exactly plan your big day from beginning to end. Simply put; bridal shops get you pretty from head to toe, but we get your venue ready, so that it can look just as stunning as you! Well, almost because who can look better than the bride, right? :)

Wedding planners set up every last detail of your big day from selecting your venue to helping you choose the DJ, and much much more. We, on the other hand; pay attention to the décor details such as table linens, centerpieces, draping, and other smaller but very important details! In other words; they handle the operations, and we handle the aesthetics! Most people get it when we finally explain, but we found a couple articles to be particularly helpful with describing what we do.

Stylethisshindig.com
Theeverylastdetail.com

If all else fails just remember our motto; "We Deliver, We Design, We Decorate, We Do it all!!

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Winter Office Hours- Champaign & Washington, IL

 Just a lil' sneak peak of our latest events! More oohs and aahs to follow on Instagram & Pinterest




Happy Planning,
The I Do Crew

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

We've got some surprises up our sleeve!

You just heard about our Bridal Box launch, but did you know that we have some other surprises up our sleeve? We've been cooking up a new look, website, an updated look-book, and much more! I think by now we've got you hooked!

Come check it out!!!


New Logo

Aww look; it's our logo all grown up-from haute pink to a sophisticated berry!

Bridal Purse
A lil' perk we offer our brides when they book a wedding with us!
Just think of it as sort of a sneak peak of what you'd get if you signed up for our Bridal Box!

New Look Book
These cute booklets just arrived a couple weeks ago, and we are just in love with them! Can't grab one? That's Ok, you can view all of our favorite weddings from 2016 & more on Instagram!

New Invitations
We 've added even more incentive for you to come give us a visit!
 We're not considered a one stop shop for your décor needs for no reason ;-)

New Products
View this product and more at our online boutique; idoprettylittlethings!



Monday, January 16, 2017

What's at your doorstep? Introducing The Bridal Box

What do you usually get when you open your mailbox? Utility bills, a random bill from a guy named; Bill, and worse yet; past due or last chance bills?! It's a wonder you even check your mailbox anymore!

Wouldn't it be nice to open up your door, or step up to your porch, to actually see a gift waiting for you? It'd be awesome, wouldn't it? Yeah, we thought so too! & just imagine getting a neat little surprise every month equipped with cute items to help you in your wedding planning process. Well, we have just the thing for you!

Introducing...The Bridal Box
It's a monthly subscription (3mos, 6mos, 9mos & 12mos) that comes with stylish but practical lil' goodies like party favors, bridal party gifts, place settings, etc to keep you excited for your big day!
Take a peak at the photos below to see some goodies inside...


Featured: Gold "Love" Cake Topper

Featured: Gold "Love" Bottle Opener

Featured: "Oh for Fox Sake" Coffee Mug

Featured: Emergency Clutch Kit & Feather Bottle Opener



Check out more on Instagram & come snag a Bridal Box today!!




Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tis' the Season for Engagements & Bridal Expos

We know the holidays are over, but chances are; that tiny boxed gift nestled snuggly under the tree was a sweet engagement ring! The Winter months are prime time for proposals & wedding planning, so we here at I Do spend a lot of our time "hibernating" at Bridal Expos & Tastings!

You may find us in Peoria one day, and in Champaign the next, but this past weekend we decided to visit Effingham for the first time at the Keller Convention Center. We included some photos just in case you missed out!

Table Display (from left to right):Ivory Ruched Chair Cover with flower clips, Bride & Groom furniture, Ivory chair cover with rosette sash, Gold Chiavari chair with lace sleeve, ivory chair cover with thick satin knot, and cloud linen on display table

Featured: Pink satin linen with ivory cocktail cinch and lace overlay. It was an absolute fave at the expo!

Featured: Ivory Crush linen with gold cinch. Also showcasing our new photo albums. Check it out on Instagram!

Featured: Berry & Gold satin lines with ribbon cinch. Also showcasing our Love Trinket Dishes

Featured: Ruched Ivory Chair Cover with matching flower clips. Brides swooned over this new addition!

Featured: Stretch Ivory Chair Cover and ivory rosette sash style

Featured: Ivory chair cover with bow sash

In case you missed us; check out our New Bridal Boxes & other Pretty Little Things at our Online store before we arrive in a town near you!


Bonus Feature: A full chiffon backdrop with floral garland, perfect for a woodsy & elegant theme!

Next Bridal Expo: the Elegant Bridal Expo at the I Hotel in Champaign, IL


Monday, January 9, 2017

I Do Crew Rings in NYE

Wow! It's already week two of the New Year, and Father Time doesn't seem to be slowing down from his sprint, so before we blink and it's Spring; we wanted to share how the I Do Crew brings in the New Year!

"Wizard of Oz" NYE Gala

Featured: Emerald Sequin Linens & Black Chair Covers.
Centerpieces: Amber Candlesticks provided by Create A Scene

Featured: Emerald backdrop with swags
Uplighting provided by Prospect Sound & Lighting

Featured: Multi colored satin linens & ceiling draping.
Ceiling Draping & Hanging Floral Decor Provided by Create A Scene
Follow the yellow brick road....to the Emerald City!
Following Photos: Wizard of Oz actors & famous tornado scene





Bonus Photo Feature:
"The Roaring 20s" NYE Celebration

Featured: black chaircovers & linens with gold sashes and sequin runners.
Centerpieces: gold candelabras & trumpets with black feathers and pearl trim provided by Create A Scene.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

I Do's Top 10 of 2016

We have finally arrived at our #1 slot, and now it's time for the big reveal! Drum roll please...

#1 "You Make Me Blush"


Our blushing brides have been absolutely enamored with all things pink; blush, dusty rose, rose gold, soft pink, pale pink, hot pink, pink pink! We could go on, but we're starting to sound like Dr. Seuss, lol. We just know what our clients love, so we make sure to carry an array of linens and items for those who are not ashamed to show off their girly-girl side!

Now that we've finally completed our countdown; stay tuned for our next post featuring an unforgettable NYE event!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

I Do's Top 10 of 2016

The wait is almost over, and the top slot is almost here, but until then we'll keep you in suspense just a little while longer with our runner up!

#2 "The Classic Chair Cover"


The Chiavari Chair (especially the gold-refer to our #10 post) has been like the "it girl" of wedding trends, but nothing says classic than a well fitted chair cover and a well-tied sash! Did you know?! Our I Do Crew put on 40,982 chaircovers this past year! Now that's a lot of chair covers-Bayer anyone? LOL. All jokes aside; we take pride in our work, and it's definitely a labor of love that's worth the effort!