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A broad scope of exciting looks upon the runway for the 2016 prom season, arousing a sense of grace and refinement. The runways are always dictated by stylish looks, from conventional prom pieces such as sequin apparel and ball gowns to more low-key and slender profile.
Ginafratini’s prom designers displayed an array of brilliant and distinctive gowns applying sophisticated fabric and design factors to create elegant vogue which will be the whole scope come Prom 2016.
  • FOR THE GROOM
        COUPLE ADVICE 1. Your groom should be the only person allowed to influence your wedding decisions.  Lisa H.1/4/15 2. Don’t just do things to make others happy. It’s your day, focus on you and your new spouse! DionaM. 8/1/15 3. The biggest disagreement we had was the color of his suit. Help...[more]
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  • CARING FOR YOUR RINGS
        With a beautiful new ring, put some effort into keeping your wedding and engagement rings in tip-top shape.   A CLEAN GLEAM Many jewelers also offer compl-imentary cleaning services, but you can also clean your ring yourself. Use a gentle detergent like ammonia diluted with 3X water and scrub with a toothbrush for...[more]
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  • GETTING GORGEOUS
        When it comes to choosing the right hairstyle and perfect makeup, the options are endless. You want to look like yourself on your wedding day by enhancing your natural features. You also want your confidence to shine. Create peace of mind by taking time to research and find the perfect makeup and hair stylist.   ...[more]
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  • Couple advice on Beauty
    COUPLE ADVICE   1. Schedule a hair consultation before the big day. You may be set on a particular style and end up hating it when once it’s done on you with your hair. Lisa H. 1/4/15 2. Get plenty of beauty sleep the week leading up to your wedding! I didn’t sleep enough and I was exhausted on my big day. Tracy M....[more]
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  • ATTIRE BUDGET REVIEW
        8-12% of your budget is for bridal gown, headpiece & veil, alterations undergarments and accessories.   QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS:   1. Do you carry my designer? 2. What is the price range of your gowns? 3. Does my wedding date present any limitations with dress selection? 4. What style will...[more]
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  • Vendor advice on Dresses
      You may find a match sooner than you think. Be prepared to fall in love with a gown at the first boutique you walk into. It may not be what you originally envisioned, but if it makes you feel beautiful and special, it's the gown for you. Antoinetta Cervantes, Veiled by ChaCha   Make an appointment. Most bridal salons have ...[more]
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  • SEASONAL STEMS
        Bouquets look unique because florists blend traditional flowers from the garden with more exotic flowers to make an exquisite arrangement.   When selecting flowers, consider the season of your wedding and what will be in bloom. These will be healthier, more available, less costly and more hearty.   SPRING T...[more]
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  • QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS
          8-12% of your budget is for ceremony decor, bride and maids bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces cake flowers, decor and rentals.   ■ Based on my color scheme and budget, what do you recommend? ■ Can you suggest anything special to coordinate with the theme/venue/ season of my event? ■ Do you have an...[more]
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  • Couple Advice
            1. I loved that our wedding was truly a reflection of us. Guests saw "us" in our day through the environment, decor, music and other little details. Nicole B, 10/10/15 2. The worst place I spent my money was on shipping costs for all the decorations. I spent tons of money paying for multiple sh...[more]
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  • QUESTIONS TO ASK
        3-6% of your budget is for wedding cake, stand, cake/knife server, dessert table, groom's cake and cutting fee.   QUESTIONS TO ASK   POTENTIAL VENDORS:   ■ How many wedding cakes do you schedule on the same day? ■ How do you price and do you have a minimum cake cost? ■ What ha...[more]
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  • CAKES & SWEETS
        COUPLE ADVICE 1. Work closely with your cake vendor to determine how big a cake, we had just enough cake thanks to ou( baker. Marilyn B‘ 4/25/15 2. There are so many flavor combinations for fillings and toppings, get creative! No two layers need to be the same. Heather G. 4/16/16 3. Do your cake cutting ear...[more]
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  • COUPLE ADVICE on CAKES & SWEETS
        1. Work closely with your cake vendor to determine how big a cake, we had just enough cake thanks to ou( baker. Marilyn B‘ 4/25/15 2. There are so many flavor combinations for fillings and toppings, get creative! No two layers need to be the same. Heather G. 4/16/16 3. Do your cake cutting early so it can be...[more]
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  • CATERING BUDGET REVIEW
        BITES ALL NIGHT Nobody says you have to serve a full 5-course meal at one sitting. Mix it up—talk to your caterer about pacing! We've been seeing more couples stretch their meals throughout the evening course by course, with speeches, dancing and drinking in between. It's a great way to keep the evening fresh a...[more]
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  • Couple Advice on Food&Catering
        1. Food is important to us, so a good amount of money went towards our food stations. There was something for everyone from Mexican cuisine to BBQ and Italian. Nicole B.10/10/15 2. We chose to have an open bar, so our bar tab was pretty high. We wanted everyone to drink merrily and have fun on our expense. Megan D. 7/2...[more]
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  • LIGHTEN UP!
        Lighting should wow your guests, highlight your event, and guide your eyes. Here are a few terms you should know: Pin Spotting is a lighting technique used to accent centerpieces and floral arrangements.   Up-lighting is present when a floor light shines upward toward an element of interest, such as a column. Go...[more]
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  • Reception Checklist
        Bring this checklist with you when you’re obtaining bids from reception facilities. Hotels, banquet halls and restaurants offer a variety of packages that differ considerably. You should plan to book a facility six to 18 months before your wedding.   1. Number of guests 2. Room capacity     ...[more]
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  • MUSIC, TRAVEL, LOVE, REPEAT
          Steph andjackiei love knows no boundaries. Early on in their relationship, Steph told Jackie she wanted to quit her job and travel the world. For three months, the couple did just that. Jackie moved to Chicago and one year later, they got engaged and they couldn’t have been more alike. They each planned a dou...[more]
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  • Dates to consider
        When choosing the date for your wedding, there are many things to consider. While we are not able to completely assist you with venue availability, we can advise of dates to avoid and consider when choosing your wedding date. GOOD. There are some holidays and 3-day weekends that are totally fine to host a wedding: Columbus...[more]
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  • BUDGET BREAKDOWN
          In Chicago, the average cost of a 150-person wedding is approximately $42,000 with downtown weddings costing more ($51,000) and suburban weddings costing less ($33,000). When you start planning your wedding, one of the very first things you'll need to create is a budget. The most helpful approach for you, your ...[more]
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  • DELEGATE PLANNING TASKS
        First, congratulations! You should spend this time relaxing and basking in the glow of love, but at some point, you'll need to start planning.    ORGANIZE! Discuss your budget, your planning timeline, and your wedding event dates with your family and friends to establish clear expectations and delegate re...[more]
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