Monday, January 30, 2012

Bridal Boot Camp

The Wedding will be here SOON!!  :)

So you are a bride, bridesmaid, groom, groomsmen and you just realized that you ate a few too many goodies during the holiday's?  Well there is no reason to worry about looking your best because registration is open for Bridal Boot Camp.  Bridal Boot Camp is here to help you lose weight or tone up to look your best. 

So here is it.  Sign up to come and workout with a Certified Personal Trainer in a fabulous gym.  Classes will be a bit of everything from cardio workouts to muscle toning.   Register as a VIP client and receive the added bonus of 15, 30 and 60 minute easy to follow at home workouts and meal planning from a Registered Dietician. 

You want to be as healthy as possible for the wedding and that includes having enough energy to go all day and dance all night.  So start your training now. 

Each session is scheduled for 6 classes. 
1 hr per day from 10:30-11:30
Session one starts on March 24th
$20 per class ($120 per session) to train with a Certified Personal Trainer

We will contact you after we receive your registration to schedule a time to meet up and see what your goals are.  We will work with those goals to help you feel and look your best for the wedding. 

Ask us about how to get your entire session for free at the goal setting appointment. 

It is not about PLANNING you wedding, it is about planning FOR you wedding.  Please note we will not talk about your wedding as this is a time for you to work off any stress, focus on your health and fitness and just have some "you" time for 1 hr a week.

But don't forget to register at and schedule your goal setting appointment prior to the first class. ;)

Bridal Boot Camp Team
Lisa Marie, Lisa Richards and Kristen Herron
twitter @eventsbylmh

Part of the Events by Lisa Marie Professional Event & Wedding Planning Team

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Postage Rates

Did you know that on January 22 the cost of a stamp for a standard envelope will be once again increasing from $.44 to $.45?  Are you one of the many couples who will be mailing out Save the Dates or Invitations in the next few months?  Maybe you are hosting an Anniversary Party, Birthday Party or even a shower of some kind.  If so it is important to know what your postage fees will be.  Check out our tips below.

1. Yes we all love the wedding stamp but it is not a FOREVER stamp.  Buying the FOREVER stamps now saves you money, it can be used FOREVER at the current postage rate.  Example - If you are getting married in August you will be mailing out your invitations in June.  If you buy the FOREVER stamp now at $.44 you are saving $.01 per stamp versus buying the stamps in June at $.45 a stamp.  Think that $.01 is not much? Multiple it by your number of Invites, Reply Cards and Thank You Cards. Adds up doesn't it.

2. Did you know the size (shape) of your invitation can change your postage cost?  Remember to check into what it will cost when working on your invitations.  Some square and over sized envelopes cost more to mail.  Ask your consultant if yours fall into the "normal sized" rates or if they will require additional postage.  If additional is needed you may want to check into your budget to see if it is possible.  The added cost to some may add an extra $10 - $40 just to mail (total budget increase not individual invite increase).

3. Did you know the weight of the materials used may make it cost more to mail?  Make sure that you take a sample in to the Post Office (or ask your invitations/stationary consultant) and check the weight and cost to mail them.  Many couples forget that their invitation will be heavier then standard mail.  Thus resulting in higher postage fees (often times not even realized till after they were sent out).

In general be prepared.  Work with a Wedding Planner or an Invitations/Stationary Specialist who knows what your invitations will cost to mail.  And PLEASE save yourself a little money and go get those FOREVER stamps now.  You know now that this is an area where your wedding costs will increase.  So why not be proactive and not let it increase. :)

Happy Wedding Planning.

Lisa Marie, Alycia, Summer and Taylor
Events by Lisa Marie

Professional Event & Wedding Planning Specialists, Portland Oregon

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

News and Upcoming Events!!

We are pleased to announce that for the second year in a row we have received the Wedding Wire Brides Choice Award.  :)  We really appreciate all the love and support our clients have given us as it really means a lot to our entire team.

Haven't met us yet?  Then come on down and see us at the Art of Wedding Show this Thursday.  Hurry over to the website to get your tickets before the show.  Once there make sure you stop on in and see us at our booth to chat about your upcoming wedding and all the great ideas you have.  We always love chatting to couples and hearing what they have planned.

See you soon. 

Lisa Marie and Team
Professional Event and Wedding Planning
Portland Oregon
Twitter @eventsbylmh

Monday, January 9, 2012

Your Engagement

With Engagement Season almost over we wanted to say congratulations to all the newly engaged couples.  This is a super exciting time for you and there are lots of details for you to start working on.  It is important for you to remember that you also need to take some time to enjoy your engagement together.

Once you have spent some time soaking in the glow of your engagement it is time to start the planning.  There are lots of things to take care of and lots of Bridal Shows to attend.  Once you have gone to all these shows you may be a bit overwhelmed.  That is normal and ok, just take a deep breathe and remember to take things one step at a time.

First, call and work with a professional coordinator or specialist.  We can help you sort thru all the tasks and help you get done what needs to be done working with your budget, ideas and theme.

Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation.  2012 dates are filling up fast and 2013 inquiries are coming in.  And don't forget we can start with your engagement party.

Event by Lisa Marie
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