Planning With a Virtual Rolodex!

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I believe that the use of iPhones, Androids, iPads, and Tablets (from inception) almost shadowed the process of exchanging business cards, but not quiet! I enjoy exchanging business cards during networking meetings or conferences, I believe there’s something regal about a physical business card and it provides a connectedness and professionalism that Virtual Cards (“vCards”) do not. However, the vCard also provides benefits (i.e. decluttered areas and easy access to a specific contact). Additionally, if you are planning your special day, one less item to physically “handle” may be your preferred method.

Rather you prefer the traditional method of receiving a physical business (like I do, my wedding guestbook was actually a Rolodex) or collecting them virtually, both methods work. However, an easier way to maintain your physical business cards (regardless if you decide to keep them, share them, or discard them) is to capture them virtually.

In addition to the vCard format, CamCard and Flexadex can also be used to save and manage business cards virtually and it is free to use either software. However, there are caveats to using either program (i.e. CamCard can be installed on iPhone or Android devices, however, the software will need access to your camera, naturally since you will need to scan the business card into your device, and a few other materials on your device and Flexadex is not a secure website, however, if it is needed to just store and maintain business cards then this software may be a good fit for you).

Happy Halloween and Happy Planning!

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)

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Happy Anniversary Daijah and Brandon!

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I’m so proud of you both! I hope that your Anniversary Celebration weekend is just as beautiful and wonderful as the two of you are! As you both continue to grow in love together, remember to always keep God first and communicate with each other (it’s key)! Here’s to many more wonderful and blissful years! #FallForTheDavises (Established October 7, 2016)

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)

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Amb Day Spa’s Shoe Drive

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In an effort to support individuals and their families that have endured lost due to Hurricane Harvey, Amb Day Spa is collecting shoes and toiletries to ship to Hurricane Harvey survivors. Tomorrow, October 1st is the last day for the drive. If you would like to contribute to Hurricane Harvey survivors please feel free to drop your donations off to Amb Day Spa no later than 4 pm on October 1, 2017 (you will receive a $10 Spa Buck for your shoe donation)! Please click on the following link to learn more details about this event. Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Felicia

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You Call This Yoga: East Cary Jazzercise Center

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Greetings Everyone,

I had the pleasure of joining Vicki for a gentle stretch yoga session on today (Thursday, September 14, 2017), A Free Yoga Open House. I enjoyed the session and learned a few stretches that helped me to alleviate the discomfort that I felt in my left shoulder (my rotator-cuff).

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If you are planning your special day/event, I believe attending one/a few yoga sessions is a wonderful way to unwind and distress!

Classes are held at the East Cary Jazzercise Center (off of Buck Jones Road) on Tuesdays (Gentle Stretch Yoga) and Thursdays (Chair Yoga) from 12 pm-1 pm. The fee is a $8-18 sliding scale fee.  Continue reading “You Call This Yoga: East Cary Jazzercise Center”

Upcoming Wedding Shows & Events!

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Greetings Everyone,

There are a few Wedding Shows and Events that will be occurring in the Raleigh-Durham area this (September) and next month (October). I’m looking forward to possibly attending Themeworks Grand Opening on this Thursday, September 14th!

Happy Planning!

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)

Themeworks Grand Opening Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6-9 pm

The Eat, Drink, and Be Married Wedding Show at Castle McCulloch Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6-9 pm

The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh at The Stockroom Thursday, October 7, 2017, 7-9 pm

 

The Triangle Wedding Showcase at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Sunday, October 8th, 1-5 pm https://www.foreverbridal.net/wedding-shows/triangle-bridal-showcase-a-luxe-wedding-event/

 

 

Happy Anniversary!

Greetings Everyone!

As of today, my love and I will be celebrating our 6th year Anniversary! YAY! 🙂

We provide milestone favors  (1st, 5th, 10th, etc) to all of our guests that attended our wedding and those that we have met in the past few years.

http://ideas.hallmark.com/articles/anniversary-ideas/anniversary-gifts-by-year/

The 6th year Anniversary is celebrated with candy/iron traditionally and wood modernly. We tend to follow the traditional standards of gifts/favors.

During our 1st year anniversary, we provided the following favor.

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During our 5th year anniversary, we provided the following favors.

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Happy Anniversary to my Boo Thang! 🙂

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)

Noah’s Event Venue

This venue is elegant and spacious, Morrisville’s hidden gem!

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I enjoyed a tour of this beautiful venue on August 22nd!

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Noah’s Event Venue provides many options for your special day/corporate event. There is no additional cost for the chandelier decor (along with a few other amenities) during the weekday, for the rental of the Main Hall.

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I do not receive any proceeds from promoting this venue.

Happy Planning!

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)

Are You Trying to Come up With a Wedding or Event Theme?

Themeworks makes the Dreamwork!

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I enjoyed my tour of Themeworks facility on Tuesday, August 22nd (they relocated to a new location a few months ago)! Paige and Brian took the time to provide me with a tour of the facility, and all I could say or think as I toured was WOW!

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If you are in the beginning stages of planning/are uncertain about your Wedding or Event Theme, I’m almost certain that you will leave Themeworks with one!

I appreciate Brian and his team’s passion for offering such a wonderful resource to planners and Bride and Grooms-to-be, thank you!

I may have overdone it with the number of pictures that I am providing in this blog, however, I wanted to provide you with “a snapshot” of the wonderful experience I had during my visit at Themeworks.

Themeworks not only provides rentals, builds rentals, and is registered with AllSeated (one of my FAVORITE planning websites), but they are also a Wedding/Event Venue! YES, you can actually have your event AT their facility, AND, gain an idea of how your event will look BEFORE the event!

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I do not receive any proceeds from promoting this vendor.

Happy Planning!

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)

Empire Eats Event: All Saints Chapel

Greetings Everyone,

A nostalgic and peaceful feeling comes over me every time I walk into All Saints Chapel!

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I attended the Empire Eats Event on this past Tuesday, August 22nd! While attending, I snagged the newest edition of ‘Weddings Magazine’ (I just LOVE viewing bridal magazine and websites, when I have the time), YAY! I also took a few pics of the venue.

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All Saints Chapel is open for tours every Tuesday! If you are planning your special day, you may want to consider visiting this venue!

I do not receive any proceeds for promoting this event!

Happy Planning!

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)

Vendors:

All Saints Chapel

Empire Eats

Edible Art Bakery and Dessert Cafe

All Around Raleigh DJ

Watkins Flowers of Distinction