Friday, May 30, 2008

Sheer Elegance Bridal Extravaganza

Envi Consulting & Associates is proud to announce the Sheer Elegance Bridal Extravaganza!

On Sunday, October 26, 2008 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Envi Consulting & Associates will host the Sheer Elegance Bridal Extravaganza in the Greater Washington, DC Area. The purpose of this show is to provide upcoming brides the opportunity to see a dynamic venue, meet vendors, get new and innovative ideas for their wedding, and see the latest trends in Bridal Attire and Formal Wear.

Vendors in all categories from Photographers to Consultants, Videographers to Bakers will be in attendance! There will be a dynamic fashion show showcasing the latest in Bridal Fashion!

There will also be a Wedding Giveaway! One lucky couple will WIN a Wedding!

Keeping in line with our community involvement and philanthropic mission, the Sheer Elegance Bridal Extravaganza is in support of the I Do Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to encourage couples to incorporate charitable giving into their wedding, creating alternative avenues to support non-profit organizations. A portion of the proceeds from this spectacular, fun, and unique bridal show will support their corporate initiatives.

We are proud to announce that the Perfect Wedding Guide will be a vendor at the show!

We are so excited about this dynamic event!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Timing is Everything!

In keeping in line with your information on Wedding Invitations, here is a small video on the importance of the invitation. Timing is everything when dealing with your vendors, especially caterers, and having a definite head count. Make sure that you send your invitations out in enough time to receive RSVPs from your guests and so that they will have enough time to plan to travel if necessary.


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Pomp and Circumstance....Planning the Perfect Graduation Party

As summer time approaches, we acknowledge the usual dates of Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and Father's Day, another special occasion during the Spring and Summer Seasons is Graduations! The culmination of one's tenure in their educational endeavors is one that family and friends love to celebrate and send their congratulatory wishes. Of course with special occasion celebration, Envi Consulting & Associates loves to talk about the party!

First things first....who do you invite? For graduation parties, whether it is from Pre-K, High School, or College, there are influential people to the family as well as friends of the graduate who are necessary to be on the guest list.

Then, determine whether this will be a catered event, do-it-yourself buffet, or just a cake and punch affair. Depending on the caliber of the event, will determine how dramatic you wish for the catering to be.

Some ideas for a Do It Yourself Buffet could include: Wings, Meatballs, Cheese and Cracker Trays, Punch/Frappee (you know the punch with a bit of sherbet and ginger ale for the fizz ::smile::), Fruit, and Cake.

Now when you get to the full catered event, you can decide whether you are gearing toward an outdoor type event or upscale indoor event at an art gallery perhaps.

You have the guest list, the food, the venue if not at home, and now you just need the entertainment! That's simple....its a party! Hire a great DJ that is well-versed in various types of music who can feel out the crowd depending on the age differences and make the party go all night long!

Don't forget you need to have a space honoring the graduate. Maybe a table or the mantle above the fireplace. This should include pictures, certificates, awards, trophees, and other honors that the graduate has received throughout their educational endeavor. Another unique idea for "Honor Table" is for there to be a matte portrait, possibly in cap & gown, of the graduate, where the guests could sign there well wishes along the border. After the festivity is over, this portrait can be placed in a nice frame for memories for years to come.

Envi Consulting & Associates would like to congratulate all the Spring 2008 Graduates! Congratulations on a job well-done!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Setting the tone....Sending the invite!

As the host or hostess for any event, your main goal is to make sure that the time your guests have with you is well-spent. You chose the perfect venue, the catering, and the decor. You've finalized your guest list. Now....all you have to do is send out the invitation.

Well, that is almost easier said than done. As premier Event Planning Specialists, we know that first things first, what is your budget? How extravagant are you expecting your invitations to be? What is the overall vision for your event? Gala or cookout? Fashion show or wedding? These questions must be answered prior to thinking about what you want your invitations to look like, the wording included, and the intricasies that encompass the total package.

For a wedding for example, when your guests receive their invitation with the proper etiquette in mind (hint hint....hire a Calligrapher) they will automatically think "A Luxury Affair." Now, as they open the invitation, do you have lined envelopes? Invitations included with velum and ribbons? How about a significantly detailed and streamlined invite that screams Lavish or Simply Elegant? All of the words that you want your guests to think when step foot in your event should be portrayed through the first impression, your Save the Date Cards and your Invitiation!

We have put together a few of our Envi Picks for invitations. From casually chic to simply sophisticated to lavish luxury there are bound to be an idea that you will fall in love with, just like we have!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The New Face of Envi Consulting & Associates

Envi Consulting & Associates has been blessed to have a new marketing team ready to launch the business and marketing strategies of the company. A new logo, a new face, a new Envi!

Continue to check back with us to see what else we have in store for you.

Remember.....Luxury is a Lifestyle! You don't have to be Rich and Famous to be Glamourous!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Envi Bride of the Year becomes Top 5 Finalist in the NBC Today Show Throws a Wedding


LaDonna Bradford & Darnell Suggs, the couple chosen as the Envi Bride of the Year 2008, have been selected as one of the Top 5 Finalist in the NBC Today Show Throws a Wedding.

This year's theme is "Race to the Altar" and starting Wednesday, May 14, 2008 the Finalists will appear on the Today Show to compete against the other couples to win the hearts and votes of America! The couple with the least votes each week will leave the competition, and the last couple standing (who WILL be LaDonna & Darnell) will win a FABULOUS wedding, sponsored by NBC Live on the Today Show!

Envi Consulting & Associates and the lovely couple would LOVE your support in making this dream come true for LaDonna & Darnell.

Don't forget to vote starting May 14, 2008 so that this couple can win the wedding of their dreams!

For more information on the couple and the contest visit: