Sunday, December 11, 2011

RSVP…What Does That Mean?

Today’s blog topic was inspired by my brother whom asked me a good question: What does RSVP stand for? RSVP is an abbreviation for the French term r├ępondez s'il vous plait. The English translations:
o answer please
o please respond

o reply, if you please

Let’s dig a little deeper into to topic… Being in the wedding industry I notice that the RSVP request is often procrastinated or simply ignored. Unless the invitation states regrets only, you need to reply whether you will or will not attend. The event host/hostess must have this information in order to properly prepare for the event, as they need to know how much food and drink to purchase. Most importantly it is a simple courtesy of responding to someone whom was thoughtful enough to invite you, even if it is to say that you regret that you will not be able to attend. Please stay tuned for our next post in this RSVP series as we will discuss the repercussions of not responding and how to send your response. Untill then…
Lisa ♥

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December Invitation Deal

Elegant Weddings by Lisa is pleased to share with you another cool deal for your invitation ensemble...
Your Return Address will be printed FREE for any
Birchcraft Wedding, Social or Bar/Bat Mitzvah
invitation order placed through December 31st.
These FREE Printed Envelopes will match the
lettering style and ink color of your invitation.
Choose your invitation from any Birchcraft Studios
Album or on our website to qualify for these huge
savings and get your order fast! Birchcraft Studios
maintains the highest quality printing standards
along with a widely varied selection of classic,
contemporary and elegant invitations. We can’t wait
to help make your day perfect!
To order FREE Printed Envelopes for invitation
orders from any of the Birchcraft Albums, fill out the
Return Address section of the order form. Then write
Coupon No. E121E in the Special Instructions
section of the order form. FREE Printed Envelopes
are automatic on our website.
• This promotion cannot be combined with any
other offer.
This offer is valid December 1 – 31, 2011.
Order your invitations today! Click here to order!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Free Lined Envelopes

Elegant Weddings by Lisa is pleased to share with you a cool deal for your invitation ensemble... Purchase Birchcraft Studios Wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah invitations from us and you will receive free lined envelopes in the color of your choice.

*Your Lined Envelopes must be ordered at the same time as your Invitations.
*This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer.

This offer is valid November 1 - 30, 2011

Order your invitations today!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Memories... Wedding Prerequisite Workshop August 2011

The Wedding Prerequisite Workshop returned on August 21, 2011 at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. The areas finest wedding professionals shined as they educated brides and grooms on their wedding planning journey. This new improved workshop saw the addition of beauty, fashion and the grooms only breakout session. Everyone had a wonderful time and a wealth of positive feedback was received. Thank you to all speakers, sponsors and attendees. Looking forward to the next workshop!

Lisa educating brides on hiring a wedding planner

Addison Fitzgerald presenting wedding photography

Joe from Sandals and Beaches Resorts sharing the many honeymoon options

Attendees enjoying the educational sessions

Bernadette of I Do Brand + Design presenting invitations and accessories

Amy with A Fantasy in Flowers

David with Y?Entertainment presented entertainment and the Grooms only session

Amanda Hopecraft Makeup Artist giving wedding day beauty tips

Mindy of Stovers Custom Cakes presenting wedding cakes

Beautiful and tasty treats from Stovers Custom Cakes

Patricia of Tag Custom Bridal presenting fashion

The Fabulous Wedding Luncheon...
Gorgeous fashions from Tag Custom Bridal

Jessi with Jacksonville Strings providing beautiful music for the luncheon entertainment

Luncheon Decor...

Lovely centerpieces created by A Fantasy in Flowers

Images courtesy of S&B Wedding Images

Monday, August 22, 2011

Budget Planning Workshop

Elegant Weddings by Lisa Presents:

Budget Planning: how to set your wedding budget and stick to it

October 22, 2011
10:00AM to 12:30PM

Hampton Inn Jacksonville - Ponte Vedra Beach
1220 Marsh Landing Parkway; Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Wedding Workshop for Brides to be...
The foundation for every wedding begins with the wedding budget. Master Bridal Consultant Lisa Burnett will cover every
wedding budget category, and will present you with planning advice sure to arm you with the knowled ge needed to make
informed decisions in your wedding planning. This workshop is very interactive and hands -on. At the conclusion of this
workshop your wedding budget will be set and it is up to you to stick to it. Have questions about your wedding? Get them
answered by the expert at the post workshop Q & A session. Don’t want to go it alone…bring the groom, a friend , family
or bridal party member. RSVP Today! You wouldn't want to miss this event.

Unsure what everything should cost?
Then this workshop is for you!

Meet new friends * Share ideas

Learn Tips to save money on
your wedding. This workshop
will pay for itself.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Omni Jacksonville Hotel Event

I had the pleasure of attending the Omni Jacksonville Hotel Unveiling Event tonight and wanted to share with you the sights. There was plenty of delicious food and great company. I really enjoyed myself. Thank you Omni for the invite!

As you can see photography is not my calling. I will stick to Event Planning…

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Spotlight *I Do Brand + Design*

Multiple Emmy-award winning graphic designer Bernadette Rivell Daniels of I Do Brand + Design will be sharing her knowledge of wedding invitations and accessories with brides and grooms at the Wedding Prerequisite Workshop on August 21, 2011. Bernadette has a very impressive background thus the reason she was selected as a featured speaker. Brides and grooms will have the privilege of experiencing the beauty and creativity of her work first hand as she has designed something special for the Fabulous Wedding Luncheon portion of the workshop. For more information on Bernadette and I Do Brand + Design visit www.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Win a Complimentary Registration to the Wedding Prerequisite Workshop

Want to attend the Wedding Prerequisite Workshop for brides and grooms? Enter to win one complimentary registration. Registration includes delicious three course sit-down meal, classroom beverages and snacks, live fashions, swag bags plus a wealth of wedding knowledge.

How to submit your entry:

Like Elegant Weddings by Lisa on facebook (

1. Post on your facebook wall “I want to attend the Wedding Prerequisite Workshop vote to send me. (Simply comment I vote for insert your name! on this post)” insert a @ mention of Elegant Weddings by Lisa.

2. Invite friends, family and co-workers etc. to vote for you

3. The person with the most votes by July 29, 2011 will win the competition

Let’s get started… Best of luck!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Early Bird Registration Extended

The early bird always catches the worm. Early bird registration has been extended through July 28, 2011. RSVP today you wouldn’t want to miss this event! This workshop will pay for itself.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Elegant Weddings by Lisa Celebrates its Seventeenth Anniversary

Elegant Weddings by Lisa continues on the journey as it celebrates its seventeenth year of making dreams come true. “All I have to say is WOW!” said Lisa Burnett Owner/ Master Bridal Consultant of Elegant Weddings by Lisa. “I have really had some good years, and have had so many special clients. I am so honored to have worked with some of the finest individuals on earth. I love my brides!” We are offering special gifts and incentives for all weddings contracted during the month of June. We look forward to many more years of first class service.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Registration Now Open for Wedding Prerequisite Workshop August 21, 2011...

Wedding Workshop for Brides and Grooms to be...
Spend the day with us and learn key elements to plan your wedding. Soak in the knowledge of wedding experts in the following fields: Fashion, Beauty, Invitations and Stationery, Entertainment, Photography, Wedding Consulting, Wedding Cakes, Flowers, and Honeymoons. Each expert will present you with planning advice sure to arm you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions in your wedding planning. Have questions about your wedding? Get them answered by the experts at the post workshop Q & A session. Don't want to go it alone? Bring the groom, your maid of honor, bridesmaids, friends or family members. RSVP Today! You wouldn't want to miss this event.

Introducing a breakout session for the Groom:

Grooms’ "I’m The Man!" Workshop

Jacksonville’s first workshop to focus on grooms

(This is a Men Only event )

Speaker: David Hanscom of Y? Entertainment Event Services will share ideas to help stress less, move emotions, connect with your guests and shine on your wedding day! At your reception , you wont just be the Groom...You’ll be the MAN

Fabulous Wedding Luncheon
Included with workshop.

August 21, 2011 10:00 AM - 3:30PM
Omni Jacksonville Hotel
245 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

For more details visit

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wedding Prerequisite Returns...

Save the date...Sunday August 21, 2011
Wedding Prerequisite wedding workshop for brides and now grooms to be returns. This workshop will be bigger and better. Details to follow.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

BizBash Florida 2011...

Elegant Weddings by Lisa had the pleasure of attending the BizBash Expo in Fort Lauderdale Florida on April 12, 2011. It was wonderful to connect with other industry professionals, and to see the latest products available. The expo included a good share of design inspiration. Take a look back at some of the moments. Enjoy the photos. Keynote Speaker Steve Kemble Design Lab Table Display One of the many gourgeous lounges

Opening Act... Sing

Table Top Competition Valentines Day Theme

Table Top Competition Easter Theme

Table Top Competition Earth Day Theme

Table Top Competition White Christmas Thene

Design Lab Table Design

Expo Vendor Floor Display