Month: March 2017

Wedding Flowers: Artificial or Real?

flowers-260894_960_720One of the huge pieces of your big day is your wedding flowers. While you’re planning your wedding, you want to make sure that you’ve taken into consideration the flowers for the day. You have to choose wedding vendors for a variety of items, including your flowers. One of the biggest things you need to consider is the budget you want to allot for the flowers. Do you want to go with artificial or real? Who needs to have flowers?

All of these questions play into what type of flowers you’ll have and how many. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Budget First

Make sure you decide on what you want to spend on flowers. Are you a true flower lover? Then you’re going to probably want to allot more to flowers than the person who is not as big on flowers as decoration. Pick your budget up front to help guide in type and amount.

Who Needs Flowers?

Decide on who will carry flowers and where you want them to be displayed throughout the wedding and reception. Are you going to use flowers as centerpieces on reception tables or are you going to go with candles or lights? Make a list of those who will need them to carry and to wear on their clothing to distinguish them from others at the ceremony.

Silk and Real Can Go Together

Remember, you can always use a mixture to keep your budget in line. If you prefer your bouquet to be real but need to cut the budget, your bridesmaids can have silk arrangements. Also remember that real flowers can have issues on the day of the wedding so silk may be a better solution to have peace of mind.

Themed Wedding Ideas

bride-526331_960_720So, you’re engaged and ready to plan the big day. Have you already had a plan in mind? Does your fiancé have the same idea? One key point to remember in wedding planning is that there are two of you in this event. Make sure you and your spouse do this together and your day is sure to be a lovely one. One exciting way to plan your wedding day is to plan a themed wedding. If you and your spouse-to-be both enjoy a specific theme, then it’s even easier to plan.

Here are a few themed wedding ideas you and your fiancé can look over to see what fits your personalities best.

Rustic Setting

Are both of you big nature lovers? Would you prefer to be out on a hike instead of inside somewhere? Then a rustic themed wedding may be the best idea for you. Talk with your wedding caterer to learn about the woodland wedding cakes you could choose. Set up an outdoor setting for your wedding and you can use pinecones, flowers, and twigs in each of the flower centerpieces. Don’t forget to tie in your wedding invitations as well so the rustic theme is carried throughout.

Beach Setting

Are you and your spouse mermaids with legs? The beach setting is perfect for your wedding day! When you’re planning a beach theme, you can go for a more casual setting where everyone is barefoot or you can choose to include all the elegant elements you would have in a church or reception hall wedding. You can use lovely blues and pastel colors to work with your theme in everything from invitations to the cake itself.

From vintage style to a fun Halloween themed wedding, make your day your own by working with your fiancé and dreaming up the magic.

4 Wedding Cake Trends for The Upcoming Year

cupcakes-1825136_960_720When you think of the reception, the huge centerpiece that is on everyone’s mind is the wedding cake. During your wedding planning, you may have tried tons of different types of cakes and are sure you know which one you want. On the other hand, you may still be searching for that perfect wedding cake for your special day. Here are four wedding cake trends to keep an eye on this year for your big day.

Painted Wedding Cakes

For a unique look, choose beautifully painted wedding cake. These can have a stained-glass effect that is very elegant or even a marbleized looking using the colors of your wedding day. You can also choose one that looks like it was inspired by Monet. These are lovely choices for any wedding and add a sense of unique character.

Woodland Cakes

These go great if you and your spouse love the outdoors or you simply want a more natural type of setting for your wedding. Beautiful vines and wooden accents make a lovely centerpiece for your wedding reception. Flowers adorn the cake just to add a simple touch of elegance.

Naked Cakes

Yes. These are a real centerpiece for your reception. These cakes show what waits on the inside of the cake itself instead of having it covered with a lot of icing. It is a great way to make your cake stand out and look inviting to all.

Cupcakes as the Cake

There are even trends using cupcakes or the pull apart cakes for your wedding cake centerpiece. They a fun way for everyone to get a perfectly sized piece of your cake and to add some whimsy to your big day.

3 Tips to Keep Your Cool During Your Wedding Planning

flowers-1664733_960_720Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your entire life. You have dreamed about this day for as long as you can remember, and now you’re ready to plan it officially. What do you do when all of the excitement turns into anxiety because of meetings with caterers, photographers, and making decisions on your honeymoon? Here are three tips to help you keep your sanity during the hustle and bustle of all your wedding planning days.

Remember Your Groom

Don’t make them take a backseat to the planning. Be sure to include him in everything you’re doing, except the wedding dress shopping. He is there to help you through this and you must remember you’re not alone. Also, make sure you make time for you two to hang out together and talk about anything except for the wedding. You need to keep your connection and be together without wedding talk.

Make a Plan

Get yourself a plan together for the big day and all those days leading up to it. Surround yourself with your friends and family you know you can count on and delegate specific details to them. For example, have someone designated with a cell phone on the big day in case anyone is lost on the way to the venue. They have someone they can contact that is ready to help them get to your big day.

Consider a Hotel Stay

The night before your wedding rent a hotel room for you and just you. This will give you some time to yourself to relax, do Yoga if you want, or just breathe before the big day. Be sure to take care of yourself and make time for yourself. Then you’re sure to be ready to enjoy the day ahead!