What Your Wedding Vendors Really Want You to Know: Part Two

What Your Wedding Vendors Really Want You to Know: Part Two

Want to really enjoy your wedding day? Heed the hard-earned advice of seasoned wedding professionals.

Still wondering what you should know before your big walk down the aisle? Wouldn’t you love to learn from the years of combined experience your wedding vendors have had with last minute snafus and a million other things that can go incredibly right – and wrong – on a wedding day? Well, here are a few tips that wedding vendors want you to know, when it comes to really enjoying your one and only wedding day! (more…)

What Your Wedding Vendors Really Want You to Know: Part One

What Your Wedding Vendors Really Want You to Know: Part One

Little details can make a big impact on your wedding, but they should not be a source of stress on your special day!

Now that you are engaged, do you feel like you dove head first into the throes of wedding planning? That can be a stressful place to be. After all, there are just so many decisions to be made, from what kind of flowers to carry to what kind of car to leave your reception in. Wedding planning can feel daunting, and at times, flat-out overwhelming. While your wedding planner, if you’ve hired one, is a great resource in helping you make these decisions, he or she isn’t the only one that can be a great asset as you plan your big day. Your entire vendor team can be a great resource. After all, these professionals have likely attended – and worked – dozens if not hundreds of weddings, and together they represent years of hard-earned experience and expertise. With that in mind, here are just a few wedding tips we have found that most vendors really wish their brides knew! (more…)

What Flowers Should You Choose for Your Wedding?

What Flowers Should You Choose for Your Wedding?

We love the way Madelyn Nicole’s mixed flowers perfectly complimented her lilac bridesmaids’ dresses. Photo by: Nicole Chatham Photography

When planning a wedding, flowers aren’t always the first thing to come to mind. Most brides begin the planning process by choosing when and where they’ll wed, since having a dream venue can really set the stage for the rest of one’s wedding day. That said, it can be incredibly helpful to think about what flowers are in season when planning bouquets and centerpieces. Choosing seasonal flowers (and foods for your menu, as well) is a great choice for the environment, and for your wedding budget. That’s because choosing flowers that are fresh and in-season helps to cut down on shipping costs, and limits your carbon footprint. (more…)

What Do Your Wedding Guests Really Want to Eat?

What Do Your Wedding Guests Really Want to Eat?

A gorgeous array of appetizers can make for a delightful cocktail hour, and really set the tone for a rustic wedding menu!

While many grooms-to-be are happy to let their fiancés handle much of the wedding planning process, there is one choice that couples often find fun to make together, and that is choosing what food to serve at the wedding. Few choices will have a bigger impact on your guests than the menu you create, after all. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to sample some great food? So, whether you decide to go with a buffet-style meal, a more formal plated dinner, or even a food truck, just remember, it’s hard to go wrong when you choose food that tastes great! (more…)

How to Use Pantone’s Color of the Year at Your Wedding

How to Use Pantone’s Color of the Year at Your Wedding

Greenery can play a beautiful role in your wedding flowers and much more!

If you have any interest in fashion, décor, or have spent much time perusing Pinterest or wedding magazines this year, then you probably already know that the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 is Greenery, a fun shade of bright green. And while not every trending color makes sense as a key tone for wedding day styling, Greenery is certainly one that can take a starring role. So if you are still trying to plan your fall or winter wedding colors, we’d love to make a case for Greenery. Mostly because not only is it rich and timely, it’s truly timeless! (more…)

Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Use: Part Two

Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Use: Part Two

Edible wedding favors are a great option, particularly if they’re as cute as wedding cake decorated cookies!

You have likely been to many weddings, yourself, where you received a wedding favor that was thoughtful and perhaps even cute, but not particularly practical. Perhaps you have even recycled several of those kinds of gifts before. If you want to avoid sending guests home with something they can’t really use or enjoy, then consider these fresh takes on wedding favors, that are sure to put a smile on your friends’ faces! (more…)

Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Use: Part One

Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Use: Part One

We loved Lindsay and Ory’s mint koozies and breath mint wedding guest favors! Photo by: Tony Elena Smith Photo

Every couple wants their guests to have a great time at the wedding. It’s why they hire the best band or DJ they can afford, and make sure to select a caterer with lots of crowd-pleasing favorites. But, when it comes to planning wedding favors, many brides and grooms feel stumped about how to select meaningful gifts their guests will actually use, much less enjoy. Luckily we’ve been to a wedding or two, and so we have some great ideas about what guests really want. Here are just a few of our favorite wedding favors! (more…)