Monday, January 18, 2016

Five Important Tips for Enjoying Your Wedding Day

Although weddings are joyful occasions, they sometimes wind up becoming a major source of stress. If you’re anxious about your wedding ceremony and think that a stress-free reception is impossible, consider the following tips for how to enjoy your wedding day.

1) Don’t Try to Do Everything Yourself
If you try to personally attend to every detail of your wedding day, you’ll wind up feeling stressed out and upset. Delegate different tasks to people you trust. Turn to reliable family members and friends or hire a wedding coordinator to assist with the logistics. Although you’ll still have the final say about any decisions, you’ll feel relieved knowing you won’t have to shoulder all of the responsibilities.

Monday, January 4, 2016

How to Choose Your Wedding Flowers & Avoid Big Mistakes

From centerpieces to reception d├ęcor to the bridal bouquet, flowers are a big part of any wedding. Everyone knows that wedding flowers are supposed to be unbelievably beautiful, but do you know how to choose the right blooms for the big day? Here's everything you need to know about how to choose wedding flowers well.

Simple Tips to Choose Wedding Flowers
Most florists recommend that you start talking about wedding flowers three to four months before the event. If the wedding is taking place at the height of the wedding season, contact a florist even earlier. The sooner you share your wedding flower ideas with a florist, the sooner you'll be able to get the final designs squared away.

It's great to do your research and choose designs that you like before talking to a florist, but it's essential to be open-minded too. Remember that your florist is an expert in flower availability and likely has great design insights as well. For the best results, here are some things to be sure to tell the florist:
  • the date and venue for the wedding
  • your floral budget the theme and colors for the wedding 
  • the exact color and style of the wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses 
  • the number of bouquets and centerpieces needed 
  • if particular flowers are of special importance to the bride or groom