Flower Seasons

Some brides know what type of  flowers they want  for their big day before they’ve even secured a venue! And there are some that are not so sure.

You like the sleek look of calla lilies for your bridesmaids bouquets? Did you know they are only available in spring and winter?

You just have to have those fluffy Hydrangea in your reception centerpieces? Well you can only get them in the fall and summer.

Are your wedding flowers in season?

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When it comes to choosing flowers, it’s not as easy as it seems. But flowers are available all year round? Yes that is the case for some types of flowers, however, not all. A bride has to take this into consideration in regards to availability and costs. If your flower choices are not available, unfortunately you have to find an alternative and if they are available yet have to be flown in from another location, the costs can add up tremendously.

Use this chart as a reference to educate yourself on which flowers are available  during your wedding season.  Happy Planning!

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Winter Solstice 2012

Well hello there. If you are reading this then that means NO, the world DID NOT end today! However, a new season is beginning…it’s officially Winter 2012! December 21st is the first day of winter, also known as winter solstice.

The sparkle, the twinkle, the crisp chill. Wed in a Winter Wonderland.

Winter brings with it the color schemes which tend to incorporate the many shades of blues, whites and silvers. The “bling” factor is often incorporated as well for that twinkle and sparkle represented by snowflakes.  

Preston Bailey created this beautiful white wonderland

Edible Winter Cupcakes by Victoria Made

  

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Winter Wedding Invitation

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Hot chocolate treats for your guests

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Beautiful winter wonderland cake

Swing by and check out our Pinterest board for more great winter wonderland wedding ideas.

Happy Planning!

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Favors with a purpose

Have you ever heard the phrases:

“Getting more bang for your buck” or “Kill two birds with one stone?”

Deciding to use favors that serve as a dual purpose will allow you to do both. Regardless of your wedding budget, from the more modest to the most extravagant, no one really minds discovering ways to save a few pennies; especially when it comes to wedding planning. Using items that have more than one use for your wedding is cost efficient and a neat idea. Here are a few ideas:

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Wedding programs can double as fans for an outdoor wedding

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Cake pops double as favors and escort cards

Mini wedding cakes can double as desserts/favors

Mini wedding cakes can double as desserts/favors

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Wine bottles can double as drinks for guests and table numbers or dinner menus

There are many more ways to turn wedding favors into dual-purpose items just use your imagination! In the end your wallet will thank you.

Happy Planning!

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What’s your groom style?

Choosing what to wear on wedding day is a big decision for the groom and not one that is as easy as some may think. When it comes to finding the right tux, cut and look, there are plenty of options. Depending on the groom and the wedding style, selecting any tux or suit just won’t do.

Here is a guide to choosing your tuxedo/suit style:

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Happy Planning!

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“View” my love

While browsing Pinterest, I came across one of the coolest finds ever and if you grew up in the 80’s era as I did, you’d appreciate this too…

View-Master wedding invitations!

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How cool is that?

They even come with a customized photo reel as well.

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Click…Click…Oh my goodness, I remember that sound vividly.

In researching these amazing invitations, I came across Etsy shop Melangerie Inc. and a company called Image 3D that  creates them. They are a bit pricey, however, if this is what you like and you have the extra resources to get them then GO FOR IT! For the nostalgic value they add, I am sure they will be memorable for both you and your guests.

You actually don’t even have to use them as invitations, they can be used as favors for your guests for your wedding or any type of celebration you may have in mind.

Check them out.

Happy Planning! Click Click

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2013 Pantone Color of the Year

Think money…

Think Wizard of Oz…

Think gemstones and jewel tones…

Pantone has released the color of the year for 2013 and it’s Emerald Green!

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Pantone Color of the Year 2013

In the world of fashion and decor, the anticipation of Pantone’s color of the year every December reigns supreme. The color choice for the following year influences fashion and products such as make up, paints, home decor, etc. According to the release, emerald is a “vivid verdant green, [that] enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony.” This color can be versatile as you can use it as the primary in your color scheme, as an accent or pair it with another color combination.

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Inspiration board courtesy of Orange Blosson Special Events

Will you be incorporating Emerald Green in your 2013 color scheme?

Happy Planning!

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