#1 The Bouquet Based Solely on Color
Don’t rely on your color palette to pick out your bouquet for you. If you’re not in love with flowers within that particular color palette, it’s okay to go outside the box. Bottom line: pick the flower you love.
#2 The Non-Flexible Bride
Be flexible. If you’ve been hoping to carry a huge bouquet of expensive or not-in-bloom flowers, get creative. If they’re too expensive, consider just a few of your favorite bloom within your bouquet so you can stay on budget AND feature your favorite flower. If you want peonies in, say, September, opt for something handmade that looks the part.
#3 The (Too) Large-and-in-Charge Bouquet
The idea of a HUGE bouquet may sound like a fun idea, but lugging that beauty down the aisle may be more than you bargained for. Also, you look gorgeous already – don’t let a huge bouquet steal your thunder. Why cover up your gown? You only get to wear it once, after all.
#4 The Quick to Wilt Bouquet
Ah, wilting bouquets. Unfortunately, it happens earlier for some weddings than others. If you’re planning a hot, humid wedding in the summer, keep your bouquet chilled before the aisle walk (your florist should know the drill). Or… skip real flowers for your wedding and opt instead for a handmade alternative. These buttons never wilt!
#5 The Unspoken Bride
Last but not least, don’t make the mistake of not speaking up: tell your florist exactly what you want. If you aren’t sure, give your florist a few hints on what flowers you seem to love best. Talented florists who have been in the biz for years can usually find a way to turn your dreams into reality. If DIYing yourself, create your own look by flipping through magazines or saving pins on Pinterest and using examples for inspiration. Your bouquet is all about you; make it personalized to suit your unique style. Oh, and never be afraid to carry something OTHER than flowers: pinwheels, button bouquets, a clutch purse… a bouquet is not a requirement.
Many weddings will see a matching flower from the bride’s bouquet placed on the groom’s lapel. Your bridesmaids do not have to carry the same bouquet as you. For a modern twist, why not have each of your bridemaids carry a different bouquet, but have them all tied up with matching ribbon.
I sure hope you’ve started planning it by now! January is usually a big month for brides to plan their summer weddings. The holidays are over and with summer just 6 months away, many brides decide January is the time to buckle down and get to it with their final planning and with good reason!
Did you know that average wedding dress takes 4-6 months to arrive? And after it comes in, you’ll almost always need final alterations to make it fit just perfect! Bridesmaids dresses usually take a little less time about 2-4 months.
Of course you will need somewhere to get married! And if you’d like to book a facility that matches what you dreamed your wedding would look like, hopefully you already have that taken care of because most facilities are booked a year out now. Unless of course your planning on getting married on a weekday evening then you may be in luck…. plus booking on a weekday might save you a little cash too!
Photographers & Videographers are getting booked for the summer also! And you’ll definitely want to have pictures and video to share with family and friends of one of the most important days of your life. Be sure to check their websites and meet with them in person to make sure their style and personality are good fit to yours, you want to be completely comfortable on your wedding day!
Invitations! Don’t forget about these! You’ll want to get some save the date cards and start sending them out shortly. As summer approaches people tend to plan their vacations and you want to make sure they can come to wedding!
Then of course you’ll want to make sure to get a deposit to your florist, your cake baker, tuxes for him, purchase your favors, centerpieces, ect!
Are you overwhelmed yet? Don’t be! Take a breath and go www.bridesclub.com for help in finding quality wedding professionals in your area. And if you’re getting married next year or late this year, check out the Tacoma Wedding Expo this March 26th - 27th at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. We bring all the vendors you’ll need to one place so you can check them all out!
If you still find planning your own wedding a little much and would rather relax and let someone else handle it, take a look at the Bridal Consultants section of BridesClub.com and let someone else do it for you!
When you were planning your wedding, did it ever cross your mind to have your bouquet be 197 ft long? That sounds just ridiculous, but one bride did it! Her name is Christa Rasanayagam and is from Canada and she set the World Record for largest wedding bouquet in 2003 when she wed the love of her life in Ontario Canada.
The mammoth bouquet was made from 1500 flowers and consisted of roses and carnations. I can’t even begin to imagine how much that would have cost her or how she carried it….
What kind of bouquet are you planning on having at your wedding? Have you chosen a florist yet? Some of our favorites are…..
Always & Forever Creations - www.alwaysandforevercreationsinc.com
Fife Flowers - www.fifeflowers.com
Spinning WEB Florist - www.spinningwebflorist.com
Watanabe Florals - www.watanabefloral.com
At the Fall Wedding Expos we noticed many beautiful colors highlighted in booths for the upcoming Fall and Winter Wedding Season. Deep Red, Teal, Violet, Mocha, and Sage to name a few.
Here are some things to consider when choosing the color for your wedding!
The colors you choose for your wedding day set the style and tone for your entire event. You can use color in your bridesmaids’ dresses, decorations, cake, favors, flowers, accessories, table linens and even the invitations! Choose colors you love, but also consider the following:
Where is the wedding and reception? Choose colors that complement the setting. Consider the carpeting, drapery and decor, etc.
What mood do you want to create? Vibrant colors add drama, while soft colors evoke a more romantic atmosphere.
What time of year will you marry? The season may influence your color scheme. Spring and summer colors tend to be lighter, while fall and winter colors are generally darker.
For more information on colors and linen rentals, etc go to www.bridesclub.com
This is a Bridesclub Wedding Vendor Profile. Meet Flowers of You! An Artist who can capture in a number of styles. This was filmed at the Tacoma Wedding Expo, for more information visitwww.bridesclub.com.
Meet a BridesClub Vendor - Always And Forever Creations