Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Modern Calla Lily Centerpieces

It's no surprise that many brides choose to have calla lilies at their weddings. These gorgeous flowers are the epitome of simplistic elegance. Many of our brides are looking to add a modern twist to this classic to create a unique, dramatic effect. Arranging calla lilies in a modern, yet simple, way, can make gorgeous centerpieces for your cocktail hour and/or reception. We recommend choosing a colored calla lily over the traditional white to enhance your color scheme (since they come in so many colors).

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Aerial Flower Petal Drop

In the wedding business, we are always coming up with new and exciting ways to awe and wow your guests on your big day. One of our favorite new and unique ideas is an aerial flower petal drop! What could be more romantic than rose petals delicately floating from the sky onto you and your guests? Catch a glimpse of an aerial flower petal drop from Got Aerial here.

If you're loving the aerial effect as much as we are, check out this amazing wedding video - all shot from the sky! With a video like this, the sky really is the limit!

Monday, August 26, 2013

US Destination Weddings

Destination Weddings are always a popular choice amongst brides. It not only allows you to make your wedding a mini vacation, but it also helps control your guest count! Choosing a destination can be a little overwhelming and even though most brides like to go to the Caribbean or over sees we always like to suggest destination locations within the US. There are so many gorgeous locations right here and you don't even need your passport! Here are our top 5:

Palm Springs, California

Miami Beach, Florida

Redwood Forest, California

San Juan Islands, Washington

Vail, Colorado

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fabulous Wedding Fragrances – Wedding Perfumes to Wear on your Big Day

The perfume you choose to wear on your wedding day will forever remind you of all the wonderful memories of your big day. Years down the road you'll catch a whiff of it and be taken back to the moment you walked down the aisle. Make sure your signature scent is special and reflects you, but most importantly, make sure you love the fragrance! Here are some of our favorite fragrances:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Indian Themed Candles

Choosing the right favor for your guests can be a difficult task. The last thing you want is to give them something that will be tossed into a pile of other forgotten wedding favors and never thought of again. Why not give your guests something they can use? We love the idea of giving out Indian themed candles as favors and found the perfect one here. Burning candles with scents like Mango Lassi will be a wonderfully relaxing reminder of the amazing time they had at your wedding!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Reception "Wow Factor"

When planning your wedding many brides want to out due all the weddings they have attended in the past. They want to make sure they set the bar high for other weddings to come and that there big days stands out amongst friends. Its hard to constantly be coming up with bigger and better ideas to surprise your friends with, but here are some great ideas we love:

1. Fireworks 

2. Ice Sculpture Bar or Ice Sculpture Sweetheart Table 

3. Add Johnny Walker Blue or Crystal to your bar 

4. Gifts all your guests with your favorite bottle of wine 

5. Create a Hanging Crystal Centerpiece over your dance floor or aisle

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Questions for your Transportation Company

Whether you are having a local or destination wedding, there most likely will be guests from out of town.You want to make sure that all of your guests arrive on time and go back safely to celebrate the wonderful occasion with you.

Here are some questions that you should ask any transportation company you are interviewing for your big day:

1. What are the passenger counts for your shuttles/buses?
2.Do you charge by the hour? by the vehicle?
3. What is your safety record?
4. Are you properly insured?
5. Are there discounts for special occasions?
6. How many years has your company been in business?
7. Is each shuttle/bus equipped with a GPS Navigation System?
8. What are the contingency plans if the vehicle(s) were to break down that day?
9. How often will the shuttles/buses run?
10. Do you do drop-off and pick-up services?
11. Are your shuttles air conditioned?
12. How so you select your drivers? What is their uniform on the day of?
13. What is your policy of having water or snacks on the shuttles? Do you provide or do we?
14.What is your policy on leaving personal items in the shuttle/ bus?
15. How would extra charges accrue?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Questions to Ask Decorators

The design of your event is what brings beauty to your big day and truly creates a lasting effect on your guests. Gorgeous floral design has the ability to transform any space and create the day you always imagined. Choosing the right decorator is incredibly important, so make sure to look into at least 2 different décor companies.

Here are some important questions to ask decorators to make sure you choose the right one for you and your budget:

1. How long have you been in the design business?
2. How many events have you designed in the past?
3. Will you schedule other events on the same day as mine?
4. Will you be setting up my décor yourself, or will another designer be doing the arrangements?
5. Have you ever done an Indian wedding before?
6. Are you familiar with the décor used in Indian ceremonies?
7. Can you work within my budget?
8. Can you give me any recommendations to help me maximize my budget? (For example, re-using items from one of my events to another)
9. Are the photos in your portfolio recent?
10. Can you give me an “out-the-door” price (the full amount that you will charge) before I sign the contract?
11. Can you supply me with references of past clients that I can reach out to?
12. Can you do the linen and rentals or just the flowers?
13. How early will you arrive to the venue and if overnight set up is avail will you do that?
14. How many crew members will you bring with you?
15. Have you worked at my venue before? If so, can you show me photos of events from that venue you have done?

Friday, August 9, 2013

DIY Cocktail Hour Centerpieces

Decor is one of the most important aspects of your big day which every bride knows. However, knowing which decor to splurge on and which to save on is even more important.

Luncheons and Cocktail Hour are meant to be simple but they do need decor. A great way to add a little decor without breaking the bank is to get a little crafty and to make some fun centerpieces yourself.

Here are some ideas we are in love with:

Consider panting old bottles and using them as vases. 

If you love a little bling, why not cover simple votives with glitter. 

Mason jars are also a great option as there are many things you can do with them. Consider covering them in twine for a rustic feel or just add a little water and a floating candle. 

 If you want a little more pizzaz adding some sequins to small bud bases will make a big impact. 

If you are a wine lover, gather your collection of wine glasses and flip them! It's that simple, add a bud of your favorite flower and a fragrant candle and voila! 

Tall vases give you a multitude of options, from submerged flowers, floating candles, even fruit displays. The sky is the limit.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Types of Charger Plates We Love

Charger plates are a great investment for any wedding. They enhance the overall look of the reception and contribute to the feel and decor of your event. We get asked all the time the difference between a "nicer" charger plate and one which is just to have a charger plate. The answer is that ones that are made of glass, rattan, porcelain or metal, contributes to the luxury feel for your table. Acrylic plates are the least expensive of the charger plate options but when renting these, you want to make sure they are not scratched or look "used".

Here are some of our favorite charger looks and styles:

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Chair Pads and Sashes

Dressing up simple chairs with chair pads and sashes is a fantastic way to add a splash of color to your ceremony. These embellishments will not only brighten up the space, but will also create a sense of elegant uniformity that will tie the whole presentation of the ceremony together. Many brides are even trying modern twists on the traditional and tying their chair sashes in unique and fun ways!

You can find some of our favorite chair sashes on Wildflower Linens