Bridesmaid etiquette is a thing, but so is etiquette from the bride to her bridesmaids. In this post from Martha Stewart Weddings, they are sharing top things that a bride should never ask their bridesmaids to do. The first tip is not asking your bridesmaid to take on unrealistic tasks, "Although bridesmaids will be asked to handle various responsibilities throughout the planning process, they shouldn't be expected to take on extremely time-consuming jobs." Read the next four tips here.
Are you thinking of hosting an engagement party, but not sure where to start? Check out this post from TheKnot, all about engagement party planning. In the article, they explain the three reasons you should be hosting an engagement party, "to share the news of your imminent union with future wedding guests, to introduce your families to each other and to celebrate the impending, well, celebration." Read more in their post here.
We are so excited to share that our co-founder, Amy Nichols, was featured in the InStyle post titled, "13 Wedding Tips for Throwing A Fun New Year's Eve Wedding". Amy talks about being in the holiday cheer by, "[serving up] some holiday-style drinks to help keep the holiday spirit." Read about more tips here.
This article says, "Bring out the best of the winter season at your cold-weather wedding with these festive, cozy cocktails!" That is exactly what they are doing! In this article from The Knot, they are sharing 6 winter wedding cocktail recipes that will surely wow your guests and even warm them up! Check out the full article here.
Are you looking for some winter wedding inspiration? Look no further! This article from Bridal Musings shows you 25 unique ideas for a winter wedding. In the article they say, "It’s the most romantic time of the year, filled with hot drinks, cosy evenings, tasty treats and festive decor. And such a special season to have your wedding." Read the full article here.
Are you wanting a small wedding and no reception? Do you keep putting off your reception? In this InStyle article, they are chatting with wedding planners who share how to have a wedding without the ceremony. Our founder Amy Nichols was featured where she shares about having a dessert-only get together, after you tie the knot. Read more ways here.
Changing seasons, changing trends, changing colors, there is so much change in flowers to choose for your bouquet. That is where this article from StyleMePretty comes in. If you are looking to simplify your life, here is a solution for your bouquet, only choose one flower! Check out the full blog post here, that shows photos of 20 gorgeous single-flower bouquets.
Are you looking to host a cocktail-centric wedding reception? It could definitely be a crowd pleaser! In this article from Brides.com, the author writes, "Some might read that and picture an overindulgent open bar and guests performing an overzealous rendition of "YMCA," but a true cocktail-focused reception celebrates the ways wine and spirits can bring people—and couples—together." Read the full article here.
Are you working on planning your wedding for 2018? Have you decided on a color scheme yet? If not, or you are looking for more colors to incorporate, this article from magnentStreet is for you! Check out all the gorgeous trendy themes for 2018. Mix and match the colors, plus get some pretty wedding decor ideas! Read the full article here.
Are you thinking, "I don't need a wedding planner. Of course I know exactly what I want my wedding to look like so I can do it all myself." Or are you on the other end of the spectrum thinking, "I don't even know where to begin." This article from Brides.com will help explain why hiring a wedding planner will help you in so many ways! Read the full article here.
Have you ever moved and realized that you have photos galore? We don't want you to feel like that with your wedding album too, so here are some unique alternatives to hard copy albums. We are excited because one of our founders, Amy Nichols, was featured in this article as well talking about embracing technology; "Use technology to your advantage and put a selection of your favorite wedding weekend and honeymoon photos on an iPad mini in a spot where visitors can see such as your kitchen or living room." Check out the full list here, on Martha Stewart Weddings.
Are you someone who isn't sure what to buy during the wedding season? Well BoxFox is making it easier for you with these gorgeous bridal boxes! You can even personalize these curated boxes to make them extra spcecial for the bride to-be or one of your brides maids.
We are so excited that one of our founders, Amy Nichols, weddings was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings with gorgeous boutonnières. Amy said, "While some brides and grooms choose matching bouquets and boutonnieres, this couple decided to go in a different direction. The bride carried bright pink blooms, while the groom and his groomsmen wore bright orange ranunculus with light pink ribbon." What a neat idea! Click here to see all the Insta worthy boutonnières.
Wedding favors. Sometimes they are adorable and sometimes they are tacky. An article on Martha Stewart Weddings is giving us some great ideas on adding labels, so we wanted to share! When you give your guests their wedding favors, they'll probably get the point. "It's always a nice touch to add a label, either with a funny quote or pun or a helpful clarification of what they'll find inside." They have created labels for you to download and print at home to use on your big day! Check them out here. Let us know in the comments below if you think this is a cute idea!
Being wedding planners, we have seen some crazy things that brides and grooms have written their vows on. We have also seen some really cute ones, like some of the ones shown in this article, on the Martha Stewart Weddings website. Check out the 14 image slide show to get inspired to have a notebook to write down what you want to say on your wedding day or even get a great gift for those couples who are getting married!
The New York Times recently talked about artists live-painting your wedding or reception. We love this idea so much! Have you seen or heard of live event painting before? For one of our 2016 weddings, artist Andrea Jackson was hired to paint the event. The couple commissioned Andrea to paint anything that inspired her and she made sure to draw on the couple's passions to complete her final piece of art (above). What a treat and such a unique element of a wedding! Read more about the art Andrea created on the blog.