wedding decor + details

reception-table-red-white-candles-139488 First Meeting with Florist

As with most wedding vendors, choosing the right one can seem overwhelming. Here are a few quick tips: Do your research ahead of time. Whether from their own websites or... Read More

engagement-couple-rocks-purple-shirt-40306 Symbolism of Flowers

Particularly during the Victorian era, symbolism was an important part of the courting process.  Flowers had significant meanings and when a beau gave one, it was his own sort of... Read More

engagement-couple-walking-apple-orchard-81469 Flowers by Season

Depending upon where you live and your shipping costs, it could be that you don’t have to worry much about the seasonality of flowers. However, here is a brief guide... Read More

reception-table-red-white-candles-139488 Floral Donations

Particularly at religious venues, wedding flower arrangements are often left there, as an additional donation to the church or synagogue. With this in mind, make sure that you don’t offend... Read More

13 Ask the Editor: Florist vs. Floral Designer

Are floral designers more experienced or qualified than florists? Monica, Kissimmee, FL No, they are usually two different jobs and you should not infer anything about experience or qualifications in... Read More

ceremony-pink-dress-petals-umbrella-22501 Your Floral Checklist

Below is a list of the most standard arrangements, bouquets, and other various floral products you will need for your ceremony and reception. Wedding Party: Bouquets for the bride, maid... Read More

Inspiration Board: Adding a Military Touch

Photo Credit: Silver airplane centerpieces: Robert and Kathleen Photography blog Bouquet: Donna Van Bruening Photographers Navy garter: Six Fourteen Photography Military favor tag: Lin & Jirsa Playful military cake: Heidi... Read More

reception-table-red-white-candles-139488 What Should be in the Ceremony Program?

What needs to be in the ceremony program? Include information about the service that some guests may not be familiar with.  For example, some religious ceremonies attended by non-religious guests... Read More

reception-details-photos-display-family-22501 What is a Pew Card?

Pew cards are an optional enclosure in a wedding invitation that let a select group of family members and friends know that they are to be seated in a special... Read More

Color Board: Pink and More Pink

Photo Credits: Bouquet: Luna Photo Cupcake display: Robert and Kathleen Photography Reception tables: Pezz Photo Candy: Dooby Design Group Beach balls: Ann Wade Parrish Photography Bridal couple: Mimmo and... Read More

engagement-couple-walking-apple-orchard-81469 Color Symbolism & Psychology

When picking the colors for your wedding, and the subsequent bridesmaid dresses, make sure you consider color psychology.  Colors can signify different things depending upon the culture or region.  For... Read More

engagement-couple-kissing-apple-81469 Wedding Co-Ed Party Ideas

Afternoon tea not your friend’s style?  For some women, a co-ed couple shower makes more sense than a traditional bridal shower. Of course, if you have a co-ed shower the... Read More

closeup-white-flowers-tan-dress-22501 Bachelorette Party Basics

Who to invite: Generally, the bridesmaids and close female friends of the bride. If including junior bridesmaids, the activities should be age appropriate. Do not invite anyone to the bachelorette... Read More

Color Board: Hot Pink and Black

Photo Credits: Pink shoes: Patricia Kantzos Boutonniere and tie: Chris Baltazar Dress: Lolliblog Candles: ALTF Photography Bouquet: Flower Allie Weddings Chandelier: Anna Kuperberg... Read More