When, Where and All the Rest
Wedding planning…priorities, priorities.
Planning a wedding is not for the faint of heart; anyone who has ever done it can tell you that. Saying yes to the big question is a happy occasion to be sure, but the months that follow can easily become stressful for even the strongest of relationships. There are a lot of details that go into planning this most important event and when brides and grooms wind up in our consultation room, they are often overwhelmed by all that they have on their plates. As anyone knows, stress of this kind can overshadow even the happiest of occasions and can easily cloud decision making when it comes to ironing out the details of a wedding.
We’ve been doing this a long time and our advice to our brides and grooms is always to take it one step at a time. There is very much an order to wedding planning and putting one foot in front of the other – in the correct order – can do much to keep the stress at bay and support a more relaxed wedding planning experience. So what’s most important when it comes to planning? For the bride and groom – and even for our purposes – the most important aspects are the when and where.
When? Where? These are the first questions that we always ask our brides and grooms. The answers to these questions drive absolutely everything else. The date will obviously determine our availability. Once we know that we are available, we can begin talking about the details surrounding your chosen venue. Almost every venue – whether it’s a church, private event space, hotel, public facility, museum, etc. – has rules and regulations attached to renting the space. It is within these specific guidelines that we design our part of the wedding. As wedding professionals – and because our team has had the enormous honor of working often at so many of these venues – it is our responsibility to know these rules and regulations intimately. These rules – whether it’s the option to use aisle petals and open-flame versus LED candles or height/width restrictions and setup/teardown guidelines – allow us to do our job most effectively and, better still, make things easy and stress-free for our brides and grooms because we’re handling these details instead of them.
Intimate knowledge of these venues affords us the ability to help our couples beyond the restrictions that these spaces put in place. Because we know these venues, we also know what colors will look best in these spaces, what flowers will work their prettiest magic, and the sizes of flower arrangements that will best fill a particular room.
Most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Flowers are our specialty and our job is to create the most beautiful wedding arrangements for your special day; but we’re also happy to answer any questions you have about planning your dream wedding. We’re here to help!