Now that our wedding has come & gone, I’m going to share things with you I learned. But before I do this, let me say this…”How has our wedding already come & gone?!?! :((((” Okay, thats it, lets move forward. I have the pictures and video to keep me going.
Picking out your flowers can be difficult. Unless you have large amounts of knowledge on flowers, you aren’t going to know whats in season on your day. Here’s some tips I learned:
1. Don’t do it yourself. Ask a florist. Most florist have free or very reasonable consultation fees & they can let you know what flowers would be best and if they are in season.
2. Pinterest is your best friend. Make a board and pin the look you like. Don’t leave it solely up to the florist if you decide to have one. We hired one and they did an EXCEPTIONAL job but they knew my style and exactly what I wanted.
3. Don’t settle. Flowers aren’t cheap (they can be but are generally more than you expect), but its your day, make it your dream day.
4. Get samples. Ask your florist to show you samples of flowers, perhaps your actual bouquet. That gives you peace of mind.
5. Get their help. Having my florist come in the day of my wedding and set up ceremony flowers, center pieces, drop off boutonnieres and bouquets was money well spent. As the bride, I didn’t have to worry about anything. That was the BEST!!!
6. Enjoy your day. I can truly say I enjoyed by day…after all its the best day of your life, so enjoy yours, too!
Wedding planning is in FULL effect over here. The date has been set for November 13, 2015 and I can’t wait!! We couldn’t wait to ask our bridesmaids/groomsmen to be in or wedding. We are so fortunate to have a great group of friends, it was hard not being able to ask EVERYONE. We ended up with 7 on both sides & being able to ask them was so much fun. We wanted a creative and unoriginal way to ask. I love succulents and I want to incorporate them everywhere in the wedding! Tyler loves cigars so we thought it would be great to incorporate those things.
For the bridesmaids, I went to Home Depot and got already assorted succulent arrangement in clay pots. I used painters tape to tape off the top part of the pot and spray painted the bottom half. My maid of honor got the gold pot and all the other bridesmaids had white on the bottom. I made the “Will you be my maid of honor/bridesmaids?” tags in photoshop and printed them out myself. I got some simple bamboo sticks from Hobby Lobby and boom it was completed. I loved how they turned out and I LOVE succulents!
For the guys, I found some inspiration on Etsy and Pinterest and then added my own twist to them to come up with these. We bought some cigars and just taped them to the back. It was so simple (simple is nice when planning a wedding!!).
Being a graphic designer definitely is coming in handy while working on our our wedding stuff!
Planning a wedding has really been allowing me to be more creative & use all my gifts. Designing our Save the Date postcards was a lot of fun for me. I’m originally from Florida and Tyler is from Georgia but we have so many family & friends located outside the state so I knew I wanted something that really emphasized where our wedding was going to be. We also both happen to love Georgia and have no plans of moving anytime soon, so being able to incorporate the state as the shape was really meaningful. After a lot of redoing & revisions, this is what I came up with. I find when designing something for yourself it can be even harder than just designing for a client. It really re-opened my eyes to how important good design work is but not only for myself but when I do work for others. To top it off, I got it printed on paper that had a pearl finish, and if you look at it in a certain light it sparkles!