Monday, January 22, 2018

Are There Any Winter Alternatives to Peonies?

Peonies have slowly grown to be among the most popular wedding flowers. Truly, they are delicate and beautiful, and they have a very festive feeling about them that makes them perfect for such happy, unforgettable events.

What happens if your wedding is set during the winter or fall, though, when peonies are not as widely available – and more expensive?

We have some tips to help you with this – so read on and learn about some of the loveliest winter alternatives to peonies.

  • English roses. Perhaps one of the best replacements for the classic peonies, English roses come in a very large variety of colors, making them easy to coordinate with a lot of wedding color schemes. Moreover, they’re available throughout the entire cool season – so you will not have issues finding them at decent prices.
  • Chrysanthemums. This is a fall flower by definition, and you will see it included in autumn weddings quite often. A bloom filled with energy and beautiful simplicity, it is truly a great choice – especially if you’re just looking for something to “buff” your peony bouquet in a non-expensive way.
  • Double flowering tulips. Elegant in their pure simplicity, tulips are always an amazing choice for brides. Double flowering tulips, however, strike the perfect balance between sophistication and opulence – and they are widely available during the fall as well. Therefore, they make for excellent peony replacements, precisely because they have the same ruffled, rich look (but they are far more affordable during the cold season).

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Monday, January 15, 2018

When Should You Have Your Wedding?

Setting a wedding day is extremely important because it will influence every single part of the wedding planning. Before you get to a particular date, though, you should first find the right season for you and your Big Day.

How to do that? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Your budget will have a say in this. If you have a restricted budget, our advice is to set a wedding season outside of the most popular ones (spring and summer). From September to March, prices for venues and vendors tend to be lower – and you can still plan a truly dreamy wedding in these months as well.
  • Of course, you should LIKE the season you choose for your wedding. If you are a person who loves warmth and sunshine and set a wedding date in full November, you might feel that it’s not like you have always wanted it to be. You could, for example, have a March wedding or a September wedding instead (if budget is an issue).
  • Last, but definitely not least, consider the wedding style you want as well. For instance, if you want to have an outdoor rustic wedding, doing this in the winter may be a lot more difficult than doing it in any other season. Likewise, if you want to wear a strapless wedding dress made from veil and lace, you might find that it’s not a feasible option for a chilly month of December…

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Yes, You Can Definitely Serve Comfort Foods at Your Wedding!

Weddings have changed quite a lot in the past couple of decades – especially from the point of view of how casual they can be today. Sure, you can have a totally mindblowing, elegant wedding – but if you want something more relaxed and intimate, there are a lot of casual wedding ideas you can definitely incorporate into your Big Day.

Comfort foods are among some of the very best wedding ideas these days. Why? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  •        Everyone loves them. Name someone who doesn’t love a good bowl of mac and cheese, who doesn’t want to indulge in overly syrup-y pancakes, or who doesn’t enjoy a perfectly well-made burger. If you thought more than 5 minutes about this, it is more than likely that everyone at your wedding will love your comfort food ideas.
  •         They are easy to serve. Of course, there are a thousand ways to present a burger, but beyond that, finding vegetarian, lactose-free or gluten-free replacements or alternatives for comfort foods is fairly easy. That happens because these foods are so widely known that people have adapted to the different special diets as well.
  •        They are inexpensive. If you want to save money on your wedding menu and not sacrifice your guests’ satisfaction, this is the way to do it. Serving different types of comfort food can be a truly budget-savvy choice, even when you go for the higher-end ingredients!

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Steal Inspiration from Pinterest for Your 2018 Wedding

Undoubtedly, Pinterest is one of the main sources of inspiration for brides-to-be everywhere. With so many ideas flowing and connecting to each other, though, it can be quite difficult to spot the ones that are really noteworthy.

So, what are some of the most popular Pinterest ideas for your 2018 wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  •        Mixing metals. Gold, silver, and copper have been around for quite a while in the wedding décor landscape – but most of the times, they just get combined with other (usually neutral) colors. This year, though, metallic colors are getting mixed among each other – and it looks so much better than you could ever imagine!
  •        Mixing seasons. A spring wedding in December? A fall wedding in March? Yes, this is all really trendy right now – and it can be pulled off with plenty of imagination and creativity. You just need to bring in classic “seasonal” pieces of décor and re-adapt them to the season you’re actually having your wedding in (e.g. using pink pumpkins instead of their natural colors).
  •      Mocktails. There are a thousand reasons to love a good mocktail – so why not incorporate it into your wedding? You could make this a replacement for cocktails, or a compliment (for guests who don’t drink alcohol, or are too young to do so, for example). Either way, we guarantee a lot of your guests will be delighted with the idea!

Looking for a remarkable wedding planner to help you bring together your favorite wedding ideas? We’re here to do that for you! Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning and we will make sure your wedding day is perfect from all points of view! Hire us today – you will never regret it! 

Monday, December 25, 2017

Traditional Wedding Cakes With a Twist

Many brides and grooms believe “traditional” is the equivalent of “boring”, but that needn’t be the case. As a matter of fact, traditional wedding elements are still highly appreciated for a reason: they are timeless, and they are constantly adapted to the new trends.

Take the classic white wedding cake, for example. Classy and timeless, this cake can be adjusted to fit any type of wedding, and any type of couple. Here are some ideas to inspire you as well:

  •        Round and square. For a modern white cake that will look just as elegant in 2018 as it will 40 years from now, ask your confectioner to create a multiple-tier white cake covered in classic fondant. The twist? Ask for two square tiers (at the bottom) and three round tiers (towards the top). The combination will add so much charm to your wedding cake!
  •        Playfully white. A small, two-tier wedding cake can be instantly turned into a playful, sweet, and modern piece if you ask your confectioner to add sugar balls on the brims of each of the tiers. They will look absolutely adorable, especially when paired with a cute cake topper!
  •        Rivets of white. Ask your wedding cake designer to create icing rivets on your tall, tiered, white wedding cake. If you add a couple of small bouquets of blooms on the cake (at the bottom and on the brim of the bottom tier, for example), it will look ultra-beautiful and elegant. The rivets, the blooms, the height of the cake – everything about it will scream “refined elegance”!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Your Bridesmaids Don’t Have to Spend a Fortune on Their Dresses

You want your bridesmaids to look excellent on the Big Day – but more than anything, you want to make sure they feel really great. Of course, their attires should look good and they should be coordinated with the entire wedding style – but that doesn’t mean they have to spend a fortune on these dresses.

How much should they spend, more exactly? Here are some tips you might want to keep in mind:

  • Our advice is to be considerate with your bridesmaids’ financial needs. They usually spend a lot on the wedding and on the pre-wedding events as well – and the last thing you want is to lose friends on account of money. The more considerate you are, the happier they will be.
  • To make sure you don’t offend anyone and still offer everyone options that suit them, come up with three versions, from three different price ranges. Offer them something on the higher range of prices (such as a dress that costs more than $350), something that falls in the medium range (such as a dress that costs somewhere between $200 and $350) and something that’s inexpensive (such as a dress that costs between $100 and $200).
  • If you want to make your dress choice feel even more considerate, focus on designs your bridesmaids won’t wear just at your wedding. Choose something they can wear at other events as well! This way, they will not spend a lot of money on something they only wear once.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

A Few Drops of Rain Won’t Ruin Your Big Day

For many brides, rain is one of the absolute worst things that could happen on their Big Day. When you look at this situation through pink-colored glasses, though, you will find that things are not as bad as they seem.

What is there to know about coping with rain on your wedding day? Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • You cannot control it – so why stress over it? Summer, fall, winter or spring – rain could pop up as an uninvited guest at any point during the year. Take it as it is – this may actually be the only thing you cannot plan months in advance.
  • Be ready. Planning an outdoor event? Have a plan B in store, just in case rain decides to pour down on your guests. A wedding tent is a really great solution for outdoor weddings on a damp day – so make sure to have one prepared.
  • Make guests feel cozy. Rain has started? Make guests forget about it! Provide them with excellent foods, hot chocolate to warm up and a huge smile every time you see someone joining in on the dance floor – they will completely forget about the rain.
  • Make yourself feel great. Put on a pair of colored, fun wellington boots and take out your chic umbrella – it’s time to shoot some fun rainy wedding pictures! The right photographer can turn these into works of art, so don’t be afraid to have some real fun with this shooting!

Looking for a wedding planner who will help you with a smooth navigation of the wedding planning process? Contact B.A. Bride Wedding and Event Planning right now – we’re here to make sure you and your guests will actually enjoy this wonderful life event!