Sometimes, I run into brides that are interested in doing it all for themselves. There is nothing wrong with that, I myself DIY'd aspects of my wedding. The idea of DIY'ing your wedding is a personal choice. The only recommendations I have for brides when it comes to DIY'ing your wedding is to think about how they would like their day to go. If you DIY all of your favors, and are done two weeks before the wedding. Congratulations, you are an expert at knowing what 'most' people can comfortably DIY for their wedding. I have seen time after time a bride who becomes obsessed with creating the wedding of her Pinterest dreams. Well, the problem with this type of bride is that she will soon become overwhelmed and by the time her wedding rolls around, she will be exhausted and not able to enjoy the fruits of her labor. For all brides, I recommend doing as much as possible before hand and hiring someone to do the rest. A wedding planner can be an invaluable tool when it comes to accomplishing your goals. Nobody I have ever known has regretted hiring a planner. Now, that is not to say that they didn't regret the planner they chose, but people always see the value in having a point person so that each vendor does not have to come up to them regarding all of the little issues that arise. Couples, when planning your wedding, please hire a planner, they will pay for themselves 1000 times over.
Being a florist means that inevitably you will be super busy the week of Valentine's Day. Before becoming a florist, I never thought too much of the holiday, but now my perception has totally changed. I know that we should all show our loved ones how we feel everyday, but like most, this can fall by the wayside with so many day to day responsibilities. Therefore, I absolutely love it when I have a past client contact me asking for an arrangement for their wife. Despite the fact that I only do event florals, I love and make a point to support my past clients when they like to surprise their wives with replicas of their wedding bouquet, arrangement, or even a completely new design. As one client put it, "I want to show her how special she is to me today just like the day we got married." Oh, how that melted my heart. So, with this belated post, I would like to say Happy Valentine's Day to all of my past and future clients. Below is a replica arrangement I did for a husband who was cooking dinner for his wife and wanted something like the centerpiece from their wedding to decorate the table.
Yesterday marked the end of football season with the questionable call by Pete Carroll. Today is the first day that I have my husband back 100%, he is off to start on his honey do list that has been accumulating for the last few months. To all my fellow football widows, it's our time!
I love meeting couples, the energy between them is contagious and I always leave feeling refreshed and energized. But, the one thing I try to suggest that my brides do is incorporate some more masculine elements into their wedding. Everyone loves a pink wedding, but why not use charcoal gray as chargers? That small change, can make the reception not appear so overwhelmingly girly. Don't get me wrong, I am a girly girl, but I loved the fact that my husband also felt like the day was his when we got married. Ladies, the day is yours, but don't forget there is someone else standing up there wtih you. Happy planning!
As a lifelong learner, I thoroughly appreciated the opportunity to participate in the Miami Karen Tran class. We went to Miami and could not have had a more picturesque setting. I have already put some of the lessons I learned in the course to work for several weddings we have done since then. The video does not do the sheer size of the florals justice. I have never seen so many flowers in one place before in my life. Who doesn't love making pretty things? My tip for brides is to always look for vendors who are constantly learning and trying new things, the results will amaze you.