I was reading an interesting article about recycling wedding items and I could relate. A lot of couples buy wedding decor in an effort to save money and then find themselves stuck with a lot of items they have no use for. Some area able to sell them or even donate to their friends upcoming weddings while others end up donating them or repurposing them as home decor. If having DIY Decor is part of your design, then make sure you have an exit strategy.
1. Post the week of your wedding on social media groups about items you will be selling in the future
2. Donate to a friends wedding
3. See if your venue is interested in purchasing some of your items. Also, you may want to donate
4. Incorporate as part of your home decor or office
If you do not want to bother with excess DIY items, you may want to rent them instead. Even though it may cost more, the end result is--you do not have to bother with it in the future. It is not cost effective, but it is less stress.
The article for reference is:https://www.jamaicaobserver.com/tuesday-style-vows/recycling-wedding-decor_217105
Congrats again to this Fabulous couple. They downsized their event and moved the reception outside, just to be safe. Vendor love goes to
Loring Magnolia Photography, A thousand Cranes Productions, Elegant Ensembles, Amelies French Baker, Occasions Catering, MUA Amy Castro, Carolina DJ Pros, Flowers Plus Charlotte, Minted, Azazie, Bedazzled and my awesome staff.
This lovely couple exchanged their I do's at The Barn at Sandcastle. We have partnered with the venue to offer inclusive Elopement packages via Elope Carolina. (www.elopecarolina.com)
Special thanks to: The Barn at Sandcastle, Aprils Floral Expressions, Rev. Jim Lytle, Linens by The Silk Veil, Suarez Bakery and Paris Love Photography
As with many of my clients, we had to postpone the original date and downside to make this event happen. Special thanks for Hilton Charlotte University for making this possible. Congrats to Evonne and Michael, celebrating Rooted in Love.
Vendor love goes to: Crystal Cofie Photography, Clux Events, DJ Krazy T, Jonathan Rose, The Silk Veil Linen Rentals, M Design Studio (Stationary) Sweet it is Cakes, Simply Unique Designs, Laurin Wilson Films,
Congrats to this lovely couple who braved Covid to say I Do.
Vendor love goes to
Ken Thomas Photography
DJ Krazy T
Aprils Floral Expressions
Justin White Photo and Video
New York Bride and Groom
Berry Scrumptious Catering
and my amazing crew.
Congratulations to Tre and Alicia. We celebrated with this intimate and Covid compliant wedding at Napa in Kingsley, Fort Mill SC. This wedding was special because it was also my birthday!!
Vendor loves goes to:
Designs by JK, Aprils Floral Expressions, Carolina Royal Strings, DJ Krazy T and of course, The Silk Veil.
Candles are amazing and we love them. If you want to add elegance to an event, add candles. If you are on a tight budget, yet you want to give the look of elegance, use candles. If you hate flowers, use non-floral centerpieces and candles! You cannot lose. Floating candles, taper candles, pillar candles, candelabras, and more. Below are some candle centerpieces and decor ideas we have used over the years. Some are in dim settings and also natural light setting. I hope they inspire.
Pictures courtesy of our designers and florist via their phones.
Did you know that there are several different types of bouquets? Most are familiar with Cascading or Round bouquets, but there are also Tussy Mussy, Hand Tied, Nosegay and Composite, to name a few. With everything at a standstill with Covid, I wanted to share some of my favorite bouquets over the year. Maybe it will help you step out of the box for your wedding.
Want more information on bouquet types, visit Inside Weddings
Photography Credit: Allure Photography,Crown Town, Paris Love, The Beautiful Mess, Christopher Belle, Elle Imaging, Dawn Marie Photography, More Beaty Photography
We use these words a lot but really, what is the difference!
1. A Wedding Planner is your right-hand man(or woman lol) We are there from beginning to end. We assist with finding vendors, venues, design, decor, and handling all the details necessary to ensure only a smooth wedding planning experience but also a smooth wedding day. On the wedding day, we become the Wedding Coordinator so you can continue to relax on your wedding day.
2. Wedding Coordinator (Called Event Management, Day of and/or Month of coordinator) is the liaison between you (the bride and groom) and ALL of your vendors. We are assigned the task of Organizing and Leading your event. We can be hired anytime during the planning process but our main objective is to make sure your wedding DAY runs smoothly. Day of Coordination usually starts 2 weeks prior and Month of Coordination starts 4-6 weeks prior. We ensure setup and breakdown of the venue and vendors, draw up the timeline, become your personal maitre d, handle the ceremony rehearsal and ceremony and a wealth of other things to ensure your wedding day runs smoothly.
3. Venue Coordinator is your liaison between you and the hotel/venue staff. They are your first point of contact and probably the person you met with when you initially toured the venue. Their main objective is to make sure they have covered all aspects of your event as it pertains to their venue. All other aspects of your wedding technically do not concern them. They are not your wedding planners. They handle your tastings, room block and ensure on your wedding day, the room (s) are set up per your previous discussions and that the vendors are there per the information you (the bride and groom) have given them. After the cake cutting, they will leave your event and a maitre d takes over.
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