Social media is an increasingly present component of our everyday lives, but does it belong at a wedding? Experts say yes, there are ways to tastefully incorporate Instagram, Twitter, and even Snapchat into your ceremony and reception — but the key is in taking control over the situation before it gets out of hand. Read on for three keys to the perfect social media strategy for your big day.
The easiest way to keep track of social media memories is to come up with a unique hashtag for your wedding, and make sure guests are aware of it. The hashtag can be as simple as putting both of your names together and adding the word “wedding,” ie., BB creative director Lindsay Saltz‘s wedding hashtag could have been #lindsayandaaronwedding. Wedding Wire even has this handy wedding hashtag generator, if you’re feeling lazy or uninspired. Put your hashtag on your save the dates, wedding website, and even escort cards, and have your on-site staff encourage avid Instagramming. Read More
If there is one thing that we’ve learned from creating floral designs for almost every event space in New York City, it is that nothing transforms a room and says beauty and opulence like lush tall centerpieces. With so many stunning, New York City wedding venues featuring dramatic, vaulted ceilings, we simply feel the need to play into the drama with tall floral arrangements.
While high centerpieces are often more expensive than low centerpieces, there are ways to save on costs and still wow your guests. Ask your floral designer for ideas. For starters, doing a mixture of high and low is a great way to transform your space and not max out your flower budget. We also love to use hydrangeas in high centerpieces. Not only are they one of the most beautiful and romantic flowers, but they are large and lush so they automatically add volume to your centerpiece. Another trick is to layer the flowers within the high centerpiece, adding more dimension and creating the illusion that it’s even larger. Read More
Every detail of your wedding matters so much. Whether you had your color palette settled by the time you were in fifth grade, or you’re feeling a little dazed and overwhelmed by all the decisions, never have so many details meant so much. When you’re looking for the right wedding florist for your ceremony decor, bouquets and table centerpieces, here are some tips to set your mind at ease:
1. Inspiration is Everywhere
We will understand when you reference celebrity weddings, Disney princesses, or your favorite beach as wedding flower inspiration. Color palettes can start with a page torn from a magazine, a treasured piece of jewelry, or a field of wildflowers. The right wedding florist knows how to translate your taste. We find wedding flower inspiration everywhere, too! Bride & Blossom on Pinterest Read More
This month we welcomed two new members to the Bride & Blossom team. You might recognize Lindsay Saltz, our new Creative Director, from our wedding galleries. As a newlywed, Lindsay understands exactly how important every wedding detail is to brides. And with over a decade of experience as a wedding professional, she knows how to make wedding dreams come true. She’ll be sharing essential advice here on the blog.
Our new wedding coordinator, Monika Guiberteau, brings inspiring energy and passion to the planning process. Monika will be sharing behind the scenes news from the Bride & Blossom studio, as well as her favorite tips, and trends that catch her artistic eye. Read More
To sit, or not to sit, that is the question. Well, ok maybe Shakespeare isn’t necessary for pondering the significance of who to seat where at your wedding reception. Then again, there are probably some heavier-esque things to consider. Firstly, be aware of any issues of physical ability. If grandma is in a wheelchair, be sure to seat her near an entrance/exit for easy access in case of fire, or in case of something more mundane, like needing to use the restroom. Also consider theproximity of her location to meal and beverage if you are doing a buffet-style reception. Even if she is not making her plate up herself, someone else will be no doubt assisting her, and so the distance to travel should be considered. Now remember, other family will also want to sit near her, like mom, and maybe even yourself, so you’ll have to consider her seat in relationship to other people, as well as her needs.
Most of us, if not all of us, can think of at least one unwanted guest we’ve consistently had to invite to all of our major family and milestone celebrations. Maybe it is the nosy aunt, the quintessential creepy uncle, the grandparent who states any and all opinions no matter how unfavorable to the audience. Perhaps it your soon-to-be-in-laws, an enormous weight if they are coming to your wedding and expect to be warmly welcomed.
What to do with these unwanted guests? You do not want them to mess up your special day in any way, including your mood. You deserve to really enjoy this day, right? But, you also do not want to be rude and give people the cold shoulder, especially the people you may be seeing every year after that for family events and who may have a powerful influence over your spouse, and even the children you may have. Read More