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August 2018

Monthly Archives: August 2018

Less is more for setting your party table!

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The rules have always been the same: forks on the left, drinks on the right, conversation just slightly to the left of non-controversial. Well, we have some news! Rules were made to be broken so, switch it up a little bit with this amazing tips, close enough to the holiday season. 1) Skip the Tablecloth: Use brown butcher paper as a placemat for a rustic look with effortless cleanup. 2) Play Mismatch: In case you don’t own a complete china set, no problem! Stack different and settle your table with non-matching plates and bowls. 3) Forget ironing and starching: Place a folded linen napkin between a full-sized dish and a salad plate. 4) Cutlery can go on the same side of the plate and not all the time you have to use so many, one pair of knife and fork is enough. 5) For a more modern look you can put the fork and knife above the dishes. 6) Don’t fret over matching wine glasses. Mix and match like the eclectic lady you are. Have some fun planning your next party and don’t worry about so many rules to pleased your guests, we are sure that all they want is to have a good time in your company.

The bouquet, your companion down the aisle

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Every woman loves flowers, not only to receive them as a gift, to decorate her home or to wear, but even more so, as a bouquet to carry and complement her wedding gown on one of the most memorable days of her life. The bridal bouquet is an essential part of a modern bride’s outfit, in every wedding scenario. It is true that flowers add visual beauty and a touch of romance to a wedding, but there are deeper reasons for their presence.

A bride carrying flowers has its roots in ancient times. In Ancient Rome, brides carried garlands, believing that it signifies new beginnings, fidelity and hope of fertility. In the Middle Ages, strong-smelling herbs and spices were thought to ward off and drive away evil spirits, bad luck, ill health and help mask the smell of body odor.

The modern version of the bridal bouquet was popularized by Queen Victoria who, when marrying Prince Albert, carried a tiny round clutch of flowers in a filigree holder filled with moss and orange blossom. In Victorian times, lovers often sent different flowers as a way of expressing their love. Each flower had a different meaning, and their exchange soon became very popular. Flowers were a part of wedding ceremonies because of this romantic association. Brides carefully chose flowers for the sentiments they represented.

However, in modern times, charming as they may have seemed, the old traditions have been almost forgotten, with brides now selecting flowers for the beauty of their colors, fragrance and shape. The bouquet is the bride’s ultimate accessory and greatly adds to the overall appearance of the day. The bride’s selected blooms are a way to express her personal style, taste and personality, it’s also an essential complement to her gown.

Invitation protocol = ancient history

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Over the years there have been many protocols about the invitations and this had raised a lot of doubts like: Were to send it? To whom? Should I put number of guests? Among others. But the truth is, many things have changed over the years and protocol is not so strict anymore.

Nowadays people use more low cost and practical ways, to make their invitations. An example, is the electronic invitations, that are a more simple and faster way to invite your guests, also you avoid another extra responsibility ( going to the mail or deliver them in person to each guest) in the stressful job of planning an event.

Another fact that is old fashioned, is the handwritten invitation. Even though it looks beautiful, very elegant and many people like to do it this way. It isn’t a “must” anymore, now you can use another type of resources and it can also look stunning.

Also, we can discuss the theme of colors. Like we said before, the new generation like to use all digital, including invitations and amazing videos, not at all conventional but extremely original! Now, everyone has different tastes and many people like to see printed invitations, but also in this subject, many things have change. Formerly people used light colors in their invitations, even must of the cards (specially weeding invitations) were white. This idea change completely and nowadays colors took over!

With all this information, you can be sure that they’re not bad decisions, in matter of invitations for your next event. Just follow your instincts and make a design based on your tastes. Also, you have to realize that is very important to consider your guests, many people aren’t so immersed in the digital area, so maybe you have to think about the idea of doing two kind of invitations (digital and printed) and that way you’ll be sure every guest will be satisfy.

Remember always to design your invitations based on the party theme, for more tips you can get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to help you every step of the way!

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