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.
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!
• Confirm the number of guests who will be attending with your caterer.
• Transport anything you’re providing to the venue, like favors or a cake server, and hand off guests’ welcome bags to the hotel concierge or your wedding planner.
• If you’re staying in a hotel after the reception, leave your suitcases with the front desk ahead of time.
• Either you or your planner, should email your attendants a timeline of the day’s schedule, including where to be and when group photos will begin.
• Assign a responsible bridesmaid, friend, or family member to field day-of guest inquiries, pass out tips to vendors, collect any cards or gifts left at the reception, and keep track of legal documents, like your wedding license.
• To be sure they’ll look fresh, go for mani-pedis the day before the wedding.
• Assemble a wedding-day kit that contains essentials like bobby pins, bandages, ibuprofen, breath mints, and fashion tape.
• If you’re leaving for your honeymoon the day after, go ahead and get packed beforehand.
• Print copies and email yourself pertinent details, like vendor phone numbers, your vows, and the photographer’s must-get shot list so they won’t be hard to find.The most important thing of all, don’t forget to enjoy your day!
Romance is the number one topic for a wedding and there’s really no other lighting that evokes more romance, than a touch of candlelight.
Classy, timeless and gorgeous, candles could give your wedding reception and ceremony, more romance and glamour. Imagine, you walking down the aisle with the light of hundreds of white candles, plus spectacular floral arrangements and in the end, the love of your life standing there, just waiting for you to arrive. Isn’t that a lovely picture?
Well, we are here to guide you and give you our advice, and it is: “go for it!” No matter the theme or style of your wedding, there’s always a candlelight option that will have you glowing with excitement. For example, you can arrange tall chandeliers for the tables of the reception, maybe a big flower center piece with little candles around in the same color tone of the decoration. There are countless ways to use this spectacular and simple resource, but no matter how you decide to use it, candles will bring to your atmosphere the elegance, romance and warmness you are looking for in this big day.
Also, don’t forget that candles are not only for romance and weddings, you can use them in other kind of celebrations. Maybe an elegant dinner party, a baptism, first communion. Even when you are celebrating a birthday, the candles must be present on top of the cake!
Now a days there are a lot of new trends to decorate your wedding reception, that maybe years before people didn’t think about using. An example of this, is the welcome sign, a special way to tell your guest “welcome to the most important day of our lives!”
The welcome sign, is the first wedding detail that your guest will see, so it have to be absolutely spectacular and it should offer a little taste of what to expect next.
You can be creative and design a beautiful sing, that goes with the theme of the party. Maybe if you have a classic decoration you will prefer a monogrammed chalkboard easels look. But if you’re throwing of a seaside bash, probably a calligraphed pieces of driftwood will be the perfect touch. You can also adorn a sign with colorful blooming florals, for a festive summer wedding or hang eucalyptus garlands, for a bohemian affair. Also sleek graphics and cool typography for a modern twist, could be you ideal welcome sign.
This new idea also provides an important service for your guests. Many couples use them as a master itinerary, maybe a map to direct guests to the their seats or to explain where can they find everything inside. Is a very creative idea and you can be sure that your guest will love it.
Remember to put a personal wedding hashtag on the sign, so your guests can be sure to use it, while sharing all of those candid moments.
This idea definitely should go in your wedding decor checklist for your special day!
Often called the sweetheart table, is one of the most important set for wedding receptions. When it comes to decorating it, you have many options, but is important to keep it simple and very elegant to maintain the tone of the party.
First of all, you need to decide where to place it. I’ll be perfect to do the set, in a spot where every guest can see you both. Maybe you can put it in front of an attractive backdrop, such as curtains, or a wall full of flowers. If you have a lot of plants nearby, some greenery on top helps integrate it to the theme.
After you know the perfect place for your table, you can start to have some fun and decorate it. Add elegance to your set, maybe use beautiful tablecloths that matches with the wedding theme, or create a beautiful effect with banners and candles. Also, put some decorations for the chairs and around the table as well. Always keep in mind the style of your wedding, so that everything has some harmony.
Don’t forget to always have fun with your wedding preps! This moments will be attach to your memory for the rest of your life!
We all have in mind with a celebration the food, the seats, the tables, the decoration. But in all the party planning we forget the most important thing to do in your own party: to have fun!
For having a glorious moment to share with your guest is essential to choose the right entertainment, a full team that knows how to keep your friends and family on the dance floor without forgetting the things you like.
When you serve a meal all your guests are instructed to eat at the exact same time and many of those guests, once they sit down to eat, they may not get back up! Prevent this from happening by opting for buffet-style stations instead. This allows guests to eat on their own time, and keeps the food from getting cold for those who refuse to take off their dancing shoes.
Start to set the party tone for the evening and once everyone is dancing, keep people on the dance floor. Include dancing between courses and minimize down time, all we want is to dance, dance, dance!”
Before doing anything else you have to remember to get rid of the biggest tradition: the schedule! Let the party take its own course and go with the flow. Also, is absolutely necessary to maintain an excellent communication with your party planner, this is the key to create an awesome event, and most important to enjoy yourself!
The first thing your guests are going to receive about your magnificent event is the invitation, so is a very important deal! Today we are living in a digital world and you need to get more practical and send a spectacular digital invitation. Here are some reasons that are going to make you go digital!
• You can customize and design them as you wish, with every detail that you like and according to the theme of your party.
• Is less expensive, and you can use some extra money for the caterer or the decoration.
• You can deliver your invitations by yourself in a matter of seconds, Internet will take care of everything. Also, the attendance confirmation will be almost immediately being only a response of the email you are going to send.
Apart from all of this, the environment will thank you!
This question causes a lot of anxiety, but don’t worry we are here to help you figure out what you should do.
First of all, you need to decide what kind of event you are going to have, by this we mean at what our and what location you are going to pick.
After doing this thinking, we can choose. If you have an early event, you can go for a tasty buffet brunch and give your guest the opportunity to pick between a few options, what they will like to eat.
On the other hand, if you have an event by night a little more elegant, go for a sit-down dinner style, this option sometimes is a little less expensive than the buffet, and is more appropriate and comfortable for the elegant outfits your guests will be wearing.
However, there is another option. You have all day to throw a party so you can choose an afternoon hour like 3pm where is not a must to serve a complete meal. With this idea in mind you can put some waiters to serve some appetizers, and your guest will have variety of food to try in small bites. It could be a great idea to serve some mini burgers, or hot dogs, depending on how casual you want your party to be.
You can organize an excellent catering according to the event you are having, the sky is the limit, and Harmony Rental your best ally!