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Top 5 Wedding Trends 2016

Top 5 Wedding Trends 2016

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Lavishly lavish! The garden of Lavish entails all of your flower trends for 2016. This style is a wild, bohemian chic with rich garden textures. The primary flowers of this collection are rose, carnation, dahlia, spray rose, stock, and hypericum berries to add an organic touch. Shine bright like a diamond….with metallic! This bold statement has found its way in our 2016 wedding trends. From table cloths to centerpieces, metallic can add a mighty touch to the romantic elegance of your wedding. The contrast of the bohemian edge and metallic reflection will give any wedding the unique trait we’re all looking for! Colors galore! Complimenting the Lavish flowers of this season, here is a list of the top 8 Lavish colors: rhubarb, crimson, purple potion, orchid haze, silver cloud, delicate pink, parfait, and gold medal. The “new destination wedding,” as called by Alison Laesser-Keck of VLD Events, is a fun idea to bring in elements of any memorable place right to your wedding. You can have Paris, Hawaii, or the Bahamas as a part of your wedding without the plane ride! And last but definitely not least, we have the emergence of abundant lighting! Lights can come in all different shapes and sizes to give your wedding the glow that you need. The 2016 predicted trend includes more pendant lights along with vintage chandeliers, and also candelabras to create that intimate...

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How do I choose the right planner?

How do I choose the right planner?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

In our last post we discussed why you should invest in a planner. Now that you’re searching for a planner, here are a few things you should keep in mind when you are meeting with each one. Organize. This seems obvious enough, am I right? Needless to say it will be the most important trait your coordinator possesses. He or she must be on point with everything from A to Z. Your planner must be able to set a date to meet with you at least once a month 6 months prior to the wedding and at least 2-3 times a month as the wedding approaches. He or she should have a set schedule on what you will discuss, offer you choices, and give you time to make your decisions.  Your planner should not rush you but should make sure you stay on schedule. Prioritize. Being able to prioritize is a major necessity when choosing the right planner. In a perfect world you would normally plan a wedding during the timespan of a year; however, that is not always the case and many brides find themselves trying to plan an entire wedding in 6 months. Although it may be difficult, it can be done when you find out where your priorities lay. Understanding which vendors to book first will help the planning process run as smoothly as possible. Improvise. I know what you may be thinking here, ‘It’s my wedding I shouldn’t have to improvise at all!’ This is still true; however, if the need should arise your planner needs to be quick on his or her feet. If the photographer is stuck in traffic but the ceremony is scheduled to begin your planner will need to stall and keep your guests from becoming uncomfortable or agitated. Many problems may occur during your planning process but your planner should be able to provide you with solutions when he or she brings the problem to your attention. Your planner should always be at least one step ahead. Above all you should feel comfortable and safe with your planner. You will be going through one of the most exciting and stressful times of your life and should be able to be yourself and have fun throughout the entire...

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Why choose a Planner?

Why choose a Planner?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

So, he popped the big question and you said yes! Congratulations! After the excitement wears off and you start to plan do you find yourself asking “Where do I start?”  This is a common thought amongst newly engaged brides. You know what you want but, you do not know how to go about finding it and staying within your budget. The solution to your problem is simple, hire a planner. Now, before you assume that hiring a planner will cost you more in the long run here are a few reasons why hiring a planner is both beneficial as well as a penny saver. Time Planning a wedding can take an estimated 150-250 hours to plan. The average bride usually has no time to spend on meeting with vendors, looking at venues, making schedules, etc. Many brides have a full time job, are in school, taking care of her kids or even juggling all three. Hiring a planner will essentially eliminate all of the time consumed by scheduling. A good planner will find and present you with the best options for you and your big day; no looking and no searching. Your planner should narrow down several time and date options for you and work with your schedule to identify a time for you to meet and interview with each vendor. Attention to Detail There are so many minor details to think about when planning a wedding. It is the little things that one might overlook, or simply not have the time to get a task executed properly. A planner has a trained eye. Their goal is to catch things that a bride might miss and your planner will also be able to add the finishing touches on items such as invitations, favors, place cards and more. Hiring  a planner provides newly engaged brides an “extra eye” to detail and an opportunity to enjoy the planning process and most importantly “The Big Day!” Stress Free Your engagement should be a happy, fun, and exciting experience. Unfortunately, stress can come in quite early in the planning process. Not being able to book a vendor, not finding exactly what you’re looking for, or even trying to figure out which theme or colors to choose can be extremely nerve-racking. An experienced planner has years under his or her belt and is up to date on the latest trends to lend you his or her opinion and provide solutions so your wedding is exactly what you want without sacrificing anything. Your planner will save the day more than once during your planning period. Helping you to enjoy your engagement and have fun planning your wedding is what your planner should aim for. Saving your pennies Most brides are under the impression that having a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) wedding will save them hundreds on their overall wedding cost. Overall, this is a false assessment. Most...

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Thank you for stopping by

Thank you for stopping by

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Thank you for stopping by On behalf of the Exclusively for You team, we would like to welcome you to our new site and specifically to our new blog. During the next few weeks, we will be adding some very useful content about how to plan your next event in style, how to avoid those little, but regrettable mistakes, how to choose your flower arrangements, etc. We hope that you will enjoy all of this useful content and please, don’t forget to email us your...

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