I see it happen time and time again... the officiant has a flower, or doesn't. There's an extra flower for a hired vendor, but someone in the ceremony doesn't have one. Today I'm talking to the brides and those picking out the flowers for their wedding - make sure you don't leave anyone out!
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If you’ve followed me for any length on facebook, instagram, or on my blog, you’ve certainly seen pictures from Jocelyn and Matt’s wedding last year! I realized that I never did a blog post highlighting their wedding specifically, and wanted to take some time to introduce you to two of my favorite people!
As a recent bride and a relatively “new” to the industry wedding professional, I’m often still surprised that the average cost of an American wedding is $30,000. I’m equally surprised at how easy it is to surpass that mark when planning a relatively simple and modest wedding. It’s got me paying close attention to why things cost as much as they do, and what you’re actually paying for when you hire someone for your wedding.
I remember the first wedding I was asked to be in - I was still in college and really had no clue what a wedding entailed. I just knew that I cared about my friend and wanted to be there for her any way that I could! While every single wedding is different, bridesmaids have a huge role to play. Whether it's a laid-back wedding where the bride is carefree or a black-tie affair, all of these tips apply!
Working with other people can be such a rewarding experience. I love getting to know new people, figuring out what gives them joy, and learning how they work! Perhaps that's the leadership nerd in me coming out :) While I love getting to work with new people, it can be really frustrating to work with people who don't communicate clearly.
Once you get engaged, the fun begins! You start looking through magazines, going crazy on pinterest, and reading everything you can about weddings. Maybe you even bought your own wedding journal/binder/planning guide! Then it becomes time to research vendors, make phone calls, set appointments, put deposits down.. and it gets a little scary, and a little bit more real.
I wrote this a year ago, shortly after I told my husband that one of my New Year's resolutions was to start my own event planning business. Since I haven't formally started a blog until now, it's been sitting in draft form until now!