This Week In Weddings

December 16, 2013 at 5:51 pm (Event Planning Tips) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

A new feature to the blog! Every Monday, we will scour the web and find top news and trends about all things wedding. Read, share, comment, send us links you find, let us know what you think! Your one stop shop every Monday for all the latest. Enjoy!

Wedding Flowers
The No. 1 Way to Ensure Your Wedding Flowers Look Fresh, Not Floppy
Article from Glamour

Wedding flowers, like all fresh flowers, have a limited shelf life. Once your florist takes your flowers out of their temperature-controlled room, you can start the countdown to when they’ll start drooping.

To ensure your wedding flowers aren’t already on their way downhill when your ceremony kicks off, ask your florist to hold off on the flower delivery until the last possible minute.

Think about when you’ll actually NEED your wedding flowers: If you’re taking photos before the ceremony, do you want your flowers in the pics? If so, ask the florist to arrive when photos are about to start. (You can take flower-free photos while the groomsmen are getting their boutonnieres pinned on.) If you don’t care about preserving your flowers on film, ask the florist to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the ceremony; give her a little more wiggle room if your ceremony has a complicated floral setup.

Also: In your first conversation with your florist, ask her to raise a red flag if you request any droop-prone blooms, such as cosmos and some types of wildflowers. And double-check that she’s using a hydration solution, like this one, to help your blooms retain water after they’re cut.

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Wedding Cakes
Wedding Cakes That Are Almost Too Pretty To Eat
Article from The Huffington Post

Cutting the wedding cake is a tradition most brides and grooms look forward to on the Big Day — and saving a slice to enjoy together on the one-year anniversary is practically a rite of passage.

Bobby Doherty/New York Times, Wood You Marry Me? by Butterfly Bakeshop, $9 per serving.

Bobby Doherty/New York Times, Wood You Marry Me? by Butterfly Bakeshop, $9 per serving.

But the wedding cakes featured in the latest issue of New York Weddings, are almost too pretty to cut into. Almost. See more pictures and read article here.

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Wedding Shoes
Harry Potter Themed Stilettos Exist (And We Want Them)
Article from The Huffington Post

According to the post, the shoes were hand painted by the bride’s sister-in-law for the Big Day. As to who wore what? The bride got to rock the black Harry Potter and Hogwarts stilettos, while the bridesmaids each wore a pair representing the four houses: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. Luckily, he who shall not be named never RSVP’d.

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Wedding Style
Do you know you can rent a designer gown for your engagement party or shower at RentTheRunway.com?
Read their story and see how inexpensive these rentals are!

Photo from RentTheRunway.com

Photo from RentTheRunway.com

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Wedding Invitations
How to Address Wedding Invitations
Article from CNN Living

Married Couple
In this case, it is proper to use Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wooley. Spell out the husband’s first name. If you decide to include the husband’s middle name, it should be spelled out, not abbreviated as an initial.

Single Female
In the case of a single female guest, it is proper to use Ms. if she is over age 16 or 18. If she is younger, than Miss is the acceptable choice.

Read more here.

Wedding Photography
Photo of the Day! Modern Centerpieces
From Bridal Guide Magazine

Photo credit:  Nadia D Photography / Flowers by: Dreams and Designs by Ana Hinojosa

Photo credit:
Nadia D Photography / Flowers by: Dreams and Designs by Ana Hinojosa

Photo credit:
Nadia D Photography / Flowers by: Dreams and Designs by Ana Hinojosa
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Celebrity Wedding News
Check out this beautiful short video from singer Kelly Clarkson’s October wedding!

Honeymoon Ideas!
Every week we will feature a new destination. Let’s start with ARUBA!
Click the link to read about honeymoon packages!

Photo Courtesy of VisitAruba.com

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