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  • | #WeddingWednesday | Staying sane while planning your wedding

    tricks to stay sane when planning your wedding

    Planning your wedding can be the most stressful time of your life.  While "keep calm and carry on" is something people love to say, it's not always the easiest thing for a busy bride-to-be to do!  That's where the experts come in...

    Vogue asked some of the top wedding planners the key to keeping sane during this exciting time.  Below are their tips which we also agree will help you keep it together.  They'll also help you to enjoy this unforgettable time in your (AND YOUR SPOUSE'S) life. 

    Hire a planner.
    Regardless of how simple or elaborate you are envisioning your day, planning out the logistics of such a special event will take time. “My advice for a bride-to-be is to begin working with a planner as soon as you set the wedding date,” says Ron Wendt, CEO of Ron Wendt Design.

    “There is no worse feeling than that of being rushed—or told that you missed an opportunity because of time constraints. Planning your wedding should, and can be, such a fun process if you go about it properly with a professional. Start early and save yourself the unnecessary stress,” Wendt adds.

    “Especially during the month leading up to your wedding—you should be concentrating on friends, family, and pampering yourself,” says Sara Fried of Fête Nashville. “Not calling all your vendors, updating them on head-count changes, worrying about the weather, and finalizing the timeline and vendor load-in details!”

    Ask for help.
    “It always confuses me when brides tell me they don’t want their bridesmaids to have to do anything,” Fried says. “It’s an honor to be asked to be in a wedding, and your friends want to help make your wedding memorable, personal, and as stress-free as possible, just as you would do for them!”

    If you get overwhelmed with the task of stuffing envelopes, finding bridesmaids dresses, or choosing favors, ask your bridesmaids for help. “There’s nothing wrong with asking a friend to take on the task of setting up manicure appointments for everyone or ordering lunch and mimosas for your wedding day,” says Fried.

    Be flexible.
    What is urgent versus what is important? “It’s easy to get bogged down by the daily demands of planning a wedding. Write down the three things you value most in your life and keep them front and center,” Boardman suggests. Focusing on what matters ensures you won’t have a conniption over which table linens to choose.

    “I cannot stress the importance of flexibility enough,” says Binder-Brynes. “Many brides and grooms these days have precise visions of what they want their wedding to be. It is good to have some idea of what you desire, but remaining flexible is key to reducing stress and finding enjoyment in the planning. And choose your battles. Deal with the most salient and immediate problems first and leave the less pressing ones for a later time,” she says.

    Enjoy the journey.
    ‘Good stress’ is still stress. “Brides-to-be sometimes feel guilty that they are not enjoying every moment of what is supposed to be one of the most exciting times of their life,” Boardman says. Getting enough sleep, maintaining an exercise regimen, starting a meditation practice, and eating a healthy diet are ways you can fortify yourself and stay strong within the wedding vortex.

    It’s not all about you!
    Your fiancé is now your forever partner, so ask him for ideas and input. “The more decisions you make together, the closer you will become—and the more personal your wedding will be to the both of you. It’s a great experience to learn how to compromise and choose your battles,” Fried says.

    Boardman echoes that sentiment. “Remember who you are marrying. I can’t stress this enough—it takes two to get married, so there are two who have to be considered in the planning stages. Here is where flexibility comes in again; you are both important that day, and planning your wedding sets the tone and a precedent for many other ‘plannings’ to come in your future.”

    (Interview from Vogue.com)

  • | Wedding Rentals | The pieces you'll want for your wedding

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    Wednesday are always a good thing.  First of all, it means we're halfway through the week, and secondly it also happens to be Wedding Wednesday!  Eventures is passionate in everything we do, but we also have a soft spot in our hearts for weddings and all the amazing couples we get to meet.  

    Weddings can be such a stressful time but that doesn't have to be the case!  We specialize in everything from planning, designing, and even rentals so that we're with you every step of the way.  Even if you're having a small ceremony we have some extraordinary rentals to make even the tiniest wedding appear grand!  

    Here's a look around our showroom where you can find everything you need for your big day.  Schedule a styling showroom appointment today!

  • Wedding Trends to ditch in 2017 (according to the experts)

    Welcome to our first Wedding Wednesday!  

    Let's call on the experts to see what trends they're hoping to say goodbye to in 2017. Disclaimer: while we don't completely agree with all of them, it's fun to see what other professionals love and what they look forward to saying goodbye to!

    (Remember the blue bird?!  Let's hope that doesn't come back...)

    Wedding Trends to ditch in 2017 (according to the experts)

    “Naming your drinks. Please, no one serve another ‘Dantini’ or a ‘Jennyrita.’ Do serve delicious, artisanal, fresh drinks that are seasonal and inspired, but please stop the witty banter via bar menus, I ‘thankyoutini’ in advance.

    “Another big one for me is family-style dinners. I love family-style, and I might get a lot of slack for this, but I think it’s time to bring some plated elegance back. There, I said it. Sometimes great chefs can really do more with a plated dinner, and I don’t always feel like working for my dinner, passing all the platters around, et cetera, Instead, offer a choice of entrées, not on the menu, but rather that night, when your guests are seated.”
    —Yifat Oren, Los Angeles and New York City–based event producer yifatoren.com

    “Rustic and boho-theme weddings. Rustic has become an almost taboo word. Moving forward, we want to see people moving more toward a mountain-elegant vibe, in which the design elements will remain timeless. Rustic elements like burlap-tied napkins or cocktail tables, wood slices, and twine-tied favors are often not representative of a client, and are merely seen as kitschy. Likewise, teepees, dream catchers, feathers, and arrows are lovely, but we’re really ready to see these elements go away unless they are truly representative of who the client is as a person.”
    —Virginia Edelson, founder of Bluebird Productions bluebirdproductions.com

    “Second, the clown car of bridal parties. I know everyone has a million ‘best friends,’ but they don’t all need to be in your wedding. Third, giant bridal bouquets—the bride should always look like she is carrying the bouquet, not vice versa. And finally, the archaic tradition of the bride’s family footing the whole bill for the wedding. The idea goes back to the time when dowries were all that women brought to the table. In this day and age where a wedding can be two men, two women, and everything in between, this idea no longer even makes sense. Go Dutch or go home!”
    —David Stark, wedding and event planner davidstarkdesign.com

    “The all-white wedding has reigned supreme for a few years now. I’ll admit, the look is classic and beautiful, but in 2017, I’d love to see couples add a signature color to liven things up. And when it comes to food, I’ve had enough of the long, multicourse formal meals with the usual fare. Guests love having familiar, filling foods—to fuel them for all that mingling, drinking, and dancing they’ll be doing! A spin on mac and cheese, fried chicken, and a delicious hearty salad with fruits, nuts, and cheese are all fun options guests will actually enjoy.

    “Lastly, Converse sneakers and cowboy boots paired with formal tuxedos and gorgeous wedding dresses have seen their day. I know it’s charming! But there are so many other unique ways to show your personality and surprise guests with an unexpected twist.”
    —Mindy Weiss, celebrity wedding planner mindyweiss.com

    “The other big one is flower crowns. They were adorable while they lasted when they appeared in the right setting, but after five years, I’m afraid it is definitely time to move on. People should be really careful with fashion trends.”
    —Alison Laesser-Keck and Bryan Keck, founders of VLD Events vldevents.com

    “Pinterest can be an excellent tool for brides-to-be to find inspiration and get their visions in motion, but the home page–of–Pinterest wedding look is well overdone. I’m talking about chalkboard signs, bohemian naked cakes, and geode everything. We thought that boho chic was on its way out last year, but somehow it stuck around for 2016. Let’s hope 2017 can finally ditch the trend.”
    —Colin Cowie, wedding and event planner colincowie.com

    “Food trucks. They’re not over yet, but they’ve got about 15 minutes left.”
    —Bronson van Wyck, wedding and event planner vanwyck.net

    (Quotes taken from Vogue.com)

  • Looking back to help you plan ahead ~

    I’ve always been told not to live with regrets.

    As a wedding stylist where my job is to hand select and offer only the best to my brides, it’s hard not to look back at my own wedding and think of all the “should haves and could haves.”

    However, I can also look back and think, "what would I have done differently for my wedding?"

    Over the next couple weeks, I'll be sharing few thoughts that I hope may inspire you in your own planning journey.

    To start, I wish I would have… chosen an all-white bouquet.

    I loved the colors I chose for my wedding – yellow, coral, pink and vintage blue. If I could go back, however, I would have chosen to keep those colors in the reception décor and not in my bouquet. My wedding dress was my dream dress, and looking back at photos I think a white or cream bouquet would have enhanced the dress more. Just something to think about for your own upcoming wedding! A cream bouquet never goes out of style.

    ~ Brittany

     

     

    (photo from Four Season Magazine)