Flower Petal Faux Pas

Where would our lives be without Pinterest? …my snarky answer: probably outside or on a run, maybe doing some chores around the house or checking off a few tasks on the list. …my real answer: a little mix of the above, but with a lot less organization, ease, quick resolutions and ideas. I’ll be honest: Pinterest is fueling my find and fix DIYs, organizing my outfits and making them seem a bit more polished, filling my kitchen with glorious scents and helping me find the perfect gifts. BUT as will all good things, there might certainly be the bad looming around the corner. In the bridal world, there are some horrible, terrible, no good, very bad things we see on Pinterest. One of my favorite examples: flower petal designs down the aisle. First things first, YES they are BEAUTIFUL. But there are a lot of factors when it comes to pulling this off successfully (ever seen those links to Pinterest fails? If not executed properly, this could end up there). TIP: To capture the perfect shot you’ve seen on Pinterest, the photo was probably snapped within seconds of the petals being placed. Things you need on your side: 1. Weather 2. Guests 3. Time Things you can’t control: 1. Weather 2. Guests 3. Time Weather: In order for these petal patterns to cooperate, you need the wind out of sight and rain out of mind. One brisk breeze, especially here on the Milwaukee lakefront, and your pattern will be pushed out of place. Guests: One false move or one unobservant guest and again, your florist’s artwork is abort. Time:...

The Waiting Game

Scenario: You just got engaged, your Pinterest wedding board is filled to the brim and you’re ready to get this planning thing going full speed ahead! As planners, we pride ourselves in getting back to our clients quickly and we appreciate receiving positive feedback on our prompt response rates. Having a planner helps minimize and manage the stress of other vendors not getting back to you. Think of planners as professional stalkers: the moment we receive your email, we contact vendors to get your answer. We will continue through email and phone calls with check ins until we get the sought after info. Sometimes it can take 2 minutes, 2 hours, 2 days…and then some. We know you’re excited and we are just as excited to get to working with you, but before you get head over your wedding day heels, there are a few tricks and tips to know about within the wedding industry when you hit a few bumps in the road. Especially during busy season. 1. Sundays are Saturdays and Mondays are Sundays. Especially in the bakery and catering worlds. After long weekends of events, more common than not, most bakeries and catering companies are closed on Mondays. TIP: This rule does NOT apply to Bridal Shops. Although they may be closed Mondays, they often have extended hours/business days to accommodate your appointments! 2. Two days wait: Getting price quotes/availability for just about everything in the industry can sometimes warrant a day’s (or two) wait. We aren’t stalling to get back to you or ignoring your emails, if we could come up with quotes in the...