Weddings are tough. They are tough to plan (without the help of a planner of course). They are tough emotionally, having to deal with the stress and the family drama (yes, there is always some!). It makes sense that more couples are opting for smaller, more intimate gatherings and elopements. Having a small wedding doesn’t mean you have to give up any luxury. You can plan the most luxurious wedding for the people who are closest to you. You will be spending a lot less so you can provide more for the people you do invite! Who says low-key has to mean boring?
Simple etiquette rules we should all be reminded of.
Couples are becoming “pickier” about the type of food they are serving their guests. As a wedding planner I can tell you , most wedding food isn’t that great. I’m seeing more couples putting food as their top priority when it comes to their wedding.(And it should be.) Look for a venue or caterer who makes the food fresh and does not use warmer’s to keep the food waiting until you get there. Also look for those who use the best ingredients while cooking. You don’t want to serve your guests tough over-cooked roast beef!
A great venue in Niagara for this is White Oaks Resort & Spa. The photo below is from their website.
More and more couples are moving away from “stuffy” weddings. A lot of couples are saying goodbye to the traditional sit-down dinner and opting for creative food stations instead (think interactive smores bars or poutine stations). Some couples are even introducing games during the cocktail hour, or entertainers during the reception to increase the fun happening at their wedding! This is a trend I am happy to see, not only does it insure that your guests will leave happy, they will also remember a one-of-a-kind wedding!
Truth. Take risks and live life. Don’t miss out on opportunities because you are scared.
This year expect to see a lot of “candy tables” being replaces with “sweet tables”. Pretty tables full of miniature or full size pies, cakes, dessert bars and more! This is a trend I am A-Okay with! Not only is it much tastier than plan old candy, it adds more depth and visual interest to your table decor!
I love this quote. Remember relationships have good times and bad times, it’s about sticking together to make it through.
Dreamy mint weddings are high on the trend list for 2013 and with good reason. Soft pastel wedding palettes are some of my favourite to work with. It’s truly romantic and pairs well with so many other pastel colours. Add a bit of lace for a vintage feel or use sequins to mod it up. See a mint and peach inspiration board here.
Photo Source and Adorable Wedding Scrabble Sign: Etsy
Myth: Drinking 8 glasses of water a day will rehydrate your skin.
Truth: There are no studies ever shown that drinking water makes skin moist. Dehydration however does turn the skin dull and peaked. While you should drink water for a healthy body overall, you should apply moisturizer to keep water from evaporating from the skin.
Myth: Natural and herbal products are better for your skin.