Wedding proposals are an exciting time for any couple, especially those who are truly in love with one another. When the reality of the engagement starts dawning on the couple however, the next step they need to do is to start preparing for their big day. But how do you really start? The first thing you need to do is to decide when you would like to get married. This will help you start sending out Save the Date cards to your guests.
Here are some important things you need to know about Save the Date cards:
How important are these cards?
Save the Date cards are important because they help you in preparing your wedding guests. Especially if you will be having a destination wedding, your guests will need to prepare for the event financially and with their schedule. By sending out these cards, you are letting them know in advance that they are part of your wedding guests.
When to send out these cards?
Generally speaking, Save the Date cards are sent six months before the ceremony date. But if you will have a destination wedding, you may want to send these out at least eight months before. When you do, your guests will have enough time to prepare or even confirm if they can join your wedding.
Do you need to have a booked venue and time?
Most of the time, Save the Date cards are only informal invitations that are sent to guests so they can prepare. These cards do not indicate the time and venue of the wedding ceremony yet. In a way, they are just being informed that they should not make any plans on that day because you will be getting married. You don’t include details of the official venue until you have booked it. When that happens, you can send out your wedding invitations already.
Nowadays, there are a lot of ways you can make your wedding cheaper. There are options that you can use to help you be able to cut down on costs. Through wedding packages, people are able to save some money on the expenses they will normally face. The reason behind this is that the suppliers of these packages have affiliations with other people. And because of that, they are able to get discounts on the things they offer for the wedding.
The problem with using one of these wedding packages is that they cannot be customized. If you want to change a particular detail in your big day, you will need to pay extra. Usually, this will cause additional expenses that may end up being costlier than having your own wedding customized. At the end of the day, you are paying more than what you believed to be.
Here are some reasons why you should plan your own wedding:
Time to bond with your fiancé
One of the best things you can get from planning your own wedding is that you are able to bond with your fiancé. If you will be planning every single detail about your wedding, you get to spend more time with your fiancé. You will be able to enjoy the experience because you both worked hard to make sure your wedding will be a success.
Another reason why you should plan your own wedding is because you can easily choose the details you will be using. You can customize everything and be thorough with your selection. If you know a lot of wedding suppliers, you may be able to ask for discounts from them. You can meet these suppliers at bridal shows.
There are a lot of reasons why you should plan your own wedding. But you also have to remember that if you choose this, you might end up with no one to facilitate your big day. If this is something that you’re ready for, you can go ahead and start with your wedding planning. You can check out our event consultation service to help make your wedding venue stand out.
In weddings, every single detail is covered and planned out carefully. From the music, lights, food, and even the seating arrangements, everything needs to be perfect for the couple. Apart from the fact that these provide comfort, they will look really good during the event.
One aspect of the wedding venue that many tend to neglect is the wedding chair. A reason why these are taken for granted is because they are just chairs. But when you really think about it, the chairs play an important role in weddings; in the sense that they provide comfort to the guests.
If you are about to get married, it’s important that you look at all your wedding chair options. Here are some recommendations:
Ghost: Although costly, these chairs are a new addition as an option for wedding chairs. They provide a sleek and modern look that has a transparent color. Because of the way they are shaped, they provide comfort to the person sitting on them.
Pleated: Pleated chairs are typically used on formal and elegant events. Also called Tuffeted, these are chairs that have been pleated with the use of more materials. They usually have a sheet of cloth that’s covering them and may also come with ribbons.
Chiavari: Another chair option that you can go for is the Chiavari; a modern yet cost effective style. The good thing about these chairs is that they usually have padded seats on them. They are pretty versatile too because their padded seats can be covered in a color that suits the wedding’s theme.
Folding Chairs: If you are having a garden wedding, you may opt for folding chairs. This is because these chairs will give you a casual yet comfortable appeal that would go best with your wedding’s theme.
Wondering which chair style you should go with on your big day? Contact us today so we can help with your wedding plans!
We are all intrigued when it comes to celebrity engagements and weddings. When we saw the “mock wedding” Ellen Degeneres held while hosting guest Kaley Cuoco from “The Big Bang Theory” we had to share it with our blog readers.
Kaley Cuoco told Ellen that she and fiance Ryan Sweeting were technically on their first date still. Sweeting had back surgery in LA and never went back home after her a Kaley started dating. Cuoco nursed him back to health. So Ellen decided to hold a mock wedding ceremony for the couple while one of her writers on the show officiated. Whether or not the nuptials stuck we aren’t sure..but it sure is funny to watch:
Why should mega stars have all the fun? I’m here to make your wedding just as memorable as this. Please give me a call and let’s talk about your vision.
The wedding cake is one of the main attractions at most wedding ceremonies. Choosing the right wedding cake is essential to making your wedding ceremony a memorable one. Choosing a wedding cake is in itself a difficult task and most couples make the mistake of leaving this decision for the last stage of wedding planning.
Here are some tips for choosing the right wedding cake for your ceremony:
Budget: You must have a clear idea of your budget for your wedding cake in mind. Cakes can range from a few hundred to thousands of dollars. Cost of a wedding cake depends on choice of flavors, size of cake, choice of bakery and time required in preparation of cake. Set a clear budget in your mind and then start hunting for the perfect bakery.
Choose a Reputable Bakery: You can use online searches, advice from friends and relatives to zero in on a bakery. Once you have decided on a bakery, visit them in person and take a look at the flavors and styles of cakes they have. Most bakeries have a cake design specialist who will assist you in this process.
Cake Testing: Almost always insist on tasting a cake before ordering. This is a crucial point which many people miss and later regret. Many bakeries indulge in shadow practices. Sometimes they will show you something and once an order is completed the cake will be quite different from what you wanted.
Keep these points in mind before ordering a cake. If you do proper due diligence you can ensure that you will have your dream wedding cake. Need help? We can help you in finding the right vendors for your wedding. Contact us NOW!
We love being able to help our Tennessee brides and grooms outfit the perfect wedding reception. Color is so important. It adds so much to the mood of the occasion. With that in mind, what are some of the wedding colors trending for spring 2014?
It helps to take a look in advance as so much of what you will be choosing from wedding vendors will be available in the latest and most popular colors. For a sneak ahead we took a look at what Pantone is introducing for this coming spring.
By taking a sneak peak for yourself you can see that there will be lots of room for variety. It looks like there will be wedding items available in colors to fit every taste. It seems that by combining 2 of the colors for your wedding theme the possibilities for individualizing your wedding seem endless.
So no more do we need to limit our wedding colors to just a few acceptable and safe colors.
Take a look at the new Dazzling Blue they are introducing.
And Orange! Yes, a delicious tangerine based color called Celosia Orange.
And for those who want to play it more safe there is a Placid Blue.
Even the neutrals have been updated from the old traditional white or black.
So take a look and choose what you like. Dream Big! When it comes time to outfit your reception and have enough tables to decorate with your color choices, Grand Central Party will be here for you.
As we near the end of the prime wedding season, we’re also in a season that can be a beautiful inspiration for your big day. From centerpieces to venue, we take a look at how to have the perfect fall wedding.
Colors: The orange and reds of the autumn leaves can be a great inspiration for your wedding colors. However, don’t feel limited to the earth tones of the season. Jewel tones such as deep purples and greens can be used on their own or with the traditional seasonal colors.
Centerpieces: Centerpieces are the perfect way to bring an autumnal spirit to your decor. Think about adding in fall foliage around vases of floating candles. White floral arrangements can be accented with foliage or other flowers in foliage colors.
Style: As you choose an autumn style, think about what makes the season stand out for you and work those elements into your wedding. Whether it’s the bounty of the harvest, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or the cosy feeling of a chilly night spent in front of a fire, bring your favorite parts of the season to your big day.
Venue: A fall wedding doesn’t need to be indoors. A tented wedding can be a wonderful choice for the autumn, especially if you have a location with gorgeous scenery. Don’t forget to use heaters in your tent, though, as you want your guests to be comfortable! Your Tennessee wedding tent rental company will be able to help you choose the perfect tent style and tent accessories for your dream fall wedding.
Your ceremony might opt for the traditional banks of seats with an aisle in between, but there’s no reason you can’t be creative with your reception seating. Circular tables are always good for encouraging conversation and giving plenty of arm room for the meal, but there are other ways of handling your reception seating.
Long rectangular tables can create a variety of table styles. Putting them end to end can give a great banquet feel, while arranging them in a large rectangle can encourage your entire guest list to interact with each other.
You can also mix table styles together. Having a combination of round and rectangular tables can be used in formal or relaxed settings for a great effect. It can make your reception feel less regimented, and add interest to the overall style of your reception.
When you work with a great Tennessee wedding rental company like Grand Central Party, we can help you figure out the perfect seating arrangements for your wedding reception. To find out more, give us a call today!
Flowers and weddings go hand in hand. Beautiful bouquets are for more than just the bride, though. They can also add to your wedding’s decor. Decorating with flowers can be a beautiful addition to any wedding.
One of the obvious ways to include flowers is in your centerpieces. These can add color and fragrance to every table at your reception. From tall towering tree-style centerpieces to low baskets overflowing with blooms, floral centerpieces are a great way to liven up your tables.
Of course, flowers can do more than just sit on tables. Garlands of flowers can be added around your venue, and large bouquets are perfect when placed near the door or dance floor.
Flowers placed around your venue can also make great wedding favors. You can invite your guests to take the flowers with them as a memento from your wedding day.
The perfect decor starts with a great venue, and great wedding rentals. To find out what we can offer for your Nashville wedding, give us a call today!
Your wedding day is exciting, and full of things to do. Your wedding day schedule is more than just the start of the ceremony and reception, though. Having a wedding day schedule can make everything run smoother.
Your wedding day schedule should include times for what you and the rest of the wedding party need to do. This includes times for hair and makeup, getting to the venue, and even a time for breakfast.
It should also include details for your vendors. For example, your caterer and venue will both need to know when the food will be delivered. In some cases, the schedule for your vendors might need to start a day or two before your wedding day, and include any day after tasks.
When you work with an experienced wedding rental company for your Tennessee wedding, we can help you create your wedding schedule. To find out more about scheduling, or what we can bring to your wedding, get in touch today.