Posted by johnna-patton on June 16th, 2013
Choosing flowers for your perfect day!
The most important thing a bride should know about selecting her flowers: There are no right or wrong choices! Flowers are very personal.
Get A Head Start – look online, at magazines, or books for ideas and inspiration. Pinterest is an excellent way to store and organize your ideas. Bring photos that have captured your attention to meetings with potential florists. However, many florists enjoy being given a free hand….give them a color palette and budget and see what they create for you!
Determine Your Budget. Have a “must” list and a “wish” list. The florist will be able to work with you in recommending flowers to fit your needs and your budget.
Consider The Color And The Season. Use the internet or your florist to see if flowers you like are available in your color palate. Are they in season when you are getting married? It’s always a good idea to have backup flowers selected, just in case
Start With The Bride’s Bouquet. Provide a picture of the wedding dress if possible. Do you want your bouquet to be more formal or more laid back? How large do you want it to be? When selecting the bridesmaid’s bouquet consider the size versus your own. Do you want it to have the same flowers or be a little different? Swatches of fabric fro the bridesmaid’s dress can help with color selection.
The Groom and Groomsmen Are Next. Boutonnieres can be made with most flowers typically used in bouquets. Do you want larger and formal or smaller and simpler? Your florist can brainstorm ideas based on your flower selections. The same goes for corsages.
Centerpieces can be the most expensive thing in the budget when taken as a whole. If your trying to stretch your dollar have some low cost alternatives in mind. Again your florist should be able to give you some ideas.
Thank you to Neils Lunceford for these helpful tips!
Posted by johnna-patton on May 11th, 2013
So you’re getting married in the Rocky Mountains! You’ve got the guy. You’ve got the dress. You’ve got the perfect wedding planned. Now what do you pack????
Packing for a wedding in the the Rocky Mountains can be just as complicated as planning the wedding itself. The mountains come with gorgeous views but not many essential shopping spots. Be prepared!
The weather in the mountains changes quite a bit in the summer months. The days are hot and the nights are cool. Make sure you pack a cardigan, jacket, or wrap that will go with all of your evening outfits.
Pack several types of shoes–ballet flats, sneakers, flip flops, and several pairs of heels. Decide which shoes you will be wearing for the ceremony and the rehearsal if it is outside, and how you will walk if the ground is uneven or wet. Don’t forget the cowboy boot is always an option here!
Make sure that you bring the appropriate undergarments for all of your outfits. Our mountain towns have amazing boutiques but no Victoria’s Secrets.
Last but certainly not least your wedding dress. Plan to carry your wedding dress on the plane with you! Airlines consider your wedding dress to be a carry on item and therefore must be able to fit in the overhead compartment. Most airplanes do have a closet on board that is controlled by the flight attendants. Upon arrival at the airport, speak with both the ticketing agent as well as the gate agent to have your dress hung in the closet. Be prepared that you may need to put the dress overhead though, and consider purchasing a hand steamer to have shipped in advance so that you can steam out any wrinkles.
Most importantly remember that the only thing you truly need for your wedding is each other! Thank you Rocky Mountain Bride for these helpful tips.