This year the rainbow color theme took off. I believe this is a trend that we will see carry into 2014.
SURPRISE…!!! This is a huge thing this year and there are so many ways that you can bring an element of surprise into your wedding. Why not show your individuality and add a truly personal touch – if you are a fan of flats and not big on heels then why not wear a bridal gown that falls right to the floor and hide a pair of sneakers underneath?! Or perhaps you are known for a favorite colour or have a nickname that can be represented by a particular colour – then your surprise could be your bridal shoes… with some bright killer heels under your white dress – you could even match into your bridesmaid colours or flowers!
Think about all the weddings you have attended and you will realize there are several ways to hold the bouquet. Depending on the design of the bouquet, there are specific ways to hold them. You have seen at some weddings the attendants holding their flowers in different manners instead of all the same way. It looks strange when comparing the rest of the details of the wedding plans that were done with such care.
It is important how the flowers are held. The guests will notice if an attendant is hugging the flowers as if they are uncomfortable. This detracts from the rest of the beauty of the wedding. Having an attendant hold the flowers with poise and confidence will make all the differences in the world.
Think about the planning and cost of the flowers for the wedding. Any bride will agree that she wants the flowers to be displayed in a certain manner. The bride knows how she wants the flowers displayed just as she knows how she wants the girls to walk down the aisle and how to stand during the ceremony.
Here are some ideas for the wedding flowers. Avoid designing the flowers so they are too heavy. The lighter designs will be better for the attendants when having to hold the flowers for the pictures and the ceremony.
Hold the flowers at the belly level when carrying them. The elbows are slightly bent and relaxed. This creates a more comfortable level for the attendants and it will present a uniform appearance if everyone uses the same level for the flowers. It is also a great way to hide any shaking hands from the extremely nervous time of being on display.
Hold the blooms of the flowers towards the guests. Allow the guests to see the beautiful flowers you have taken the time to design and select for your special day.
If the designs of the bouquets are a sheaf of flowers, rest the bouquets in the elbow area of the arm such as cradling a baby. This is easier for the long time the attendants will be holding the flowers. This is how pageant members carry their flowers if you need another example.
During the ceremony if the flowers are too heavy or in the way, have large sturdy vase set near the front of the area of the ceremony to place the flowers. This helps to avoid thinking too much about the flowers instead of enjoying ceremony. If this is not something the bride wants to use, have the attendants pass the flowers from one to another with the maid of honor holding the brides flowers. The attendant on the end of the line can place her bouquet on a chair until the ceremony is over and the flowers will be returned to the right attendants.
Make a point to be prepared with ideas regarding the bouquets so all of the hard work and planning for the wedding includes the right displays of the beautiful bouquets.
To use centerpieces for the wedding tables is to create a romantic feeling for the guests. Bowls of water with floating flowers or candles lit provide the romantic mood while being easy and affordable for the bridal couple. Incorporate the wedding colors for the candles and flower to carry the theme onto the centerpieces. Place the bowl in the center of the table so all the guests can feel the atmosphere the floating sensation produces.
Some money saving centerpieces for the wedding tables include plastic punch bowls etched in frosted glass or plastic. Place flowers in the bowl and around the bottom edges for a custom effect. Decorate it with doves, hearts, bells, and tulle.
Paper mache boxes in the colors of the wedding in different shapes make a classical touch. Use heart shaped boxes with tulle and white flowers to add to the charm of the boxes.
Clay potted flowers draped with pearls and tulle. Set the flowers in the middle of the table in a color doily enhancing the flowers and drawing the eyes to the center of the table. Use flowers matching the colors of the wedding flowers. The flowers do not have to be the same flowers as the rest of the wedding since the purpose of the centerpiece flowers is to continue the colors of the wedding theme.
Candles set in pillars decorated with a chain of pearls gently wrapped around the base of the pillar. Add tulle to the lower part of the pillar for a romantic effect.
Candles in the shapes of hearts, bells, or doves gently floating in a low bowl with confetti placed on the bottom of the bowl set in the middle of the table creates a beautiful addition. As the evening advances, light the candles setting a romantic mood for the evening.
All of the table centerpieces can be purchased inexpensively from dollar stores, craft stores, and department stores months prior to the big day for a less expensive method to decorate the tables with style, elegance, and grace.
To add to the selections for the centerpieces use the online discount stores that has so many more accessories for decorating the reception. Visit the sites to see the discounted items you can use for the centerpieces for the tables. Many sites will even have clearance items that will be inexpensive to add to your centerpieces.
Craft stores have discount areas where you can find great items to use for the centerpieces. There are floral pieces , pearls, lace, and ribbons that will be parts of the centerpieces for the tables at a discounted price saving you money with each attractive creation you make. You can save a lot of money when using the discounted items for your centerpieces.