While new wedding trends have always come and gone. We saw some drastic changes happen in 2020. Here are some of our favorite trends you'll be sure to see in 2021.
1. Covid-19 Safety Precautions
From color coded safety masks, to hand sanitizing stations, Covid safety is at the forefront of wedding ceremonies. While we hate dealing with this Coronavirus as much as the next guy. We love to see couples celebrate their love while keeping everyone safe. On the bright side, now you won't have to explain why entitled aunt Karen isn't allowed to sit at the main table. Just blame it on social distancing #sixfeetplease.
2. Smaller Ceremonies
Micro Weddings aren't going anywhere. Vaccine, or not, many couples are still opting for a more intimate affair. Whether hosting a small group at their residence or making reservations at their favorite restaurant, many are choosing to go small.
3. Live Entertainment
While this isn't a new trend, there has definitely been an influx in live entertainment at weddings. Since dance floors are prohibited in many instances, couples have been hiring live bands to entertain their seated guests. And honestly, who doesn't love live music?
4. Conscious Weddings
Another oldie, but definitely good! This trend takes place behind the scenes. Couples who are committed to social change have made it their mission to support some of society's most marginalized groups. Whether it's buying black, shopping small, or working with women. We love to see couples putting their money where their mouths are.
5. Live Streaming
With social distancing orders still in full effect. More couples have been entertaining the idea of having virtual wedding guests. Many platforms have integrated live streaming into their programs, to simplify this process. With all the chaos and confusion constantly bombarding us, we love the idea of sharing classic love stories in this modern way.
Will you be incorporating any of these trends in your wedding? Let us know in the comment section.
Today we're closing out the Valentine's Day blog with this charming table for two. This simple, inexpensive tablescape is perfect for a quiet night in with your love. The understated design allows you to keep the focus on each other, and maybe ask a special question...
Day 2 of our V-Day blog is all about celebrating with friends. So let's jump right into this gathering of the girls. I tend to use a bold color palette when designing for my gals. The vibrant decor matches their fun personalities. So don't be shy when it comes to dressing the space for your compadres.
What's a party without a gift bag? Make your squad feel extra special with a take-away they'll treasure long after the party. Whether a motivational memento or a small indulgence, always give your guests something to remember the night.
You know I saved the best for last. No matter how elegant the setting, I always prepare comfort food for my girls! There's something about undoing the top button on your jeans and licking barbecue sauce off your fingers that says I feel at home. So keep it casual and relaxed with some amazing homestyle style dishes.
I hope you're enjoying the ideas so far. If you'll be all boo'd up this V-Day, be sure to check in tomorrow for an extra special concept just for two.
As always, thanks for tuning in. Until next time.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and it got me thinking about my favorite ways to celebrate. I'm so excited to share these party ideas with you. Whether it's with your besties, your babies, or bae, I'm covering 3 super cute ways to spread the love.
A Picnic Playdate
This pint-sized soiree is perfect for your little ones. Feature their favorite food or snacks. Just be sure to make it festive and fun. Incorporate some crafts or activities to get the creativity flowing. Lastly, present them with a little token of your affection and let them know how awesome they are! So get down on the floor and have a blast with the munchkins.
Don't forget to check in tomorrow if you'll be gathering with the girls on V-Day!
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Wanna create a more personalized party experience? Follow these three simple steps
to create an intimate affair your guests will absolutely love.
1. Incorporate some keepsakes...
Adding a few mementos that are significant to the guest of honor is an easy way to bring some personality into the space. Furniture, books, games etc. not only add to the decor but to the overall experience.
2. Picture this...
Photos are my go to way of instantly adding some personalization to any event. A few strategically placed photographs throuhgtout your venue will create an interactive element your guests will enjoy.
3. Treat Yourself...
Featuring your favorite treat is a sweet way to embrace your personality that your guests will surely delight in.
Try one or more of these personalization techniques and I'm positive your event will feel warm and welcoming and your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
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Happy Halloween guys!
I just wanted to share some moments from our super fun Boo Bash this past weekend. This year's theme was The Witching Hour. Enjoy :-)
Summer's finally here and that means Barbecues, Parties and Outdoor fun. Here are 10 simple steps that'll help you turn your next shindig into a show stopping event...
1. Choose a Theme
2. Linens and Things
3. Basic Blooms
Floral arrangements can be daunting and quite pricy. Placing single stems in bottles is a simple sophisticated way to display florals. Try using bottles of various heights, in different hues, to add dimension.
5. Plate It Pretty
Food is a major component to any successful gathering. And with the percentage of the budget it takes up, why not make it do double duty? "Plating pretty" is not only visually impactful, but it's the signature of good hospitality. So practice your penmanship.
7. Put It On a Stick
9. Light It Up
There are so many options here. From candles or string lights to uplighting, adding light is a perfect way to set the mood.
10. Say Cheese
In this post smartphone world, where the selfie is king. No party is complete without a photo station. From a simple backdrop with homemade props to a tricked out professional booth, your guests are sure to be on their model behavior, with one of these on hand.
Follow these steps and plan your next party like a pro.
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