It’s February, and with two events already under our belts for 2014, we can't help but feel time is rushing by us like a freight train. Before things get too busy this wedding season, we want to do a look back through some of our favorite weddings of 2013 and share some of the tips that made those weddings so super fabulous!
We loved so much about this wedding; the couple, their families, the beautiful color palette. It was a beautiful, and heartfelt day, everything a wedding should be. The tips future brides can steal from Megan and Dejene are:
Incorporate traditional elements.
Megan and Dejene were very thoughtful in how the incorporated Dejene’s Ethiopian heritage. One of the smaller ways we incorporated his back ground was by using eucalyptus in their ceremony floral. Your Perfect Blossoms wrapped the eucalyptus around the candle holders that flanked their aisle and their “altar” area. It was beautiful, fragrant and meaningful.
Shannon and John said “I Do” at the classic Governor Hotel. This was a special wedding for us because of our special friendship with Shannon. Shannon and John did a lot “right” as they were planning their wedding.
Some of the best steps they took for a beautiful, stress-free day were:
They made a budget and kept to it.
We always encourage our couples to make a budget, because we know how fast things add up. Shannon and John were very diligent about staying on track and that made it easier for them to make the trade-offs necessary come in on budget. For instance, Shannon and John chose a beautiful blush color palette for their wedding, but she choose to give her florist: your perfect blossoms flexibility and discretion over which flowers were chosen, so that they could give her the overall look she wanted, while staying on budget.
They kept the guest list manageable.
A small guest list is the single best way to stay on track budget wise, but it also has othe...
During the complimentary consultations we have with new potential clients we are often asked how/when/why Melanie and I started YPB, so we thought we would go ahead and share that and answer some other frequently asked questions for today’s blog entry. So here is our story:
Melanie and I met back in 2007 when I started dating her then-boyfriend's, now husband’s, brother. About a month into meeting her she got engaged.
When we met I was working for a large corporation in downtown Portland planning their employee events. She was also an event planner for a non-profit. While we loved what we did for a living, we both hated where we worked. We knew there was a better, more satisfying way to earn a living.
During that same time we got our first experience with the Portland wedding industry. While the planning part was easy and enjoyable as we both had so much experience organizing events, seeing the price tags associated with every part of the wedding indus...
When it comes to your décor budget, flowers can be a spendy line item. Have no fear, here are a few tips to having a beautiful wedding, without breaking the bank.
Be Flexible. One of the best ways to save money is by being flexible in your flower choice. Instead of choosing what particular flower you want, choose instead what color, texture and shape you want. For instance, the peony is probably the most popular flower, but they can run about $4 a stem, even in the peak of their growing season. While they are beautiful, they are big budget breakers. A good alternative to the peony is the garden rose. They are just as beautiful, very similar in shape and run about $2.20 a stem. If that is still stretching the budget, the carnation is another alternative. Their fluffy petals look beautiful clumped together and their price tag is an affordable .60 a stem.
Choose Seasonal. Choosing seasonal flowers is such a big money saver/budget stretcher. Tulips i...
Hello brides & grooms, we hope you are enjoying the planning process – whatever stage of the process you are in. We know this time can be stressful, but we hope it is also enjoyable. Our sincerest hope is that our regular tips help make the process more creative, fun, and less stressful by providing ideas on how to save money, and stretch the dollars you are using. As always, we hope you never forget that this journey you are on is about the marriage, not the wedding.
This blog post is dedicated to décor, specifically ceremony décor. We will get into reception décor next edition.
Your décor budget is one of your best opportunities to save money and really showcase your creativity. There are countless ways to save money.
Ceremony Décor: When planning your ceremony décor, remember to think in terms of your pictures. Most of your pictures will be taken up at the altar, so focus your attention and your dollars up where you and your fiancé will be standing...