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Planning and decorating your special day doesn’t have to be stressful. We’ve put together a few tips as a guide to get you started organizing the décor for your special day.

Wedding entrance and aisle

Your entrance can be marked by a simple gate, beautiful ribbons, or even flowers in big vases. A decorated aisle can you make your wedding march even grander. Scattered flower petals, a red runner, greenery, and lanterns are simple ways to spruce up the aisle, while still keeping the focus on the bride.

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Wedding signs

Big and small weddings need direction, and handmade signs can be a unique and creative way to personalize your wedding. Custom make ceremony or reception signs from chalkboards or wooden posts and include quotes, photographs, and other sentiments to add a wow factor to the festivities.

Banners

Banners are an effective way to set the tone during a reception. They can announce your new name, provide direction or tie into your colour scheme.

Flower decoration

Wedding flowers typically go along with the planned colour scheme. The classic bride’s bouquet is the most common floral accessory, but flower filled centerpieces a floral backdrop, floral fountain, topiary, staircase display or floral chandeliers are just a few of the ways flowers can enhance your decor.

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Stage and lighting

When planning your stage and lighting, it is important to consider what will look best at your venue such as the banqueting halls in London. Indoor and outdoor weddings have different lighting requirements, but both can set the tone of the atmosphere to ensure your guests are relaxed and having a great time.

The stage is the centerpiece of your wedding and is a reflection of the couple. Whether it is set in a rustic theme, all floral or edgy and geometric all eyes will be on the happy couple.

Wedding centerpiece

Centerpieces are placed in the middle of the reception tables and decorate your venue’s space with the colours of your wedding palette. While floral centerpieces are the most common think beyond flowers and consider candle bunches, greenery and fruits and vegetables.

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Wedding seating arrangements

For couples who choose to have a seating chart, there are some etiquette rules as well as considering the shape of your tables and your floor plan. Assigned seats can help to keep your head count correct and the servers happy!

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Unique cake toppers

Wedding cake toppers are a personal and unique feature placed on top of the cake. Traditional toppers are bride and groom figurines, but first names, a meaningful quote, paper dolls, silhouettes, puzzle pieces, and love birds are all great options.

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Props for photos (vintage theme, wedding arch)

Take your wedding photos up a notch by adding a vintage theme, wedding arch or another prop for a fun and sentimental memento of your day. Decorate wooden swings, a statement chair, a backdrop or add personalized messages on mini chalkboards, and let your personalities shine through.

Conclusion

There are many stylish and creative ways to incorporate your personalities into your wedding and reception decorations, but still, keep the spotlight on the newly married couple.

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A new year has arrived and with it, lots of new wedding ideas! We have collected some predictions from the pros so you can create your perfect wedding style. Say goodbye 2017…the new year is coming in with a bang!

Hanging Flowers

We started seeing this trend emerge last fall, but it’s really going to shine in 2018! Not only do hanging flowers provide a fantastic visual element to your decor, but they’re practical too. Instead of cluttering your table with garlands, they allow space for more important things like beautiful dinnerware and champagne. These arrangements look amazing if they’re kept a bit wild with hanging vines and a variety of brightly colored blooms.

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Drama, Drama, Drama

Couples are leaning more towards the formal side of things this year, says wedding planner Nora Sheils of Bridal Bliss in the Pacific Northwest. This means rustic and casual decor is making room for tall flower centerpieces with lots of drama. Gone are the days of understated mason jar arrangements, brides want glamour with luxurious blooms in bold colors- don’t be shy!

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Floral Updates

When thinking about your florals, don’t forget about what you will be displaying them in. The vases add character to your arrangement so be creative! Brides are using vintage vases, colored glass, geometric shapes and even concrete to show of their style this year.

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Ultra Violet

The new Pantone colour of the year is Ultra Violet, and it’s going to be everywhere in wedding decor! Described as “inventive and imaginative, lighting the way to what is yet to come” by Leatrice Eiseman, Executive DIrector of the Pantone Institute, this is a bold color. You can find most flower varieties in a similar shade such as purple mini carnations and dahlias. Move over greenery, there’s a new kid in town.

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But Greenery Still…

Greenery will still be present in a big way this year, just revamped. The trend is leaning more towards woodsy glam rather than rustic chic, says Taylor Green of Taylor Elise Events. Think wooden accents instead of burlap. Bohemian brides are also loving wreaths made of Eucalyptus and wild flowers as an alternative to traditional flowers. So don’t worry, greenery isn’t going anywhere anytime soon!

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You can find beautiful bulk flowers to keep your own 2018 wedding right on trend, using online vendors such as BunchesDirect. Happy planning!

 

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New Years Eve is a magical time of year to get married! Not only does NYE symbolize new beginnings, but it provides the perfect excuse to add glam and sparkle to your big day. Think pure white florals with accents of gold, silver and sequins adorning every inch of your venue. Sounds amazing right? Read on to get inspired!

If you have always dreamed of a spectacular, over-the-top wedding, this is your chance! Go all out with sparkle, lighting and of course, your flowers. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase tall and lush centrepieces that command attention.

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Wild at Heart Centrepiece

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Looking for something a little less flashy, but still fun? Try this lovely centrepiece displayed in a classic martini glass, or full bodied hydrangeas in a stunning mercury glass vase. Perfect for NYE!

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Your bouquet should be just as jaw-dropping as your centrepieces. Full white blooms such as roses and ranunculus, tied with gold ribbon or dusted with metallic spray paint, will help ring the new year in with style.

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Have fun planning your dream NYE wedding and dance the night away surrounded by gorgeous blooms that show off your glamorous taste! Happy New Year!

Ask our expert florists for more tips and shop our wide variety of flowers at bunchesdirect.com.

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A talented planner is a gift you give yourself…and then wonder how you ever thought you could manage without one.”-Author Unknown

Planning a wedding can be difficult. With so many details to take into consideration, it’s easy to see why so many brides-to-be feel overwhelmed with the process. After all, you’re planning the biggest party of your life and you want it to be perfect.

While there is no guarantee that your wedding will run as smoothly as you want it to, there are some tips and tricks you can employ to ensure that everything goes according to plan. From choosing the right catering packages to ensuring you select only the best wedding vendors, here are a few tips to help get you started:

1.) Don’t rush

When you first get engaged, you might be excited to start planning right away. However, you should take a minute to talk to your fiancé about what you both envision for the big day. Relax, breathe and take your time. Yes, it is an exciting moment in your life but it is actually best to bask in your newly engaged bliss, check out what your options are and then weigh them. Brainstorm, think things through and consider all the logistics of planning an event as big as a wedding.

2.) Look at the big picture

Before you start planning the seating chart and appetizer menu, think of the more general logistics of your wedding. Do you want it outdoors or indoors? Where do you want the wedding venue to be? What kind of theme do you have in mind? When you have all these, you can then work inward towards the specifics.

3.) Know your budget

Every wedding needs a budget. This needs to be very clear as expenses can start to get out of control very quickly. In order stay realistic about your budget, make a list, outlining your wants and needs from highest to lowest priority. This will help you visualize what needs to be budgeted for, and what can go if necessary. Remember, the needs are things that should absolutely be present in your wedding while the wants are things you can do without.

4.) Research

Now that you have a list of priorities and a budget in mind, it’s time to start doing some research on potential vendors. Ask former brides, check reviews and schedule meetings to make sure each service is the right fit for you. Are flowers high on your priority list? Look for a florist that not only has a wide selection, but is cost effective. Look for one that purchases their flowers right from the farm like Bunches Direct. This way the middleman is eliminated and you save money. Research will also help you determine back-up plans for each scenario such as bad weather or your D.J. getting sick. Always have a plan B!

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We know that these steps are certainly not the most exciting part about planning a wedding, but they are certainly the most important. The more preparation you do before booking a venue or vendor, will help the process be more enjoyable for you and everyone involved.

Bonus tip: Have fun! Don’t let all the stress of organizing logistics stand between you and your fiancé’s enjoyment of  this special time in your lives. Slow down, take it all in and remember that this day is a celebration of how much you truly love each other!

- Guest writer, Ashley Keith

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There are many benefits to having your wedding during the winter months… vendors tend to be less expensive, the atmosphere is festive and most of all…it makes a gorgeous backdrop for your decor. Whether you love the charm of a rustic Christmas theme or are looking for a more glamorous affair, snowy scenery will allow your florals to pop!

For a rustic affair, keep floral hues warm and inviting. Deep berry tones, rich creams and burnt oranges will pop against the crisp white backdrop of winter. Don’t be too formal with your arrangements. Think flowing, wild bouquets, which will feel much more organic. Include lots of greenery such as Evergreen bows and Eucalyptus to decorate your altar and aisle, or even your cake! These greens will help add a subtly festive feel to your big day.

 

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If you’re dreaming of a more glamorous wedding, all white weddings will never go out of style. Whether it’s a Holiday wedding or New Years, fresh white flowers give a rich and luxurious look to any venue. Think classic white roses, full bodied hydrangeas and feminine freesia.

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Are you thinking of a more traditional Holiday affair? Adorn your venue with red and white flowers and your guests will be transported to a festive wonderland! Think red roses, white chrysanthemums and Christmas greens with silver or gold accents. Add some pine cones and even a Christmas tree decorated with oodles of twinkle lights!

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Whatever your winter wedding vision, our expert florists at Bunches Direct can help you create the perfect florals! 

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If you’re planning on celebrating your nuptials with the ghosts and ghouls on All Hallows’ Eve, there are some easy ways to avoid the whole thing turning into a fright fest. Halloween-themed weddings are about creating moodiness and playing up Gothic details. The idea that you need Jack-O-Lanterns and candy bars is just a bunch of Hocus Pocus.

Choose your theme

Yes, you’ve chosen a Halloween theme, but that can be interpreted in many different ways. One idea that’s on trend is throwing a mysterious masquerade ball. Keep things sophisticated and formal with the groomsmen wearing black suits and your ladies in rich jewel tones like Sapphire or Amethyst. Everyone gets to wear a beautiful mask, which will put everyone in the Halloween mood. Class things up with lots of antique gold details and lots of candles.

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Rustic weddings are still extremely popular, so take your party to an old barn surrounded by dark forests and let the Halloween vibes flow. Think dark magic and ghost stories! Have your ceremony at dusk, accompanied by lots of candles to create moodiness that’s still unmistakably romantic.

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Whatever theme you choose, the right flowers can help bring it to life!

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Flowers can be moody while still being elegant. Think deep burgundy Dahlias, Ranunculus, blood red Roses, Spray Roses and black Calla Lilies. Accent your darker flowers with shades of cream or lighter dusty pinks for a romantic look.

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Using twisty branches in your bouquet or centrepieces will add to the eerie ambience as well. Be creative with your vases too! Dusted antique gold vases, pumpkins, jars or Gothic looking skulls will add that something extra to your spooky day. Garlands of greenery and dark blooms decorate tables beautifully when accompanied with lots of candles, and save on cost too! Think Fern, Seeded Eucalyptus, and Ruscus.

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This year’s Halloween wedding trends prove you don’t need to have a costume party to throw a perfectly spooky event. These are just a few ideas, the possibilities are endless, especially with the flowers! Visit BunchesDirect.com to see our selection of bouquets, centrepieces, bulk flowers and more