Tis the season – for engagements! If you are among the many who got engaged this New Year’s Eve, congratulations. So begins a year of planning, preparation and parties. As you begin the process of planning your dream day, you may find yourself wondering, “What’s next?” Here are some tips to get you started in the right direction.
Choose Your Colors
The first step in planning your wedding is choosing your colors. This is where the flowers, dresses and decor will all be decided. You have two options here. First is to go with colors that are “you,” that capture what you and your fiancé love. Second is to go with popular colors for the year.
The Pantone Color Institute has released its Color Report for the spring of 2016. This year’s colors are inspired by architecture, nature and the bold designs of artists, like Picasso and Frank Stella. Rose Quartz, peach Echo and Serenity lead the way with bold, yet at the same time subtle, hues. Study the 2016 colors to see what matches your tastes as you decide.
As you consider colors, make sure to consider flowers as well. People’s Flower Shops has a number of beautiful arrangements and options that will fit well with the spring color report, or you can choose a mix of them in a bouquet or arrangement.
Choose the Date
Once you have your colors and theme, it’s time to pick the date. Some factors to consider include availability of your chosen venue, travel schedules for important attendants and guests and your work schedules. Choose a time when most of your loved ones can come and you can easily get off of work for your honeymoon and other festivities.
Save the Date!
Once you have the date, send out save the date cards. This lets your guests know that you are planning a wedding for a particular weekend. In today’s busy society, this is a helpful tool to ensure that you have a number of your loved ones who are able to attend your special day.
At People’s Flower Shops, we want to wish you congratulations as you start off the New Year as an engaged couple. After the excitement of your newly engaged status has calmed a bit, come visit us to see our portfolio of wedding flowers, and start planning the flowers you will use on your special day.