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Fall Wedding Season 2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Fall wedding season is here!  It seems like 2010 is flying by.  Fall weddings are unique because the weather is a little more unpredictable (we have all been frozen at a fall outdoor ceremony, right?) and there are several holidays to contend with.

You most definitely do not have to stick with traditional fall colors.  Weddings come with their own color trends.  This year plum, fuchsia, silver and dark sage and big hits.

Just because it’s fall you are not required to hold the ceremony indoors.  However, make sure there is a plan in case of inclement weather.  Have heaters available and remind guests to bring a coat.

You can use the season to inspire your party favors.  Pumpkin scented candles, leaf shaped candy, or matchbooks for lighting those winter fires can all work.

Having a few seasonal food items can be fun, but stick to an overall menu that you think most people will enjoy.  Butternut squash, fig, apple, and pumpkin can be worked into appealing appetizers and desserts.  Some great choices are apple tarts, pumpkin spread on crostinis, and butternut squash hummus.

This biggest thing to remember is that just because it’s fall you do not need to theme your wedding.  Pick colors, food, and dresses that you like and work for you.

Flower Girl Etiquette

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Fall has become the wedding season.  It is such an honor when your little girl is asked to be in a wedding. Here are a few suggestions to keep everyone happy on the big day.

For mom of the flower girl:

  • It is your responsibility to pay for the dress, but not necessarily to pick it out.   You may make suggestions to the bride if you find an appropriate or reasonably priced dress.  But at the end of the day, it is the bride’s decision.
  • Your daughter needs to be available for all wedding related functions including the rehearsal dinner and pictures.  You should, however, check with the bride to make sure she is invited to each wedding function.
  • Prepare your child for the big day so she knows exactly what is going on and will be expected of her.  No surprises!
  • Try to go with the flow.  Brides get stressed out – don’t take it personally!

For the bride:

  • Be considerate of your flower girl’s age when choosing a flower girl dress and try to keep the price reasonable.
  • Keep open communication with your flower girl’s mother so she is never guessing about what events the child should attend, including the bridal shower and the rehearsal dinner.
  • If you want an adults only reception, think twice about including a flower girl in your ceremony since you would need to invite her to the reception.  Consider inviting family member’s children to the reception so there are a small group of children or not having a flower girl as part of the event.
  • The flower girl should be seated with her parents at the reception, not with the bridal party.
  • Take the pictures that include the flower girl as early as possible and all at one time.  You want photos with a smiles so don’t leave her sitting around for long periods of time with nothing to do.

Remember to have fun and enjoy the day!

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