Gather helpful planning tips from experienced event professionals.
WEDDING PLANNING NEW TRENDS I LOVE • pre-set food on tables as guests arrive
• making family-style serving more interactive • chandeliers – and lots of them!
• open-air tents • unconventional venues “Budget in an extra 15 minutes during your bridal prep for a mini boudoir session. There’s no better time to take some intimate photos to surprise your spouse with later.” CALLISTA OSBORN,
CALLISTA & COMPANY
WEDDING PLANNING Commission custom signage showcasing your menu or other wedding-day details. Large, freestanding signs are the most impactful. For a cohesive overall look, be sure to tie in the same fonts, colors, and branding used throughout your wedding stationery.
“Embrace lots of vibrant color! A creative and bold color scheme is such a great way to put your own personal stamp on your wedding.”
EMILY CLARKE EVENTS
WEDDING PLANNING Be ready and willing to go the extra mile when it comes to personalizing your special day. Why send traditional save-thedate cards when you could design a “passport,” stamp them with customized wax seals, or hand-draw a custom design motif for the envelope? Taking an idea to the next level adds eye-popping allure and wonder that couples today desire to give their guests in every detail of their celebrations. NDIDI AYOOLA,
INVITATION DESIGN Your invitations should be a reflection of your personal style. Don’t be afraid to have fun and give your guests a sense of your unique taste through the use of colors, textures, and mixing a variety of print methods and custom shapes.