Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wedding Etiquette Dos and Don'ts

A bride faces an infinite amount of details when planning her wedding. Everything from the song order the DJ plays to considering dietary restrictions of guests and who not to seat with whom during dinner. Navigating all of the issues that arise in wedding planning can be difficult even with a competent wedding planner. To help you avoid any pitfalls along the way, we've put together a quick list of etiquette dos and don'ts to help you more easily steer through the sometimes murky waters of wedding planning.

With technology always at our fingertips we've become reliant on social media to make huge announcements for us. And why not? Instead of having to call everyone you know to catch them up with some big news, why not just link your Facebook post to your Twitter and Instagram accounts and be finished with it? This is perfect for little news like a promotion or the purchase of a new vehicle; however, it is not appropriate for announcing your engagement before letting your inner circle of friends and family know. Tell your closest friends and family members in person if possible, or through FaceTime if distance is an issue. They’ll feel great you wanted to tell them as soon as possible. Once you've let grandma in on the exciting news change your Facebook status and let the love pour in from everyone you know.

While shying away from technology is more appropriate for the announcement of your engagement, it is very appropriate for your wedding registry. According to Brides.com, couples should not include wedding registries with their invitations. You want invited guests to feel like their presence on your big day is more important than their presents. Brides.com suggests putting your registry on your wedding website like TheKnot.com and including a link to the site within your invitations. Then invited guests are able to seek more details about your impending nuptials such as attire, directions, and your registry.

Once the wedding registry has been made available it's time to think wedding shower. Wedding shower guests should only be the bride's closest friends and family members. Due to the exclusivity to the guest list, it goes without saying the same people invited to the shower will also be invited to the wedding. Asking someone to attend your wedding shower but not your wedding is a huge don’t when it comes to wedding planning. That makes it seem as if you only invited them for the gifts.

On the day brides say "I do," they'll be running around quite a big between hair and makeup, the ceremony, pictures, and then the fun at the reception. Its easy for a bride to forget something that she's not directly involved in on this hectic day, yet it is important for the newlyweds to remember to feed the DJ, photographer, and other wedding vendors. Most wedding vendors work more than eight hours at weddings - that's an incredibly long day without food! Work the cost of these meals into your wedding budget and be sure you work out with your vendors their preferred dish if there are plated meal options, and be sure to plan accordingly when working with caterers. Find some place quiet for vendors to take a short break to enjoy their dinner away from the hustle and bustle of the reception. Ask your photographer if he/she would mind eating in the main area just in case the perfect shot comes along.

The frenzied wedding planning couples endure for the dream wedding is tremendous, and the big day is so bustling it seems to fly by. In the wake of this it is easy to let one or two details slip through the cracks. Marietta florist, Peachtree Petals, is here to help you make sure the gorgeous details of your wedding do not. Peachtree Petals specializes in Marietta weddings from boutonnieres and bouquets to hairpieces and centerpieces, the FTD certified florist is the wedding florist for the Atlanta metro area according to a survey conducted by the wedding planning website TheKnot.com. With over 35 years of combined experience these competent florists delight in working with brides. Marietta couples planning their dream wedding should contact Peachtree Petals today to schedule their free wedding consultation to discuss ideas for their big day and get a price estimate sure to please any budget.

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