Tips for the Best Wedding Designs for 2020

It is hard to believe that 2020 is just around the corner and as we say goodbye to 2019, there are many couples who awaits their D-Day and some who are planning their late 2020 or early 2021 wedding. We know that your wedding day is one of the most important moments in your life, and on that day, you would feel stressed as there is many months of anticipation and planning that lead up to the wedding. From finding the right dress and the perfect photographer to the best wedding planner, you have a lot to look after on your wedding day.

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In 2020, there will be a whole new trend of incredible wedding themes as couples and wedding planners continue to get more and more creative each year. There are some who are putting the unique twists on old favorites and elevating current themes to fit the modern look. It is sure that 2020 is going to be a year where all wedding planners will explore their creative side more in order to create the wedding of the decade.

If you are planning your wedding soon, here are some tips for the best wedding designs that you can use next year.

Sustainability – Not exactly considered as a trend, more couples are making an effort to lessen the impact of their celebrations on the planet. Couples with the environment on top of their mind are opting for completely sustainable weddings, from the food to the flowers. Wedding planners are doing their best to reduce their carbon footprint. From the design and fabrication of tents to the setting up of working kitchens where they don’t exist, wedding planners are doing their bits to make each event a sustainable one. In 2020, many trends of the yesteryear will be changing and almost everyone are seeking to shift the way things used to be. Their motto is to make wedding designs a more sustainable one. Floral designers are also taking some charge to change the way things were, by cutting down or completely eliminating the use of flower foam also known as oasis from their design. They are also recycling floral wherever it is possible and composting the products used via eco-friendly breakdown services.

Being different – The surge of spirituality and all the things mystical are making waves in weddings, crystals galore, tarot card, and palm readings, and more are the newbies of wedding trends. There are wellness-focused showers and bachelorette events to table-spaces dotted with raw crystal specimens and after-party activations where guests can have their fortunes being told by some revered astrologer or tarot card reader. Even though, some people would refrain from indulging in these things there are some who would love to learn more about astrology. It is also a trend that most ceremonies are becoming more communal and inclusive. In 2020, you can expect more of this feel-good energy in weddings of all creeds and faiths, be it the décor, the entertainment, and the ceremony.

Consciously including various food options – In 2020, you will have to pay attention to everyone’s dietary requirements. It is better to serve wedding dishes that cater to everyone’s dietary preferences and restrictions. Have stall that serve different food for vegans, vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Think marvelous and inimitable cocktails and mocktails served to your guests with a delectable appetizers. Look out for the wedding planner who will invest in providing unparalleled services. Areas such as food and drink are becoming more unique and personal, from custom signature cocktails created by the bridge and groom, to unique canapes and desserts that reflect the couple. With the change in dining and drinking trends we expect to see this reflected too, less wine and champagne, and more gin bars and cocktails.

Go for large floral – Providing a visual that uplifts and can even transform a venue is floral displays. According to the latest trend report from Brides magazine highlights, there are more focus on floral trends to adopt on your D-day in 2020. Go local by sourcing flowers from the nearest independent florist is a great way to put your personal touch to this day. Go for bold statement colors as those with different textures and shapes can make everything look hype on your wedding day. If possible, do ask your florist about how they can layer up displays with an explosion of colors and scents.

Opt for beautiful lighting – One of the top wedding trends in 2020 is going to be great lighting that will make your wedding venue glisten in the moonlight, and sizzle at sunset. Lights can set the tone and mood for your evening, when the sun sets and the lights come on. You can add lights both indoors and outdoors. Have a wedding planner who will think outside of the ‘lightbox’ and look at things differently by integrating lights in a unique way. Choose from expose bulbs or mini lampshades or vintage chandeliers to candles on a beach. Remember, there’s a lot of different ways that you can bring a touch of sparkle to the event. Also opt for neon signage and lights that still continue to be popular.

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Wedding Flowers – Decorations With Style!

When we think of wedding flowers, we often think of the bride’s bouquet, but flowers can be wonderful accessories in almost any surroundings. Using wedding flowers as decorations are popular, particularly for a summer wedding. Wedding flowers also provide a beautiful fresh scent that will last throughout the day.

Wedding Flowers and The Ceremony

The main role for wedding flowers, during the ceremony, is as part of the bridal party bouquets. However, look a little further, and you will see a whole host of opportunities for your wedding flowers.

Why not use a bow of material with one pretty flower in the center, on the back of every chair. Simple yet effective. Wedding flowers can also be used as part of the ceremony venue decorations. It may be possible, for example, to line the aisle with flowers or to ask a bridesmaid to scatter petals on the paths, in front of the bride.

Wedding Flowers and the Reception

Wedding flowers are not traditionally part of the reception decorations. But, there is no reason why flowers cannot be a fundamental part of your decorative design. Flowers can be used as centerpieces on the tables; they can even be used as a fun way of telling people at which table they should be sitting. For example, you could have a rose table, a lily table, and a violet table.

Instead of favors, it could be a great idea to use wedding flowers such as a single rose as a gift for every woman. Wedding flowers can also be used to decorate the venue itself, for example, as part of the room decorations – a fresh and vibrant alternative to balloons!

Wedding Flowers as Gifts

It is traditional to give gifts to those who have helped with the wedding arrangements, such as the mother of the bride, bridesmaids, and mother of the groom. Why not combine any other gift you have chosen with some wedding flowers. As you will be ordering in bulk, the cost of a few bouquets will be much less than you initially thought, so ask your florist what they can do for you.

Wedding flowers are often thrown away at the end of the day; try to think ahead as to what you can do with all the displays that you have purchased, after the event. As most couples head straight off on honeymoon, they are unlikely to be able to make the most of the wedding flowers, so have some friends in mind that may appreciate the displays.

If you want to preserve your wedding flowers, why not get them dried or pressed flowers? Alternatively, you could consider planting the flowers or even having more long-living specimens such as decorative cacti.

When it comes to wedding flowers, there truly is no limit to your imagination! Or, you can get the help of professionals such as Covers Couture Decor & Floral Design. They are the specialist when it comes to the rental of luxury floral decorations for weddings.

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue: The Ultimate Guide

It’s undoubtedly that choosing the wedding venue is the biggest and most important decision you’ll have to make when planning your event. The location will set the theme and tone of the wedding, influence your budget, and determine the number of guests you’ll be able to invite.

Considering its importance and role in your big day, it may feel like a daunting task. Hence, it would be advisable to start going through your options right away. We’ve put up a list of things you should do and think about when deciding on your location in this post. From start to finish, these tips will facilitate the decision process.

Tip Number 1: Think about the General Location

While it was customary to hold weddings in the bride’s hometown, this tradition has almost disappeared. Nowadays, people choose different locations to have their weddings. These locations include the town or city where the husband or other spouse grew up in, in the city, in a country the couple has always wanted to visit… the list goes on.

But whether it’s the hometown for convenience or another country for its backdrop, decide on the general location as soon as possible. This will make finding specific venues easier.

Tip Number 2: Set an Estimated Guest Count

This is just as important as your budget. Firstly, because it can considerably impact your budget. And secondly, not every wedding venue has the same capacity.

Therefore, if your guest list consists of 75 persons you will just need to have a venue that accommodates this number of people and that fits your budget. But don’t just come up with a random number. Sit you with your partner and plan carefully. While you may not have an exact number, you will have an estimate that will make finding the venue easier.

Tip Number 3: What Is Your Budget?

Wedding venues do not come at a small price. In fact, the venue cost can amount t around half of your wedding budget.

Considering the amount of money you’ll already be spending on your clothes, food, photoshoot, transportation and honeymoon, think about setting a clear budget for your venue from the onset. It will make choosing the venue easier.

Tip Number 4: Think about You Want for Your Wedding 

What would your dream wedding venue look like? When trying to imagine how you want it to look like, think about themes, colour schemes and season.

Are you looking for a traditional wedding? Or do you want an outdoor ceremony? Just as with your guest list, you will need to sit down with your partner and decide on your priorities.

Tip Number 5: Set the Date

If you already know when you want to hold your wedding, good on you. If not, at least try to narrow down some dates. It will simplify the wedding venue hunt, trust us!

Tip Number 6: The Internet Is Your Friend

Use it wisely. It’s not just about using Pinterest to find the perfect location (even though it is a very helpful app).

Look at reviews. Visit their websites. Check for photos taken by guests. These can help you narrow down your list of potential venues considerably.

Tip Number 7: You Don’t Have to Go On-Site to Ask Questions

Among the venues you’ve looked at, consider contacting you top 3 – 5 favourite venues to ask questions. You can ask about the date (it won’t be worth visiting if they are already booked on that date), the capacity of guests the venue can hold, any other additional services they offer and the pricing.

Tip Number 8: Visit 

You cannot make a definite decision without first visiting the venues that you’ve shortlisted. You’ll want to see how the venue really looks like in person and meet the staff and venue coordinator as well.

Another wise thing to do would be to visit at the time and the season you want to get married in. It allows you to have a clear picture of how the venue will look like on that day. 

Tip Number 9: Remember that Even the Perfect Venue Comes with Some Cons

Now that your list has been considerably shortened, remember to weigh the pros and cons of the venues that still remain on your list.

While something may feel seem like a positive thing to you, it might not be the same for your partner. Sit down with them and draw a list of these benefits and drawbacks before making a decision.

Tip Number 10: Signing the Contract

Now that you’ve chosen your perfect venue, ask to sign a contract. It is the best way to make sure that you’ve secured your desired venue.

However, do not just sign on those dotted lines without having properly read the contract. Read it carefully and ask for clarification if necessary. It’s an important decision, and even though you might be tempted to sign the contract and be done with it, affixing your signature to a contract without giving it a close read first might cost you a lot down the road.

Indian Wedding Decor: Do’s and Don’ts

Planning a wedding ceremony can be stressful and eventful, but if you are planning an Indian wedding, then do get the help of a wedding planner. Indian weddings are big affairs where everyone is concerned, and when I say everyone, I mean everyone! From the bride’s mother’s sister’s nephew’s cousin to the groom’s dad’s cousin’s in-laws’ sister’s nephew. Well, that is no exaggeration, it’s just how it is even if the wedding does not take place in India. These weddings are galore of rich celebration that includes a lot of decoration, a plethora of flavorful dishes, and entertainment that is worth every second of this glam. Indian weddings do require that you take a week off from your routine to make sure that you do not miss any event. Weddings can be of different types and themes and also differs as per the cultural backgrounds. For example, in a Punjabi wedding, you can expect a lot of music and enjoyment, a Bengali wedding is more tradition focused while partying is still not ignored. Well, attending an Indian wedding should certainly be in your bucket-list. Here is a blog on the do’s and don’ts for Indian wedding decor.

The Do’s

  • Use flowers – As a decorator, you should know that Indian weddings and traditions require flowers as a mean of decorating everywhere. From the stage to the bedrooms, everyone expects to see different flowers hanging all around. Oh, if the theme of the wedding is floral, then do go haywire on the flowers and decorate everything, but please don’t overdo it! Remember, an Indian wedding is totally different from all other marriages. It is important that all flowers be fresh as it adds elegance and beauty to the wedding atmosphere.
  • Use eccentric decors – Go for unique Indian wedding decors to make the wedding look different. Plan for something that is not found anywhere else! Visualize and finalize everything with the to be wed couples as it’s their day. Eccentric decors should fit in the theme of the wedding such as you can have an ‘Indianized’ photo booth and a rangoli corner.
  • Go for bold colours – From drapes to dresses, adopt bright colours as it represents the sense of an Indian wedding except if the couple wants the wedding to be in neutral and warm colours. It is important to know that each color has a special significance, and the decorations are centered on that particular color or colours. Remember that everything from the wedding invitation to the table centerpieces should be colour-coordinated. When it comes to Hindu Indian weddings, red and gold are the most adored color as it represents a mixture of tradition and opulence as the bride’s attire is often red. However, there is also the trend of adopting pink, lavender, royal blue, and green coloured attires.
  • Have different setup for different ceremonies – The good thing about an Indian wedding is that you won’t be bored with the same look all every day. Loaded with a long list of rituals, the décor should certainly have a different setup that is according to the ceremony meant for the day. For example, the ‘Mehendi’ ceremony is totally different from the ‘sangeet’ ceremony, and the stages should be differently decorated.
  • Go according to the theme – Go with the theme decided by both the bride and groom! It is entirely on the decorator to ensure that whatever theme has been chosen should prove timeless for everyone. As a planner, you can try to keep the overall look of the venue sophisticated and chic so that the wedding does not look like a circus.
  • Use a lot of lights – As a decorator, you should totally focus on the lights as it plays a crucial part in how the wedding will look. Make use of small lanterns and soft lights along with marigold and mogra flowers. Do have a chandelier to make the wedding look grand and one of its kind. As most Indian weddings are celebrated at night, lights are very important. You can choose to have Indian jhumars or chandeliers to turn the event more chic.
  • Get the best caterer – Indian weddings are incomplete without the typical Indian delicacies. So be sure that you get the best caterer who can cater to your needs in the best possible way. A wedding planner is responsible for everything, from snacks to be served on the Haldi ceremony to the reception.

The Don’ts

  • Don’t make it look messy – It is essential that everything looks good, even great, but please don’t overdo it! It will ruin everything and make the wedding look like a show.
  • Do not copy – You can get inspired by celebs’ weddings but do not, at any cost, copy the same décor from their weddings.
  • Do not forget the idols of Gods and Goddesses. It is essential that every Indian wedding have these idols as it represents that Gods have come to the wedding to shower their blessings.
  • Don’t forget to have the wedding tray prepared along with turmeric, kumkum powder and the beetle nut and leaves. Also, the garlands for everyone from the groom side is essential as it is how guests are welcomed to an Indian wedding.

If you want to have your wedding planned and decorated by the best, then head to Xclusive Designs in Etobicoke, ON. As professional wedding decorators, they ensure that everything is up to your expectations from day one until the end. Contact them; they will be glad to help you out!

The Perfect Wedding Guest

Weddings can be stressful and complicated, but if you are not planning it then you are lucky! Guests are lucky as they have less to invest in terms of time and money. However, there are different types of wedding guests- the uncles, aunties, hoards of cousins, and friends! They are the ones that lead the wedding after the bride and groom. We rely on them for a great time, memorable experiences and unforgettable moments.

 

 

Choosing the perfect look for a wedding can be tricky as you will dress up according to the theme and even if it’s themeless, then it will be according to the bride’s wish! If you are still confused with being at the perfect wedding, here’s a short list of do’s and don’ts for wedding guests:

Do’s

• Do RSVP before the due date. You don’t want to be counted out of the list!
• Buy an early gift. Whether it is from a couple’s registry or more personal, buy it earlier.
• When the date and time are mentioned, it means that the wedding is expected to start at that time specifically. So be on time!
• If the wedding is themed, do pay special attention to the dress code imposed by the couple.
• Stay away from the photographer! Not because he/she is creepy but because the couple would want the focus to be on them. That’s what he/she is getting paid for.
• Congratulate the whole family, even if you don’t know them personally. Do thank them and congratulate them.
• Enjoy yourself! Grooms and brides may get worked up if they notice that guests are not enjoying themselves.
• Sign in the guestbook. Even if you have wished them personally, don’t forget to write in the guestbook!

• Before leaving do take your favor! It’s a sign of gratitude from part of the couple.

 

Don’ts

• No WHITE OR BLACK dresses, gowns or tuxedos. Wearing white is exceptionally for the bride that day! None of the shades of white is allowed.
• Don’t wear pantsuit or too-short or revealing cocktail dresses.
• Don’t overdo your makeup.
• Wearing backless dress with lingerie reveal isn’t suited for weddings. So NO!
• Leave the animals prints where they belong- in fashion shows. Not advised to wear for weddings.
• Don’t bring a date unless it is mentioned that you can!
• Don’t bring large gifts!
• Don’t forget to turn your phone off!
• Even if it’s your close friend’s wedding or your cousin, it certainly doesn’t mean that you have to get wasted! If you know you get drunk quickly, then stay away from alcohol!

 

 

We do hope that this clears out the confusion you had about being a wedding guest!