Advice to Newly Engaged Couples

We, as wedding professionals, are here to offer some advice and guidance as you begin the exciting journey of wedding planning!

Communicate
Most people think planning a wedding falls on the bride, and while that might be the case for some couples, it’s so important to talk with your partner and communicate what you both want for your wedding. This is when you can start developing the theme and feel of your big day, as well as discuss your budget.

Hire A Planner

  • Planning your wedding should be fun and exciting, not stressful. We often see couples that try to do everything themselves, only to realize halfway through planning that they need more help. That’s what we’re here for! Wedding planners can help with every aspect of your day, or just be there for day-of coordination and logistical help. We help with things like venue selection, catering menus, vendor coordination, design, décor, and everything in between.As important as it is to do certain things following your engagement, it’s just as important to be aware of the things you should not do:
  • Do not have your heart set on only one date. Many couples have only one date that they want at one specific venue, and then are heartbroken when it isn’t available. Plan your wedding around the theme you want, not just one specific aspect.
  • Do not make all the decisions yourself. Certain ideas might make sense in your head, but sometimes they’re not realistic for your venue or budget. Again, this is where a wedding planner is beneficial to aid in the planning process; offering advice and help.
  • Do not get caught up in Pinterest. Getting lost in the endless supply of wedding inspo on the site can stress you out and give you the wrong idea about what your wedding should be. Your big day should be a celebration of you and your significant other’s love and should reflect that.

We hope this advice has been beneficial to you as you start your wedding planning journey. If you’re interested in Creative Transformation’s services, we’d love to hear from you! Visit our website ctstyling.com and check out our other pages (Creative Transformations on Facebook and @creative.transformations on Instagram).

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2019 Wedding Trends

2019 is here, and this year, it’s getting personal. Weddings this season are all about adding personalized touches and reducing waste. Expect to see more ceremonies set up ‘in the round’ in order to allow all guests a perfect view. Décor at the wedding site will be minimal, and brides will instead focus more on enriching the experience of the guests at the reception.

Bridal dresses this year follow the simplistic, ‘less is more’ theme, with clean lines and high necklines. Similarly, bouquets will be minimalistic with plenty of greenery or grasses. Pampas grass is on trend to be the most used green of the season, and can be transformed in a multitude of ways. Grooms will be dressed in bespoke suits in rich, deep tones with an overall ‘custom’ look. As a whole, wedding dress codes are shifting to more straightforward requirements (think ‘black tie’), in order to minimize confusion for guests and create a more cohesive feel.

(Amsale Bridal)

(Amsale Bridal)

Sustainability is the name of the game this season, and brides are finding creative ways to reduce waste at their receptions. Traditional sit-down dinners are being traded for passed appetizers and charcuterie boards. Food stations are an easy swap for buffet dinners, featuring smaller portions of more intricate dishes. Getting rid of a lengthy dinner service cuts down on waste and encourages guests to dance and mingle as they please.

(Foodie City Network)

Elegant wedding cakes are making a comeback after alternatives such as donuts or macrons were used frequently in past years. Overall, receptions will feel less traditional and will instead have fun features like disco balls and confetti to make it feel more like a party. We’re excited to work with our 2019 brides and see their visions come to life!

(I do! Wedding Cakes)

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about 2019 wedding trends! Be sure to tag us in your engagement and wedding photos! (Creative Transformations on Facebook and @creative.transformations on Instagram). Contact us if you’d like our help planning an engagement or wedding, or if you have questions about our services. Want to see a specific topic featured on our blog? Let us know!