Honestly, what’s not love about fall? Pumpkin this and pumpkin that, cooler weather and the change in colors. Many brides choose to highlight the season in their weddings. If you live in South Florida, that can be a little challenging since the sunshine state only has two seasons, hot and not so hot. Below, we listed 5 tips to accomplish a fall wedding in the tropics.
- It’s all about the colors. The simplest way to capture fall in your wedding is with colors. Burnt orange, sage or burgundy are just a few colors that exude fall.
- Make the tropics work for you. Using things that are native to the tropics will put a truly unique spin on your fall wedding. Mango mini calla lilies are a great tropical flower to use for a fall wedding.
- Consider the time of day. Using a South Florida sunset as a backdrop to your vows adds an immense amount of rich colors to your wedding. Also, planning an outside reception in the evening allows the slightly cooler air to add to the fall theme.
- Add a rustic touch. Anything rustic we correlate with fall, especially in South Florida. Twinkle lights, wood and mason jars are just a few additions that can create the aesthetic you’re looking for.
- Incorporate fall flavors. The wedding menu will be your biggest opportunity to create a sense of fall. The seasonal menu should include warm comfort foods such as a roasted sweet potato soup or having the bar stocked with autumn cocktails like spiked apple cider!
Beside a few other occasions, a woman’s wedding day will be one of the most important days of her life. There should be no shortcuts taken, especially when you’re deciding on a wedding planner. A planner is an extra expense but it usually saves you money and a huge amount of stress in the long run. When deciding on a wedding planner there are a few things you should keep in mind!
Credentials – You’re wedding planner should be one with a well-rounded portfolio. Expertise in a variety of areas is important because every aspect of the wedding is important and should be treated as such.
Do you feel heard? – After your initial meeting ask yourself this question. Your wedding planner is someone you’re going to be spending a lot of time with, there needs to be a positive connection. Do they understand your vision?
What services do they provide? – Not all wedding planners are made alike. Some may plan and help set up meetings and handle contracts but don’t have the expertise to design your wedding. A wedding designer is someone who can take your vision to the next level.
Access – A good wedding planner will have access to a wide variety of venues and vendors. Having a wedding planner with a large professional network ensures that you have options and the best of the best.
A holiday party can be nerve wracking for anybody but it shouldn’t be. We’ll give you the low down to the do’s and don’ts of office parties to make sure you enjoy the upcoming holiday season at work!
Do: Know what type of party you’re going to, read the invitation for clues to the theme, dress code and overall feel of the party. Does it seem festive or formal?
Do: Dress to impress! Although it may be a party, it is important to remember that it is still a work event. A party is the time to play with colors and style but if you wouldn’t be comfortable if you’re boss saw you wearing it in public it’s a safe bet that it won’t be appropriate for the party.
Don’t: Don’t be antisocial. After all it is a party, it’s a great time to network and get to know your coworkers beyond your everyday cooler talk.
Do: Prep your guest. Every office has their quirks, it’s important that your guest is aware of some of these. Make sure they follow the dress code and know which topics to stay away from.
Don’t: This might be the biggest DON’T on the list. Don’t over indulge at the bar . To avoid any cringe worthy mishaps, have a drink limit, for most two is more than enough. The alcohol is provided to make everyone more relaxed not revisit your college years.
Don’t: These days we post everything on social media. When it comes to office parties, its’ probably best to leave the snapchats and instagram filters at home. Some companies might consider the social gatherings private, and not to be shared with the general public.
Do: Have fun! It might seem intimidating but try to enjoy yourself.