Sparkler exits are great fun for the big send off—not to mention they make for some killer photos—but they don’t have quite the same effect when they sun is still out. That’s why I have taken to the Pinterest boards to find you some equally awesome ideas for your daytime wedding!
Up first we have the “Ribbon Wand.” These simple little decorates are a sweet and mess-free way to wish the bride and groom well on their way. They add the perfect pop of color for pictures, bells can be attached for some jingle, and they can even double as personalized wedding favors! We’ve attached an easy DIY tutorial to get you started.
Now this next one may not be the most practical, but it definitely plays to the kid in all of us…and once again, it makes for great pictures! A balloon release; have the guests line up and let the balloons go as the couple passes by. A rainbow of your wedding colors will linger in the sky as you drive away as husband and wife. You can even have the balloons filled with love quotes or secret notes of well wishes from your guests.
Our last pick for today is for all of you practical, eco-friendly brides out there. And considering it is spring and all of our little feathered friends are out and about, I think tossing birdseed is a smart choice. Choose a blend with some variety (for the birds) and for color. Best part about this is, nobody gets stuck sweeping up confetti!
Moms hold a special place in all of our hearts. Some are sweet, some are quiet, and some are crazy (in a good way of course)…every mom is unique. One thing, however, is consistent across the board—they all love their children with a kind of love that only a mother can. They have sacrificed a lot for us over the years and they never expect anything in return. That’s why giving our moms gifts can be so fulfilling! I know that at least in my family, my mom is always the hardest to buy for. It’s not because she is picky or expensive, but because she only wants what she “needs.” And she is very rarely “needing” anything around the time of major holidays. This predicament often gives way to some of the most creative—and thoughtful—gift giving of all!
With Mother’s Day this past weekend, we are talking about wedding day gifts for Mom. Here are some things to remember when picking out that perfect something:
You know your mother better than any website, store clerk, or even blog writer(!). So get her something that she would like or use.
For the practical moms…Is she a huge coffee drinker? I don’t know many who aren’t. Or maybe she prefers something a bit stronger? These days you can say just about anything you want with a coffee mug or wine glass. Wrap that together with a basket of her favorite goodies and you have a thoughtful gift that she can use over and over again!
For the moms who love their jewelry…Personalized jewelry can contain more than just a name or birthstone, it can have the potential to incite memories for years to come. Do you two share a favorite quote or song lyric? Have it engraved on a necklace or locket. If she is one of those women who wear a bracelet with a charm for everything, add one to her collection with your wedding date and an “I love you” or “thank you”….
Which leads me to my next point…
Say thank you
Ultimately this gift is a small way to thank your mom. More than likely she sat through dozens of dress fittings, helped you with your search to find the exact shade of lavender for your invitations, and is contributing a large sum of money to make sure your day is perfect. Perhaps the best way for you to do that would be a spa day for just the two of you; no wedding talk, just relaxing and catching up.
Lastly, don’t forget your mother-to-be
It is very important to also recognize your mother-in-law on this day. She raised the man of your dreams after all! (Side note: you can get that put on a necklace!) Same rules apply as above. If you do not know her interests as well as you would like, be sure to consult with your groom; that way you can still give her a personalized gift that she will love.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful moms out there!
Robin was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and her love of events stretches back to a childhood filled with accompanying her grandmother to society parties, weddings, and formal dinners. A passion for performance and theater developed in her early years and she settled in Los Angeles in 2004 to pursue theatrical training. In Los Angeles, Robin began working in event and wedding floral design collaborating with some of the top names in the event design world for nearly a decade. A move back to the East Coast has provided Robin with the opportunity to design events in the south that are distinctive, innovative, and personal. She prides herself on crafting one-of-a-kind occasions that are both client focused and timeless.
Get to know Robin
Favorite holiday: New Years, I love the idea of a ceremonial “reset” button. It means you’re never stuck with a situation you don’t want to be in. It might be tough (or seem impossible sometimes) but you always have the opportunity to do something differently.
Can’t live without: Being creative. I’ll sacrifice a lot of things to make sure I can do something creative every single day. Hidden talent: I trained for voice classically for over 10 years. That may make it not so hidden though. I’m also unexpectedly excellent at Cards Against Humanity. I could eat this daily: In a world where there was no heartburn, cholesterol, or weight gain, I would Korean barbecue every single day.
Typical day-off: It’s not as glamorous as one might think: I get up, make tea (in a vintage orange tea pot), and sit down to write emails and create proposals. My cats will try to thwart work by sitting on the keyboard and my brain will try to thwart it by wanting to be outside. I buckle down and get it done though! An event week is very different: I wake up early early to either retrieve product from the airport (that’s been flown in from New Zealand, South America, Israel, Holland, or California) or get to a local wholesaler to get the best product. That product is then all processed (cut, thorns stripped, leaves removed, etc) and then over a period of several days is coaxed into the perfect bloom and subsequently arranged for an event.
Event Day: Is hectic: loading vehicles, corralling staff, fighting traffic, unloading everything into elevators that don’t want to work or stairs that seem to go on forever. Once everything is in place, we wait a few hours until the event is done, and then we break it all down, pack it all up, and start all over again the next time. It’s completely worth it though: nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing a beautiful bride thrilled with her beautiful room.
Perfect vacation: a mix of relaxation, exotic locale, and adventure seeking. I’d like to go to Bali and stay in one of those huts over the Pacific for a few days and then go on to somewhere like Cambodia to see Angor Wat and trek through the jungles.