Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wedding Question Wednesday: Escort cards vs. Place Cards: How can they be coded for guest meal selections?

Question: What is the difference between a place card and an escort card?

Its a common misconception that those two cards can be interchanged, but in reality both serve a different purpose. An escort card's purpose is to inform the guest of which table they are sitting at. Escort cards are at the entrance of the venue where a guest can take their specific tag with them to their table.

The use of the place card takes it one step further. The place card will be at the place setting for the guest upon their arrival; it informs them what chair they are assigned to. By assigning guests to chairs, waiters can more easily distinguish which guest selected what entrĂ©e based on a list given to the venue prior to the event.

In recent years, it has become a more common trend to only use escort cards and allow the guests to choose what seat they prefer. What is great about escort cards is your guest can sit next to whomever they like. You can also code the escort cards so the waiter knows what entrĂ©e your guest have chosen by coding the back of the them with colored dots. For example, blue could be for steak, and red could be for fish.

This simple solution reduces confusion and makes a more comfortable environment. It doesn't mean that the waiter isn't going to double check, especially for allergy purposes, and ask your guest what they are having for dinner, but it helps the fluidity of the service. It gets you through your meal quicker so you can hit the dance floor sooner!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Popular wedding flowers for Spring 2014!

Hellooo Spring!

As the snow begins to melt, and trees begin to blossom, we move into a new season for weddings, Spring brings a change of colors and flowers!  We've complied a list of elegant, yet modern flowers that create stunning bouquets and centerpieces. We've captured a variety of flowers for all of our Spring bride's, so find the one that's perfect for YOU!

Thistle is a fun and modern flower that comes in a lot of varieties. It can be used for a textural aspect, but can also give off the natural, wildflower feel in any wedding. This flower is perfect for an outdoor wedding.

Japanese Mums can be considered a more "traditional" flower for Spring weddings, but what is great about them is their availability in bright colors. These mums are a full bodied flower, without being too fluffy.
Like Japanese Mums, Celosia comes in radiant colors that serve as a perfect accent to each arrangement. Alone with these bright hues, Celosia has a soft and velvety feel that textually acts more as a feather than a flower.

This flower could possibly be the most popular of the year. Why? Because it comes in this years radiant orchid, the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year. South American Vining Jasmine flower brings an exotic feel to your wedding, and on top of that it's extremely fragrant. Use this flower to feel like you're in paradise on your special day.

Want to change it up a bit? Try Green Trichelium it's the perfect choice for you! Include this in your arrangements to break up all the flowers and give it some texture. This deep emerald green is perfect for any season, but its a hot commodity this Spring!