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12 Aug

5 Ways to Keep Your Bridesmaids Happy Before, During and After the Wedding

In Blog by Breeze Taylor / August 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

There comes a time in your life when you realize that your bridesmaids are your best friends- the people who have watched you grow; the ones who have always stood by your side no matter what and who are eager and ready to watch you say your “I dos” with love and grace and plan the rest of your days alongside your better half. But sometimes, even if you care about the people who have always been there for you, you may end up taking their efforts for granted and hurting their feelings completely unintentionally.

Stress and lack of time and patience can deteriorate your relationship with your bridesmaids. I can tell you that you could easily avoid this unpleasant scenario by letting a professional Boca Raton wedding planner take care of every single detail related to your grand event and focus on the special connection that you have with your girlfriends. Moreover, follow these five easy tips to keep your bridesmaids happy before, during and after your wedding ceremony and reception.

  1. Be Careful When It Comes to Allocating Responsibilities. As an experienced wedding planner, I know that most people (especially the ones with poor organizational skills) have a hard time trying to break down big, pressing tasks into more manageable components. This is why you may want to ask for the help of a Boca Raton event planner to create and allocate responsibilities in a more effective manner. Instead of urging all bridesmaids to invest a certain amount of time in your wedding planning process, be respectful of their personal lives; some may be getting ready for a career upgrade, a baby or their own engagement parties. Factor in their other responsibilities before assigning tasks to avoid frustration and potential conflicts.
  2. Make Sure All Your Bridesmaids Are Well-Dressed. Don’t make your bridesmaids go for a certain dress style, length or color just because you find it appropriate and tasteful. Instead, advise them to opt for similar styles reflecting your color scheme and let them express their own personality in a creative manner, by adding details that represent them and flatter their silhouette at the same time.
  3. Maintain a Balance Between Giving and Receiving. First of all, you should keep in mind that bridesmaids have to deal with considerable expenses. They have to book hotel rooms and flights, do their hair and makeup, organize your shower and buy you an extravagant gift. In this context, you should try to acknowledge and reward their efforts by employing different tactics to lower their costs and underline your appreciation. Start looking for low-cost flights and consider covering their lodging expenses. Moreover, opt for bridesmaids gifts that are similar, but not identical, to demonstrate that you love all your bridesmaids and respect them as unique individuals.
  4. Create Manageable, Fun To-Do Lists. In addition, I should also tell you that planning a wedding doesn’t have to seem like a stressful, time-consuming chore. To help your girls get their wedding groove on, keep your demands reasonable and ask yourself the following questions: “Would my girls actually enjoy this activity? Would I do the same things in return without any hesitation?” This type of reality check will help you put your empathetic thinking to good use and implement minor attitude changes to make every single step of the process (dress hunt, shower and so on). Also, make a list of all the people who could lend a helping hand (aunts, cousins, other close friends and coworkers) to relieve tension and let your bridesmaids get in the party mood.
  5. Keep Your Bridesmaids Happy with Help from a Professional Boca Raton Wedding Planner. Sometimes, you will need more than a handful of people to allocate responsibilities, adjust your wedding décor, deal with vendors and service providers and still keep a large smile on your face at the end of the day. This is why you should consider opting for professional Boca Raton wedding planning services. At Dream Concierge, we have envisioned different packages offering you the expert guidance and support that you will require before, during and right after the big day. Contact our team today and select the one that matches your bridal planning, expectations, needs and demands to a tee.

 

22 Jul

How the Best Boca Raton Wedding Planners Manage to Organize an Opulent Wedding

In Blog by Breeze Taylor / July 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

As an experienced Boca Raton wedding planner, I understand and respect the struggles of soon-to-be husbands and wives who are absolute perfectionists and would go to great lengths to recreate all the details of the ideal wedding ceremony and reception. Regardless of their budget, style, preferences and tastes, all couples share the same wish: they want to host a spectacular party reflecting their personality and highlighting the uniqueness and grandeur of their love story.

5 Tips on How to Organize Your Own Opulent Wedding

If your guests to remember the happiest day of your life for many more years to come, you have to give them something to talk about. I firmly believe that one-of-a-kind décor elements, unusual party planning ideas and great attention to detail are the key elements that can take any event to a whole new level. If you’re craving for some serious inspiration and want to personalize and implement a few tips on how to perfect your wedding, take a closer look at the following details that contribute to the ambiance and décor of a luxurious wedding.

  1. Glitter Silver and Gold Tented Place Cards. Add a touch of glitter to your place cards. Choose a minimalist design, surf the Internet to check out a series of romantic fonts and avoid other unnecessary embellishments. Keep it classy and truly remarkable by betting everything on a subtle touch of glitter.
  2. Sparkly Invites. While following this path, use the same motifs and color palette to create your unique wedding invitations. Try to avoid dull samples and go for a template with a very nice calligraphy, an emotion-rich message and a customized accessory, such as gold or white band of lace adorned with pearls or gemstones.
  3. Brooch Wedding Bouquets. Speaking of jewelry, did you know that tastefully embellished wedding bouquets never cease to create an outstanding first impression? This tiny detail represents the wow factor that always commands attention. If you’d like to add a touch of opulence to minimalist bouquet, based on calla lilies, upgrade your option by adding one or more crystal brooches to the original design. Coordinate these tasteful sparkling accents with the jewelry pieces that you’re planning on wearing, and make sure all these adornments are part of the same picture.
  4. Pearls and Colorful Jewels Used as Vase Fillers. My role in the event planning industry has helped me understand that the smallest details can personalize and individualize a party in the most effective manner. You don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune on expensive décor (floral arrangements, crystal chandeliers or high-end table linens) to achieve the opulent effect that you have in mind. Instead, focus on centerpieces that are truly attention-grabbing. Here’s an example: fill vases with pearls. Peals are the perfect adornments for classy, all-white weddings. If you’re planning on adding a touch of color, use quality rhinestones that match your color scheme of choice.
  5. Antiques Representing the Perfect Centerpieces for a Vintage Wedding. Last but not least, choose a wedding backdrop and props that speak to you and your better half. For instance, old, metal and glass doorknobs could be easily turned into gorgeous table numbers. White lace runners are the perfect additions for a feminine wedding full of nostalgia, and vintage trunks can become stunning display tables suitable for an outdoor wedding.

When it comes to putting all these pieces together, I strongly advise you to involve a true professional in this process. Dream Concierge is the best ally that you could ever count on to turn your wedding fantasies into reality. Contact me and my team today and make the most of exceptional bridal planning tools that let you eliminate stress and focus on the most amazing aspects of your upcoming ceremony and reception.

15 Jul

How to Choose the Perfect Flowers with Help from Your Boca Raton Wedding Planner

In Blog by Breeze Taylor / July 15, 2015 / 0 Comments

Wedding ceremonies and receptions always make your heart melt. These special events evoke a large palette of positive emotions and help both spouses and guests create unforgettable memories. While attending a wedding is usually a fun activity, planning one can be quite a hassle, especially if you don’t count on the 24/7 support of an experienced Boca Raton event planner.

Wedding planning requires great attention to detail, patience and an almost superhuman ability to cope with stress. Some of the tasks that you may enjoy on a daily basis, like choosing flowers to brighten up your indoors, could become a daunting assignment while planning your party, simply because in the latter situation you would have to follow a certain etiquette, explore a plethora of options and make the smartest decision as soon as possible.

3 Tips to Apply to Maintain a Faultless Communication with a Florist Who Actually Gets You

If you are currently facing this challenge, here are a few tips that you can apply to select the most amazing floral arrangements (table centerpieces, boutonnieres, corsages, flowers for your wedding site and, of course, your beautiful bridal bouquet) with help from your Boca Raton wedding planner.

  1. Discuss Your Options with the Manager of Your Reception Venue. The manager of your wedding venue has the insight that you may require to identify and contact some of the best florists in your area. Ask the manager for recommendations and schedule an appointment with the professionals who would most likely share your creative vision.
  2. Factor in 3 Elements Before Making a Final Call: Budget, Style and Number of Guests. Before actually interviewing florists and choosing the one who will add a touch of glam, femininity and color to your décor through his stunning floral arrangements, set up a budget for your wedding flowers. Next, try to visualize the look that you’re trying to recreate. Do you want to organize a sophisticated formal wedding, a laid-back beach or boho chic event or a simple, romantic one? Simplify your selection by sticking to the best options that match your overall color scheme (the color of your bridesmaids’ dresses, the design details and hues of your invitations, the décor of your venue). Last but definitely not least, focus on numbers. Determine how many people will attend your wedding and how many guests will require flowers (bridesmaids, groomsmen, children, parents, grandparents, and the list stays open).
  3. Schedule Meetings with Your Favorite Florists and Always Come Prepared. Nothing should stop you from meeting more than a few florists recommended by your Boca Raton event planner, and also by the manager of your venue and friends who may have tied the knot recently. Don’t hesitate to shop around to get a good deal and achieve the look that best reflects your style and taste. Here’s one word of advice that you may want to consider: don’t go to these meetings unprepared. Do your homework and find the best way to help the florist get (and stay) on the same page with you. Don’t say: “I love lavender!” This is a very generic statement that leaves the door open to a multitude of alternatives. It could mean that you have a thing for natural lavender or that you may want to decorate your venue with purple orchids, peonies or wild violets. Always bring a few visual aids (magazine clippings, Instagram and Pinterest posts, photos from your friends’ weddings and so on) to facilitate your communication with your florist. Also, let him see your wedding dress; this way, he could recommend certain bouquet styles and other arrangements that match the color, size and shape of your dress.
  4. Let Your Personal Preferences and Taste Influence Your Final Decision. At the end of the day, you should go for the flowers that make you happy and do a great job at mirroring your taste and personality. Love calla lilies and would very much like to recreate an all-white wedding theme? Do that! Wish to highlight your girly, romantic side by opting for flowers in subtle shades of pink? Fulfill your fantasy after getting the best suggestions from your florist. Let your Boca Raton wedding planner make your choices blend in seamlessly with the theme, location and décor of your grand event.

If you’re looking for the best wedding planning services, choose to collaborate with a local company specialized in high-end events matching your sophisticated taste and glamorous style. Use the guidance and professional services offered by Dream Concierge to achieve event planning perfection with ease.

27 May

5 Major Mistakes That a Boca Raton Wedding Planner Can Help You Avoid

In Blog by Dream Concierge / May 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

South Florida weddings have a unique charm and allow brides and grooms to create long-lasting memories virtually effortlessly. After all, what in the world could go wrong when you have your toes in the sand and you’re feeling the ocean breeze, while standing under a wedding arch decorated with dozens of gorgeous silk garlands, with your better half? Believe it or not, many things can get out of control, and I’m not referring solely to unpredicted expenses. To avoid such drama, take a quick look at the five major mistakes that any couple can make while planning a wedding in Florida and learn how you could prevent these awkward and/or costly mishaps with help from a real professional.


5 Crucial Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Event (and How to Prevent Them)

  1. Overspending. Some soon-to-be newlyweds don’t really care about money when it comes to turning the happiest day of their lives into an unforgettable fairytale. On the other hand, other couples can’t afford to overspend and create piles and piles of checklists to have everything under control at all times. And yet, regardless of their financial possibilities, the brides and grooms who decide to count on professional Boca Raton event planning services manage to rest at ease, knowing that they have everything under control, including budget development, implementation and monitoring. Think about it this way: if this is the first wedding that you’re organizing, you may have a hard time making the right decisions. First impressions are often deceiving. For instance, did you know that an open bar may not be the most cost-effective option at hand? As Huffington Post points out, an open bar could cost you up to 4 times more than a regular cash bar. If an open bar is one of your main requirements, stick to the plan, but don’t underestimate its costs.
  2. Taking Care of Wedding Decorations on Your Own. Wedding planning requires the highest dosage of creativity and originality. But crafting or selecting the decorations for your wedding ceremony and reception on your own can be stressful and exhausting. Moreover, if you have an eclectic style, feel incredibly indecisive, or simply don’t want to take any chances when it comes to personalizing and beautifying your location, you may want to consult a world-class provider of Boca Raton event planning services before making a final call.
  3. Trying to Please All Your Guests. Let’s get one thing straight: you can’t please everyone; not now, not tomorrow, not ever! This is precisely why you should follow your own creative vision, address your own needs and demands and stop worrying about what your relatives and friends may think about your open bar, wedding dress, flowers, location and décor elements. To avoid potential conflicts that could kill your mood during the big day, you could hire a wedding planner and let a real professional mediate disputes and help your guests have a great time and send out good vibes.
  4. Choosing Vendors and Service Providers Based Solely on Quotes. You want to save money that you could spend during your honeymoon or use as a down payment for your first house or a new car. This is perfectly understandable. However, even when your options are limited by a tight budget, you shouldn’t agree to make any quality compromises that could rob your event of its dosage of glamour and brilliance. Don’t select vendors based on the lowest quote that they give you. A low number may be the indicator of really bad service. Since you always seem to get exactly what you pay for, select service providers and vendors based on referrals. Moreover, factor in their personalities and working styles and meet them in person before making a decision. It’s always important to sit down and have a nice chat with the people who can contribute to your wedding planning success.
  5. Ignoring Rules That Can’t and Shouldn’t Be Disregarded. These days, you need at least one wedding etiquette cheat sheet to handle the plethora of tiny, yet incredibly important details that could make or break your wedding. From the best ways to handle registries to the tactics that you should employ when it comes to writing your invitations, all these assignments require knowledge, commitment and experience. Did you know that more than a few churches require the brides to cover their shoulders? Are you familiar with the cancelation policy of your caterer? These are only a few questions that a wedding planner won’t let you worry about.

Choose the Perfect Bridal Package to Organize a Flawless Wedding

Want to eliminate the stress associated with high-end events planning? Opt for one of the exquisite bridal packages brought to you by Dream Concierge to achieve peace of mind and make sure that you won’t have to lift a finger to achieve perfection with your upcoming wedding.

20 May

5 Reasons Why You Should Work Closely with a Boca Raton Wedding Planner

In Blog by Dream Concierge / May 20, 2015 / 0 Comments

As your wedding day is getting closer and closer, you realize that the planning process is quite complicated and time-consuming. Truth be told, planning a fabulous wedding is far from being a child’s play, taking into consideration that soon-to-be spouses have to pay special attention to several important aspects, ranging from etiquette and vendors to accessories and interior décor. If you’re already feeling overwhelmed and would very much like to count on the support of a professional consultant who could turn your event into a smashing success, here are five reasons why you should invest in the quality services provided by a Boca Raton wedding planner.

  1. You Are a True Perfectionist, Even Though You Have Very Little Time on Your Hands. Ever since you were 5, you have imagined and revisited every single detail related to your wedding. At this point in time, you already know what you want, in terms of catering services, floral arrangements and bridesmaids’ dresses. However, you also accept the fact that you don’t have the time and skills required to make all these tiny details come together rapidly and seamlessly. Fortunately, the right Boca Raton wedding planner can help you put together all the pieces of the puzzle and plan your upcoming event in a time and cost-effective manner.
  2. You Want to Make the Most of a Flawless Wedding Planning Experience. When you’re handling all the aspects of your wedding on your own, you are exposing yourself to considerable risks, especially if you have poor organizational skills. If you can’t stick to a budget, maintain a perfect relationship with vendors and coordinate all the other tasks involved by this special occasion, choose to take the easy way out by counting on experienced professionals who could lift this weight of your shoulders.
  3. You Don’t Have the Right Connections. Assuming that you have never organized a wedding before, how could you possibly distinguish reputable vendors from the ones that may not trigger your complete satisfaction during the big day? In this business, you can’t trust everyone. These days, one could easily find a plethora of suppliers that market their business in an effective manner, without offering any solid guarantees. To find the caterers that are right for you, you should rely on the expert guidance provided by a trustworthy professional specialized in Boca Raton event planning, who is well-connected and able to identify the best deals on the market. This type of expert insight could help you save time and money without making any quality compromises.
  4. Your Venue Coordinator Isn’t a Natural Born Multitasker. Venue coordinators can be quite helpful, but in most cases they do not handle all the aspects involved by a memorable wedding. A good venue coordinator may take care of the logistics associated with his/her location and could also surprise you with a list of suppliers, but this is all that you can realistically expect from these service providers. On the other hand, a good wedding planner will always go the extra mile to help you choose the best décor, mediate potential disputes with family members and other guests, research services and prices and offer you valuable advice around the clock.
  5. You Need the Assistance of a Reputable Professional Who Could Turn Your Dreams into Reality. Last but not least, by working with a good wedding planner in Boca Raton who understands your needs and expectations, you could get one step closer to the unique emotions, style and look that you’re trying to achieve.

So Now What?

If you’re looking forward to making the most of a one-of-a-kind wedding planning experience, make sure you count on the support of a special someone who always has everything under control. At Dream Concierge, our purpose in business is to turn your big day into an unforgettable event that will bring tears of joy to your eyes decades from now on. Check out our flexible bridal planning packages and select the one that is fully compatible with your current necessities and demands.