Yesterday was our first WED edu. event and it was quite a success! Firstly, I’d like to thank all of our guest speakers from Pearl Events, Royal Fig Catering, Westbank Flower Market, LoveBirds Sweets, and Al Gawlik Photography, thank you, thank you, thank you! They were all so informative and helpful they had all the brides scribbling down every tip they mentioned! If you weren’t able to attend this time we would love for you to come to our next WED edu event! For now I thought I’d share one helpful tip from each of our preferred partners.

Becky from Pearl Events

Consider taking a day off from work during the week to meet with your vendors. Although you’re available during the weekend most (if not all) vendors are very busy during the weekend. Having your vendor meetings during the week will allow you to have your vendor’s full attention.

Kristen from Royal Fig Catering

The style of your catering service directly correlates with the atmosphere of your wedding. If your wedding is more of a black tie event don’t choose BBQ or a buffet! Consider the best style of service for your wedding.

Tyler from Westbank Flower Market

Don’t use bouquets as your centerpieces! If you’re trying to save money, consider repurposing the centerpieces from your rehearsal dinner and using them for your reception. Or, use floral designs from your ceremony for your reception (just make sure not to make this transition in front of your guests. If they don’t see it, they won’t know).

Denise from LoveBirds Sweets

If you want flowers on your wedding cake consider using sugar flowers. What brides don’t know is that most popular wedding flowers are actually toxic! Even though you are only using a handful of flowers, the last thing you want is for your guests to consume something that could be potentially dangerous!

Amy from Al Gawlik Photography

Bridal portraits are not only stunning, but they are also a great way for the bride to test out her hair and makeup. There have been many times when a bride has decided to take her up-do down or make her smokey eye a little less smokey after seeing how it photographed.