When you think of day-of coordination for your wedding, what comes to mind? Is it an image of someone organizing table numbers, talking with vendors, and greeting guests during your wedding? Maybe its J-Lo in The Wedding Planner, Bluetooth in ear, asserting a fierce yet calm control over the details of the day. While these assumptions about giving cues, setting up, and communicating to prevent issues during the wedding may be valid pieces of the puzzle that is day-of-coordination, they are not representative of the depth and breadth of this service because they do not consider all the work done by your day-of coordinator prior to the day itself; day-of-coordination is not just the presence and completion of various tasks by your coordinator(s) on your wedding day, but rather months of work leading up to the day spent crafting the many details of your dream wedding. In other words, before your coordinator can organize everything for you on your day-of, allowing you and your guests to simply relax and enjoy, they must work with you far beforehand to make sure that all the logistics align.
Cousins and nieces and nephews, oh my! While kids can be some of the most special and entertaining guests on your wedding day, we all know that these angels can transform into little devils if they aren’t kept occupied. To bypass all the meltdowns and melodrama, here are some foolproof options for keeping the kiddos happy, focused, and fidget-free.
No matter how long you’ve dreamt of your wedding day, it can be surprisingly difficult to decide what exactly it is that you want to fill it with, never mind how to get all these components to come together and match the image in your mind. There’s choices about your color scheme, florals, venue, date, dress, menu, lighting and much more to make, and making these selections while achieving harmony across them can be frustrating, confusing, and nerve-wracking. This is why it is important to have a game plan, or a strategy for making these decisions that can serve as a backbone when you feel lost or overwhelmed. Because we want your personal inspiration-finding journey to be as smooth and fun as possible, we’ve broken down the process into a few simple steps to get you started on the right track.
When it comes to the flowers for your wedding, you can rest assured that we’ll have your day coming up roses; we work with some of the most creative floral companies in Florida to bring your vision to life! We love working with you to figure out what you want to convey through fresh petals throughout your wedding, and so do our floral vendors. Before all this fun, however, there are many details you must decide upon to be able to get the most out of your initial floral consultation.
We were so thrilled to spend a fun Sunday afternoon last week hangin’ with some of our favorite vendors and a great group of lovely brides at our first ever Tampa Wedding Styling Intensive!
Take a look at some great photos and candid moments below, courtesy of our awesome friends at Rad Red Creative!
We all enjoyed sharing our knowledge with these great brides and providing some help with their wedding planning! Our very own Sasha of Oh So Classy Events explained the event best as “a live wedding set up,” where vendors provided guidance, tips and answered questions as we went along each part of the setup. Here she is below placing the gorgeous Golden Fleur chargers provided by Set Rentals & Design.
Each bride was provided with a clipboard upon check-in, containing a color palette guide, feedback card, note paper and a program of the afternoon, all graciously provided by Citrus Press Co.!
Attendees got to hold and feel a selection of linen swatches provided by Kate Ryan Linens as we discussed linen options and how much difference anything from a runner to a simple overlay can make.
Hands on Sweets treated us to delicious cookies to go along with our bubbly. These were SO yummy!
Though this event was focused more on styling and pulling together your florals, desserts, palette and rentals in a way that would reflect your style in your wedding photos, our vendors also shared some tips on planning within each area and working with vendors whose work, passion and talent you enjoy!
Our good friend and talented florist Andrea of Andrea Layne Floral Design discussed all things florals and gave our attendees a lot of great insight on how to get the look you’re going for! She designed a few gorgeous arrangements for our brides to see.
Marry Me Tampa Bay chatted with our guests about the importance of connecting with your vendors, using your resources and social media, and finding a quality wedding coordinator to manage your wedding day so one can truly enjoy it without worries. We love you Anna!
And because we love gifting here at Oh So Classy, each one of our attendees also took home a box filled with some fun swag and goodies. Then Leo of Rad Red Creative took a sweet snap of our group – talk about a good lookin’ bunch! 🙂
Special THANK YOU to all of the amazing vendors and event sponsors below for participating and being so great to work with. Your input and talent is huge and is truly what makes us great at what we do. We love you! Make sure to check out: