{Trend Tuesday} Crazy for Baby’s Breath

Over the weekend the SEBC Girl’s had the pleasure of helping some of our beautiful Brides’ fairytale days come to life. In particular, one of our Bride’s big day was brimming in Baby’s Breath and you can bet the SEBC Girl’s took note!

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Baby’s Breath is fast becoming a 2012-2013 wedding staple and it’s easy to see why. The delicate, soft flower is insanely affordable and DIY friendly for all you budget-savvy brides! Aside from saving you some pretty pennies, Baby’s Breath is readily available year-round and can make a big impact when used in large volumes! Lastly, making the flower even more desirable is its versatility – from a laid back rustic-chic affair to a formal ballroom soiree this floral flawlessly makes a big statement!

So whether you say love it or leave it, this floral trend is on the rise along with countless wedding day possibilities! Here are some of the SEBC Girl’s favorites:

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{Trend Tuesday} “Mint” To Be

In the world of weddings; trends, themes and colors are constantly evolving. With that said, here at SEBC we cannot help falling in love with each unique trend that comes through our doors. In particular, the SEBC girl’s are LOVING the oh-so-swoon worthy color mint that is fast becoming the reigning wedding shade!

This popular 1940-1950 hue has been brought back to life with the vintage trend and we are so happy it has been! You’ll see this soft color on everything from save the dates and wedding invitations to bridesmaid dress, florals, wedding décor and delicious desserts! So what’s your take, will you be incorporating mint into your big day?!

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We invite you…to save money!

This Money Saving Monday is all about invitations and save-the-date cards; an area the often brings with it unforeseen expenses. Many brides struggle with choosing to stick with classic formalities or go more of a modern route. In both invitations and save-the-dates the classic mistake usually comes with the amount that you order. Ordering too many or not enough both hold unwanted expenses. Remember when ordering invitations; every family gets their own and anyone over the age of eighteen gets their own. Knowing your invitation count will also help you to comparison shop easier as well.

Another mistake that can add up in your budget is ordering your invitations too early. Shoot for four to six months before the wedding, this way the details for time, location and date are as final as possible. Also, when sending in your order, have not only you, but a second pair of eyes look at the text. One typo can be a costly mistake adding hundreds in revision fees. To really cover all your bases check what their return policy is in case anything else may be out of sorts.

 

The trend currently is all about making your own. With better quality printers now in households, if you do not have a great one, a family member or friend will. Take advantage of this! Wedding invites set the tone for your wedding, giving your guests a hint at the theme and style. Making invitations yourself gives you complete control in the decision making process. But be careful not to fall in love with expensive card stock, set a budget for yourself before you go to the store and stick to it!

 

Here are a few extra tips to be a aware of when dealing with your invites, save-the-dates or thank yous:

-Do not use printed return of address labels. Even in today’s time they are not considered appropriate, hand write it!

-Skip the expensive bridal thank yous from a stationery company, generic thank yous can still be elegant and will save you big time.

-Be sure to send your invites out early enough that you will receive responses several weeks before your wedding. Why? Do not forget the caterer. They require a final count and any changes at the last minute will cost you!

-Traditional save-the-dates are optional! Using websites that your family can visit about your wedding are a fun way to make them interact. Also, another trick is to send out your invitations earlier, twelve weeks before, giving your family plenty of time to make arrangements.

 

Happy planning and remember, everyone deserves their dream wedding at their dream budget.