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Choosing a Florist for Your Wedding

Flowers are a big part of your wedding day d├ęcor. The arrangements you choose will likely be in every picture from the bouquets and boutonnieres during the ceremony to the table centerpieces at your reception. They are another layer of the overall design, theme, style, and mood of your wedding so it is worth investing time in choosing a florist that understands your needs, budget, and vision. So how do you go about finding a florist that works for you? Referrals can be helpful coming from friends, family, wedding venues, or trusted vendors but it is also important for you to do your own research. The best advice for selecting any professional for your wedding day is to look at their work. Websites are a great way to view portfolios of a florists work, and to pick up on their particular style and design knowledge. These days, a website is a must for professionals; and a modern beautiful site is a must for a great designer. Go ahead and judge, you want the best! When you

How To Write and Deliver a Wedding Toast

Being asked to speak at a wedding is a great honor. If you are a best man or maid of honor you can expect to offer a toast to the happy couple. In addition, parents who host the wedding usually welcome the guests and thank them for coming. Finally, a word from the couple may also be appropriate. What a nice touch for a groom to welcome the bride to his family and say how honored he feels to have her hand in marriage!   There is a lot of advice about what to say and what to avoid when giving a toast. Overall the most important thing to remember is to honor the bride and groom with your words. Don’t risk embarrassing the couple or anyone else in the room trying to get a laugh. Practice your toast (you want it to be thoughtful), keep it short (2-5 minutes), and give genuine compliments to the couple and well wishes for their future.   Below is a great outline for writing a toast: §        Introduce yourself in one sentence. §        Express gratitude for