Guide to Boutonnieres- Part 3 of 4

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Now that you know who gets a boutonniere, it's time to choose one.

Firstly, consider the colour scheme and theme of the wedding. Take a look at the bride’s bouquet and the bridesmaids’ bouquets for inspiration. Usually, if your bridal bouquet includes a particular focal flower (like a rose or lily), it’s safe to use this flower for your buttonholes. The groom’s buttonhole can be different from those of the groomsmen but they should all have the same colour scheme. In other words, the groom’s buttonhole could include a charming mini calla lily and the groomsmen’s boutonnieres can use roses instead.

Boutonnieres are not supposed to take up too much space. In many cases, they consist of just a flower or a flower with a leaf or two. No matter what kind of flower or flowers you choose, it’s important that you don’t use large flowers. For example, mini calla lilies are great but you cannot use the regular size flower because it will look completely out of place.

Remember that boutonnieres are to be attached to the left lapel of the suit jacket or tuxedo. If attaching the buttonhole directly to the lapel, you should be careful because it can cause the lapel to droop.Some high end suits include special loops that are there to hold the stem in place. Alternatively, make sure that you secure the boutonniere properly to the actual jacket and not just the lapel.

Finally , don’t forget to always choose flowers that will last long. Flowers like tulips are known for being more delicate and particularly thirsty. Boutonnieres need to spend several hours without water and the last thing you want is a wilted flower on your lapel in most of your wedding photos! Ask your florist about their suggestions since they know which flowers do well without water as well as those that should not be used in this way.

Guide to Boutonnieres- Part 2 of 4

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To complement the bouquets of the bride and bridesmaids, the groom and his attendants wear boutonnieres. These typically contain a single focal flower that matches those in the bouquets. The ring bearer, officiant and ushers also usually wear boutonnieres, as do fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and other male members of the couple's immediate family.

There aren't any set-in-stone traditions about who gets to wear wedding-day flowers. But here's who most couples choose to honor: The parents and stepparents, grandparents, any other immediate family members who are not in the wedding party, ushers, and the ceremony readers.

Step parents: Your wedding day is not the time to let the world know how much you dislike your new step-father by giving him a smaller boutonniere or not giving him flowers at all. Step parents should be honored in the same fashion as your blood parents. Better to keep the peace.

Everybody or nobody: If you are going to give a boutonniere and corsage to your God parents make sure you do the same for the groom’s God parents. The same goes for aunts, uncles, cousins and siblings.

Personal preferences: Some people really, really dislike wearing a boutonniere or corsage. Ask your family what they would like. Women can wear a pin corsage, wrist corsage, hair flowers, flowers on a purse or they can carry a posy bouquet. Men are limited to a boutonniere. But if your wedding is especially casual and the men are not wearing a jacket with a lapel you can choose to omit the boutonnieres altogether.

Guide to Boutonnieres- Part 1 of 4

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Nothing completes a groom’s outfit quite like a stunning boutonniere on the lapel of his tuxedo jacket. It brings a touch of style and a pop of color to his attire. For the most part, boutonnieres are reserved for weddings, proms and special occasions. They can also be worn at weddings by the best man, the groomsmen, the ring bearers and the couple’s respective fathers.

While single flower boutonnieres are still in style, the types of flowers used to create these little masterpieces has grown by leaps and bounds. Long gone is the idea that only carnations and roses are the only suitable choices for a wedding. You can now find a huge selection of flowers, from orchids to hydrangeas to lily of the valley arrangements, and so much more.

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GEODE CAKES

What if the inside of your cake were just as pretty as the outside? With a geode wedding cake, you get the best of both worlds!

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BLACK CAKES

With moodier wedding styles trending as of late, it’s no surprise that black wedding cakes will be all over 2018 dessert tables! Black pairs gorgeously with metallic accents, so add a gold drizzle or brush of paint to your cake.

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DRIP CAKES

Having trouble choosing a cake flavor? Sweeten the experience by choosing a flavor for the inside and the outside with a delicious drizzle over the top of your tiers! Drip cakes are especially beautiful when decorated with fresh fruits and berries.

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MARBLE CAKES

Elegant, clean, and modern, a marble wedding cake is a real eye catcher!

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2018 Catering Trends Part 2 of 2

S'more Bar. S'mores are so yummy and have tons of different options to serve your guests. Mix things up different chocolates, candies and even different flavored marshmallows! 

Pie Bar. Pie should be enjoyed all year round. Have fun and come up with different pies your guests will love. Serve mini pies to make it easy for guests to enjoy the deliciousness.   

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2018 Catering Trends Part 1 of 2

Over the last few years, candy bars have taken over wedding receptions. It's time to shake things up a bit! 

Cookie Bar. Everyone love cookies! Surprise your guests with a cookie bar filled with all your favorite varieties. Don't forget the milk! 

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Donut Bar. Donuts are not just for breakfast anymore. Donut bars are popping up all over the wedding scene this season. 

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