Wedding Planning Tips

Wedding Planning Tips | May FAQ’s | East Lansing Florist

Wedding Planning FAQ’s

On this month’s installment of Wedding Planning Tips and FAQ’s, we talk about party favors, greenery-only designs, and the invitation timeline!

Wedding Planning Questions

Q1. Do I need to have party favors?

Absolutely not, unless it’s something very important to you. However, don’t feel obligated to provide a little trinket or food product for everyone to take home. Many people forget or don’t want something with your wedding date printed on it. You end up with extras leftover and someone having to pack them all up at the end of the night. It’s definitely better to either save this money, or spend it in one of your top 3 most important categories for your wedding. This could be to hire a more dreamy photographer, add in a show-stopping floral installation, or spring for the top-shelf signature drink you’d love to share.

Q2. Will a centerpiece comprised of only greenery and candlesticks be less expensive than a floral design?

Usually, it will be less expensive than a floral design, but it will not be cheap. There is a lot of costs associated with purchasing greenery, in addition to the design labor to set the table on-site instead of a pre-designed arrangement being set on the table. Also, candles are expensive. Any pillar candle or other combination candlelight that is going to feel sufficient enough on a table to replace a full floral design is going to add up. This is in addition to the rental costs and labor associated with cleaning, prepping, and post-event processing of any vessels used to house or display the candles. So again, greenery-only centerpieces may be a less expensive option than a garden-inspired compote, but they aren’t going to be cheap either.

Q3. When should I send my invites and have my RSVP’s due?

You should mail that beautiful invitation suite at the 11-week mark. Have your RSVP’s due no later than 5 weeks before your wedding. Many of your final payments that are final count reliant will be due to your vendors 1 month before your wedding. Allowing yourself an extra week to track down the stragglers, will save you a lot of headaches, and cash because you aren’t guessing on your final counts with vendors.

Do you have a question you want to be answered for our June FAQ’s? Leave us a note below!

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