New Year's Engagement? Here are Some Planning Tips

new year's engagementAs the ball dropped in Time’s Square, did your fiancé drop to one knee? New Year’s Eve is a popular time to get engaged, and if you are among the lucky ones to get a diamond this year, congratulations! Now it’s time to start planning for your upcoming nuptials, so that you can have the best possible 2016 wedding. Here are some tips to spark the ideas.

Select a Color Scheme

Most of your decorating is going to hinge on the colors you choose for your wedding, so this is the best place to start your planning. You can either go with colors you already love, or you can choose colors that are hot this year. Pantone Color Institute’s Fashion Color Report for the spring of 2016 is a great place to start. If you choose one of these 10 popular colors, you can almost be certain you will be able to find bridesmaid’s dresses that match the theme that your attendants will be proud to wear.

Decide a Date

Before booking any vendors, like your florist or musicians, you must know the date of your wedding. Sit down with your fiancé and your families to compare calendars. Choose a date when you can easily get off work and both of your parents are available. If you have a venue you are completely in love with for the ceremony or reception, call them as well to help determine your date.

Choose Your Flowers

After choosing your colors, take some time to think about the type of flowers you will want, so you can order them early in the planning process. Griffin’s Floral & Event Design will help you match attractive floral arrangements with your color scheme. From modern bouquet designs to flowers for your ceremony and reception, you will have the benefit of an expert floral designer helping every step of the process.

Save the Date

Once you have your flowers, date and colors, order some save-the-date cards and mail them out about two or three months before the wedding this gives your guests the best chance of clearing their calendars, so you can have as many friends or family as possible to celebrate with you.

New Year’s Eve may be one of the most popular days to get engaged, but that does not mean your day can’t be special. Start planning now, and with the help of Griffin’s Floral & Event Design, you will be able to have a beautiful, unique wedding this year.