The Wedding Workshop
October 14, 2017
The wedding workshop is our monthly wedding planning event. We power up the lights, put on some great background music and have a pow wow with brides. We fill up the barn with all kinds of wedding planning reference materials, swatches of paper stocks for invitations, decorating inspiration and more… Most importantly, our wedding planner can help you with any questions you might have about your wedding.
Refreshments and snacks served
Here’s the topics we cover at any given workshop:
Everything Invitation & Favors – 3:00-4:00 PM
From the design itself to what and how to say what needs to be said, our experienced wedding planner has designed and worded invitations for hundreds of weddings. We’ve got paper swatch books, custom invitation catalogs and more all right here so you look and touch everything. We’ll offer up the latest trends in personalized favors, too. We’ll help you write the wording for your invitations, even if you are not purchasing them here. We can help you with custom designs to coordinate with your theme or color scheme, too!
After we cover all the ins and outs of invitations, we’ll take a look at other stationery items, favors, and more. We’ll talk about ways to fit everything into your budget. We’ll also have some DIY supply kits on sale.
Floral Planning Workshop – 4:00 – 5:00 PM
We’ll work with you on everything from color palettes to bouquet styles. If you are interested in live flowers, we can help you find the right source for ordering them inexpensively. For Dogwood Hill brides, when you order from one of our sources we do the arranging for you. We also have several styles of centerpiece containers available to borrow, if you’d like to use them. We’ll help you complete a worksheet of all hings floral for your wedding even if you plan to DIY your flowers.
Floral can be a lot more than just bouquets. Often brides overlook just how much the right floral service and affordable flowers can transform a space. The retail florist and craft supply stores ARE NOT the place to purchase your flowers. They cost too much there and you will end up not being able to really make the space beautiful that way. We’ve got some really great options and ideas to help your budget stretch further.
Ceremony Decor Workshop – 4:30 – 5:00 PM
We’ll discuss and share ideas for how to create a beautiful and traditional wedding aisle just about anywhere. We’ll discuss different options for getting the supplies and items you need to DIY your ceremony decorating and other affordable options. You’ll be able to look at some arbors / huppahs we’ll have on display. You’d be amazed at how much a visual presentation can help you understand how to bring your wedding ideas to life.
Ceremony Planning – 5:00 – 5:30 PM
Take the worry and fear out of planning your ceremony. Even if you are not having your event here, let our planner help you with the order of your bridal party, options for the procession and recession and a timeline for your wedding day. We’ll walk you through it and you’ll leave with a working plan that you love and understand!
What’s on the Buffet Workshop – 6:00 – 7 PM
This workshop is designed to help you with choices for your buffet. If you are thinking about family cooking or take out instead of catering, this event is a MUST for you! We set out all our buffet equipment so you can see what’s included in our Buffet Setup Services. We’ll also help you figure out what you need and how much work is involved in serving the menu you are thinking about. And, we’ll have some ideas to help you lower your stress and get the most value out of your wedding day meal. This event also covers candy and dessert buffet planning. And, if family cooking is not the right choice for you we can help you with information and menus from multiple caterers to save you time.