You answered the biggest question of your life. You are wearing the most beautiful ring you’ve ever seen (huzzah!). And now you are faced with the world’s most overwhelming to-do list (insert panic mode). Chill out, sista! It’s completely normal to feel frazzled when planning your wedding, no matter how many years you’ve been pinning ideas to that Pinterest wedding board.
We have an event that’s just perfect for you. Amy Scalia of Cincy Chic is hosting the Center Your Vision Wedding Workshop on February 22 at The Center, a cool, contemporary event space downtown. The expert panel features three vendors: All Occasions Event Rental, Vincent Lighting Systems, and Yellow Canary Flowers & Event Design. Get top-notch advice and admission is free. What’s not to love?
Event rentals, lighting, and flowers are three oh-so-important details. You likely have tons of questions but before you go crazy, there are some questions you need to ask yourself before you even walk through the door. Here’s what to consider.
Event rentals are the building blocks of your wedding design, setting the tone and style of the event. We’re talking about everything from chairs to bars, china to flooring and more. Before you brainstorm questions for All Occasions, you’ll want to nail down your style (like rustic chic or classic contemporary). Think about what your venue will provide. Also, is the space indoor or outdoor, because that will impact your rental options.
You make think lighting is unnecessary, but think again. It helps create ambience, doubles as decor, and can even help your photographer capture the dreamy photos you’ve always envisioned. You may want a projection, such as your shiny new initials, on the dance floor. Vincent Lighting Systems has some bright ideas of ways to wow with lighting.
The blooms you choose—from your bouquet to ceremony backdrop to centerpieces—say everything about your wedding style. They’re a huge deal. Yellow Canary can make some serious magic happen, so be ready to listen. Think about the colors that would complement your personal style, the venue, and the bridesmaid’s dresses. Greenery is a big deal right now and can be a cheaper alternative than flowers, so be sure to ask for Yellow Canary’s viewpoint.
Don’t forget to show up with your budget in mind. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the process (and your Pinterest dreams), but you don’t want to get your heart set on crazy expensive options. Save the love for your groom.
Center Your Vision Wedding Workshop, February 22, 6–8 p.m., The Center, 115 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202, free admission, RSVP at cincinnatimagazine.com/cmevents