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You got engaged – congrats! You’ve chosen a venue, picked out some vendors, taken engagement photos, and creeping up on your list is a very important item: wedding invitations. When do they need to be designed? Ordered? Sent? While the rules here are not set in stone, like everything on a wedding timeline there are some general guidelines to help make this process as smooth as possible. Here are our recommendations on when to do what:

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1. Designing wedding invitations

4 – 6 months before the big day

Designing your invitations can be a fun way to see your wedding day’s theme and style start to take shape. There’s nothing wrong with starting this process early and modifying it as you make other decisions. We recommend that you start designing your invitations at least 4 months before your wedding – but if you want to start earlier go for it! The big idea to keep in mind is that this is not something you want to leave to the last minute. Give yourself at least a month to design and tweak before you place your order.

Our favorite places to design invitations:

minted. | Invitations by Dawn | Darby Cards Collective

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2. Ordering wedding invitations

2.5 – 3 months before the big day

Which brings us to the second step – ordering your invites. Once you have designed your invitation suite and are confident you have the right fit for your wedding day, it’s time to place an order. Make sure to place your order at least 3 months before you want to send out the invitations. By doing this, you will have time to put them together and address them. If you are having a calligrapher do any of the addressing/writing keep that timeline in mind as well. Again – giving yourself plenty of time between the order date and the day you want to send out the invites is key. Don’t forget to have a friend or family member proofread!

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3. Sending wedding invitations

2 months before the big day

At this point you have picked the perfect suite, received your order, and all the envelopes are stuffed and stamped – ready to go. When is the right time to send the invitations? Traditionally you should send out invitations between 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding date. This gives your guests enough time to receive your invitation and respond by your RSVP date. If you are having a destination wedding, you may want to consider sending out official invitations as early as 3 months in advance to give your guests extra notice.

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Designing invitations can be one of the most fun parts of wedding planning since it is a way to let your guests have a peek into what your big day will look like. Give yourself time to consider all your options and play around with different layouts and themes. Starting this process earlier will just alleviate potential stress later. Whatever you do – have fun with it!

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May 19, 2018 was the day that Helen and Josh began their forever together. Family and friends surrounded them as they said their vows and celebrated an exciting new chapter of their life. Vision in White Events was honored to be able to help make this wedding day special for the bride and groom!

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Getting Ready

The bride and bridesmaids started their day getting ready at an AirBnB down the road. Laughter filled the room while make up was applied, hair was done, and the bride slipped into her wedding gown.

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First Look

The time had come for the couple to see each other for the first time that day. Nerves faded away as they held each other, taking time to talk and enjoy those last few moments before they were officially husband and wife.

Check out Helen’s fun shoes as her “something blue”!

Ceremony

Here comes the bride! We love that both of Helen’s parents walked her down the aisle to Josh.

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Look at this cutie stealing the show!

Wedding Party Photos

The light green of the bridesmaids’ dresses was a perfect backdrop for the subtly stunning hues of pink in the bouquets. The deep red Protea in the bride’s bouquet set hers apart from the rest.

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The groomsmen’s pink ties helped to bring out the pink in the bridal bouquets and ribbons.

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Reception Details

The subtle pinks and greens were continued into the reception decor at Fat Bottom Brewing Co.

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The cake toppers in the shape of their home states were a cute, personal touch!

Reception Highlights

The newly married couple made their grand entrance to rounds of applause and then started the night off right with their first dance.

The newlyweds should always grab at least one snapshot in front of their photo backdrop – especially when the groom made the LED sign himself!

One last kiss to end the wedding day!

Our team here at Vision in White was honored to play a part in bringing together Helen and Josh’s wedding day. Every detail would not have come together without the help of these amazing vendors:

Cake – Baked on 8th

Florist – Geny’s Flowers

Photographer – Tracy Brewington Photography

Bartender – The Reserve at Fat Bottom

Ceremony Music – Emma Pettyjohn

Ceremony Vocalist – Jessie Watts

Rentals – Liberty Party Rental

Caterer – The Reserve at Fat Bottom

Wedding Planner – Alex Kournetas of Vision in White Events

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We love featuring amazing local vendors each month and learning about the people behind the business. This time we are sharing Jenny and Courtney from Flower Girls Floral Design!

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What was your dream job growing up?

Jenny pictured herself dancing through life as a professional dancer and Courtney always pictured a quiet life as a mom.  With 5 boys between us, we’ve quickly figured out there’s lots of dancing, but it’s most definitely not quiet!

What does a typical wedding day look like for you/the whole team?

Coffee First!!!  Then we put the finishing touches on our wedding party florals and make sure everything is looking up to wedding day perfection. Next we go through our checklist to be sure everything is ready and loaded in our vehicle and head to the venue. We start on our large installations first and then put out the table designs and anything else that needs to be completed. We make sure that the planner in charge or the mother of the bride gets a look to make sure that everything is exactly the way the bride envisioned it to be. 

How did you get into the business? 

Jenny had been in the wedding industry for nearly a decade and decided that she wanted to move direction more toward the floral side of things.  Courtney’s background in agriculture was the perfect fit and all fell into place from there. 

How long have you been in business? 

2 years

What is your favorite part of a wedding day/event day? 

We absolutely love seeing our brides when we give them their bouquet. We always say there is something so perfect and sweet about a bride and her flowers. It’s our absolute favorite!

What is your favorite type of arrangement to create? 

Other than the bridal bouquet, we love to do large installations like arbors. We love the challenge of making the bride’s ideas and our vision come to life on the wedding day.

What would be your dream event to design for? 

We’d love to have a destination wedding to design in the hills of the Amalfi Cost overlooking the Mediterranean Sea!!

What celebrity would you most like to be hired by to create flower arrangements? 

Justin Timberlake, of course!  Just kidding (not really)-we both love to cook and are big fans of the Barefoot Contessa!  Maybe she’ll ask us up to the Hamptons to design a dinner party for her!

If you could go anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?

Anywhere for an adults only weekend and wine!!

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These ladies do amazing work and we can’t wait to work with them in the future! Thanks for partaking in our Vendor Spotlight ladies!

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It was a beautiful spring day on April 28th when Numa and Tom brought their friends and family together from near and far to celebrate their wedding. Our team at Vision in White Events was honored to help with the planning of their special day. We hope they share a lifetime of love and happiness!

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Getting Ready

Numa started wedding prep the night before the wedding with a henna party at her parents’ house. She headed to Saddle Wood Farms the next morning to begin getting her hair and makeup done by Ashley with The Beauty Hall.

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Numa and Tom chose to wear traditional Indian wedding attire with Numa wearing the beautiful red beaded Sari, and Tom wearing this amazing Sherwani and Sehra.

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With her henna tattoos dry and her hair and makeup complete, it was now time for Numa to get into her dress. Tom was also getting his finishing touches complete before the first look.

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First Look

Tom patiently waited as Numa walked up behind him to share a special moment together before their ceremony. Gavin Nutt Photo did a wonderful job at capturing the love these two shares for one another! Their bright colors of their wedding day attire really pops against the beautiful outdoor setting.

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Ceremony and Reception Details

Tom and Numa wanted a stress free wedding for everyone involved. They accomplished this by having the ceremony and reception in the same place. They transformed the already beautiful barn into a breathtaking space thanks to additional lighting and draping. The centerpieces were mind blowing –  tall floral arrangements with candles that went perfectly with the red table linens and gold trimmed plates. We absolutely LOVE all the color incorporated into this wedding.

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Nashville Sweets did an amazing job with the wedding cake topped off with bright and colorful flowers wrapped around the delicious naked cake.

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Ceremony

Tom and Numa continued the Indian tradition with their ceremony – exchanging floral garlands as an expression of their desire to marry and a shared drink to increase their love for one another. Vision In White Events, Wedding

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Ladies from the bride’s family (siblings, cousins, and friends) helped the newlyweds throughout the ceremony, while the bride’s brother stepped up to the mic to help offer an explanations of cultural customs and traditions.

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Wedding Reception

Immediately following the ceremony, Numa and Tom went straight to cutting their cake. They enjoyed dinner along with their guests. With their stomachs full, they listened as their friends and family gave speeches and performed.

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Everyone was smiling as they shared their first dance with one another!

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Guests joined them on the dance floor and danced the night away!

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We want to thank Tom and Numa for letting us be a part of their special day! We would not have pulled it off without the help from these amazing vendors:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Saddle Wood Farms

Cake: Nashville Sweets

Florist: Fresh By Carry Ann

Photographer: Gavin Nutt Photo

Ceremony and Reception Music: Nashville Party Authority

Hair and Makeup: The Beauty Hall

Henna Artist: Main Artist

Rentals: Liberty Party Rental

Service Caterer: Chef’s Market

Food Caterer: BBQ2NITE

Wedding Planner: Alex K with Vision in White Events

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Picking your wedding dress is the biggest decision you will have to make for your wedding. There is a lot you have to think about when it comes to picking the perfect dress. Is it comfortable, what will the temperature be like, does it make you feel beautiful, and what kind of fabric are you looking for? All of these questions are things to consider when choosing the perfect dress for you. We hope this guide will help you find your dream dress!

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Satin

This fabric is very heavy and gives a more structured look. It has a natural sheen and if perfect for a more traditional or formal wedding. We would not suggest satin for an outdoor summer wedding but is perfect for weddings in the cooler months.

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Taffeta

This fabric is very similar to satin that has a lighter sheen and weight. It makes a grand entrance with a very recognizable “swoosh” sound as you move. Its crisp quality is perfect for structured gowns!

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Charmeuse

This fabric is a lightweight sheer fabric with a beautiful shine like satin. It is very fancy, but clings to the body and may show more.

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Tulle

This net-like fabric looks amazing when paired with other fabrics! It is sheer with an open weave that makes it look like netting and is very delicate. This fabric will give you a soft romantic feel.

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Organza

This fabric is lightweight and can be found right between tulle and chiffon. It flows more beautifully than tulle but is much stiffer than chiffon. This fabric works great with other fabrics and of perfect for trains and veils!

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Chiffon

This fabric is sheer and lightweight with a lightly woven pattern. Since it is pretty transparent, it is usually layered or used as an overlay. It is perfect for warmer weather weddings since it is very lightweight!

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Lace

This elegant fabric gives a vintage feel to any dress and is typically named where it was originally produced. Listed here are the more popular laces used for wedding dresses:

Chantilly Lace: this is a very delicate lace with beautiful details.

Alencon Lace: this lace is netted with corded outline floral patterns.

Venice Lace: this is a heavier and more textured lace.

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All of us here at Vision In White Events hope this guide helps you find the perfect fabric for your wedding dress!

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