The Backyard Wedding Tips You Absolutely MUST Know

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Summer is almost here – and that means all the splendid outdoor weddings of Virginia are on their way as well! Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we couldn’t be more excited about the amazing wedding season ahead of us!

If you want to have a summer wedding, and if you want your event to be sweet and intimate, you might be considering the idea of a backyard wedding. That’s really amazing, and it can be a real success!

To help you out with this, we have gathered some of the essential tips you should know when planning your dream backyard wedding – read on and find out more.

  • The location of your backyard does not necessarily have to influence the style. So if you own a house in Virginia and you want a backyard wedding inspired by Hawaii, you can totally pull it off. This makes a lot of sense if that’s what you dream of doing – and it’s even more fitted if you actually have ties to Hawaii (e.g. you spent your childhood there). The key here is to make sure you create a good balance between the local elements and the elements of your dream location/ sentimental location.
  • Likewise, not all backyard weddings have to look the same. From nautical themed backyard weddings to Birds and Butterflies weddings, everything can be done in a backyard as well. It’s just that you usually do it on a smaller scale than you would at a wedding venue. As long as you combine pieces that remind people of your chosen wedding style, your event is bound to be a success!
  • Last, but not least, backyard weddings don’t always happen in actual backyards. If your backyard is way too small even for a small wedding, or if you live in an apartment, it makes a lot of sense to rent a small wedding venue that will help you create the same cozy and comfy vibes of a backyard wedding. Remember though: you really want to stick with a small venue if you don’t have a large guest count – the larger the venue is, the more estranged and “cold” the event will feel if there aren’t enough guests to fill in the spaces.

 

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These Elements Are Crucial for Your Wedding Website

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Let’s face it: technology has made it so much easier for us, from every single point of view – and your wedding planning makes no exception. Of course, you are using the Internet to find the best wedding vendors in Virginia and to find the ideas that suit your style – but how about creating your own wedding website?

That would be a wonderful idea – it’s inexpensive (or even free!), and it can be genuinely useful both for you and for your wedding guests. Some of the pages you could include on your wedding website are the following:

  • About you. Although most of your wedding guests are probably familiar with your love story, it would be nice to tell it to them again, from the very beginning. Tell people all the cute and romantic details that make you a unique couple (if you’re comfortable sharing this, of course). Tell them about the first time you met, the first date, the proposal story. Tell them about the wedding too – why not share some pictures of the wedding planning process, just enough to make people feel curious and excited about the upcoming Big Day?
  • Wedding registry. It is completely OK to show wedding registry information on your website. Even more, you can even add links to online websites you have registered to – this way, all guests will have to do is to click and send the order to your preferred address.
  • Venue information. Help guests find your wedding venue as easily as possible. Share with them a list of comprehensive instructions on how to reach the venue, as well as downloadable/ printable maps and GPS coordinates. This will make it so much easier for them to find your venue without having to constantly call and ask for instructions!
  • RSVP section. Why ask people for paper RSVP when they can just do it on your wedding website? This is extremely easy for everyone, it’s far less expensive for you, and it makes it actually facile to coordinate the RSVPs, centralize them, and count them.

 

Looking for a really beautiful wedding venue in Virginia? Or maybe for a florist? Whatever type of wedding vendor you may be looking for, you can rest assured that Hunt Country Celebrations has gathered the best ones in the state! Come visit our list, contact them, and start working with la crème de la crème of the wedding industry in the area – you won’t regret your choice!

Top Things You Can Do with the Bouquet After the Wedding

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Your wedding is bound to be one of the most amazing days of your entire life – right? So, it’s completely natural if you want to keep every single keepsake and memory alive – especially your bridal bouquet, such a delicate and beautiful part of the entire Big Day.

What are some of the things you can do with your wedding bouquet after the wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Hang it to dry. Drying your bouquet upside down will help you keep it alive for much longer – it can last for years, or even decades. Once dried out, you also have the option of placing the bouquet in an air-tight container (a preservationist can probably do this for you the best way possible, making sure the shape and the beauty of the bouquet are not affected in this process).
  • Dip it in melted wax. Another method you can use to preserve your Virginia bridal bouquet is by dipping it for a very brief moment in melted paraffin. Our advice is to only use this method if you feel you have practiced a lot with other, much less sentimental blooms – it’s really important not to ruin your actual bridal bouquet doing this!
  • Have it pressed. Pressing flowers is an easy way of preserving your bridal bouquet. Once pressed, you can turn them into a beautiful piece of décor by having them framed (with a glass on top). Imagine how pretty this sentimental item would look in your living room or bedroom!
  • Have it professionally preserved. Thanks to modern technology, your bouquet can now be perfectly preserved in a piece that will always remind you of the amazingness of your wedding day. For instance, many brides choose to have their bouquets transformed in gorgeous glass globes, which they can then display anywhere in their homes.

 

Looking for a fabulous wedding florist? Or maybe for a wedding designer? Regardless of what type of wedding specialist you may be looking for, rest assured that we have the best of the best gathered at Hunt Country Celebrations. Talented, dedicated, and truly passionate about creating unforgettable events, these people will help you have the wedding you have always dreamed of. Contact them today and you will definitely not regret it – in any way there is!

This Is How You Get a FUN Wedding!

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Your wedding is supposed to be fun – right? After all this is the happiest and grandest event of your life so you definitely want to make sure everyone invited is having a great time.

How do you get a FUN wedding in Virginia? We have some tips and ideas for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Prepare something for the kids. They may be young, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have to be entertained. On the contrary, actually – the more entertained your youngest guests are, the happier they will be and the less likely it will be that they get in any kind of trouble. Consequently, their parents will feel better as well.
  • Don’t serve a three-course seated dinner. That’s perfectly fine if you want to have an ultra elegant and traditional wedding. If you want a fun wedding, though, you might want to re-think your wedding menu and split the dinner in 3-5 smaller meals. Furthermore, organizing a DIY food station is a great idea if you want to combine wedding entertainment and food (the two best things about a wedding reception – right?). From mashed potatoes and toppings to pancakes, these food station can be about anything you want. Your guests will love it!
  • Organize a wine or whiskey tasting. Want to include some high class entertainment into the wedding? If you or your SO are big fans of a particular drink, why not call in a specialist and organize a proper wine or whiskey tasting? Even if they’re not specifically fond of a certain drink, your guests will absolutely love this idea!
  • Arrange a small lounge area. No matter how much they like dancing, your guests may want to take a bit of a break every now and again – and a lounge area is just perfect for that. Nice looking and polished, the lounge area will bring everyone together, helping you make them feel excellent while attending your Big Day.
  • Add a fun surprise towards the end of the reception. It can be something as cute and romantic as you singing a song for your SO. Or it can be something spectacular, such as a fire show created by actual professionals. Either way, your guests will appreciate the surprise!

 

Looking for the very best wedding specialists in all of Virginia? Well, they’re all gathered at Hunt Country Celebrations! Come visit our members and hire the ones that will make your dream wedding come true!

Bring the Birds and Butterflies Wedding Theme into Your Big Day

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Birds and butterflies will always make us think of spring – and since this is the wonderful season we’re all going through right now, stealing inspiration from it seems appropriate when it comes to weddings, right?

How to incorporate the Birds and Butterflies wedding theme into your wedding? We have some tips and ideas – read on and find out more.

  • Try to keep it well-balanced. Too many patterns can make your wedding feel crowded and suffocating, so try to alternate between nudes, simple colors and textures and the birds and butterfly-themed patterns. You can add these in a variety of ways, from the wedding table linens to the place cards – and yes, they can definitely look stylish.
  • Remember the wedding attendants. How pretty would your lovely bridesmaids be wearing pastel dresses and clutch purses or shoes with birds or butterflies on them? This sweet touch will not only help them incorporate their attires into the wedding theme, but it will also make them feel more special!
  • Last, but definitely not least, remember that wedding location is absolutely CRUCIAL. There are a lot of stunning venues in Virginia that can host this type of wedding, but one element is key: the natural background. The prettier the natural landscape is, the less you will have to spend on bringing in flowers and greenery, and the better your entire wedding theme will connect with the environment.

 

Looking for the best wedding venue for your Virginia wedding? Or maybe for a wedding designer? Contact Hunt Country Celebrations – we have gathered la crème de la crème of the wedding industry in Virginia, so you can rely on these specialists to provide you with genuinely amazing wedding services. Contact us and them today – you won’t regret it!

Have You Created a Plan for Your Beauty Regimen?

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Being pretty is really important for you as a bride, right? Why wouldn’t it be? This is your magical day, the event you’ve been dreaming up for months and months (or even years). This is a unique day in your life and you deserve to feel at your very best!

So, how do you plan your beauty regimen? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • 1 year. There are a lot of things you will have to start doing one year before the wedding – and finding a dermatologist surely lands among the most important ones. Also, this is the best time to have a professional laser hair removal (the process can take up to several months, so you want to make sure you start well ahead of time).
  • 9 months. Find a great aesthetician and get regular facials. Start managing stress better – and yes, this includes start planning your wedding with a bit more attention to detail. You need to be fresh and radiant on your wedding day – not stressed out and sad!
  • 5 months. If you want to get your skin chemically exfoliated, start doing this with about 5 months ahead of the wedding date. This way, you will be able to reap all the benefits (and make sure none of the potentially harmful effects influence you).
  • 3 months. Start cleansing your entire body. Juicing is a very good way to do this, but it’s definitely not the only way. Also, make sure you don’t starve yourself – that’s the worst thing you can do for your entire body, from your mind to your muscles.

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