Monday, December 30, 2013

Questions To Ask Before You Get Married: The Past | North Carolina Wedding Planner

It is so very important for couples to communicate during marriage, but even more so before they take a walk down the aisle. Over the next few weeks we're going to explore some important questions to discuss with your future spouse before your big day.


Today's topic: The Past

Are there is childhood experiences that affect your behavior or attitude?

Is there anything in your past that I should be aware of?

Are you comfortable continuing this relationship if there are things in my past that I'm not willing to share with you?

Have you ever been able to overcome a bad habit? If so, what?

Have you ever been involved in any criminal activities? What were they?

Did your mother or father abuse each other or you in any way?

Have you ever been violent is past relationships?

Do you keep letters and memorabilia from past relationships? Why or why not?

What did you dislike the most about your previous partners?

If your past partners listed your most negative characteristics, what would they be?

Could any feelings of affection and romance be revived if you met a previous partner even if you felt a strong commitment to me?



Friday, December 27, 2013

Floral Friday {Calla Lily} | North Carolina Wedding Planner

Calla Lilies are available is yellows, reds, and pink and are available year round. They are especially ideal for modern designs because of their simple lines.

Calla Lilies are available all year round and typically have a vase life of around 4-8 days. Calla Lilies are best kept at room temperature and take in a large amount of water, so be sure to refill water levels regularly.
 
Check out some of our favorite calla lily wedding ideas and don't forget to follow us on Pinterest for even more inspiration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Questions To Ask Before You Get Married: Sex, Romance, & Love | North Carolina Wedding Planner

It is so very important for couples to communicate during marriage, but even more so before they take a walk down the aisle. Over the next few weeks we're going to explore some important questions to discuss with your future spouse before your big day.




Today's Topic: Sex, Romance, & Love

What is the best way for me to show that I love you?

What do I do that causes you to question my love?

If I put on weight, will it affect our sexual relationship? How?

If we eliminated physical attraction from our relationship, what would be left?

What turns you off sexually?

Is it important for you to know that I'm a virgin? Why or why not?

How would our relationship be affected if we were unable to have children?


Friday, December 20, 2013

Floral Friday {Daffodil} | North Carolina Wedding Planner

Daffodils are mainly yellow, but can also be found in orange and white. They are available year round.

Daffodils are known to have leaky steams so be sure to cut them short for arrangements. They are especially ideal for a bride on a budget since they are know to be very inexpensive.
 
Check out some of our favorite ideas for daffodils at your wedding. You can also follow us on Pinterest for even more inspiration.
 

 
 
 
 


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Questions To Ask Before Marriage:

It is so very important for couples to communicate during marriage, but even more so before they take a walk down the aisle. Over the next few weeks we're going to explore some important questions to discuss with your future spouse before your big day.

 

Today's Topic: Finance

Will we have a budget?
 Do you prefer separate bank accounts or assets in different names? Why?
Who will pay the bills?
What are your feelings about saving money?
 
What are all your current personal debts?

How often do you use credit cards, and what do you buy with them?

How do you feel about helping me pay my debts?

What justifies going into debt?

How should we prepare for a financial emergency?

Do you feel stress when facing financial problems? How do you deal with that stress?
Do you feel that lack of money is a good reason not to have children?
When our child is born, will he or she go to daycare or will one of us stay home to take care of the child? Who will it be?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Floral Friday {Gerbera Daisy} | North Carolina Wedding Planner

Daisies are one of the most common and popular types of flowers. Daisies are considered to be a symbol of pure, innocent love.

Gerbera daisies grow in a wide range of colors, including pink, red, orange, yellow, blue, and white. Gerbera daisies can be found year round. They are considered to be a "fun" flower and are very inexpensive.
 
Check out some of our favorite ideas and follow us on Pinterest for even more inspiration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Wedding Trivia Thursday | North Carolina Wedding Planner

The least popular months to get married are January (4.7%), March (6.1%) and February (7.0%) – so if you’re looking for steep wedding discounts, consider a winter ceremony!
 
 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Questions To Ask Before Marriage: Children | North Carolina Wedding Planner

It is so very important for couples to communicate during marriage, but even more so before they take a walk down the aisle. Over the next few weeks we're going to explore some important questions to discuss with your future spouse before your big day.



Today's Topic: Children

How long would you like to wait to have children?

If we were unable to have children, would you want to adopt?

When we have children, who will handle their needs?

Do you plan to raise your children the way you were raised, the way I was raised or a mixture of both?

What types of discipline would you use to correct a child's behavior? Did your parents use these or have you developed them on your own?

Other than formal schooling, what types of education will our children get and how will they get it?


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wedding Trivia Thursday | North Carolina Wedding Planner

The term “best man” dates back to the times when Scotsmen kidnapped their future brides. The friend of the groom who had excelled at the abduction was acclaimed to be the best man.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Questions To Ask Before Marriage: Miscellaneous | North Carolina Wedding Planner

It is so very important for couples to communicate during marriage, but even more so before they take a walk down the aisle. Over the next few weeks we're going to explore some important questions to discuss with your future spouse before your big day.


Today's Topic: Miscellaneous Questions

Are you closer to your mother or father? Why?

What influence, if any, do you believe my family should have on our relationship?

Is there anyone close to you who feels we should not get married? Why?

Do you believe that our parents should know our financial condition, whether good or bad? How far should this go?

How would you rank all of the priorities in your life: work, school, family, spouse, friends, hobbies, and church? Does your ranking reflect the amount of time you spend on each?

Do you prefer a set daily work schedule or flexible work activities and timetables?

Do you like pets?

What do you fear?

How do you feel about having guns in our home?

Do you harbor any racial prejudice?

How would you react if our son or daughter told us they were gay?

What are your views on pornography?

What health problems do you have?

Have you ever had any psychological problems?

When you are in a bad mood, how should I deal with it?





 


Friday, November 29, 2013

Floral Friday {Hyacinth} | North Carolina Wedding Planner

The hyacinth is considered to be a symbol of constancy, but is also represents sincerity and well wishes. Hyacinth flowers are available from November to April.

They are avaiable in blue, pink, purple, and white. Hyacinth have a very strong scent and are popular for their unique shape.
 
Here are some of our favorite wedding ideas for hyacinths and don't forget to follow us on Pinterest for even more inspiration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Questions To Ask Before You Get Married: The Future | North Carolina Wedding Planner

It is so very important for couples to communicate during marriage, but even more so before they take a walk down the aisle. Over the next few weeks we're going to explore some important questions to discuss with your future spouse before your big day.



Today's Topic: The Future

Would you prefer to live in the city, the country, or by the beach? Why?

If I wanted to move away from our families for work, would you support me?

How do you feel about having our parents come to live with us if the need arises?

How will we schedule holidays with our family?

Is there anything about marriage that frightens you?

Is there anything you would regret not being able to do or accomplish if you married me?

Do you anticipate maintaining your single lifestyle after our wedding?

How are we different? Could this be a conflict in the future or do our differences complement each other?

How did your family resolve conflicts when you were growing up? Do you still resolve conflicts this way? What do you plan to change for our future family?

How would it affect you if I were to travel on my own frequently?

How will you support my hobbies?



Monday, November 18, 2013

Questions To Ask Before You Get Married: Trust | North Carolina Wedding Planner

It is so very important for couples to communicate during marriage, but even more so before they take a walk down the aisle. Over the next few weeks we're going to explore some important questions to discuss with your future spouse before your big day.


Today's Topic: Trust
Is trust automatic until something occurs that takes it away, or does it evolve over time?
What do I do now or what could I do in the future that would make you mistrust me?
Who comes first, your spouse or your children?
Have there been times when you were uncomfortable with the way I behaved with the opposite sex? If so, when and what did I do?
Do you trust me with money?
Would you be comfortable transferring all your money into my bank account?
Is it okay for us to open each other's mail?
 
 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Questions To Ask Before Marriage: Annoyances | North Carolina Wedding Planner

It is so very important for couples to communicate during marriage, but even more so before they take a walk down the aisle. Over the next few weeks we're going to explore some important questions to discuss with your future spouse before your big day.



Today's Topic: Annoyances

What does my family do that annoys you?

Is there anything you do in your line of work that I would disapprove of or that would hurt me?

What is nagging? Do I nag? How does it make you feel?


When do you need space away from me?

Do you approve, without reservation, of the way I dress?

Do you believe that you should stick with a marriage if you are unhappy all the time?




 


Friday, November 8, 2013

Floral Friday {Hydrangea} | North Carolina Wedding Planner

Hydrangea are generally white in color, but depending on the soil in which they are grown they can be blue, green, red, pink, or purple. They are considered to symbolize gratitude or heartfelt emotion.

Hydrangea are available from early spring to late fall. They are full and are great for round arrangements. It also dries beautifully.
 
Here are some of our favorite ideas and you can follow us on Pinterest for even more inspiration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wedding Trivia Thursday | North Carolina Wedding Planner

A recent study indicates 1/2 of all brides will use a wedding consultant or wedding day coordinator.
 
 
 
 
Want to be included in that 1/2? Give us a call to set up your complementary consultation!
 
 
 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Questions To Ask Before Marriage: Communication | North Carolina Wedding Planner

It is so very important for couples to communicate during marriage, but even more so before they take a walk down the aisle. Over the next few weeks we're going to explore some important questions to discuss with your future spouse before your big day.


Today's Topic: Communication

What did you admire about the way your mother and father treated each other?
 
What is the best way for me to communicate difficult feelings about your so that you are not offended?
 
Whenever we have difficult feelings about each other, should we remain silent, say something as soon as the difficult feelings arise, wait a certain amount of time before raising the issue, or do something else? If so, what?
 
 
Do you feel you could communicate with me under any circumstance and about any subject?
 
What makes you not want to talk to me?
 
If you always say you are going to do something but never do it, what is the most effective way to bring this problem to your attention?
 
Who should know about any arguments we have?







Friday, November 1, 2013

Floral Friday {Autumn Leaves} | North Carolina Wedding Planner

Autumn leaves are so beautiful and when you're planning a fall wedding there is no more inexpensive piece of decor at your disposal. There are so many wonderful and creative ways to use these natural elements so today we're sharing some of our favorites.

You can also follow us on Pinterest for even more wedding inspiration like this!

 
I love this great idea for escort cards! Hire an amazing calligrapher and your guest will adore these.
 
 
 
Looking for a creative send off for your wedding? How about having your guests toss autumn leaves!