13:40 (GMT+2), Tue, 12 November 2013| Comments
Imagine you had an endless budget for your
big day and you could splurge like the stars and even get a celeb wedding
planner. For over 20 years Hollywood’s A-list, including Hilary Duff and
Jennifer Lopez, have called on Mindy Weiss to help
them plan their big day. Mindy’s work has been seen in countless
magazines, books and on hundreds of Pinterest boards, inspiring brides as they
plan their wedding ceremony, reception and after party. She recently wrote
a piece about weddings.
What types of locations or settings are very popular now?
Several of her brides are still looking
for a unique location for their weddings. Outdoor large garden areas that are
filled with trees and views are the most popular. Often when the client finds
out the cost of renting a unique location they end up in a venue that has a lot
to offer such as tables, chairs and a kitchen. She says for her barns are still the rage
and she don’t expect them disappearing anytime soon!
How can a couple create a unique centerpiece for their reception table?
Mindy loves it when the bride likes the
idea of mixing centerpieces. Her favorite is still using a mixture of
interesting vessels — about five — and filling them with a variety of florals
and unique votives or glass candle containers.
Mixing modern containers with vintage florals whether high or low is always
magical. Think “Great Gatsby”
What are some wedding details you “insist” couples include in their
Mindy is a detail fanatic! She loves all
the details. A must for her is just incorporating something from the past. A
vintage anything brings warmth and history This could be anything from a locket
to old pictures to vases out of a forgotten closet — anything even at the most
modern reception will work.
Her top tips to save money
1 – You don't have to toast with champagne, if your guests are
already drinking something, they can toast with their own drink or substitute
the champagne for a cheaper sparkling juice.
2 – Don't order the cake for the exact amount of guests – you can
cater for 25 less than the actual number of guests because not everyone eats
3 – If you like tradition and want to go for a more formal theme
at your wedding, remember that most venues have white, cream or silver items
already available for use (table cloths, chair covers and serviettes, plates
and under plates) It only becomes more expensive when you want other colours
than what is on offer. So stay with neutrals. You don’t need colour to
overwhelm you – use the flowers at he wedding to add the pop of colour you