I started writing this blog as a class assignment, now the class is coming to an end. Even though the class is ending I will still be updating my blog. I have found that writing this blog is a great way for me to summarize my research so I can look back at it later if I need to. I have also found that it is a good way to get the word out about my film. I would like to continue to connect with people who are planning a wedding or just interested in weddings in general. One thing I would really like is to connect with theknot.com because I think theknot.com is a great site for wedding planning for people all over. Another wedding site I hope to connect with is mywedding.com because I have found that site helpful in my research as well.
I have also found that Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook have worked the best in promoting my blog and my film. I received the most clicks to my blog from Twitter followed by Facebook. I did not receive any views on my blog from Pinterest, but I have gotten a lot of my pins repined including the pins from my blog. I have also found Pinterest to be very helpful in getting inspiration for production design.
Here is a great article on how to choose your wedding dress. It gives tips for choosing the right dress. The first step is to pick your wedding date or at least what time of the year you will be getting married so your dress is season appropriate. Next you should set a budget before even entering the store that way you won’t fall in love with a dress you can not afford. Next the article discusses what to expect at the bridal shop and what you should bring… bring pictures of dresses you admire, do not bring too many people. Too many opinions distract from your own. The next section of the article goes into detail about how to pick the right dress for your body type. The article also goes over final touches, accessories and so on. I recommend checking it out before looking at dresses.
To get inspiration for pictures to bring to the bridal shop with you I recommend going to theknot.com Here you can narrow down your choices and get a bunch of great pictures for when you go to try on dresses. I am using theknot.com to gather ideas for how I want the dress in my film to look.
Here is a great video explaining how to create center pieces for a wedding from onlineweddingflorist.
This video is really helpful to me because I will not have a florist to put my centerpieces together for me. Myself and my crew will be creating all the props for my film ourselves. The video will help me to save money with creating my own centerpieces in a way that will actually look good. Even if you have a florist doing the centerpieces for your wedding it is still helpful to know how exactly they do it.
I recommend checking out the rest of onlineweddingflorist’s videos because there are great tips for all different kinds of flower arrangement ideas including flower arrangements from celebrity weddings.
When it comes to flowers a great place to start getting ides is theknot.com. If you know your color palette I would suggest searching by color to get ideas, however you can also search by arrangement or by bloom.
After looking around on theknot.com I suggest going to fiftyflowers.com and searching your choice even more. Here you can select the color you want and look at all the different types of flowers in that color. I followed these steps and ended up with a few ideas for flower arrangements for the wedding in my film. Here are some of the arrangements I like, hopefully you will be able to get ideas for your color palette as well.
Cranberry Antique Enhanced Hydrangeas
Burgundy Dianthus Flower
Cranberry Flower Wedding Centerpiece
If you are not looking for a traditional location and want something a little but more unique I would start with watching this video from Get Married TV.
After watching this video I was inspired to research more unique locations and found an article called 10 Completely Unique (And Totally You) Wedding Venues. The article goes through 10 different locations such as a chapel, a butterfly habitat, a winery, near the water, a country club, city hall, a museum, a park, a garden and scuba diving. You can read the article and get more information about each location. I found the butterfly habitat the most interesting because I have been pretty much obsessed with butterflies since the age of eight or nine. Although I will not be using a butterfly habitat for my film it did inspire me to think outside the box.
To me the location is the most important aspect of the wedding. Since the wedding that I am planning is for my film I want to be sure that the wedding location is appealing to the eye and will look good cinema graphically. Also since this is for a film I am on a pretty tight budget so I cannot afford to spend tons of money on the location. I have not found my location yet, but there are a few great websites that are very helpful with looking through locations.
If you live in the bay area, like me, a good place to start looking for locations is mybayarewedding.com. This website has a list of different locations with pictures. If a location looks appealing to you it links you to the site where you can look more in depth into the location and where you can contact the vendor.
Another good bay area site is sfbaybrides.com. This site does not have pictures of the location on the site, but it lets you narrow it down from the bay area in general to the actual county you would like to have the ceremony in. Sfbaybrides.com gives you a list of different locations and describes each one. It also provides a link for each location that directs you to that locations site. Another good aspect of sfbaybrides.com is that you can look at locations for destination weddings as well such as Hawaii, Lake Tahoe. Las Vegas, and Reno.
Another helpful site is mywedding.com . This site will help you find a location in any state in the United States as well as in Canada and the U.K. Mywedding.com is helpful for everyone. Instead of just people in the bay area. I also got all the photos used in this post from mywedding.com.
This is a great video about color palette trends for the year 2012. It was produced by OASIS Floral, which has a lot of great videos about different floral arrangements and color combinations not just for weddings but for other events as well like mothers day and valentines day. If you need tips on any floral arrangements I recommend checking them out.
I found the video very helpful. It helped me to think about my color scheme and make sure it was what I wanted and looked modern enough for the personality of the bride of my film. I think if you want your wedding to follow some of the newer trends you should definitely check out the video.