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So you have the ring, the groom, and you have probably run through every bridal magazine on the shelves but now its time to plan the big day- where do you start? At AZ Live Events we understand the task of planning one of the most important days of your life is exciting but equally overwhelming. The good news – it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple tips we can help you navigate around all the hottest trends of 2012. From large elaborate weddings to the small and intimate. AZ Live Events can assist in making all your wedding day dreams come true!

One of the most common questions we get from brides over and over again is what can I do myself to help make my budget seem bigger than it is. We are here to tell you there are lots of inexpensive do it yourself options out there. An easy place to save money is in the invitation department. There are several on-line programs that will help you affordabley design, print and even mail your wedding invitations at a fraction of the cost of hiring a designer.  Visit sites like www.weddingpaperdivas.com or www.zazzle.com for some unique DOY ideas. For those of you who want a “green” approach visit http://www.botanicalpaperworks.com for invitations you can plant after opening, that’s right these invitations have seeds infused in the paper and can be planted after opening. 

Next, every bride wants her special day to not only be memorable to her but to her guests. Here are a few of the hottest trends of 2012.

Cakes:  Most important- cakes should taste great and look great. Try and stick with simple designs and if you want something a little more grandiose – look for cakes with a simple base and one grand touch – a pop of color, or unique topper that makes a statement.

Themes: This where you can really have fun.  Right now themes that are at the top of the list; Vintage (mismatched glass and elegant centerpieces), Green or nature inspired (natural  colors, wood accents, and “green” touches throughout the event), and of course every year we see the Glitz and Glamor weddings- these weddings are all about over the top elegance.   No matter what your theme- just make sure it’s a simple reflection of you as a couple.  For more ideas on themes and affordable rentals we recommend checking in with the folks at Classic Party Rentals.

Flowers:  “Bouquets that can be worked into you table centerpieces are a great way to save money and definitely one of the hottest trends this season”, says Michelle Hadley of The Crazy Daisies, (www.thecrazydaisies.com).  Some other hot trends: Bouquets of different colors for each brides made, fun and unique twists on the traditional, and natural accents add a touch of flare to any bouquet.  You can even tie in accessories like Vintage broaches, pearls, and tiny purses to introduce a little chic and romantic drama to your flowers arrangements.

Dresses: This is the most personal part of planning your wedding. Every bride has a vision of what her gown will look and feel like. We understand this can be one of the most stressful parts of the whole process.  Don’t let it be. Have fun with this, be realistic about budget constraints and make sure to pick out a style of dress that best suits your personality and figure.  Don’t be discouraged if you don’t find the dress of your dreams at your first fitting- as they say – when you have found it you WILL know!

For more ideas, tips on how to stretch even the tiniest budgets, or information on hiring an event professional to help guide you through the process contact us at info@azliveevents or visit our website at www.azliveevents.comwww.azliveevents.com