Month: October 2020

Tips for a Memorable Minimalist Wedding

A minimalist wedding can have different meanings for different people, but everyone would agree to the fact that it is a great budget saver. This doesn’t mean that the wedding cannot be stylish. Minimalist wedding ideas, which most often feature neutral wedding color palettes, and lots of greenery, are adaptable for almost any budget and season. Proper planning is important to deliver the desired quality in a minimalist wedding, so here are our best tips for a stylish but simple wedding.

Start with the Ending in Mind

Plan your honeymoon before the wedding – Many couples are left with little to no money for their honeymoon after the wedding and reception. Plan your wedding exactly opposite to this. Plan a luxurious honeymoon first and plan your wedding with the leftover money. By this, you spend your money on the first days of your marriage together.

Use Minimal Decorations

The flowers, welcome signs, aisle markers, etc. come at a significant price. Try to reduce such expenses by using refurbished or natural decorations. If you plan your wedding in a natural setting like a Hidden Creek, the need for decorations will decrease exponentially. Mother nature will do its job to give all the necessary ambiance. 

Spend Little to Nothing on Printing

Skip the colorful embellishments and fancy calligraphy. Society has moved to a digital age where most of our communications happen over digital platforms. Consider making a wedding website which includes all the details related to your wedding. A website is more economical and minimalist than printing fancy cards. You can even send out “Save the Date” postcards with your website on them. Vellum is a go-to material for minimalists. This semi-translucent paper can be used for everything from your wedding invitations and your ceremony programs, to your escort cards, reception signage, or table numbers.

Get a Simple Wedding Dress

 If you’re planning to wear a gown for your big day, minimalist wedding dresses are a huge trend right now. This means that you’ll have plenty of embellishment-free options to try as you’re shopping for your dream dress. 

Select a minimalist cake

Personalize your wedding cake in the minimalist style by keeping it simple and sleek. You won’t see a piped buttercream wedding cake, nor an elaborately decorated fondant confection at a minimalist wedding. The cake should look muted, embellished with small amounts of greenery.

Have the perfect minimalist wedding at Hidden Creek

Hidden Creek is the perfect outdoor wedding venue to have a minimalist fairy-tale charm. Our venue combines beautiful scenery with peaceful privacy, and tucked away 

beyond the forest is an open field that’s great for capturing those sunset wedding photos. Minimalist weddings can be as stunning as grand weddings. They just focus more on quality than quantity. Remember that your wedding is about you and not about the food and fancy decorations. The overall goal is to showcase the most important details that are genuinely meaningful to you as a couple. Visit our website today to schedule your tour of Hidden Creek!

How to Avoid Wedding DIY Burnout

If you’re a crafty person, you’ll probably want to DIY some things for your wedding. It’s important to balance your tasks and avoid putting too much on your plate, or else you could run yourself into DIY burnout. Here are our best tips to avoid overwhelming yourself with wedding DIY projects.

Limit Your Projects

You might be eager to finish countless projects for your perfect wedding day, but make sure you aren’t trying to do too much. Don’t try to take on invitations, favors, your cake, bouquets, and more by yourself. Unless you have a mostly empty schedule, three projects per person is a much more realistic standard. As tempting as it might be, don’t try to DIY every part of your wedding by yourself.

Stick to a Schedule

It’s best to get your DIY projects done in the earlier phases of wedding planning, before your schedule is filled with social engagements and last-minute preparations. Set a realistic deadline for every DIY project and stick to it as best you can. Be sure you’re allowing yourself enough time to complete every project though, or else you could stress yourself out and become frustrated. If you can’t fit all your projects into your schedule, hand one off to someone else.

Have a Backup Plan

Having backup plans for every DIY project you’re working on will help lower your stress levels, and it’ll help you get back on track if something goes wrong. You should feel comfortable with the idea of ditching a project if you need to, and the best way to do that is to have a backup plan. For example, have a florist in mind if you can’t get all your bouquets finished in time, or if they don’t come out right.

Know When to Consult a Professional

If you’re getting burnt out on a project, or if you’ve taken on too much at once, it’s important to know when to step away. There’s no shame in handing a project off to another person if you don’t have the time or energy to finish it. 

You should also know when to call in a professional. You don’t have to hand the project over completely. You can still be heavily involved in the creative process and help make sure they get it right if you’d like, but don’t try to complete a task on your own if it’s past your skillset. It’s perfectly fine to get help from a professional if a project isn’t turning out how you wanted it to. 

Make Your Wedding Magical at Hidden Creek

Hidden Creek is a gorgeous outdoor wedding venue that combines the privacy you need with the fairy tale setting you want. Prepare for your ceremony in separate bride and groom lodges. When the time comes, you can walk down the aisle in our gorgeous wooded area and take beautiful sunset wedding photos in the nearby meadow. Hidden Creek is perfect for small celebrations and grand ceremonies, so schedule your visit our virtual tour on our website today!