7 Common Wedding Flower Mistakes to Avoid


Picking out the perfect, dreamy wedding flowers for your special day is usually a much anticipated checklist item for many brides and grooms. However, there is a right and wrong way to go about it!  Scrolling Pinterest to find floral inspiration can be fun, but at some point you’ll have to get down to business and make a selection with a florist or wedding vendor. If you want to make sure you choose gorgeous AND affordable flowers, here are seven wedding flower mistakes wedding planners and florists say you can easily avoid. Read More

DIY Centerpieces on a Budget

Calling all DIY queens and brides on a budget!  We’re excited to bring you this step-by-step tutorial on creating DIY centerpieces!  Nikelle Orellana-Reyes is the talented artist behind Wylde.  We’ve been admiring her work for months; it would be difficult not to because her flower shop is literally around the corner from the WedPics office in downtown Raleigh!  She’s a fan of finding floral supplies from her own neighborhood, supporting local farmers, and opting for in-season supplies… so she was an obvious choice to share her advice and tips for keeping costs down while achieving florist-worthy DIY centerpieces on a budget.

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Dos and Donts of Booking a Reception Venue


It’s no secret that the overall tone of your wedding is largely decided by your own personal preferences and taste…  no two people are alike and no two weddings are just the same.  But knowing exactly where to have your wedding and reception – in a place that reflects your personal preferences – can be a daunting task when there are thousands of different venues to choose from! Read More

I’m Getting Married in 6 Months!


Christina here!  It’s been about 4 months since I announced my engagement to our readers and it’s high time that I give you an update on what I’ve been up to – plus some tips on the wedding planning process.  FYI, as of today, I’m almost exactly 6 months out from the wedding date.  Insert Eeeeek emoji here!

I really hit the ground running immediately after getting engaged.  Within 2-3 weeks I had a venue and date nailed down, along with the photographer, videographer, a graphic designer for invitation/signage needs, and a caterer.  It’s funny that I moved so quickly on these big-ticket items because I’m definitely not type A and it’s not like I had some kind of “fantasy wedding” all planned out, but…  Read More