Stillwater Wedding Central

National Wedding Planning Day

Wedding Planning Magazine

It’s National Wedding Planning Day! We’re so excited to celebrate all things love and marriage. To mark the occasion, we could think of nothing more glorious than sipping some coffee & hot tea and flipping through the latest issue of Brides of Oklahoma.

While perusing the magazine, we couldn’t help but reflect on how fortunate we are to do what we truly love. We’re honored and humbled to be so blessed. The past 3.5 years have been an incredibly journey, and we have so many people to thank for that.

To Our Clients

A huge thank you to our beautiful brides and grooms past and present. It has been a joy to work with each and every one of you. It is truly an honor to be invited to play a part in your special day and we don’t take that lightly. You’re the reason we do what we do, and we love you for it!

To Our Fellow Vendors

Thank you for helping make so many memorable wedding days! Your passion for the bridal industry and service to brides and grooms doesn’t go unnoticed. We’ve been so fortunate to work with so many lovely vendors over the years, and we’re looking forward to working with you even more in the future.

To Our Community

We couldn’t end this post without thanking the Stillwater community. Your support has meant the world to us and we can’t thank you enough!

To Our Readers

Our readers — how could we forget you? Thanks for dropping by the blog today! You’re amazing, and we love putting content out there for you.

Wedding Vendor Printable

Bridal Bouquet Stillwater

Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting seasons of your life! Pulling your dream day together usually entails a variety of wedding vendors. Some weddings have up to 21 wedding pros involved in their ceremony and reception! That’s a lot of contact and deposit information to keep track of. We designed this printable with you in mind. Easily record your vendor’s contact information, deposit amounts, and payment due dates.

Bridesmaid Dresses- Match or Mismatch?

Bridesmaid Floral Dress

Now that we are diving into the New Year, this question is slowly approaching the 2018 wedding season. Shall a bride have her bridesmaids wear all matching dresses or is she feeling brave and wanting to mix it up? There are many pros and cons to each of these scenarios, so we are here today to discuss them all. This debate might seem silly, but in reality, this is a big deal considering these girls will be standing beside you at the altar!

Matching

So first, let’s tackle this matching idea. I believe no matter the generation or what’s “in”, matching will always be a safe call. You may not be jumping into the creative pool, but at least you will sleep soundly knowing your bridesmaids will all be in the same shade of mint green. Another bonus to matching is the benefit of consistency and a limited distraction; YOU are the center of attention in your beautiful white wedding dress, not your lady squad! The downside to matching bridesmaid dresses is the inability to make everyone happy. Unfortunately, flattering every skin tone and body shape is difficult, especially if the bride is feeling a nature themed wedding and selects a skintight, tan, tube dress!

Consistency Options

If you are in love with consistency and are set on having the same dress for everyone, I have a few recommendations for you . . . First, go with the long dress. It eliminates the need for self-tanner, takes attention away from the ever challenging shoe choice and provides a uniform look in pictures. Second, flowy and loose-fitting dresses are everyone’s best friend! These dresses look amazing on everyone and allow them to hit the dance floor without a worry in the world!

Same dress– Different Style

Another option, (and my personal favorite), is the same color dress but in a slightly different style! Allow the bridesmaids three to four different styles that make them feel a tad more comfortable. If one has killer shoulders, let them do an off the shoulder style! If someone has an awesome pixie cut, I’m thinking a halter-top is the way to go!

Mismatch

Now on to the daring mismatch idea! But before you panic, let me talk you through an option that won’t have you running for the hills. Granted, I am an art major, so I appreciate the importance of color value. But in my mind, ombre shades of dresses seem to be the perfect solution! Pick one of your favorite colors and assign the shades from lightest to darkest, then connect the girls with identical flowers. Another option is mixing and matching textures. Now lets not get carried away, I’m not talking polka dots and zebra stripes! I’m envisioning the same color, but differentiating the individuals with a sequined dress, a lace dress, and a silk option. This works best in black or navy.

The moral of the story; you can’t mess it up! Regardless of your choice, you and your squad will look beautiful. It is your day and you get to decide what your besties get to wear!

Sciotas: Wedding Signs

From welcoming guests to your wedding to communicating the menu for the evening, signs are an important addition to any wedding. That’s why we’re so excited to share the story of a talented local artist crafting custom signs for weddings, events, and home decor. Meet Hanna Runner, the owner and artisan behind Sciotas.

Tell us a little about your business

My business is something I started the summer of 2016. I was playing around with paints and some wood I had from our barn. I painted my name on the sign and added some flowers. This sign turned into my newest income. I began making signs for people to hang at their homes and it soon turned into a business. I now make wedding signs, home decor, and gifts for my customers. Everything is handmade from my kitchen table.

What is your specialty?

My specialty is wedding signs. I love doing signs for weddings, that’s when my heart is most happy in my work.

What is your favorite part about making wedding signage?

My favorite part about making wedding signs is when the bride or groom sees the work. I love getting to be a part of making their day so big! It brings me so much joy when I see the signs bring life to their big day.

How far in advance do clients need to book with you?

It is important that clients book at least two weeks ahead of time in order for me to have time to make the sign. And I also must have payment before I start on the sign as well.

Any tips for couples looking to book with you?

If you want something out of the ordinary, book with me. I love designing just what the customer is picturing and bringing joy to their special day.

To see more of Hanna’s beautiful designs, click here to follow her on Instagram.

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