10.07.2013

:: Meet the Expert :: Top 5 reasons to hire a wedding designer by Michelle Edgemont

Brooklyn Wedding Designers

I'm so excited to have my good friend Michelle Edgemont as a guest blogger today! Michelle is a wedding designer extraordinaire. What is a wedding designer exactly? She the person you call to help bring your wedding vision to life. She takes the time to learn about her couples and figure out how they want their wedding day to look & feel. Seriously, she's the best! I asked Michelle to share her Top 5 reasons why a hiring a wedding designer is one of the best decisions you will make to enjoy your big day. Hooray!

Meet Michelle!

Hi!! I'm Michelle Edgemont and I own a wedding design and floral company based in Brooklyn. I’m hired by couples to make their personalities shine on their wedding day through how the wedding looks and how it feels. I create a design board, color palette, and custom decor to create a party that the couple loves and is a reflection of who they are all with a modern, colorful spin. I’m here to share with you my personal top five reasons why I think you should hire a wedding designer to bring the artistic flair to your day.

No.1 - You are overwhelmed by Pinterest/wedding blogs/wedding magazines/your mother-in-law’s sense of style. Either your Wedding Decor board has a gazillion pins on it or you don't know what Pinterest is. Hire me to help you sort it all out and create a cohesive Design Board that tells a story. I’ll learn all about you and your fiancé – your likes, dislikes, favorite foods, favorite outfit, how you decorate your apartment – and I'll use that information to pull inspiration images.  I'll talk you down off the mason jar ledge. Did you know what a mason jar was before you started looking at wedding blogs? I didn't think so. You shouldn't have them at your wedding then. Your wedding decor is best when it’s a reflection of what you and your spouse-to-be personally love. Not what is trendy on wedding blogs. A custom color palette will be designed to go with your custom Design Board. So when you are faced with the decision on what color table linens to choose, you'll pick a color from the palette, and you're done. See, that was easy.

No. 2 -You love crafts. Making a ton of rad decorations for your wedding? Awesome! Now you’ll need someone to see your vision and set it all up for you. Hire a wedding designer to do that. I'll take all of those amazing decorations, favors, place cards, etc, that you’ve been working on for months, fill in the gaps with some custom decor and florals that I've designed just for you, and work by butt off on your wedding day to set it all up exactly how you have envisioned it.

No. 3 - You want your wedding to have the personalized, DIY touch, but don’t know how to use a glue gun and could care less about spending a whole day tying ribbons onto programs. Hire a wedding designer to design and craft custom decor items for your wedding day. Based on the Design Board and color palette that I’ve created for you, I’ll design artistic decorations and florals that seamlessly tell your story. Want a 1970s dance themed wedding with LiteBrites and vintage records? Let’s do it. How about a black and white stripe theme with tons of gold sequins and candlelight? I’ll make it happen for you. All of your decor will have that special, crafty touch, but without you getting glue gun burns.

No. 4 - You want those photographs you see on wedding blogs of personalized details. Hire a wedding designer to be sure that your photographer has all of the details to photograph. For example, I’ll style your wedding invitation for your photographer to capture a pretty photo. I’ll add props, decor, and a backdrop to your dessert spread to make it pop in the reception venue. If detail shots are very important to you, having a wedding designer there on the day-of to style each one will be well worth the money.

No. 5 - You crave a level headed friend with good taste and a strong design sense to bounce ideas off of. Getting married is stressful. There are many cooks in the kitchen all with their own opinions on every tiny detail. What you envision, what your fiancé envisions, your best friend’s thoughts, your mother’s ideas, and your mother-in-law’s opinions could all be drastically different. You need someone who will give you no-nonsense advice on decoration decisions. A wedding designer is that person. I’m here to send 2 AM emails to when you are awake with anxiety over what color sash the bridesmaids should wear. I'm the person who can calmly explain to your mother that you and your fiancé prefer neon green tablecloths to traditional ivory and why. I can give reasons why the extra $500 on candles will dramatically increase the romantic feeling of your reception that you crave and give your photographer a bit more light to get those beautiful images you are paying them for. I'll tell you that if handcrafted favors don't fit into your budget, it’s fine. No one will notice.  You and your new spouse will dance the night away surrounded by decorations and flowers that make you feel like you – happy, having fun, and 110% custom designed just for your wedding.

Thank you Michelle for your great tips! You can see more of Michelle's work by visiting her website  or blog. Thank you for stopping by! xo, Jainé

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thank you so much for your kind note! xo, jainé