Top wedding budget blunders to be aware of

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Your wedding budget is of the utmost importance. Sure, this is a once in a lifetime kind of event – and sure, you want it to be splendid from all points of view. Does this mean you have to get into long-term financial trouble, though?

Of course it doesn’t – and this is precisely why you need to be ultra-careful with some of the most common wedding budget blunders. Read on and find out more about this.

  • Not reading all the fine print. Your vendor contracts are crucial – and yes, you really need to read them. Otherwise, you might end up paying extra for things you were completely unprepared for. Better be informed from the very beginning and know exactly what you are signing and how much each service will cost you!
  • Doing things just because “that’s how they should be done”. Regardless of how traditional or unconventional your wedding may be, etiquette will still play a part. Still, that doesn’t mean you have to fall into the trap of doing everything just because tradition dictates it. Do things your own way, stick to your budget, and your wedding will be really amazing – we promise!
  • Allowing everyone to pressure you into paying for things you cannot afford. From giving everyone the chance to come with a plus-one (even if they are not in a serious relationship) to allowing your groomsmen decide on an open bar in your place, there are a lot of ways to fall into peer pressure when planning a wedding. Truth be told, this is one of the worst financial mistakes you can make.

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Reasons to have kids in your wedding

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Kids are always a true joy – but some of you may be considering whether or not to have children in your wedding. Why would you, in the end? We have gathered some of the strongest reasons to convince you – so read on and find out more.

  • They are adorable. Let’s face it, children can be absolutely adorable – and they will surely bring their innocence, beauty, and energy into your wedding vibes too. Regardless of how many kids you decide to include in the big day itself, you are guaranteed to make everyone smile with these little ones’ cuteness and playfulness.
  • It will be such an amazing experience for them! Do you remember your first wedding? Wasn’t it such a great experience? How about you offer some children the same opportunity? They will cherish the memory of having played important roles in your wedding, it will help them be more responsible, and it will always be something that participated in their shaping. Plus, the children will have so much fun and they will feel so great to be your trusted wedding party members that you will not be able to resist their sweetness!
  • You can have as many of them as you want – and you can reverse “traditional” roles too. For example, don’t you think it would be really amazing if a baby boy walked down the aisle tossing flowers or confetti, and a pretty girl carried the rings themselves? Defy traditional norms and your guests will truly love your wedding!

Looking for some help with your Louisiana wedding planning? Come visit Food Art Inc. and talk to us about your wedding day, how you want it to be, and what are the elements that matter most to you. We will make sure your dream wedding comes true!


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How to choose your wedding setting

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Your wedding setting matters a lot – not only will this be the actual space where you have your Big Day, but it will also be the “canvas” upon which you paint your style and love story.

How do you actually choose your wedding setting, though? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • If you want to have an outdoor wedding, the key lies in creating a sense of comfort and intimacy. You will achieve the first through comfortable chairs, proper lighting and heating/cooling devices, as well as ensuring bugs aren’t an issue for guests too. As for intimacy, you will achieve this by enclosing your wedding reception space (the easiest way to do this is by setting up a wedding tent, of course).
  • If you want to have a smaller restaurant wedding, it is very important not to leave this place as it is. Make the space pop with style by bringing in elements that speak about your personality – pictures, things you love doing as a couple, or simply playful décor (such as paper lanterns, for example). To add a bit of romance into the mix, be sure to light up some candles and focus on creating floral arrangements that are really representative of who you are.
  • If you want to have an indoor wedding within a large space, you can drape the room to make it appear more personal and more unique at the same time too. Also, you can play around with the lighting and with the arrangement of the tables as well (e.g. you can actually have long, family-style wedding tables – and it will look so beautifully unique!).

Still looking for a wedding planner in New Orleans? Look no more – contact Food Art Inc. and allow our experience and talent to serve you in planning a truly amazing wedding day.


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Top tips for the Maid of Honor

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Being a Maid of Honor is a truly amazing thing, isn’t it? But how do you make sure you are the very best Maid of Honor in the history of weddings? We have some tips of advice for you – so take a look below if you want to find out more.

  • Coordinate the other bridesmaids. Your friend loves all of you and she definitely wants all of you to be there for her on the big day. However, it may sometimes be difficult for her to communicate with everyone separately – so it’s definitely a good idea if you centralize the messages and relay them (to the bridesmaids, or to the bride herself).
  • Give a great toast. Your wedding toast is one of the most important ones for the night – so you should definitely make a great impression. Take your time writing the toast, rehearse it as much as possible and remember to keep it short and sweet.
  • Be with the bride for the pre-wedding appointments. Her wedding dress, her hair, the cake – the bride might want you to join in and help her with certain wedding decisions. Be sure to be there for her – trust us when we say that it will mean so much!
  • Plan the bachelorette party and bridal shower. As the Maid of Honor, you will also be in charge with the fun – so make sure to plan parties the bride will enjoy and remember forever. Think out of the box and you will surely come up with something amazing!


Looking for a wedding planner or wedding catering service provider in New Orleans? Come visit Food Art Inc. and allow us to help your friend plan the most important day of her entire life. We guarantee it will be memorable from all points of view!


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Creative wedding décor trends

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Wedding décor trends always change – and while you definitely have the right to not adopt them, taking a closer look can surely provide you with some well-needed inspiration for the big day. What are the most creative wedding décor trends of the moment? We have some tips for you – so read on if you’re searching for fantastic ideas.

  • Hanging décor. Thought wedding reception décor is all about colors and tables? How about hanging some flowers from the ceiling? Or, even better, if you want to be a bit more playful, you can even hang cute-looking umbrellas to match your color scheme. Either way, doing this will add a special nuance to your entire space, making it more intimate and more “social”.
  • Lots (and lots!) of greenery. Remember when greenery used to be just an accessory to the blooming bouquets and arrangements? These days, greenery has a statute of its own – and you can use it with as few floral elements as you want. Oh, how much energy and liveliness this will add to your entire wedding day!
  • Pick-any-seat. Tired of moving people around in your seating chart? As it turns out, it’s really popular these days to simply encourage guests to mingle and sit wherever they are most comfortable. Give this a try and you won’t regret it.

Looking for a fantastic wedding catering service provider in New Orleans – or maybe even a wedding planner? Come visit Food Art Inc. as soon as possible and we promise to take care of everything for you.


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Style ideas for your wedding

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All great weddings start with big ideas: the kind of concepts that simply unify every single element of a couple’s most special day and make everything feel unique, unforgettable and full of personality.

Want to find out more about your wedding style? We have gathered some of the most important things for you to know about this – so read on and find out more.

  • Classic, romantic bride. You like the fairytale-inspired look and you’re going to go for it. Big flowers, lush arrangements, chandeliers with dripping crystals, pastels and white – they all define you and your idea of romanticism. You love the timelessness of this style – and your guests will surely love it too.
  • Modern, edgy bride. Want to have a wedding that makes a fashion statement – just like you do in your everyday life? Focus on metallics, clean cuts, one or two beautiful colors, and mirrored effects. Together, these elements will create a sense of contemporaneity and fashion-forwardness people will absolutely love.
  • Garden, whimsy bride. You want your wedding to reflect the wonderful emotions you are experiencing – and what other better place to do this than a garden or a vineyard? You should surround your wedding with romantic floral arrangements, antique objects and casual-chic elements – it will look so magical!
  • Eclectic, daring bride. Your fashion sense goes beyond trends and blends in the most unexpected and fabulous ideas. Play around with colors, textures, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of décor (e.g. hang fun-colored tassels from the ceiling).

Looking for a wedding planner in New Orleans? You’re in the right place. Contact Food Art Inc. right now and let’s talk about your wedding style and the stress-free ways we will bring it to life. You will never regret having chosen us!


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Bridesmaid dress color inspiration

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As you may very well know it, colors are extremely important – both from an aesthetic point of view, as well as the message they send out. Choosing the perfect color for your bridesmaids’ dresses is quite important for the success of your entire wedding.

How to do this? What are the latest trends in bridesmaids’ dresses colors? We have some tips for you – read on and find your inspiration.

  • This color is filled with energy and femininity at the same time – which is precisely why it is perfect for your bridesmaid’s dresses (especially if you plan to have a warm season wedding). If you believe mint has been overused in the last couple of years, pistachio is a superb option to replace it.
  • Lively and more than summer-y, turquoise is the kind of color that can add shine to every bridesmaid’s appearance. Ideal for beach weddings, but more than perfect for just about any other spring or summer wedding theme, turquoise is a color you should definitely look into.
  • Glacier gray. Looking for a stunning neutral for your bridesmaids’ dresses? Glacier gray is elegant, sophisticated and quite unique as well. Plus, it’s easy to accessorize and it looks really pretty on the vibrant background of a spring or summer wedding.
  • Strawberry ice. If you want your bridesmaids to be dressed in a color full of life and beauty, if you want them to be stylish but just a bit feminine, and if you love the softness of pink but would like to see your special ladies something more special, strawberry ice is for you!

Looking for a wedding planner in New Orleans? You should come and see what Food Art Inc. can offer. With our experience and passion for weddings, there’s no chance you will ever be disappointed with our work!


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