How Often Should You Change the Registry?

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Your wedding registry can be a delicate issue, especially when you want to make sure nobody gets offended in any way. From the way you create it to the way you share it, all details matter when you want to make your guests’ gift buying experience as smooth and as stress-free as possible.

Is it alright to change the wedding registry along the way – and how often should it be done? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • Yes, it is actually recommended to change the wedding registry and update it throughout the wedding planning process – after all, you will have a lot of pre-wedding events, and your guests want to make sure they purchase gifts you don’t already own.
  • The first time you should update the registry is right before sharing it or posting it on your wedding website. It is not mandatory to change anything – but it give it one last check, to make certain everything is alright.
  • Furthermore, it is advised that you change your wedding registry after the bridal shower too (especially since it’s quite likely that you will have received a lot of the gifts in the list).
  • Last but not least, change your wedding registry right before the wedding. This is an excellent thing to do for guests who haven’t purchased any gifts yet. Make sure to include gifts they can easily purchase and send to your home or bring at the reception!

Looking for a wedding planner who has plenty of experience in planning truly unforgettable weddings? If you want to have your Big Day in New Orleans, be sure to contact Food Art Inc. as soon as possible. We guarantee absolute quality and true dedication and attention to detail!

Fight Wedding Stress with These Foods

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That wedding planning is stressful is a well-known fact. What many people don’t know is that nutrition is a truly important element to consider when fighting off all the pre-wedding stress and anxiety.

What are the best foods to help you cope with the pressure of planning the Big Day? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Delicious as a snack or tossed in a healthy salad, walnuts are more than just the crunch you can add to your daily nutrition. They are full of healthy fats that can help you keep the blood pressure in check (and thus, help you manage anxiety levels as well).
  • Summery and delicious, blueberries are full of antioxidants that fight raised cortisol levels in the body. Not only will this help you lose weight and maintain a trim waist, but it will also help you keep the blood sugar levels under control, and thus reduce the jitters and anxiety so many brides get as their Big Day approaches.
  • Did you know peaches are not only a trendy inspiration for makeup, hair, and wedding colors? They are also extremely healthy for brides-to-be (and not only), due to the high amount of potassium found in them (which helps keeping the blood pressure at its lowest). Plus, this is an excellent snack for those days when you simply have to have something sweet.
  • You’ll probably be surprised to find this in a list of healthy foods, but cocoa is actually good for you (ergo, chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa is also great, when eaten in moderation). The flavonoids and phentylamine found in coca are excellent relaxants and mood-enhancers, so next time you blend a smoothie, scoop in some of this deliciousness – it will change your perspective on life and wedding planning!


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It’s Definitely Worth Investing in These Reception Splurges

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We’ve said it before and we will always say it again: if you are like 99.99% of the couples, you cannot afford breaking the bank to pay for your wedding. Therefore, you will want to make sure your Big Day falls within the boundaries of a pre-specified budget.

What happens when you need to splurge on certain items? Are they really worth it? We think people should be very attentive with their finances when planning a wedding – but the following splurges are more than worth it! Read on and find out more.

  • The ceremony backdrop. You only say “I Do” once – and it should be magical. A flower arch, balloons, blackboards with cute messages on them – each couple is different. Don’t be afraid to splurge here, even if the rest of the ceremony is not as luxuriously-decorated. Trust us, it will be more than worth it!
  • The welcome bags. Having out of town guests? If yes, you should know it is customary to expect them with a welcome bag. It doesn’t have to be something very expensive, but it has to be qualitative and thoughtful. Your guests will more than appreciate this gesture!
  • The lighting. Even the dullest space can be completely transformed with a few flower bouquets and an abundance of good lighting. Whether you want candles or colored lights, it’s up to you – but don’t be afraid to invest in a good company to provide you with this service.

Looking for a catering provider and wedding planner in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who will help you serve delicious food and/or plan the perfect wedding! With us on your side, you are guaranteed to be 100% satisfied with the services we offer!


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Have You Mailed Your Wedding Invitations?

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Your wedding invitations are among the first things you have to handle as a newly-engaged couple (and they are really important!). Remember, though: invitations are more than just the design itself, so you will have to make sure they actually reach your guests as well.

How to mail your wedding invitations and what are some of the most important tips to know about this? We have some tips for you so read on and find out more.

  • Avoid odd-shaped invitations. We know you want to be unique and that’s totally understandable. However, if budget is a concern for you, then you might want to avoid invitations that are anything but rectangular, as the postal office will most likely charge you for any odd-shaped envelopes.
  • Don’t just drop them off. It might seem easier, faster, and more comfortable to drop them into a street mailbox – but truth be told, this also means the invitations may not get to their destination in one piece. To be safe, enter the actual postal office and send them from there.
  • Ask to have them hand-cancelled. Some postal offices use an automatized system to sort out the invitations, but this might damage them in the process. To ensure your envelopes will not be ruined, ask the postal office to hand-cancel them.
  • Use tissue paper to separate the different parts of the invitation suite. Not only does this look really pretty, but it also helps you avoid smudges (especially if you used dark ink or thermography to print your invitations).

Not sure how to handle the entire wedding planning process? If you want to have your Big Day in New Orleans, contact Food Art Inc. as soon as possible! We are a wedding planning and wedding catering service provider in the area – but even more than that, we are true professionals ready to go above and beyond for your satisfaction as the bride and groom!


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Why So Many Guests Don’t Want to Attend a Holiday Weekend Wedding

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Planning a wedding can definitely have its ups and downs – but seeing too many RSVPs can be more than a trifle. In the end, you want everyone you love to be there for you on your Big Day, so getting a large number of “No’s” can be quite depressing.

Why are holiday weekends a magnet for such replies? Why is it that so many guests don’t want to attend a holiday weekend wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • It’s their time to rest. Let’s face it: we all love long weekends precisely because they provide us with extra-spare time. Some people might want to use this time to travel, or to simply stay at home and rest – and that’s totally fine, especially given how few free days everyone has, as compared to working days.
  • They want to spend time with family. Thanksgiving may sound like an amazing wedding idea – but many of your guests will probably have other obligations to attend to. We don’t spend nearly as much time with our families as we should, and it is completely understandable people will want to use long weekends for this.
  • You didn’t give them enough notice. If you really have your heart set on a long weekend and you know your friends and relatives will want to attend, make sure you let them know of your choice long before the actual wedding date. This way, they will not make any other traveling plans for your Big Day.

Looking for a wedding planner in New Orleans? For someone who has the experience, the passion, and the know-how you need so much when planning the most perfect wedding ever? Contact Food Art Inc. right now!


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Create a Stunning Summer Wedding Decor

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Summer may be halfway through – but we bet there are many of you still planning your beautiful summer weddings. Naturally, you want your Big Day to look absolutely stunning – and we’re here to help with some of the trendiest, most aesthetically-appealing summer wedding décor ideas. Read on and steal some inspiration!

  • Flowers everywhere…even in the ice buckets themselves! Want to make sure you wow your guests with the kind of wedding décor they’ve never seen before? Create some ice buckets filled with flowers – they are more than suitable for the season, and they are absolutely perfect for a cocktail, casual, or garden-inspired wedding. So pretty!
  • Fedoras as wedding favors. Of course, your wedding favors should be seasonal-themed as well – and what could be trendier, prettier, or more suitable, other than fedora hats? Hang them on a pretty display and guests will be more than appreciative of these small gestures of gratefulness!
  • Serve beer…in a vintage cart. Want to save money on your bar bill, but still get that unique effect everyone will love? Create a vintage cart and place loads of ice and beer in it. People will love grabbing a drink from this adorable spot!
  • Accessorize your bridesmaids…with pretty parasols. Want your bridesmaids to be stylishly walking down the aisle, announcing your own big entrance? Well, you could allow them to hold beautiful parasols instead of the traditional bouquets. Not only will these be more practical, but they will look amazing in the pictures too!

Still looking for the best catering service provider in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who will delight you and your guests with perfectly-cooked meals – the kind you will never forget. Contact us today and you will never regret having done it!


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Why Wear White at Your Wedding?

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If you look at the last couple of decades in the wedding industry, you will see just how much things have changed and how permissive weddings are these days. Take, for example, the white dress. Most brides are not obliged to wear one on their Big Day – and yet, many choose to do it.

Why wear white at your wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Believe it or not, the white wedding tradition is not even 200 years old – and when Queen Victoria wore a white wedding gown for the first time, it was actually considered to be a scandal.
  • In time, the white wedding dress started to be adopted by more and more brides. At first, a matter of fashion (because, well, if royalty wears it, then it is definitely a good idea to wear it too). Yet, as time flew by, the white wedding dress started to be associated with purity.
  • You can definitely choose to wear a white wedding gown too, regardless of how conventional or unconventional you want the Big Day to be. Ultimately whatever you choose, it should make you feel beautiful and special on your big day
  • If you want a traditional wedding, if you want to feel like a fairy tale bride, or if you are simply in love with the beauty of a white wedding dress – these are just a few of the reasons to win you on the white side. However, the choice is entirely up to you, in the end!

Looking for a talented wedding planner and catering service provider? Come visit Food Art Inc. and allow us to be part of your love story with our services for the Big Day! You will never regret your choice!


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