Ceremony Program Perfection

We’ve all heard it said that, “It’s in the details.” For some, that can be referencing the flowers and the dress, but for others it goes so far to encompass the text on the programs. If you’re someone who understands that … Continue reading

Frugal Flowers

We all know flowers are expensive. Those big and beautiful event centerpieces come with a large price tag and trying to create your fairy tale wedding  with tons of blooms can zap your budget in a heartbeat. We encourage you to use professional florists for the majority of your event because there is truly no substitute for an expert, but you can always use these tips and tricks for your home, in the workplace, or on easily manageable details at your event. Here are 3 helpful hints to make the most out of your event funds without compromising beauty for budget.

Tip 1 – Hidden Secret

Do you have any bubble wrap or styrofoam laying around? Get it out, because you’ll need them for this. Give life to your floral arrangements by giving them volume or helping them float on water. By cutting a little hole in a piece of bubble wrap (and avoiding the bubbles), you can give your flowers a skirt that will allow them to float. Also, if you use a solid vase that isn’t see-through, you can use pieces of foam to not only keep your flowers in place, but fill up some extra space without buying more flowers.

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Tip 2 – Recycled Vases

You can easily save hundreds on flowers and the vases they’ll be in by reusing old bottles, containers, and jars. Not only do the fun vases add some character to your wedding, but they also can have sentimental value as well. Keep up with pretty bottles, jars, and anything else that speaks to you and then you can use them for your event, keep them, and reuse them in your home or at your desk. It will save you money while giving you unique and long-lasting centerpieces.

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Tip 3 – Tape It Up!

Arranging your own flowers can be hard if you don’t have much experience. Have no fear, though, because we have discovered the trick that our lousy flower arrangement skills have been missing for YEARS. Dig your scotch tape out of the drawer and make a tape grid on top of the vase, creating little squares for your stems to fit into. This little tip will help you arrange flowers in the best and most beautiful way, giving them the perfect look for your guests.

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Raising the Bar

Every good party is memorable. Whether it’s the people or the food or the decorations, there’s just something about a good event that sticks with you. Lucky for you, we have the secret to an awesome bash. What is it? A … Continue reading

Groomsmen Gift Ideas

In the world of groomsmen gift giving, there aren’t a lot of places a guy can go to feel good about easily finding somewhere that can really offer everything you need.  Often enough, the groomsmen gift phase comes at a pretty frenetic point … Continue reading

Acing Your Interview

First impressions make a world of difference in how people perceive you so it’s incredibly important to make your first impression a good one, especially in the case of a job interview. A good interview can open up many doors for your future success so we want you to have all the resources and tips necessary to do just that.

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Tip 1: Choose an Appropriate Outfit

Neutral colors, trimmed suits, and tasteful accessories are a great place to start when preparing for an interview. Stray away from bold colors, wild patterns, or big, distracting jewelry. Also, choose an outfit that is appropriate for the company. Some business settings are more formal than others, so keep that in mind. Professionalism is key in this setting so it’s advised that you keep your attire as simple and professional as possible in order to make the best impression on your interviewer.

Tip 2: Do Your Research

Nothing could be worse than being asked a question about the company that you do not know the answer to. This is why it’s incredibly important to know everything you can about the company before you get there. Review their website and familiarize yourself with the company information to ensure you know everything necessary to ace your interview.

Tip 3: Practice Your Interview

Practice makes perfect is a very accurate statement that should never be ignored. The biggest mistake an interviewee could make is to “wing it” and not prepare for the task ahead of them. Grab a friend or family member and ask them to prepare a few mock questions for you to answer so that you can prepare your responses beforehand and accurately communicate what you would like to say.

Tip 4: Review Interview Etiquette

Do you shake hands before and after the interview? How should you sit? These, along with many more questions, are the things you won’t necessarily think of beforehand. Don’t get caught in the moment with these questions unanswered! Review interview etiquette before you go in to ensure the highest level of confidence and composure. Remember to be engaged with the interviewer, interested in the conversation, and actively listen and ask questions to convey your enthusiasm during the interview.

Tip 5: Follow Up With a Thank You Note

After you ace your interview with the previously listed tips, send a thank you note to the company to express your appreciation for their time. It may seem a little unnecessary, but it’s very impressive on the receiving end. Besides, that card may be the deciding factor between you and someone else so it really doesn’t hurt to go the extra mile to show your gratitude.

By paying attention to these tips and implementing them in your next interview you will surely find success. These tips go to show that sometimes the simplest things make the biggest impact so we hope you’ll take note and use them during your next interview. Professionalism goes a long way and we love to see our clients succeed in all their endeavors! Happy interviewing!

 

DIY Project – Wine Bottle Candles

Everyone loves a good DIY project, especially when it’s this easy! Today, we’ve got a wine bottle candle tutorial for you to make your very own sophisticated centerpieces. We’ll walk you through the process step-by-step to make sure your candles … Continue reading

Etiquette Or EtiQUIT?

Etiquette can be a vague topic. From dining etiquette to workplace etiquette, it’s all about what’s appropriate in what setting. Although we could talk about this all day and then some, we’re going to focus specifically on dining etiquette for … Continue reading