Flower Preservation by Desna’s Designs

Have you ever thought of keeping your beautiful flowers as a keepsake?

Desna’s Designs does just that— Preserving the moments that matter! Desna’s Designs creates keepsakes by placing your beautiful flowers in frames or cases that allow you to add photos, stationary, and any other memorabilia from your special day.

The owner, Desna, will work with you from day one on designing your perfect piece. Whether you are a “plan ahead” person and arrange to save your flowers from the moment you start planning months before your wedding, or if you wake up the day after your wedding and realize that you want to save your flowers, Desna will work with you. Desna will meet with you, find the right encasements for your budget, and plan the layout and style. Also, Desna always suggests that couples bring more flowers or items, if you have them—THE MORE THE MERRIER! Once the planning process is over, Desna and her team will start the drying of the flowers, recreating the bouquet, designing the case, and, “Ta-da!” all the magic happens in house!

How can you keep your flowers fresh for Desna? Keep your flowers in water and in a cool room, like a basement or a room with few windows. How to keep a boutonnière fresh? Keep a damp paper towel under it.

Not close to Noblesville? No worries, you can still ship your flowers in.

Gift Idea- For parents and any close friends that may have helped you on your special day. Take some of your flowers or their own boutonniere/ bouquet and have it placed in an ornament for them to hang on their tree or around their house. ( Pictures below)

Not only does Desna preserve flowers, she has also teamed up with the ‘ Wedding Gown Preservation Co’ so you can preserve that beautiful dress of yours! But, it doesn’t stop there! They accept and work with other items as well, from your veil, handkerchief, jacket, or gloves. All of these items can be added into the piece once they have cleaned and preserved the dress.

What are you waiting for? Call Desna to start your planning process today! It’s never too early to start thinking about how to preserve the moments that matter!

Desna Aspy

(317) 727-7828

desna@desnasdesigns.com

www.desnasdesigns.com

Thank You Cards

The other day I was meeting with a Bride, and she sits down and says, “I need to vent.”

"Why do people not write Thank You's anymore, is that a new trend or something?"

I was completely thrown off by the this comment. I, like most people, always enjoy some happy mail mixed in with the boring mail, and, as weird as it sounds, I enjoy writing them as well. (Of course, that may have to do with my mother making me sit down the day after I received any gift whatsoever and write one.. so, may be it’s a good habit now.) 

As the bride vented on how she hasn’t received one ‘Thank You’ note from any of the showers or weddings she has attended in the past six months, and if there was a ‘Thank you,’ it was an email out to everyone… what’s next a Facebook post?

After giving her time to vent,  I asked, “ So, how are you going to make sure you don’t fall into this same category with your other friends?” She proceeded to tell me her plan for when she and her fiancé would write out ‘Thank You’ notes after each shower, and then after the wedding, they planned to take turns and split the list between the two of them.

I get it.  Life gets busy during the preparation of the wedding and all the pre parties. Then, after the wedding you go on your honeymoon, and the last thing you want to do is come home and go straight to writing Thank You cards; therefore, they get pushed off further and further.  Keep in mind, it’s never too late to write a ‘Thank you.’

Here are THREE Ways to make sure you can get your ‘Thank You cards’ out!

  1. Order Thank You cards in advance, something you like and are excited about using. (  Check out - Noteworthy Expressions )

  2. During your showers/parties, make sure you have someone sitting there writing out what the present is and who it is from. This way, later when you want to start on those ‘Thank you’ notes, you don’t have to go searching for the card or present when you start writing out your cards.

  3. Split the list with your significant other, and maybe even make it a competition to see who can finish first!

Noteworthy Expressions- Invites & Stationery

Noteworthy Expressions- Invites & Stationery

Noteworthy Expressions- Invites & stationery

Noteworthy Expressions- Invites & stationery

Cutting The Guests List Can Be A Piece Of Cake

Everyone stresses over who to invite! If you invite those two, then you have to invite those four others. Yes, it can be stressful!  But in the end, remember it is YOUR day, and YOU are allowed to invite whomever you want to invite to share this special day.

Cutting the guest list can sound harsh, but it is saving you from spending endless amounts of money on people who may or may not be close to you now or in the next few years. The key is "Why spend money on them when you can spend it on others who you know are there to support you on your special day and the rest of your life together?" 

Questions to think about when deciding on whether or not to invite certain guests:

●  Have you talked to them in the past year?

●  Would you spend time with them in your free time?

● Are they important to YOU or your parents? If they are important to your parents, then the next question is, "Are your parents paying for the wedding?" If so, then you may have to bite the bullet (or in this case, the cake) and invite them. But, if you are covering the costs yourself, then it's completely your call.

● Would you pay for their meal any other time if you ran into them? This is big because you may be spending a good chunk of money on meals at your wedding, and you need to think about whether it is really worth inviting this person because you will have to spend blank dollars to feed them.

 

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