Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Washington County Wedding Show Wrap-Up

Despite the snow Sunday, Sam and I had a wonderful turnout at the Washington County Wedding Show.  We hope many of you come to visit us either at the Menomonee Falls or Pewaukee location to talk about your wedding flowers!  Let our creative team come up with some unique designs for your special day.  

Stay tuned!  We will be announcing the big winner of the show drawing who will receive $150.00 off your wedding flower package.  Don't forget to bring in your Bank of Memories & Flowers postcard when you come to the consultation and you will receive a free toss bouquet for your wedding. Hope to see you soon. 

Manager, Menomonee Falls

Monday, January 28, 2013

Wedding Flower Trends for 2013

At Bank of Memories & Flowers, we foresee lush compact arrangements to be a hot trend for this year brides.  These botanical filled arrangements will focus on texture and interesting flowers like fuzzy green dianthus or grey brunia. Finish it off with some burlap or lace!

In 2013,
 vases will be as important as the flowers at the reception. Having a mix of different vases or vintage bottles on each table will be an inexpensive impact and carry through the vintage theme.  Fill each bottle with one different flowers from the brides bouquet.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Submit Your Real Wedding

The Knot is looking for you!   They are looking for weddings to publish in their best-selling regional wedding magazine for 2013.  Submit up to 20 stunning images, tag the venders who participated and sumit!  If the editors are intersested in publishiing your wedding in their magazine, they will be in touch to ask for more images and information.  But in the meantime, your images will be on for brides to browse right away.  Submit your wedding today, we would love to see our brides! Read More

Monday, January 21, 2013

Washington County Wedding Show

Are wedding bells in your futre?  Did your boyfriend finally put a ring on it!?

Come see us at the Premeir Bridal Fair at the Washington County Fairgrounds.  One day only! Bank of Memories & Flowers will have a variety of bouquets and centerpeices to help give you ideas on what you would want for your big day.

-Over 8o Unique Venders
-Amelishan Bridal Fashion Show
-Plan Your Whole Wedding In One Convenient Location
-Giveaways, Prizes and More!

When:  January 27, 2013

Time:  11am to 3pm

Where:  Washington County Fair Grounds
               3000 Pleasant Valley Road (Hwy PV)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Check Out Our Flower Delivery Vans

Check out our flower delivery vans.  They could stop traffic!
Ok, we are just kidding but you might just see one of our delivery drivers from one our  locations, Menomonee Falls or Pewaukee, driving around the Milwaukee Metro Area.

Don, Wayne, Lance, P-Ray, John and Tom are the team that keep these vans running. They're on the road about 7 hours a day 6 days a week.  They deliver in sun, rain, sleet or snow and they love it.  "Who wouldn't love to see my face (with flowers) ring your door bell," driver Wayne said. 

Our delivery drivers and vans are a very important component at Bank of Memories & Flowers. Owner Melissa Maas says "Without them we would only be able to rely on our customers to stop in to our locations, with these drivers and vans we can reach as far as Oconomowoc to Downtown Milwaukee."  

Next time you see one of our vans driving around, think of all the arrangements inside that are on there way to make someones day.  It could be for you!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Wedding Flower Consultation

Did you know that highest number of couple are engaged during the winter months?  What can we expect for these next frigid months? Wedding shows in abundance catering to bride and grooms and wedding planning is in full motion gearing up for their big day.
At Bank of Memories & Flowers we are prepared and excited for the stream of wedding appointments.  "The winter months are full of wedding appointments and I can't wait to hear what the hot new bridesmaid dress colors will be," owner Melissa Maas expresses.  

Here are Some Great Tips When 
Preparing for Your Wedding Consultation
-Book a florist 8-6 months before your wedding
-Have your dress and your bridesmaid dress picked and purchased, this will set the framework for your flowers
-Have a folder, binder or ipad filled with flower photos and ideas. This can give the florist a feel of your style
-Have a list of the wedding party to determine "who needs what" 
-Have a complete sense of yourself and how much you want to spend.  Not only will this make it easier for the florist to help you, but it will keep you on budget. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Our Recycle Vase Program

It's a new year and people are cleaning out their closets, cupboards, basements, and storage areas in an effort to minimize and shrink their possessions and gain more space.  Many of us will find many vases and containers to good to just toss. Bring them to us at Bank of Memories & Flowers and we will give you some beautiful fresh cut flowers in exchange. A win, win situation for both you and the environment. We just request that the vases and containers be clean and useable. 

Also, stop and think about reusing a vase you already have next time you choose to send flowers to someone special and save money!  Just drop it off at Bank of Memories & Flowers and we will arrange the rest. Reusing and recycling is a great start in helping the planet. So start digging out your old vases and bring them to us. We will gladly take them off your hands! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Pick Up Your Veil Magazine!

If you are a Bride, know a Bride or just love wedding flowers be sure to pick up the Veil Magazine.   This a local magazine that features REAL local weddings right here in Wisconsin.  Bank of Memories & Flowers has a featured story about the company.  The shop was also asked to create a fresh wedding bouquet (upper right) to express what trends brides are asking for at Bank of Memories & Flowers.  "My Brides love vibrant colors and interesting textures.  Botanical garden feel is also one if my favorite looks, can't get enough of burlap with a twist of classic vintage." -Melissa Maas, Owner.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wonderful World of Weddings

Come see Bank of Memories & Flowers this weekend at Wisconsin's oldest, largest and most prestigious wedding show, the 45th annual Wonderful World of Weddings.  Explore over 175 exhibitors presenting the latest trends, fashions, products and services available for your special day!  See the fashion show which runs twice a day and taste many different cakes.

When:  January 5-6  10am-4:30
Where:  WI State Fair Park

Stop by our booth 312 and we hope to see you soon!!