Lauren Conrad has a lot to celebrate these days. She’s helms one of the most successful lifestyle brands, she’s the mom to two adorable rescue dogs, and she just published her ninth book, a party-planning guide titled, coincidentally, Celebrate. So, when we caught up with LC earlier this week at a Pinterest event honoring her latest title, we naturally had to discuss one of the biggest celebrations anyone can host: a wedding. And for Conrad, a self-described Pinterest fanatic, there's nothing she loves more than taking party planning into her own hands—within reason, of course.
Conrad with a Pinterest meet-up guest, showing how floral arranging is done
"Do DIY—figure out where your strengths lie and go there," Conrad told Glamour. "But don’t do it all, because it’s very difficult."
Following her own advice, Conrad used L.A. florist Gilly Flowers & Events for her bridal bouquet but did some of her own floral arrangements for her wedding reception. She even revealed that, on the morning of, she and husband William Tell ran out to the local farmer's market to pick fresh flowers for the big day.
Unsurprisingly, this hands-on approach has carried over to party planning among Conrad's closest pals—one of whom made an adorable DIY favor that Conrad ID'd as the best she's ever received. "I was just at a wedding in Hawaii for one of my good friends that I grew up with," she told Glamour. "Her mother’s an artist—she makes ceramics—and so my friend, her now-husband, and her mother made pineapple magnets out of ceramics. It was a really sweet gift and I love that they made them."
Though DIY is always a Conrad Do, there is one thing that Conrad would never advise for a wedding reception: Making guests pay for drinks.
"Don’t have a cash bar. Nobody’s happy about it," she said. "[When planning my own wedding] it’s the one thing I stood by."
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