Looking for those final details before the big day? Here is a selection of table numbers from Etsy that is sure to delight you.
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Now that you have selected your wedding’s theme–where to display it? Here are some common places to show off your theme:
Pick a pattern that goes with your theme in your colors. And when in doubt, go with basic and elegant. The last thing you want is to send out a country hoedown-style invite when you are having a vintage garden wedding–the horror! (Okay, so I’ve been watching a lot of “Downton Abbey” lately…)
Depending upon where you are having your ceremony, you might not be able to go full-on theme. For example, if you are having a church wedding and a retro reception, you may have to wait to be all about the…
So, let’s say you know the colors you want in your wedding, but now you’ve found out just how many shades of light blue exist (for reals, this can make your head spin). Finding just the right hue can be tedious. Here are some ways to make your decision easier:
Assess what you like. One of the best ways to find the shade you like is to take your ladies bridesmaid dress shopping. Their dresses will be where your wedding colors are most obvious. What shades look good on them? What shades represent the color you want?
Another place to consider is any wedding details that you really want in your wedding, such as a particular flower or pattern. Make sure that…
Last week we defined the most common wedding themes, ranging from modern to vintage. If you are anything like most brides, you probably thought several (or all) of them sounded pretty cool. But how to make up your mind if you are still on the fence? I’m a big proponent of planning a wedding that feels like the couple. You can always tell, even from just the pictures, when someone has planned a wedding that is absolutely nothing like their own personality and taste. It lacks that little special intangible something. Let’s break it down by theme again to help you identify which wedding theme might incorporate most authentically into your own personality and style:
Modern– These sleek weddings…
Last week we started to discuss tips on how to choose your color palette. This week, we wanted to give you some examples to provide a little context about how colors can shape the mood of your wedding. Here are 10 of our favorite color palettes!
An aqua wedding (shown here with pops of pink) is peaceful and dreamy. Not overly bright, this is a great choice for brides that want a feminine and genteel wedding, but don’t want a lot of pink.
Speaking of brides that love pink (or the “Steel Magnolias” classic–blush and bashful), an all-pink wedding can range from summery and vintage to girly and fun. Pick paler pinks for the more vintage…
This centerpiece is full of drama and personality but couldn’t be simpler to make!
Total Cost: $15 – $20
-Vintage Saucers: We collected saucers at thrift shops and found a few on sale. They were easy to find for under $1 a piece. We used 12 saucers for a 6 foot long table.
-12 flower stems (for a 6 foot table)
Flowers that work well for this project:
Garden roses or very open roses
Steps:1. Clip off the stems so that the flower can sit flat.
2. Line up your saucers in the center of the table. Just eye what looks good to…
If you spend any time perusing real weddings or glued to Pinterest, you have probably been introduced to commonly used descriptions like vintage, retro, and rustic. And this may have left you a tad confused…Can you have a modern vintage rustic wedding? Well, probably not. But to help you decipher these themes, we wanted to provide you with basic definitions of each.
Vintage Think antique, feminine styling. These weddings generally featured very muted color palettes and lots of lace, burlap, linen, and delicate flowers.
Retro This is vintage’s sassy cousin. Highly nostalgic with a bit of a wink, retro weddings are fun and merry. The color palettes are usually bright and happy. Not to make too broad of a statement, but vintage is generally pre…
Right after securing the venue and finding the dress, selecting your wedding colors is a major decision. Color can influence mood and theme (something we will discuss in a future post), setting the tone for your big event. When trying to decide on what palette to use, first consider three basic factors:
What colors do you love (and hate)?
This may sound like a really basic question, but sometimes brides are tempted to go with what is trendy over what they love. Big mistake. In ten years no one will remember that orange was the hot shade of 2012, but if you have never been fond of the color, chances are you will wince every time you see the photos of…
During your wedding planning process you are probably realizing just how expensive everything is. I mean, seriously, did you even imagine that this many details went into a wedding before you got engaged? One option to keeping your costs lower is utilizing rentals when you can. From our friends over at RentalHQ.com, here are the top 5 ways you can add an extra splash to your wedding by using rentals:
1. Add color to your tables. Yes, your venue might already provide white tablecloths. But renting tablecloths in your wedding colors can add a huge impact to your event in a very affordable way.
When I set out to plan my wedding, I had probably only ever thought about three of the components involved: first, the man I was marrying, second, the fact that I wanted him to wear a gray suit (what can I say, he looks good in gray!), and third, the guestbook.
I have absolutely no idea how the guestbook made its way into that list before details like my dress and the venue, but I do know that the thought was sparked when I attended a dear friend’s wedding…two years before my own. She’d set up a traditionally-inspired guestbook with blank pages and pens, but had topped each white page with questions and prompts for her guests that varied in topic from…