A Golden Treasure Found Online – PrimeStyle.com

Like many girls, I had all sorts of ideas and plans about my wedding long before I even met my Mr. Perfect.  Since I wasn't much of a ring girl, I couldn't imagine myself wearing an engagement ring - my thought was to get another piercing in my ear when the time came, and get an engagement earring instead.  Well, as it happened, when the time came, I was up and ready for a proper engagement ring, a classic one, right on my finger.  But now I had to catch up for lost time, for all those years I … [Read more...]

Wedding Thank You Notes 101

Just when you thought you could heave a sigh of relief, there's one more wedding-related task that mustn't be forgotten- writing "thank you" notes for all the gifts you received. After all, your mom will want to everyone to know that you've been brought up properly! But sometimes the task can be a little daunting, especially when it comes to writing "thank you's" for gifts you don't really love, or notes to people you don't really know. But with a little finesse and a few helpful pointers … [Read more...]

Weddings & Kids: All you need to know!

I've been to many weddings, my own included, where kids were welcome guests who were expected to pretty much do their own thing and enjoy the wedding like everyone else. No separate children's room, no special activities, no kiddie meals. The kids sat with the parents and ate adult fare (most kids are fine with a roll, some chicken or fish, a vegetable-- although they usually eat a lot less than adults). When they got too tired to participate any longer (in any positive way, at least!) they were … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Bouquet: Make it more meaningful!

Americans will buy somewhere in the ballpark of 200 million roses for their Valentine’s sweethearts. While roses are a safe bet, there are many other beautiful flowers with special meaning behind them. To make your offering even more memorable, compose a little note (or even a poem!) describing your feelings and how your loved one is like the lovely flowers you've chosen! About.com Marriage has a super-inclusive, alphabetical list of flowers and their meaning. Check it out here. Here's a … [Read more...]

Wallpaper your Wedding!

A great way to DIY decorate is by using wallpaper to set the tone of your wedding. Starting with invitations and envelopes, moving on to the ceremony and reception venues, there are lots of creative ways to use wallpaper to create beautiful, whimsical designs and decorations. Martha Stewart Weddings and other wedding websites have some lovely ideas to get you started. Check out these photos and then let it flow from there! Invitations and Envelopes: via 100layercake Click here … [Read more...]

Wedding Favor Blowout!

Just a heads-up for those brides looking for favors and gifts: NOW is the time to buy them! American Bridal is having an end-of-the-Year blowout sale and today is the last day to buy! Up to 80% off really great wedding favors, accessories, and gift ideas!     … [Read more...]

Decor for a Very Merry Wedding

'Tis the season to celebrate, and a wedding at holiday time is double the joy! Plus, a holiday-time wedding may have the advantage of having family and friends already at home, ready to party! Keep the holiday cheer going by decorating your wedding venue in traditional holiday style. Here are some beautiful ideas! Photo: Sara Gray & Novia Events via Style Me Pretty via Storkie The Knot: Rose and berry bouquet. Martha Stewart weddings: In this holiday-time wedding, … [Read more...]

10 Exquisite Handmade Touches for your Wedding

It's frustrating when you know just what you want but can't find it anywhere. That's when sites like Etsy are simply amazing-- you can find someone to make just about anything, just the way you want it! From gowns to veils to slippers to invitations, these talented artists and artisans  can bring your vision to life. Here are just a few of the gorgeous wedding things I've found by browsing Etsy! 1. Custom Alencon Lace Wedding Jacket - Short or Capped Sleeves by GlorybyJeannieLee:  "The … [Read more...]

Resources for Creating your own Wedding Cake

With the price of wedding cakes these days it's no wonder some gals want to bake and decorate their own confections!  Besides I'm sure it's fun for those talented bakers out there to try something so spectacular! Of course, the internet is a great place to start searching for ideas, recipes, decorating tips, and more. Here are some great resources to check out! * feature image: Cakes you can bake * Wilton has lots of amazing wedding cake designs, with step-by-step instructions, plus … [Read more...]

Metallic Wedding Palette

For autumn, there's something special about sparkling metallics blended with deep colors, warm fabrics, and firelight! Incorporate these rich tones into your bridal wear (shoes, sash, dress, jewelry) or your bridal decor (centerpieces, flowers, food, wall hangings)... Here are some of our favorite finds to brighten your wedding decor! * * * * Gold table setting ideas: Elizabeth Ann Designs Gold Torrent Drops: Anthropologie $48 Golden vessels bearing silver number … [Read more...]