Wrapping Paper Table Runners & More!

A beautiful and inexpensive way to create table runners for your wedding: wrapping paper! You can cut them to any length, roll it down the center of the table, and voila-- gorgeous tables in no time at all. Plus, for a really finished look, you can layer them, or create matching place mats or gift favor boxes. You can also embellish the table runners/place mats by gluing ribbons or other trimming along the sides of the wrapping paper. Scrap-booking papers, while smaller, also provide lots of … [Read more...]

Beach-Inspired Wedding Decor

Summer is not yet officially upon us, but it's getting hot here already! Thoughts of sand, beaches, water, and weddings are floating before my eyes, and let me tell you, I can hear the gulls crying and smell the sunscreen already! If you are planning a waterside wedding or just want to bring the magic of summer into your wedding scheme, decorating your tables and venue will be a ton of fun (in the sun)! Aside from seashells and starfish, there are lots of ideas for a gorgeous, classy, and … [Read more...]

Submerge your Flowers for Chic (and Cheap!) Centerpieces

You've just discovered that the centerpiece of your dreams is totally out of your price range. No matter, says InStyle Weddings! Jung Lee of Fete, an N.Y.C. planning, suggests replacing the more expensive flower with something similar but cheaper. Consider the color, height and texture you'd like and ask your florist to suggest a couple other options. French tulips may be your first choice, but gladioli would give you a similar look for half the price. And to cut costs even further, display them … [Read more...]

Unique Wedding Centerpieces for the DIY Bride

When it comes to DIY wedding flowers, there's one woman on the web who really knows her stuff. Louann has been a florist for over fifteen years, and her website, Wedding Flowers and Reception Ideas, shows you how you can create your own amazing bouquets and flower arrangements!  "Will it be hard work? Yes. Will you save money? Yes. Will you show me how? Yes . . . that's what this site is all about." After buying some books on the subject, she began making her own silk wedding flower creation … [Read more...]

Looking to Save? Buy and Sell Pre-Owned Wedding Stuff at Bravo Brides!

The current recession has forced many brides to slash their wedding budget and cut out some of the more extravagant details from their original wedding plan. The New York Times reports that some brides are relocating to cheaper venues, nixing the wedding cake, asking a shutter-happy friend to replace the photographer, downsizing the bouquets, and slashing the guest list. The NY Times also mentions a cool website called Bravo Brides. This is a fantastic forum for brides-to-be who want to save … [Read more...]

Wedding Theme: Asian Inspiration

Fusing Asian tradition with Western weddings is a popular, growing trend. Asia is known as a place of multiple cultures, adventure, and mystique, with a history dating back thousands of years. Tying Asian elements into your wedding will add layers of richness and significance as you connect to your heritage.  In Chinese culture, red signifies good luck and is widely used in auspicious events, and gold accents further signify prosperity. If you want to celebrate your heritage and showcase the … [Read more...]