Wedding Traditions with a Twist

Tradition is a wonderful thing, but there's nothing wrong with having a little fun at the same time! Here are some great ideas for keeping wedding customs fresh! * * * * * * * * All photos from Martha Stewart Wedding Twist on Something Old: Here's a great idea! An heirloom brooch takes on a new life when you attach it to a wide piece of ribbon and wearing it as a cuff!  (Brooch, General Whimsy) Twist on Something New: Not everything needs to be tangible. … [Read more...]

Green Wedding Trends: Reuse, Recycle, Recreate!

One of today's greatest trends is recycling. The amazing and beautiful things that people create from old, cast-off items is astounding! From bottles and cans to old doors and windows, there are tons of ways to turn someone else's junk into your treasure! image: Message in a bottle Here's a super cute table number idea that was inspired by a restaurant that had something like it on their tables.  All you  need are some tin cans, paint, and a drill... Aren't they cute? Inexpensive, … [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...]

Gorgeous Wedding Flowers by Color

If you've already picked your wedding colors, you may be wondering what type of flowers will match your theme colors. It's a good idea to do some of your own research before you visit the florist, this way you can compare prices in advance, and find out what some other options are if the flowers you like are unavailable, out of season, our beyond your budget. For a gorgeous array of photos depicting bridal bouquets in every shade of the rainbow, Martha Stewart Weddings has a gorgeous gallery! … [Read more...]

Budget-Slashing Wedding Planning Tips

Martha Stewart Weddings presents 65 Ways to Trim Your Budget... and who's budget couldn't use a little trimming, right? Here are some of their best wedding planning tips. If you have any other great budget-slashing ideas, please add them in the comment section! Save on Alcohol Instead of providing a full bar, serve a signature drink, such as punch or a favorite cocktail, instead of providing a full bar.  Another option is to limit alcoholic beverages to wine and beer, choices that will … [Read more...]

2009 Wedding Trends from The Knot

2009 brings with it many things, including economic distress. But planning a wedding on a budget doesn't mean you have to skimp on style. Being creative and innovative will get you far in planning a wedding everyone will remember, and The Knot has a few tips on what's hot for 2009 Weddings! Rustic homespun details Outdoor weddings -- on a farm, in a vineyard, or even in the backyard -- are huge right now, and t's really no wonder: An outdoor setting makes for a fun, laid-back vibe and the … [Read more...]

Autumn Weddings Part I: Color schemes and decorating inspiration

The days are getting chilly, but the glory of fall color is all around us... If you are going to an autumn bride, what a gorgeous color palate you have to work with! Fiery reds, rusty gold, pumpkin orange, coppers and browns will create an atmosphere of warmth and romance for your special day! Invitations: The first whiff of fall comes to your guests in the mail. Decorate Save-the-Date cards and invitations with vines, leaves, scroll work, and flourishes for ultimate autumn elegance. … [Read more...]

Parisian Floral Trends: Wedding Decor and Bridal Bouquets

Currently featured on Style Me Pretty is a series of posts and photos about Parisian floral arrangements and bouquets. They are exquisite in a way that blends rustic and romantic. Visit Style Me Pretty to learn how to create your own displays that are"lush, garden-style bouquets with tumbling vines and branches, adorable country-style bouquets..." The French approach blends the inherent beauty of flowers, gathered simply from the garden, with the personal vision and passion of the floral … [Read more...]

A Classy Wedding That Won’t Put You in Debt

As the economy takes a downturn, many couples are looking for ways to scale back on a lavish wedding without sacrificing a special day. Wedding spending is expected to dip slightly this year, in contrast to the 48 percent growth documented from 1999 to 2006. How can you save smart and still host a classy wedding? There are so many ideas, here are just a few from the Eagle Tribune: Trim the guest list. Invite only the people you feel close to. "You really don't need to invite everyone you … [Read more...]