DIY Projects for Fall Weddings

Crafty brides and brides on budgets will love these lovely yet surprisingly simple ways to dress up your wedding. Follow the instructions or just use the ideas as a springboard for your own creativity. Sometimes it's the small things that make a big impact! * * * All photos and ideas from Martha Stewart Weddings. * * * Escort-Card Posies: All you need are fabric flowers, map pins, and glue to bring your seating assignments into bloom. Would look great with little … [Read more...]

Preserve your Bouquet the Artistic Way

If you'd like to keep your bouquet for years without going the dusty, dried-flowers route, here are some fantastic ideas. Martha Stewart suggests drying and framing  your blossoms, creating a beautiful framed arrangement: Snip blossoms and lay them on newsprint. Fold newsprint over to cover, and insert in a flower press (or between the pages of a phone book). Leave them for 10 to 12 days, until dry and papery. Use tweezers to transfer the flowers to card stock and arrange. (In … [Read more...]

Beads, Buttons, & Buckles: Supplies for the DIY Bride

M&J Trimmings recently updated their new Bridal Center. It took a while, but it’s finally finished and ready for all brides-to-be and wedding planners!  Whether you're undertaking an ambitious project like sewing your own dresses, or something simple like decorating the flower girl baskets, M&J's Bridal Center has all the supplies and great inspiration! Swarovski crystals ribbons & trims laces appliques buttons buckles handbag … [Read more...]

Entertaining Kids at Weddings

Chances are that you might be having some kids at your wedding reception. There's always the Flower Girl and the Ring Bearer. If you are looking for some creative and fun ways to entertain your little guests (and help their parents have a good time at the party without having to worry about them) try these ideas: Jumping Castles If you are having an outdoor reception or using a very large hall, get one of those huge, inflatable Jumping … [Read more...]

Do-it-yourself wedding projects

Whether you are looking to save money, or just want a hands-on wedding planning experience, there are many DIY projects that can be cost-efficient add charm to your wedding. About.com provides this list of DIY wedding tasks: Wedding Favors Simple Floral and Candle Centerpieces Cupcakes (instead of a wedding cake) Ring Pillow Flower Girl Basket Using an Ipod instead of an MP3 player. (Enlist a tech-savvy friend to make sure your first dance song, entrance music, cake cutting … [Read more...]