DIY Projects for Fall Weddings

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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...]

Summer Wedding Favor Fever!

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I've been browsing for the perfect wedding favors for a summer celebration, and there are so many fun and funky gifts it's hard to post only a handful. Here are some great ideas that we know you'll love to give, your guests will love to receive, and your wallets will adore, too! * * * Fans & Parasols Summer months and tropical climates are ideal for weddings, but when the sun is beating down upon you, wouldn't a nice fan or parasol come in handy? wedding favors to save the day! … [Read more...]

Wrapping Paper Table Runners & More!

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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...]

Black & White: Hot Color Combo

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In the quest for something new and different, brides and grooms may overlook the classic black-and-white color scheme in favor of something more exciting. But this dashing duo is back in the spotlight this season, and it's never been this fun or this dramatic before! * * * * * Here are some new ways of using this old classic. invitations from Brides.com decor ideas from the knot table settings from Brides.com Bride & Groom style from Brides.com cakes from the … [Read more...]

Green Wedding Trends: Reuse, Recycle, Recreate!

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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...]

Autumn Wedding Trimmings: Sequins!

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Something about an autumn wedding makes me think about warm, vibrant colors and a little bit of sparkle. That's why I love the idea of using sequins as part of your wedding decor- they're inexpensive, easy to apply, and look charming on just about everything! sequin pump: Unbeatable Sale, hair accessory: I am Fashion, Sequin Clutch Bag: Glitzy-n-Glamorous Dresses, Shoes, & Accessories: On clothing, a little bit of sequin goes a long way! Personally, I don't think many women can pull off … [Read more...]

Beach-Inspired Wedding Decor

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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...]

Wedding Dessert… in a Jar!

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Mini-desserts are cute, but mini desserts served in mini jars are  just too cute not to share with you! They'd look great on a dessert buffet, and even better as take-home wedding favors! If you're a do-it-yourself bride, these look deliciously easy to put together, and the best part is how simple they'd be to stack in a box and transport to your wedding venue (no worries about smashing the cake on the way!). You can buy jars such as these from Amazon (found via Our Best Bites): Slap … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Personalize your Wedding

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The following ideas come from Colin Cowie, celebrity event  planner, author, and Brides.com wedding expert. Here are his top ten tips on personalizing your wedding! 1. Pick a picture of you and your groom, and use it on your save-the-date notice. Whether your send it by email or snail-mail, a personalized save-the-date won’t be forgotten. 2. That's my menu! Instead of a place card at each place setting, have a printed menu that’s personalized with the guest’s name on top. 3. Fun … [Read more...]

Budget-Slashing Wedding Planning Tips

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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...]