Weddings & Kids: All you need to know!

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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...]

Wallpaper your Wedding!

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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Tips for trimming your wedding guest list

Imagine getting a save-the-date card in the mail with the following questionnaire about the bride: 1) Name the city I'm living in now. 2) Name at least two of my closest friends. 3) Name my current employer and my past employer. 4) Do I have any kids? 5) Do you know the name of my fiancé? Bonus question: Where and when did we meet? 6) Do you know where my parents are and whether they are still alive? 7) Name at least two of my hobbies. 8) How old am I? 9) Where did I … [Read more...]

More Hot Summer Wedding Trends

June is gone, but summer is not over yet!! The most popular wedding season, summer nuptials have a flavor all their own. But that doesn't mean you have to stick with the summer wedding tradition standbys, according to The Knot (on ABC7). Read on for eight new ideas for your hot summer celebration. Trend: Dynamic Colors Think sophisticated brights. Sticking with just two hues (or two plus an accent color) will keep your space unified. Rather than splashing color all over … [Read more...]

The Autumn Bride

Winter is upon us, but this WeddingBee blog is dreaming of fall. So is MakeCupcakesNot War:  And take a look at these gorgous fall wedding invitations: … [Read more...]