When planning your wedding you look into every detail, making it specific to you, not just another party. One great way to do this is with your favors. This is the best way to thank your guests for coming and celebrating your big day. There are some favors that tons of brides and grooms use. You can find these on any wedding supply site. These ideas are so boring and most likely do not reflect who you and your soon-to-be spouse are. Why not make something special for your guests? This way they will know it came from your heart and are much more likely to keep and treasure it. What couple wants to be stuck with a hundred leftover coasters bought from a big chain store? Here are some ideas you can personalize and make your own, while still staying in the traditional favor category. … read more
Once the ring is on her finger, newly engaged brides excitedly begin their planning process. Excitement quickly shifts to anxiety as the first step for many brides is to turn to wedding books or websites for traditional engagement timelines. You know what they look like—pages long with a painfully endless list of traditional bridal expectations that induce panic attacks, hair loss, and shameful bridezilla moments. … read more
I absolutely love watercolor. It’s so romantic and versatile. Plus, painting with it is a total breeze, especially if you’re making abstract swatches of color. Here are some tips for working with watercolor, and suggestions on how to incorporate this painting style into your wedding. … read more
You just had the best day and night of your life – you got married! The wedding was perfect, not one flaw in sight. Everyone had an amazing time but they are feeling a little tired and run down the morning after. One amazing way to combat this, so that your guests will be presentable the next morning, is a Wedding Recovery Kit. These handy little kits can be used in lieu of a welcome basket. In them you include things that you know make you feel better after a night of drinking, dancing and merriment. We are talking aspirin, water, mints, OJ, sunglasses, Band-Aids, Alka-Seltzer – whatever you think might help your guests after partying it up at your wedding. … read more
A simple and delicious cake accented with fresh flowers can be the centerpiece of your dessert table. Whether it’s a rehearsal dinner, groom’s cake or bridal shower, you can create flowers in just about any shape to blend in with the theme of your event. Fresh flower cake toppers on every reception table transforms cakes into centerpieces that are also the dessert! … read more
I honestly think that photo booths are one of the most fun things that can be at a wedding. It lets the guests relax and goof off. Plus, you can get some really silly photos if you carefully select props. Not everyone can afford to rent a whole photo booth machine, but DIY versions with instant film are a great second choice for those of us on a budget. This photo booth frame is a perfect option for “fauxtobooths” that use instant film cameras, since it looks like a Polaroid! … read more
98% of brides regret not getting a wedding video. So, why miss out? Following these tips, you can absolutely get a wedding video without breaking the bank. Get your friends in on the action to film your wedding video on their smartphones. They’re taking photos and videos anyway, might as well get a wedding video out of it! Using these tips below, your friends can help you create the most personal memento from your big day. See the pinnable list below
1. Hold your camera sideways
Seriously now. Do you watch tv sideways? No one wants the black bars. Just hold the phone with both hands and you’re good to go! Check out Grandpa rockin’ the dance floor! He absolutely schooled on the youngins. But wouldn’t it have been so much cooler if you could see it on your full screen?
2. Use the light on your smartphone
Your phone’s flash makes an excellent video light! That gorgeous lighting package at the reception can make it difficult to see all the slick dance moves. Turn on the flash when your phone is in video mode to see the bride playing a mean air guitar.
Nothing is more exciting (other than the proposal of course!) than seeing your engagement announcement in print. Only in that moment does the reality begin to sink in—you’re getting married! The day has finally come. So what to do with those precious announcements? Create a collage art piece that will hang in your front room leading up to your big day and beyond, a reminder of your love for your fiancé and the wonderful things ahead of you as a couple. … read more
With all you have to think about for your upcoming wedding, favors for your guests might not be at the top of your to-do list right now. And, truth be told, many of your guests wouldn’t bat an eye if you didn’t have wedding favors. After all, you’ll likely be hooking your guests up with plenty of delicious food and drinks and you’re definitely providing them up with an excellent celebration. But wedding favors are a kind gesture to your guests and they can be of particular use if you’re having an outdoor wedding. An outdoor wedding, especially if it’s a camping wedding like the one I had, is a beast all by itself. You have to work alongside the elements and certain types of wedding favors can help you to do that. Here are some creative and resourceful suggestions: … read more
Nautical themes are becoming increasingly popular for spring and summer weddings. With clean lines and rich navy blue and crisp white colors, this look can “anchor” your wedding décor, adding a masculine accent to what can become an almost exclusively feminine look. … read more