In the tradition of weddings, the cake is a very essential part. Brides and grooms scour websites and magazines in search of the perfect design for the cake that will complete their big day. But what if you never find just the right design and decided a cake is not for you? What if you are just looking for something to accompany the cake that you do decide on?
Big trends at today’s weddings are dessert bars. Whether you decide to add a plethora of petit fours or chose something sentimental like a candy bar, the dessert bar can make your wedding memorable. No one wants to do something that has been done a thousand times over, so here are some ideas for different and creative dessert bars that you can do yourself to make a huge impact on your guests. There are many paths you can take in the world of alternative desserts. Here are some ideas broken down so that you can execute them yourself, and not pay that caterer extra. … read more
Table numbers are one of those small details that can make a big impact in planning your reception table decorations. These embroidered table numbers are a little bit different from the norm, and are great for vintage weddings, morning receptions, or any other wedding looking to show off crafting stitching skills. … read more
The question of guest book or no guest book has a lot of brides down. Of course you would love for your guests to fill out a book so you know not only who was there but how many thank you cards you are going to have to write. The problem is that the guest book has gone the way of the chicken dance in a lot of modern weddings. It is not something most brides are excited about or something that they want to spend money on. With that being said why not spice up this tradition with a new spin? … read more
The rising trend of baby’s breath bouquets provides a welcome relief for brides who are looking for ways to reduce floral costs. Making this bohemian inspired trend even more budget-friendly is the fact that it can be a simple DIY project. Although the process is simple and inexpensive, the end result can easily stand up to a custom bouquet from a florist. … read more
Invitations are a great way to set the mood for an upcoming party. And what better way to set the tone for a bachelorette party than a lace-up corset invitation? This project is actually quite simple, but it is a unique twist on a plain invitation.
To make this invitation, you’ll need two different colors of card stock and thin ribbon. A ruler, Xacto knife, mat board, and hole punch will also be used. … read more
One of the big questions many wedding guests have upon receiving a wedding invitation is “Are kids allowed?” Some weddings request that parents find babysitters for their babies or young children rather than bring them to the wedding. Some weddings organize some sort of childcare effort for parents on-site. Other weddings, and this seems to be most, say kids are invited alongside their invited parents. … read more
Adorning each place setting with fresh flowers is a handmade touch that honors each guest at just about any gathering. Whether it’s an intimate Sunday dinner, an ultra feminine bridal shower or a romantic spring wedding, floral napkin rings are easy to assemble and provide endless possibilities to incorporate the colors and textures of your occasion. Fresh flower napkin rings can also double as your favor, a beautiful little reminder for guests to take home. … read more
If you want to incorporate more flowers into your wedding, but don’t have a big floral budget, this backdrop is the perfect option. You can create this hanging flower decoration in advance using fake flowers so you don’t have to worry about wilting blooms. Your guests won’t even notice they’re fake flowers, but you’ll get an extra pop of color. … read more
These simple yet stylish centerpieces aren’t expensive or time-consuming. If you love the Mason Jar look and want to incorporate it into your big day, here are a few ideas to consider.
I started this project with a 12-pack of quart-sized Mason Jars from my local supermarket for $9 and a few ideas. You can choose other sizes or looks and you can also get them without the logo if you would prefer a smooth-surfaced jar; it just depends on what you want to do. And the options really are endless! … read more
More and more brides are thinking about how to be more ecologically minded when it comes to their big day. One great way to do that and give something back to the environment is in using the materials around you. Think about what you can give back to the earth after your big day is done. One great material to use, which is often overlooked, is birdseed. It is not only beautiful but also diverse.