I am a native Virginian living in the Metro Atlanta area with my best friend/husband. My lifelong infatuation with weddings escalated when I planned my May 2013 wedding. I am so excited to have a creative outlet in Weddingbee to share my obsession now that my wedding planning days are over. You can usually find me posing as a foodie in the kitchen, on YouTube watching sprees, or fishing with my husband. My favorite things include: house hunting, 90′s music and television, the color yellow, and large cups of coffee.
9 Easy DIY Winter Decorations
For brides planning an offseason wedding, finding appropriate decorations can be challenging. Often wedding décor is aimed toward the spring and summer bride, leaving the winter bride without inspiration. Here are several easy winter wonderland themed decorations.
Antlers. Merge rustic with elegance to create a centerpiece with antlers. Incorporate traditional wedding elements such as candles and greenery. Many craft and home stores carry faux antlers, or you can use real antlers that have shed… read more
How to Create an Engagement Timeline Without Losing Your Mind
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.
Here is a way to create an easy, no frills, no stress Engagement… read more
DIY Decorative Initial
My favorite wedding decorations meet two important criteria. First: they must be inexpensive. I love decorations that are cheap. Any bride can tell you that wedding expenses add up way faster than you would ever imagine. I am in favor of anything that reduces the overall sticker shock of the wedding. Second criteria: the best decor serves a dual purpose. I like decorations that can be used for the wedding day, then later be displayed in the home.
This quick and easy DIY Decorative Initial fits… read more
DIY Baby’s Breath Bouquet Tutorial
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.
A benefit of this project is that the bouquets can be assembled the day before the wedding. This is a great opportunity to include the involvement… read more
Build a Bridesmaid Pampering Basket
Bridesmaids are the unsung heroes of weddings. They buy the dress, calm your meltdowns, and often travel hundreds of miles to stand beside you on the most important day of your life. Your bridesmaids deserve to be pampered. Getting everyone together for a spa day may not be feasible so it is important to find an alternative.
Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to create a pampering gift basket. This basket can double as a creative way to ask your friend to be a bridesmaid. It can also be… read more
Spruce Up the Aisle: DIY Pew Cones
Every bride envisions herself walking down the aisle virtually hundreds of times during the long months of planning. In the midst of these idyllic visions, she begins to recognize that the pews framing her walk may need some sprucing up. If you are among this group of brides, look no further than pew cones that you can easily make yourself. These cones allow you to keep with current wedding trends without breaking the budget.
First, gather your materials.
For the base of the cones, you will… read more