Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Thursday, December 30, 2010
- On your wedding website, include a special section about events your guests can anticipate, advice on what to pack (sunscreen, ski goggles, etc.), and local attractions. This is a good idea for any bride - no matter where your wedding is taking place, guests will appreciate being well informed.
- If you want your wedding decor to stand out, find creative ways to use materials that are easy to pack & transport, such as paper and balloons. I love what this couple did with giant white balloons.
And check out these adorable DIY paper flowers (with how-to instructions) from Green Wedding Shoes:
Sunday, December 5, 2010
- A white wedding dress. The article says: white's always in style, but you have other options too. My thoughts: I completely agree, of course. For example, check out the lovely bride in the image below. However, when I get married one day, I can't imagine wearing anything other than white.
- Seeing each other before the ceremony is a no-no. The article says: Do whatever you want! If you want to see each other before your nuptials, plan a "first look" photo shoot so you and your spouse can still have that special moment captured. My opinion: I think it depends on what works best for the timeline of your wedding day. (Check out our blog post on having a "first look".)
- Bridal jewelry has to be simple. The article says: Make as bold a statement as you want with your accessories. My thoughts: I love, love, LOVE embellished bib necklaces like the one pictured and think it would be so fun to wear something like that with a wedding dress. But, I'd be careful about looking too trendy - I don't want to look at my wedding pictures ten years later and wonder what the heck I was thinking. Also, I do like the idea of changing your accessories (or even your dress) from the ceremony to the reception.
Check out the article for even more ideas on how to turn wedding traditions upside down!
Monday, November 22, 2010
It seems like every year brides get more and more creative about wedding planning. A traditional wedding in a religious venue and a reception in a ballroom are always great, but these days modern brides are opting for a wedding off the beaten path - whether it's in a barn, at the beach, or in a backyard. Especially given the economy's downturn in recent years, many brides and grooms choose to save their pennies by marrying at home.
Check out the married blogging couple over at YoungHouseLove, for example. As Sherry says in the blog post, "Just like everything else we do, our wedding was one giant DIY project." And don't they look like they're having fun?
Here's an adorable at-home wedding from Green Wedding Shoes. This backyard soiree is so classy it hardly looks DIY'd!
While having a wedding in someone's yard requires a lot of work and can come with complications (neighborhood noise ordinances, for instance), it can also pay off big time: a DIY backyard wedding can cost one fifth the amount of a typical wedding and reception!
So what do you think - would you save some moolah by having your wedding at home? Or would you rather go all out with a swanky ballroom affair? Maybe you're somewhere in the middle? Let us know in the comments!
Monday, November 1, 2010
To be honest I'm not a lover of pink so this was a challenge for me. But I like the idea of using pink with a vintage and/or modern twist. For example, aren't those Jackie O. style bridesmaid dresses to-die-for? And those pink chair covers are so romantic. I really like the idea of hanging chandeliers everywhere, and maybe accenting your pink with blue, yellow, black & white, or gray. Especially gray!
Of course, you can also use pink in your invitations, table signs & centerpieces, escort cards, the groom's & groomsmen's ties, and more. As always, the possibilities are as limitless as your imagination. If you have any unique "pink" ideas to share, let us know in the comments!
Friday, October 29, 2010
Reasons to wait until the ceremony to see your betrothed are obvious... the romance, the suspense, the anticipation! But logistically it might be better to have an intimate moment with your future spouse before the wedding, due to time constraints, or to give you and your wedding party more opportunities for pictures. And to just have a moment to yourselves before all the craziness starts.
What do you think? Would you (or did you) wait until the wedding ceremony to see your spouse-to-be? Or are you in favor of a "first look" session?
Friday, October 15, 2010
Would you do it? Or do you think it's tacky? Here are a few websites that offer this service:
- honeyfund.com: "A honeymoon gift registry with no set up fees, no transaction fees, and no travel purchase required."
- buy-our-honeymoon.com: You set up your honeymoon and the activities you want to experience while traveling, and assign a gift price to each activity. Guests can then pick what they want to purchase for you.
- sendusoff.com: Works similarly to the buy-our-honeymoon site. They also provide email notifications to your wedding guests, and travel suggestions for you and your spouse.
So what do you think? Is a honeymoon registry a must-have for the modern couple, or a major faux pas? Sound off in the comments!