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No matter how good of a memory you think you have, we can promise you that the big day will be a big blur. Thankfully, you’ve got reinforcements — photography and videography — to help you relive the special moments for the rest of your lives.
Hiring a photographer is the first crucial step. And hurry! They book up fast. Where to begin? Word of mouth. Recommendations from friends and other contacts are the best insurance on the market, in addition to a good look at his/her portfolio to make sure the style matches what you’ve envisioned.
Once you hire a photographer, it’s time to get into the nitty gritty. What’s included in the package? How does he/she like to work? How will the pictures be delivered? Don’t panic. We’ve gathered the must-ask, do-not-forget questions to ask your photog to get everyone on the same page for your wedding day — just print it out and bring it along to your consultation.
Your guest book is a precious keepsake that you can intentionally have for years to come. Kind words and a record of friends and family in attendance on your big day, this piece of the wedding doesn’t have to be the most traditional of choices. We’ve shown you some unique choices and ideas before but we’re here again to show off wedding guest books and have you grab some alternative inspiration!
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It’s decadent, rich, glamorous and earthy all at the same time. It’s emerald. And it’s gorgeous.
Just when you thought soft pinks and peaches ruled the wedding world, some brave, bold hues come onto the scene. Emerald green pairs with almost anything — navy, gold, silver, baby blue, orange. It can act as the neutral (think emerald as the new navy) accented by other colors, and can equally be the star of the show as say, the pop of color set against black and white neutrals.
Use it with lighter accents for spring and summer nuptials and alongside other deep jewel tones and metallics for fall and winter I dos. Either way, it’s equally dreamy. Here’s some inspiration that will make you go green with envy.
Create a lush scene with a floral backdrop that will take your breath away. Your wedding photos will have their own unique spin and personalized touch! Show off your couple style with one of these creative designs that will make your party stand out and seem even more so picturesque.
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After the adrenaline rush that is getting engaged, beginning the actual planning process for your wedding seems like a complete and utter drag. Choosing your venue is perhaps the most difficult of all, as your wedding location is the most crucial yet most back-breaking decision. There is little in life less exciting than sifting through miles of wedding venues guidebooks, reading meaningless specs and looking at retouched photos.
The only valuable way to evaluate wedding venues is to see them in person — but not every bride- and groom-to-be understands why and how site visits can be so worthwhile. To save time, energy, and money, and to find the wedding venue of your dreams, learn how to evaluate venues on-site.
Merely seeing a venue in-person isn’t enough to tell you whether the space is right for your wedding. Only hard data will allow you to accurately compare different sites so you can choose the best option for you. In order to measure and record, you will need to prepare and bring along a bevy of tools you can pull out to ascertain and log your tour guide’s facts. At the bare minimum, you should have:
Just like glossy photos of celebrities in magazines, the glamorous images of wedding venues on their websites are enhanced and edited. Venues want to put their best face forward. Wide-angle lenses make rooms look larger than they are, and special filters make lighting more pleasing. Some venues may represent themselves truthfully on the Web — like Anoush.com for wedding halls and catering — but more often, the rooms shown on venue websites look dramatically different than they do in real life.
Though you can use online images to narrow down your search before scheduling walkthroughs, during your tour, you should use your own faithful camera to snap pictures of the spaces. Then, you can judge for yourself how your own wedding photographs will look if you select the space.
Most venue guides are experienced employees, perhaps even managers and directors of the site, which means they know nearly everything there is to know about the rooms and services. However, just because they have this information doesn’t mean they’ll share it freely. You should be prepared to make a thorough investigation of the place by interrogating your guide with any and all pertinent questions. For example, you should at least ask:
You should let the venue know every minute detail of your big day. Obviously, they should know how many guests to expect and when your event will begin, but you should also explain seemingly insignificant design details so they understand exactly what you want the space to look like on your wedding day.
For example, they should know how many extra tables need to be set up for cakes, guest books, pictures, and other décor. They should know the size of your table decorations. They should know when different wedding activities will take place, including the bouquet toss and the newlywed getaway. Though you might not be certain of every detail at this early stage of wedding planning, you should discuss as much as possible to ensure you don’t have to compromise on any of your ideas.
Not many people realize that the quotes they receive from venues and other vendors aren’t necessarily set in stone. Many wedding vendors are willing to negotiate prices, as long as you remain reasonable. Negotiation seems to be a lost art, but if you endeavor to haggle with your potential venues (and even other vendors) you may be able to shave thousands off your wedding expenses. You will get the most value from negotiating with venues, which usually eat up a third to half of the entire wedding budget. As long as you practice sage negotiation tactics, you should leave with a comfortable compromise for you and your venue.
Clean edges, geometric prints and an air of sophistication all surround these modern beauties. Let see if any of these designs can round out your contemporary celebration.
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Extravagant, full of life or just plain interesting, these wedding cakes have so much creativity involved they’re a piece of art all on their own! Smooth, ruffles, sparkle, rossettes; there are so many possibilities when creating something so unique and personalized.
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After you cover the basics with your photographer, the next step photography-wise is creating a wedding shot list. This is a MUST-DO wedding task, so don’t put it off.
The last thing you want is to realize you’re missing a photo of your grandmother, rings, gown, etc. from the big day — and trust us, it happens. I, for example, was shocked to discover that I only had one picture with my mother in my wedding dress. What a huge regret (we didn’t have a shot list).
A wedding shot list ensures that there will be no surprises or holes when you get your wedding photos back — that everyone and everything you want photographed will be.
Check out our checklist of essential wedding-day photos below. Keep in mind that everyone is different, so you’ll want to double check that all of the shots you want are included. Nonetheless, it’s a great reference to get you started.
You’ll remember your wedding day for the rest of your life. The memories will stay tucked away inside, safe and secure, so that all you need to do is close your eyes to see it all again.
Still, it’s nice to preserve some special mementoes. Over the years, memories can become a little hazy. They start to take on the same sepia tint as old photographs, losing some of the bright, shining brilliance of the days when they were newly made. They’re not gone but slightly faded, so it’s nice to have some prompts: to help restore their original gloss, and to allow you to share them with others as the years pass.
Here are three of the best ways to help preserve those special mementoes and ensure that your memories are always as fresh and bright as the day that they were made.
Most women hold onto their wedding dresses long after the big day has come and gone, yet often they have little idea of what to do with them. They inevitably end up tucked away out of sight, folded in tissue paper and hidden away from the world. Most take up residence in attics or cellars, forgotten for years until someone unwittingly stumbles upon them. They’re opened for a moment, smiled at, and then hidden away again.
So why not do something a little more innovative? Some ladies choose to have their dresses framed instead, placed on display in a bespoke shadow box like this one. The perfect accessory for dressing rooms or your little girl’s bedroom, you get a beautiful new feature for your home and the opportunity to relive your wedding every time you look at it.
A favourite Victorian hobby was flower pressing, a pastime that’s recently experienced a revival in interest. Simple and cheap, all that it requires is flowers, and a pretty album or elegant frame to preserve them in. And what better blooms to save for eternity than the ones that you held on your wedding day? A growing number of brides are turning to flower pressing to immortalise their big day bouquets. Why not follow in their footsteps and create a sweet, simple memento that you can enjoy forever?
Of course, no wedding day would be complete without an album to finish it. Although most people have their photos professionally done and any mementoes compiled by their photographers, it can be nice to claim this job for yourself. Spend some time perusing the stationary sections in your local shops, browsing the aisles for an album that’s pretty, elegant and perfect for preserving your wedding day. Once you have it, fill it with your favourite photos and mementoes, so that anytime those memories start to become a little blurred, all that you have to do is turn to the first page to relive them over and over again.
How will you choose to preserve your big day?
Get your hands dirty and create something for you wedding with your own two hands. And the wedding favors are a perfect place to start! Here are 10 ideas that are unique, memorable and easy to do too!
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The dress is the detail of all details. And believe it or not, there are several points that you should consider BEFORE getting your gown. As you’ll come to find out shortly, trying on wedding dresses is at once the most exciting, stressful and overwhelming process, and you don’t want to wait to make important decisions until you’re standing in front of the mirrors at the bridal boutique under the influence of the dress of your dreams. What if it’s $2k over your max budget? What if it’s entirely inappropriate for your venue? It’s always best to have a game plan to reference to keep you on track — and we’re here to help!
From budget constraints, alterations and silhouettes, to trusting your instincts and learning how to stand up to your entourage, we’ve boiled it all down to 10 must-know tips before you say “yes” to the dress. Most importantly? Have fun!
Create a warm, cozy and trendy wedding with some mason jar additions. Shabby chic fashion and rustic vibes will always need these essential pieces to make it com full circle. Check out our favorite ways to incorporate these cuties into the day’s decor!
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We like to inspire brides-to-be all around, but we get inspired too! We’re shining a light some of the spots we look to for ideas and advice. From local favorites around the country to popular sites brides dive into all around the world, we’ve sharing the best of the best in a whole new way. We’ve chatted with some of the bloggers, creators and founders of some wonderful wedding blogs and got the inside scoop!
Located in Washington state, U.S.A, I got to chat with the creator behind the fabulous Love & Lavender blog, Meredith Shackleford. And here is what I learned.
“My husband and I got married in August, 2014 at a wonderful Victorian style mansion in Vancouver, Canada. On our beautiful wedding day everything came together just as I imagined it would. Now, I am able to infuse my wedding memories coupled with hundreds of real wedding photos and try to impart that energy and vision to brides all over the world.
I enjoy helping bride’s through their own unexpected wedding day hurdles and sharing my honest wedding advice. I sometimes receive compliments about a certain article that my audience found helpful, and I have to remind myself that I am genuinely helping brides plan the best day of their life. It is a great feeling to know that I helped in some way.
Love & Lavender is about all the eye catching decor details that makes your wedding day special. I like to feature the best outdoor weddings that have a rustic, vintage, whimsical, or DIY feel. Of course, I can easily be persuaded to feature an indoor wedding if it has amazing architecture or charm.
Most of all I want to inspire brides to find a unique style and plan a memorable celebration.
Truth be told, I have only been blogging for about two years now. Although, I have been interested in event planning for a very long time – I even went to college for Event and Convention Management. I saw an opportunity to start an online store selling wedding veils in 2013, and then purchased Love & Lavender not too long after. The past year has been a steep learning curve for both my husband and I to run a successful wedding blog. It has been a lot of fun working together and creating a life for ourselves doing what we enjoy.”
Your favorite aspect about blogging and your favorite aspect about your blog specifically:
The most interesting part about wedding blogging for me is the fact that the wedding industry is so massive and there are endless creative opportunities. I connect both online and in person with business people from all over the world including photographers, wedding planners, vendors, and small business owners running their own piece of the pie in their part of the world.
I love that the wedding blogging industry is global. It doesn’t matter where you live, every culture has some type of wedding ceremony. That allows a degree of creative freedom to write articles that inform a variety of people from around the world.
I also enjoy being my own boss and the freedom that a location independent business allows. As long as I have the internet I can live anywhere in the world. In fact, my husband and I recently moved from our hometown of Vancouver, Canada to Ireland. Exploring and living in Europe is a wonderful opportunity that we likely would not have had if we chose a conventional career path!
One of the best things about my job is the fact that my husband and I get to work side-by-side to create a life for ourselves at our own pace.
3 words that describe your blog:
Outdoors, Honest, Lovely
Links to 3 of your favorite posts EVER:
3 blogs you love to follow:
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One of the first things we always tell brides when their dress shopping day approaches is to keep an open mind. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been dog-earing dresses in bridal magazines for years. While your browsing in magazines is wonderful for inspiration, it’s important to remember that the women wearing these gowns are models. Spoiler Alert: Not all dresses you see will flatter all body types.
At the start of my dress search, I had already written off mermaid/trumpet styles. No way, not for me. And what did I end up getting? That very style. The point is, you don’t know how something will look until you try it on.
As we said, keep an open mind, but we’ve created the cheat sheet below to give you a head-start in finding the most flattering style for your body type. The bride that feels her best and most confident will radiate from the inside out.
Happy dress shopping!
Whether you’re going short for the big day start to finish, planning a simple city hall ceremony, or wanting to change from your gown into something sexy for the reception, short white ensembles are a sure win. From cropped tulle skirts to lace sheaths above the knee, the modern bride is brave and bold enough to opt for something a little sassier than a cathedral-length train. And why shouldn’t she show off those gorgeous stems?
Here’s a round-up of some short looks we fancy:
HELLO, 60s: A bouffant hairstyle adds glam to this Audrey Hepburn-esque tulle ensemble.
PEEP TOE: Maybe completely above the knee is a little riskier than what you’ve imagined. A high-low gown could be just the remedy. Make sure you shop for ultra-special shoes, as the silhouette provides a natural frame for fancy footwear.
FLIRTY FASHION: From the tulle sleeves to the dreamy sash, sweeps and embellishment, this dress is to die for.
CITY HALL CHIC: The dainty sleeves of this classic sheath are modest yet sexy, especially with all that leg action happening below.
VERY VINTAGE: Doesn’t this fabric allude to another time? Can’t get much more romantic than that.
CUTE & CASUAL: Touseled waves, Wayfarers and three-quarter-length sleeves = home run.
RUFFLED: If you’re looking for something sassy for the reception, go ruffly!
ALL TIED UP: A patterned bow adds interest to this tulle, bell-shaped mini.
PRETTY PARISIAN: We fell head over heels for this French style, which exudes sheer elegance.
SWEET SCALLOPS: A sleek bun and nude pumps add a sophisticated sleekness to this charming courthouse look.
Spring is in full bloom! And so are the showers! …and we mean showers of love, happiness, and best wishes for the bride to be! If you are planning a bridal shower, make sure to have a checklist of the 7 things that every bridal shower needs!
1. A perfect shower starts with a perfect invitation! And your selection of bridal shower invitations will set the tone for the event! You will find a vast selection of exquisite designs at Creations by Leslie. Luscious patterns and fresh colors are combined to create designs that are as beautiful and unique as the bride herself!
2. Don’t forget a bride-to-be banner! Banners are a top trend for adding a decorative touch to any bridal shower. You will find DIY pennants that can be hung just about anywhere, such as against a wall, along a fence, or above a door frame. Banners are the perfect way add a festive touch to any party!
3. Make sure to have the tables set with pretty decorations. There is nothing more stunning than walking into a party room and seeing the tables beautifully staged. From the tablecloths, placemats, napkin rings, place card holders, and table runners, you are able to make an impressive statement as soon as guests walk into the room.
4. There is nothing more elegant than using fresh flowers as table centerpieces. The flowers add color and beauty. And with such a large variety available, you are able to enhance your overall theme with the right combination of petals.
5. Tissue pom poms are perfect for livening up a room. These festive party decorations are inexpensive, and can be hung just about anywhere. And to enhance your overall theme, pom poms are available in many shapes, sizes and colors. Use a combination of different colors to add layers to the overall appeal.
6. Sweeten up the dessert table with trendy accessories! Give the bridal shower cake a perfect finish with a decorative cake stand to enhance the theme of the party. Let guests sip in style with patterned paper straws and vintage mason jars. Label the treats with homemade signs. Adorn cupcakes with stylish toppers from Topper & Twine.
7. And don’t forget the favors! Make sure to thank your guests with a little treat to take home! Cute wrappings and boxes can be used to house a favorite goody of your choice!
So if you are planning a bridal shower, make sure to have a checklist of all the things a bridal shower needs to turn an ordinary affair into an exquisite event that will reflect the beauty and the joy that a shower brings forth.
Okay, you’re engaged — yay! After setting a date, one of the first things you’ll do is register. And don’t feel like you’re jumping the gun by getting ahead. It’s important to register right away, as people will begin planning showers (which means including your registry information on the invitations), sending engagement gifts, etc. Also, registering in advance lets people take advantage of sales, holidays and other gift-giving occasions in the months leading up to your wedding.
After the china, crystal and silver (the glitz and glam), it’s the un-sexy but must-have kitchen utensils that are easy to forget and impossible to live without.
Check out our list of 20 must-haves to make sure you’re well equipped in the kitchen:
2. Vegetable peeler
4. Can opener
6. Rubber spatulas & ice cream scoop
7. Kitchen shears
8. Salad spinner
9. Liquid measuring cups
10. Measuring cups and spoons
12. Potato masher
13. Meat thermometer
14. Box grater
16. Footed colander
17. Wooden utensils
18. Stainless utensils
19. Mixing bowls
20. Spoon rest
Orchids represent love, luxury, beauty and strength. Plus, they are absolutely stunning. *Fair warning: These aren’t the blooms for everyone. Orchids are one of the priciest varietals on the market, so if flowers are something you’re indifferent toward, skip these. Alternatively, if you’ve been dreaming about an orchid bouquet fluttering like butterflies as you walk down the aisle since you were a little girl, then we suggest setting aside a good chunk of your budget for florals. You’ll set this priority during your early budget talks, cutting back in other places (bye bye, open bar!). Another great option is to incorporate a few orchids here and there with some inexpensive (but still beautiful) buds instead of complete orchid overload ($$$$).
Here’s some of our favorite orchid wedding inspiration. Go ahead, ogling is allowed.
Vibrant and beautiful, coral wedding dresses are on trend and ultra feminine. Let’s take a peek at some gorgeous bridesmaids gowns dipped in this precious tone.
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Grace Kelly rocked one. Kate Middleton stunned in one. Now modern brides are lovin’ them — blushers are BACK and more beautiful than ever. These dainty designs were huge on the runway this year, adding mysterious, old-world charm to brides as they walk down the aisle.
If you’re planning to wear a blusher on the big day, we’ve got five no-fail tips to consider:
1. Bring the blusher to your hair and makeup trial. You’ll want to choose hair and makeup styles that work best with a blusher veil. For example, you’ll want to wear a matte lip stick instead of a lip gloss, especially if your nuptials are outside and a blusher blowing toward your face is a possibility.
2. Wear a blusher with an up- or half-up-do. Blushers generally look best with swept-back hair, allowing them to fall without competition. We suggest an elegant up-do, but if your heart is set on sweeping locks, try a Kate Middleton-inspired half-up-half-down style.
3. Bring a designated person with you to your hair trial. The hair dresser will teach this person how to flawlessly remove your veil for the reception and repair any imperfections.
4. Practice the unveiling. First you must decide when you want to ditch the blusher. When your dad gives you away? Right before the kiss? Once you appoint the “unveiler,” practice, practice, practice. The last thing you want is for your veil to be awkwardly bunched on the top of your head. Practice a smooth unveiling and have your maid of honor on alert to tame any unruly tulle.
5. Snap some shots with the blusher on. A thin veil over the face is one of the most photogenic details of a wedding-day look. Take a peek below — they are stunning.
Serve up some sophisticated, rich hors d’oeuvres that are full of savory flavors and sweetness. There is something about French-cuisine that feels timeless, luxurious and a bit exotic. Not everyone has had a true taste from this European, romantic fairy-tale, and if they have, they’ve already fallen in love. Ignite the night with some French-inspired hors d’oeuvres that will give every guests a memorable moment and a satisfied feeling in their stomach. Let’s have a look at 5 beautiful and delicious options that would be perfect to pass around during cocktail hour.
Quiches are an absolute fan favorite. Go with ham and swiss, broccoli and cheddar or if you’re a bit more adventurous you could do a mushroom, goat cheese and rosemary combination. This will be one of the most popular treats on the trays being passed around as nearly everyone will want to have multiple servings.
These are like the French version of a cheesy biscuit, and everyone will fall in love with them. They have two ingredients that the vast majority of people can’t get enough of: cheese & carbs. You can’t really miss when serving up these delicious puffs.
As definition states, a verrine is a multi-textured or layered salad or dessert. And in this case it’s a zucchini and tomato salad that will start the night’s meal off in a light, taste and refreshing way. This salad design is garnished with a savory and salty piece of prosciutto, and even more luxurious bite!
Cranberry Brie Bites
These are wonderful winter treat infused with French spirits. Sweet and creamy, who doesn’t love a silky slice of brie offset by a tangy, fruity taste? This is another lighter pass-around that can begin the night’s meal off with a bang and a satisfied front.
When it comes to French fare, there are numerous tart recipes, but this is a savory favorite. These 3-ingredients have hearty tendencies and comforting tastes. Of course, there are plenty of other delicious duos and trios you can fit in this little bucket of flavor.
With the farm-to-table ideology as on trend as ever, we can’t help but want to extend that to the weddingsphere, beyond what’s served on your guests’ plates. Try swapping flowers for alternatives like fruits, vegetables, cheese and nuts — you name it — the sky’s the limit. The end result is highly unique, memorable and individual centerpieces.
From cascading grapes to rustic cheese boards, earthy artichokes and sugared fruit, nature provides bountiful materials for a stunning tablescape, often times less expensive than their floral counterparts. When choosing edible centerpieces, it’s important to consider the season and location, just as you eat and buy seasonally at home. This will not only ensure the most appropriate nibbles for the time of year, but also the most aesthetically beautiful foods. Have you ever compared the color and size of winter vs. summer tomatoes? Exactly. Gourds and pumpkins clearly don’t work for a spring wedding (but, how perfect for fall-time nuptials?). You get the picture.
Something to be aware of is your venue’s policies — some may be touchy about edible centerpieces, especially if they are providing the food for the event. Their concerns range from allergies to pricing and set-up conflicts. Make sure to discuss the edible arrangement idea with your venue. Chances are they will want to work with you to provide it themselves for a small fee. Or, choose a venue where you know you’ll have complete freedom to serve what you want.
Below are some fruitful photos to get your imagination brewing.
Can’t decide on coordinating colors for your wedding-day palette? Go back to basics with black and white — and you’ll be out of the gray area. There’s nothing more elegant than a black and white affair, hands down. It’s clean, sophisticated and timeless. Whether you opt for polka dots, crisp stripes, toile or a geometric pattern for your wedding decor, black and white looks sharp and interesting, no matter what.
We love when couples go for the bold contrast of black and white when seemingly everyone is gravitating toward muted tones for the big day. The back-to-basic palette also creates the perfect moment to add a pop (or pops) of color(s). We love touches of fuschia, gold, yellow or orange combined with black and white.
From fashion to cake decor, places settings and more, here are some black and white looks we love.
Simple, sweet and timeless these little black dresses may be just what your bridesmaids need to adorn themselves for your big day. These are great choices for more modern wedding styles or even more traditional settings.
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Now that we’ve got the guys covered, let’s take care of your girls. Girls are pretty easy to shop for — think simple, sentimental and sweet — but they too, like groomsmen, would love something practical that they will actually use.
It’s important that you leave plenty of time when getting gifts for your gals — trust us, you won’t have any brain space left in the two weeks leading up to your wedding! Also, if you’re planning to customize or monogram any items, you’ll need to factor in extra lead time.
Here are 10 bridesmaid gifts they’ll love and will surely use again, that won’t break your bank.
1. Custom perfume scents
2. Vera Bradley duffle bags — the only weekend bags they’ll ever need
3. Metallic mugs
4. Not your average beach towels
5. DIY spa and pampering kit
6. Floral kimono robes
7. Colorful water bottles
8. Custom bracelets
9. Sweat pants
Your guest book is a precious keepsake that you can intentionally have for years to come. Kind words and a record of friends and family in attendance on your big day, this piece of the wedding doesn’t have to be the most traditional of choices. Let’s take a look at some unique wedding guest book ideas and have you grab some alternative inspiration!
Sign a tag an tie it to the “family” tree and then this piece can be used to bring so many love and unique memories into the couple’s new home.
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One deed that should never go undone is gifting the people who have been instrumental in your wedding and wedding planning process — most importantly, your wedding party. Girls are pretty easy to gift, but groomsmen on the other hand, can be a little trickier. We’re here to help! It’s important that you secure your gifts well in advance, as the last-minute wedding craziness takes on new life in the final moments, leaving little brain space for other details. Also, if you’re planning to customize or monogram any goods, you’ll need to factor in extra lead time. And don’t think you have to break the bank when it comes to presents for your pals. More than anything, a little token will show your groomsmen your gratitude and appreciation for standing by your side.
Here are 11 groomsmen gifts they’re sure to love, perfect for any budget:
1. Personalized highball glasses
2. Custom beer caddies — beer openers included!
3. Minibar in a jar — an inexpensive, adorable option.
4. Tailgating cooler
5. Travel case
6. Cool, copper flask
8. Neckwear — for the big day or just for fun!
11. Weekend bag
When it comes to setting the mood on your wedding day, nothing creates a “wow” factor like the perfect lighting. From candles to lanterns, twinkle lights and bistro lights, there are numerous creative lighting ideas to illuminate your love on your wedding day.
Check out these 10 whimsical lighting solutions, sure to give that special glow to your celebration:
TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR: Hundreds of strings of twinkle lights are only suitable for the couple with the twinkle in their eyes.
LOTS ‘O’ LANTERNS: Whether you go for all white or multicolored, we love the look of lit lanterns billowing in the wind.
BISTRO LOVE: Part vintage, part kitsch, bistro lights add subtle beams of light and charm to your reception space.
TIKI TORCHES: If a beachside bash is in your future, lines of tiki torches can set your party afire.
MOONLIGHT MUSE: If you can steal a few minutes later in the reception for a moonlight snapshot, it’ll be one of your favorites. We promise.
HELLO, SUNSHINE: If you’re planning to say “I do” around dusk, make sure to fit in a few sunset photos. They’re simply stunning.
CANDLELIGHT: Tapered, tea lights, pillar, scented — no matter what the shape or size, nothing says romance like candles.
FUN DANCE FLOOR: Guests will love gettin’ jiggy with it on a festive, lit-up dance floor.
FIREWORKS: The ultimate awe-inducing moment to celebrate the fireworks you’re feeling on the inside.
HEARTS ON FIRE: If your venue has a fireplace, light it! Nothing can achieve as much coziness as a roaring fire. A couple tips: 1) Consider the season — if it’s a warm August night, a hot fire is probably not the best idea; 2) If a full-fledged fire is too much for you, light varying heights of pillar candles in the fireplace for the same effect.
Lucky for you, more lingerie inspiration from Adore Me has arrived! In case you missed them, we showcased two different Adore Me looks already on the blog — coral and pale blue. Be sure to check ’em out.
Adore Me recently launched a new collection of sexy lingerie — bridal beauty at its best — featuring happy colors and flirty designs that make every woman look and feel her most beautiful. We’re sharing our “blushing bride” inspiration board below inspired by Adore Me’s blush lingerie duo. Blush wedding details are bountiful, as the color remains to be one of the most popular among couples. And we don’t see that changing anytime soon.
Go on, take a look — blushing is allowed.
Photo credits: Pinterest
Watters Spring 2016 line of wedding gowns has been let loose and we’re showing off our favorite 13!
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Adore Me recently launched a new collection of sexy lingerie — perfect for brides — featuring flirty, bright colors and feminine designs that make every woman look and feel her best. Check out our “something blue” inspiration board below for a bouquet of the best blue wedding details we’ve seen around, all inspired by Adore Me’s luscious pale blue teddy.
And remember, no one said your “something blue” couldn’t be for the after party.
Photo credits: Pinterest
From start to finish, planning a wedding can be a tiring and stressful task. And one of your first decisions you have to make is deciding on a theme for the big day. From ultra-modern to shabby-chic, there are so many varieties of wedding day style. Since the warmer months are creeping in, we’ve decided to shine a light on garden weddings and some of the key elements you need to create that very magical and romantic affair. Transform an average celebration into one filled with florals, beauty and a fairy-tale quality. For the most perfect garden wedding, you’ll want these 5 additions to help with the transformation.
A Floral Chuppah at the Ceremony.
Even if you’re saying your I do’s in front of a gorgeous field of flowers or in the midst of a botanical garden, bring those florals in closer and surround yourself with some colorful, lush favorites. A chuppah isn’t only for Jewish ceremonies, they can be used to stylizing purposes only too and for a more fairy-tale like quality, you’ll want something like this hovering over you and your groom.
A Floral Signature Cocktail at the Reception.
Take your theme full throttle and add it to you food and drink too. Every couple needs a signature cocktail to remember their day and when your day is all about the flowers then why not try out a rose or lavender-infused drink? It’s unique, they’re delicious and every guests will remember the detailing.
A Floral Cascade on your Wedding Cake.
Don’t forget to add some floral detailing to the cake either. Your guests should fill like they’re walking into a dream. If you’re envisioning a garden-theme wedding, then you’ll need to try and turn your entire celebration into your very own garden with your very own bridal style.
A Floral Crown for the Bride.
Top the bride off with a gorgeous and picturesque floral crown. It’s only appropriate that the lady at the center of it all be accented with some flowers too. Go big or just add a dainty arrangement to your look, either way this is a detail that mustn’t be missed!
A Boho Wedding Gown at the Center of it All.
When we envision a romantic garden wedding, we see the bride in a flowing, bohemian-inspired gown. There’s something soft and whimsical about these gowns which fit perfectly inside a garden and floral-dressed celebration. Explore colors and textures, but make sure you’re finding something that tangible and charming without being too stiff.
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Intricate details and pure femininity, you’ve got to check out Tony Ward’s designs exclusively for Kleinfeld’s in this Spring 2016 Line. Take a peek and get ready to swoon!
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Don’t be afraid to be bright on the big day.
With spring in full bloom and summer just around the corner, we’ve got citrus circulating in our minds. Whether lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit, the colors of the citrus rainbow are light and refreshing — a perfect palette for your wedding, provided by nature. We love how cheerful citrus colors are and can’t help but feel happy just glancing at them. From simple stacked fruit in clear hurricanes for centerpieces, to lemon place card holders, fresh limeade and an orange-adorned rustic cake, there are endless ways to brighten up your wedding celebration.
Check out these clever ways to infuse citrus into your big day. We can almost smell the sweet scent!
We know that it’s all about the dress. Now let’s talk about what’s underneath the dress.
We are swooning for Adore Me’s new collection of sexy lingerie, which features fresh, bright colors and dainty designs that make every woman look and feel her hottest. We were mused by the colors in Adore Me’s Stasia style to create an inspiration board of some of our favorite wedding details we’re currently crushing on. With coral, blush, orange and raspberry, this palette is hot, hot, hot for spring and summer I dos.
Stay tuned for more Adore Me lingerie wedding inspiration, coming soon.
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