Purple is absolutely perfect. But lavender? Even better. We’re head over heels for the light shade of purple that steals the show in wedding-day palettes. Lavender is feminine but not over-the-top girly, so you can accomplish that soft look without turning off your groom. Pair lavender with sage green and mint for decadent hue harmony. …

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Navy, white, clean lines, stripes — when it comes to wedding themes, we are crazy about nautical. Preppy, classic and modern at the same time, nautical-filled nuptials inherently have that cool factor. However, here’s a little piece of advice: don’t opt for a nautical theme unless 1) The event is by the water; 2) You have …

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With all the holiday decor making its yearly appearance, one specific item in particular is tickling our fancy: wreaths. Square, heart-shaped, oval or circular — no matter the shape, we’ll take ’em any way for a wedding day. And bonus, these are DIY-friendly. Wreaths are a fun way to display florals and greenery without using the …

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Silver, gold, bronze, rose gold and copper — whether you fancy just one, all or a handful in your winter wedding color scheme, metallics transform any look from ordinary to over-the-top gorgeous and glam. And long gone are the days when you had to identify yourself as “team silver” or “team gold” — mixing metallics is the …

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They say don’t judge a book by its cover; however, you can judge a wedding by its invitations. Your save the dates and invitations are the first glimpses you’ll give your guests of your special day, so details matter. The font, design and layout communicate the formality, feel and theme of your nuptials. For this …

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Crunchy, colorful and crisp like the autumn air, fall leaves give us warm fuzzies on the inside. Sigh. Whether you incorporate them into a bountiful bouquet, outline the aisle you’ll walk down, or simply use them as a backdrop for your wedding-day festivities, we can’t get our fill of using fall leaves in big day decor. Now, …

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We are over the moon for Minted’s new 2015 Wedding Collection, a line of whimsical, fairytale-worthy paper goods designed by independent artists from all over the world. When it comes to wedding stationary, Minted is one of our favorites, offering customizable stationary suites (coordinating place cards, menus and more day-of essentials!) to couples at an affordable …

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  Nothing is as on-trend right now in the wedding world as elaborate stationary suites. What was once a simple form of correspondence has transformed into color palettes, ribbons, embossing, envelope liners, monograms, custom typefaces and so on. Stationary is the thread that strings the entire wedding experience together — from the initial save the …

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At the top of wedding planning to-do list is a wedding detail every bit as important as the venue and the date, but usually a bit more fun and a bit less stressful: choosing the wedding colors. Trending in 2013 were fresh tints of classic pastels: blush, robin’s egg, and laurel were a few of …

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finances and marriage

Just the thought of a wedding budget can be overwhelming, especially if you’re working with a modest budget. Which elements of the big day can be skipped, and which should always be accommodated? Going into debt over a wedding is never a good idea, but even a moderate affair can drain your bank account alarmingly …

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A typical wedding has multiple parts and things that have to be done for it to be perfect. Many people who are taking part in it have to plan in advance. This includes members of the wedding party who are supposed to propose a toast. Proposing a wedding toast that will express your hearty congratulations …

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wedding programs

Planning a wedding ceremony? Find yourself asking, “Are wedding ceremony programs necessary”? In most cases, yes. My personal opinion is that wedding ceremony programs are often necessary to a ceremony. Programs provide your guests with information about the ceremony, and they are a great vehicle for you to provide additional information about your wedding party, you …

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free wedding program ideas

Wedding Programs: Ideas & Free Templates You Can Use Whether you’ve got a tighter budget or you want to throw in some of your DIY skills to the wedding “ring,” you can save some money by designing and printing your own wedding programs using some free templates. Below you’ll find a host of inspiration and …

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