One of the most arduous tasks in planning your wedding just might be where your guests will sit at the reception. As mundane as that might seem, it's an important aspect that deserves some attention. When your guests show up, they will need to know where to sit. The questions is: "How do I want this to happen?" How guests are seated set the tone: an assigned seat implies a more formal setting while free seating indicates a more relaxed atmosphere. Guests may chime in with their preferences, but ultimately it's up to you to decide.
During the busy engagement season it’s easy to forget about scheduling time with your closest friends. Planning a bridesmaids’ luncheon is a great way for the women in your life to gather in celebration one last time.
A bridesmaids’ luncheon can be an elaborate party or a simple get-together. It’s typically a brunch, luncheon, or an afternoon tea. The luncheon is a special time to reminisce over sweet memories with your bridesmaids.
Who hosts it?
Traditionally the bridesmaids’ luncheon was either hosted by the bridesmaids honoring the bride, or by the bride honoring the bridesmaids. Today though the luncheon is almost always hosted by the bride and her mother as a thank-you to the bridesmaids.
Share the love with furry friends!
Let's face it: for any animal lover, having a pet be part of your special day is a unique and fun way to show others just how much your furry friend means to you. Bringing a cat or dog into the wedding party is easier than you think!
You've just gotten engaged and it's time to kick off the wedding planning. The the engagement announcement photos come first. Why not take a different approach and step out of the main photo completely? Let your adorable pooch be the subject with a chalkboard sign that says, "My humans are getting married!" For other photos, try placing your ring on the dog's nose, or even hang it from a collar! Are you a cat person instead? Place your left hand on top of your future husband's to show off your ring, and add your kitty's paw on top of your own hand to show what a fun loving family you'll be.
The day of the wedding is the time to have the most fun with your pet. Put your dog on a leash and fit him with a handsome tuxedo vest for a walk down the aisle with your ring bearer. Watch the video below for a cute example of this. You can even hook the rings on his collar for an extra special touch! If you own a trained pet bird, wow your guests with your feathered pal flying the rings down the aisle.
Don't forget about the photo possibilities before the wedding ceremony too. It's the perfect time to grab your cat as she inspects your bouquet or dress for an adorable photo. Then when it's time for cake, treat your furry friend to a small slice of his own for a perfect photo moment of him licking icing from his nose.
Pets are just as much part of the family as humans, so bringing them into your celebration of love makes complete sense. Get creative and show your dog or cat you will always have a special place in your heart for them!
When you are planning your wedding it's important to show appreciation to not only the bridesmaids, but to the groomsmen as well. They work hard to make sure their role in your wedding is perfect, so here are some unique gift ideas for these special men.
1. Custom Cell Phone Case
Chances are, all of your groomsmen keep a cell phone on them so this gift is sure to be used. You can customize them with their initials, a special symbol, or simply with their favorite color. You can even choose ones that are made of real wood, giving them a real rustic and manly look.
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The spring brides are combining vintage elements with classic modern touches to create the perfect Vintage-Chic Wedding. Brides are looking for new ways to make their wedding unique. This theme gives brides the opportunity to customize every detail.
Distressed Wood and Delicate Lace
These two decorations may seem like opposites but when paired together they form a beautiful antique look. Take a piece of old furniture, like an end table or a dresser, and sand the wood to give it a distressed look. Then drape a lace fabric overlay on the top and down the sides. Then use some of your smaller vintage pieces, like books or picture frames, to decorate the top of the furniture. Now you have a simple, yet elegant decorative piece to use for your wedding! This piece would work well as a guest book table or a table for pictures.
There are many ways to decorate the various elements in a wedding. Don't overlook one of the biggest ones, the seats! These ideas can be used separately, by mixing them up, or even by using all three at the same time.
1. Fabric & Ribbon
It's all about fabric and ribbon! An elegant way to decorate is to bulk up on fabric in the hues of the wedding and use them in the seats. Simply take ribbon and attach it to the chairs with knots, bows or brooches. For a vintage wedding, you may want to use lace, for a rustic theme, incorporate burlap. For a country feel, use a simple print fabric that can be interwoven into the back of the chairs. A fabric that has dimension that hangs the length of the chair can really make it pop. Decorating with fabric and ribbon can be as simple as draping tulle in a single color on the chair, or gathering fabric around the back and adding a pin.
When planning for your wedding you don’t want to forget about the guest experience. You want to show your guests that you appreciate the time and effort it took for them to be in attendance. These quick tips are sure to leave your guests ranting and raving about your big day!
Make Your Wedding Social
We all know that everyone loves to show-off what they’re doing on social media. Give guests a chance to share the pictures they take at your wedding with a special hashtag. Use a sign to display the hashtag at the entrance of your wedding ceremony or reception. Then after your wedding you can go back to the hashtag and see all of the fun pictures that guests posted! Making your wedding social will show guests that you appreciate their attendance.
Each centerpiece has been designed, the flowers are picked and the cake display is built, but something just seems to be missing from your wedding decorations. Grab a few chalkboard signs to add a personalized touch to your big day!
Chalkboard is the perfect way to top off your decorations, no matter what style wedding you are having. Beautiful calligraphy can grace the signs for a glamorous celebration or a simple handwritten font will work for the ever-popular rustic style. And the possibilities are endless as to how you can use these versatile pieces!
A seating chart makes any reception flow smoothly and table numbers are a must. Place small chalkboard signs on each table with numbers in a font that matches your theme. Another unique way to direct guests to their seats is with glasses that have chalkboard name tags.
There are so many options when it comes to groom attire. Here is some inspiration so your groom can look just as fancy on your special day!
Many grooms are ditching the tuxes and choosing suits or a more casual look! Whether you decide to go buckle and jeans for your southern theme or choose a gray linen suit for your rustic wedding, every thing will look fabulous on your future spouse!
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Boutonnieres may be a small floral piece of a wedding, but even this tiny detail can complete your overall wedding look. If you are searching for eye-catching inspiration for your upcoming event, look no further! Here are some great ideas for rustic boutonnieres!
From accents like small pine cones and berries to popular additions like dusty miller and billy buttons, let the guys stand out with something original and classy!
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