The wedding day can be as expensive as you intend it to be. They say that these events are extremely costly, but the truth is that each couple is responsible for the amount of money they decide to spend. No on said that the perfect wedding has to be expensive. And besides this, there is no such etiquette regarding the money you have to spend in order to obtain a successful affair.
Make sure that you establish the budget before you start shopping around for the things you think you need. It’s important to think off the most important items first, like the wedding invitations, the wedding rings, the wedding attire, the wedding venues, the wedding cake, the music, the food & drinks and the centerpieces. Only after you get these things right you can decide on the decorations and other additional accessories. You will see that it’s wiser to start with the costlier things and then end up with the ones you can actually call off.
The decorations play an important role in a wedding today. Our designers seem to emphasize the fact that the beauty or uniqueness of a wedding is in the accessories you’re using to embellish the venue and the tables. We agree with them, but those who have a limited budget have to invest more time and energy in looking for the best deal in order to save money for the real important things listed above.
Nevertheless, we all have our priority lists we want to follow. This is why for some couples the wedding attire could be the first thing they want to focus on. Unfortunately, many of them forget that the wedding is also about entertaining the guests. Don’t forget that cheap doesn’t necessarily mean ugly, plain, ordinary or tacky. The decorations and the flowers usually take over at least 10 percent of the overall wedding budget. The good news is that there are many ways to cut the wedding expenses without making it look cheap and standard.
Opt for the DIY method or choose to make the important things in the house. Bake the cookies and the cakes yourself and create the decorations by using different fabrics. We love the crafty style based on hanging garlands, paper lanterns and pom-poms. They look very festive and are able to add a little more cheerfulness to the party. Collect old things from your grandmother’s house, like mason jars, doilies and antique recipients. A little bit of vintage touch won’t hurt but do you very good! Play it versatile and use the same item for different purposes. For instance, some of the treats on the dessert table can be offered as wedding favors at the end of the day.
We know many brides and grooms are looking for more inspiration for the wedding ceremony décor. This is why we’ve decided to share with you a few beautiful wedding arches you guys can study and analyze and see whether you can find something to like or use in your own wedding. The wedding arch is one of the most popular settings for outdoors ceremonies.
This decoration is not just for romantic couples but for anyone who wants a perfect picture frame for their ceremony. The arch can be constructed of anything, and not only of lattice, wire and other common material. It can also be decorated with various items and not just with flowers. We’ve seen trendy unconventional arches made of surf boards. This style is great of offbeat newlyweds who are going for the coastal wedding and want something more specific or something to reflect their hobbies and interests.
But the most popular and safe type of arch to go is the floral arch. If you’re having a garden ceremony, we suggest you opt for a lattice work construction. This material is the best for gardens, parks and other green locations. There are many ways in which you can adorn it. Flowers are the most traditional decorations to use when it comes to ceremonies. And it doesn’t matter whether you consider yourself a traditional couple or a modern one. Flowers can never look old-fashion or too traditional.
If you wish to create a more contemporary look, choose a unique arrangement of arbors, vines, twigs, leafs and branches for example. Add a few large seasonal or exotic blooms to obtain a more romantic and whimsy effect. When you’re getting married outside the doors, it’s important to use some sort of arch to improvise an alfresco altar. This is the place where you will be reading your vows and exchange the rings. This is why the arch has to be special. If you care for something more sophisticated and symbolic, create a chuppah.
This is a traditional canopy used in Jewish weddings. It signifies the new home the two newlyweds are now building together and the family they will establish. The chuppah has four pillars. The reality is that you can create an arch anywhere. Even if you’re tying the knots indoors, in a real church you can still have your dream arch, only in a smaller scale. An outdoors venue allows you to improvise more in terms of decorations. For church they may allow you to use only flowers. But if you’re outside, you can incorporate even paper decorations, lanterns, flags and fabric curtains. The choices are numberless, as the limit is only your imagination. Don’t be afraid to play more creative!
Spring is here and we thought that it would be appropriate to share a few ingenious wedding ideas based on a seasonal theme. And this theme is inspired by birds! How lovely is that? What could be more romantic and fun than a bird-theme for the big day? There are many things you can do with this motif, although you can’t think of anything concrete now.
We brought a few gorgeous designs from Martha Stewart’s wedding hopefully these pictures will be useful for many of you. Birds are the symbol of freedom, nostalgia, romance, femininity, grace, love, affection and warmth. They are also meant to signify high goals, big expectations and inspiration. It’s true that this theme is not one of the most popular and perhaps many can consider it quite childish. But if you use it with class, you can create an amazingly elegant and stylish wedding.
We are obsessed with creativity and we know many modern brides and grooms are only interested in everything that is new, unconventional or undone before. And this theme is for certain one of the most original. You can apply it to many wedding items, starting with your stationery and ending up with the big wedding cake. The first picture shows us a unique type of cake inspired by a bird’s nest. This is an original approach to the traditional cake and a very modern and fashionable confection.
This is a chocolate nest cake designed with a single tier, in a simple round shape. There are truffle eggs dyed in robin’s egg blue shade that adorn the cake in a very special and delicate way. We like the idea of placing eggs on the top of the cake instead of some other conventional topper. The cake is covered with espresso powder and it has a delicious mocha flavor. The layers contain decadent chocolate ganache and it is topped with dark-chocolate glaze.
This confection is ideal for spring outdoors weddings, especially for those that occur in the countryside or in a rustic venue. Moving on, we find a pretty guest book idea that can suit both indoors and alfresco weddings. This is a light and casual type of guest book for friends and family. They can write their well-wishes to you and you can keep them in a nice romantic way.
The bird and vine image makes this notebook a special one. For the table centerpieces you can use nest decorations, like the piece in the next photo. You can use gray pussy-willow branches to create a woven nest where you can place decorated eggs. These designers also used dried grasses to line the cushion. You can use this type of arrangement for your entrance table.
It’s true that weddings are precious and expensive events that must be planned with extra care and attention. The expenses may increase as you choose to purchase only expensive items. One of the most costly things to take care of for a wedding is the décor. Those who are having a big wedding and yet a smaller budget have to make compromises in order to obtain successful results without crossing the line. They have to look for the best deal in everything and not stray from the price tags they’ve established before going shopping.
But one way to save money on weddings without sacrificing any of the ideas you like is to follow the DIY style. Use fabric instead of other expensive decorations to beautify your wedding in your own way. Adding more personal touches in the wedding can make your event look even more fashionable! There are higher chances for you to obtain an original wedding if adopting the crafty style. You will have many benefits to rejoice at, we promise you this!
The amazing project we’re sharing today is inspired by a unique type of fabric: denim. This material is a rugged cotton twill textile that was trendy back in the hippie era. Now it’s back in trend for weddings and we are very impressed to see that the results are so good. There is a new denim era we’re experiencing today and this style seems to make a fabulous choice for a wedding.
The first item we’re proposing for your denim wedding project is a photo booth backdrop. It’s easy to make this element of décor for your ceremony or reception by draping a few yards of denim fabric in various blue colors over an overhead pole and obtain a beautiful setting for your photos.
This is a chic inexpensive way of obtaining an amazing backdrop even for the reception party. You can use this style to decorate the entire setting. Curtain and hanging fabric decorations are every trendy today in weddings. We love the groom’s outfit and the way it fits the theme. He wears a vintage chambray shirt from J. Crew and a matching custom tie from Tie Crafters. Use the same color and texture to create sweet take-home treats for the guests, like in the second picture.
Our designers propose you salted caramels in denim paper. Seal the candies with a personalized label. Another playful idea to keep up with the theme and flatter your guests is to offer them popcorn in paper cones. Use photocopies of the wedding color-scheme. Create a special table for all the thematic wedding treats you have to offer alongside the big cake. We like the big letter topper used for this simple white confection.
The wedding decorations play a significant role in framing this special day for the couple and their guests. Whether you’re using flowers, whether you’re going for a craftier décor, the setting has to look romantic and unique. And what could be more special for the bride and the groom than a wedding arch? This is our subject for today hopefully many of you will be able to find useful ideas and tips here to follow.
The wedding arch is usually a type of décor used for outdoors weddings. It is the best way to emphasize the romance of the day, especially of the moment when the two newlyweds are saying their vows and exchanging the rings. And when the wedding takes place outside the doors, the wedding arch allows the wedding attendants to focus on the bride and groom, which are the central point. The photographs taken at the arch are the most romantic, intimate and special for a couple. The arch is the perfect backdrop for getting married, whether outdoors or inside.
We’ve seen many brides and grooms displaying an arch in an indoors location and the effect was pretty great. Giving the fact that this item is so important in the ceremony, make sure you find the right arch to fit your vision, venue and budget. So let’s see what types of arches you can choose from for your big day. The most popular style is perhaps the arch made for a garden wedding. This type of setting is called the lattice arch and it is also the simplest of all. The design is plain and poor, but there are many beautiful things you can do to adorn it.
Anyone can turn this arrangement into a beautiful floral design fit for a cheerful summery day. Make sure that you take into consideration the specific dimensions of the wedding place in order to pick an arch that will be fully functional. Check out the width and the height of the arch and measure the wedding space. The same measurements have to be done for the floral arrangement. Make sure you give the best information on this subject to your florist or wedding planner.
The arch can be brought to life with the use of a unique mix of greenery. To save money, use the florals at the base of the arch. The whimsical arch with curtains is another recommendation. The fabric can be lightweight, sheer or more textured, depending on your preferences. This type of draping can also be used for the reception, or more precisely for the bride and groom’s table or even for the wedding cake or dessert table. The fun arch made of balloons or lanterns is great for casual weddings.
When planning the reception, brides and grooms of today have to pay more attention to the style of the wedding. The theme is the one that should dictate all the arrangements that have to be made for the setting, starting with the table centerpieces and ending up with the ceiling décor. The walls, the tables, the chairs and the backdrop are the principal spaces to decorate when it comes to wedding parties.
But the highlight of the reception is the centerpieces. This is why you guys have to make everything look coherent, unified and thematic. If you’ve decided to go for the whimsical look, we recommend you the branch style. These types of items are ideal for fall celebrations, especially for those planned in the countryside. But one can create branch wedding centerpieces even when planning a rustic or western party. The possibilities are many and all original.
This type of decoration is innovative and great for offbeat couples who want something distinctive for their big day. You can be sure that your branch centerpieces will leave a lasting impression on your wedding invitees. The natural style is very popular today in weddings. And using natural tree branches is the way to go when planning a wild or funkier modern wedding. These lovely items can be accented with other unique decorative elements, such as crystals, doves, ribbons, seashells, gems or even fresh flowers. It depends on the theme you picked. Branches are versatile and they can adapt any theme.
Besides this, they are easy to work with and incorporate in a wedding décor. There are just a few steps to obtain a gorgeous setting made out of branches. First of all, you have to find the right branches. They can be willow branches, cherry blossoms or Manzanita branches. You can find these assortments in your own garden or at local flower shops and boutiques. The branches have to be lengthy and fresh. But if you can’t find anything in the season of your wedding or in your local area, use artificial branches.
Cut and arrange them in different lengths so that they can create a unique asymmetrical natural look. If you’re using small branches, place them in wood boxes or in glass vases. The high centerpieces can look more appealing when used in decorative pots or in larger vases. The recipients can be filled with stones, pebbles, beading or pearls. These items will secure your branches and allow them to stand still. The accents you can select to decorate them must also fit the theme. Hang threads, crystals, beading, ribbons or even brids to the branches. Use anything that reflects the wedding style and perhaps the season. For a rustic feel hang lights.
Modern weddings are all about colors, geometrical shapes and personal touches. 2012 brides and grooms are very lucky to benefit of such amazing themes for their wedding. The projects designed by our stylists are getting more and more beautiful and impressive. Everything is meant to look unique and eye-catchy. The pattern we’re sharing today is based on stripes and vibrant hues. The accessories you can find in these pictures look very vibrant, chic and elegant.
We adore this blending of youthfulness, class and creativity. Our designers have ingenious ideas for those who are willing to make them work. And the idea of using stripes and lines in a wedding is simply magnificent. We recommend this pattern to all brides and grooms who want something modern-retro and playful for their party. You can use different colors and types of lines to decorate different wedding items and supplies.
You can incorporate this theme even for in the menu and use striped food! Check out the last photo in this sense and get inspired for your own wedding party. The first accessory and the most important one for a bride is the flower bouquet. We have an amazing idea for those who want to copy this style for their ceremony. The striped bouquet you can admire in the first picture is composed of amazing seasonal blooms. The flower that comes in stripe petals is the lady slipper.
These blooms make all the difference in this bouquet and they add a fabulous texture to the overall arrangement. We love the mix between roses & ranunculuses as well. The colors are vivid and very cheerful. This is a seasonal bouquet that creates a big impact on the ceremony. Brides can wear it with pleated dress to create even a more striking effect on the theme.
We enjoy very much the amazing striped ribbon used for this bouquet. For an extra thematic effect you too can use an iron to add even more natural pleats to the fabric. There is something very vintage-chic about the striped pattern and something retro about these colors. If you are an old-fashion look lover, than this theme will make you very excited about your wedding. Check out the layered cake in the second image and admire the perfect thematic stripes.
The wedding cake is a great item to do in stripes. And your guests don’t have to wait for you to cut the cake to see the stripes. Use them on the outside for a more dramatic impact. This is a sponge cake filled with mousses of white chocolate and passion fruit. The flutes of alternating champagne complete the thematic look of the cake display. Check out the fashionable stripes in the next photos!
The highlight of a wedding reception is the décor. The guests are usually those who are called to classify the wedding and emit judgments and conclusions on how beautiful or successful your wedding is. They are the critics of your wedding because they are the ones who will experience it from beginning to the end. So, if you want to avoid negative comments, try making everything look outstanding.
There are many ways to decorate a wedding and this is why it can be tough choosing the right decorative items, colors and accessories. But to take it slow and safe, think of a theme yet make sure it is you favorite one. Then pick out the colors that go with it and the accents that can reflect its specificity. We though it would be a good idea to offer you a few inspirational pictures and ideas for a white-themed wedding.
This color is the most official, the most traditional and the most used color in a wedding you would say. Yes, but during the last few years it seems that white has been surpassed by other bright shades. The seasonal themes were and still are in big trend, where bold and vibrant colors are the ones called to transform a simple conventional wedding into a cheerful and fun event. In this context, all-white themes are nowadays regarded as something very special.
We are glad to see more color in modern weddings, but we are also nostalgic for white. So we found a few impressive centerpieces made of white flowers to share with those who are interested in this style. White is pure, chic and gallant. Its versatility can help you decorate the most whimsical wedding and still obtain elegant results. You can go for the all-white style or add a dark or light splash of color to make the theme more specific.
For instance, if you are going rustic, add a touch of brown and use a few branches or twigs amid the flowers. This way you will obtain a whimsy effect and an artistic look. The first centerpiece is composed of a fine variety of blooms from the spring and summer seasons. We like the way these flowers were arranged in simple vases of different sizes and shapes.
We should tell you that this is a DIY type of centerpiece and the vases are actually glass jars painted with white spray. Don’t they look like elegant real porcelain vases? The next centerpiece is made of white tulips, placed in a long rattan planter. Other chic and cheap casual centerpieces you can find in the next pictures. We like the spray arrangement made of baby’s breath, Queen Anne’s lace and mini daises in the last image.
Every single moment of the wedding holds a deep meaning and a special interpretation for the couple. This is why they say that everything that happens in a wedding is special and has a timeless value. The newlyweds have to plan everything by the book or in the most accurate way to obtain the best results. One of the moments that are special for both the couple and the wedding attendants is the getaway moment.
Everybody had a great time at the wedding, danced and laughed and ate their cake and now it’s time for the couple to make their final salute to their friends and family and escape to their honeymoon. This is why the getaway has to be unique and memorable. It’s the last moment when the bride and groom are to be seen for a while. The car is usually the vehicle that makes the difference. It can be a unique car or it can feature a unique type of decoration.
The sign “Just Married” also has to be original and personalized. It doesn’t matter whether you’re using flowers, balloons, ribbons or cans. The car has to look outstanding and romantic in the same time. Decorating the getaway car is not something very hard to do, especially for those who know exactly how to use the theme they picked for the party. The car is the last item to adorn and beautify for a wedding and this is why it can be easier. You’ve made all the decorations for the tables and setting and now you know exactly what colors and items to use.
Those who want something romantic and easy to work with can choose flowers. It doesn’t matter if your reception focused on floral centerpieces and ornamentations. Flowers can go with everything, anywhere. They will be included in many wedding spaces and items, starting with the aisle and altar and ending up with the reception venue. Flowers can dress up anything and they can make a car look more festive and formal. You can use corsage-size decorations to suit the car door handles. For the hood you can use floral wreaths.
Make sure the colors match the bride’s color or the party colors. Anything bold, dynamic and bright can suit a black or dark color car. If you want to go even more traditional and cheerful, tie cans to the bumper of the car to create a humorous moment. Make sure this action is legal in your region. Use plastic bottles to avoid the noise and create a more modern twist. Another new way to decorate your car is to write the special words “Just Married” or the couple’s names on the windows. This is even more eye-catchy and personal.