30 SUMMER WEDDING IDEAS (PART 2)

 

  1. Ice cream

Use a vintage ice cream bicycle cart in order to make ice creams not only delicious but also decorative at your summer wedding.

  1. Tea time

Whichever side of the jam and cream debate you sit, there’s nothing to deny that indulgent clotted cream, freshly made scones, and sweet strawberry conserve epitomizes the taste of summer.

  1. Live music

Choose a live band instead of a DJ for the evening entertainment to create a festival vibe. To create a laid-back ambiance for the wedding ceremony, you can also switch a string quartet with an acoustic guitarist.

  1. Festoon lighting

Hang up festoon lighting to create an illuminated trail between different parts of your wedding venue.

  1. Barbecues

Hailed as a crowd-pleasing option which offers full of flavor, serve a hog roast or barbecue instead of the traditional wedding meal. Complete the culinary line-up with chutneys, salads, and cheeses, and you’re guaranteed very happy guests with full stomachs.

  1. Summer saviors

Prepare a basket of sunglasses, sun cream, and flip flops and put them in the washrooms for your guests to grab. You don’t want to have the risk of lobster skin in your group photos and your guests will love you for it!

  1. Picture perfect

Your guests’ snaps will be very beautiful if you frame them with a photobooth backdrop. Whether it is a vintage frame decorated in cascades of flowers or a suspended picture frame, the choice is yours!

  1. English garden

When it comes to favorite wedding themes, summer is perfect for an English garden style wedding. Choose a venue with its own pretty gardens and you’ll have built-in decoration to match!

  1. Marquee magic

Inspired by the impressive glass variety of Pippa Middleton, hire in acrylic seating to channel the same style with transparent sided marquees.

  1. Outdoor ceremonies

Make the most of the good weather of summer and say your vows in a romantically decorated lakeside gazebo, or in a woodland glade, beneath a floral arch,…

10 Tasteful Wedding Ideas for Sports Fanatics (part 2)

 

  1. The Accessories

Consider the colorful team socks as well as the monogrammed cufflinks for the guys. When it comes to the bride, the fact is that not many people will actually see your garter, therefore, if you want to have something that’s in your or your husband’s favorite team’s colors, just go for it, urges Kelli Corn, wedding planner of Kelli Corn Weddings & Events.

  1. The Photo Booth

Take one photo for the team, and turn your wedding photo booth into a game. You also can try stocking your photo booth with fun sports-themed props or having your guests create their own sports magazine cover.

  1. The Wedding Monogram

If you two both love the same team, why not try using its logo for your wedding monogram? “While it’s true that team logos are predominantly made up of thick block letters and wedding monograms are typically swirly and romantic, a combination of both design elements can successfully be achieved by a talented graphic designer,” says Aviva Samuels, wedding planner of Kiss The Planner. “It can be utilized as a light projection on the dance floor or walls, on stationery items such as menus and seating cards, as well as beverage napkins and signage.”

  1. The Favors, Escort Cards, and Table Numbers

Mini footballs, basketballs,… branded with your team’s name is a really fun idea for favors. In addition, escort cards can be designed to look like the tickets to a big game. Be creative with your tables by using the jersey numbers or names of your favorite players to label them.

  1. The Signature Drinks

In the south where college football is very popular, wedding planner Tracie Domino of Tracie Domino Events tells us that there is rarely a wedding going by without a mater incorporated into it. One idea is naming your signature drinks after your favorite teams or serving them in your favorite team’s colors.

30 SUMMER WEDDING IDEAS (PART 1)

 

Are you planning for a summer wedding? If yes, the great thing is that you can almost bank on the weather and make a lot of the outdoor venues. So, these are some excellent summer wedding ideas to make yours a sizzling show-stopper.

  1. Flower Crowns

Designs featuring pastel petals, whimsical gypsophila, and eucalyptus will add romance to your summer wedding.

  1. Gin bars

One of the trendiest tipples of this year is gathering various types of gin to serve in several cocktails. The quirkier, the better! Gin goes extremely well with fruit.

  1. Color coordinated

Try asking your guests to wear something coordinated. For example, you’d like all your guests to include a splash of green, for the ladies to wear a sweet floral accessory, for the gentlemen to go jacketless.

  1. Garden games

There are some quirky garden game ideas for you to choose to warm up your summer wedding, from space hoppers and sack races to croquet and giant Jenga.

  1. Hay bale heyday

Creating a simple seating area for your guests, perfect for a rustic wedding venue which has the grounds or gardens – some hay bales with blankets are sure to greatly attract guests.

  1. Couple’s cocktails

It’s time to make couple’s cocktails become the star of the show. Add some edible flower petal ice cubes, colorfully striped straws, and fresh fruit garnishes to turn these drinks into a centerpiece.

  1. Ceiling style

Try the country fair’s style by stringing up paper honeycombs, pompoms, and handmade bunting to give your décor height.

  1. Pick and mix

This feasting style isn’t only for sweets! Avoiding a heavy sit-down meal, instead of traditional caterers, hire food and drink stalls so that your guests can walk around while munching.

  1. Beer by the bucket

Pair beer with a vintage ice bathtub so that your guests will have a self-service bar to enjoy! Make sure that your photographer can quickly snap some photos before they disappear!

 

10 Tasteful Wedding Ideas for Sports Fanatics

 

Teamwork makes the dream work! Score points with the hubs and knocks your plans for the wedding out of the park by including a little team spirit in your big day in the nicest way. There are ten sports-inspired wedding ideas which are guaranteed to give you and your guests something to cheer about.

  1. The Food

Instead of the stuffy rehearsal dinner, set up your pre-wedding party after a high-end tailgate, complete with sports team friendly décor, your favorite food trucks, and booze. In addition, you can incorporate your game-time snacks by serving them with stadium style so that your guests can enjoy as a late night treat.

  1. The Program

The wedding of Morgan Haile of Morgan Taylor Lacquer with former pro-baseball player Tony Gonzalez was in the whole sports theme. Instead of traditional wedding styles, their wedding was designed like a game with pictures of the duo and party members in them. So cute!

  1. The Cake

The cake is a given, but if a full sports-themed cake won’t make the cut, Jessica Janik of The Invisible Bridesmaid has another understated idea: have your wedding cake’s inside dyed to match your team so that when being cut, it bleeds the team’s colors.

  1. The Color Scheme

Rather than plaster the reception with team gear, couples can incorporate the layers of subtly which show off their team loyalty. For example, Packers fans can choose a lot of greenery such as eucalyptus or tropical palm branches. If your team’s colors aren’t wedding-friendly, try using the colors like white, which always looks elegant.

  1. The Guestbook

If you’re a fan of a baseball team, for example, let your guests sign baseballs instead of a traditional guestbook. And if you’re a hockey fan, have them sign a hockey stick. Lynn Jawitz, the owner of Florisan Wedding and Event Design in NYC, had his guests sign his baseball jersey with sharpies.

 

25 spring wedding ideas (part 2)

  1. A bloom under different shaped wine glasses or coupes with a candle on top serves as a double duty centerpiece.
  2. Baby’s breath, which is an inexpensive flower, is perfect for a spring wedding centerpiece.
  3. And also daisies! If you’re bored of mason jars, soup cans are another fun choice to do so.
  4. Wildflower bouquets are really made to be used at spring weddings.
  5. Use sliced or whole fruit to decorate your flower vases to create an extra pop of spring color.
  6. Choose to wear romantic and playful wedding dresses made with tulle, lace, or even feathers.
  7. Incorporate your accessories with flowers. Look for vintage floral purses on some sites such as Etsy to recreate this look for your wedding.
  8. Pink or white cotton candy serves as whimsical decor and also a sweet treat or wedding favor.
  9. You can make an impact on your spring wedding with just a few flowers. Single tulips give so fresh looking when being placed in two or three tall glass vases.
  10. Cherry blossoms make a great impact without costing an arm and a leg.
  11. Try making a DIY centerpiece at home by using a colander. It is fun and perfect for an outdoor spring wedding!
  12. If you’re celebrating your wedding outside, make sure to offer your guests bug repellant. This is also a cute way to display unsightly bottles.
  13. Floral or pastel bridesmaid dresses are also on this list right now!
  14. Petals on a grass aisle make your spring wedding look quite amazing.
  15. Adding flowers to any places which are unexpected is a fun touch.
  16. Consider pink for a spring wedding decor and food.
  17. Let the floral theme extend beyond your wedding invitations, centerpieces, and onto your wedding table numbers, too.

Are you planning and celebrating a spring wedding? Tell us about your ideas and plans!

25 spring wedding ideas (part 1)

 

Spring is the starting season of a year and it’s also the most romantic and beautiful season with warm weather settling in after a cold winter and trees and flowers in bloom. This is the reason why many people think that spring is the perfect season to get married in.

When thinking of a spring wedding, I consider tons of flowers – flowers on your dress, in your hair, on your tables, in the aisle, and definitely on your wedding cake. Especially if you’re dreaming of a garden wedding party, spring is the most suitable time to do it! Let your girly side run free, go for feminine and bold colors and let nature play an important part of your day. Flowers, leaves, birds, butterflies, …they are all fun elements that can inspire your spring wedding theme.

Now on to the 25 favorite spring wedding ideas!

  1. If roses and teacups don’t scream spring garden wedding party, I don’t know what does! Search various online thrift stores such as Bride Bethany to start your teacup collection.
  2. It is seasonal, convenient for guests, and amazing to serve lemon meringue pie in a mason jar.
  3. Use bright flowers to add a major burst of color for your wedding party.
  4. Greet guests arriving at your wedding ceremony with a fresh spring drink like lavender lemonade and a flower accessory.
  5. Let the spring play a part on your wedding invitations.
  6. Spring is the perfect season to celebrate your wedding outside because it’s warm enough and not blazing hot yet. Line up and cover hay bales with shabby chic blankets or fun quilts for clever and inexpensive outdoor seating.
  7. Eggs are so fun and versatile that they should be incorporated into spring weddings.
  8. Look up for a lighter color and fabric for your fiance’s suit. Pinks, greens and blues are perfect colors for a spring wedding!

 

40 Christmas Wedding Ideas to Transform Your Big Day (part 2)

  1. It’s not really Christmas without the Queen’s speech, so encourage the best man to dress up like the Queen when delivering his speech.
  2. Choose a Christmas dinner for your wedding meal, with all the trimmings.
  3. Follow your wedding meal with a Christmas pudding for dessert!
  4. Consider about using the gingerbread houses in your décor.
  5. It is a great idea to use traditional gingerbread or stolen.
  6. Decorate the tree at the venue with chocolate and encourage your guests to serve themselves.
  7. Suggest a Christmas party on your wedding day with lots of glitter and Christmas jumpers.
  8. Choose a wedding cake with a Christmas theme, such as cupcakes decorated to look like Santa hats or snowflake icing decorations.
  9. Serve your guests festive coffees after dinner by using gingerbread syrup to transform classic coffee into a Christmassy treat.
  10. Baileys or alcoholic eggnog is a perfect post-dinner drink to create a Christmas feel.
  11. Customize your wedding bouquet with festive berries, holly, pine cones and as many gold or silver details as possible.
  12. Make your groom’s buttonhole suitably Christmassy too!
  13. Make your evening buffet have a Christmas feel with pigs in blankets, traditional pineapple hedgehog, and turkey sandwiches!
  14. Prepare a chill-out room for guests to dodge the partying, and organize classic Christmas films to be shown.
  15. If Christmas pudding is not your favorite, arrange for your guests to have Yule log after dinner.
  16. Choose a winter wedding dress with long sleeves and/or lots of glitters. The other way is to use Kate Middleton’s wedding style with a fluffy bolero.
  17. Hang mistletoe around the room.
  18. If you have a wedding post box, dress it up as a mailbox for Santa.
  19. Decorate your ceremony with blue lighting and wintry white trees for a winter feel.

40. Arrange for your band or DJ a wedding playlist full of Christmas classics.

40 Christmas Wedding Ideas to Transform Your Big Day (part 1)

If you’re planning a wedding in winter, consider a Christmas themed day! There are a lot of Christmas wedding ideas that help you transform your day into a festive wonderland. We’ve picked out 40 fun ideas to add a Christmas twist to your wedding day.

  1. Choose a magical winter wedding place to set the scene.
  2. Design your wedding invitations like Christmas cards and send out to make your guests feel festive.
  3. Hire a sleigh pulled by reindeers to arrive in!
  4. Decorate your wedding place with pinecones, holly, and baubles, or lots of tinsel and glitter.
  5. Dress up your flower girls and page boys as Santa’s elves!
  6. Sing Christmas songs during your day.
  7. Add Christmas themed things such as Santa hats, candy canes to your photo booth.
  8. Give Christmas themed socks to the groomsmen for a fun photo.
  9. Instead of canapés and bubbly, serve your guests with festive drinks and mini mince pies.
  10. Decorate the chairs at the reception or the pews at the ceremony with snowflakes or mini wreaths.
  11. Add snowflake decorations wherever you can.
  12. If there is a fireplace at your venue, hang stockings in your wedding colors across it.
  13. If there’s a Christmas tree, you could put mini presents under the tree!
  14. Ask to decorate the Christmas tree at your venue with colors to match your wedding color scheme.
  15. Get your wedding table names associated with Christmas.
  16. Ask to dress up the master of ceremonies as Father Christmas.
  17. Candles surrounded by holly will look amazing, or fishbowls filled with glitter can look like snow globes.
  18. Lighting cinnamon scented candles to get the festive feeling.
  19. Don’t forget to place tubs of chocolates around the room for your guests to dip into.
  20. Hang stockings across the top table.

Four popular wedding themes

Choosing wedding themes seems to be one of the hardest planning pieces that every couple has faced with. Do you like the romantic style, or just want to keep things natural and modern? Once you choose the theme of your wedding, you can move forward with the rest of your whole plans. The followings are the best wedding themes for any style, no matter how unique. Just choose and set the tone for your big day.
1. Formal/Traditional
A traditional wedding theme doesn’t mean boring but means creating a wedding that stands the test of time. If you want to be able to look back on your wedding years from now and still love your wedding dress, hairstyle, flowers, and decoration as much as the day you got married, just choose a traditional theme for your wedding.
2. Romantic
Pastel colors, delicate lighting, soft music, and plenty of flowers typically make up a romantic wedding. With the love of elegant style and meaningful details, the couple wants to plan each part of their day to bring their beautiful vision to life.

3. Vintage
If you want a vintage style for your wedding, draw inspiration from decades past. To exemplify a vintage wedding theme, you can rely on antique-looking decors, like weathered doors and worn-in wood seats. Then, finish the vintage theme with a classic getaway car, like an old Porsche or Volkswagen.
4. Eco-Friendly/Natural
Protecting the environment even at your wedding doesn’t mean you have to skimp out on the little things. You can use biodegradable confetti as an alternative to rice for your grand exit, or plants instead of flowers as table decor. In addition, nowadays, invitations can now be printed on recycled paper. If the weather is suitable, choose an outdoor wedding place to cut back on energy from lighting.
If these themes are not suitable for you, there’s nothing can stop you to create your own themes for your important day. It’s your wedding, so everything is up to you.

Wedding Attire

There is some attire that is advised while attending a wedding ceremony. There are also those attires that are discouraged. Although couples have become more progressive than they were before, there are still some rules on weddings. There are things that you still have to keep in mind while dressing to maintain the respect of the ceremony although the freedom has been increased from how it was several years back.

Things you should wear to a wedding.

Skirt length.

Make sure the dress or skirt you ware on that day is long enough. Many weddings take place in the church and it is advisable that you wear a dress similar to that that you wear while going to church. A wedding is not the place to show off with your hot mini dresses. You should not try to create other people’s attention while the bride and the bridegroom are the ones supposed to be given all the attention in their wedding. It is advisable that you leave you short skirt and wear a long and a decent one.

Color of your attire.

While choosing what to wear to a wedding, choose solid colors. Since it is not your wedding day, most solid colors and patterns are always fine since there must be cameras taking pictures in the ceremony. It is good to stay safe while we know that we may appear in some pictures. You should consider your look before deciding what to wear to a wedding.

Wedding venue.

If you are aware of the venue of the wedding, you can be able to identify what is more appropriate to wear on that day. If the wedding is to be held in the church, you should dress differently from when the wedding is being held outside sitting in the sun. If the wedding is being held in the middle of the summer, this should also guide you on what to wear. Also, make sure that the way you are dressed is not close to the color the bride and the bridegroom have put on. Be unique in your own way.

Comfortable shoe.

While choosing a shoe to wear to a wedding, choose one that is comfortable. Make sure the shoe you want to wear that day is one that you can walk and stay wearing them for hours. I see no need for you to wear a shoe that when it is time to dance you leave them under a table to go and dance. Choose a shoe that you will dance comfortably without stressing yourself. If it is not possible for you to attend a wedding without wearing heeled shoes, then it is advisable that you carry a pair of flats to change while moving for the reception.

Always avoid wearing white.

White clothes in a wedding should always be avoided in respect of the wedding dress. Many may think that white is the best color while attending a wedding but it is the opposite. No one should confuse you with the bride in the wedding. You should not also wear those clothes that are related to white such as cream beige and any dress that may resemble the wedding dress. You should always keep it simple. If there is white, you are expected to look for an alternative.

The attire you ware during a wedding ceremony may bring some problems from some individuals who may be strict in the rules of dressing while attending a wedding. You should make sure what you are preparing to wear during a wedding is in respect to those rules in order to avoid quarrels. Also, make sure you are decent and presentable as a sign of respect to those getting married. You should wear what you would feel comfortable if your friend wore in your wedding. If you would not want someone to wear some kind of clothes on your wedding day, then also avoid wearing such attire on a wedding day. With these few tips, you are able to choose what to wear on a wedding day and walk confidently on that day being sure that you are on the right.