You’re newly engaged and beyond excited; now what? Planning for a wedding can be one of the most stressful, yet most rewarding moments of a couple’s life together, but where to start planning is always the question. As your family and friends join in on this exciting time, the following questions may arise: When is the big day? Where is the wedding going to take place? Are you going to have a short or long engagement? Is the wedding going to be big or small? When are you going to start looking for a dress? You may not have the answers to any of these questions, but here are five tips for newly engaged couples to get a jumpstart on planning for that special day.
Plan an Engagement Party
Setting your wedding date will soon come up in the planning stages, but there...
Barn weddings can be wonderful. They tend to have a quirky rustic feel, along with a laid-back pastoral setting. But barn-based nuptials aren’t necessarily casual or backwoods. If you’re looking for a dash of elegance and high fashion with a pinch of rustic charm, a barn wedding might be just for you! Here are some unique ideas for planning a stylish barn reception.
Get Creative with Decor
The decorating options for a barn wedding are endless. Setting the scene for the reception is about more than stringing Christmas lights around the rafters. There are tons of ways to add cute, stylish touches to the décor, like the personalized family tree sign or other custom wall art on this page, which you could display in your home after the event. DIY projects for...
Let’s face it. Between the hundreds of save-the-date cards, invitations and reply cards, the fuel spent traveling from reception to ceremony to hotel and the materials needed for centerpieces and décor, weddings aren’t exactly the most earth-friendly celebration. On the other hand, it’s your one and only wedding day, so you shouldn’t feel like you have to skimp by wearing a hemp wedding gown, serving vegan rice paper wraps and spending your honeymoon driving around in a rented Prius in an attempt to save the Earth. Here are some easy ways to make your wedding greener without having to sacrifice style and sentiment.
1. Have your invitations printed on recycled paper.
2. Consider soy or plant-based inks.
3. Email the majority...
If you’re planning an autumn affair, you’ll naturally want to decorate with warm colors and seasonal décor, including pumpkins. Looking for some unique ways to incorporate pumpkins in your wedding? Skip the jack-o-lanterns, which can come off as too “Halloween-ish” and look to these fun fall ideas for inspiration.
Choosing between pumpkins and florals for your centerpieces? Have both when you create these pumpkin and gourd vases that are made to hold a beautiful arrangement. You can even paint the pumpkins to better suit your flower hues.
Combine pumpkins and tulle to create a feminine and rustic aisle runner....
We can admit that if taken too far, theme weddings can seem tacky and informal. However, given the right theme, the appropriate décor and some romantic touches, a theme wedding can be a great way to show off your creativity and make your guests feel more included in your special day. Here are some of our favorite wedding themes to look for in gaining inspiration.
Nothing will bring the magic and wonder of childhood like a little pixie dust at this Peter Pan wedding.
This vintage circus wedding is over the top and under the big top!
Even the weddings of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White can’t hold a candle to the luxurious...