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Now, I am in no ways a cowgirl or even an outdoorsy girl. But I am quickly falling in love with the rustic barn weddings. What a great way to have an elegant wedding day with all the relaxation a barn setting brings. Plus, you would get to wear boots with your dress, which despite my lack of rustic-ness, I find adorable.
Check out these adorable Ballerina Flats from The Dessy Group. I love that they can be dyed to your wedding colors, and they come in flower girl sizes.
With today’s ever-so-popular Eco-Friendly trend, many brides are also becoming more aware and doing their part not to be wasteful in their wedding planning. Weddings, while they are probably one of the most beautiful events you can attend, can also very easily be the most wasteful. Have you stopped to think what will happen to those floral centerpieces or the abundance of left over favors, after you are whisked away to enjoy your wedding night? With today’s eco-friendly awareness, it is easy to be mindful and environmentally conscious while planning your day. What better gift could you give your guests then a charitable donation in their honor? Have you considered an dress made from organic materials, or registering for items made from organic, recycled products? Check out the possibilities below, many wedding companies specialize in eco-friendly products.
We asked…and you answered with the best advice you were given while planning you wedding. Here is some advice we have gathered from our Facebook fans.
Just to remember that YOUR day is about YOU and your fiance and nobody else! Things WILL go wrong. Just remember what this day is all about and all the other things will not matter. - Dana
No matter what goes wrong (decorations, cake, flowers, etc.), you’ll still be married by the end of the day. – Elizabeth
Always remember why you are getting married, it will help the stressfull moments not seem so stressfull anymore. – Amy
Do a trial run with the sound system at your venue. Ours wouldn’t play music and the microphone at the same time so it was “either or” and it was so quiet, we could barely hear to dance our “couples” dance together! We still had fun though! – Andrea
Fall is here and along with bonfires, pumpkins, and hayrides comes Halloween. Lately I have been hearing of Halloween themed weddings. Last year I heard of a wedding where the entire wedding party would be dressed up as ghosts and goblins. The bride would be wearing black and the decor would consist of spider webs, skeletons, and blood. I googled Halloween Weddings and my search came back with many such pictures. One picture had the bride with fake blood dripping down her dress.
What are your thoughts on this? Is this a new trend that is up and coming? Personally, I am a dainty girly girl myself so skulls and spider webs aren’t really my style. What do you think? Trendy or Tacky?
One of the most frustrating thing that you will encounter in your wedding planning is your seating charts. Your Aunt Betty doesn’t speak to your Cousin Joe, and your Maid of Honor just broke up with the Best Man. Seating arrangements and charts can be a literal nightmare for any bride to be. Thankfully there are guidelines and options available to help ease at least some of that stress.
If you are having a smaller affair with 100 or less people, a seating plan is not necessary but is definitely an option if you desire…hey, it is your wedding, go for it. For the larger wedding a seating plan does reduce some of the stress for your guests. Imagine walking into a crowded room, not knowing anyone and the awkwardness of walking up to a table of complete strangers and asking for a seat.
It is generally appreciated to sit people among their acquaintances, everyone is most comfortable with others they know. Who wants to be seated at a table where no one knows anyone? Yes, you will always have guests who don’t know anyone; try to seat them with people their own age, social group, and of like interests. When arranging your seating charts, be sensitive to those who don’t get along and will be tense. The last thing you want in your wedding photos is that fight that your father’s cousins got into.
To help your guests locate their seats, it is generally a good idea to use a place-cards arranged on a table alphabetically with table numbers printed on them. For assigned seating at the individual tables, include a seating chart at your reception venue entrance and place-cards at the assigned seats so that guests can quickly find their places without confusion.
Your wedding stationary and envelope is the first thing your guest will see about your big day. In essence your invitation is setting the mood for your upcoming event. Do you want a traditional wedding? Will your guests be awed by intricate details and scroll work on your invites? Are you a bold and modern bride who wants her wedding to be different and unique? You stationary and design says a lot about your wedding style. Try weaving your wedding style consisitantly throughout your day, your decor, and most of all by coordinating invitations, programs, and dinner menus. (available exclusiving at Sarah Coats Designs)