The tradition of bridesmaids dressing the same as each other and in similar style to the bride comes from ancient days when it was believed that evil spirits have a more difficult time distinguishing which one is the bride and putting a hex on her.
Think not because you are now wed that all your courtship’s at an end. ~Antonio Hurtado de Mendoza
Let’s play a word association game: When I say “centerpiece”, what do you think of? Flowers? Usually. Candles? Almost always. How about these words? Whimsical party favor boxes. Tall tapered candles in wine bottles. Cylinder vases filled with everything from mono chromatic puzzle pieces to over-sized lollipops. Paper lanterns. Hanging picture collages. Fresh fruit arrangements. The possibilities are endless.
How about this idea? What if there were cupcakes arranged on pretty cake pedestals on each table instead of doing a large cake? No one would need to cut or serve the cake (save a $20-50 charge from your caterer), you wouldn’t have to buy floral centerpieces (save $1300+), and your guests could help themselves (save time). You could still have a cake to cut for your photo, though it wouldn’t need to be as elaborate as a 4-6 tier cake. After a few of the weddings I’ve done, I’ve had to do something with the leftover cake. That is, if no one wanted to take 30+ servings of cake home. Not that you’re doing it as a favor to me, but you’re really doing a favor to your budget.
Here are some fun centerpiece ideas to inspire you. Some have flowers, most don’t, and there are even a few that you won’t have to take home because others might want to. Also, I encourage you to look at these and think about other possibilities for the vessels. Imagine them in your color scheme or theme.
Instead of tackling a theme, I thought I’d go over a couple ideas for a color wedding.
Red happens to be one of my favorite colors. It’s vibrant, passionate, and there are so many shades from which to choose. Cranberry, crimson, maraschino, candy apple; there’s one that’s bound to appeal to you. Whichever you decide, here are a few photos of ways to be creative with red.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. ~Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally
My heart to you is given: Oh, do give yours to me; We’ll lock them up together, And throw away the key. ~Frederick Saunders
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While “rustic” can be translated into many different categories, today I want to cover a specific kind of rustic: Vintage Americana, or Country Chic. Between antique shops, thrift stores, yard and estate sales, and borrowing from friends or relatives, you can find some wonderfully charming items to use as decorations at your wedding and reception. […]