4 Necessities for Your Spring Wedding

With the warm weather, beautiful colors and refreshing feeling of the season, spring is the perfect time for a wedding. If you’re thinking about having a spring wedding, you’re going to want to incorporate the spirit of the season in some fun ways.

Spring makes a lovely wedding theme, and it’s easy to carry throughout your decorations, colors, food and more. So how do you throw an awesome spring wedding? Here are four things you’ll need:

1. Pastel color palette

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Nothing says spring like baby blues, light pinks and pale lilacs. For a spring wedding, there is no better color palette than pastels.

If you’re thinking of making nature the focus of your wedding, go for a pale yellow like the sun or light green like the grass. The light colors will be soothing and make your entire wedding feel comfortable and lighthearted. Plus the brightness of the pastels will signify happiness and new beginnings.

Choose pastel-colored dresses for your bridesmaids, and use pastel colors in your centerpieces, decorations and even on your cake.

2. Lots of flowers

Flowers are an important part of every wedding, but especially spring weddings. The spring season offers a ton of beautiful floral options, and since many of them will be in season, they will be easy to get. Using lots of flowers in your wedding will put an emphasis on nature and freshness.

Tulips make beautiful bouquets for you and your bridesmaids. Or if you’re trying to stick to a budget, baby’s breath or daisies can make your centerpieces pop without needing to spend a ton of money.

3. Floral theme

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Besides your bouquets and flower arrangements, flowers should be apparent in your entire wedding. By making it your theme, you’ll have free rein to put flowers in every part of your wedding.

Choose beautiful floral invitations that match your bouquets or centerpieces. The fluidity will be much appreciated by your guests. Go for wedding favors such as a mini flower pot or seeds for planting.

4. Outdoor venue

While summer may be too hot for an outdoor wedding and winter too cold, spring is just right. The sunshine and fresh air make a perfect backdrop to your wedding. Choose a venue that will hold both your ceremony and reception for an easy and convenient experience on the big day.

Wineries and country clubs are beautiful options for your outdoor venue. But be sure to come up with a backup plan, such as a tent or indoor spot, just in case you see some of those April showers!

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How to Throw the Perfect Valentine’s Day Wedding

What do Valentine’s Day and your wedding have in common? Both are a celebration of love! If you want to make your wedding even more about love, a Valentine’s Day wedding may be just right for you.

You can choose to keep it simple by focusing on pink and red flowers or go all out with heart-shaped decorations and more! Either way, your wedding is sure to be an affair to remember.

Ready to start planning your Valentine’s Day wedding? Take a look at some of our favorite ideas to make your wedding as sweet and sugary as the holiday you love:

1. Make love the theme

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While Valentine’s Day will be the inspiration for your wedding, your theme should focus on love. This will ensure your wedding is classy and elegant instead of tacky.

So how do you carry the theme of love throughout your wedding? Consider incorporating love quotes in the decorations for the tables. Share a photo board of you and your fiance’s favorite moments. Read a love poem at your ceremony. Use your imagination to discover ideas that will truly mean something to you and your guests.

2. Go for pinks and reds

There’s no question about what your colors should be. Pink and red is the obvious choice and should be used in everything, including your flowers, bridesmaid dresses, decorations, cake, invitations and more. Consider using white as an accent color to offset the bold pinks and reds.

3. Go overboard with flowers

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Just as flowers are an important part of Valentine’s Day, they should also play a big role in your wedding day. Make sure your bouquet makes a statement with classic red roses. Against your white wedding dress, they’re sure to look amazing!

Use flowers as decorations in both your ceremony and your reception. Cover the aisle with rose petals, and ensure your centerpieces have beautiful flower arrangements. A heart-shaped flower wreath is also sure to be a beautiful addition.

4. Choose a signature cocktail

A signature cocktail is a fun way to add some personality to your wedding. Choose your favorite drink – just make sure it’s pink! Consider asking the bar to add a fun umbrella or other Valentine’s Day themed accessory to each drink to amp up the fun!

5. Play lots of love songs

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There are no shortage of love songs to add to your wedding playlist. Besides your first dance, ask your DJ or band to play even more of your favorite love songs. The slow dancing will contribute to a romantic setting and set the mood for your day of love.

6. Focus on dessert

No Valentine’s Day wedding is complete without an assortment of sweets! Make your cake a showstopper and go for red velvet with a cream cheese frosting. Then, have it decorated with reds, pinks, hearts, flowers or all of the above!

Besides the main event, consider adding other small desserts, such as cookies, chocolates, chocolate-covered strawberries and other sweet treats. Cover your tables with candies like conversation hearts, chocolate kisses or M&M’s.

8. Kick up your red heels

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Forget about your something blue – go for something red instead! A fun addition to your outfit is a pair of red heels! They’ll surely make a killer statement!

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5 Wedding Themes You Should Consider

Your wedding should be a reflection of you. You want to show guests your personality, what you care about and what makes you special. And the easiest way to do it is through your theme.

The right theme can take your wedding from good to amazing! And who doesn’t want to throw an amazing wedding?

But choosing a theme can be a challenge. How can you ensure your theme is consistent and carried off without a hitch? Take a look at these tried-and-true themes and you may find the one that is just right for you!

Beach

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If your dream is to get married with the smell of the sea in the air and sand between your toes, your wedding theme comes together easily. For colors, all-over white is classic and clean, but you could also incorporate some ocean-inspired hues like blue and green.

Serve your guests some beach cocktails like mojitos and be sure to include some seafood on the menu. Use seashells as decorations and send your guests home with a fun flip flop wedding favor.

Rustic

Nature lovers are the perfect candidates for rustic weddings. Rustic themes are all about showcasing nature’s beauty and that starts with choosing the right venue. It should be somewhere you can be close to nature such as a farm, garden or even a country backyard.

Use wood, fresh flowers and burlap to create beautiful decorations that give that true rustic feel. Mason jars make the perfect containers for your wedding favors, and look great placed on all of your tables.

Vintage

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Are you an old soul at heart? Then a vintage wedding goes perfectly with your style. Get that classic vintage look in a lace wedding dress and red lipstick with some old fashioned high heels. Incorporate lace in other areas too, such as your tablecloths and in your centerpieces.

Classic black and white colors never go out of style and make your wedding elegant and timeless. A simple candle or picture frame makes the perfect wedding favors.

Wine

If you and your fiancé are wine aficionados, your wedding is the perfect place to showcase your hobby. Consider using a vineyard as your venue, and be sure your favorite wines are on the menu – and plenty of it!

Use wine barrels as part of your décor, and send your guests home with a stylish bottle stopper or corkscrew.

Seasonal

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There’s no easier way to choose a theme than to look to the season. With each season comes rich color palettes, such as oranges and purples in fall, reds and golds in winter and pastels in spring.

Choose flowers that are in season to ensure your wedding is bright and vibrant – and to save some money too! Tie your theme in with your wedding favors too. Go for jam favors for fall, an ice cream bowl for summer or snowflake coasters for winter.

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6 Steps to Planning the Perfect Engagement Party

He got down on one knee, popped the question and now you have a sparkly diamond on your finger. What now?

It’s time to celebrate! And the best way to do that is with an engagement party.

You may be thinking “Wait, I have to plan an engagement party AND a wedding?” But the answer is no, engagement parties aren’t always necessary. But they are a fun way to get the wedding celebrations started off right!

Planning your engagement party doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated, and chances are you’ll have lots of help from your friends and family. Here are our six steps for planning an engagement party that you and all of your guests will love:

1. Pick a date

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You just got engaged. Give yourself a little time to breathe before jumping right into engagement party planning. Make sure you have enough time to just enjoy being engaged.

Before you decide on a date for your engagement party, you should decide on your wedding date. If the perfect venue is only available on a date six months away, you may choose to forgo the engagement party to focus on wedding planning.

Once you have an idea of when the wedding will take place, you can work backwards to find a time that will work best for you to throw the engagement party.

2. Set a budget

Just like you should figure out your wedding date before the engagement party date, you should also decide on your wedding budget first. You’ll want to ensure you have enough money for both events.

If someone else is throwing the engagement party on your behalf, discuss the budget with them. Knowing your budget will help you make decisions on the venue, food and other details.

3. Find a venue

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When choosing a venue, think about what style event you’d like to have. For a formal event, you may want to go with a country club or even a banquet hall. But a low-key event will be perfect at a casual restaurant or even your backyard.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, and go for something more unique like a beach party or a BBQ. It doesn’t have to match what you’re doing for the wedding either.

4. Invite guests

Your engagement party guest list doesn’t have to be long. You may choose to keep it to just your close friends and family. But if you extend the list, just be sure that whoever you invite to the engagement party will get an invitation to the wedding, too.

Sending out formal invitations is optional for your engagement party. If you want, you can just go with word of mouth. Whatever style of party you’re going with, your choice of invitations should match it.

5. Choose a menu

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What kind of food will you eat? Catering or home cooking? Will you serve dinner or just drinks and appetizers? There are lots of different ways to go with your menu. Your guests won’t necessarily expect a five-course meal, but make sure that if you don’t serve a meal, you make it clear on your invitations.

6. Celebrate!

Once you have all the details settled, it’s time for the fun part – the celebration! Consider wearing a white dress or outfit to stand out as the bride. And be prepared to show off your beautiful diamond ring!

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8 Things That Happen When You Get Engaged

There are a few things you can expect to happen once you get engaged. Family and friends will ask you if you’ve picked a date – even if you’ve only been engaged for a couple hours. Your left hand will get a lot of love, so make sure you’re properly manicured. And you’re probably going to surprise some people, so expect a wide range of reactions.

There are eight things you can expect to do as soon as you get engaged:

1. You might cry.

In fact, you’ll definitely cry. Whether it’s in the moment after he proposes or when you tell your parents, there’s going to be a moment, or many moments, where the tears flow freely. So be ready with some tissues on hand.

2. You’ll want to tell the world.

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But don’t shout it from the rooftops right away. Take time to enjoy the moment and make sure you tell important family members and friends in person before posting anything on social media.

3. You won’t be able to stop staring at your ring.

You probably shouldn’t be driving, operating heavy machinery or anything else that requires your eyesight. Your eyes will be glued to the ring finger of your left hand for weeks.

4. You’ll worry about damaging your ring.

You’ll bump your ring on the table or snag it on the hem of your shirt and you’ll have a flash of panic. It may be a precious stone, but diamonds are a pretty hard substance. Don’t worry too much – your ring can take what you throw at it.

5. You’ll worry you lost your ring.

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Every now and then, you’ll forget you’re wearing your ring. Your hand will feel empty and you’ll have another flash of panic. Stay calm. Your ring is most definitely still there. But make sure you check with a quick glance, just in case.

6. You’ll show your ring to everyone.

Your friends. Your family. Co-workers. The grocery store clerk. The mechanic working on your car. It doesn’t matter who. You’re going to tell them you’re engaged and you’re to show off your ring to them all.

7. You may neglect your fiancé.

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The attention will be all on you and that sparkly thing on your finger, but try not to forget about the man who gave it to you. He may not be as excited about the ring as you, but he should be just as excited about getting married to you.

8. You won’t be able to stop smiling.

You’re going to have a lot of feelings. You’re going to be excited. You’re going to be overwhelmed. But most of all, you’re going to be happy. After all, you’re getting married! So, enjoy yourself! This is your moment.

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To DIY or Not to DIY: When to Call in a Wedding Professional

These days, even modest weddings can cost a pretty penny. Because of this, brides on a budget are turning more and more to DIY. And what better way to put your own personal stamp on your big day?

If you love to craft and have time to do it, DIY is a great idea. And with inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram, it’s easier than ever! But taking on too much yourself can lead to extra stress and worry, and there are some things that are always best left to the professionals.

So how do you decide which parts of your wedding to DIY and which to go professional? We’ve got a few suggestions you.

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Centerpieces: Your centerpieces are the perfect place to show off your personality. Whether you want to go simple or elaborate, elegant or fun, putting together the right centerpieces is worth doing yourself. Get flowers from your florist, or go fake and arrange them in beautiful displays in a container of your choice. You could even choose to create a centerpiece with another element besides flowers. The possibilities are endless!

Stationary: Ordering your invitations, save the date cards and programs from a specialty store or vendor can be pretty expensive. But using a DIY kit or creating a design on your computer and printing it out can look just as nice. Go for a simple design that will fit in a standard envelope. You’ll still have to pay for postage, but why pay extra for a piece of paper that people are going to throw out eventually anyway?

Makeup: If you have even a basic knowledge of makeup, doing your own makeup for your wedding may be a good option if you’re looking for ways to save money. You’ll be able to use all your own products, and you’ll look like yourself, instead of an overly done-up version of yourself. If you’re worried, do a trial run beforehand for practice.

Go Professional

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Cake: If you love to bake, it may be tempting to make your own wedding cake. But making and transporting a wedding cake can be difficult and add unnecessary stress to your big day. Better to let a professional take the job than to let one missed ingredient lead to a giant cake disaster. Plus, you’ll get the added benefit of having your cake skillfully decorated.

Photos: Your photos are an important part of capturing and remembering your big day. Though the photographer will definitely eat up a large chunk of your budget, it will be worth it. A professional photographer will be able to capture every moment, including the ones you and your guests miss. You can even have the photographer put together a high-quality album that you and your new hubby can look at for years to come.

Favors: Getting crafty with your wedding favors can be tempting, but letting a professional do the hard work for you will surely save you time and money. No matter what type of favor you’re looking for, there is an affordable and fun option out there, and all it takes is a few clicks of your mouse to get it. The peace of mind that comes with simply placing in order and knowing it will arrive on time and ready to be passed out to guests is sure to put you at ease.

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Gift Guide: What To Give To Your Groomsmen

Before you say “I do,” you need to say “thank you” to the men who helped you and your groom on the big day. Giving your groomsmen a gift shows you care about them and appreciate having them play such a special role at your wedding.

But deciding on the right gift can be difficult. What kind of gift will they like? You want it to be something they actually want and will use, but also something special and thoughtful.

If you’re struggling to come up with ideas, we’ve got you covered. Here are five of our favorite gift ideas for groomsmen:

1. Cuff Links

Let’s face it. Sometimes the men needed a little bit of helping getting cleaned up. Help your groomsmen look their best for the wedding with a pair of cufflinks. Cufflinks give a tuxedo or suit a more formal look and make any groomsmen look sleek. Plus, the next time they have a special occasion to attend they’ll be ready to wear them again. Want to take it a step further? Go for cufflinks with a monogram for that extra personalized touch.

2. Watch

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Spending a lot of money on your groomsmen isn’t required, but if you’re looking to wow them, a watch may be a good option. Instead of giving all the groomsmen the same one, consider putting some thought into it and choosing different styles for each individual groomsmen. They’ll appreciate the personalization and love the extra time you put into picking out the gift.

3. Money Clip

If you want to give your groomsmen something practical, a money clip makes a great option. While a wallet may be something they’d want to pick out on their own, your groomsmen are sure to appreciate a money clip. Money clips are a simple and sleek wallet alternative that looks stylish. You could even get them personalized to make it even more special.

4. Flask

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The groomsmen are there to give your groom a proper send off before he ties the knot. Why not help them toast him the right way with a flask? A leather flask is the perfect manly, bachelor-style gift to give. A flask is a classic gift that your groomsmen are sure to appreciate and will definitely want to use – perhaps even on the big day!

5. Engraved Beer Mug

For groomsmen that enjoy drinking, a special beer mug is a great gift. Go for one that’s engraved with their initials to make it personalized, or with your wedding date to turn it into a memorable keepsake. You could even choose “best man” or “groomsman” mugs. No matter what you choose, whenever your groomsmen use them, they’ll be sure to think of you and how much they enjoyed being a part of your big day.

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