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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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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4 Wedding Favors That Double as Decor

It’s no secret that weddings are expensive. You want your wedding to be a beautiful affair, but you don’t want to take out a loan to do it.

By having a couple of elements of your wedding reception play dual roles, you’ll be able to save a few pennies but still manage to pull off the wedding of your dreams. But that doesn’t mean your wedding has to be a complicated mess, with both people and things constantly changing places and duties.

Instead, try something simple like turning your wedding favors into centerpieces, place card holders or decorations. Here are four types of wedding favors that play double duty perfectly:

1. Candles

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If you’re going for a romantic theme, a candlelit reception provides the perfect ambiance. Cover your tables in candles to give that all over glow. Choose different sizes and shapes – from small votives to tall pillars – to create an interesting design.

Continue your candle theme by placing a candle wedding favor on each guest’s plate. These dove candles make a beautiful addition to your tables. Or choose these cupcake candles to brighten up the room and get your guests in the mood for dessert!

2. Placecard holders

There are so many little details to keep track of when planning your wedding. Your placecards are items that are easy to forget. But you don’t need to put a ton of effort or money into making them look interesting and unique.

Instead of purchasing placecard holders and wedding favors separately, find a product that can do both! This snowflake ornament is perfect for a winter wedding and has a spot for your placecards. Then, at the end of the night, guests can take them home and use them during the holiday season.

Looking for something quirky and romantic? Instead of waiting for one of your guests to clink a glass so hard they break it, let them ring one of these dainty kissing bells.

3. Candy

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Everyone loves a sweet treat! Adorn your tables with personalized candies and they’re sure to be a hit with your guests. You can customize them with your name and your wedding date, giving your tables and your day a special touch.

Toss these Hershey’s Kisses all over your tables or place them in a cute candy dish. You can even coordinate your candy dish with your centerpieces or your wedding theme. At the end of the night, hand out little baggies full of the candies for wedding favors.

4. Fresh flowers

When choosing centerpieces, many brides resign themselves to being stuck with 10-15 vases of fresh flowers after their wedding is over. But that doesn’t have to be the case!

Instead of one large vase full of flowers, break it down into small mini centerpieces. Place small bunches of fresh flowers into mini vases like these and group them together in the middle of your tables. Or, use cake stands to make your display even more interesting.

Then at the end of the night, guests can each take home one of the mini vases, and you won’t be left with a ton of centerpieces and nothing to do with them.

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