Wedding project ideas and style how-tos for brides, bridal jewelry designers and wedding planners.
Timing is Everything
Know Your Venue
|With vintage style emerging as a key bridal direction, don't be afraid to shop consignment, thrift and antique shops for your wedding gown. Your reinvented dress is not only an eco-friendly alternative to buying new, it can save you hundreds of dollars on a dress you're most likely only going to wear once. That said, more and more brides are choosing wedding attire they will wear again, opting for calf and tea lengths in year-round shades of off-white, oyster, mimosa yellow, black and white, gold or silver they can keep in their closets for formal occasions and special nights out.|
Setting the Bar
Building the Menu
|Use local greenery, including shrubs and branches, whenever possible. Place large branches in pots filled with sand or plaster (depending on the weight of the branch and size of the pot) to add volume to the room. Incorporate smaller versions for the tablescape. Hang crystals or faceted acrylic beads from the branches that can also serve as favors for your guests.|
DIY table décor and wedding favors
Smoke and Mirrors
Crystal Votives and Charming Napkin Rings
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*Tips taken in part from Cosmopolitan Bride magazine.
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