Here’s a couple ideas on how to personalize your signature wedding.
A Ravishing Reception
Tie escort cards to tree branches. This is the ultimate in impressing your wedding guests. If there’s lots of time and help before your wedding think about how this would look at your venue. Simply beautiful!
Photo Credit: M. Bénédicte Verley / Created by: Tantawan Bloom
A Spirited Cocktail Hour
Let the season guide your choice of drinks: We suggest spiked pink lemonade for spring, mint or lime punch for summer, caramel-apple fizzes for fall, and martinis — extra olives, please — in the winter. Whatever you come up with, you should always consider a signature drink for your wedding. It cuts down on the bar bill and is always a crowd pleaser.
Dress doors and entrances with flower garlands and fabric swags. This makes a very impressive entryway for a romantic themed wedding. You can even match your wedding colors to the entrance with beautiful garlands of flowers or greenery.
Creative "I Dos"
For a romantic atmosphere, project slow-moving images — think flowing water or clouds — onto a sleek fabric chuppah, wedding arch, or aisle runner. I happen to know a local vendor who can make this come alive. Contact me to get more information.
For a picture-perfect memory, place your guest book on a table beside a rented photo booth. Guests can paste their snapshot in your book along with their good wishes for your future. Also, photo booths can provide great entertainment for your guests.
Photo Credit: Soko Sandoval Photographer on Mishka Designs via Lover.ly (below)
For a save-the-date card with a difference, send a playful photo-booth strip of yourself and your groom, holding up a hand-lettered, decorated cardboard sign that announces the big news. You might take your picture at the memorable place where you met or some place that is extra special to you.
Party Favors to Remember
A perennial favor choice, the chocolate truffle, looks fabulous in individual boxes gift-wrapped in your wedding colors and finished off with a mini bow. This is a great way to get chocolate to your guests, especially the women.
Cakes & Desserts
Having a small cake at each table is a popular idea, but always request a larger version for the ceremonial cutting. This is the upcoming trend, but having a dessert table is still common. Remember, you are the boss!
Calling All Dog Lovers
"The puppy has to have flowers!" stated by a man named George. If you can talk “man’s best friend” into sporting a fluffy floral collars, go for it. This make awesome wedding day pictures and warms the hearts of all the canine lovers attending the wedding.
Photo Credit: Joe Mikos Photographers (below)
Hitching a Ride
Guest transportation can be unexpectedly fun. Think: an old yellow school bus or a London-style double-decker. This is the wedding couple’s day! But keep in mind that you are spending this wonderful time with family and your best friends. Why not have some fun during the excursion.
Photo Credit: J. Wiley (below)
There’s lots of ways to make your wedding day your own. I’d love to talk with you about what plans you have for your signature wedding. Contact me soon!
Ideas by Bridal Guide/Written by Jodell Larkin
One of your first priorities is your wedding gown - finding YOUR dress!
What is your style gown?
First consider what silhouette style best fits your body type. Here are the five main styles that are popular today.
Empire Gown - The Empire silhouette is well suited to either accentuate the bosom or attenuate the waistline. Often short sleeved or sleeveless, this high waist style, cropped just below the bust from where the skirt flares, can be worn for any occasion. It's a great choice for pear-shaped brides because it disguises the hips.
A-Line Gown - Regardless of body type, the elongated and elegant A-line gown is considered one-size-flatters-all. Its slim silhouette also can help deemphasize a larger figure and is suitable for both formal and informal settings. This style hugs the torso and has a flared skirt.
Ball Gown - While a voluminous ball gown can help better proportion a fuller figure, petite brides should take care not to become lost in the grandeur of this "Cinderella" style gown with its big pouf skirt. A full length and ample silhouette are also more suited to more formal celebrations. Busty brides will love this shape because it creates balanced proportions.
Sheath or Column Gown - Considered by many to be the most sensuous style, the sleek sheath drapes seductively over the fittest brides. Akin to eveningwear, this gown is at its best after sundown. This slim, form-fitting silhouette hugs the body from head-to-toe.
Mermaid or Trumpet Gown - Best suited for the curvaceous bride, the mermaid cut flares low ala its namesake. Whatever the setting, be aware that snugness through the hips and thighs make kneeling and sitting a challenge. This gown is a bit more fitted and flares out at the knee or lower.
Finding the Right White
If you have a dark skin tone, go for stark white, or almost any shade.
If you have fair or pink-toned skin, go for an ivory wedding gown.
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Diagrams taken from weddingsolutions.com and some information taken form "The Knot" Magazine.