Signature Wedding Menu Ideas

Planning a wedding menu can be one of the most stressful elements of planning your wedding, as everyone wants to give their guests a meal that they’ll enjoy and remember. If you’re struggling to plan your wedding menu, consider choosing a menu based on the season when you’ll be tying the knot. By choosing a seasonal wedding menu, you’ll be able to create a meal that matches the vibe of your wedding.

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Wedding Invitation Designs: What's Trending? @BasicInvite shared their insider scoop!

Wedding Invitation Designs: What’s Trending?

Trends are always changing and with that comes a fresh set of invitation designs. This year we are seeing unique styles and even new ways of presenting an invitations. We worked with out friends at Basic Invite to choose just 4 of our favorite trends that we want to share with all of you. 

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Gold, Cream, and Pumpkins | The Newport Bride

Gold, Cream, and Pumpkins

We’re all about fall. Sweater weather, PSL in hand, and of course, pumpkins everywhere. While the bright foliage of fall is gorgeous to look at, it might not be your choice when it comes to wedding colors. But neutrals go with everything so turn that bright pumpkin down a few shades and you’re good to go! We love when couples take their seasonal favorites and change the color, especially when they make them gold! In honor of fall, here’s a few of our favorite ways to use gold and cream in your pumpkin wedding decor.

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3 Alternative Fall Wedding Color Schemes | The Newport Bride

Keeping Your Fall Wedding Fresh

We love the bright bold colors of fall. With practically every tree bursting with color, even the foliage is basically already wedding decor. As much as we love red, orange, yellow, and purple, they’re not everyone’s favorite colors. Plus, it’s something we’ve all seen before. Thankfully, fall has more to offer than just bold warm colors. Try these three alternative fall color schemes for a softer approach to cooler weather.

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All the Glitz for a NYE Wedding

Christmas is just a few days away! New years plans are in the making and that means LOTS OF SEQUINS!

If you as me, the best part of New Years Eve is all the glitz and glam, sequins everywhere. Whether you’re looking for a NYE inspired wedding or just some fun ideas, you can’t go wrong with some gold sequins. If these ideas are just the beginning, check our Pinterest board for more NYE inspiration!

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A Vineyard Vines Wedding

It’s no secret that we love everything pink and preppy, and the Vineyard Vines whale is no exception. What’s not to love about a brand that’s all about fun in the sun? As it gets colder here we’re dreaming of warm weather weddings, with sun and waves and of course, our favorite summer wardrobe staples. You know, like Vineyard Vines.

If you’re dreaming on a Vineyard Vines  themed wedding, check out their wedding site and maybe even create a customize tie and cummerbund set for your big day. Complete with a personalized embroidery/text section on the backside of the tie, these set are the perfect groom and groomsmen gifts. A one of a kind piece they will actually wear again.

If we were planning a Vineyard Vines themed wedding it might look something like this…

The cake would be pink and navy with whales of course.

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The groom would wear this smashing “Crabby” tie.

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There would be plates and plates of these whale cookies.

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The ring bearer and flower girl would be too cute to handle.

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Even the drinks would be decorated with whales.

A Vineyard Vines Wedding | The Newport BRide

There would be no shortage of fabulous bow ties.

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There would take lots of pictures like these.

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The bridesmaids would be cool, comfortable, and stylish.

A Vineyard Vines Wedding | The Newport Bride

The favors would be just the cutest.

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And the couple might even sail away on a VV printed surf board. You know, just because they can.

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(Header: Leigh Webber Photography 1. Style Me Pretty 2. Katelyn James Photography 3. Pink Pearl Boat Shoes  4. Paula Player Photography 5. She Lives by the Sea 6. Blue Sky Events 7. Land Locked Bride 8. Vineyard Vines Blog 9. Tumblr 10. Vineyard Vines Wedding 11. Sassy Classy Southern 12. Vineyard Vines Blog)

The Best Wedding Planning Websites

The world wide web is wonderful for giving information on any and every subject imaginable. Sometimes, that much information can be over whelming especially when it comes to planning your wedding. With thousands of options for everything from napkin colors and ribbons to types of aisle runners and envelope liners, there are almost too many choices. With the bridal party sometimes spread out over multiple cities, states, and even counties, online resources can be a great way to keep everyone involved and on the same page. Over the years we’ve developed a list of the websites we think are the most useful when planning your wedding. Let us know what you think!

Wedding Apparel + Accessories

Weddington Way – They have a fantastic variety of dresses that come in similar color lots for easy mix and match. Brides can invite their bridesmaids to join a virtual showroom where girls can suggest dresses and accessories, and even vote or comment on the ones they like best. This seemingly little feature allows for seamless communication between the bride and her girls.

BHLDN – With everything from bridal and bridesmaid gown to gifts and accessories, BHLDN is like an online bridal boutique with a little of everything. Their pieces are beautiful and timeless, there’s something for every bride.

My Glass Slipper – This shoe only site has every style and color you could hope for. They carry the big designers and known brand names along with some lesser known brands that just make amazing shoes. If you are looking for that special pair of shoes, this just might be what you’ve been looking for.

ModCloth – Known best for their quirky vintage style, ModCloth has a wide array of clothing, accessories, and shoes. Whether you are just looking for the perfect accessories or you want a non-traditional wedding dress, you should definitely peek around their website. With everything from tea length gowns and feathered fascinators to crystal clutches and glittering earrings, they have unique one of a kind pieces that are sure to stun guests and the groom alike.

Plum Pretty Sugar – Offering a discount version of all the most popular wedding accessories like floral robes for your the girls to get ready in and sweet little personalized gifts, Plum Pretty Sugar is the perfect spot to find gifts for your bridal party.

Fritts Rosenow –  For the inventive and creative groom, these boutineers are made of everything but traditional fabrics. Their creative takes on the usual boutineer are fun and playful. They take custom orders so if you have an idea on improving one of their beautiful creations, let them know!

Invitations and Paper Goods

Minted – Minted has every kind of stationary from flat print on flat white to letterpress on pink flowered paper. Every step of customizable down to the exact color of the ink, envelope liners, even word placement. They also can address the envelopes for your so all you have to do is slap on a stamp. As an extra bonus, each design on Minted is created by an individual private designer who submitted their design to Minted. By purchasing through Minted you are supporting the local businesses of independent designers across the country. Many invitation designs also have a matching save the date or ceremony program layout for a cohesive feel from start to finish.

Wedding Paper Divas – Adorable, beautiful, and with lots and lots of options, Wedding Paper Divas is a bit more afforable than Minted but still has a wide array of options and customizable features. Many design suites have an array of wedding paper goods available from save the dates before, ceremony orders during, and thank you notes after.

Bella Figura – With eco friendly paper, vintage and modern designs, and everything from letterpress to foil, Bella Figura has a little bit of everything. They sort by design types like modern, vintage, metallic, beach, etc. making invitations easy to sort through.

Decorations

Shop Sweet Lulu – Shop Sweet Lulu was born out of love of fun colorful boutique party planning materials. They carry everything from paper straws and cake toppers, to mini milk jugs and wedding favors. They carry quality products that are sure to wow your guests. They even do custom orders!

Save On Crafts – Prefect for the DIY bride, Save on Crafts offers discounted craft and crafting materials. Think Michaels but bigger and with better variety.

For Your Party – This site sells every party accessory you can think of from matchboxes and sparkler sleeves to cocktail napkins and drink stirrers. Everything can be personalized with your monogram or wedding hashtag.

Do you have a favorite online resource not listed here? Share in the comments below!

 

The 7 Easiest Fall-Themed Escort Cards

Fall is finally here and it’s time for pinecones, leaves, and bright colors. Bring on the blustery breezes! If your wedding is fall themed, consider making your escort cards stand above with one of these 8 easy fall-themes.

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(Header: Mikkel Page  1. Events to a T 2. Intimate Weddings 3. Rustic Wedding Chic 4. Wed Society 5. The Full Bouquet Blog 6. Martha Stewart Wedding 7. Little Brick Ranch)

The Best Way to Decorate the Reception Tent

Tent weddings are a beautiful way to bring the outdoors into your party. Depending on how you decorate them, the tents can feel like anything from a free form garden party to a elaborate glamorous affair. It’s all in the decor. The best way to instantly dress up a tent is to make use of the ceiling space. Many couples hang decorations to add extra charm up above. We love the idea and put together some of our favorites. Which one do you like best?

(Header: Rock Creek Country Club 1. Wedding Chicks 2. Charleston Event 3. One Fab Day 4. 100 Day Wedding 5. Style Me Pretty 6. Martha Stewart Wedding 7. Brides of Adelaide 8. Style Me Pretty 9. Elegant Wedding Invites 10. Adorn Magazine 11. Weddings with Zsazsa 12. Maven Bride 13. Snob Fashion Blog 14. Brides)

15 Adorable Ways to use Pumpkins in your Fall Wedding

I know what you’re thinking… didn’t you just do a pumpkin decor post a few weeks ago? Yes, we did. But there are so many adorable ways to use pumpkins in your fall wedding, we couldn’t resist doing another one! With the original 30 Ways to Use Pumpkins in Your Wedding Decor, and these 15, that’s 45 ways to use pumpkins! Think of all the possibilities… Better get going!

As escort cards

As centerpieces

As a ring bearer pillow alternative

As an adorable cake topper

As a unique vase filler

And if pumpkins really aren’t your thing, just go for fun fabulous and orange!

(Header: 1. Eco Beautiful Weddings 2. Lake Lanier 3. Invites Wedding Cards 4. Mod Wedding 5. Intimate Weddings 6. Intimate Weddings 7. Best Friends for Frosting 8. Mod Wedding 9. Wedding Chicks 10. Everyday Home Blog 11. Wedding Chicks 12. Etsy 13. Weddingomania 14. Deer Pearl Flowers 15. The Knot 16. Wedding Bee)