Hooray! You are engaged and cannot wait to dive in to planning. The Pinterest wedding world is really exciting and the thought of making your own dreams become a reality is even more exciting.
When I first drew up a guest list my side alone had over 200 people and my then fiance’s about the same. We hadn’t even set a date but we had 400 people on the list. Between immediate family, extended family, friends from college, friends from work, amazing neighbors, family friends, parents friends, and childhood friends; the first draft guest list was a little overwhelming. Actually, make that a LOT overwhelming. Breaking through the chaos of a guest list takes patience, humility, and the 10 year test.
Our 5 favorite interactive sweet stations for a winter wedding from a hot chocolate bar to a make your own frost cupcake. Sweet doesn’t begin to describe the deliciousness we are imagining. Continue reading
Whether you love over-the-top or super-simple decor, a ceremony arch can be a great addition to where you say your vows. There’s something nice about a feature that defines the space. In case guests were wondering, it says “look here!”. These beautiful fall themed arches are a gorgeous way to showcase the season.
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You’ve probably heard of BirtchBox or Ipsy, or one of those other services that sends monthly goodie deliverables. There’s ones for makeup, accessories, clothes, home decor, almost anything. Now, there’s one for brides!
Bride Box sends you a package full of fun accessories, planning materials, girls night out inspiration, or things for your new home. With almost 100 brands supplying products for the boxes, you’ll never get the same stuff twice. I wish this was around when I got engaged! You can choose to sign up for 1 month, 6 months, or 12 months and you can cancel at anytime. When you sign up there’s a questionnaire that helps the box fillers get to know you. If you choose to fill it out, some of the items in the box will come personalized. If you’re giving Bride Box as a gift, be sure to fill out your friends information so she can get the ultimate Bride Box experience.
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Brides no longer just need one dress. Now there’s bridal shower dresses, bacheloret party dresses, rehearsal dinner dresses, reception/dancing dresses, there’s easily half a dozen times a bide-to-be can wear a LWD. With hundreds of adorable options, who can refuse another dress! Which of these sweet little numbers do you like best?
Fall is for pumpkin pie and apple cider. Cocktail hour is no different. These festively themed drinks are all about the fall flavors. A drink with spiced cider you say? Consider it served.
Honey Bourbon Apple Cider by Hello Natural
Hot Buttered Rum by Epicurious
Cranberry Cinnamon Cocktail Rum by Horrible Housewife
Pumpkin Pie in a Glass by Kitchen Meets Girl
Bourbon Maple Apple Cider by Freutcake
Holiday Mule by Home Sweet Jones
Apple Cider Mimosa by The Cookie Rookie
Cranberry Gimlet by Food Fanatic
Boozy Maple Orchard by The Fitchen
Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog by Produce on Parade
Everyone loves the open bar at a wedding, how about a biscuit bar or a pie bar? Even better! It’s interactive, it’s different, and most importantly, it’s delicious! You can turn any food unto a bar with a cute sign and some creative staging.
- Biscuit Bar
2. Popcorn Bar
3. Hot Coco Bar
4. Sushi Bar
5. Mashed Potato Bar
6. S’mores Bar
7. Sangria Bar
8. Taco Bar
9. Cheese Bar
10. Waffle Bar
11. Pie Bar
12. Trail Mix Bar
13. Baked Potato Bar
14. Oyster Bar
15. Bread and Butter Bar
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White isn’t the only color for brides. With the whole rainbow to choose from, who not go for fun and show some color with your footwear? Pink or red, blue or green, there are as many choices as there are colors in the rainbow. Take your pick!
We all know Baby’s Breath as the pillowy plant often used as filler. The soft sweet little buds make for more than just greenery, by itself it’s fit for a princess! Whether you’re looking for a bouquet, garland, or centerpieces, baby’s breath is a beautiful choice.
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