Five Myths About Hiring a Wedding Planner – Debunked

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.

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Sorting the Guest List Mess | The Newport Bride

Breaking through the guest list mess

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.

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Sweet Stations for a Winter Wedding | The Newport Bride

5 Sweet Stations for a Winter Wedding

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

10 Gorgeous Fall Ceremony Arches

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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Friday Fav: The Bride Box

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.

(All photos from the thebridebox.com)

LWD (Little White Dresses) For the Bride-to-be

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?

For more LWD’s, see our Pinterest board, Little White Dress.

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Etsy, Weddington Way, Asos

Classyside, Glamradar, ModCloth

Muymolon, rStyle, NastyGal

Harper’s Bazar, Banana Republic, BHLDN

Pinterest, Nordstrom, Ebay

Sugar and Spice, and Pumpkin and Apple

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

For more cocktail hour favorites, check out our Cocktail Hour board on Pinterest!

Creative food stations for your reception

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.

  1. 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

For more food station options, visit our Pinterest board Stations.

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Rainbow Colored Shoes for the Bride

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!

Baby’s Breath

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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