Category Archives: decor
Here are some beautiful ideas for pew decorations / aisle markers to wow your guests when they arrive for your ceremony!
All are handmade and customizable from shops on Etsy. Click on shop name to see info for its item (listed in order of photos shown in rows, left to right, top to bottom).
FEATHERS, FLOWERS, BOWS
4. Silk Bridals
Happy Wedding Wishes,
The wedding reception is a place to really let your personalities shine! Here are some awesome handmade votive and tea light candle holders for inspiration as you plan your table decor and lighting. After the wedding, what great favors for your guests to take home to remember you and your special day!
Gold Leaf Votive Holders by Ma Belle Amie 1316
Btw, in case you missed them, here are links to Parts 1 & 2 of this series:
Part1: Silverware Holders
Part 2: Place Card Holders
Best Wedding Wishes,
This tip is exactly what the Wed Eclectic Team is all about, so if you are reading our blog, you probably already have creativity in the bag! This step is all about the question: who wants a wedding just like the next? This is a chance to share your joy and excitement with those who care about you most, so it should reflect who you are, even in the details. Often, with a little creativity, you can not only express yourself better, but save some money, as well!
My wedding colors were based on citrus tones, so my center-pieces consisted very simply of artfully piled limes, lemons, and tangerines among greenery and “filler” flowers (which can be purchased inexpensively at a floral supply place). It was a cheap, but pretty, alternative to candles, glassware, or floral arrangements.
Another way I was able to save some money with a little creativity was by having our engagement announced with photos taken in one of those old black and white photo booths. We found one, took two tries and used them on the back of the announcements. It was definitely quirky (like me!) but you can’t beat spending $2 for your engagement photos!
Julianna wanted her bridesmaids to look cohesive, but not hate their dresses. She purchased fabric in the colors she liked and then allowed each bridesmaid to have a dress of their choosing made for them in that fabric. They were guaranteed to like the style (as their dress was made for them), and she liked the unified look.
Looking for more ways to give your wedding a splash of creativity? I loved the creative use of color in this post (especially on simple things like fingernails and chair ribbons), the many alternatives to the “traditional” toasting flutes in this post, and some alternative lighting ideas offered in this post! If you are having a hard time defining how to imbue your wedding with your own personality, I highly recommend starting with MyHaleyGirl‘s post about skipping the “cookie cutter” wedding, too.
Trends come and go. The poofy sleeves inspired by the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles will forever date the weddings of the late seventies and early eighties. The mustache photo props of the here and now will date our time as well. This said, how do you do the fun and stylish things in your wedding without being part of a fad? Simple, you choose only the items that reflect your personality and nothing else. Period. It can’t be a fad or trendy if it is truly a representation of you as a couple.
If you LOVE mustaches and the quirky humor they inspire then go for it. But, if you just think they are kind of fun and want a photo prop I urge you to become more creative. Were you an equestrian as a child? Why not get a pony on a stick instead? Is he in any armed forces or any profession that could easily be identified with hats and/or accessories? A fireman’s helmet or military saber could be very cool props.
The strapless mermaid dresses that have hugged our curves for some time now may be beautiful but do they really scream YOU? Are you more of a capped sleeve kind of gal like I was? Do you think that cinched waists of the 40s and 50s styles would flaunt your curves with just as much gusto?
I love mason jars and the fun things that can be done with them, but is that really the look that your fiancé would want to take home and decorate with? I suggest purchasing décor for your wedding that you would be happy to take home and display. This way you are really showing your style and getting the added benefit of personalizing your home as a newly married couple.
I think you get my point. Be true to you and you cannot go wrong. You will never look back at your photos and wonder why in the world did I do that???
This super sparkling glitter and gold encrusted cake topper is from Etsy’s own ScatteredStardust. Don’tcha know she’s from Minnesota. The cool weather is obviously making her work indoors more. These letters take her more than 10 hours each to complete. Amazing. A total steal at $50.00. I know, I know the whole peacock thing is starting to play out a bit…but I love this piece so much I just don’t care. I think that any jewel toned wedding would be complimented. I can so see taking this home after all of the pomp and circumstance is over and framing it in a shadow box along with a photo of the wedding cake.