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This inexpensive material is more versatile than you think.
By: Sarah Zlotnick
1. Ring Pillow
A simple, rustic way for the ring bearer to present the rings. View this rustic country wedding.
2. Centerpiece Cover
Save on renting vases and other flower vessels by using old tins and covering them in burlap instead. View this yellow garden wedding.
3. Silverware Holder
A simple burlap packet holds the silverware for Heather and David's charming Annapolis nuptials.
4. Bouquet Wrap
A strip of sturdy burlap will hold all your flowers in place—and look sweet while doing it! View this rustic whimsical California wedding.
5. Favor Bags
You could hide any kind of sweet treat in one of these adorable burlap sacks. View this fun fall wedding.
We love this simple wedding sign. View this Texas ranch wedding.
7. Candle Accent
A mossy green candle collection gets a little texture from a simple burlap wrap. View this country chic wedding.
8. Table Number
Such a sweetly country table marker. Burlap wine bag table numbers, $150 for 10 at Lil Missi Etsy Shop.
9. Table Runner
Thinking about using a burlap table runner? Be sure to strech and distress the fabric a bit before you lay it down. This creates dimension by allowing some of your tablecloth color to peek through. It also gives the fabric a little more grip.
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Once you have finally booked your venue, its time to pick your color scheme! You may think the colors are completely up to you; however, you should take into account the setting of your venue, the time of year your wedding is taking place and how formal or informal your ceremony and reception will be. Remember, not only do you want your color scheme to set the vibe for your wedding but also complement the venue. Here are our favorite color scheme combinations to inspire you:
Historic Home = Yellow + Gray
Photo by Onelove Photography
Garden = Mint + Blush
Photo by Stacey Windsor Photography
Ballroom = Ivory + White
Photo by Lane Dittoe
Beach = Navy Blue + Emerald
Photo by Katie Stoops Photography
Barn = Purple + Orange
Photo by Dave Richards Photography
Which color scheme did you choose? Let us know in the comments below! For more color scheme inspiration, browse our real wedding boards.5
Last week Pantone revealed Radiant Orchid as the 2014 Color of the Year, and all eyes have been on this vibrant purple "it" color ever since! For the bride looking to incorporate the hot new hue into her wedding decor, here are five stunning Radiant Orchid -based palettes to consider.
Photo by onelove Photography
1. Radiant Orchid + Turquoise
Photos by Stephanie Yonce
2. Radiant Orchid + Peach
Photos by (clockwise from top left): Michael and Anna Costa, Tamara Gruner, Mike Larson, Katie Osgood
3. Radiant Orchid + Raspberry
Photos by (clockwise from top left): Anna K Photography, Natasja Kremers, onelove Photography
4. Radiant Orchid + Gold
Photos by (clockwise from top left): Joielala Photographie, Katelyn James, Dina Chmut, Clean Plate Pictures
5. Radiant Orchid + Spring Green
Photos by: Volatile Photography (top row), Ian Grant Photography1
Photos By: Chelsea Fuss
This DIY packaging is a shabby chic and sweet way to present candy favors to guests.
For this sweet project, you will need:Colorful candy Newspaper (We like the French newspaper Le Monde Diplomatique which is usually available at newsstands. It has glossier paper and doesn't bleed ink) Embroidery floss or string Parchment paper Double stick tape Scissors Simple white tags Directions:
1. Cut a 1-inch wide, 5-inch long piece of newspaper and parchment paper.
2. Add a small pile of candy.3. Wrap the paper over and tape together. 4. Twist the ends and tie them with string. 5. Add name tags if needed. Watch your guests open up their sweet surprises! Photos By: Chelsea Fuss3
By: Chelsea FussThis bouquet is so simple and effortless. Pair it with a lace dress or a simple sheath. The burlap adds a rustic touch that keeps it from being too sweet. The best part? This bouquet only costs around $15! Materials: 10 double-petaled tulips 1-2 stems of "cheerful" narcissus Twine A piece of burlap A vase Scissors Directions: 1. Trim the very ends of the flowers. 2. Start with a few of the larger tulips at the bottom of the bouquet; add the smaller tulips towards the top. 3. Add the narcissus blossoms towards the bottom of the bouquet and off-center. 4. Wrap in twine, then wrap the burlap over that. Your bouquet will be bright and fragrant.. enjoy the springtime blooms! By: Chelsea Fuss6
Guestbooks are the perfect reminder of who attended your wedding, so why not provide them with an interactive assignment that's creative:
Photo: Weston Neuschafer Photography
Mad Libs - Ask guests to fill out Mad Libs-esque cards that gives you with marriage advice -- the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Photo: Gray Photography
Monogram Letter - Ask guests to write well wishes on a monogram wooden letter of your new last name that you can hang in your home.
Photo: A. Blake Photography
Wine Bottles - Ask guests to sign your favorite bottles of wine that you can read when you open them on your 1st, 5th. 10th, and 15th anniversaries.
Photo: Katie Osgood
Puzzle Pieces - Have one of your engagment pictures printed onto a puzzle, then ask guests to pick a piece to claim as their own.
Photo: Robert Sukrachand Photography
Recipes - No kitchen is complete without recipes! Ask guests to fill out a recipe card with their favorite appetizer, entree, or dessert.2
This has been the great cake debate for years now -- sugar vs. fresh flowers. What are the pros and cons? Ultimately, both provide a wow factor, but we'll let you decide based on our detailed breakdown:
Photos (from left to right): Jenna Rae Cakes
PROSEdible Pesticide-free Available despite the season Wilt-free Since most are made from gum paste, they can be saved as keepsakes Fragrance-free
CONSMore labor extensive Custom-made into the exact shape, size, and color may mean more costly Susceptible to breakages
Photos (from left to right): Sweet & Suacy Shop
PROSLess labor extensive Budet-savvy, which means you have more freedom to spend on your cake budget (i.e. adding a tier, filling, flavor) Fragrant
CONSNot edible Must be pesticide-free and santizied properly Depending on the season, only certain flowers will be available, unless imported After being cut from the stem, will wilt quickly Will have to put your cake baker and florist in contact with each other to coordinate May change the taste of the cake
For more inspiration, check out our floral wedding cakes board.0
From the fashion to the favors, planning a winter wedding is a unique process. And while you can always gift your bridesmaids something monogrammed or something to help her primp, why not take advantage of the season to thank her with something snuggly? Our favorite ideas follow below!
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1. Furry Gloves
Does it get any more decadent than faux fur mittens? Nope, we didn't think so. Lux fur mitten, $36 at Topshop.
2. Sparkly Infinity Scarf
This wear-everywhere wool infinity scarf is guaranteed to match. Betsey Johnson Pearls of Wisdom Infinity Scarf, $38 at Nordstrom.
3. Luxe Earmuffs
Simply designed and in the right shade of cream, there's something downright glam about these earmuffs. Natasha Faur Fur Ear Muffs, $40 at Coldwater Creek.
4. A Step Up From Socks
How cute will your getting ready photos look with everyone prancing around in matching slipper boots? Muk Luks Angie Slipper, $35 at Nordstrom.
5. Gloves With Flair
The girliest bridesmaid of the group will flip over the ruffle detail on these wool gloves. Glove on Top In Pink, $25 at ModCloth.
6. Warm 'n' Fuzzy at Home
A faux fur throw for under $25? Yes please! She'll snuggle under this for every movie night going forward. Threshold Faux Fur Throw, $20 at Target.
7. Winter Handbag
Perfect for the ski bunny bridesmaid who craves a touch of warmth on every accessory. Suede and Faux Fur Crossbody Handbag, $128 at C. Wonder.0