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  • Been there, seen that—yep, even that. When it comes to wedding portraits, we love a good eyes-closed-and-kissing shot as much as the next person, but we also love a twosome willing to get a bit creative with how they pose. Need some inspiration for your own pictures? Look no further than these 14 examples. 

    1. Flowers over Face

    Photo by Bryan and Mae

    Because the groom is just an accessory anyways, right? (Kidding, kidding)

    2. Dance Off 

    Photo by Kelly Stonelake 

    Break it downnnnn. 

    3. The Signage Speaks for Itself

    Photo by J. Wiley Photography

    In case anyone is confused about who is who.  

    5. Let Your Hands Do the Talking 

    Photo by Josselyn Peterson 

    That pic on the right would actually make a super cute "We're Engaged!" Instagram, don't ya think? 

    6. Standin' on the Dock of the Bay 

    Photo by Paper Antler 

    Very artistic, very beautiful 

    7. Gool Ol' Amersand 

    Photos by Lili Durkin Photography and Catherine Ann Photography

    Not exactly a new wedding trend, but we love the way these couples let the symbol take the forefront and speak for their togetherness. 

    8. Laying Down 

    Photo by Unique Design Studios 

    Sounds a little iffy in concept, but how beautifully did this portrait turn out? 

    9. Hide In Balloons 

    Photos by Mike Arick Photography and Bryan and Mae

    Having trouble with a natural smile? This from-childhood prop should bring it of ya! (And, if all else fails, you can always hide behind them.) 

    10. Umbrella Time 

    Photo by Jennifer Longaway Photography 

    Speaking of hiding: We adore the private kiss happening behind those parasols. Too cute! 

    11. Do's & Don'ts 

    Photo by Maria Mack 

    Steal a smooch while reading up on how to keep your spouse happy. (Get your own copy of these books here and here.) 

    12. Landmark Moment 

    Photo by Gerber & Scarpelli

    Try being a tiny, tiny part of one spectacular background. 

    13. The Notebook Moment 

    Photo by Allyson Magda 

    If you're a bird, I'm a bird. 

    14. At the End of the Night 

    Photo by Kyle Hale 

    Sparkler exits are great and all, but how about returning to the emptied-out reception space for one final moment together? 

    NEXT: 11 Classic Couple Shots >>

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  • Start saving those bottles! 

    By: Sarah Zlotnick 

    1. As a table number

    This DIY table marker from Tara and Harris's Virginia Winery wedding is super easy to make—simply print out colorful numbers and glue them on! Photo by Aaron Watson Photography. 

    2. As a table number holder 

    We'd recreate this sweet idea from Christie and David's winery wedding by cutting table numbers out of foam board and painting them. From there you could use chicken wire or glue to attach them to the wine bottle. Photo by Michelle Warren. 

    3. Use corks as escort card holders 

    Stole this idea from Paige and Zach's Austin wedding—Cut a slit down the long side of a cork, slice a section off the bottom, and voila! The perfect escort card holder for a vineyard wedding costs almsot nothing to make. Photo by Q Weddings. 

    4. Let it be the backdrop 

    Who needs to build a fancy photo backdrop when your reception is at a winery? We love the way Jen and Loreal threaded a string light through wine barrels—the effect is simple yet stunning. Photo by Andrew Pielage Photography. 

    5. As whimsical centerpieces 

    All it takes is some paint and a sponge to create these whimsical flower vases. Photos by Danyelle Matthews. 

    6. Create a cork monogram! 

    In her DIY winery wedding, Tara's uncle used hudreds of corks gathered from friends, family, local wine bars, and even Whole Foods to create a commemorative "M", which stands for the couple's shared last name and now sits in their new home. Talk about wedding decor that will last a lifetime—we love it! Photo by Aaron Watson Photography. 

    7. As unique window decor 

    We love the way Rachel and Craig covered each of these empty wine bottles in a special design. The collection looks especially charming with the hot Texas sun streaming through. Photo by Taylor Lord Photography.

    8. As the wedding favor 

    Print custom wine labels that match your wedding decor and hand out the bottles as favors at the end of the night. Guests will remember the good times they had when they're drinking from them later on! 

     9. As Lighting 

    Fill empty wine bottles with bunched up string lights for a romantic effect. This Wit + Whistle DIY project teaches you how to do it safely. Photos by Amanda Wright. 

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  • With the holidays right around the corner, we can't help but be a bit fixated on shimmer and sparkle! As far as we're concerned, adding a little glitz to your big day is a good idea no matter what the season. After all, it is a celebration! Here are our top 10 ways to set a sparkly scene on your wedding day.

    Photo: Leslee Mitchell

    1. Sparkly Stationery

    Photos (from left): Apryl Ann, Harwell Photography

    Pretty up your paper products with shiny metallic borders!

    2. Tinsel Backdrops

    Photo: Rylee Hitchner

    Use tinsel and crepe paper to DIY a fun photobooth wall or a festive background for your beverage and dessert displays.

    3. Glittery Table Numbers

    Photos (from left): Jeff Loves Jessica, Nine Photography

    Coat three-dimensional table numbers in glitter to add instant glamour to your tablescapes. 

    4. Glimmering Place Settings

    Photos (from left): Scott Andrew Studio, Kristyn Hogan

    Welcome guests to the table with a playful pop of bling. 

    5. Glitzy Chair Signs 

    Photos (from left): Kristyn Hogan, Captured Photography by Jenny

    Adorn the happy couple's dining chairs with celebratory cutout signs. 

    6. Twinkling Candles

    Photos (from left): Alea Lovely, Scott Lawrence

    Give your candlelight a little extra glow! 

    7. Shimmery Vases

    Photos: Nine Photography

    We love the way these shimmery gold vases liven up simple, monochromatic arrangements. 

    8. Dazzling Dance Floor

    Photos (from left): Leslee Mitchell, Joielala Photographie

    That first dance is sure to be even more magical with a little shimmer underfoot.

    9. Spangled Drink Stirrers

    Photos (from left): Erich McVey, Jessica Lorren

    Jazz up those signature cocktails and say cheers!

    10. Glistening Cake Toppers

    Photos (from left): White Loft Studio, Daniel Lateulade

    Embellish your wedding cake with a sparkly saying for a pretty, personal touch.

    Can't get enough shimmer? There's plenty more where that came from on our Glam Wedding Decor Board!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff     If you're looking for a simple wedding project that won't break the bank, these watercolor favor boxes are the perfect match. Use them as wedding favor boxes for guest, bridal party gifts, even as holiday packaging for presents wrapped sweetly under the tree.     Materials: Kraft box (any size) Scissors Super thick yarn White watercolor Paint brush

    How-To:

      1. Fold the box and prepare watercolors with a few drops of water in a small dish or palette.     2. Write a message with watercolors on the top of the box.     3. Fill with yummy bakery items or other sweet treats.     4. Add a card inside the box to say thanks to guests for coming to your wedding. Or pen a note to your bridal party to tell your bridesmaids how much they mean to you.     5. Close up the box and add a long piece of yarn. Tie it in a bow or add a giant yarn pouf to finish the package.   Voila!
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  • After looking through hundreds and hundreds of real weddings each and every week, we are bound to find a few details that WOW us! I mean, come on, we do this for a living, remember? See what totally unexpected ideas caught our eyes below: 

    1. Romper Bridesmaid Dresses - Mix 'n' matched, check. Different dress patterns, check. And a romper, check. 

    Photo: nbarrett photography

    2. Not-Your-Average High Heels - Normally, high heels are for indoor weddings and wedges are for outdoor weddings, but have you ever seen a bride wear combat boots? 

    Photos (clockwise from top left): Daniel Kim Photography and Shea Christine

    3. Carnival Circus Tents -  A pole or frame tent doesn't get more unique than this! 

    Photo: Cameron Ingalls

    4. Balloon Centerpieces - Perfect for an "Up"-inspired movie wedding. 

    Photos (from left to right): Shea Christine and Daniel Kim Photography

    5. Find Your Seat With Lots of Bubbly - Let your escort cards serve double-duty on glasses of champagne that way the toasting can start sooner rathern than later. 

    Photos (clockwise from top left): Katelyn James 

    6. Vinyl Heart Decals on Dance Floor - Make sure they are removable though! 

    Photos (from left to right): onelove photography

    7. Donut-Covered Wall - Hang assorted flavors of donuts on wooden palettes for dessert. 

    Photos (clockwise from top left): Katelyn James 

    8. Dog Treat Favors - Take some biscuits home to your four-legged friends. 

    Photos (clockwise from top left): Katelyn James 

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch   Add a little extra pizazz to your wrapped wedding favors, with these DIY clay tags that you can customize any way you would like.     Pick clay colors that match your event's color scheme and personalize the finished tags with your wedding date, a monogram, or a short message of thanks. Your guests will love the thoughtful packaging and special touches to remind them of your big day. Here's how to make your own personalized clay favor tags.     Supplies: Oven Bake Clay in Various Colors Metal Number Stamp Set Circle Cookie Cutter (1 inch) String or Twine Wooden Skewer or Toothpick Scissors Rolling Pin How-To:     1. Start by pinching off equal parts of clay, in two different colors, and mixing them together by continuously pushing them together and then pulling them apart (kind of like taffy). Once you've reached the desired marbling effect, roll the clay into a ball.     2. Next, flatten the ball out, with a rolling pin, making sure the clay maintains the same thickness throughout.     3. Then, cut out a circle from the clay, with a cookie cutter.     4. Now, stamp your wedding date onto the clay circles (or other message) and add a hole at the top of each circle with a wooden skewer.     5. Place the clay pieces into the oven and bake according to instructions on the packaging. Once cooled, add a string.     6. Tie the tags around wrapped favors to present to guests!    
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  • We love when couples add personal touches to their wedding day, but our favorite details are often the ones that really tell the story of their relationship. True, many of your guests may already know some of the details of how you got together, but there may be some who may need or want a refresher. Here are some creative ways to tell your love story:

    A Sweet Sign – Display a chalkboard or other signage with a timeline of how you two met and got together. 

    Photo by Filda Konec Photography

    Photo Display – There are many creative ways to share photos from throughout your relationship (you can even include baby and childhood pictures in there as well!). Check out these creative ways to use your engagement photos in your wedding. 

    Photos (from left to right): Tia & Claire Studio, Jill Lauren Photography

    Create a Video – A video montage of images can be shown during the reception or at your rehearsal dinner 

    Photo by Earthmuse Photography

    Special Mementos – If you’re so inclined, we love when couples display their (funny or sweet) love notes or emails from throughout their relationship to really get a sense of their personalities and story

    Photo by Filda Konec Photography

    In Your Programs – Add a list of fun facts about the two of you for guests to read while they’re waiting for the ceremony to begin. For more ceremony program ideas, visit this board from our Stationery Editor!

    Photos (from left to right): Erin Lindsey Images, Daniel Kim Photography

    Table Names and Numbers – Use your table names and numbers as an opportunity to be creative. Name your tables after meaningful places you’ve visited, or put a twist on traditional table numbers by adding a fun fact to each. Want more table name ideas? Check out this article!

    Photos (from left to right): Jason Burns Photography, Cory Ryan Photography

    On the Paper Goods – Print a detail about your relationship on cocktail napkins or straw flags! Check out more cute cocktail napkin ideas here!

    Photo by Jim Kennedy Photographers

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  • Everyone wants to make a statement for their walk down the aisle, but your wedding exit is just as important! Get inspired by the super creative wedding send-off ideas below. 

    RELATED: Sparklers & Other Memorable Wedding Exits

    1. PICK-UP TRUCK

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography

    What better way to leave your southern-inspired wedding than in an ol' fashioned pick-up truck?

    2. GOLF CART

    Photos by Gideon Photography and Cramer Photo 

    Make a quick escape with a decorated golf cart. Perfect for weddings that take place at a sprawling resort! 

    3. HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE

    Photos by Meg Smith Photography and Jonathan Canlas Photography 

    If you're in search of the perfect fairytale ending, look no further than a horse-drawn carriage. 

    4. DOUBLE-DECKER BUS

    Photo by Maxwell Monty Photography

    Talk about a unique send-off idea! Perfect for your wedding party's arrival, and even more special for your exit as husband and wife. 

    5. MOTORCYCLE

    Photo by Tim Harman Photography

    Channel your inner rebel and jet off on your honeymoon with your new partner in crime.

    6. RETRO CAR 

    Photo by Meg Perroti Photography

    Throwback to the 1950s and speed off in an old-school convertible right out of Grease. 

    7. SPEEDBOAT

    Photo by Browers Photography

    Sail off into the sunset on a well-decorated boat after your beachside nuptials.

    8. CHARIOT 

    Photos by Mustard Seed Photography and J Henderson Photography

    Re-visit medieval times by waving goodbye to your guests in the comfort of your very own chariot. 

    9. TROLLEY

    Photo by Chrissy Lynn Love

    Take public transit and turn it into your private ride to married life! 

    10. TANDEM BIKE

    Photos by Liz Caruna Weddings

    A great option if your honeymoon suite is nearby! (Unless you're ready for a post-reception work out). 

    NEXT: Find Transportation Vendors Near You >>

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  • Feathers are not only the perfect complement to a boho-chic aesethetic, they're budget-friendly too! Here are 11 creative ways to incorporate feathers into your wedding decor.

    1. Centerpieces

    Photo by Sweet Little Photographs

    Love the dramatic look of tall centerpieces? What better way to create height than with long, lavish plumes?! 

    2. Chandelier

    Photo by Dixie Pixel

    In lieu of crystals or lanterns, decorate your tent ceiling with something a little offbeat and unexpected.

    3. Invitations

    Photo Courtesy of Southern Fried Paper

    Accent your invites with mini spotted feathers for an organic, bohemian edge.

    4. Ceremony Aisles

    Photo by Sweet Little Photographs

    What a fun, eco-friendly alternative to traditional floral aisle markers!

    5. Bouquet

    Photo by Nadia D Photography

    Mixing in a few non-floral fillers can be a perfect way to add texture to your bouquet without breaking the bank.

    6. Garland

    Photo Courtesy of BHLDN

    Incorporate a little laid-back glamour with this Dipped Feather Garland, $26 at BHDLN.

    7. Wreath

    Photo by Jodi Miller Photography

    Dress up your entryway with feathers for a fabulous first impression!

    8. Escort Cards

    Photo by onelove Photography

    Just one of many ways to get creative with your escort card display.

    9. Place Setting

    Photo by Live View Studios

    Add a whimsical touch to your tablescape with feather-topped place settings.

    10. Mobile

    Photo by Sweet Little Photographs

    This enchanting DIY mobile would look great arranged above an altar, suspended over dining tables, or hanging over the dance floor! 

    11. Cake

    Photo by Christine Choi Photography

    You Might Also Like: Boho-Chic Wedding Decor and Boho-Chic Bouquets

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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. 

    6. Bunting 

    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. 

    You Might Also Like: 9 Wine Wedding Decor Ideas

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  • Been there, seen that—yep, even that. When it comes to wedding portraits, we love a good eyes-closed-and-kissing shot as much as the next person, but we also love a twosome willing to get a bit creative with how they pose. Need some inspiration for your own pictures? Look no further than these 14 examples. 

    1. Flowers over Face

    Photo by Bryan and Mae

    Because the groom is just an accessory anyways, right? (Kidding, kidding)

    2. Dance Off 

    Photo by Kelly Stonelake 

    Break it downnnnn. 

    3. The Signage Speaks for Itself

    Photo by J. Wiley Photography

    In case anyone is confused about who is who.  

    5. Let Your Hands Do the Talking 

    Photo by Josselyn Peterson 

    That pic on the right would actually make a super cute "We're Engaged!" Instagram, don't ya think? 

    6. Standin' on the Dock of the Bay 

    Photo by Paper Antler 

    Very artistic, very beautiful 

    7. Gool Ol' Amersand 

    Photos by Lili Durkin Photography and Catherine Ann Photography

    Not exactly a new wedding trend, but we love the way these couples let the symbol take the forefront and speak for their togetherness. 

    8. Laying Down 

    Photo by Unique Design Studios 

    Sounds a little iffy in concept, but how beautifully did this portrait turn out? 

    9. Hide In Balloons 

    Photos by Mike Arick Photography and Bryan and Mae

    Having trouble with a natural smile? This from-childhood prop should bring it of ya! (And, if all else fails, you can always hide behind them.) 

    10. Umbrella Time 

    Photo by Jennifer Longaway Photography 

    Speaking of hiding: We adore the private kiss happening behind those parasols. Too cute! 

    11. Do's & Don'ts 

    Photo by Maria Mack 

    Steal a smooch while reading up on how to keep your spouse happy. (Get your own copy of these books here and here.) 

    12. Landmark Moment 

    Photo by Gerber & Scarpelli

    Try being a tiny, tiny part of one spectacular background. 

    13. The Notebook Moment 

    Photo by Allyson Magda 

    If you're a bird, I'm a bird. 

    14. At the End of the Night 

    Photo by Kyle Hale 

    Sparkler exits are great and all, but how about returning to the emptied-out reception space for one final moment together? 

    NEXT: 11 Classic Couple Shots >>

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  • Start saving those bottles! 

    By: Sarah Zlotnick 

    1. As a table number

    This DIY table marker from Tara and Harris's Virginia Winery wedding is super easy to make—simply print out colorful numbers and glue them on! Photo by Aaron Watson Photography. 

    2. As a table number holder 

    We'd recreate this sweet idea from Christie and David's winery wedding by cutting table numbers out of foam board and painting them. From there you could use chicken wire or glue to attach them to the wine bottle. Photo by Michelle Warren. 

    3. Use corks as escort card holders 

    Stole this idea from Paige and Zach's Austin wedding—Cut a slit down the long side of a cork, slice a section off the bottom, and voila! The perfect escort card holder for a vineyard wedding costs almsot nothing to make. Photo by Q Weddings. 

    4. Let it be the backdrop 

    Who needs to build a fancy photo backdrop when your reception is at a winery? We love the way Jen and Loreal threaded a string light through wine barrels—the effect is simple yet stunning. Photo by Andrew Pielage Photography. 

    5. As whimsical centerpieces 

    All it takes is some paint and a sponge to create these whimsical flower vases. Photos by Danyelle Matthews. 

    6. Create a cork monogram! 

    In her DIY winery wedding, Tara's uncle used hudreds of corks gathered from friends, family, local wine bars, and even Whole Foods to create a commemorative "M", which stands for the couple's shared last name and now sits in their new home. Talk about wedding decor that will last a lifetime—we love it! Photo by Aaron Watson Photography. 

    7. As unique window decor 

    We love the way Rachel and Craig covered each of these empty wine bottles in a special design. The collection looks especially charming with the hot Texas sun streaming through. Photo by Taylor Lord Photography.

    8. As the wedding favor 

    Print custom wine labels that match your wedding decor and hand out the bottles as favors at the end of the night. Guests will remember the good times they had when they're drinking from them later on! 

     9. As Lighting 

    Fill empty wine bottles with bunched up string lights for a romantic effect. This Wit + Whistle DIY project teaches you how to do it safely. Photos by Amanda Wright. 

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  • With the holidays right around the corner, we can't help but be a bit fixated on shimmer and sparkle! As far as we're concerned, adding a little glitz to your big day is a good idea no matter what the season. After all, it is a celebration! Here are our top 10 ways to set a sparkly scene on your wedding day.

    Photo: Leslee Mitchell

    1. Sparkly Stationery

    Photos (from left): Apryl Ann, Harwell Photography

    Pretty up your paper products with shiny metallic borders!

    2. Tinsel Backdrops

    Photo: Rylee Hitchner

    Use tinsel and crepe paper to DIY a fun photobooth wall or a festive background for your beverage and dessert displays.

    3. Glittery Table Numbers

    Photos (from left): Jeff Loves Jessica, Nine Photography

    Coat three-dimensional table numbers in glitter to add instant glamour to your tablescapes. 

    4. Glimmering Place Settings

    Photos (from left): Scott Andrew Studio, Kristyn Hogan

    Welcome guests to the table with a playful pop of bling. 

    5. Glitzy Chair Signs 

    Photos (from left): Kristyn Hogan, Captured Photography by Jenny

    Adorn the happy couple's dining chairs with celebratory cutout signs. 

    6. Twinkling Candles

    Photos (from left): Alea Lovely, Scott Lawrence

    Give your candlelight a little extra glow! 

    7. Shimmery Vases

    Photos: Nine Photography

    We love the way these shimmery gold vases liven up simple, monochromatic arrangements. 

    8. Dazzling Dance Floor

    Photos (from left): Leslee Mitchell, Joielala Photographie

    That first dance is sure to be even more magical with a little shimmer underfoot.

    9. Spangled Drink Stirrers

    Photos (from left): Erich McVey, Jessica Lorren

    Jazz up those signature cocktails and say cheers!

    10. Glistening Cake Toppers

    Photos (from left): White Loft Studio, Daniel Lateulade

    Embellish your wedding cake with a sparkly saying for a pretty, personal touch.

    Can't get enough shimmer? There's plenty more where that came from on our Glam Wedding Decor Board!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff     If you're looking for a simple wedding project that won't break the bank, these watercolor favor boxes are the perfect match. Use them as wedding favor boxes for guest, bridal party gifts, even as holiday packaging for presents wrapped sweetly under the tree.     Materials: Kraft box (any size) Scissors Super thick yarn White watercolor Paint brush

    How-To:

      1. Fold the box and prepare watercolors with a few drops of water in a small dish or palette.     2. Write a message with watercolors on the top of the box.     3. Fill with yummy bakery items or other sweet treats.     4. Add a card inside the box to say thanks to guests for coming to your wedding. Or pen a note to your bridal party to tell your bridesmaids how much they mean to you.     5. Close up the box and add a long piece of yarn. Tie it in a bow or add a giant yarn pouf to finish the package.   Voila!
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  • After looking through hundreds and hundreds of real weddings each and every week, we are bound to find a few details that WOW us! I mean, come on, we do this for a living, remember? See what totally unexpected ideas caught our eyes below: 

    1. Romper Bridesmaid Dresses - Mix 'n' matched, check. Different dress patterns, check. And a romper, check. 

    Photo: nbarrett photography

    2. Not-Your-Average High Heels - Normally, high heels are for indoor weddings and wedges are for outdoor weddings, but have you ever seen a bride wear combat boots? 

    Photos (clockwise from top left): Daniel Kim Photography and Shea Christine

    3. Carnival Circus Tents -  A pole or frame tent doesn't get more unique than this! 

    Photo: Cameron Ingalls

    4. Balloon Centerpieces - Perfect for an "Up"-inspired movie wedding. 

    Photos (from left to right): Shea Christine and Daniel Kim Photography

    5. Find Your Seat With Lots of Bubbly - Let your escort cards serve double-duty on glasses of champagne that way the toasting can start sooner rathern than later. 

    Photos (clockwise from top left): Katelyn James 

    6. Vinyl Heart Decals on Dance Floor - Make sure they are removable though! 

    Photos (from left to right): onelove photography

    7. Donut-Covered Wall - Hang assorted flavors of donuts on wooden palettes for dessert. 

    Photos (clockwise from top left): Katelyn James 

    8. Dog Treat Favors - Take some biscuits home to your four-legged friends. 

    Photos (clockwise from top left): Katelyn James 

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch   Add a little extra pizazz to your wrapped wedding favors, with these DIY clay tags that you can customize any way you would like.     Pick clay colors that match your event's color scheme and personalize the finished tags with your wedding date, a monogram, or a short message of thanks. Your guests will love the thoughtful packaging and special touches to remind them of your big day. Here's how to make your own personalized clay favor tags.     Supplies: Oven Bake Clay in Various Colors Metal Number Stamp Set Circle Cookie Cutter (1 inch) String or Twine Wooden Skewer or Toothpick Scissors Rolling Pin How-To:     1. Start by pinching off equal parts of clay, in two different colors, and mixing them together by continuously pushing them together and then pulling them apart (kind of like taffy). Once you've reached the desired marbling effect, roll the clay into a ball.     2. Next, flatten the ball out, with a rolling pin, making sure the clay maintains the same thickness throughout.     3. Then, cut out a circle from the clay, with a cookie cutter.     4. Now, stamp your wedding date onto the clay circles (or other message) and add a hole at the top of each circle with a wooden skewer.     5. Place the clay pieces into the oven and bake according to instructions on the packaging. Once cooled, add a string.     6. Tie the tags around wrapped favors to present to guests!    
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  • We love when couples add personal touches to their wedding day, but our favorite details are often the ones that really tell the story of their relationship. True, many of your guests may already know some of the details of how you got together, but there may be some who may need or want a refresher. Here are some creative ways to tell your love story:

    A Sweet Sign – Display a chalkboard or other signage with a timeline of how you two met and got together. 

    Photo by Filda Konec Photography

    Photo Display – There are many creative ways to share photos from throughout your relationship (you can even include baby and childhood pictures in there as well!). Check out these creative ways to use your engagement photos in your wedding. 

    Photos (from left to right): Tia & Claire Studio, Jill Lauren Photography

    Create a Video – A video montage of images can be shown during the reception or at your rehearsal dinner 

    Photo by Earthmuse Photography

    Special Mementos – If you’re so inclined, we love when couples display their (funny or sweet) love notes or emails from throughout their relationship to really get a sense of their personalities and story

    Photo by Filda Konec Photography

    In Your Programs – Add a list of fun facts about the two of you for guests to read while they’re waiting for the ceremony to begin. For more ceremony program ideas, visit this board from our Stationery Editor!

    Photos (from left to right): Erin Lindsey Images, Daniel Kim Photography

    Table Names and Numbers – Use your table names and numbers as an opportunity to be creative. Name your tables after meaningful places you’ve visited, or put a twist on traditional table numbers by adding a fun fact to each. Want more table name ideas? Check out this article!

    Photos (from left to right): Jason Burns Photography, Cory Ryan Photography

    On the Paper Goods – Print a detail about your relationship on cocktail napkins or straw flags! Check out more cute cocktail napkin ideas here!

    Photo by Jim Kennedy Photographers

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  • Everyone wants to make a statement for their walk down the aisle, but your wedding exit is just as important! Get inspired by the super creative wedding send-off ideas below. 

    RELATED: Sparklers & Other Memorable Wedding Exits

    1. PICK-UP TRUCK

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography

    What better way to leave your southern-inspired wedding than in an ol' fashioned pick-up truck?

    2. GOLF CART

    Photos by Gideon Photography and Cramer Photo 

    Make a quick escape with a decorated golf cart. Perfect for weddings that take place at a sprawling resort! 

    3. HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE

    Photos by Meg Smith Photography and Jonathan Canlas Photography 

    If you're in search of the perfect fairytale ending, look no further than a horse-drawn carriage. 

    4. DOUBLE-DECKER BUS

    Photo by Maxwell Monty Photography

    Talk about a unique send-off idea! Perfect for your wedding party's arrival, and even more special for your exit as husband and wife. 

    5. MOTORCYCLE

    Photo by Tim Harman Photography

    Channel your inner rebel and jet off on your honeymoon with your new partner in crime.

    6. RETRO CAR 

    Photo by Meg Perroti Photography

    Throwback to the 1950s and speed off in an old-school convertible right out of Grease. 

    7. SPEEDBOAT

    Photo by Browers Photography

    Sail off into the sunset on a well-decorated boat after your beachside nuptials.

    8. CHARIOT 

    Photos by Mustard Seed Photography and J Henderson Photography

    Re-visit medieval times by waving goodbye to your guests in the comfort of your very own chariot. 

    9. TROLLEY

    Photo by Chrissy Lynn Love

    Take public transit and turn it into your private ride to married life! 

    10. TANDEM BIKE

    Photos by Liz Caruna Weddings

    A great option if your honeymoon suite is nearby! (Unless you're ready for a post-reception work out). 

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  • Feathers are not only the perfect complement to a boho-chic aesethetic, they're budget-friendly too! Here are 11 creative ways to incorporate feathers into your wedding decor.

    1. Centerpieces

    Photo by Sweet Little Photographs

    Love the dramatic look of tall centerpieces? What better way to create height than with long, lavish plumes?! 

    2. Chandelier

    Photo by Dixie Pixel

    In lieu of crystals or lanterns, decorate your tent ceiling with something a little offbeat and unexpected.

    3. Invitations

    Photo Courtesy of Southern Fried Paper

    Accent your invites with mini spotted feathers for an organic, bohemian edge.

    4. Ceremony Aisles

    Photo by Sweet Little Photographs

    What a fun, eco-friendly alternative to traditional floral aisle markers!

    5. Bouquet

    Photo by Nadia D Photography

    Mixing in a few non-floral fillers can be a perfect way to add texture to your bouquet without breaking the bank.

    6. Garland

    Photo Courtesy of BHLDN

    Incorporate a little laid-back glamour with this Dipped Feather Garland, $26 at BHDLN.

    7. Wreath

    Photo by Jodi Miller Photography

    Dress up your entryway with feathers for a fabulous first impression!

    8. Escort Cards

    Photo by onelove Photography

    Just one of many ways to get creative with your escort card display.

    9. Place Setting

    Photo by Live View Studios

    Add a whimsical touch to your tablescape with feather-topped place settings.

    10. Mobile

    Photo by Sweet Little Photographs

    This enchanting DIY mobile would look great arranged above an altar, suspended over dining tables, or hanging over the dance floor! 

    11. Cake

    Photo by Christine Choi Photography

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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. 

    6. Bunting 

    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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