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  • Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    If you've always dreamt of carrying a bouquet of old fashioned garden roses down the aisle, but your budget doesn't quite match up to the dream, try this version!

    Materials: 24 stems of spray roses (It works best if you buy one bunch with buds and one bunch with open blossoms) Order them ahead of time to secure your favorite color! Garden clippers String or twine florist tape 1-2 yards of ribbon

    Directions: 

    First, pick off the brown petals from the blossoms. We used spray roses, one of the most inexpensive roses on the market, to create this bouquet.     "Edit" each stem. Spray roses have several blossoms on each stem. Clip 1-2 off each stem to leave the prettiest blossoms and the stems that are around the same level on the stem. Also, remove the leaves from these stems.     Take a few of the stems with nice leaves and clip off all the blossoms. Wash the leaves. Leave 1-2 branches of leaves on the stem. Make sure none of the leaves are too low on the stem or it will interfere with the "handle" of your bouquet. Be sure to choose leaves that are hydrated and feel firm.     Spray roses consist of 3-5 smaller blossoms on each stem, and have a more casual feel then your normal florists' roses. They are readily available at markets and florists all year.     Gather a few stems in one hand at a 45 degree angle. Each time you add a stem, turn your bouquet. Don't be afraid to place some blossoms higher than others. This gives your bouquet depth and interest.     Be sure to add leaves in as you go. These frame the blossoms and give the bouquet a natural feel. Tie with twine, cover in florist tape (to protect the ribbon) and tie up with a ribbon.     By deconstructing the spray roses, you can create a bouquet that looks very natural. Your guests will never guess that your flowers came from the local grocery!     The total cost of this bouquet: $12 + ribbon!     Enjoy your beautiful, garden bouquet!
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  • Photos By: Jordan Ferney

    Materials: Vellum paper, 56 sheets of paper, a sewing machine,  fishing weights (not pictured), an exacto knife and straight edge (or a stack cutter,) artist tape (for hanging)

    Cut the sheets of vellum into one inch strips. You can do this with an exacto knife or have it cut all at one time with a stack cutter. (If you decide to go the stack color route organizing the paper in the order you want it to hang in will save you some time.)Measure the height of the space where the mobiles will hang to figure out how long you want them. Keep in mind you'll want to keep the eyesight of the guests clear of any obstruction. Once you know the length of the mobiles, layout the different colors in the order you want. Repeat until it is close to the length of mobile you want. Then put it into a stack and it is ready to sew.

    Leave a 12" tail of thread at the beginning and start to sew down the middle of the first strip. (I found it is easiest to put a piece of tape on the sewing machine at the end of the strip as a guide to mark where the vellum should be sewn.) Continue feeding each addition strip into the sewing machine.

    At the end leave another long tail of string. As you are sewing, try to be consistent on the amount of space between each strip but if its not perfect its ok, this design is very forgiving. Our mobiles were about four feet and the actual sewing took about 10 minutes for each mobile.     Hang the mobiles at varying heights over the center of the table with artist tape.     If left by itself the bottom paper will curl up, add a simple fishing weight at the bottom to prevent this from happening and to add a nice polish to the project.     This bright and modern mobile project is perfect for a daytime wedding reception or shower and can be done in any color scheme. It will transform the room and make a big impact.     The best part is this whole project can be made on the cheap -- for under $25     Use your imagination - or any color palette - to go with your event theme.     Gorgeous!        
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  • You adhere to tradition, love a good set of pearls, and long for a gown with a gorgeous train. Sound like you? If so, you're in the right place. We've rounded up 8 perfect hairstyles that every classic bride is sure to love. 

    1.  Headbands

    Photos by (from left to right): BRIDEface and Blooming Beauty by Cammy

    Add something extra to your bridal look by donning a headband. From a classic rhinestone headpiece, to an all-white band, the options are endless. 

     

    2. Low Bun

    Photos by (from left to right): Joanna Tano Photography and Emily Alt Photography 

    A tight low bun is a great option for a classic bridal look, especially in warmer months. Style it to the side so guests can see it when you're facing front. We recommend this 'do for summer nuptials.

     

    3. Side-Swept Curls

    Photos by (from left to right): Gerber + Scarpelli Photography and JC Page Photographers

    Talk about a romantic look. Ask your hairstylist for waves or curls, and sweep them to the side. We think this style will compliment a lace dress perfectly. 

     

    4. Intricate Up-Do

    Photos by (from left to right): Katherine O'Brien Photography and Page Bertelsen Photography

    If there's ever a time to go all-out on your hair, it's your wedding day. Don't be afraid to ask your stylist for a super stylish up-do, Not only will it look stunning, but it's a foolproof way to keep strays out of your face. 

     

    5. Pretty Pony

    Photos by (from left to right): Landon Jacob Photography and Aimme Lam Make-up & Hair Design

    Whether it's curled or straight, you can never go wrong with a styled ponytail. Off to the side or low in the back, it's always a great go-to 'do. 

     

    6. Braided Beauty

     

    Photos by (from left to right): Jordan Koepke Photography and Katelyn James Photography

    This unique braid is an eye-catching detail for your bridal 'do. We love the idea of pairing this with a detailed back to really wow guests from behind.

     

    7. Sock Bun

    Photos by (from left to right): Landon Jacob Photography and Emily Steffen Photography

    Just because you have classic taste doesn't mean you can't add a touch of glam. Add a crown headpiece and fulfill your childhood dream of becoming a princess. 

     

    8. Pulled-Back Waves

    Photos by (from left to right): Rylee Hitchner Photography and Katelyn James Photography

    Going for a more natural-looking hairstyle? Try delicate waves clipped back, it's a simple yet elegant way to leave a lasting impression. 

     

    NEXT: 8 Wedding Hairstyles For the Rustic Bride

     

     

     

     

     

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    Concept by: Victoria Hudgins Photos by Erin Holland   Add a dash of confetti to your party in the form of a chandelier! This looks fabulous hung in multiples on top of a dessert bar, or hung individually as centerpieces.     In fact, you can turn your confetti chandelier into a 'cake topper,' who says that a 'topper' has to be placed directly on top of the cake?     Cut out one inch confetti rounds from colored paper. We used about 120 rounds for this installation. I would suggest using a monotone color scheme or 4-5 coordinating colors on each hoop.     Thread the confetti dots together. Begin at the top, leaving enough thread to attach the string to an embroidery hoop. Have your hot glue gun ready and place a tiny drop of glue on the bottom of each dot to hold it in place.     Using an embroidery hoop, tie four to six strings across the top in a criss cross pattern.     One at a time, tie the strands of confetti dots onto the hoop and string base. You can paint or adorn the hoop as needed to match your wedding décor.     Hang the installation above a cake or elsewhere; adjust the length of the strands for just the right balance.      
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  • Photos By: Carly Taylor

    The vintage book theme has been a major player in wedding themes this year. We think these bookmark escort cards are the perfect touch to your celebration!

    The materials: Paper, access to a lamination machine, an exacto knife and pretty markers.     First you will need to laminate the paper you are using. You can buy a small machine to do this or bring your papers to the local copy store for lamination.Next, you will need to cut out your bookmarks using a straight edge or paper trimmer.     Trace a small heart on the top portion of each bookmark.    

    Using an exacto knife, cut around the heart 90% of the way.

     

    Leave a small portion of the heart uncut and attached to the page.

    After cutting, you can easily erase your tracing lines with a clean cloth.

    Using your pen, fill in table numbers on the heart and fold up for easy viewing on your seating table.

    Write in each guest name on the long end of the book mark - and you are done!

    2
  • A festive little treat is the perfect way to thank your beach destination wedding guests for making a special trip to celebrate with you. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite beach favor ideas for your inspiration!   Photos by (from left): Joanna Tano Photography, James Rubio Photography   Flip Flops Perfect for dancing the night away and feeling that sand between the toes!    Photos by (from left): Anjuli, Jagger Photography   Totes A fun keepsake for guests to carry the next time they hit the beach!    Photos by (from left): Union Photography, Volatile Photography   Parasols For a little shade amidst all that gorgeous seaside sunshine.    Photos by (from left): Meg Smith Photography, Union Photography   Sea Salt Mix Sea salts are the perfect base for a scrumptious culinary seasoning or a fragrant body scrub.   Photos by (from left): Mary Swenson, Union Photography   Sandalwood Fans For a light, refreshing breeze on a balmy-aired evening.   Photos by: Olivia Kanaley    Leis These festive, fun favors will really get the party started!   Photo by: This Love of Yours…Photography
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  • Delicate and modern, mint is a beautiful accent color choice for the fashion-aware bride that still wants to look feminine. And what better way to dress up your bridal look than with a pair of statement earrings? Here are eight pairs we're loving right now, with five coming in under $30! 

    1. Mint marquise drops, $25 at JewelIQ. 

    2. Pim + Larkin Mint Leaves stud earrings, $28 at Piperlime.

    3. Kate Spade New York Fragment Cluster seaglass multi-colored stud earrings, $68 at Amazon.

    4. Elizabeth Cole 'Fern' earring, $243 at Elizabeth Cole. 

    5. Blu Bijoux gold and mint rectangle earrings, $10 at Max & Cloe. 

    6. Heirloom Finds three oval drop gold tone and mint Cabochon dangle earrings, $12.99 at Amazon. 

    7. 'Merry-Go-Round' Earrings, $9.99 at ModCloth. 

    8. Loren Hope Petra earrings, $68 at Loren Hope.  

    Related:  10 Bridal Accessories Under $100 | 9 Statement Necklaces for Brides

    2
  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff     Incorporate the international symbol of love on your big day, with this sweet, wire heart, wrapped in velvety leaves from a dusty miller plant. It looks so good, no one will even know you made it yourself.     Materials: Dusty Miller Pliable Wire Washi Tape Wire Cutters Hot Glue Gun   How-To:     Step One: Cut a piece or wire that is 12-16 inches long.     Step Two: Bend the wire into a heart shape, by finding the mid point and bending up from there. Create the two humps for the top of the heart and bring the two ends together to finish the shape.     Step Three: Then, secure the two loose ends of the wire together with washi tape.     Step Four: Next, pluck leaves, of various sizes, off of a stem of dusty miller.       Step Five: Attach leaves individually to the wire with hot glue, starting at the top of the heart and working your way down.        Complete one side, and then the other.     Use the completed flower heart as a decoration for tables, the bride and groom chairs, or even as a cute cake topper. Note: If using around food, be sure to use edible flowers or non-toxic plant leaves only.
    2
  • We've seen the "choose a seat, not a side" sign one too many times these days. But that's okay -- it's quite popular! If you're looking for other fast and easy phrases to inject shots of personality, consider these whimsical (and quite awesome) ideas instead:  

    1. IT'S PARTY TIME! - Ask your ring bearer to strut down the aisle in style with a big smile because after all, it's what every guest is thinking. 

    Photo: Troy Grover Photographers

    2. LET THE ADVENTURES BEGIN - Yes, there will be ups and downs and everything in between. 

    Photo: Ooh! Events 

    3. LET'S DO THIS THING - Direct guests with arrows to make sure they know where they're going.   

    Photo: Jodi Miller Photography

    4. THIS IS OUR NEXT CHAPTER - Marriage, obviously. It takes two not one. 

    Photo: Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography

    5. MUTUAL WEIRDNESS FOREVER - Celebrate how perfect you are for each other -- no pun intended. 

    Photo: Leslie Barbaro Photography

    6. YEE HAW - Fit for a rustic-themed farm wedding with line dancing. Wear 'em cowboy boots! 

    Photo: Paper Antler 

    7. COWABUNGA -  Surf's up if you're having a beach wedding along the sea shores. 

    Photo: Brio Art by Katie Fears 

    8. COME AWAY WITH US - Proclaim your favorite quote or song lyric. 

    Photo: Ulmer Studios 

    9. FEAST! - After all, it's the best part of the reception, right? Digging in. 

    Photo: Erin Lindsey Images 

    Related: View more wedding signs here >> 

     

    1
  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff   Pop the question to your bridesmaids with these teeny tiny gift boxes, with a surprise message (and gift) inside.     This DIY will help get your potential bridesmaids excited for the big day and you can customize the painted birch boxes to your wedding colors in a pinch. This is a great way to give bridesmaids a piece of jewelry, like a ring, that they can wear to the wedding and cherish long after you say, "I do".     Materials:  Small Round Birch Craft Boxes Acrylic Paint Paint Brush 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid' print outs Crinkle Paper Scissors Velvet Ribbon Fresh Flowers, like Delphinium (optional) How To:     1. First, paint the base and lid of the box with acrylic paint in fun patterns and shapes. Wait for the paint to dry.     2. Next, cut a piece of velvet ribbon between four and seven inches long, and glue one end to the inside of the lid.     3. Wrap the other end of the ribbon through the ring and glue the loose end further down on the back of the ribbon. This will create a secure loop to hold the ring, so it doesn't fall out of the box. It will also lift the ring from the box when the lid is opened.     4. Next, add a strip of paper to the the ring and ribbon that pops the question. You can create these strips very easily with your home computer and a printer. The font used in the example is called Housegrind and is free for personal use, right here.     5. Lastly, add crinkle paper to the box and nestle the ring inside before tucking in the ribbon and paper message and putting the lid back on. Present as a gift to your potential bridesmaids and cross your fingers.  
    1
  • Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    If you've always dreamt of carrying a bouquet of old fashioned garden roses down the aisle, but your budget doesn't quite match up to the dream, try this version!

    Materials: 24 stems of spray roses (It works best if you buy one bunch with buds and one bunch with open blossoms) Order them ahead of time to secure your favorite color! Garden clippers String or twine florist tape 1-2 yards of ribbon

    Directions: 

    First, pick off the brown petals from the blossoms. We used spray roses, one of the most inexpensive roses on the market, to create this bouquet.     "Edit" each stem. Spray roses have several blossoms on each stem. Clip 1-2 off each stem to leave the prettiest blossoms and the stems that are around the same level on the stem. Also, remove the leaves from these stems.     Take a few of the stems with nice leaves and clip off all the blossoms. Wash the leaves. Leave 1-2 branches of leaves on the stem. Make sure none of the leaves are too low on the stem or it will interfere with the "handle" of your bouquet. Be sure to choose leaves that are hydrated and feel firm.     Spray roses consist of 3-5 smaller blossoms on each stem, and have a more casual feel then your normal florists' roses. They are readily available at markets and florists all year.     Gather a few stems in one hand at a 45 degree angle. Each time you add a stem, turn your bouquet. Don't be afraid to place some blossoms higher than others. This gives your bouquet depth and interest.     Be sure to add leaves in as you go. These frame the blossoms and give the bouquet a natural feel. Tie with twine, cover in florist tape (to protect the ribbon) and tie up with a ribbon.     By deconstructing the spray roses, you can create a bouquet that looks very natural. Your guests will never guess that your flowers came from the local grocery!     The total cost of this bouquet: $12 + ribbon!     Enjoy your beautiful, garden bouquet!
    9
  • Photos By: Jordan Ferney

    Materials: Vellum paper, 56 sheets of paper, a sewing machine,  fishing weights (not pictured), an exacto knife and straight edge (or a stack cutter,) artist tape (for hanging)

    Cut the sheets of vellum into one inch strips. You can do this with an exacto knife or have it cut all at one time with a stack cutter. (If you decide to go the stack color route organizing the paper in the order you want it to hang in will save you some time.)Measure the height of the space where the mobiles will hang to figure out how long you want them. Keep in mind you'll want to keep the eyesight of the guests clear of any obstruction. Once you know the length of the mobiles, layout the different colors in the order you want. Repeat until it is close to the length of mobile you want. Then put it into a stack and it is ready to sew.

    Leave a 12" tail of thread at the beginning and start to sew down the middle of the first strip. (I found it is easiest to put a piece of tape on the sewing machine at the end of the strip as a guide to mark where the vellum should be sewn.) Continue feeding each addition strip into the sewing machine.

    At the end leave another long tail of string. As you are sewing, try to be consistent on the amount of space between each strip but if its not perfect its ok, this design is very forgiving. Our mobiles were about four feet and the actual sewing took about 10 minutes for each mobile.     Hang the mobiles at varying heights over the center of the table with artist tape.     If left by itself the bottom paper will curl up, add a simple fishing weight at the bottom to prevent this from happening and to add a nice polish to the project.     This bright and modern mobile project is perfect for a daytime wedding reception or shower and can be done in any color scheme. It will transform the room and make a big impact.     The best part is this whole project can be made on the cheap -- for under $25     Use your imagination - or any color palette - to go with your event theme.     Gorgeous!        
    6
  • You adhere to tradition, love a good set of pearls, and long for a gown with a gorgeous train. Sound like you? If so, you're in the right place. We've rounded up 8 perfect hairstyles that every classic bride is sure to love. 

    1.  Headbands

    Photos by (from left to right): BRIDEface and Blooming Beauty by Cammy

    Add something extra to your bridal look by donning a headband. From a classic rhinestone headpiece, to an all-white band, the options are endless. 

     

    2. Low Bun

    Photos by (from left to right): Joanna Tano Photography and Emily Alt Photography 

    A tight low bun is a great option for a classic bridal look, especially in warmer months. Style it to the side so guests can see it when you're facing front. We recommend this 'do for summer nuptials.

     

    3. Side-Swept Curls

    Photos by (from left to right): Gerber + Scarpelli Photography and JC Page Photographers

    Talk about a romantic look. Ask your hairstylist for waves or curls, and sweep them to the side. We think this style will compliment a lace dress perfectly. 

     

    4. Intricate Up-Do

    Photos by (from left to right): Katherine O'Brien Photography and Page Bertelsen Photography

    If there's ever a time to go all-out on your hair, it's your wedding day. Don't be afraid to ask your stylist for a super stylish up-do, Not only will it look stunning, but it's a foolproof way to keep strays out of your face. 

     

    5. Pretty Pony

    Photos by (from left to right): Landon Jacob Photography and Aimme Lam Make-up & Hair Design

    Whether it's curled or straight, you can never go wrong with a styled ponytail. Off to the side or low in the back, it's always a great go-to 'do. 

     

    6. Braided Beauty

     

    Photos by (from left to right): Jordan Koepke Photography and Katelyn James Photography

    This unique braid is an eye-catching detail for your bridal 'do. We love the idea of pairing this with a detailed back to really wow guests from behind.

     

    7. Sock Bun

    Photos by (from left to right): Landon Jacob Photography and Emily Steffen Photography

    Just because you have classic taste doesn't mean you can't add a touch of glam. Add a crown headpiece and fulfill your childhood dream of becoming a princess. 

     

    8. Pulled-Back Waves

    Photos by (from left to right): Rylee Hitchner Photography and Katelyn James Photography

    Going for a more natural-looking hairstyle? Try delicate waves clipped back, it's a simple yet elegant way to leave a lasting impression. 

     

    NEXT: 8 Wedding Hairstyles For the Rustic Bride

     

     

     

     

     

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  •  

    Concept by: Victoria Hudgins Photos by Erin Holland   Add a dash of confetti to your party in the form of a chandelier! This looks fabulous hung in multiples on top of a dessert bar, or hung individually as centerpieces.     In fact, you can turn your confetti chandelier into a 'cake topper,' who says that a 'topper' has to be placed directly on top of the cake?     Cut out one inch confetti rounds from colored paper. We used about 120 rounds for this installation. I would suggest using a monotone color scheme or 4-5 coordinating colors on each hoop.     Thread the confetti dots together. Begin at the top, leaving enough thread to attach the string to an embroidery hoop. Have your hot glue gun ready and place a tiny drop of glue on the bottom of each dot to hold it in place.     Using an embroidery hoop, tie four to six strings across the top in a criss cross pattern.     One at a time, tie the strands of confetti dots onto the hoop and string base. You can paint or adorn the hoop as needed to match your wedding décor.     Hang the installation above a cake or elsewhere; adjust the length of the strands for just the right balance.      
    8
  • Photos By: Carly Taylor

    The vintage book theme has been a major player in wedding themes this year. We think these bookmark escort cards are the perfect touch to your celebration!

    The materials: Paper, access to a lamination machine, an exacto knife and pretty markers.     First you will need to laminate the paper you are using. You can buy a small machine to do this or bring your papers to the local copy store for lamination.Next, you will need to cut out your bookmarks using a straight edge or paper trimmer.     Trace a small heart on the top portion of each bookmark.    

    Using an exacto knife, cut around the heart 90% of the way.

     

    Leave a small portion of the heart uncut and attached to the page.

    After cutting, you can easily erase your tracing lines with a clean cloth.

    Using your pen, fill in table numbers on the heart and fold up for easy viewing on your seating table.

    Write in each guest name on the long end of the book mark - and you are done!

    2
  • A festive little treat is the perfect way to thank your beach destination wedding guests for making a special trip to celebrate with you. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite beach favor ideas for your inspiration!   Photos by (from left): Joanna Tano Photography, James Rubio Photography   Flip Flops Perfect for dancing the night away and feeling that sand between the toes!    Photos by (from left): Anjuli, Jagger Photography   Totes A fun keepsake for guests to carry the next time they hit the beach!    Photos by (from left): Union Photography, Volatile Photography   Parasols For a little shade amidst all that gorgeous seaside sunshine.    Photos by (from left): Meg Smith Photography, Union Photography   Sea Salt Mix Sea salts are the perfect base for a scrumptious culinary seasoning or a fragrant body scrub.   Photos by (from left): Mary Swenson, Union Photography   Sandalwood Fans For a light, refreshing breeze on a balmy-aired evening.   Photos by: Olivia Kanaley    Leis These festive, fun favors will really get the party started!   Photo by: This Love of Yours…Photography
    1
  • Delicate and modern, mint is a beautiful accent color choice for the fashion-aware bride that still wants to look feminine. And what better way to dress up your bridal look than with a pair of statement earrings? Here are eight pairs we're loving right now, with five coming in under $30! 

    1. Mint marquise drops, $25 at JewelIQ. 

    2. Pim + Larkin Mint Leaves stud earrings, $28 at Piperlime.

    3. Kate Spade New York Fragment Cluster seaglass multi-colored stud earrings, $68 at Amazon.

    4. Elizabeth Cole 'Fern' earring, $243 at Elizabeth Cole. 

    5. Blu Bijoux gold and mint rectangle earrings, $10 at Max & Cloe. 

    6. Heirloom Finds three oval drop gold tone and mint Cabochon dangle earrings, $12.99 at Amazon. 

    7. 'Merry-Go-Round' Earrings, $9.99 at ModCloth. 

    8. Loren Hope Petra earrings, $68 at Loren Hope.  

    Related:  10 Bridal Accessories Under $100 | 9 Statement Necklaces for Brides

    2
  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff     Incorporate the international symbol of love on your big day, with this sweet, wire heart, wrapped in velvety leaves from a dusty miller plant. It looks so good, no one will even know you made it yourself.     Materials: Dusty Miller Pliable Wire Washi Tape Wire Cutters Hot Glue Gun   How-To:     Step One: Cut a piece or wire that is 12-16 inches long.     Step Two: Bend the wire into a heart shape, by finding the mid point and bending up from there. Create the two humps for the top of the heart and bring the two ends together to finish the shape.     Step Three: Then, secure the two loose ends of the wire together with washi tape.     Step Four: Next, pluck leaves, of various sizes, off of a stem of dusty miller.       Step Five: Attach leaves individually to the wire with hot glue, starting at the top of the heart and working your way down.        Complete one side, and then the other.     Use the completed flower heart as a decoration for tables, the bride and groom chairs, or even as a cute cake topper. Note: If using around food, be sure to use edible flowers or non-toxic plant leaves only.
    2
  • We've seen the "choose a seat, not a side" sign one too many times these days. But that's okay -- it's quite popular! If you're looking for other fast and easy phrases to inject shots of personality, consider these whimsical (and quite awesome) ideas instead:  

    1. IT'S PARTY TIME! - Ask your ring bearer to strut down the aisle in style with a big smile because after all, it's what every guest is thinking. 

    Photo: Troy Grover Photographers

    2. LET THE ADVENTURES BEGIN - Yes, there will be ups and downs and everything in between. 

    Photo: Ooh! Events 

    3. LET'S DO THIS THING - Direct guests with arrows to make sure they know where they're going.   

    Photo: Jodi Miller Photography

    4. THIS IS OUR NEXT CHAPTER - Marriage, obviously. It takes two not one. 

    Photo: Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography

    5. MUTUAL WEIRDNESS FOREVER - Celebrate how perfect you are for each other -- no pun intended. 

    Photo: Leslie Barbaro Photography

    6. YEE HAW - Fit for a rustic-themed farm wedding with line dancing. Wear 'em cowboy boots! 

    Photo: Paper Antler 

    7. COWABUNGA -  Surf's up if you're having a beach wedding along the sea shores. 

    Photo: Brio Art by Katie Fears 

    8. COME AWAY WITH US - Proclaim your favorite quote or song lyric. 

    Photo: Ulmer Studios 

    9. FEAST! - After all, it's the best part of the reception, right? Digging in. 

    Photo: Erin Lindsey Images 

    Related: View more wedding signs here >> 

     

    1
  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff   Pop the question to your bridesmaids with these teeny tiny gift boxes, with a surprise message (and gift) inside.     This DIY will help get your potential bridesmaids excited for the big day and you can customize the painted birch boxes to your wedding colors in a pinch. This is a great way to give bridesmaids a piece of jewelry, like a ring, that they can wear to the wedding and cherish long after you say, "I do".     Materials:  Small Round Birch Craft Boxes Acrylic Paint Paint Brush 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid' print outs Crinkle Paper Scissors Velvet Ribbon Fresh Flowers, like Delphinium (optional) How To:     1. First, paint the base and lid of the box with acrylic paint in fun patterns and shapes. Wait for the paint to dry.     2. Next, cut a piece of velvet ribbon between four and seven inches long, and glue one end to the inside of the lid.     3. Wrap the other end of the ribbon through the ring and glue the loose end further down on the back of the ribbon. This will create a secure loop to hold the ring, so it doesn't fall out of the box. It will also lift the ring from the box when the lid is opened.     4. Next, add a strip of paper to the the ring and ribbon that pops the question. You can create these strips very easily with your home computer and a printer. The font used in the example is called Housegrind and is free for personal use, right here.     5. Lastly, add crinkle paper to the box and nestle the ring inside before tucking in the ribbon and paper message and putting the lid back on. Present as a gift to your potential bridesmaids and cross your fingers.  
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    DIY Wedding: With so many colorful images of unique wedding ideas we’ve found, plus all our real wedding images, you’ll find the most DIY wedding ideas here. From simple wedding favors to more complex origami wedding decorations – if we think you can make it, you’ll find it here (if it’s not here it doesn’t mean we don’t think you can make it, it just means we want you to send us a picture when your DIY project is done)!

    Fashion & Beauty: Don’t forget to find wedding ideas for yourself! We have thousands of pictures of bridal hair and makeup, as well as one of the largest selections of wedding dresses for you to browse.

    Wedding Venues: Not only do we have ideas for one-of-a-kind wedding venues as well as established wedding venues in your area, we have some of the very best wedding decoration ideas and wedding theme ideas for once you have nailed down the venue.

    Wedding Cake: While we must admit that wedding cake is delicious (mmmm, wedding cake, nom nom nom), your cake will also serve as a focal point of the wedding reception. Check out all of our wedding ideas for cake decorations as well as cake alternatives.

    Engagement Rings: Project Wedding doesn’t just start once you’ve gotten engaged. Register with us before the big question has been popped and share photos of your favorite engagement rings with your future better half.

    Honeymoon: Project Wedding doesn’t stop with the wedding either. We’ve included hundreds of post-wedding ideas to inspire your perfect honeymoon!