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Planning Wedding Ideas

  • Not sure which wedding style you want? If you’re searching for a venue with opulence  — ballroom , castle, or museum — our Style Editor’s ultimate glamorous wedding guide is just for you:

    From the Stationery Editor – A formal black and gold letterpress invitation suite for New Year’s Eve, perhaps?

    Photo: Jupiter and Juno 

    From the Fashion Editor - Bejeweled shoes — the perfect compliment to body-hugging bombshell wedding dresses. See more glittery gold and silver pairs here.

    Photos (from left to right): Cage & Aquarium Photography and Kurt Boomer Photo

    From the Beauty Editor - Long, lush lashes are a crucial component of glam wedding makeup. Learn how to apply falsies yourself with this must-read tutorial.

    Photo: Woodland Fields Photography

    From the Jewelry Editor - One big rock paired with a simple diamond band–does it get more quintessentially glam than this? See more real engagement rings here.

    Photo: Joy Marie Photography

    From the Favors Editor - A dance-all-evening affair should end in not one, but two indulgences: decadent dessert and a nightcap. See more edible wedding favors here.

    Photo: Studio Carmen Photography

    From the Flowers Editor - Blanket your aisle with pretty petals, elevate your ceremony flowers with pillars, and display densely-packed arrangements in towering vases for a dramatic effect.

    Photos (from left to right): Birds of a Feather and Caroline Tran

    From the Decor Editor - Create the ultimate glam decor scheme with sequins, bold patterns, lavish draping, and statement lighting.

    Photos (from left to right): Franciscan Gardens and Lisa Lefkowitz 

    From the Cakes Editor – Go for the gold and silver! Choose these metallic tones for your three-tiered sweet confection. See more gold wedding cakes here.

    Photos (from left to right): Katelyn James Photography and Sweet & Saucy Shop 

     

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  • Sharing information and requests with your guests with some pretty signage has become commonplace at weddings these days. But we love when couples take a whimsical and sometimes cheeky twist by using some poetry skills. Rhyming phases are not only cute, but they also stick in guests’ memories! Here are a few favorite examples: 

    At the Ceremony
    Encourage your guests to sit wherever they like with a sign that reads: “Family and friends of the bride and groom, sit together, there’s plenty of room!”

    Photo by Kim Schepperley Photography

    On the Guest Book Table

    A sweet and creative poem will delight your guests as they sign your guest book, and give them a little something to read if there’s a wait.

    Photo by Arte de Vie

    At the Bar

    If you’re giving your guests glasses to keep with them for the entire night, let them know with a rhyming sign!

    Photo by Kim Schepperley Photography

    On the Escort Card Table

    A little rhyme to make your guests smile as they look for their escort cards and table assignments

    Photo by Jason Burns Photography

     

    On Your Favors

    Your wedding favor packaging is a great opportunity to include a little rhyme – and its even better when you can use your names for an added personal touch.

    Photo by Danny K Photography

     

    Check out this board for even more wedding sign ideas »

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  • A Short Wedding Dress

    Show off those legs! Bonnie stayed cool in a custom knee-length frock by Nina Dinh of Susan European Dressmaker for her Los Angeles wedding.
    Related: 16 Short Wedding Dresses

     

    Bright Bridesmaid Dresses



    Sun-kissed skin looks best against bold colors, so let your girls stand out in saccharine shades. We love the bright orange and coral looks from Katie and Jacob's Menlo Park wedding.
    Katie & Jacob's Colorful Summer Wedding

     

    Mint Honey Favors



    Place a vial of mint-infused honey at each place setting—the easy-to-make favor tastes yummy when drizzled on all sorts of desserts.
    Mint Honey Favor DIY

     

    Fla-Vor-Ice!



    Nothing brings us back to childhood summers quite like freezy pops. This nostalgia-inducing treat will be a big hit at any hot weather reception, guaranteed.
    Tara & Harris's Crafty Summer Wedding

     

    Double-Duty Programs



    One of our favorite summer wedding hacks is also one of the easiest to create. Amy and Kenn attached popsicle sticks to their card stock ceremony programs, and voila! Instant fan for each guest, which was absolutely necessary for their hot Virgin Islands nuptials.
    Amy & Kenn's Tropical Wedding

     

    Picnic Rehearsal Dinner



    Daisies and gingham are always appropriate additions to a picnic bench meal. See more tips for decorating a rehearsal dinner in the park in our full tutorial.
    Summertime Picnic Decor Tutorial

     

    Infused Water Table Numbers



    Indoors or out, warm-weather weddings call for plenty of liquids for your guests. Keep everyone hydrated by placing bottles of flavor-infused water (we like mint, strawberry, and cucumber) at each table. They can also double as your table numbers!
    View the Complete DIY

     

    Pool Decor



    Floating floral arrangements are a great way to extend a decor theme into the parts of your reception venue that may be otherwise untouchable. We love the arrangements Petal Flower Design created for Lindsay and Luke's private residence wedding in Massachusetts.
    Lindsay & Luke's Backyard Wedding

     

    Bite-Sized Burgers



    Miniature versions of this griller's favorite make the perfect passed appetizer for a summertime cocktail reception.
    Zoe & John's Preppy Summer Wedding

     

    A Drink Stand



    Who doesn't love lemonade and sweet tea on a hot summer day? Set up a table exclusively dedicated to cold drinks, and designate someone to make sure the containers are always full. Everyone working up a sweat on the dance floor will be grateful!
    More Drink Photos

     

    Idea By: Sarah Zlotnick

     

     

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  • Not sure which wedding style you want? If you’re searching for a venue with opulence  — ballroom , castle, or museum — our Style Editor’s ultimate glamorous wedding guide is just for you:

    From the Stationery Editor – A formal black and gold letterpress invitation suite for New Year’s Eve, perhaps?

    Photo: Jupiter and Juno 

    From the Fashion Editor - Bejeweled shoes — the perfect compliment to body-hugging bombshell wedding dresses. See more glittery gold and silver pairs here.

    Photos (from left to right): Cage & Aquarium Photography and Kurt Boomer Photo

    From the Beauty Editor - Long, lush lashes are a crucial component of glam wedding makeup. Learn how to apply falsies yourself with this must-read tutorial.

    Photo: Woodland Fields Photography

    From the Jewelry Editor - One big rock paired with a simple diamond band–does it get more quintessentially glam than this? See more real engagement rings here.

    Photo: Joy Marie Photography

    From the Favors Editor - A dance-all-evening affair should end in not one, but two indulgences: decadent dessert and a nightcap. See more edible wedding favors here.

    Photo: Studio Carmen Photography

    From the Flowers Editor - Blanket your aisle with pretty petals, elevate your ceremony flowers with pillars, and display densely-packed arrangements in towering vases for a dramatic effect.

    Photos (from left to right): Birds of a Feather and Caroline Tran

    From the Decor Editor - Create the ultimate glam decor scheme with sequins, bold patterns, lavish draping, and statement lighting.

    Photos (from left to right): Franciscan Gardens and Lisa Lefkowitz 

    From the Cakes Editor – Go for the gold and silver! Choose these metallic tones for your three-tiered sweet confection. See more gold wedding cakes here.

    Photos (from left to right): Katelyn James Photography and Sweet & Saucy Shop 

     

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  • Sharing information and requests with your guests with some pretty signage has become commonplace at weddings these days. But we love when couples take a whimsical and sometimes cheeky twist by using some poetry skills. Rhyming phases are not only cute, but they also stick in guests’ memories! Here are a few favorite examples: 

    At the Ceremony
    Encourage your guests to sit wherever they like with a sign that reads: “Family and friends of the bride and groom, sit together, there’s plenty of room!”

    Photo by Kim Schepperley Photography

    On the Guest Book Table

    A sweet and creative poem will delight your guests as they sign your guest book, and give them a little something to read if there’s a wait.

    Photo by Arte de Vie

    At the Bar

    If you’re giving your guests glasses to keep with them for the entire night, let them know with a rhyming sign!

    Photo by Kim Schepperley Photography

    On the Escort Card Table

    A little rhyme to make your guests smile as they look for their escort cards and table assignments

    Photo by Jason Burns Photography

     

    On Your Favors

    Your wedding favor packaging is a great opportunity to include a little rhyme – and its even better when you can use your names for an added personal touch.

    Photo by Danny K Photography

     

    Check out this board for even more wedding sign ideas »

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  • A Short Wedding Dress

    Show off those legs! Bonnie stayed cool in a custom knee-length frock by Nina Dinh of Susan European Dressmaker for her Los Angeles wedding.
    Related: 16 Short Wedding Dresses

     

    Bright Bridesmaid Dresses



    Sun-kissed skin looks best against bold colors, so let your girls stand out in saccharine shades. We love the bright orange and coral looks from Katie and Jacob's Menlo Park wedding.
    Katie & Jacob's Colorful Summer Wedding

     

    Mint Honey Favors



    Place a vial of mint-infused honey at each place setting—the easy-to-make favor tastes yummy when drizzled on all sorts of desserts.
    Mint Honey Favor DIY

     

    Fla-Vor-Ice!



    Nothing brings us back to childhood summers quite like freezy pops. This nostalgia-inducing treat will be a big hit at any hot weather reception, guaranteed.
    Tara & Harris's Crafty Summer Wedding

     

    Double-Duty Programs



    One of our favorite summer wedding hacks is also one of the easiest to create. Amy and Kenn attached popsicle sticks to their card stock ceremony programs, and voila! Instant fan for each guest, which was absolutely necessary for their hot Virgin Islands nuptials.
    Amy & Kenn's Tropical Wedding

     

    Picnic Rehearsal Dinner



    Daisies and gingham are always appropriate additions to a picnic bench meal. See more tips for decorating a rehearsal dinner in the park in our full tutorial.
    Summertime Picnic Decor Tutorial

     

    Infused Water Table Numbers



    Indoors or out, warm-weather weddings call for plenty of liquids for your guests. Keep everyone hydrated by placing bottles of flavor-infused water (we like mint, strawberry, and cucumber) at each table. They can also double as your table numbers!
    View the Complete DIY

     

    Pool Decor



    Floating floral arrangements are a great way to extend a decor theme into the parts of your reception venue that may be otherwise untouchable. We love the arrangements Petal Flower Design created for Lindsay and Luke's private residence wedding in Massachusetts.
    Lindsay & Luke's Backyard Wedding

     

    Bite-Sized Burgers



    Miniature versions of this griller's favorite make the perfect passed appetizer for a summertime cocktail reception.
    Zoe & John's Preppy Summer Wedding

     

    A Drink Stand



    Who doesn't love lemonade and sweet tea on a hot summer day? Set up a table exclusively dedicated to cold drinks, and designate someone to make sure the containers are always full. Everyone working up a sweat on the dance floor will be grateful!
    More Drink Photos

     

    Idea By: Sarah Zlotnick

     

     

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