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  • Alcohol isn't the only party-starter, but it's certainly the most reliable. Cheers!

    1.  BEER DISPENSER

     

    Photo by Sweet Little Photographs

    The beer aficiandos will be pleasantly surprised by this cool addition to your reception. Guests can sample all the varities you have to offer and refill as often as they like!

    2. DRINKABLE FAVORS

    Photos by Andi Mans Photography and Carla Ten Eyck 

    Why not share your love of yummy drinks with your guests? Just add a tag to personalize the booze!

    3. TROPICAL DRINKS

    Photo by Joanna Tano Photography 

    Everyone loves a good island-inspired drink. Whether you're in a tropical location or not, you can't go wrong with a fruity beverage. 

    4. PERSONALIZED BEER

    Photos by Kristine Marie Photography and Katie Slater Photography 

    Add a personal message to your favorite beer. Use the same fonts and graphics from your wedding invitations to tie it all together!

    5. DRINKING ACCESSORIES

    Photos by Jessican Lorren Organic Photography and Shelly Kroeger Photography 

    Add a pop of color or sparkle to your signature drinks with a fun straw or stirrer! 

    6. FESTIVE DISPLAY

    Photos by Cuppa Photography

    Display your drinks in a fun way that matches your reception style! This boat idea is perfect for nautical and beachside weddings. 

     

    7. MIXED DRINKS

    Photos by Turnquist Photography 

    These mixed drinks are a great addition to an outdoor summer wedding. Save some cash by ditching the bartender putting it in a beverage dispenser.

    8. BOOZY SIGNAGE

    Photos by Taylor Lord Photography and Sweet Little Photographs 

    Use fun quotes on a whimsical sign to encourage guests to celebrate with a cocktail.

    9. KEGS

    Photo by Our Labor of Love Photography

    Another easy way to serve alcohol and avoid hiring bartenders. 

    10. IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE

    Photo by Shannon Cronin Photography 

    Calm your wedding jitters by having a champagne toast with your girls while you get ready! 

    11. HIS AND HERS COCKTAILS

    Photo by William Innes Photography

    Personalize your reception by serving your favorite drinks!

    12. BE YOUR OWN BARTENDER

    Photos by Marie Skerl Photography and Aaron Watson Photography 

    Probably better for smaller weddings, where you can trust guests to control their intake. 

    13. OPEN BAR

    Photo by Flora and Fauna Photography

    And of course the golden rule for any beer and cocktail-loving couple: open bar! 

    NEXT: How To Style a Beverage Station

    0
  • Photo courtesy of Blend Makeup Artistry

    The most surefire way to acheive a perfect complexion on your wedding day? Airbrush makeup. Once reserved for red carpets and Hollywood actresses, many wedding makeup artists now rely on this spray-on application technique to give their brides sheer, flawless, and lasting coverage. Not sure if it's the right choice for your wedding day? Ryan Kransey of Blend Makeup Aristry provides us with a helpful introduction to the topic.

    1. Why is airbrush foundation and makeup so appealing? 

    The airbrush makeup trend started where most trends do: in Hollywood. Airbrushed at the beginning of a busy day of shooting, starlets were impressed by the longevity and flawless finish the airbrush provided. Eventually, as with most trends, it trickled down into the everyday makeup world. Now it wouldn't be uncommon to see an airbrush kit in the home of a modern day working mom.

    2. What are the benefits of getting airbrush makeup applied versus the traditional application process?

    Its longevity—airbrush makeup lasts 8-12 hours in any weather condition. It's also water-resistant, so you won't have to worry about tear streaks. Finally, it won't rub off, which eliminates the fear of hugging or dancing too closely with guests. The trifecta of bridal makeup woes, solved! 

    3. What skin type does airbrushing work best for? How long does it take to apply?

    The beauty of airbrush is that it works for everyone, even people with sensitive skin. Clients with allergies will benefit from the water-based makeup formulas, and the air compressor is one of the most hygenic ways to distribute foundation. 

    4. How long does it take to apply?

    The application process is quick! Only about 45 seconds to a minute.  

    5. Can airbrush makeup be lightly applied? How can one avoid having their makeup look heavy or cakey?

    Airbrush has what we call a 'buildable' coverage—it can cater to brides who want very minimal coverage or heavy-duty tattoo and scar coverage.  Airbrushing should never look or feel cakey, but if it does, ask your artist for a spritz of rose water or less powder.

    6. Should a bride schedule a trial-run before her wedding day?

    Absolutely. Not only is a trial the best way to get to know your artist (and, more importantly, for her/him to get to know you), it is essential in determining your personal look for the day. 

    7. Which season would you recommend airbrush makeup for?

    It's beautiful for any season, but summer brides will benefit the most.

    8. Can you apply traditional makeup over airbrush foundation? 

    Traditional foundation can be applied over airbrush, but it's mostly unnecessary. At times we place concealer on top of airbrush foundation for additional coverage where needed, but that's about it. 

    9. Does it stain? If it gets on a bride's wedding dress, what do you recommend to remove it?

    Even though airbrush is tear-proof, it does not stain. It can be removed simply with soap and water or with makeup remover. However, it's always good to be aware of your makeup as you put on your dress-- the airbrush won't stain but mascara and lipstick will.

    Related: Classic Wedding Makeup to Copy 

    10
  • By: Jenny Batt

    Fringe is still everywhere and I don’t think it's going out of style anytime soon. Traditionally, you take tiny pieces of fringe and cover shapes and large paper mache objects. For this DIY, I will show you a new technique to breeze through fringing anything.     Materials: Tissue Paper Cutting Mat and Rotary Cutter Scissors (or fringing scissors – easier) Elmer’s Glue Poster Board   Step One Lay several sheets of tissue paper flat and fold in half lengthwise. Use your cutting mat, a straight edge and your rotary cutter, to cut strips 2.5” wide across the fold.     Step Two Take each set of strips and unfold. Refold lengthwise.     Step Three Fold in half widthwise and cut fringe on the bottom (not the folded) edge.     Step Four Separate each fringed strip and refold lengthwise. Take your poster board and across the short edge, run a thin bead of glue across the length. Lay a fringed piece across the glue and press lightly to adhere. If the strip isn’t quite long enough to reach, just add pieces as needed. For the next layer add another bead of glue above the first strip and add another strip.     Step Five Repeat until the entire poster board is covered. Let dry.     Step Six Print out letters from your computer. Cut out the letters from the paper. Place each letter on the fringed board, adjusting it so the fringe goes left to right across the letter, and cut loosely around the edge. Once you have the smaller piece, use the template to cut out the shape perfectly.     Step Seven Repeat with remaining letters. Sometimes after cutting, the tops of the letters are missing fringe. Simply add touch up pieces of tissue paper fringe and glue down. Let dry and trim.     Step Eight Use a bunting template to make a fun garland. You can use the fringed poster board to make any shapes you like or keep as is for a fun backdrop or to use as a tray liner. The fringing goes quickly using this method and is less tedious than fringing each shape individually.     Step Nine To make a garland from the letters, simply flip over the pieces and tape down to twine. Here I used washi tape so I can remove and adjust the letters easily after hanging.     photos by hankandhunt.com      
    4
  •  

    By: Danyelle Mathews   Creating charming escort cards for your wedding doesn't have to take a lot of time or resources. Simply gather a few basic, inexpensive supplies to produce this budget-savvy, casual-chic concept.      Supplies: Manilla shipping tags Chalkboard paint Foam paintbrush   Step One Arrange your tags on a large work surface     Step Two Dip the foam paintbrush into the chalkboard paint and apply one brushstroke to each tag.     Step Three Allow the paint to dry completely, then write guests names and seating information on the tags with chalk.     Step Four Display the tags using a fabric backdrop, coordinating yarn or string and wooden clothespins.     {Photos by: Danyelle Matthews}
    5
  • By: Victoria Hudgins 

    These trendy, crafted flowers will look amazing in bouquets or décor!     I was inspired by a pre-made version and quickly realized how easy the flowers are to whip up! Consider making a bouquet for everyone in your wedding party or a few dozen to construct a ceremony backdrop.   Materials: Extra long crepe paper in the colors of your choice Floral wire Scissors Green floral tape     Step One: Working horizontally, begin by folding your crepe paper in a small accordion fold. Use your finger to gently roll over the top 1/4 inch of the paper giving it a pretty curled edge.     Step Two: Place a floral wire half way up the paper at one end and begin rolling the paper up TIGHTLY. To get the exaggerated effect, focus on tightly gathering the bottom 1/4" of the paper, letting the top open wide. Tie off the flower at the base of the 'stem' with a simple thread and knot. It helps to have a second pair of hands for this part!         Step Three: Wrap the entire stem with green floral tape.         {Photos by Victoria Hudgins}
    11
  • Project & Story By: Chelsea Fuss 

    Photos By: Lisa Warninger 

    Canelé cakes originated in France, where they were popular starting in the 19th century. Today you can find them at most bakeries. The little cakes are about three inches tall with a caramelized crust, and a custard in the center. You can make your own or order them in bulk from a bakery. We've created a cute, modern packaging for a wedding favor.   Materials: Canelé cakes  bright tissue paper string  pinking shears white pen white round sticker

    Step One:

    Cut a 6" by 6" square of the tissue with pinking sheers (use two pieces per cake)

      Step Two: Write the name of the guest about 2 inches from the bottom of the paper. Once it's wrapped up it will look like the photo below.     Step Three: Roll the cake in the tissue and fold over the end of the paper onto the bottom of the cake.     Step Four: Secure with a sticker.     Step Five: Twist the top tissue and secure with string. Trim if necessary.    
    4
  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    Chalkboards are all the rage in the design world lately, and they're also an easy way to add a bit of unexpected character to your wedding day! Whether you're going for a casual, country, or even chic look, check out our ideas on how you can incorporate this fun element into your event.   When we stumbled upon this amazing blackboard oilcloth, we knew we had to somehow use it in one of our do-it-yourself projects. It's a dream to write on, and the chalk easily washes off with a damp cloth, so the oilcloth can be used over and over again. We cut ours to fit a large white frame and wrote guests' seat assignments on it to create a modern-looking seating chart.   Sources: Oilcloth from Bell'Occhio; Ribba frame from Ikea     Cut the oilcloth to make a dramatic place mat for each table setting; write the guest's name across the top in lieu of a place card.   Sources: Oilcloth from Bell'Occhio     We cut tags from cardstock and sprayed them with chalkboard spray paint to create super-easy place cards.   Source: Chalkboard spray paint by Krylon     These adorable mini-chalkboards are a perfect size for place cards; wind them around napkins or favors for a charming look.   Source: Mini-chalkboards by Darice from Joann Fabrics     Votive holders or small cups can also get the spray-paint treatment; fill them with bright flowers for a glamorous favor, and write guests' names on the front for added personalization.    Source: Chalkboard spray paint by Krylon     When black is matte, it looks sophisticated and soft -- and is a fabulous compliment to a floral arrangement. We spray painted a vase with chalkboard paint, wrote the table number on the front, and filled with pretty pale tulips. Volia! An inexpensive centerpiece that still looks dramatic.   Source: Chalkboard spray paint by Krylon     We hung a page from this blackboard album around an old wooden box, wrote the table number on the front, and then filled it with floppy flowers. The result? A casual, rustic centerpiece that's truly unique.   Source: Blackboard chipboard album by Cosmo Cricket    

     

    6
  •  

    Photos by i am baker     Amanda from i am baker shares her gorgeous rose cake secrets with us - which all starts with whatever type of cake you desire and lots of buttercream frosting.     Put your 1M tip (or any large open star tip) into the pastry bag then fill it up with buttercream frosting. Note: You will need lots of frosting for this one!     To make your rose, start in the center, then slowly move your tip in a circle around the center point. Amanda wanted a single rose to span the side of the cake so she looped around my center point twice. Try to end in the same place each time.     Have FUN with it! Those roses are so forgiving. But if you find that you really dislike how they are turning out, just scrape them off and start over!     Go all the way around the cake and complete with one last rose.     Put your cake in the fridge after you are done with decorating to help them set up and retain their shape.   This fancy rose cake has a vertical layer interior.     Amanda from i am baker actually made two separate cakes and assembled them into the vertical layer pattern.     Bellisimo!     Save a piece for us, please.    
    19
  •  

    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.      
    9
  • Photos By: Jordan Ferney

    Bunting is a cheap and easy way to add color to your soiree! Materials Needed: Tissue Paper, Scissors, glue stick, and string.

    First, decide how large you want each flag and then cut out several sheets at once.

    You'll want to cut out pieces that are double the desired flag size so that they can be folded over.

    Once you've finished cutting you're ready to glue. With a fresh glue stick quickly swipe half the flag area. Lay string down halfway through and fold the tissue over the string.     Be sure to apply glue to the middle area of the flag so that it adheres to the string. Repeat until you have enough for your event.     It can take a while to produce a lot, so best to settle down in front of a movie while you work!    

    To safely store your flags, wrap them around an empty cardboard gift wrap roll or paper towel roll so they don't wrinkle.

    You are ready for the party!  
    7
  • Alcohol isn't the only party-starter, but it's certainly the most reliable. Cheers!

    1.  BEER DISPENSER

     

    Photo by Sweet Little Photographs

    The beer aficiandos will be pleasantly surprised by this cool addition to your reception. Guests can sample all the varities you have to offer and refill as often as they like!

    2. DRINKABLE FAVORS

    Photos by Andi Mans Photography and Carla Ten Eyck 

    Why not share your love of yummy drinks with your guests? Just add a tag to personalize the booze!

    3. TROPICAL DRINKS

    Photo by Joanna Tano Photography 

    Everyone loves a good island-inspired drink. Whether you're in a tropical location or not, you can't go wrong with a fruity beverage. 

    4. PERSONALIZED BEER

    Photos by Kristine Marie Photography and Katie Slater Photography 

    Add a personal message to your favorite beer. Use the same fonts and graphics from your wedding invitations to tie it all together!

    5. DRINKING ACCESSORIES

    Photos by Jessican Lorren Organic Photography and Shelly Kroeger Photography 

    Add a pop of color or sparkle to your signature drinks with a fun straw or stirrer! 

    6. FESTIVE DISPLAY

    Photos by Cuppa Photography

    Display your drinks in a fun way that matches your reception style! This boat idea is perfect for nautical and beachside weddings. 

     

    7. MIXED DRINKS

    Photos by Turnquist Photography 

    These mixed drinks are a great addition to an outdoor summer wedding. Save some cash by ditching the bartender putting it in a beverage dispenser.

    8. BOOZY SIGNAGE

    Photos by Taylor Lord Photography and Sweet Little Photographs 

    Use fun quotes on a whimsical sign to encourage guests to celebrate with a cocktail.

    9. KEGS

    Photo by Our Labor of Love Photography

    Another easy way to serve alcohol and avoid hiring bartenders. 

    10. IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE

    Photo by Shannon Cronin Photography 

    Calm your wedding jitters by having a champagne toast with your girls while you get ready! 

    11. HIS AND HERS COCKTAILS

    Photo by William Innes Photography

    Personalize your reception by serving your favorite drinks!

    12. BE YOUR OWN BARTENDER

    Photos by Marie Skerl Photography and Aaron Watson Photography 

    Probably better for smaller weddings, where you can trust guests to control their intake. 

    13. OPEN BAR

    Photo by Flora and Fauna Photography

    And of course the golden rule for any beer and cocktail-loving couple: open bar! 

    NEXT: How To Style a Beverage Station

    0
  • Photo courtesy of Blend Makeup Artistry

    The most surefire way to acheive a perfect complexion on your wedding day? Airbrush makeup. Once reserved for red carpets and Hollywood actresses, many wedding makeup artists now rely on this spray-on application technique to give their brides sheer, flawless, and lasting coverage. Not sure if it's the right choice for your wedding day? Ryan Kransey of Blend Makeup Aristry provides us with a helpful introduction to the topic.

    1. Why is airbrush foundation and makeup so appealing? 

    The airbrush makeup trend started where most trends do: in Hollywood. Airbrushed at the beginning of a busy day of shooting, starlets were impressed by the longevity and flawless finish the airbrush provided. Eventually, as with most trends, it trickled down into the everyday makeup world. Now it wouldn't be uncommon to see an airbrush kit in the home of a modern day working mom.

    2. What are the benefits of getting airbrush makeup applied versus the traditional application process?

    Its longevity—airbrush makeup lasts 8-12 hours in any weather condition. It's also water-resistant, so you won't have to worry about tear streaks. Finally, it won't rub off, which eliminates the fear of hugging or dancing too closely with guests. The trifecta of bridal makeup woes, solved! 

    3. What skin type does airbrushing work best for? How long does it take to apply?

    The beauty of airbrush is that it works for everyone, even people with sensitive skin. Clients with allergies will benefit from the water-based makeup formulas, and the air compressor is one of the most hygenic ways to distribute foundation. 

    4. How long does it take to apply?

    The application process is quick! Only about 45 seconds to a minute.  

    5. Can airbrush makeup be lightly applied? How can one avoid having their makeup look heavy or cakey?

    Airbrush has what we call a 'buildable' coverage—it can cater to brides who want very minimal coverage or heavy-duty tattoo and scar coverage.  Airbrushing should never look or feel cakey, but if it does, ask your artist for a spritz of rose water or less powder.

    6. Should a bride schedule a trial-run before her wedding day?

    Absolutely. Not only is a trial the best way to get to know your artist (and, more importantly, for her/him to get to know you), it is essential in determining your personal look for the day. 

    7. Which season would you recommend airbrush makeup for?

    It's beautiful for any season, but summer brides will benefit the most.

    8. Can you apply traditional makeup over airbrush foundation? 

    Traditional foundation can be applied over airbrush, but it's mostly unnecessary. At times we place concealer on top of airbrush foundation for additional coverage where needed, but that's about it. 

    9. Does it stain? If it gets on a bride's wedding dress, what do you recommend to remove it?

    Even though airbrush is tear-proof, it does not stain. It can be removed simply with soap and water or with makeup remover. However, it's always good to be aware of your makeup as you put on your dress-- the airbrush won't stain but mascara and lipstick will.

    Related: Classic Wedding Makeup to Copy 

    10
  • By: Jenny Batt

    Fringe is still everywhere and I don’t think it's going out of style anytime soon. Traditionally, you take tiny pieces of fringe and cover shapes and large paper mache objects. For this DIY, I will show you a new technique to breeze through fringing anything.     Materials: Tissue Paper Cutting Mat and Rotary Cutter Scissors (or fringing scissors – easier) Elmer’s Glue Poster Board   Step One Lay several sheets of tissue paper flat and fold in half lengthwise. Use your cutting mat, a straight edge and your rotary cutter, to cut strips 2.5” wide across the fold.     Step Two Take each set of strips and unfold. Refold lengthwise.     Step Three Fold in half widthwise and cut fringe on the bottom (not the folded) edge.     Step Four Separate each fringed strip and refold lengthwise. Take your poster board and across the short edge, run a thin bead of glue across the length. Lay a fringed piece across the glue and press lightly to adhere. If the strip isn’t quite long enough to reach, just add pieces as needed. For the next layer add another bead of glue above the first strip and add another strip.     Step Five Repeat until the entire poster board is covered. Let dry.     Step Six Print out letters from your computer. Cut out the letters from the paper. Place each letter on the fringed board, adjusting it so the fringe goes left to right across the letter, and cut loosely around the edge. Once you have the smaller piece, use the template to cut out the shape perfectly.     Step Seven Repeat with remaining letters. Sometimes after cutting, the tops of the letters are missing fringe. Simply add touch up pieces of tissue paper fringe and glue down. Let dry and trim.     Step Eight Use a bunting template to make a fun garland. You can use the fringed poster board to make any shapes you like or keep as is for a fun backdrop or to use as a tray liner. The fringing goes quickly using this method and is less tedious than fringing each shape individually.     Step Nine To make a garland from the letters, simply flip over the pieces and tape down to twine. Here I used washi tape so I can remove and adjust the letters easily after hanging.     photos by hankandhunt.com      
    4
  •  

    By: Danyelle Mathews   Creating charming escort cards for your wedding doesn't have to take a lot of time or resources. Simply gather a few basic, inexpensive supplies to produce this budget-savvy, casual-chic concept.      Supplies: Manilla shipping tags Chalkboard paint Foam paintbrush   Step One Arrange your tags on a large work surface     Step Two Dip the foam paintbrush into the chalkboard paint and apply one brushstroke to each tag.     Step Three Allow the paint to dry completely, then write guests names and seating information on the tags with chalk.     Step Four Display the tags using a fabric backdrop, coordinating yarn or string and wooden clothespins.     {Photos by: Danyelle Matthews}
    5
  • By: Victoria Hudgins 

    These trendy, crafted flowers will look amazing in bouquets or décor!     I was inspired by a pre-made version and quickly realized how easy the flowers are to whip up! Consider making a bouquet for everyone in your wedding party or a few dozen to construct a ceremony backdrop.   Materials: Extra long crepe paper in the colors of your choice Floral wire Scissors Green floral tape     Step One: Working horizontally, begin by folding your crepe paper in a small accordion fold. Use your finger to gently roll over the top 1/4 inch of the paper giving it a pretty curled edge.     Step Two: Place a floral wire half way up the paper at one end and begin rolling the paper up TIGHTLY. To get the exaggerated effect, focus on tightly gathering the bottom 1/4" of the paper, letting the top open wide. Tie off the flower at the base of the 'stem' with a simple thread and knot. It helps to have a second pair of hands for this part!         Step Three: Wrap the entire stem with green floral tape.         {Photos by Victoria Hudgins}
    11
  • Project & Story By: Chelsea Fuss 

    Photos By: Lisa Warninger 

    Canelé cakes originated in France, where they were popular starting in the 19th century. Today you can find them at most bakeries. The little cakes are about three inches tall with a caramelized crust, and a custard in the center. You can make your own or order them in bulk from a bakery. We've created a cute, modern packaging for a wedding favor.   Materials: Canelé cakes  bright tissue paper string  pinking shears white pen white round sticker

    Step One:

    Cut a 6" by 6" square of the tissue with pinking sheers (use two pieces per cake)

      Step Two: Write the name of the guest about 2 inches from the bottom of the paper. Once it's wrapped up it will look like the photo below.     Step Three: Roll the cake in the tissue and fold over the end of the paper onto the bottom of the cake.     Step Four: Secure with a sticker.     Step Five: Twist the top tissue and secure with string. Trim if necessary.    
    4
  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    Chalkboards are all the rage in the design world lately, and they're also an easy way to add a bit of unexpected character to your wedding day! Whether you're going for a casual, country, or even chic look, check out our ideas on how you can incorporate this fun element into your event.   When we stumbled upon this amazing blackboard oilcloth, we knew we had to somehow use it in one of our do-it-yourself projects. It's a dream to write on, and the chalk easily washes off with a damp cloth, so the oilcloth can be used over and over again. We cut ours to fit a large white frame and wrote guests' seat assignments on it to create a modern-looking seating chart.   Sources: Oilcloth from Bell'Occhio; Ribba frame from Ikea     Cut the oilcloth to make a dramatic place mat for each table setting; write the guest's name across the top in lieu of a place card.   Sources: Oilcloth from Bell'Occhio     We cut tags from cardstock and sprayed them with chalkboard spray paint to create super-easy place cards.   Source: Chalkboard spray paint by Krylon     These adorable mini-chalkboards are a perfect size for place cards; wind them around napkins or favors for a charming look.   Source: Mini-chalkboards by Darice from Joann Fabrics     Votive holders or small cups can also get the spray-paint treatment; fill them with bright flowers for a glamorous favor, and write guests' names on the front for added personalization.    Source: Chalkboard spray paint by Krylon     When black is matte, it looks sophisticated and soft -- and is a fabulous compliment to a floral arrangement. We spray painted a vase with chalkboard paint, wrote the table number on the front, and filled with pretty pale tulips. Volia! An inexpensive centerpiece that still looks dramatic.   Source: Chalkboard spray paint by Krylon     We hung a page from this blackboard album around an old wooden box, wrote the table number on the front, and then filled it with floppy flowers. The result? A casual, rustic centerpiece that's truly unique.   Source: Blackboard chipboard album by Cosmo Cricket    

     

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  •  

    Photos by i am baker     Amanda from i am baker shares her gorgeous rose cake secrets with us - which all starts with whatever type of cake you desire and lots of buttercream frosting.     Put your 1M tip (or any large open star tip) into the pastry bag then fill it up with buttercream frosting. Note: You will need lots of frosting for this one!     To make your rose, start in the center, then slowly move your tip in a circle around the center point. Amanda wanted a single rose to span the side of the cake so she looped around my center point twice. Try to end in the same place each time.     Have FUN with it! Those roses are so forgiving. But if you find that you really dislike how they are turning out, just scrape them off and start over!     Go all the way around the cake and complete with one last rose.     Put your cake in the fridge after you are done with decorating to help them set up and retain their shape.   This fancy rose cake has a vertical layer interior.     Amanda from i am baker actually made two separate cakes and assembled them into the vertical layer pattern.     Bellisimo!     Save a piece for us, please.    
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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.      
    9
  • Photos By: Jordan Ferney

    Bunting is a cheap and easy way to add color to your soiree! Materials Needed: Tissue Paper, Scissors, glue stick, and string.

    First, decide how large you want each flag and then cut out several sheets at once.

    You'll want to cut out pieces that are double the desired flag size so that they can be folded over.

    Once you've finished cutting you're ready to glue. With a fresh glue stick quickly swipe half the flag area. Lay string down halfway through and fold the tissue over the string.     Be sure to apply glue to the middle area of the flag so that it adheres to the string. Repeat until you have enough for your event.     It can take a while to produce a lot, so best to settle down in front of a movie while you work!    

    To safely store your flags, wrap them around an empty cardboard gift wrap roll or paper towel roll so they don't wrinkle.

    You are ready for the party!  
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Planning Basics: Find the best place to register, find the best centerpiece for your color scheme, and find the perfect thank you gifts for your bridal party – all while staying under budget – with our wedding planning tips and ideas.

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!