Planning Tips for Your Tahitian Destination Wedding (5)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Nelly Grange, of wedOtahiti. Nelly is a Certified Wedding & Event Planner, Green Wedding Professional, Life-Cycle Wedding Celebrant and a wedding blogger in the Islands of Tahiti. Enjoy!

Paradise Awaits in the Islands of Tahiti.

The mythical islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Rangiroa and beyond are well known as the ultimate honeymoon destination, and continue to attract discerned travelers in search of a tranquil escape. Are you considering a destination wedding, or simply a “weddingmoon”? Tahiti is your place. Located just under 8 hours from Los Angeles, CA, the Islands of Tahiti are great to travel to year round!

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An Intimate Thanksgiving by Fleur de Lis Event Consulting (1)

In honor of Thanksgiving, we have a special holiday post featuring an elegant and intimate tablescape brought to us by Valerie of Fleur de Lis Event Consulting. Here’s what Valerie has to say:

A traditional Thanksgiving table is often long and rectangular. I love to entertain on these kinds of tables; however, we wanted to give an alternate option for a Thanksgiving table. A small intimate gathering for a “friendsgiving” maybe. Not everyone will be spending this holiday with family. So we thought it would be nice to inspire those who will be having a smaller Thanksgiving dinner but still want to get creative with their tablescape. I mean, just because it’s a small gathering doesn’t mean you can’t go all out and create an elegant tablescape.

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A Brief History of Letterpress Wedding Invitations (5)

Today’s guest post comes from Christa of Christa Alexandra Designs, a Vermont based stationery company that specializes in the design of high quality wedding invitations and day-of-materials. Her pride and joy is her 1918 antique letterpress that she prints many of her ready-made and custom designed invitations on. Enjoy!

Did you know…wedding invitations all started with a town crier? Before printing presses, a gentleman would walk through the streets and loudly announce the wedding – traditionally, anyone within earshot became part of the celebration. Thankfully wedding invitations have changed a lot, and we are able to send beautiful mail to our carefully curated guest lists – not all those in earshot!

Of all the invitations sent and received, one of the most gorgeous and recognizable is a letterpress invitation. Running a finger over the deep impression and cotton paper, you can literally feel each part of the printed design…but what goes into this letterpress invitation?

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Today’s guest post is from Marie Kubin, founder and CEO of Rent My Wedding, the leading U.S. provider of do-it-yourself wedding rentals. Marie started the company while planning her own wedding, with the goal of helping brides on a budget create a dream wedding for a fraction of the price.

Couples frequently tell us that wedding lighting made more impact and garnered more compliments than any other reception decoration. Thanks to new technology, wedding lighting is easy for anyone to setup – no experience required! Here is an overview of four popular do-it-yourself wedding lighting techniques that will help you create a beautiful wedding reception without breaking the bank. We’re also including the rental pricing from Rent My Wedding to give you a ballpark idea on how much to budget for wedding lighting.

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Jenny Wescott who works on behalf of The Diamond Ring Company. Jenny is passionate about all things wedding related and loves to read, write and share anything to do with enhancing amorous environments.

Autumn is a magical time of year. The change in seasons brings golden tones to fallen leaves, and rich reds to sunsets. It’s the perfect backdrop to a rustic, earthy, post-summer wedding. But you don’t need to swap your sandals for scarves just yet. Britain usually enjoys an Indian summer, where the temperature stays warm through to the middle of October. Popular wedding venues are also cheaper after August, and you don’t have to worry about friends or family being away on holiday. The new school term starts, so most people are back at home. There are plenty of quintessentially autumnal trends that are present in weddings during this time of year. From rich, sumptuous shades, to rustic room decorations, read on to find out what you should include for your special day.

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How to Save Money on an Engagement Ring (3)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Vashi Dominguez, a Spanish entrepreneur, founder and owner of Vashi, a luxury online diamond jewellery store founded in 2007. Enjoy!

Who said you have to spend more to get a bigger diamond or an exquisite engagement ring of your choice? Deciding on your dream ring goes far beyond buying a sentimental piece of jewellery, however it doesn’t need to break your bank or lead you down a road to financial disaster before you’ve even said ‘I do’. With the right amount of knowledge (knowing exactly what to look out for) coupled with a few tricks of the trade, founder of Vashi and celebrity diamond jeweller, Vashi Dominguez, has put together his top five tips on how to save money on your dream engagement ring.

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9 Ways to Save Money on Wedding Invitations (2)

Today’s insightful guest post comes to us from Barbara of AvantGarde Design. Barbara is a type loving, coffee drinking, ice cream fanatic, runner who loves designing and pushing boundaries. She’s also currently enjoying all the fun of wedding planning for her upcoming nuptials next September! :)

So you want gorgeous invitations, but don’t want to break the bank. Well, that’s understandable! Usually wedding invitations are the first place where a budget cut happens. Your save the dates and wedding invitations are the first look your guests have of the occasion to come, so presenting yourself in the best way possible is the only way to go. Below are some tips I share with clients when it comes to saving money without compromising the final product.

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B spells Boring. Or Beautiful. Depending on how you feel, monograms can stand for many words, but they are also one of the best symbols of the saccharine sweet affection between you and your love. While they used to be a staple in weddings, monograms went out of fashion for a while but they are now back with a vengeance! Find out how you can make your special day extra sweet with this infographic by SimplyBridal!

Monograms — Infographic

See our other previous infographics here!

 

Planning Tips for a Church Wedding (1)

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Today’s guest post is from Michelle R. Mays. Michelle is the owner, lead planner and designer of RenayMeshell Events, a boutique wedding and event planning company based in New York City. Michelle treasures working with brides and grooms to manifest their wedding vision.

Church weddings are rather easy to plan as long as you know and follow the guidelines. If you start planning before receiving the guidelines, keep the ceremony simple and design an elaborate reception. Simple does not equal no décor, instead use statement pieces that will make an impact.

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6 Tips Help Plan Your Wedding Day Timeline (3)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Joanna Carina, owner and lead photographer of Carina Photographics in Minneapolis MN. She specializes in wedding photography and wrote this article based on the advice and timeline planning guidelines she gives to her wedding clients.

It seems like something so complicated. Plan the timeline of your entire wedding day, even though you’ve never planned a wedding before in your life! Thankfully, there are some tips that you can keep in mind to help you plan out and organize the time needed for the events on your big day. Here’s a few:

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