A chart for guests to identify the wedding party within the wedding program - how brilliant and adorable at the same time! We're sure some of you have been on the receiving end of not knowing who's who. What a relief.
Photo via Martha Stewart Weddings
Class things up by giving your groomsmen something personlized and practical. Instead of them renting/buying their whole attire, give the guys some ties. This fun, clever "tie one on" message is a great way to gift a tie to the groomsmen.
Photo: Jose Villa
Or you can get creative and pick out a variety of styles and prints in neckwear and allow the groomsmen to pick out their favorite to wear for the wedding.
What a fun, adorably different alternative to your "typical" wedding program. This is a great way to help the guests pass time between the time they get there and the wedding starts. You can make your own headlines. Which ones would you add?
We love the edgy contrast and complement of the plaid flannel shirt against the delicate material of her gown for an autumn or winter bridal shoot. Why not bump it up a notch and make it more personal and cozy? Wear and cinch one your groom's favorite flannel, plaid, collared shirts over the top of your wedding gown bodice for a similar effect! We know he will love it.
We are delighted to once again present Texas-based wedding planner and superstar, Donnie Brown, Donnie Brown Weddings and Events, in his third of many upcoming, monthly contributing columns. You may know him from the popular TV show, “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?”
Well-known for his direct and vivacious personality, he is sure to keep us in stitches with his humorous opinions and sometimes, unbelievable tales from his experiences as a planner over the years. In addition, he will keep readers up-to-date on the latest bridal trends and “must haves.”
Here, in his next column, Donnie shares a couple of outrageous and colorful remarks he’s overheard at weddings:
Here's something different for you. We love this romantic substitute for the "typical" boutonniere, where the groom wears a key on his boutonniere and the bride has the lock to it attached to the colorful ribbon on her bouquet. Subtle sweetness.
Photo by Tyler Metcalfe Photography
What would you say to no reserved seating? What are some of the pros and cons that pop into your head on both sides of this equation? It would definitely save time on the front end from having to create seating charts, which tend to end up being political at times. Now, this bride still have all her guests listed on seating cards, so no time or expense was saved there.
Photo by Lauryn Galloway
How fun! Fruit popsicles in champagne makes for one colorful twist of a party. An alternative would be to substitute Ginger Ale for the champagne.
No way your groom will get cold feet with this demure, bare elegance (pun intended) and playful photograph that you can send him before the ceremony begins. This is such a beautiful expression of how the bride is about to give her whole self to her groom.
Plus it's a fun and fabulous way for you to show off your gorgeous veil.