Wedding Planning & Style
We recommend designing your wedding around a general theme at the very least. It is important that all the colors and details are cohesive and project a common style. The most important elements to consider when building an image of your wedding's theme are the venue, your dress, the flowers, invitations, and wedding colors. The other details can follow. The venue is listed first because it is the template for your wedding vision. For example, it can be costly to transition a modern building into a rustic country themed wedding, it is possible, but if you are on a budget we recommend matching the venue to the theme.
Next is your dress. If you are having a spring or summer wedding you don't necessarily want to wear a heavy fabric like felt or brocade, these fabrics are designed for the cooler months. You also want to make sure the dress fits the vision you have for your wedding. A sparkling ball gown doesn't really fit the style of a eco-friendly green wedding. If you are very particular about the dress, maybe do your dress shopping first and build your wedding theme around the perfect dress.
Your bridal bouquet, attendant bouquets, and flower decor are essential elements to your wedding theme. If you are wanting a decade-themed wedding, select popular flowers from that decade. If you are doing a over-the-top seasonal wedding, select flowers that bloom during that season. Your floral arrangements need to align with your wedding theme and create the image you want to project.
Your wedding invitations are the first introduction your guests get to your wedding theme. There are endless options available for your invites whether you order, print, or make-your-own.
All wedding details tie back in with your wedding colors or complimentary colors. Your floral choices, invitations, bridesmaid gowns, and decor pieces all should fall into a color palette of your choosing. There are no rules as to how many colors you can add to your palette, just make sure that pops of color are tasteful and that all colors follow the overall theme of your wedding.
For more wedding theme ideas, contact us at email@example.com.
Have a great weekend! Heather
Vintage Wedding Style
I am always amazed and delighted by what I can find on Etsy. There are so many great finds for your wedding planning, including adorable, sweet, vintage, and/or glamourous wedding gowns! I wanted to share a few custom-made or vintage gowns with you ranging from $124 to $259!
Don't forget to look on Etsy for your wedding inspiration! Contact us at Vintage&Lace for more planning tips!
Hugs - Heather
*if you click on the photos it will bring you to the Etsy link for the dress
Wedding Budgets, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Planning
The day before your wedding is an important time to celebrate and relax with close family, friends, and good food! There are many options to planning a rehearsal dinner on a budget. The first option would be to limit the number of people you invite. You definitely should include the wedding party, their spouses' and/or significant others, and your immediate families. Beyond that the invitation list is up to you!
Another great way to save money is to host the rehearsal dinner at the wedding venue after the rehearsal if available. You can contact a local BBQ or sandwich place to cater the event. A casual buffet among good company is always a welcome event prior to your big day.
The rehearsal dinner can also be held in a family member's or friend's backyard. This is a great option for a budget-friendly event. You can light up the grill and cook hamburgers and hot dogs (great if you have kids coming to the dinner), set-up a create-your-own pizza bar, or you can even host a potluck if you have family members living near by. If you are getting married during the warm months you can turn a traditional rehearsal dinner into a pool party. Or if you live in a metropolitan city without the backyard availability you can host the event at a park, most cities allow you to reserve and rent picnic areas.
The most important thing to remember when planning your rehearsal dinner is to have fun and enjoy those around you. This is a great time to show your appreciation to family and friends that helped support you during the planning process and to distribute your thank-you gifts.
For more budget-friendly ideas, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great weekend! Heather
*photos from top to bottom: www.weddingpaperdivas.com, www.philsbbq.net, homegrownwedding.wordpress.com