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Wedding Chair Covers

A great way to vamp up wedding receptions is to cover the chairs with something beautiful, something that is in connected with the overall theme of the wedding. Covering the chairs would instantly make the atmosphere classy and fun. It’ll also help keep the party mood of the area. To keep your creativity flowing, here are some stylish wedding chair covers which you can copy or buy from wedding shops.
 
Silk Covers
Perfect for glamorous wedding, silk covers add an instant oomph to the wedding hall. They are practically used in hotels and other covered wedding spaces. Add some orchids to the back and that makes the look perfect. If you want to add some chair labels, you can do so by wiring out letters and covering them in beaded pearls.

Silk Covers

Simple Back-Tied Covers
If you want to tone it down, you can just tie a cloth on the back of the chair. You can use two different cloth to break the monotony. Also, you can add a flower on the tied portion to make it look classier. Use simple medium-sized flowers like daisies so that it could cover the tied knot.

Simple Tie Around

Ombre Ribbons
For a fun and modern effect, you could tie colors of different hues at the back of the chair. Arrange the strings from darkest to lightest. Allot 5 strings for each hue so that it can cover the entire length of the back of the chair. The number of strings can depend on you. You can bring all the tied part at the back to make a ruffled effect.

Ombre Ribbons

Worded Cloth Covers
Book lovers and literature enthusiast would surely go gaga over these worded cloths. Have the proposal of Mr. Darcy printed on a cloth and make it as a cover for your wedding chair. It’s simply romantic and amorous. And because it’s plain, you need to have bold and colorful accents on your table such as a dark-colored table cloth and bright centerpiece flowers.

Worded Cloth

Ruffled Covers
It’s not only your bridesmaids’ dresses that can be ruffled. Your chair covers can be ruffled on the bottom too. Have a sheer cloth cover the top of the back of the chair and let a second filmy cloth tied on the back. The cloth should have ruffled ends to achieve a sweet look when it’s already tied up.

Ruffled Covers

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Posted in Wedding CeremoniesWedding Planning on Oct 06th,2013
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The Chic Winter Wedding Favors

Winter is all about snowflakes and mittens, chocolates and pine cones, coffee and books. But if you are getting married on winter time, will these cute stuffs be ideal as wedding favors?

White Hug and Kiss XO Soap Favor

Choose the perfect wedding favor in order for the guests to remember that an unforgettable event happened in winter. Make them feel that they are special by giving them wedding favors that come from the heart.Winter wedding favors may not always come in snowflakes but there are symbolic items that spell a romantic winter in every angle.

Green Cactus Shaped Candle with Pottery Holder (Set of 2)

Snow-white cake candles will surely bring the memories of the warm wedding in winter especially when it is lighted. It can come in two or three-layer design. A white lace ribbon as the candle cake topper can symbolize the purity of the event. To make the wedding favor perfect, give it away with a stainless candle holder.

The Chic Ivory Cylinder Candle Holder Winter Wedding Favors

The modern couple may consider a cylinder ivory candle holder as wedding give away. This is romantically perfect and practical at the same time. Choose the iron candle holder with a matching glass. Give away two symbolic iron holders with glass cups – one pair smaller than the other. The bigger one represents the groom and the smaller one the bride. Ivory colored favors are perfect for a winter wedding. Some also comes with snowflakes cut design all over the iron.

The Chic Cake Candle Winter Wedding Favors
Want to give the guests a classic remembrance from the winter wedding? How about a silvery heart-shaped candle with perfectly embossed edges? The shape is already a symbol of romance and union of two lovers. The silver color refers to the cold winter season. From silver, it can also come in gold for a more classic style. Guests can have these cute candles displayed in their homes or they can have these lit up whenever they wish to reminisce the good time they spent with you on your wedding day.

The Chic Gold Heart Candle Winter Wedding Favors

Winter is the season of hibernating for some animals. To people, it is definitely the perfect season to indulge in a book especially during the long holidays. Send a stainless steel bookmark as wedding give away to remind them that on your wedding day, you have remembered them as well. The stainless bookmark is a molded “love” word with a shiny silvery white tassel and comes in a box with clear fabric as packaging.

The Chic Stainless Love Boomark Winter Wedding Favors
A pair of coasters is also a perfect wedding favor. The personalized ones have the figure of the groom and the bride on the round metal coaster with the words “just married” at the bottom. It is a clear indication that the items are remembrance from the most romantic wedding they have attended during winter.

The Chic Round Stalinite Coaster Wedding Favors

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Posted in Etiquette & GuestsWedding Planning on Sep 16th,2013
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Unique Ideas on Flower Girl Baskets

A wedding isn’t complete without those cute little cherubs throwing flowers along the bride’s way. The ooohs and aaahs from the overseers of the bridal entourage is usually cresting when those little angels walk towards the altar in tiny little steps. It is believed that they symbolize the innocence that the bride once possess when she was also a child. The flowers they scatter were said to beckon fertility to the couple to be wed.

Flower-adorned basket

Flower girls always have their little baskets full of flowers with them. It would be nice to adorn the little ones with baskets that actually match their outfit, the wedding them and venue. Here are flower girl basket ideas that you can adapt on your own wedding.

Ivory Satin Flower Girl Basket with Red Rosettes

This simple woven basket is best for rustic, country kind of weddings. Often, simplicity translates to effortless sophistication. Let your girls wear floral headdress that match the basket’s decorations. These baskets are also easy to carry, just perfect for girls at tender ages.

Ivory Satin Flower Basket with Ruffled Lace Hem and Bow

If you’re having a Medieval wedding, then these golden buckets with oversized ribbons on each side would make a lovely touch. The flowers that would look enchanting on these pails are a multitude of tiny flowers like baby’s breath, stephanotis or Queen Anne’s Lace. Those miniscule myriads which can easily be thought of just being bouquet fillers can actually make dainty stand-alone posies.

Ivory Satin Square Flower Basket with Pearled Handle

Garden weddings or even Halloween-themed weddings (yes, there are these types) can make use of crafty Pumpkin flower girl baskets. The bucolic feel is just simply intriguing and poignant along with the circled wreath of dried stems. Add flowers on the rim for a jovial knack. Also, it doesn’t matter if the DIY basket came out a little bleak – that’s the whole point of the basket.

Ivory Satin Flower Basket with Bowknot and Pearls

If you want to take the flower girl’s basket a little literal, nobody is stopping you to do so. Actually, it will look very modish as long as you use the right type of plastic flowers to fill the basket. Tiny, dark flowers would be the perfect choice for this. But, why don’t you try fresh flowers instead? Just do the necessary preps to keep them looking fresh. Preserve the flower by placing it in aspirin water. You could also try refrigerating the flowers the night before the wedding.

Black and Red Satin Flower Girl Basket with Rhinestone

Another carefree but chic way of preparing your wedding baskets is by finding a nicely naturally designed shell and adding a lace strap into it. Just make sure the shell’s color is not dull and that its body is still intact and not yet brittle. This flower girl basket is oh-so-perfect for beach weddings.

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Wedding Drink Ideas for Your Big Day

It’s your wedding day, so keep those celebratory wedding drinks flowing for you and your guests. The drinks can tone down nervousness and can serve as conversation starts for your guests who don’t really know each other. It can also give way to a night of partying and dancing, so never underestimate the power of wedding drinks.

Dark Cocktails
To keep your wedding fun and alive, here are a few tips on how you can put up that impeccable wedding bar.

Individual Wedding Drinks

The Season and Venue Matters
Before buying out your favorite wine to serve for the party, think of the totality of your wedding first. Will it be on the hotel on a winter night? Will it be held on the beach front on a summer day? These factors would surely affect your drink choice and preparation.
For summer weddings, it’s best to go with light and sparkly champagnes. You can throw in some fruit slices into the drinks too or maybe put a local flower on top of the drink. Keep the white wines light red wines for summer weddings too. Now, if your wedding will take place on snowy nights, then you might go for the sophisticated burgundy types.

Wedding Drink Dispensers

Show Off the Local Best with Your Drinks
Now, if you’re having a destination wedding, you could make use of the local treats in your wedding drinks. For a Caribbean wedding, you might want to go with cocktails involving dark rum, pineapple juice and guava nectar. You can add mango slices in the drinks too. On the other hand, watermelon juice with Bourbon-soaked sugar cubes and alcohol are great for the Southern US weddings. Add mint leaves and peach slices and you’re good to go.

Glitter and Glam Wedding Details

Take Your Pick: Carafes, Jugs or Glasses

After you have decided with what type of cocktails you’re going to serve, you are now confronted with what wedding drink dispenser to go with. Glass jugs and carafes are cute vessels for serving wedding cocktails. It is a fun way of showing off the drinks’ colors and fruit components. You can also have laced glasses ready on the sides. You could provide stirrers with stars on it or striped straws. Mason jars are amusing choices too. Just make sure that the design is cohesive and not too overdone.

Wines with Appetizers

Make Way for Mocktails
Children are ever present on weddings and they might demand their parents for some “cocktails” too. Make a Mocktail (Cocktail without alcohols) Station for the non-alcoholic savvy guests like kids and some young ladies. Let them feel that they can party with drinks on their hands too.

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Decent Manners to Your Wedding Guests

On your wedding day, you and your groom are supposed to be the recipient of everyone’s fervent attention, but that doesn’t mean it’s only you guys will be given the utmost comfort all throughout the day. Your guests deserve their fair share of special treatment too, especially those who come all the way from the other side of the world just to celebrate your special day. Here are some ways on how to pamper your wedding guests.

 

Tell them they’re sweet by giving them treats
When your guests arrive at the reception, they must be hungry after the church wedding ceremonies. Also, you and your groom may be instructed by the photographer to pose outside the church for a few snappies. There would be certainly some delay between the ceremony and meal time on the reception, so you may provide thank you treats along with a thank you note to your guests. Include kiddie treats for the young ones too. It’ll keep the toddlers entertained for a while.

Fluffy Slippers

Keep their feet warm and happy
Now, to cap all the wedding reception ceremonies, there will be lots of wine and dancing. However, how can you encourage your guests to dance if they are tired wearing their heels and black shoes for the whole day? Dancing on your feet is fun, but it’ll be not if the season is cold. So, hand them out these pink fluffy slippers. To keep their feet warm while dancing. These slippers are ideal when your reception is on a hotel. They can even take it to their rooms to use for the rest of their stay.

Rubber Slippers

Let them feel the sand on their toes
Now, if your reception is on the beach, then just use rubber slippers in colors which match your wedding theme! You can have them in several hues to keep the basket fancy and the guests hyped up for choosing. Rubber slippers would give their feet the much-needed relief and would be perfect for some beach walking on sunset.

Sweet Treats

Give them protection from the noonday sun
Having a backyard and a beach wedding is superb, but be sure that your guests would feel the same way. If your wedding ceremony is occurring on an early afternoon or might stretch a little bit to noontime, be prepared with umbrellas to give out to your guests. Creasing foreheads and sweaty faces wouldn’t be cute on pictures.

Umbrellas

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Posted in Etiquette & GuestsWedding Planning on Sep 10th,2013
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Wedding Chair Signage: Fun and Handy

Months before the wedding, you had already planned out your wedding guest list and the wedding seat plan. You would want all your guests to enjoy the day so you, together with your groom, delicately psychoanalyzed if your guests would enjoy their table companies. Of course, you have memorized the seat plan by heart. But, how would you direct each of your guests to their respective seats?

Mrs. Always Right and Mr. Right

Don’t burden your wedding planner by flashing her pictures of your relatives’ and friends’ faces with corresponding names. Besides, their faces might be different on the pictures of them that you have. You know, make up, change of hairstyle, weight difference? Yeah, so to guide your guests in finding their seats in a non-awkward manner, make the reception seat search fun with wedding chair labels!

Silver Alloy Bell Place Card Holder with Dangled Heart

For guests, have their names written, painted, embossed on a piece of chalkboard, wooden plank, picture frame or dangling papers. The choice is yours. Place these labels on the back of the chairs. Tie them with a ribbon or a thin rope. Add flowers or whatever trinket that would match your theme. You could even leave it hanging it on the sides for a casual effect.

Ampersand

You could also do the same for the entire bridal entourage. Have their roles and/or names displayed on the back of their assigned chairs. You could use “Maid of Honor”, “Father of the Groom” or “Mother of the Bride” as alternate labels. Be creative. Have fun.

Guest Name Label

During the eating part of your ceremony, have two empty chairs placed in front of you and your husband. Place the signs, “Stop By” and “Say Hi!”. Tip a friend or two to be the first ones to sit on them and have a little chat with you. Your other guests will know what to do. This is a bright idea that you can do on your wedding day so you could have chance of chit-chatting with all of your guests on your wedding day. Actually, this is already a tradition on some countries, but it is a great one to adapt on your own wedding day too.

Silhouettes

Of course, everyone can have their own signs including the both of you! Everybody knows where the guests of honor(that’s the both of you) will sit, but placing labels on your own chairs can also add some wedding fun. You can opt to go with the usual “Mr.” and “Mrs.”, but there are always other cute ways on how to do it. Trigger a little laugh with “Mr. Right” and “Mrs. Always Right”. You could even use the ampersand sign – sweet and simple. If words don’t appeal to you, you can use silhouettes on frames instead – sassy and chic.

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Tips on Creating Your Own Themed Wedding Snack Bar

Weddings stretch all the way from morning to midday or midday to even midnight. Your guests might have sacrificed their work day or even their day offs just to witness your special day. It is indeed a long day so be grateful for them and at least keep their tummies happy. Provide a snack bar for them.

Wedding Bar with Details

Choose a Theme

On planning your wedding snack bar, keep in mind your whole wedding theme from the colors to the style. You wouldn’t want the bar to be out-of-place in the wedding venue. Be creative in choosing a theme for your snack bar. If you and your groom have first met while buying candies, then go for the candy bar. If both of you are gym buffs and so are your expected guests, then have an Acai Bar or other healthy snack bar.

Acai Bar

Go for Variety

If your guests are varied – children, adults, vegetarian, health-conscious people and many more, you might want to see to it that your snack bar contains many options without going beyond your theme. For example, if you’re planning to have a Cookie Snack Bar, throw in different cookie flavors. Have some plain butter, the ones with nuts, oatmeal cookies, fat-free cookies and so on. It would be best to label them too so your guests wouldn’t have to linger too long on the snack bar just figuring out what the selections are.

Cookie Bar

Dwell in Details

If you’re a hippie, then mason jars with stripes straws would certainly appeal to you. If you’re a quoted health sophisticate, then cupcakes with fresh fruit toppings would be your choice. Make your snack bar charming with little details that would make them look interesting. Put ribbons on toothpicks. Play with words. Write on blackboards or wooden planks. Place dainty bottles, shells and flowers beside the table. Another smart idea is to place these goodies on snack bar carts or cabinets instead of the usual table.

Smore Bar

Stir in Excitement in Your Guests

To set everyone in the happy and bouncing mood, give way for a snack bar interaction.Give them options to choose from. If you’re serving fries, give them several dip options. For a taco bar, provide beef, pork and chicken as meat, salsa, cheese or sour cream as dips. Provide little lacey cups or dotted cone cylinders as their food vessel and serving tools. The size of these cups and serving tools can depend on you. This way, you could also control the amount of food that the guests can take without them knowing.

Candy Bar

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Posted in Etiquette & GuestsWedding Planning on Sep 04th,2013
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Renewing the Vows: Saying I Do Again and Again

Who said that you cannot get married over and over again? With the same person whom you promised love and forever, every year is worth it because it is a tangible truth that love has no bounds and forever is every day.

Renewing your vows for each other and reaffirming the love that binds two people to stay strong despite crisis and chaos is a good consolation for the effort you both have exerted through the years. So it is only right to celebrate it and honor each other for faithfulness and togetherness.

Well, we can say that kids could bring about both hard core screw ups and pure joy but wearing the white dress once again can give us pride and esteem for ourselves.

They say that “love is expressed more in deeds than words” that it would be more solid if it is written down on paper and sealed. It really does not matter how many times you get married. Some would do it every 25 years, other on their golden anniversary while those who are filled with love it even goes out of their noses, celebrate the renewal of the vows like every 5 years.

Marriage is a union where both parties say their “I do” and give out a promise on that ceremony to love their spouse for as long as they live. The realization of that promises will create a strong bond between these people and the renewal of the vows will be a lovely occasion.

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Posted in Wedding CeremoniesWedding Planning on Dec 11th,2012
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Happily Ever After Wedding

There are only four things that should be considered when you dream of a happily ever after fairy tale wedding: a majestic setup, a carriage, a huge cake and a full blown wedding gown.

Not everyone can afford a castle that it is only right for couples who opt for the royal wedding to make the setting however small or big the venue is, be filled with frills that represent the theme. Be creative.

It is important that every detail like the floral setup and the lighting that include candles, candelabras that are frequently met in fairy tales are present and do not forget the chandelier on the dance floor.

The wedding cake should be by all means striking like this one. Your guests will be looking for this so it better be best like your dress.

Having a carriage, complete with a horseman and a footman is easy nowadays because they can be rented.

However, no fairy tale wedding can be materialized without the presence of a tiara or a crown on the bride’s do. This detail is one of the most important that it would not matter if it came from a royal relative or bought at a wedding website. Having one is a must.

Frills, fun and forever must be spelled by your wedding shoes because even this will have a close up photograph on your wedding day.

The oh, so fabled fairy tale wedding gown must live up to its status having intricate embellishments and sophisticated details. You can add up baroque and royalty to that so your happily ever after wedding will finally come true.

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Posted in Wedding CeremoniesWedding Planning on Dec 04th,2012
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Something Blue: For Love, For Luck, For You

Something blue as the saying goes is for luck that will be carried throughout your life. It is for love to just bend when there are setbacks but never break. It is for you the bride to carry the color of deep water for purity and serenity. The sapphire eye is your good fortune that you will wear on the blessed day of your life.

It could be the wedding gown itself to be in blue all throughout but for some refreshing renditions it can be an accent as this detachable tiered cerulean skirt that presents femininity and virginal aura.

As for some bride that loves the vintage, they tend to have their bridal shoes be painted with blue floral details. The peep-toe open side pumps will be a great addition to a classy 20’s pinup look.

Brides are girls once in their lives and the engrossment for the “awww” moment is always there. This aquamarine lotus with pearls necklace paired to the strapless shirred top makes an instant attraction.

So does this braided bracelet with blue-green charms hanging on it.  For the young brides this is a good choice for something blue.

On the olden days, they prefer their something blue to be kept inside the white dress. The blue underwear has been so popular that time and even so today with a touch of customization.

The blue bouquet has also been a repeated favorite because of its calmness and naïve loveliness.

Something blue can be a hair comb for the brides adorned with flowers and feathers but it can always be your blue eyes that trapped the heart of the groom.

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Posted in Wedding CeremoniesWedding Planning on Nov 25th,2012