While you’re on the hunt for ways to make your wedding unique, there is one major way to add flare to your big day in a simple yet noticeable way. The wedding cake is the focal point for all of your wedding guests, so selecting a beautiful wedding cake topper to go with it is equally important. Choosing a custom cake topper to reflect your personal style can be tough, so we’ve given you a few ideas to help you in your search, unique to your wedding style and personality.
Rustic Wedding Ideas for your Country Wedding
Rustic weddings are more popular than ever, but not every city or location is equipped with a Rustic Wedding venue. Besides a venue, here are 6 rustic wedding ideas you can use to incorporate a little country into your big day.
These whiskey barrels are a unique way to add some country flair. Use them as drink dispensers at your wedding rehearsal dinner or reception, as a decor piece on your guest book table or bar, or they can double as gifts for your groomsmen or your father of the bride/groom! Available in 1oz, 2oz, or 3oz sizes and can be customized with initials or two lines of text. A fun idea your wedding guests will love!
Chalkboard Wedding Ideas
One of the newest trends being seen at weddings lately is the use of chalkboard paint or signs in various ways. The signs are very customizable – some are ordered, some are designed, and some are even DIY! Here, we are going to show you ways to incorporate the chalkboard wedding ideas into your big day.
This adorable sign measures 15.5″ x 9.5″ and can be used in a variety of ways on your wedding day. Place it at the reception entrance as your guests arrive, on the back of your chairs during dinner, or hanging near your cake table. The white ribbon accompanies it, making it easy to hang in a variety of locations.
This is one of our favorite chalkboard wedding ideas. If you’re having a custom cocktail, consider serving it in a mason jar with these customizable glass clings. Another fun way to double up would be to use the glass clings on every guests glass and place them at their seat, using them as a place setting AND a wedding favor! Sold in a set of twenty, measuring 3.5″ x 1.5″.
These custom chalkboard signs are available in three sizes to fit any need you have on your wedding day. Use them as place settings on your guests table, on your dessert table or candy buffet to label the items, or on your guest book table with instructions. These will also work to mark your reception tables as reserved for your family and wedding party. The small wooden easels are sold separately, and use our liquid chalk marker to write with ease!
This is a fun alternative to a guest book. This chalkboard signing frame has a space in the middle to insert an engagement photo. Place it on your guest table to encourage your friends and family to leave their name or well wishes around the edge for a keepsake that can hang in your new home for years to come.
Looking for a fun way to number your reception tables? These mini chalkboards with a stand are perfect for adding a table number to help your guests find their seats. They can also be used to label your dessert table, candy bar, or to leave instructions or a happy message at the bar or guest book table!
Last but most definitely one of our favorites is this rustic wooden chalkboard sign. It is the perfect compliment to your country or rustic theme wedding. Use it on the guest book table, on the food buffet, on the dessert table, or to share your wedding hashtag with your wedding guests. The sleek wooden texture is gorgeous and eye catching!
We couldn’t forget our liquid chalk marker! If you need an easy way to write your message on any of these signs, this marker acts as a pen with a chalk finish.
There you have it! We hope we left you with at least one way to incorporate these adorable chalkboard wedding ideas into your big day. Feel free to call us directly or send us an email with any questions you may have on any of the above items. Happy planning!
Monogram Wedding Cake Topper
Choosing what to buy for the top of your wedding cake can be an overwhelming decision. There are many monogram wedding cake toppers to choose from: figurines, flower arrangements, animals, seashells –
so many choices! A simple and easy decision would be to use a monogram cake topper with your initial(s) as a fun, classic way to make your wedding cake feel your own.
Beach Wedding Ideas
If you’re having a destination wedding or simply want to add a touch of sand and sun to your wedding at home, our Beach Wedding ideas series is for you. Part one was posted a few weeks back, make sure to scroll down for those ideas after reading this one!
First up is our rhinestone and seashell beach wedding unity candle set. It comes complete with the unity candle and tapers accented with accented with shells, rhinestones, faux pearls, and an organza bow. Reminder: the candleholder is not included.
One of our all time favorite beach wedding ideas is this shell boutonniere for the groom/groomsmen. It is a simple detail that will bring out the beach at any event!
These beach chair photo frames are an adorable way to bring a little beach to your big day. Available in white, these mini chairs can hold one photo each and would be perfect on top of a cake, on your guest book table, or simply as a beach centerpiece on your reception tables.
Speaking of guest book table, this guest book/pen combo features a starfish decor that will be sure to have your guests thinking sand, sun, and salty breeze! Available in two colors, white book with a silver pen or an ivory book with a gold pen. A perfect option for any destination weddings!
To compliment your guest book, this starfish and shell beach ring pillow doesn’t get any better. Grab your little man and give him the most important job! The pillow is decorated with a delicate starfish and polished abalone shell with heart-shaped faux pearl accents, and the starfish features a rhinestone and faux pearl accent. Available in white satin!
For the little girl in your life, this flower girl basket is the matching pair to the above pillow. The starfish and shell perfectly match the pillow and the basket is available wrapped in satin.
The easiest way to incorporate the beach into your wedding day is to add a beach wedding cake topper. This one includes a barefoot couple kissing on the sand, and is a sweet addition to any cake table.
Bachelorette Party Ideas
There are so many ways to make your final fling unique, and we have tons of bachelorette party ideas to get you started! From outfits and decor to favors and gifts, everything you need to have a good time is available. Check out our list of top ideas and must have items before you finish your planning!
No bachelorette party is complete without the bride standing out! This veil and sash set is the perfect way to keep the attention on the bride to be. Available in crisp white, satin and trimmed in black, this sash can be accented with free personalization in one of today’s hottest weeding colors, as well as your choice of text.
Give your bridesmaids a gift to remember with these hot pink bachelorette koozies to keep their drinks cold! Not only are they perfect for partying on the town, but the girls can keep them as a party favor.
Spice up your evening with this fab figurine shot glass! Add a mix of fun with the gorgeous bride figurine dressed up in her party dress and ready to go out with glitz and striking details. Grab one for all of your bridesmaids and don’t forget one for yourself!
If your girl’s aren’t beer drinkers, these custom martini glasses will be a much better fit. A decal on the front of the glass reads “CAUTION Bachelorette Party in Progress” with a series of hot pink warning triangles decorate the glass and the base. Also available in a version for the bride!streaming Power Rangers 2017 film
Whether you have a group of girls you’ve known forever or a mixture of ladies from all walks of life, these bachelorette party coasters are a great way to get to know each other better. Each 4″ x 4″ coaster has a unique conversation-starting question that will give everyone something to talk about for hours.
Maybe your girls are more into wine? These adorable wine charms add flare to any wine glass for an evening of fun! The charms have a metal loop with pink and black beads that unhooks and wraps around the stem of a wine glass. The six different charm sayings included are: “Approach With Caution,” “CAUTION Bachelorette Party in Progress,” “Fling Before the Ring,” “Kiss the Bride” and two versions of “Girls Night Out.”
As you can see there are many bachelorette party ideas that can be incorporated into your final fling bash. Choose the ones that are best for you and let’s get the party started!
Beach Wedding Ideas
Bring the beach theme to your big day! We have compiled our list of a variety of items perfect for any destination beach wedding.
One of our favorite beach wedding ideas is to incorporate seashells any way that you can. We are in love with these adorable seashell placecard holders! Each dainty, shiny shell holds a placecard and doubles as a wedding favor – guests can later use these keepsake shells to hold their own photos! A must have for any beach wedding.
Next up, a unique idea to add some flare to your toes. Instead of being barefoot, consider adding fun foot jewelry for you and your bridesmaids. These are decorated with a mixture of pearls and shiny rhinestones, and are available in a variety of colors and stones. The perfect way to add that extra touch!
A staple in wedding traditions, we have the perfect seashell garter for your beach wedding. This ivory satin and chiffon garter features a chiffon bow and seashell accents, perfect to keep or throw to all your single groomsmen.
Another favorite way to thank your guests for coming is with this seashell bottle opener favor! Each bottle opener is presented in an elegant gift box with a clear top and a raffia tie. A designer tag that reads “Thank you for sharing this day” is included on each favor as well. Consider giving them to all guests, or to your immediate wedding party and family as a special thank you for all they’ve done.
What cake table would be complete with a touch of beach? This seashell wedding cake topper is perfect for any beach theme wedding.
Lastly, add one more tiny touch of seashells to your beach theme wedding with this wedding cake serving set. This set includes one 12″ long cake knife and one 9.5″ long cake server. Both are made of stainless steel with ivory acrylic handles.
No matter what beach you choose, we have all the beach wedding ideas you need to keep your day special. Stay tuned for part 2 with additional items perfect for the beach!
Choosing the Perfect Wedding Dress
In part of our choosing the perfect wedding dress series, we gave you some ideas to take into account your body shape and those areas you want to conceal in order to make your body look much better. Now, let’s continue with more useful tips and make sure you remember them when choosing your wedding dress so you take the best out of your figure!
If you are tall, try a dress with lace or any other decoration to give the dress dimension. If, in addition, you are thin, you can let yourself be free to try a variety of gowns to see what feels the best on you.
If you are blessed with curves, choose a dress fitted at the waist and that has minimal decorations on the hip or chest. Go for lightweight fabrics that fit well and flow freely.
If you have a pear body shape (small waistline with curvy hips), try a dress fitted at the top and then have volume flowing down. This will make your torso and neckline to look tight and draw attention to enhance the upper part of your figure.
If you love your back and want to show it off, look for an open back with a deep cut to the lower back. These designs look amazing if you have a curved back.
Now, finding the perfect wedding dress is essential; however, it is also important to consider other elements that will not only complement but also reflect the bride’s personality on her whole look. Now that you selected the best fit for your body, you need to decide which accessories you will wear to make your outfit perfect.
Concentrate, be calm and think which accessories you want to wear to match your dress and not look too charged. There are jewelry, tiaras, veils, gloves, hair accessories, purses and much more accessories to choose from and the decision should be based on the style of the bride, the weather/location and the dress.
Something else you should consider is the design and the color of the dress. Therefore, the accessories will combine with it instead of standing out and discredit the dress.
Finally, it is vital to pay special attention to the shoes. Remember you will be standing for many hours plus the dancing and greeting and your feet will definitely appreciate comfortable shoes. Look for elegant, beautiful and comfy shoes. Make sure to choose your size and a height you can handle. Also remember that many brides opt for two pairs of shoes; one to show for photos and for the ceremony, and another for an outdoor photo session and reception dancing.
Overall, choosing the perfect wedding dress will have a huge impact on your big day. The more beautiful you look, the more beautiful you will feel.
How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress
Your wedding day is getting closer and with that, one of the most difficult decisions comes; how to choose the perfect wedding dress. By now you have probably looked to magazines and websites to learn about the trends in wedding dresses; however, the most important is to choose a dress that will make you look even more beautiful.
There are so many options to choose from that brides get confused when it comes the moment to choose one, especially because they want to get the most out of their body and cover up those little details that worry them. No matter if you are thin, chubby or curvy, there is always a perfect dress for you. You just need to take some aspects into account and your choice will be easier. Here we have some useful tips for you.
To look more stylized, go for a mermaid cut dress. There are tons of beautiful designs that will improve your figure Just take into account these cut of dresses have tail.
If you don’t have a small waist, the best you can do is wear a deep V neckline which will lengthen your torso. Wearing heart-shaped necklines will make you look curvy.
If you are lucky to be curvy, highlight that by wearing lightweight fabrics with a nice fall. Also, look for tight fitting designs that help you highlight your waist, hips and breasts.
If you have small breasts, go with draped and decorated dresses which will help you create a volume effect on the area. Also, you could look for a push up or magic bra that helps you disguise that small detail.
If, on the other hand, you have really big breasts, the best way to disguise them (if you want to), is to wear dresses without decoration on the neckline area and look instead for those that have those details on the bottom. Also, avoid turtleneck dresses which will emphasize that area.
In case you have broad shoulders, you should try to divert attention from them. A great idea is to avoid large or pump sleeves.
If you have too wide or thin arm, you will need to find a dress with sleeves that helps you conceal them. Also, you could use your veil to cover them a little.
Choose an empire style design if what you are looking for is to hide your tummy. Another great idea is to get a dress with decoration below the neck so all attention is driven to the top of your body.
Find more useful pieces of advice on the second part of our article so you choose the perfect wedding dress for your body.
As we have seen these last weeks, marriage ceremonies throughout the world are so different that you will never see exactly the same celebration on any. Each country has different customs and traditions that make their weddings unique. This week, we will be learning about the picturesque Chinese weddings.
Before the process of the wedding starts, an intermediary takes care of all the formalities of the proposal. First they will give one gift to the parents of the bride and the groom and also get the birth information of her so they can investigate. An expert will decide if their marriage will be viable based on astrology. If it is, the groom’s parents will provide details about their son to do the same and compare their astrological chart. If everything goes well, both families will meet and evaluate the agreement.
Once the marriage is decided, they start exchanging gifts between the two families. The parents of the bride are in charge of choosing the date of the wedding. This whole process can take even up to two years.
To prepare for the wedding, the bride will be in a secluded room with her closest friends. During that time, they will sing to cry over the loss of her family. In the meantime, the groom will get the bridal bed installed the day before the wedding. However, they are usually helped by someone who has a lot of children since that is considered to give them luck.
Something very typical about Chinese weddings is color red. Red for them symbolizes love and prosperity. Therefore, it is used in the bride and groom’s gowns, decorations, gifts and much more. The bride, dress in red, will get her hair arranged as a symbol of the initiation of adulthood. Also, she will get a red veil to cover her face and she is taken to her parents as a gratitude sign. Once she is ready, there will be a procession to take her to her future husband’s house. The groom, also in red, will undergo some ceremonies at the altar.
They will the go to enjoy dinner at the bride’s house and at this point, the veil is taken off the bride’s face which, after a series of rituals, represents that the couple is now married. Then, the couple will offer a cup of tea to their respective parents-in-law to signify they have become one family. After that, the bride receives her wedding gift. A red envelope with money.
Finally, the wedding celebration ends with a huge feast accompanied with fireworks, cigars and confetti.