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Autumn Theme Wedding Ideas For Brides and Grooms

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Autumn, what a romantic, wonderful time to get married! Whether you want your autumn wedding to be very formal, most casual or somewhere in between, you have an enormous variety of possibilities. It is harvest time. The summer heat is gone.

Yet the days are still warm and sunny. The leaves are turning into an incredible array of colors and as they fall off the trees, create a soft, lush colorful carpet.

Halloween and Thanksgiving are here and can serve as wedding themes or be incorporated for a most unique personalized fall theme wedding. Can you see the possibilities? So, put on your thinking cap and get creative.

Following are ideas to help you plan a fall wedding.

Bride and her attendants

Fall weather is unpredictable. It may get chilly so, consider heavier fabrics and at least some sleeve for the gown and dresses or top them with matching boleros, stoles or shawls that can, but do not have to be worn.

The wedding gown can be white, ivory, champagne or gold. The gown and or veil may show embroidered leaf motif or dainty gold embroidery.

Bridesmaids may wear either the same color or to really represent the autumn theme, have each bridesmaid represent a different fall color.

See Fall Colors List. The bride may wish to wear a fall theme garter and carry a matching hankie.
Bridesmaids and flower girl will look great adorning garlands of fall flowers and leaves.

The groom and his attendants

To reflect the season, the men and boys could wear tan, beige and brown attire instead of the white, black or dark blue. Their ties should be of fall colors matching the bridesmaids dresses and their boutonnière should be a fall flower.

FALL COLORS

white, ivory, champagne, muted gold, tan, beige, various browns, hunter green, burnt orange, rust red, deep red, burgundy, cranberry, wine, navy blue, sky blue, eggplant purple, pewter, silver, pale yellow, pumpkin and orange.

Invitation And Stationery

Accent your invitations and wedding stationery with your chosen fall color. If you print your own, you may add fall graphics such as leaves, acorns, fall flowers, seasonal fruit, or a horn of plenty. If you purchase fall theme print your own invitations, fall theme is available. Cut the place cards to look like a fall theme item leaves, pumpkin, turkey siluettes etc…

Flowers

Chrysanthemums, roses, daisies, dahlias, lilies, yarrow, orchids, hydrangeas, sunflowers, baby breath, fall leaves, tallow berries, natural or dried wheat.

CEREMONY

Decorate the ceremony site with fall flowers.

Instead of aisle runners spread fall color real or fake leaves, in the center aisle. If your ceremony location does not allow spreading petals or leaves directly on the floor, glue leaves on aisle runners.

This is a great activity for kids as the love to glue and can be creative. So, if you can engage kids, whether they are yours or not, they will be proud to help with your wedding.Instead of rose petals, fill the flower basket with colorful fall leaves.

Make pew bows from ribbons in your wedding colors and embellish them with fall silk flowers, leaves, fruit, wheat, Indian corn etc…

RECEPTION

General

Use mini pumpkins, gourds, berrirs, Indian corn, apples, grapes, wheat , bales of hay and leaves foe centerpieces, favors and decorations.

Tables

Instead of numbering your tables, name them. For example:
Fall, Autumn, Acorn, Horn of plenty, Cornucopia, Maple, Oak, Apple, Pear, Pumpkin, Cranberry etc…

To add more interest and make it easier to remember give your table addresses. Just add Circle or Square depending on the shape of your tables and you send your guests to Fall Circle or Autumn Square etc…

Use fall color linens.

Ideas for Centerpieces

Before placing a centerpiece, you may strew fall leaves and or wheat on the reception tables and on the cake tale.

Favors

Reception Decorations

Fall theme ribbons and bows, garlands, paper lanterns or luminaries with amber light bulbs, balloons, chains of stringed popcorn, cranberries, candies, paper chains, bales of hay, ivy, garlands etc…

Accent the doorways and tables with tulle and ribbons in your wedding colors. Adhere leaves and silk flowers for inexpensive, elegant displays.

Cake

Decorate your cake with leaves, fall flowers, mini pumpkins, mini apples, marzipan fruit etc…Flavors: Spice cake, pumpkin cake, dark chocolate cake, nut cake.

Food items you may wish to consider

 

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Benefits of Having a Wedding Theme 2020

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Benefits of Having a Wedding Theme

When planning your wedding, one of the easiest ways to have cohesion among the different elements of your special day is to have a themed wedding. Many people think of wedding themes as dressing in costume or doing something completely off the wall.

But they can be classy and elegant while also creating a wedding day that will be hard for your guests to forget.

Whether or not you realize it, themed weddings are very popular at the time. You commonly see weddings designed around a season or holiday. The theme of a wedding can also be a general design element.

For example, you can have a rustic wedding, a nautical wedding, or a crystal wedding. Weddings can be centered around tree branches, a monogram, or acorns. There are a multitude of options when deciding the theme for your wedding. One of our favorites, though, is a peacock wedding.

It is much easier it is to plan a themed wedding compared to a non-themed wedding. Wondering what color palette to use? If you’re having a peacock themed wedding, just find an image of a peacock and choose your favorite colors represented.

Choosing your stationary? Go for your favorite peacock adorned wedding invitations and paper goods. When meeting with your florist you can have him or her include peacock feathers in your bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces.

You could have your baker include a peacock design or peacock feathers on your cake. When you have a themed wedding, the decisions you make for the details of your wedding day can be made quickly and easily because they will all already be narrowed down into a handful of options and you can just choose whatever you like the most.

When choosing a theme for your wedding, you should go for something that fits your personality as a couple. If you are ritzy and elegant, a country theme is probably not the best for you. On the other hand, if you are love being in the outdoors an expensive crystal themed wedding may not be your best fit.

Think about different design elements that you both like or things you both enjoy to get an idea for your wedding theme. For example, if you love sailing a nautical wedding may be perfect. If you love going to the beach you could base your wedding around seashells or sand dollars.

If you are considering using our favorite, a peacock themed wedding, you should be outgoing and passionate about life. Peacock feathers represent beauty and pride and are perfect for the couple who loves to be the center of attention.

The details of your wedding day

While making decisions about the details of your wedding day, try to choose the option that best fits your theme, your preferences, and your taste. Never include something in your wedding that you believe is tacky or not your favorite option just because it fits your theme.

Themed weddings should be personal and show your style, not just a cookie-cutter product. Make sure that you always choose the decor and personal touches that best represent your taste and preferences no matter what wedding theme you choose.

 

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How to Pick the Right Theme For Your Wedding

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Coming up with a wedding theme is one of the first steps in planning a successful wedding. There are already so many wedding theme ideas that are available for a couple to choose from that finding the right one should not be difficult.

Wedding theme ideas

When selecting a theme, it’s important to consider the location, how many people are going to be in attendance and budget.

Wedding theme ideas should reflect the interests and personalities of both the bride and the groom. Themes are great, because it makes the planning process easier and more enjoyable.

Making decisions become simple, because you when you focus on a theme you know exactly what you want for things like wedding invitations, wedding cake and the decorations. Your guests also get to experience a wedding that is a little out of the ordinary.

There are wedding theme ideas that revolve around different colors. These types of weddings are relatively easy to plan, all you need to do is make sure the color of your choice is prominently displayed at both the ceremony and reception. Pick out flowers, use table settings, and find other decorations in that specific color.

There are plenty of ways to incorporate that color in almost every aspect of your wedding.

Other popular wedding themes are based on the different seasons of the year. Spring, summer, fall and winter, there is something special about each season.

The key to properly encompassing the season as your theme is to use the appropriate colors to represent the season as well as serve foods that are fresh during that time of year.

Wedding theme ideas include specific destinations

 

Other great wedding theme ideas include specific destinations. You can either arrange to have the wedding at a garden, a beach or resort, or bring the destination to you by using props and other creative decorations.

Let’s say you want to capture the magnificence of Paris for your wedding, but you are unable to actually have the wedding there. All you need to do is add some signature Parisian elements to the decor, use well-known flowers from France and give out cute French inspired wedding favors.

Set your wedding to a certain time in history, that’s another idea that has been popular. There have been plenty of wedding themes that try to recreate different time periods.

If you are interested in having a medieval wedding, try booking the venue at a castle. If you want your wedding to have an old Victorian feel, make sure there is plenty of lace on your wedding dress and serve your guests tea from fancy tea sets.

There are countless other wedding themes for you to choose from. Cultural themes are great if one or both of you have a strong cultural background with its own wedding traditions.

You can have a modern wedding, but still add some of those traditions to the ceremony.

There are fairy tale themes which are no doubt on the top of many brides’ lists. For the environmentally conscious couple, an eco-friendly theme would be perfect. Just remember to pick a theme that is a good representation of you and is one that your guests will enjoy.

 

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The Best Budget Wedding Ideas 2020

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Want a fabulous wedding but strapped for cash? When planning a wedding budget, engaged couples often ponder this question; “What is the best way to save money but for a low cost?” Most weddings cost an average of $20,000- $50,000. This will not work out for cash- strapped couples. Below, I offer cheap wedding ideas that will fit your wedding budget!

Avoid the High Season:

The majority of wedding events occur between the months of May- October. Having a ceremony in these months does not bode well for your budget. To avoid the high season, the best idea would be to get married in low- season months, such as December – March.

Wedding vendors also have less bookings in these months so you will definitely get a better rate for their services. Remember to try to negotiate (not bully!) for the best cost for your budget. This is a cheap idea that will not hurt your pockets!

Cheap Wedding favors as your Centerpiece:

A great idea is to incorporate cheap favors as a centerpiece. This way, you can cut cost on the amount of flowers and accessories that you may order.

A great, but cheap idea would be to order chocolate kisses ( in your wedding colors) and place them in a beautiful vase that your guests can admire and eat! Votive candles with your ceremony date and colors is also a beautiful and cheap wedding idea that will cut costs!

Cheap Wedding venues:

Most Reception halls charge their highest fees on weddings held on Friday- Saturday. For cheap wedding venues options, try having your event on a holiday that happens to fall on a weekday or have your wedding on a Sunday or Monday. These dates will likely guarantee a bargain for your wedding budget.

Inexpensive Wedding Cake:

Who can afford an elaborate, overpriced wedding cake? To have a really inexpensive wedding cake, you can have a small wedding cake on top and a faux bottom for the lower two tiers of the wedding cake. A sheet cake may be served for the guests. This is a cheap idea that will not make a dent in your wedding budget!

 Affordable Wedding Flowers:

OK, so you’ve decided that you want flowers for your event. How to find affordable wedding flowers fit for your budget? Find out what’s currently in season and use more green plants in your blooms. Also, use flowers that the florists always have in stock.

Carnations, Baby breaths, Roses and Lily’s are always in stock and are great, cheap wedding ideas for your decor. For a church wedding, I would rather have flowers at the reception; add pillar candles in a clear glass hurricane lamps down the aisle for a serene and romantic atmosphere.

* Discount Wedding Dresses: Most brides dream of a Vera Wang or Justin Alexander dress but if your are on a tight budget, that will not be possible. A great idea for discount wedding dresses would be to check out the sample sales and outlet stores for sales prices! If the dress is a tad bit big, you can always have a seamstress make adjustments.

Another idea? Pick a Bridesmaid dress! Find out what color the bridesmaid dress comes in and order it in white. Voila! You now have a wedding dress that you got on a discount!

For more Cheap Wedding ideas, please view related articles ” The Cost Effective Bride ” and “Weddings on a Budget!” For wedding dresses, please view our selection of Discount Wedding Dresses!

 

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Beach wedding ideas

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You may have noticed that themed weddings are the norm these days. Couples usually prefer a themed wedding because having a motif makes it easier for everybody to plan the wedding. A focus on a single theme will mean easier color, decoration, wedding favor and even venue coordination.

A Beach themed wedding is perhaps one of the most popular motifs for weddings today. There are lots of beach wedding ideas in the internet. You just need some creativity and a lot of imagination.

Beach weddings are fun and very exciting to plan for. The atmosphere for beach weddings are light and gay but it can also be sweet and romantic at the same time. Nothing can be more heartwarming than having that first kiss during sunrise or sunset.

For any wedding, one of the first things on top of the checklist is the budget. Depending on how much you plan to spend, beach themed weddings can be as affordable and as expensive as you want them to be. Once you have settled on a budget you are comfortable with, everything comes easily into place.

The invitation sets easily conveys to your guests the theme of the wedding

The invitation sets easily conveys to your guests the theme of the wedding. One of the cutest beach wedding ideas we have come across is to use starfishes as invitation decorations. You don’t have to use an actual starfish but alternatives include Papier-mache starfishes, ceramic starfishes and even hand drawn starfishes.

Food is another one of the most important considerations for any weddings. Most guests will expect at least a light snack or a full meal after the wedding. With beach weddings, receptions can be held indoors or outdoors.

Ideas for food can include a barbecue or grilled assorted seafood. Dessert can range from ice cream to tropical fruits. Speaking of tropical fruits, these make beautiful centerpieces for your guests’ tables. They can be arranged in beautiful and creative ways. It gives the wedding reception a tropical beach feeling.

The cake is the piece de resistance of any wedding reception. It symbolizes fertility and good luck. Wedding cakes have been a wedding tradition ever since the Roman Empire. Wedding cakes for beach weddings can be decorated accordingly.

Aside from starfishes, shells, wave designs, mermaids and corals; the whole sea can be an inspiration for your beach themed wedding cake.

Beach wedding ideas

Beach wedding ideas are easy to come up with. Take your groomsmen’s boutonniere for example. Instead of the typical red rose, why not exchange it for leis? The bridesmaid’s headdresses and bouquets can be made from tropical flowers.

Your cute little flower girls can wear hula costumes instead of gowns while they shower the aisle with colored sand and petals.

Perhaps the best thing about beach weddings is that you can hold the wedding and reception on the sands. The mood is almost always light and festive compared to church weddings.

The wedding party can enjoy the view of the beach and be comfortable walking around either barefoot or wearing sandals. The beach is almost always breezy so you won’t have to worry about fainting spells or stuffy atmosphere.

Thinking up beach wedding ideas are an exercise not only in creativity and imagination but in originality as well. As it becomes more and more popular people are finding lots of ways of personalizing their beach I do’s.

 

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Small Wedding Ideas For A Small Intimate Wedding

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Why on earth would anyone want to throw a smaller wedding? In these days of over-the-top celebrity weddings and spending enough on a wedding to put you in debt for years to come, you don’t hear much about small weddings.

But they are making a comeback, particularly for those brides who prefer a more personal, intimate atmosphere. That’s why I wanted to share some small wedding ideas with you in this article.

First, though, let me clarify a few things. A small wedding does not mean an informal wedding, or a simple wedding, or a cheap wedding (though obviously, because the guest list is dramatically reduced, there can be significant savings).

It simply refers to the size of the guest list. Instead of inviting your best friend’s great aunt from Pittsburgh, the guest list and wedding party are confined to a small circle of close relatives and friends. How small? Often as small as only ten to fifteen people.

Beyond sharing the most important day of your life with a small, intimate group of friends, a small wedding allows you the freedom to focus on those areas of the wedding that are most important to you and might otherwise have been out of your reach.

For instance, a smaller wedding makes a destination wedding far more practical than a large wedding. A destination wedding is exactly as it sounds …

the wedding is held out of town, at a setting that meets the interests of the bride and groom. Las Vegas is a destination wedding. A theme park, such as Disney World, is a destination wedding. There really are few limitations …

a mountain lodge, a beach house, a bed and breakfast, a ski trip, etc. When the wedding party and guest list are small, a destination wedding becomes much easier to achieve.

But what if you’d like to keep things simple?

The reception for a small wedding can be held in the intimate, comfortable setting of a family member’s home. It can be held at the favorite restaurant of the bride and groom. It can be held out doors at a favorite park, or in the backyard of your best friend. With these more intimate weddings, your options are nearly unlimited.

You also have more leeway in your food choices. If this is an important area for the wedding of your dreams, then catering or dining out at a fine restaurant are far more likely to fit within your budget. But you may equally enjoy a potluck or a buffet or even an afternoon of hors d’ourves. A smaller wedding allows you the freedom to pursue the wedding you really want for yourself.

Small Wedding Ideas

Here are several unique small wedding ideas that can make your wedding day memorable for the rest of your life:

1. Since the whole idea behind an intimate wedding is to share the day with close family and friends, consider making your own wedding favors. For instance, a homemade goodie basket of cookies, breads, and candies. Or personalized CDs created with the music that you and your loved ones enjoy. The point here is to make your wedding favors as personal as possible.

2. How about having your guests sign and write a personal sentiment on a tablecloth? Then, at a later date, you can have the signatures and sentiments permanently embroidered into the tablecloth as a family keepsake.

3. Make your own wedding invitations, personalizing each one with a special sentiment. You can design them completely from scratch, choosing the paper you want, adding dried flowers or bows, or even adding your own background image if you’re talented in this area (or know someone who’s talented).

4. Instead of the usual reception activities, try activities that you know your guests enjoy. For instance, if your family and friends enjoy board games, run a tournament with the winner taking home a gift basket of games. Or try a scavenger hunt, or a softball game, or a trip to a local movie theater.

The idea behind a smaller wedding is to share your special day with only a few special people. Since the size of the wedding party and guests is easily manageable, small weddings ideas often allow you to pursue the wedding of your dreams when otherwise it wouldn’t be possible. Whether it’s a fancy, elegant wedding or a few close friends sharing a common interest, the choice is yours. Make your intimate wedding a wedding that you’ll never forget.

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Tips for Having the Summer Wedding of Your Dreams

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Summer weddings take place from the months of June to August. The key benefits of having a wedding in the summer is that both you and your guests can enjoy the sun, warm weather, and all the beauty that nature has to offer.

There are many wonderful wedding ideas for summer that you can use to plan your own wedding. First think about what the season means to you, what comes to mind when you try to visualize a summer wedding?

Since summer is one of the most popular wedding seasons, there is no shortage of ideas. Ask friends and family for their thoughts, do a search online or flip through bridal magazines to get the creative juices flowing.

One of the best parts of having a summer wedding is that it can take place outdoors. It would be a shame not to take full advantage of the beautiful weather. In order to plan a distinct summer wedding, your choice of color combination, food, bridal gown, flowers and other decorations must all be related to and appropriate for this particular season.

There are many wedding themes that work really well in the hot summer months. It becomes much easier to come up with ideas once you settle on the right theme for the wedding.

Here are some popular themes and wedding ideas for summer:

If you want your wedding to have a vintage feel, a Victorian wedding theme is the way to go. The ceremony can take place indoors in an old style house or church and the reception can be held in the garden afterwards, or the entire wedding can take place in the garden.

The colors yellow, cream, pastel green, terracotta, and blue are perfect for this kind of wedding theme.

Gardenias, roses, lilies, and pansies are a wonderful complement to the surroundings. A reception outside means you can serve your guests tea and an assortment of delicious pastries, all very fitting with the Victorian theme.

Popular wedding ideas for summer can also include the natural beauty that is all around us. For instance butterflies, these are beautiful creatures that can make any wedding beautiful and romantic. Butterflies can be used throughout the decor of the ceremony or reception, they can even turn into lovely accessories for the bride or her bridesmaids.

This theme can be applied to so many things, from the wedding invitations and wedding favors to the top of the wedding cake. Butterflies are definitely a great theme for a summer wedding.

Let’s not forget flowers, and lots of them. There are so many beautiful flowers that are representative of the summer months. Wedding ideas for summer can include themes that center around a particular type of flower.

Take the rose as an example, use it throughout the wedding instead of just for the bouquet. Add them as a centerpiece for the reception, place them along the aisle of the ceremony, or use them in any other way imaginable.

You can choose to stick with one color or multiple colors, they are very versatile to work with. Besides roses, there are a number of other magnificent flowers to use. Having a wedding theme around a flower can definitely make this special occasion more romantic and unforgettable.

 

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