Gift Giving: Guest Favors (1 of 2)

Wedding favors can be a fun and creative way to say thank you to your guests for taking part in your special day. Whether it’s a DIY project, a special treat that you and your partner love, or a simple token of appreciation, favors are a great way to personalize a nice to go gift for you guests. Include your wedding date, monograms, or a thematic phrase for your friends and family to carry with them after the party. Favors can also serve double duty as escort cards. Edible snacks, greenery, wildflower seeds, or small display boxes are great options for combining gifts and organization. Check out a few of our favorite creative favors below.

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Seating Chart Inspiration


Matching friends, family, and coworkers can at times be tricky but what better way to show off your hard work than with an appealing seating chart.  A seating chart display is a great alternative to escort cards and place cards. Organizing your guests’ names and table assignments in one place is a great way to create an eye-catching thematic display. It also eliminates the likelihood of guests misplacing their cards while mingling.

Below are some of our favorite seating chart inspirations.


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Wedding Lighting

One important aspect of a wedding that can often be overlooked by the bride and groom is lighting. Spending some time on this detail can really leave an impact, drawing the attention of guests and adding drama to any setting. Radiant chandeliers or twinkling canopy lights can be the perfect finishing touch to a soft, romantic wedding. Looking for something a bit more contemporary or urban, overhanging wired light bulbs can be a wonderful choice. Remember, with whatever route you go, getting a little creative and choosing the right lighting can really contribute to and transform your wedding décor, creating an unforgettable ambiance.

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Geometric Wedding Trend

Geometric décor is a current trend that will continue to be seen more and more in weddings. It adds great detail to any theme and color palate. The unique shapes give your wedding the perfect chic vibe. So why not try incorporating this awesome trend into your wedding day with invitations, centerpieces, backdrop, or even your cake.

Metallic gold and bronze are the most popular for geometric décor, while adding darker colors into flowers or table settings will make any wedding more modern. Maybe you’re more of a vintage or whimsical bride. Soft romantic colors, and adding in some greenery or succulents will do just the trick. Below are some of our favorite geometric décor ideas!



































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Trend: Geode Details (2 of 2)

Earlier this week, we highlighted some ways we’re seeing geodes and raw stones used in wedding celebrations.  And today we’re talking about a few more!  And as always, we’d love to hear what you think!  Do you love the geode trend?  Would you bring elements of it into your own wedding or celebration?

These geode inspired invitations use earthy but bright colors in a really eye-catching way.  Touches of gold embossing add the same kind of shimmer and glitter of the real thing.

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Table numbers are a quick and easy way to fold this trend into the mix at your wedding.  With just a metallic craft pen (and some penmanship skills!), you’ve got yourself a pretty, super cool table number.  Do the same for escort cards and place settings!

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Trend: Geode Details (1 of 2)

The trend that’s cropping up all over weddings is earthy and dramatic.  Geode details are being incorporated into everything from cakes to invitations, so this week we’re looking at some highlights—the most chic ways to incorporate this trend into your own celebration!

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Geode-inspired cakes make a really cool, eye-catching piece Consider using actual stones and crystals as cake toppers and cake table decor.  And we love the sugar crystal-topped cupcakes, too!

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This geode chandelier would add drama and dimension hung over the head table or even over a guest book table.  If you love the natural, raw look of this trend, you could also incorporate the unfinished stones into your bridal jewelry.  As evidenced by these geode bottle stoppers, the trend can be applied to just about any little detail of your celebration!

Later this week, we’ll be highlighting even more ways to fold this earthy trend into your celebration, so we’ll see you then!


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Ways to Honor Lost Loved Ones at Your Wedding

In honor of Memorial Day last week, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite ways to remember lost loved ones at your wedding. Nothing can compare to physically having all of your loved ones by your side on your wedding day. But by honoring deceased relatives and friends in a way that feels true to your relationship, it allows those people to be there in spirit.

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At the end of the ceremony, release balloons, butterflies, lanterns, or any other object that is meaningful to you, for each loved one lost. This is a beautiful way to remember deceased loved ones and make them a part of your special day.

Add a section in the program

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If you’re looking for a simple way to honor people, add a small section in the program. This is a great way to incorporate those who have passed away, without taking away from the happiness of the day.

Wear a Special Keepsake

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There are many ways you could do this. You could have the groom wear his grandfather’s tie, a bride wear her grandmother’s jewelry, or have her garter made out of lace from her grandmother’s wedding dress, just to name a few. We love this idea, because it really makes it feel like the person is right there with you throughout this special time.

Moment of Silence

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Before the ceremony begins, take a moment of silence to remember loved ones that are not able to be with you today.
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“Reserve” a seat for each person who has passed. You can do this by placing a single flower, a framed photo, or an object that reminds you of them. If you have an outdoor wedding, make sure to pick objects or picture frames that are heavier, so that they don’t blow away during the ceremony.

Make a Donation
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Instead of giving your guests wedding favors, let your guests know that you will be making a donation in remembrance of lost loved ones. This is such a significant way to honor loved ones who have passed away.

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Pinning photos to the bride’s bouquet is an easy way to incorporate deceased family members or friends into your wedding. In situations where the father of the bride has passed away, attaching his photo to her bouquet is a great way to symbolize him walking her down the aisle.

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