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How To DIY Save The Date Magnets In Only 10 Minutes

Follow this simple tutorial to DIY Save the Date magnets. Or get inspired by these unique ideas to design or buy your own wedding announcements with originality & style!

Personalized wooden wedding magnets are the perfect keepsake for the bride and groom, and all of their wedding guests! Magnets also make great wedding décor, and can also be sent along with save the dates!

Personalized wooden wedding magnets are the perfect keepsake for the bride and groom, and all of their wedding guests! Magnets also make great wedding décor, and can also be sent along with save the dates! $0.90 – $1.25 each on Etsy.

The goal of a Save the Date is not just to announce your upcoming nuptials, but to keep your guests from booking alternative plans on the date of your wedding, n’est pas?

So, what better way to do this than sending them such adorable and unique Save The Date magnets they gotta stick them on their refrigerators?

DIY Save the Date magnets work very nicely as a wedding date reminder because people tend to place them at or above eye level instead of on top of a paper pile.

Added bonus: if they are cute enough, they may keep them even after the wedding!

We’ve rounded up a selection of our favorite Save the Date magnets and a step-by-step guide for you to make them at home. And as the first step is picking its design, check out this Save the Date magnets photo gallery ideas organized by wedding themes!

DIY Save The Date Magnets Ideas that Match your Wedding Theme

Send your guests Save The Date magnets aligned with your wedding theme to let your guests get a taste of what you have planned for the big day. Not only will they get a clue on what to expect but it will be a constant reminder of the fabulous event that’s soon approaching.

What a stylish way to announce your big city-day with this adorable little bottle.

What a stylish way to announce your big city-day with this adorable little bottle. ($10+ each on Etsy!)

Beautiful 1/8 inch solid alder wood that is stained, sealed and lasered with your personal Save The Date information!

Coolest Save the date magnets for the Gamer couple! Beautiful 1/8 inch solid alder wood that is stained, sealed and lasered with your personal Save The Date information! (25 for $50 by Etched it Designs)

DIY Save the Date magnets that match your wedding theme.

DIY Save the Date magnets that match your wedding theme.

Custom made to order mini message in a bottle save the date. Sold in sets of 12 @ $33 per set. Music themed save the date magnet. Perfect for any style wedding! This save the date magnet is sure to be a hit. Magnet measures 5.5×4.25 which fits perfectly into an A-2 envelope!

These save the date magnets are a unique and memorable way to remind your guests they need to keep your special day free on the calendar.

These save the date magnets are a unique and memorable way to remind your guests they need to keep your special day free on the calendar. (StylineDesigns)

Another Reason to Love Rustic Weddings: Cutest Save The Date Magnets!

I don’t thing there’s anything cuter than these rustic Save The Date invitation ideas. Well… maybe a basket of kittens… but you can’t send those to your guests… or can you? 😉 These invites announce a fun and original wedding in a lovely bucolic setting.

Take advantage of both sides of the save the date with a wooden heart tied to a string! By bateman designs.

Take advantage of both sides of the save the date with a wooden heart tied to a string! By bateman designs.

Rustic weddings allow you to get so creative!

Rustic weddings allow you to get so creative! (StylineDesigns)

These rustic save the date magnets are so cute and they come with instructions!

These rustic save the date magnets are so cute and they come with instructions!

Woohoo!! DIY Save The Date Magnets for Beach Weddings!

If you are planning a beach wedding (or a destination wedding at the beach), play with maps, shells, starfish or colors like turquoise, orange and sand tones. Your DIY Save The Date magnets will look stunning and who wouldn’t want to attend?

Natural beach theme Save the Date luggage tag magnet with map and a photo.

Natural beach theme Save the Date luggage tag magnet with map and a photo. (PartyGlamourShop)

These Punta Cana Save the Date magnets with your marriage location marked with a heart will make a great first impression.

These Punta Cana Save the Date magnets with your marriage location marked with a heart will make a great first impression (Designer Fee $35 – Luggage Tag magnets start at $5+)




Winter Weddings and their Original Save The Date Magnets

There are no lack ideas because it’s a winter wedding and not everything has to have snow either. If your wedding is close to the holiday season, the use of red or green tones with a touch of glittery gold, will give a warm and festive look to your Save the Dates. These Save the Date magnets are the sweetest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

Personalized Save the Date clay wedding magnets.

Personalized Save the Date clay wedding magnets. (Get the white heart save the date for only $3.99 each)

Bored of the paper save the date? Dazzle your guests with this unique way to say "save the date”

Bored of the paper save the date? Dazzle your guests with this unique way to say “save the date” ($2.00 – ships from the UK)

DIY Save the Date magnets with a vintage Christmas theme for winter weddings.

DIY Save the Date magnets with a vintage Christmas theme for winter weddings.

How About a Romantic Save the Date Magnet?

A romantic wedding deserves a delicate Save the Date. Blue, pink or blush are colors with endless possibilities for romantic weddings. Try to pick a slightly stronger shade for your romantic DIY Save the Date magnets. They will stand out more on the fridge.

Wow your guests with this personalized handmade design and include your own prints on this fingerprint calligraphy Save The Date magnet.

Wow your guests with this personalized handmade design and include your own prints on this fingerprint calligraphy Save The Date magnet.

These unique and original save the date magnets are handmade in the heart of Washington!

These unique and original save the date magnets are handmade in the heart of Washington!

Kissing Polar Bear wood slice magnets

Kissing Polar Bear wood slice magnets. (MonkeysOnTheRoof)

Wanderlust DIY Save the Date Magnets for Traveling Couples

These ideas are for those who are hosting a wanderlust wedding. Use maps, plane tickets, passports, trams, photos of famous monuments … there’s no limit to the imagination!

Make your guests feel like rock stars when you send them personalized wedding save the date ticket magnets.

Make your guests feel like rock stars when you send them personalized wedding save the date ticket magnets. ($2.93 – $3.25 each)

DIY Save the Date Magnets for Traveling Couples

DIY Save the Date Magnets for Traveling Couples.

Get the first wedding Save the Date magnets at our shop. This boarding pass is mounted onto a magnetic backing so your guests can display it as a reminder of your upcoming nuptials! Check it out here! Wedding Save the Date magnet cards (50 minimum $1.70 each at SAEdesignstudio)

Personalized Save the Date Magnets: Imprint Your Personality

Remind everyone who is getting married by personalizing your DIY Save the Date magnets with photos of the happy couple! Choose photos in small squares or strips photobooth style. If you are both Instagram fans, you can use the photos directly from there, okay? Okay!

Modern Save The Date magnet postcard.

Modern Save The Date magnet postcard. (MidwestDesign)

Fun and personalized DIY Save the Date magnets for you to tell a story. Add a little whimsy to your wedding.

Fun and personalized DIY Save the Date magnets for you to tell a story. Add a little whimsy to your wedding.

How to DIY Save the Date Magnets: Simple and Affordable

If you feel inspired and none of the save-the-date magnets you’ve seen reflects your personality, why not make your own? You can save a few bucks and that comes in handy.

So, the options are to buy them or make them yourself. Check out this step-by-step guide to make Save the Date magnets. Don’t let anyone forget about your special date!

The easiest way to make Save the Date magnets is to print the invitation on your computer, attach it to a thick card and add magnets that already come with one-sided glue. Simple and easy!

If you would like to work with clay or wood, print a design on it (or engrave it with a wood chisel), let it dry and adhere the magnet. You can buy the magnets online or at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s.

Delicate and romantic laurel wooden magnet Save The Date.

Delicate and romantic laurel wooden magnet Save The Date.

Here’s the list of materials you’ll need

  • Software for photo editing or to create your own design.
  • Magnets: There are three types, magnetic tape rolls, self-adhesive magnets, magnetic paper for inkjet or laser printers.
  • Glue, if your magnets are not self-adhesive.
  • Printer.
  • Scissors or a blade (like the Exacto blades).
Super original DIY save the date magnets.

Super original DIY save the date magnets. (StylineDesigns)

Let’s Get Crafty!

1First, determine what type of magnet you want to work with as this will define your design size. Magnetic sheets are the easiest to use but they are also the thinnest. Magnetic rolls without adhesive are the thickest and you can cut them to any size you want.

2Now that you have the appropriate dimensions, design your Save the Date invitation. Remember to include at least the basic information: that you are getting married, both your names and the date of the wedding. You may also indicate that the formal invitation will arrive soon, where or how to get more information about the wedding, or if you expect them to respond to a phone number or email to confirm their attendance.

3The next step you can do at home with your own printer or commission the printing of your design to a printing and copying center or to a printer. If you print them at home, make sure your printer settings are set to the quality level required for printing on photo paper.

4Time to glue the magnets! If your magnets are the same size as your save-the-date, make sure they are well aligned and glue them together. If you decided to work with magnet rolls or magnetic sheets, print the design on the sheet and then cut the magnets with the Exacto knife. Now, if the magnets are self-adhesive, just remove the protective film and stick them to the back of your Save the Dates. Otherwise, use glue.

5Let the magnets dry. Now mail them or hand them out!

Learn how To DIY Save the Date magnets in only 10 minutes. Mason jar invite. Save the Date announcements.

Learn how To DIY Save the Date magnets in only 10 minutes. Mason jar invite. Save the Date announcements (here)

With care and attention to detail, you can create your own Save the Date magnets at a fraction of the cost that you would pay otherwise. They will be much more personalized and you can include details beyond the basics that are offered commercially. Have fun, be creative, and enjoy the process! And share photos of your DIY Save the Date magnets with us!

Your relationship is as unique as a fingerprint. Celebrate the uniqueness of your love story and DIY this modern save the date with paper ink and a magnet.

Your relationship is as unique as a fingerprint. Celebrate the uniqueness of your love story and DIY this modern save the date with paper ink and a magnet.

Classy shimmering sparkle save the date in black and white to match your stylish wedding theme.

Classy shimmering sparkle save the date in black and white to match your stylish wedding theme.

Design your own stamp and MonkeysOnTheRoof will etch it on wood for you!

Design your own stamp and MonkeysOnTheRoof will etch it on wood for you!

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How to Choose a Wedding Venue: Wedding Planning Tips You Must Read

About to choose a wedding venue? Stop and read these wedding planning tips to help you land the venue that fits your budget, style and all of your guests!

Florida wedding venue. Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach.

Florida wedding venue. Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach.

The wedding venue may often set the tone for the rest of your wedding. No pressure, right? Allow us to help you by breaking down the process of choosing a wedding venue. Find out what to consider before touring the locations. What questions to ask get the information you need to land the reception space of your dreams. 🙂

How to Choose a Wedding Venue: It’s Definition Time!

If you are about to choose a wedding venue you will be overwhelmed by the number of banquet halls, spaces, outdoor locations and more that will pop up on Google. Let’s bring it down a notch. Stop the searching, grab a calendar, pen and paper and follow the yellow-brick road. 😉

Before starting to look for the ideal venue you must define four things: the date, your wedding style, the number of guests, and your budget.

First of all, pick a date. You will need to check if the place you picked is available on that date before even considering touring the venue. So, the date will definitely will be one of your filters. If budget is a concern, keep in mind that prices are more affordable from Sunday to Thursday and higher on Friday and Saturday as well as during peak wedding season. If you’re not getting married on-site, check in dates with your church or City Hall first before booking the reception venue. Date: Check!

Intimate weddings are very much on trend. Organic and intimate destination wedding in Italy.

Intimate weddings are very much on trend. Organic and intimate destination wedding in Italy.

Next, the wedding style. The wedding venue you pick will help you define and frame your wedding theme. If you are looking for a summery vibe to your reception, consider a country, garden, or beach wedding.

Modern couples can look into lofts, warehouses, art galleries. Check out these modern industrial raw spaces if you live in New York! Remember that when you engage a raw space, the rentals do not come included in the package. Consider all the extras in the price for a more fair comparison between wedding venues.

Non-traditional couples may look for unique and eclectic event spaces, such as zoos, public libraries, museums, and even old train stations. These spaces in Los Angeles will give you an idea to start with. (but do not make a decision yet!)

Intimate weddings are very much on trend. You can go as small as your own backyard (so cool!) or as fancy as renting a vacation home and make it a weekend celebration. Who knows? It may end up being more affordable that a traditional reception venue. Talk about an unforgettable experience! At the end of this article, we’ve added a wedding venue size calculator, just in case you want to host the shindig at home. 😉

Plan an unforgettable wedding! Find out how to choose a wedding venue step by step. Wedding photographer: Lauren Conrad Photography.

Plan an unforgettable wedding! Find out how to choose a wedding venue step by step. Wedding photographer: Lauren Conrad Photography.

Now, let’s estimate the guest count. It is highly recommended that you build a preliminary count which you can adjust later. Reception venues will ask you for this number in order to give you a quote. You will also use the guest count to perform your preliminary research. Be mindful of the fact that there are always last minute additions and that just because a venue tells you it can fit 150 people, it does not mean you have to cram them all up.

Finally, the budget! How much can you afford to spend on the wedding venue? We highly recommend sticking to this budget or you will have to do away with those coveted ice sculptures, your dream wedding gown, or the open bar you so badly wanted for your guests. 🙁

Make sure there will be space for your chain link Chuppah! Huron Substation, Los Angeles, CA. Wedding photographer: Jen Huang Photography.

Make sure there will be space for your chain link Chuppah! Huron Substation, Los Angeles, CA. Wedding photographer: Jen Huang Photography.

Imagine your reception at a place like the Patio del barrio de Santa Cruz, Sevilla.

Imagine your reception at a place like the Patio del barrio de Santa Cruz, Sevilla.

How to Choose a Wedding Venue: Perform a Preliminary Online Search

Yes! Let’s bring Google back! The first step is collecting all of the information available to you about the potential wedding venues. Try not to overwhelm yourself with too many event spaces. Start with a few reception places and go from there. Stay organized by building a spreadsheet, it will help you figure out who you’d like to visit in person. Remember, you still have a few more steps to go.

Try to find the following information from each venue’s website: Name of the venue, address, website, phone number & other contact information, capacity, pricing Information, and why you liked it.

It is likely that not all of this information will be available on the website; and you may need to call or email the venue to get everything you need. At least by collecting all of this information you can compare them side by side.

Marquee monogram for the dessert table at a backyard wedding venue.

Marquee monogram for the dessert table at a backyard wedding venue.

Burlap and tulle window covers with rosettes. Done with coral and ivory flowers. An easy and cheap idea to help cover windows if the reception space is too bright.

Burlap and tulle window covers with rosettes. Done with coral and ivory flowers. An easy and cheap idea to help cover windows if the reception space is too bright.




How to Choose a Wedding Venue: Prepare for Touring the Wedding Venues

Now, let’s boil down your list to a manageable size. Email or call the prospective spaces and find out if they are available on your date. If so, coordinate an in-person visit, preferably when it’s set up for a wedding. It will give you a better idea of the space available.

Ask them if you’ll have exclusive use of the venue on that day. Every banquet hall or wedding venue differs in the amount of privacy provided. Some offer separate bathrooms and dressing rooms, some share the parking space area. If you are getting married in a public space, you’d better make your piece with strangers stopping by and giving you their good wishes.

Ask as many questions as possible beforehand so you can concentrate on visualizing your wedding and checking those details you have to verify in person.

The Gavioli Chapel in Eureka Springs is a unique ceremony choice for couples looking for an impressive setting for their wedding. Chapel in the Woods, Arkansas. Wedding Venue.

The Gavioli Chapel in Eureka Springs is a unique ceremony choice for couples looking for an impressive setting for their wedding. Chapel in the Woods, Arkansas. Wedding Venue.

With this small checklist you are ready to go and choose a wedding venue that is perfect for you! Huron SubStation, Los Angeles, CA.

With this small checklist you are ready to go and choose a wedding venue that is perfect for you! Huron SubStation, Los Angeles, CA.

Questions to Ask a Wedding Venue When Visiting (or Before!)

So you have an appointment with a venue on-site coordinator. You want to make sure this time is well-spent, so what should you ask? Start by making sure you can fill in all the blanks of the spreadsheet you created. Here are a few more questions that will help you choose a wedding venue that fits your requirements.

Layout and Accommodations Questions

  • Is there a bridal-changing area?
  • How much parking is available? Is valet parking an option? If the parking is limited, is there nearby parking available? Ensure it is easy for the guests to arrive comfortably to your wedding. They will thank you for it.
  • Is the venue handicap accessible? Make sure everyone feels welcomed.
  • How many bathrooms are available and what is their capacity?
  • Make sure that there is space for all the activities and details that you have planned for your wedding: the guestbook signing, the dinner, the cocktails, the dessert table and the cake, the dance floor, the band, the photo booth and a few lounging areas!
  • If your guests will travel to your wedding you need to offer them lodging. Find out if the wedding venue has at least a couple of hotels nearby with available rooms. Your guests will really appreciate if you offer them a third and cheaper option.
Grace Loves Lace are renowned for creating effortlessly unique, luxurious designs for the modern bride. Designed & handmade in Australia.

Grace Loves Lace are renowned for creating effortlessly unique, luxurious designs for the modern bride. Designed & handmade in Australia.

Wedding Planning Questions

  • What time can vendors arrive to start setting up and then dismantling the wedding decor?
  • What are the wedding decor restrictions? Are there any guidelines, restrictions or policies on using real candles? Is it a raw space? If not, what table and chair styles do they provide? Do you need a special permit for your wedding arch?
  • What refrigeration is available? (This is important if you are using live flowers or cake with frosting that could melt)
  • Is the venue licensed for providing or servicing alcohol? Is there hirable bar staff? What is the rate for the staff, service, and drink?
  • Are there any noise ordinances you need to respect? If the venue does not allow for music after 10pm and you plan to continue the party until the wee hours of the morning, that’s not a good fit. Unless you plan on an after-party somewhere else.
  • Is there a contingency plan provided by the fabulous vineyard in case it rains? An indoor space or a tent?
  • If you would like to host a romantic wedding, a daytime wedding or a cocktail at sunset, check that the place can provide you with the lighting you want and need.
  • How far is it from the church? Or is there a space to celebrate the religious ceremony?
Wedding planning advice. Allow for space for the waiters to serve your guests. Love this tablescape shot! The pops of color are terrific. Wedding photographer: Jen Huang Photography

Allow for space for the waiters to serve your guests. Love this tablescape shot! The pops of color are terrific. Wedding photographer: Jen Huang Photography.

How to choose a wedding venue step by step. Chapel in the Woods, The Woodlands, TX wedding venue. Wedding photographer: Sara Answorth photography.

How to choose a wedding venue step by step. Chapel in the Woods, The Woodlands, TX wedding venue. Wedding photographer: Sara Answorth photography.

Pricing Questions

  • Are there discounts available for booking off-season or on Sunday through Friday?
  • What are the terms of the deposit? Is it refundable and when is it due?
  • What is the cancellation policy?
  • Are rentals (tables, chairs, linens, table clothes, or glassware) included in the price? If so, which ones?
  • Make sure when you are looking for potential venues that you clearly understand what’s included and what isn’t. Examples of this are catering and wedding menus, beverages, and centerpieces.
  • Are there any vendor restrictions? If the venue offers catering in-house, find out if you can do a tasting before the wedding.
  • Does the venue have liability insurance?

Don’t book the first venue you see, even if you fall in love with it. Choose at least three or four wedding venues that fit your budget and wedding style and ask for quotes. Be prepared to take notes and lots of photos!

Ask for the wedding venue quotes. Make sure you get as much information as possible to choose a wedding venue that you will be happy with. It’s your day, after all!

Succulents and white roses adorn this chic boho wedding in California. Their quaint, yet ultra stylish venue at Seven4One offered the perfect one-of-a-kind circular ceremony space for their intimate nuptials.

Succulents and white roses adorn this chic boho wedding in California. Their quaint, yet ultra stylish venue at Seven4One offered the perfect one-of-a-kind circular ceremony space for their intimate nuptials.

Remember to add the wedding venue address to your invitations. Elegant and luxurious white laser cut pocket wedding invitations.

Remember to add the wedding venue address to your invitations. Elegant and luxurious white laser cut pocket wedding invitations. (BYWWS026)

Wedding Venue Size Calculator

All venues will help you find out how many guests can fit in a banquet hall or reception venue for different seating plans. But, if you are holding your wedding affair at home, in a garden or at another outdoor venue, it is useful to know how to calculate how many guests can be accommodated in a given space. You do not want your guests feeling cramped at your wedding.

Measure the length and the width of the area in feet. Multiply the two numbers together to get the area in square feet. If the space is uneven, you need to break it up into squares, rectangles or triangles, calculate the area for each and then add them up.

Now divide this number by 2 as you may safely estimate that 50% of the area will be used for aisles, staging, waiters, dance floor, catering stations, and other. The remaining area will accommodate your guests.

Non-traditional couples may look for unique and eclectic event spaces such as this one. Wedding photography: Colin Cowie Weddings.

Non-traditional couples may look for unique and eclectic event spaces such as this one. Wedding photography: Colin Cowie Weddings.

Wedding ceremony decor for raw spaces. 40 tissue paper poms.

Wedding ceremony decor for raw spaces. 40 tissue paper poms. (Get them here)

Use the following guidelines to calculate capacity:

* For every round banquet table that seats 10 people, calculate 30 square feet.
* Calculate 3 square feet per person for a stand-up reception.

However, each room or space is different. You need to take into account the shape, locations of doors, fire exits, columns; buffet dinner or seated dinner set up, and so on. As a rule of thumb, 1,000 square feet is adequate for 80 wedding guests at a sit-down wedding. For each ten additional guests, add an additional 200 square feet of space.

With this small checklist you are ready to go and choose a wedding venue that is perfect for you. Just one last piece of advice, once you have set your reception hall budget don’t go see places that far exceed it. And now, let’s read about wedding reception seating!

Wedding Venue Photography to Inspire You

Wedding planning advice: How to choose your wedding venue.

Wedding planning advice: How to choose your wedding venue.

A chandelier makes all the difference at this intimate affair.

A chandelier makes all the difference at this intimate affair.

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The Groom’s Tie: How to Choose the Right Color and Style for the Big Day

Discover how to choose the right color and style for the groom’s tie and have him look picture perfect on your big day!

Floral groom's tie, perfect for a modern or boho wedding.

Floral groom’s tie, perfect for a modern or boho wedding.

There is a fair amount of time spent picking out what the bride will be wearing on the big day, but it is important not to overlook the groom’s style. Let’s be honest, we know the bride is going to get the majority of the attention here, but the groom is going to want to look and feel great too, after all.

How To Choose the Right Color and Style for the Big Day

Sorry guys, when it comes down to the color of your tie, I’m sure the bride will have a say. But if your wedding palette has two colors, the groom can wear one of the shades while the rest of the guys wear the other.

Now that the color has been decided, let’s move on to picking the right groom’s tie. Many grooms email us asking about the fabric of a particular tie so I decided I could give a little rundown of the most common fabrics for ties.

The Groom’s Tie: How to Pick the Fabric

It’s best to start with the month the wedding will be held. Fabrics like cotton and linen who are light and breezy are perfect for summery weddings. Other fabrics like wool, tweed, cashmere and different wool blends are more suited for the winter.

Rayon, polyester and silk wear well all year round. But buyer beware when it comes down to silk neckties! There are many kinds of silk out there and the quality varies. The most commonly used for men’s ties are doupioni silk (its threads are uneven and irregular), shantung (very smooth and has hardly any slubs), silk linen (it actually has the look of linen) and satin which is glossy and smooth on one side and matte on the other.



Peach textured groom's tie. Always consider the collar width before picking the tie style! Photographer: Kristen Weaver.

Peach textured groom’s tie. Always consider the collar width before picking the tie style! Photographer: Kristen Weaver.

Blue tie fit for a civil ceremony, a daytime wedding or an elopement by zeusfactor

Blue tie fit for a civil ceremony, a daytime wedding or an elopement by zeusfactor

The Groom’s Tie: Let’s Get To Know Their Styles

What to wear? What to wear? Depending on the formality of the affair, you may want to take your pick of the following types and styles of groom’s ties. But you must also consider the collar style and width before picking the tie! Let’s review some of the groom’s tie styles.

The Necktie

A classic. This is the long tie most commonly associated with working in an office. But, that’s not to say it should not be worn for a wedding. Match the tie to the wedding colors to give a splash of color and fun to the groom’s look.

Love this handmade cotton floral tie for the civil ceremony. The groom will look so modern!

Love this handmade cotton floral tie for the civil ceremony. The groom will look so modern! (Get it here)

The Ascot

If your groom has been searching his entire life for an excuse to wear an Ascot, now is the time. An ascot is much more formal and is a folded tie that is wider than a necktie and usually won with a stickpin or tie tack. Typically, Ascots are a patterned material, but they can be neutral, think blacks or grays, or the wedding colors to match the décor.

Bow Tie

Bow ties are a symmetrical ribbon of fabric that tie together to form two loops that sit at the collar of the groom’s dress shirt. Most commonly, bow ties are worn with tuxedos, but fun, patterned bow ties also pair well with suits. Grooms can wear black bow ties for very formal looks or match the bridesmaid’s dresses when wearing a tuxedo.

Modern black suit with velvet bow tie, shawl collar, and "crown folded" pocket square.

Modern black suit with velvet bow tie, shawl collar, and “crown folded” pocket square.




The Euro Tie is a middle ground between the necktie and the Ascot. Gold orange paisley silk cravat.

The Euro Tie is a middle ground between the necktie and the Ascot. Gold orange paisley silk cravat.

Euro Tie or Cravat

The Euro Tie is a middle ground between necktie and Ascot. It’s a long tie with a square bottom, knotted at the beck and worn with a spread collar shirt. It’s formal but not quite Ascot-level formal.

Here is a great tip for grooms to look great on your big day. Make sure the widest part of your tie matches the width of the lapel chosen for your wedding.

Photo Gallery to Help you Pick your Most Fabulous Groom’s Tie

How to “Tie The Knot”: The Half-Windsor Knot

There are many ways to tie a knot (pun intended) 😉 but today we will share how to tie the Half-Windsor knot! Medium to light thickness for ties are this year’s trend. Therefore, the half-Windsor is easier and more fitting. It is also nice and symmetrical but not quite as bulky as the Windsor knot.

Modern groom's tie in gray with a Half-Windsor knot. Brooklyn Wedding by Lauren Balingit Photography.

Modern groom’s tie in gray with a Half-Windsor knot. Brooklyn Wedding by Lauren Balingit Photography.

Remember that your body type matters when picking a tie. The half-Windsor is narrower and longer and looks best on slimmer taller guys.

  1. Lay the tie around your neck and stand in front of a mirror. The wide end should be on your right and the small or narrow end should be on your left when looking into the mirror. The wider end should hang about 12 inches lower than the smaller end.
  2. In front of you, cross the wide end over the narrow end, making an “X.”
  3. Still holding the wide end, go under the small end and to the right
  4. Now, pull the wide end up to the center towards the necktie
  5. Bring the wide end through the neck loop from the front towards the back and left.
  6. Cross the wide end over the narrow end to the right
  7. Now bring it upwards again, this time from beneath the neck loop
  8. Pull it through the loop you just created in the front and then straight down
  9. Use both hands to adjust the tie until it sits tight under your collar.
  10. You look terrific!! 🙂

Grooms now is your time to shine as brightly as the bride. Ok, maybe not as brightly, but don’t miss this chance to show off your personal style when picking your tie! Most of the groom’s ties can be found and shipped worldwide at Dessy. Check them out! Now back to the brides! Discover these Timeless, Elegant and Sexy Wedding Dresses for the Modern Bride!

How good are you at tying the knot? Discover how to tie a half windsor knot! (Don't worry, this is not it) ;) Wearing a tie makes you look confident.

How good are you at tying the knot? Discover how to tie a half windsor knot! (Don’t worry, this is not it) 😉 Wearing a tie makes you look confident.

Match the tie to the wedding palette to give a splash of color and fun to the groom’s look. Wedding photography: Claryphoto.

Match the tie to the wedding palette to give a splash of color and fun to the groom’s look. Wedding photography: Claryphoto.

Matte satin bow tie and pocket square.

Matte satin bow tie and pocket square. Dessy.

There are so many ways to wear a tie... Check out this Cat Greek Ascot by Boris Mocka.

There are so many ways to wear a tie… Check out this Cat Greek Ascot by Boris Mocka.

The tie patch is a wonderful keepsake that will add to the love, happiness, and remembrance of your big wedding day!

The tie patch is a wonderful keepsake that will add to the love, happiness, and remembrance of your big wedding day! (Get yours here!)

Men's neck ties in Dupioni silk. How to pick the groom's tie.

Men’s neck ties in Dupioni silk. Dessy.

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30+ Wedding Table Ideas: What to Put on Wedding Reception Tables (Wow your Guests!)

Are you looking for wedding table ideas? Don’t know what to put on wedding reception tables? Look no further! Today we cover all you need to know to host the wedding reception of your dreams!

Simplicity at the bride and groom's table with chairs that complement the wedding table decor to perfection.

Simplicity at the bride and groom’s table with chairs that complement the wedding table decor to perfection.

If you’re the type that’s been dreaming of your wedding your whole life, you might know exactly what you want your wedding reception tables to look like. If you don’t, then you are in the right place. Use this checklist to choose what to put on wedding reception tables and get inspired by some stunning wedding table ideas that will sweep you off your feet!

How to Decorate Wedding Reception Tables

When styling a wedding reception table, there are a myriad of options to choose from to achieve your desired look. Here’s a short checklist to keep in mind when decorating your wedding tables.

1. The tables themselves: tables come in all shapes and sizes, but wedding tables are somewhat standardized. 😉 From round to square, your tables may be so stunningly beautiful that you may want to show them off. A good example would be rustic heavy wooden tables, too gorgeous to hide under a tablecloth.

Wedding table ideas in soft pink and blue by Celios Design.

Wedding table ideas in soft pink and blue by Celios Design.

Don’t know what to put on wedding reception tables? Look no further! Today we cover all you need to know to host the wedding reception of your dreams!

Don’t know what to put on wedding reception tables? Look no further! Today we cover all you need to know to host the wedding reception of your dreams!

2. Table linens: From simple white to luxurious heavy silk brocade or modern sequined tablecloths, table linens help set your table style. Spend some time considering the colors of your napkins, linens, skirting and table runners and their impact on your reception decor.

3. Place settings: This refers to setting the table with tableware which includes utensils, glasses, dishes, etc. Each individual set is called a place setting. You may choose to go with a formal or an informal setting for your sit-down dinner. Or no setting at all if you are going for a cocktail wedding reception! 😉

Tip: Remember to match your utensils to your wedding menu items or courses.

4. Centerpieces: Tall, hanging, short or even as table runners with wreaths of greenery, make sure the wedding centerpieces match your wedding theme and do not block your guests’ view of the rest of the people at the table. You can go with lanterns, bird cages, floating candles, votives, floral wedding centerpieces or a mix of these. There is so much variety to choose from! (Check out this affordable wedding centerpieces article for more inspiration and fabulous and simple DIYs!)

Adorable votives, shells and white flowers to decorate this beach wedding reception tables. Photography: kiwiphotostudio.

Adorable votives, shells and white flowers to decorate this beach wedding reception tables. Photography: kiwiphotostudio.

Soften the look of your long tables with round plates and round centerpieces.

Soften the look of your long tables with round plates and round centerpieces.

5. Place cards and table numbers: Your escort cards, place cards and/or table numbers can be subtle or used to make a statement besides helping you with your seating arrangements. You can do away with them if you choose to have your guests sit wherever they like. These adorable and creative pieces, really do come in handy at a sit-down dinner as it makes it easier for your waiters to deliver specially ordered menus – like those gluten-free, kosher or vegetarian options – to your guests when you know where they are sitting.

Read more: How to seat guests at your wedding for a lively celebration

6. Other additions to help you decorate wedding reception tables: Add a few surprises to your wedding table decor such as wedding favors and conversation ice-breakers. A few crayons or papers for them to add a well wish for the newlyweds can be a great conversation starter. You may also want to add wedding menus with a small lavender sprig or vine leaf on top of the plates.

Boho wedding. Nothing transforms your reception table ambiance more than the right lighting.

Boho wedding. Nothing transforms your reception table ambiance more than the right lighting.

Wedding table ideas and tips to learn how to decorate your reception tables.

Wedding table ideas and tips to learn how to decorate your reception tables.

7. Chairs: Usually a forgotten item even though they can really help spruce up the place. 😉 Look for comfort, style, and quality. The last thing you want at your wedding reception is a guest that gets hurt because the chair was too flimsy. Chair covers, original sashes, affordable baby’s breath and greenery decor can help you add that stunning personal touch to your wedding chairs. Feel free to browse some chair decor and other original wedding ideas on this article!

8. Table lighting: Nothing transforms your reception table ambiance more than the right lighting. Get inspired by twinkling lights, LEDs, chandeliers, candles and more to create an unforgettable dining space.

Candelabras with tall tapered candles and hanging chandeliers for an upscale outdoor wedding.

Candelabras with tall tapered candles and hanging chandeliers for an upscale outdoor wedding.




You can play with these elements when decorating wedding reception tables but always follow the golden rule: “Stay true to your own style.”

Wedding Table Ideas on a Budget

If you want to save money on your reception tables decor, there are plenty of affordable and amazing wedding table ideas to pick from. Here are a few of them.

  • Long live DIY! If you, or someone you know, is crafty, make the centerpieces and other wedding table decor yourself. Fill glasses or vases with strings of lights or votive candles, purchase your own fabric for your tablecloths or table runners or create your own flower arrangements.
  • If you are hosting a buffet-styled reception, use chic plastic plates and plastic “silverware” that look like the real thing instead of renting expensive china. This will help cut down on the cleaning costs as well. 😉
Make these gorgeous but simple DIY succulent centerpieces for your wedding reception tables. What you will need: Moss table-runner with loose succulents, mini terrariums and mica flakes.

Make these gorgeous but simple DIY succulent centerpieces for your wedding reception tables. What you will need: Moss table-runner with loose succulents, mini terrariums and mica flakes.

  • Glassware can also double as party favors. Use customized or personalized wine, pint or mason jar glasses for each place setting that your guests can take home at the end of the wedding reception. You can have them engraved with your names, initials and the wedding date or you can tie on a small tag with a note and a ribbon.
  • Grab old pieces of reclaimed wood, vintage jars and vases, or thrift store candles and trinkets to create unique and stunning wedding centerpieces. Tie the look together with inexpensive ribbons, or not. 😉
Wedding table ideas on a budget. Achieve the classic-clam look with a golden frame some votives and a delicate flower arrangement in white and green like at this stunning West Hollywood wedding. Photography: Jose Villa Photography.

Wedding table ideas on a budget. Achieve the classic-clam look with a golden frame some votives and a delicate flower arrangement in white and green like at this stunning West Hollywood wedding. Photography: Jose Villa Photography.

  • This is one of our favorite wedding table ideas: Secure your napkins with bracelets or jewelry from the dollar store! Tres chic!
  • Winter wedding? Sprinkle pinecones with glitter. For a beach wedding, mix and match some seashells with lace and create some unique wedding table decor and favors.
Glam up your look with rhinestones, lace and ribbons - one of the many wedding tables ideas you will find on this article.

Glam up your look with rhinestones, lace and ribbons.

Tips for Decorating Wedding Tables

Decorating wedding tables should be a fun task. Follow these tips and never forget to be true to your style.

  • Choose your wedding color scheme and/or your wedding theme before buying or renting the wedding reception table decor
  • Don’t be scared to go for an eclectic look, especially when on a budget. Unique and creative wedding table ideas and decorations add to the fun
  • Not every table has to have a uniform look and feel. Feel free to experiment with color, shapes and unique pieces that distinguish a table from the next. They will certainly help your guests break the ice!
  • Consider round or oval-shaped dishes for long or square tables to soften the look
  • Table numbers or folded napkins that are triangular or diamond-shaped add more visually appeal to a round table
  • Formal place settings take up more table space than informal ones
  • Add an original wedding sign to the bride and groom’s chairs
Original elegant and modern wedding centerpiece.

Original elegant and modern wedding centerpiece.

Sophisticated and magical wedding table ideas for a candlelight reception dinner.

Sophisticated and magical wedding table ideas for a candlelight reception dinner.

These are some of the many beautiful and fun wedding table ideas to help you decide what to put on wedding reception tables. Now, don’t be shy and follow us on Pinterest to discover thousands of other ideas to make your wedding as exceptional as these!

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  • Nice and simple green fresh garland.

    Nice and simple green fresh garland.
  • Purple passion wedding inspiration

    Purple passion wedding inspiration. Photography Damion Hamilton.
  • Mint and gold wedding with succulents and sequins

    The Biltmore Ballrooms in Midtown Atlanta is an inspirational site in and of itself. Mint and gold wedding with succulents and sequins. Photography: Melissa Prosser Photography.
  • Tall and modern greenery centerpieces with an edge.

    Wedding table ideas you’ll love. Tall and modern greenery centerpieces with an edge.
You may choose to go with a formal or an informal setting for your sit-down dinner.

You may choose to go with a formal or an informal setting for your sit-down dinner.

Show your guests their assigned table with these impressive seating card scrolls! Damask pattern double-sided champagne flute seating card scroll in plum, sage, and nude.

Show your guests their assigned table with these impressive seating card scrolls! Damask pattern double-sided champagne flute seating card scroll in plum, sage, and nude by PennyAnnDesigns.

Wedding reception tablescapes for organic theme wedding.

Wedding reception tablescapes for organic theme wedding.

Wedding Table Ideas: What to Put on Wedding Reception Tables.

Wedding Table Ideas: What to Put on Wedding Reception Tables.

Modern elegance in this Dallas wedding.

Modern elegance in this Dallas wedding.

Love this wedding table idea! Match your wedding color-scheme with a paper and wrap your utensils with it and a doily for a vintage rustic look.

Love this wedding table idea! Match your wedding color-scheme with a paper and wrap your utensils with it and a doily for a vintage rustic look.

Spanish-themed wedding table decor. Mission inn wedding Photo credit: Amalie Orrange photography.

Spanish-themed wedding table decor. Mission inn wedding Photo credit: Amalie Orrange photography.

Beautiful and affordable wedding table decor ideas.

Beautiful and affordable wedding table decor ideas.

Incorporate colorful flowers and lighting to your rustic chic wedding dessert table. Photography: Angela Gagnon.

Incorporate colorful flowers and lighting to your rustic chic wedding dessert table. Photography: Angela Gagnon.

Peach tulips for a peach, white and green elegant and simple centerpiece at this Chicago wedding. Photography: Gerber +Scarpelli Photography. Vale of Enna flowers.

Peach tulips for a peach, white and green elegant and simple centerpiece at this Chicago wedding. Photography: Gerber +Scarpelli Photography. Vale of Enna flowers.

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7 Gorgeous & Original Texas Wedding Venues You Must Check Out

We have found some fabulous Texas wedding venues sure to please even the most unique brides! Check out these gems!

Timeless, traditional and purely Texan - an elegant affair captured by Archetype Studio at the San Fernando Cathedral. Texas wedding venues.

Timeless, traditional and purely Texan – an elegant affair captured by Archetype Studio at the San Fernando Cathedral. Texas wedding venues.

If you live in or are planning to get married in Texas, you may be considering several wedding venues. But if you are looking for a very unusual place that will knock the socks off your guests, then check out our pick of these 7 gorgeous and original Texas wedding venues.

Austin, Texas Wedding Venues: The Barr Mansion

The Barr Mansion is the perfect blend of ornamental and edible landscape design, space and luxury.  The venue features “farm to table” menus supported by a production kitchen and farm.  This Texas Wedding Venue’s star feature is the graciously appointed, Artisan Ballroom standing tall an opulent against the garden backdrop.

The Barr Mansion and Artisan Ballroom Austin

Address: 10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 78754

Telephone: (512) 926-6907

Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom at night in Austin, TX. Photography by Bloom Photography.

Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom at night in Austin, TX. Photography by Bloom Photography.

Austin, Texas wedding venues: The Barr Mansion. A wedding under the pecan tree. Photo credit: Katherine O'Brien Photography & Bloom Photography.

Austin, Texas wedding venues: The Barr Mansion. A wedding under the pecan tree. Photo credit: Katherine O’Brien Photography & Bloom Photography.

Blue ombre wedding cake by the Barr Mansion.

Blue ombre wedding cake by the Barr Mansion.

Dallas, Texas Wedding Venues: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum offers brides flexibility on their special day.  Brides choosing this Texas Wedding Venue can opt for the wedding ceremony only or both the ceremony and reception to be held among the colors of the season.  Between the Rosine Hall, the Alex Camp House and the ever popular DeGolyer Estate there is no shortage of flowering beds, water features, or stunning views.

Dallas Arboretum

Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Telephone: (214) 515-6513

Let the Dallas Arboretum create the perfect wedding atmosphere and memories to last a lifetime. Photo Benfield Photography.

Let the Dallas Arboretum create the perfect wedding atmosphere and memories to last a lifetime. Photo Benfield Photography.

Arboretum Dallas, Texas wedding venues. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Engagement Featuring Gorgeous Foxglove Groves. Photograph by blue elephant photography. | So romantic! Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography.

Arboretum Dallas, Texas wedding venues. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Engagement Featuring Gorgeous Foxglove Groves. Photograph by blue elephant photography. | So romantic! Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography.

Blush toned Dallas Arboretum wedding by Tracy Enoch, one of the most unique Texas wedding venues.

Blush toned Dallas Arboretum wedding by Tracy Enoch, one of the most unique Texas wedding venues.

Choose the Texas wedding venue that fits you most. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Dallas, TX.

Choose the Texas wedding venue that fits you most. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Dallas, TX.

Dreamy and romantic Dallas garden wedding in shades of pink at the Dallas Arboretum. Photography: Apryl Ann.

Dreamy and romantic Dallas garden wedding in shades of pink at the Dallas Arboretum. Photography: Apryl Ann.




Dripping Springs, Texas Wedding Venues: Vista West Ranch and The Creek Haus

If you are looking for a wedding venue where bohemian chic meets industrial flair, look no further than the offerings at Vista West Ranch.  Though both sites offer a country wedding retreat, each reverberates with its own personality. Vista West Ranch’s aged tin is a lovely juxtaposition to the romantic florals while the Creek Haus’s industrial vibe provides the perfect open air shelter among the stars.

Vista West Ranch Dripping Springs

Address: 4505 McGregor Ln, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Telephone: (512) 894.3500

Charming and original Vista West Ranch in Texas.

Charming and original Vista West Ranch in Texas.

The Vista West Ranch was built from the ground up to provide couples with a unique experience you could only find in Texas. Picturesque outdoor aisle at Vista West Ranch.

The Vista West Ranch was built from the ground up to provide couples with a unique experience you could only find in Texas. Picturesque outdoor aisle at Vista West Ranch.

Vista West Ranch, one of the most original Texas wedding venues located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Photo Austin Wedding Photographer Jennifer Weems Photography.

Vista West Ranch, one of the most original Texas wedding venues located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Photo Austin Wedding Photographer Jennifer Weems Photography.

El Paso, Texas Wedding Venues: 150 Sunset

Touted as El Paso’s top venue, it is easy to see why when you step into the spacious Main Room with its dramatic ceilings or stroll out to steal a kiss from your sweetie in a more cozy area known as The Pergola. The Event Center, Kitchen, and Nursery offer a creative venue with beautiful water features and great food options.

150 Sunset Event Center El Paso

Address: 150 E Sunset Rd, El Paso, TX 79922

Telephone: (915) 585-0801

150 Sunset provides wedding ceremony & reception venue, wedding rehearsal dinner location in El Paso, Texas. Wedding Photo by Stephane Lemaire Photography.

150 Sunset provides wedding ceremony & reception venue, wedding rehearsal dinner location in El Paso, Texas. Wedding Photo by Stephane Lemaire Photography.

Hanging photo frame for an elegant photobooth at 150 Sunset. Photography by Fabio Lopez Photography.

Hanging photo frame for an elegant photobooth at 150 Sunset. Photography by Fabio Lopez Photography.

First Original Houston, Texas Original Wedding Venues: The Houston Zoo

Though the Houston Zoo may seem like an odd choice for a Texas Wedding Venue, many of the zoo’s pavilions and habitats can be transformed into an exotic and unforgettable event. Brides can choose from a number of ways to create the ceremony and reception of their dreams among jaguars, sea lions, and reflection pools to name a few.

Houston Zoo

Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

Telephone: (713) 533-6833

A pink and grey-themed wedding at the Houston Zoo with a gray table runner trimmed with lace and pretty white flowers. Photo: Brides.

A pink and grey-themed wedding at the Houston Zoo with a gray table runner trimmed with lace and pretty white flowers. Photo: Brides.

Pastel, bright and whimsical Houston Zoo wedding. Photography: Awake Photography.

Pastel, bright and whimsical Houston Zoo wedding. Photography: Awake Photography.

Houston Zoo wedding venue: Romantic wedding reception at the naturally wild Houston Zoo wedding venue. Photo: 100layercake.

Houston Zoo wedding venue: Romantic wedding reception at the naturally wild Houston Zoo wedding venue. Photo: 100layercake.

Wedding at St Joseph's Chapel Houston Zoo.

Wedding at St Joseph’s Chapel Houston Zoo.

Second Original Houston, Texas Original Wedding Venues: The Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

A dusty old library might not seem like the wedding venue of your dreams, however, with a 7 million dollar renovation, this library proves to be anything but! The historic Clayton Library covers two city blocks and stands tall and proud in the heart of the Houston Museum District.

The Clayton House (Library) Houston

Address: 5300 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

Telephone: (832) 393-2600

DIY handcrafted Texas wedding at the Clayton Library in Houston.

DIY handcrafted Texas wedding at the Clayton Library in Houston.

San Antonio, Texas Wedding Venues: San Fernando Cathedral

The San Fernando Cathedral is a historic Roman Catholic Church located downtown in San Antonio Texas.  The Church was originally built in the 1700s and has undergone renovations to maintain its structure and magnificent beauty. Visitors flock from far and wide to see the unique architecture and laser light shows. Brides can choose between the San Fernando Hall’s Mediterranean feel and the Cathedral Centre Cafe’s bright and cheery windows for reception sites.

San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio

Address: 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

Telephone: (210) 227-1297

A stunning wedding ceremony at the San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest church in Texas, in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: benthelight & Billy Calzada /San Antonio Express-News.

A stunning wedding ceremony at the San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest church in Texas, in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: benthelight & Billy Calzada /San Antonio Express-News.

Want to make your wedding memorable? The 18th-century San Fernando Cathedral is the first church built in San Antonio, the oldest standing church in Texas, and one of the oldest cathedrals in the US Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Want to make your wedding memorable? The 18th-century San Fernando Cathedral is the first church built in San Antonio, the oldest standing church in Texas, and one of the oldest cathedrals in the US Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bride and groom wedding day photos at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio. Wedding Photographer: Vanja D Photography.

Bride and groom wedding day photos at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio. Wedding Photographer: Vanja D Photography.

Imagine your wedding at the historic San Fernando Cathedral, a dream come true! Photo credit: nomadic pursuits

Imagine your wedding at the historic San Fernando Cathedral, a dream come true! Photo credit: nomadic pursuits

A bride with a gorgeous ombre veil at her Catholic wedding at the San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas.

A bride with a gorgeous ombre veil at her Catholic wedding at the San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas.

Texas wedding venues: Cathedral of San Fernando, San Antonio a historic 1738 church once occupied by General Santa Ana. Photo by wmcaldera on Flickr.

Texas wedding venues: Cathedral of San Fernando, San Antonio a historic 1738 church once occupied by General Santa Ana. Photo by wmcaldera on Flickr.

San Antonio Cathedral light show by French artist Xavier De Richemont, in which lights projected onto the Cathedral tell the story of San Antonio from its beginning to today.

San Antonio Cathedral light show by French artist Xavier De Richemont, in which lights projected onto the Cathedral tell the story of San Antonio from its beginning to today.

With so many gorgeous Texas wedding venues available, today’s bride can easily find the perfect place to begin her happily ever after!

7 Gorgeous & Original Texas Wedding Venues You Must Check Out!

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Original and Affordable Wedding Centerpieces: Who Said Inexpensive Had to Look Cheap?

These original and affordable wedding centerpieces are gorgeous and can fit different wedding decors. We even bring you a few tutorials so you can make them all by yourself!

Take a look at this fun boho wedding centerpiece filled with gorgeous rustic details. Photography by Marissa Kay Photography.

Take a look at this fun boho wedding centerpiece filled with gorgeous rustic details. Photography by Marissa Kay Photography.

As the first thing a guest notices at a reception, wedding centerpieces must be truly memorable. Here you will find affordable wedding centerpieces that can fit a boho, rustic, vintage, industrial and garden or beach weddings and even at an indoor venue. You can adapt these ideas to your wedding by simply adding a touch of your own style. For example, for a table where gold is king, a centerpiece with a very colorful flower bouquet mixed with candles will look stunning. If you decide later to tone it down and change the color of the plates to a more subdued one, your centerpieces will look just as beautiful.

Beach Wedding Centerpieces with a Romantic Touch of Light

Beach weddings are always romantic. The ocean views, the sound of the rolling waves and the smell of the salty sea breeze make for a unique experience. Beach wedding centerpieces must complement this style, without breaking your budget, of course.

Candles are a terrific option for affordable wedding centerpieces. They can be used in a simple yet effective manner and within a tight budget. Beach weddings are especially romantic when candles take over the wedding decor. This image gives you an idea of what an abundance of cristal and candles looks like.

Beach themed affordable wedding centerpieces made with oversized white roses.

Beach themed affordable wedding centerpieces made with oversized white roses.

 

Combine flowers, candles, tall vases and water for a very delicate look. These simple wedding centerpieces will only embellish your tastefully decorated tables.

Check out these elegant tinted bottles and mason jars as candle holders which protect against the wind to ensure they remain alight throughout the wedding ceremony.

Beach seaside blue glass mason jar bottle candle holder with nautical decor.

Beach seaside blue glass mason jar bottle candle holder with nautical decor.

A wedding centerpiece ideal for the beach and summer breeze.

Lemon yellow beach wedding centerpiece. A wedding centerpiece ideal for the beach and summer breeze.

Lemon yellow beach wedding centerpiece.

How to make floral wedding centerpieces with flowers and glass vases: This combination of glass vases and orchid flowers is a beautiful yet simple option for floral wedding centerpieces and is actually really easy to make.

How to make floral wedding centerpieces with flowers and glass vases. Courtesy from Afloral

How to make floral wedding centerpieces with flowers and glass vases. Courtesy from Afloral

What could be better than the ultimate boho chic beach wedding centerpiece?

What could be better than the ultimate boho chic beach wedding centerpiece?

Bold colors and exotics for this table decor.

Bold colors and exotics for this table decor.




Boho Chic Affordable Wedding Centerpieces: Fresh Aroma of Flowers & Greenery

Today is the last day you ask yourself how to make wedding centerpieces that look terrific, are affordable and easy to put together. These flower-filled ideas will have you lusting after some amazing boho chic centerpieces.

Check out this image of how you can make affordable wedding centerpieces by simply using roses, ranunculus, green filler flowers, olive branches, and a mason jar.

Boho chic rustic affordable wedding centerpieces by simply using roses, green filler flowers, olive branches, and a mason jar.

Boho chic rustic centerpiece

These affordable wedding centerpieces are perfect for a shabby chic garden wedding. Leverage the simplicity of seasonal flowers or just pick your very own from the surrounding country side.

Colorful vintage boho chic wedding arrangement. Leverage the simplicity of seasonal flowers or just pick your very own from the surrounding country side.

Colorful vintage boho chic wedding arrangement.

Beautiful and simple centerpiece from a Texas wedding.

Beautiful and simple centerpiece from a Texas wedding.

Boho Chic affordable wedding centerpieces Ojai, CA

Boho Chic affordable wedding centerpieces Ojai, CA

Don’t miss out on these 23+ Classy and Romantic Baby’s Breath Wedding Decor Ideas

How to make affordable wedding centerpieces: Simply place your favorite flowers in a glass vases or in mason jars. Simply spectacular!

Afloral brings us this easy DIY for simple wedding centerpieces. How to make affordable wedding centerpieces: Simply place your favorite flowers in a glass vases or in mason jars. Simply spectacular!

Afloral brings us this easy DIY for simple wedding centerpieces.

Take a look at this image of wedding centerpieces for garden weddings with a bohemian chic style using plenty of sunflowers and recycled whisky bottles.

wedding centerpieces for garden weddings with a bohemian chic style using plenty of sunflowers and recycled whisky bottles.

Unique and affordable wedding centerpiece ideas.

Affordable Vintage Wedding Centerpieces

Have a look at these vintage-inspired and affordable wedding centerpieces. This image gives you an idea of how to make simple wedding centerpieces using a glass bowl that you might have lying around the house (or can borrow from a friend), candles and a pearls.

Vintage-inspired details are definitely great for brides who want their weddings full of nostalgia.

Vintage-inspired details are definitely great for brides who want their weddings full of nostalgia.

Inexpensive wedding centerpieces don’t have to look dull or cheap. With good taste, dedication, and attention to detail you can create the perfect ornament for your wedding tables. Here is a great idea to make an economic table arrangement. Place some roses and filler flowers in pot, add some white doilies and a wine bottle by its side and voilá! Vintage chic and really affordable.

Vintage garden table arrangements. Place some roses and filler flowers in pot, add some white doilies and a wine bottle by its side and voilá! Vintage chic and really affordable.

Vintage garden table arrangements.

Simple DIY for affordable wedding centerpieces

A vintage tea cup with gorgeous roses, a strand of pearls and a touch of gypsophila is a great, simple idea for your wedding centerpiece.

  1. Find a tea cup and saucer.
  2. Place the roses in the center.
  3. Decorate it with filler flowers and a strand of pearls on one side.
Follow this simple tutorial to make the best vintage wedding decorations for your reception tables!

Follow this simple tutorial to make the best vintage wedding decorations for your reception tables!

DIY wedding centerpieces: Jewel toned table arrangement| Simple, relaxed wedding decor is a huge trend | Beach themed wedding centerpiece | The wooden box adds a country touch to this beautiful wedding reception

Jewel toned table arrangement| Simple, relaxed wedding decor is a huge trend | Beach themed wedding centerpiece | The wooden box adds a country touch to this beautiful wedding reception

This color combo will definitely impress you. Vintage-inspired and very affordable centerpieces that look like a million bucks.

Candelabra floral centerpieces. This color combo will definitely impress you. Vintage-inspired and very affordable centerpieces that look like a million bucks.

Candelabra floral centerpieces.

A combination of good taste and soft pastel colors with a gold base for a romantic and elegant vintage look.

Vintage inspired simple wedding centerpieces at a Wisconsin Hotel reception.

Vintage inspired simple wedding centerpieces at a Wisconsin Hotel reception.

Modern and Affordable Wedding Centerpieces: Show off the Vases!

Simple wedding centerpieces can begin with a beautiful vase crowned with a good flower combination. Filler flowers, like the Gypsophila, grant a delicate look to these white vases. A great idea for simple and tasteful wedding centerpieces: white bottles with baby’s breath!

Extremely elegant and affordable navy and white table arrangements. This simple idea a bed of gypsophila on a blue bucket creates an elegant effect which is perfect for an industrial style wedding.

Extremely elegant and affordable navy and white table arrangements.

If you were wondering how to make simple, elegant and tall wedding centerpieces, this idea is for you. You will need some long branches, pearls strands, hanging votives, and pink flowers. It’s easy to do and very simple yet the combination of color and texture provides a stunningly modern look.

Get inspired by this centerpiece from a Richard Nixon library wedding.

Get inspired by this centerpiece from a Richard Nixon library wedding.

Candles are a good option for sublime yet inexpensive wedding centerpieces while at the same time, really easy and simple to do. Create a dreamy effect using lots of candles inside of lanterns, or floating candles on water. Just check out this stunning centerpiece with glass and candles galore.

Stunning and inexpensive beach wedding centerpieces that don't look cheap.

Stunning and inexpensive beach wedding centerpieces that don’t look cheap.

Simple Wedding Centerpieces: Rustic Elegance

Inexpensive yet, not cheap wedding centerpieces have the peculiarity that they can complement any wedding style. You just need to find a lot of inspiration, a little bit of time to make them and get ready to surprise your guests.

These rustic wedding centerpieces can be made with materials that are quite easy to find.

A mixture of color, materials and texture which is bound to impress. These rustic wedding centerpieces help the theme flow right from the ceremony to the reception.

These rustic wedding centerpieces help the theme flow right from the ceremony to the reception.

Unique rustic terrarium wedding centerpieces. A bit more work but so worth it!

Unique rustic terrarium wedding centerpieces.

This wedding table arrangement is very versatile as you can switch the base for another one with different materials or color and completely change its style. The tightly bunched white flowers create a strong visual impact. Consider using flowers like Queen Anne’s lace or hydrangeas that are easy on your wallet.

Chic and affordable centerpieces. Consider using flowers like Queen Anne’s lace or hydrangeas that are easy on your wallet.

Chic and elegant all white wedding.

This photo of a table centerpiece made with votive candles and small artificial rocks is a great idea for creating beautiful wedding table decor without investing a lot of time and effort.

Beach wedding decor. White orchids in bubble balls with lit up candles.

Beach wedding decor. White orchids in bubble balls with lit up candles.

Ultra original and simple wedding centerpieces. Corks in vase.

Ultra original and simple wedding centerpieces. Corks in vase.

Fresh wedding centerpiece. Yosemite Wedding at The Ahwahnee Hotel - Photo Colson Griffith

Fresh wedding centerpiece. Yosemite Wedding at The Ahwahnee Hotel – Photo Colson Griffith

Budget-friendly and simple wedding centerpieces: Do it yourself

No matter what your wedding theme, modern, industrial, country, or beach themed , you can make your own affordable and simple wedding centerpieces that look anything but cheap. Just follow these step by step instructions to make your centerpiece arrangements quickly and at a very low-cost.

  1. Find a suitable base to place in the center of your table.  It should be made from a material that best suits your style of wedding; anything from wood to glass. In this example, let’s use some tall silver candle holders.
  2. Next put a Styrofoam sphere on top of the chosen base.
  3. The image shown in this DIY is made from artificial flowers which should be cut at the stem.
  4. Stick the flowers together with white glue very tightly so that they remain in place. You can also use real flowers when assembling this wedding centerpiece. If you wish, cut the stems close to the bulb and attach the bulb with a florist wire so that it better grips the Styrofoam sphere.
DIY hydrangea centerpiece ideas for your wedding reception.

DIY hydrangea centerpiece ideas for your wedding reception.

An awesome idea for DIY table centerpieces is to turn different size wine glasses.

An awesome idea for DIY table centerpieces is to turn different size wine glasses.

Remember that if you decide to make your own affordable wedding centerpieces, you should consider that some flowers keep fresh longer than others, so plan your purchases carefully.

Let us know which one is your favorite!!

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Como Hacer un Arco de Flores para Boda Paso a Paso: ¡7 Tutoriales!

Diseña tu propio arco de flores para boda con estos paso a paso. Escoge entre estos arcos de flores con bambú, ramas, alambre o madera originales y sencillos de hacer.

Los arcos de flores son un elemento decorativo tan único como bello. Hoy te enseñamos como hacer tu misma como hacer arcos de flores con bambú, ramas y madera, según el estilo que desees imprimir en tu boda. Elige tu favorito y sorprende a tus invitados con un altar romántico y original.

Preciosa decoración de flores en este arco de abedul o birch.

Preciosa decoración de flores en este arco de abedul o birch.

Como hacer un arco de flores paso a paso con base de alambre

1Para realizar este arco de flores para boda en blanco necesitarás una base de alambre, un rollo de alambre finito, varios metros de tul blanco, crisantemos con tallos cortos, hojas verdes.

  1. Empieza por forrar la estructura del arco de metal, envolviéndolo con tul.
  2. Corta dos pedazos largos de tul y engánchalos en la parte superior del arco para que la tela queda colgando y esto dé volumen.
  3. Dispone algunas hojas verdes como base.
  4. Arma pequeños ramos de flores y ata sus tallos con alambre dejando abierto el extremo.
  5. Sujeta los crisantemos al arco con el alambre del tallo.

¡Listo! Un ideal arco de flores para boda en la playa o al aire libre.

Como hacer un arco de flores paso a paso con base de alambre. No te pierdas el tutorial!

Como hacer un arco de flores paso a paso con base de alambre via Etsy.

2Este arco de flores con volumen es fabuloso para decorar tanto un interior como el exterior de tu boda.

Para ello, puedes adquirir una estructura de alambre con volumen en Hobby Lobby o Michael’s o cualquier otra tienda de crafts cercana a ti. Para decorarlo precisas crisantemos, rosas pequeñas y variedad de hojas verdes como ramas de sauce o enredaderas.

  1. Arma el arco de metal de acuerdo a sus instrucciones.
  2. Enrosca con cuidado las tiras de hojas verdes armando un zigzag en la estructura.
  3. Arma 5 bouquets con tus flores y ubícalos: uno en el centro de cada columna, uno en cada esquina y otro en el centro del arco. Atalos con alambre.

Obtendrás un altar romántico y floral, ideal para una boda rústica.

Arco de flores para boda romántico. Te gusta? Sigue el tutorial para hacer el tuyo!

Arco de flores para boda con base de alambre.

Como hacer un arco de flores para boda con Bambú

3Para hacer este bonito arco con pilares de bambú necesitarás, 8 cañas de bambú, tela o tul, 4 arreglos de flores blancas, 4 macetas con plantas de hojas verdes, cemento o arena y soga.

  1. Inserta cada uno de los pilares en un contenedor y asegúrate de sujetarlos bien con arena, tierra o cemento.
  2. Ata en la parte superior las otras 4 cañas de bambú, formando un cuadrado, y sujetando cada extremo con soga.
  3. Enrolla tul alrededor de todo el arco de manera prolija cubriendo bien las sogas.
  4. Cuelga los arreglos florales en los cuatro extremos.
  5. Cubre las macetas con las plantas de hojas verdes y ¡listo! Un arco romántico y fácil de armar que decorará tu boda de manera única.
Un arco de flores para bodas con bambu con tela entrelazada y arreglos de flores blancas creado por Jardin Tropical. Toma nota del paso a paso!

Un arco de flores para bodas con bambu con tela entrelazada y arreglos de flores blancas creado por Jardin Tropical.

Como hacer un arco de flores con ramas

4Para estos simples y bonitos arcos de flores para boda con ramas necesitarás, ramas largas con flores, dos floreros grandes e hilo.

  1. Armas dos grandes ramos con las ramas, átalos en su parte inferior.
  2. Distribuye los ramos en los floreros.

Es importante que las ramas tengan altura para lograr que este arreglo luzca bonito.

Como hacer un arco de flores con ramas ultra chic y moderno - fotografia Sweet Monday Photography.

Como hacer un arco de flores con ramas ultra chic y moderno – fotografia Sweet Monday Photography.




5Para crear este romántico arco con girasoles, necesitas una estructura de metal, alambre finito, ramas, girasoles, hojas de eucalipto.

  1. Comienza por fijar al suelo tu estructura de metal.
  2. Arma dos grupos de ramas.
  3. Dispone uno en cada pie del arco. Ordena las ramas de manera tal que cubran la base metálica. Los tallos gruesos enterrados en el suelo y las partes más finitas y flexibles hacia arriba.
  4. Une los dos ramos en la parte superior del arco con alambre, sujetándolas bien.
  5. Cubre el centro con las hojas, átalas con alambre finito.
  6. Decora con girasoles la parte principal del arco.
Romántico arco con girasoles para una boda al aire libre. ¿quieres saber como hacerlo?

Romántico arco con girasoles para una boda al aire libre.

6Este es un tutorial de un arco de flores para boda ideal para decorar una boda industrial o moderna. Necesitarás orquídeas blancas, ramas de mimbre largas, troncos de madera finitos de la altura de los floreros, dos floreros grandes, hilo, alambre finito.

  1. Arma dos grupos de ramas de mimbre y coloca uno en cada florero, sujetando y apretando su base, con los troncos de madera.
  2. Cubre los bordes de los floreros con varios bouquets.
  3. Ata con hilo la parte superior de ambos ramilletes, dejando algunas ramas sueltas para que se esparzan hacia los costados.
  4. Decora la parte superior del arco con las orquídeas, amarrando el tallo con alambre a la estructura. Listo! Tan simple como bonito.
Decoración de un arco clásico para bodas industriales con paso a paso!

Decoración de un arco clásico para bodas industriales.

Tutorial para hacer un arco de flores paso a paso con madera

7Para este arco de madera y ramas, precisas 3 piezas de madera, martillo y clavos, dos cubetas de aluminio, cemento, algunas ramas de sauce rizadas y telas livianas en los tonos de tu boda.

  1. Para la estructura central, deberás unir con clavos las 3 maderas.
  2. Una vez armada la estructura, clávala al piso de madera. Si no tienes un piso de madera como el de la fotografía, puedes colocar sus pies dentro de dos cubetas con cemento fresco y dejarlas secar.
  3. Enrosca las telas en el arco de manera tal que caigan al suelo.
  4. Decora con las ramas de sauce en el extremo con menor cantidad de tela.
Tutorial para hacer un arco de flores paso a paso con madera de sauce.

Tutorial para hacer un arco de flores paso a paso con madera de sauce de WillowsAndMore

¿Te animas a hacer tu propio arco de flores para boda?

Más arcos de flores para boda ¡Inspírate!

  • Altar de madera a la deriva para una ceremonia de boda en la playa al oeste de la Florida. Fotografia de Hello Miss Lovely.

    Altar de madera a la deriva para una ceremonia de boda en la playa al oeste de la Florida. Fotografia de Hello Miss Lovely.
  • Decoración de ensueño para una boda en la playa. Una ceremonia en la playa de Clearwater Beach con un arco de bambú con flores y conchillas colgantes.

    Decoración de ensueño para una boda en la playa. Una ceremonia en la playa de Clearwater Beach con un arco de bambú con flores y conchillas colgantes.
  • En Bel Air y organizada por Alchemy Fine Events esta boda combina lo último y mas glam en tonos de joyas.

    En Bel Air y organizada por Alchemy Fine Events esta boda combina lo último y mas glam en tonos de joyas.
  • Hermosa Chuppah decorada con flores.

    Hermosa Chuppah decorada con flores.
  • Quieres saber como hacer un arco de madera para el altar de tu boda? Sigue estos paso a paso.

    ¿Quieres saber como hacer un arco de madera para el altar de tu boda? Sigue estos paso a paso.
  • Rústico y romántico arco de bambú con una cortina de conchillas, perfecta para una boda en la playa.

    Rústico y romántico arco de bambú con una cortina de conchillas, perfecta para una boda en la playa.
  • Una boda en Maui se merece un arco de bambú con flores como este.

    Una boda en Maui se merece un arco de bambú con flores como este. Maui Military Beach Wedding Fotografia Anna Kim Photography.
  • Una chuppah sencilla y tradicional para tu boda.

    Una chuppah sencilla y tradicional para tu boda.
  • Y seguimos capturando la belleza de Maui, esta vez con un arco de flores para boda en la playa

    Y seguimos capturando la belleza de Maui, esta vez con un arco de flores para boda en la playa capturado por Mike Sidney Photography en Sugarman Estate.
Aprende a hacer un arco de flores para boda paso a paso.

Aprende a hacer un arco de flores para boda paso a paso.

Arco de abedul con flores en lila.

Arco de abedul con flores en lila.

Arco de flores con ramas. Una idea dulce y adorable.

Arco de flores con ramas. Una idea dulce y adorable.

Arco de flores para boda de tres piezas con cajas via Etsy.

Arco de flores para boda de tres piezas con cajas via Etsy.

Sencillo arco para boda.

Sencillo arco para boda.

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45 Classy & Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier

These elegant wedding cakes all have something in common: they are stunningly beautiful. Whether it is a with touch of romance, glamour, simplicity or through their intricate buttercream piping, fresh florals, or elaborate cake toppers, these small and delectable works of art will definitely delight your guests. Pick your favorite!

Elegant stripes and bold poppies cake. This cake definitely makes a statement.

Elegant stripes and bold poppies cake. This cake definitely makes a statement.

Choosing wedding cakes is not a simple task. When we start looking for the traditional dessert for our wedding, we discover that there is a huge variety of wedding cakes. They vary not only in number of tiers, but also in decoration and style. Selecting one is a tough decision when there are so many and they are all so beautiful! Let’s see if I can help you pick yours! 🙂

Single-Tier Elegant Wedding Cakes: The Latest Wedding Trend

If you are planning an intimate wedding, you’ll love these cakes. If you are looking for something original and for what’s hot right now, you fall in love with them. And as wedding cakes do not need to be huge to make an impression, these single-tier cakes will stand out for their simplicity and elegance.

These elegant wedding cakes are not ostentatious and therefore allow you to play with texture to turn them into magnificent wedding decor. Translating these works of art into a traditional three-tiered cake would cost you a small fortune. So, splurge and decorate away, it’s only one tier!

These cakes can fit any wedding theme: from bucolic to industrial, from vintage or boho to shabby chic. They will even fit a beach-themed wedding!

Moreover, as the dessert tables and coffee bars trend keeps on growing, wedding cakes are being left uneaten. Such a waste! A single-tier cake will look amazing and I can assure you there will be no crumbs left!

A really tall single tier half dressed elegant wedding cake with lilies.

A really tall single tier half dressed cake with lilies.

The Whimsical Elegance of The 2-Tiered Wedding Cakes

If you don’t want to bet on the traditional and have a few more guests to feed, go for the 2-tiered wedding cake.

These cakes allow for a range of geometric combinations. For example, you can have a round tier atop a square or hexagonal one, or tiers of different heights with the same or different patterns.

Pull off an elegant industrial or a rustic glam look by mixing metallics and thin layers of buttercream.

Simple and elegant two-tier midcentury-Inspired wedding cake. Perfect for a beach wedding. Photography: festtagsfotog

Simple and elegant two-tier midcentury-Inspired wedding cake. Perfect for a beach wedding. Photography: festtagsfotog

Classic and Elegant Wedding Cakes: Three Tiers Of Flavor!

I promise that in one of my next articles, I will tell you the why wedding cakes usually have three tiers – but for now, let’s take a look at some three-tier confection masterpieces.

Are you looking for a glam look? Elevate your frosting from simple to simply elegant with shimmery silver or gold sequins. If your wedding theme is industrial, then cover one of the tiers with metallic accents. For a rustic look, go with a half-dressed or semi-frosted cake with a thin layer of American buttercream. Or cover it with edible pearls, fondant or sugar roses for a vintage look.

Half dressed or semi-naked wedding cake with gold leaf and fresh flowers by Cakes2Cupcakes.

Half dressed or semi-naked wedding cake with gold leaf and fresh flowers by Cakes2Cupcakes.

Four-Tiered Elegant Wedding Cakes: There’s Lavishness in Height

For a stunning and elegant wedding cake décor, let its height be the protagonist. Remember that sometimes less is more!

Choose a single color or incorporate a couple of your wedding colors on your wedding cake. Avoid mixing too many colors if you want to seriously rock an elegant wedding cake.

Elegant wedding cakes with four tiers. Write your vows across your cake in gold!

Write your vows across your cake in gold!

Sky High Wedding Cakes: Magnificent and Glamorous

If you’re throwing your house out of the window, then the sky’s the limit – literally! Wedding cakes can be as tall as the ceiling itself and huge weddings call for huge wedding cakes. Remember that the presentation of an elegant wedding cake is fundamental to highlight its magnificence.

If you're throwing your house out of the window then the sky’s the limit! Lavish & elegant wedding cakes.

If you’re throwing your house out of the window then the sky’s the limit!

As you can plainly see, there is an unending array of choices when it comes down to elegant wedding cakes. Pick the one that represents you best and enjoy!

Elegant Wedding Cakes Gallery

  • 2-tier vintage cake with jewel stones, gray and white design with symmetrical focus.

    2-tier vintage cake with jewel stones, gray and white design with symmetrical focus. Photography: photolavie
  • Great Gatsby wedding cake covered in sugar beading. Love the magnolia cake topper.

    Great Gatsby wedding cake covered in sugar beading. Love the magnolia cake topper.
  • Brownie tower. Unusual wedding cake tower ideas.

    Brownie tower. Unusual wedding cake tower ideas.
  • Half dressed wedding cake with fruit and drizzle.

    Half dressed wedding cake with fruit and drizzle.
  • Gorgeous and elegant rustic wedding cake by Amy Swann Cakes.

    Gorgeous and elegant rustic wedding cake by Amy Swann Cakes. Wedding Cakes and Celebration Cakes design North Wales.
  • Perfectly smooth black and gold wedding cake by Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery.

    Perfectly smooth black and gold wedding cake by Palermo's Custom Cakes & Bakery.
  • A pair of owls as a cake topper because “Owl Always Love You”

    Such a cute idea for a fall wedding cake. A pair of owls as a cake topper because "Owl Always Love You"
  • Fabulous and elegant wedding cakes from Amy Beck Cake Design.

    Fabulous and elegant wedding cakes from Amy Beck Cake Design. A play with patterns, textures and geometry.
  • These simple delicate romantic wedding cakes are very stylish.

    These simple delicate romantic wedding cakes are very stylish. 3 perfectly smooth tiers with a touch of blue and gold.
  • White Minimalism.

    White wedding cake. Minimalism and elegance.
  • An elegant cake with a geode look captured by Tara McMullen Photography.

    An elegant cake with a geode look captured by Tara McMullen Photography.
  • Elegant wedding cakes for black tie receptions.

    Elegant wedding cakes for black tie receptions. Photography by Lucida Photography.
45 Classy And Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier.

45 Classy And Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier.




Blue is one lucky color. And for that reason, let's channel this positive energy with this gorgeous "something blue" wedding cake. Wedding cake Designs Nevie Pie Cakes.

Blue is one lucky color. And for that reason, let’s channel this positive energy with this gorgeous “something blue” wedding cake. Wedding cake Designs Nevie Pie Cakes.

This wedding cake from Sweet Bakes boasts modern elegance with its golden pattern and clean lines.

This wedding cake from Sweet Bakes boasts modern elegance with its golden pattern and clean lines.

The glowing tiers of this wedding cake appear to be lit from within. Very clever painting by Rosalind Miller.

The glowing tiers of this wedding cake appear to be lit from within. Very clever painting by Rosalind Miller.

Gorgeous blush pink with silver single tier wedding cake by Sweet on Cake.

Gorgeous blush pink with silver single tier wedding cake by Sweet on Cake.

A wedding cake that has nothing of traditional. Love the vintage touch given by the cameo, the writing of the vows, and the silver pearls. A creation of Frost Cake Co. Photography: Krista Fox Photography.

A wedding cake that has nothing of traditional. Love the vintage touch given by the cameo, the writing of the vows, and the silver pearls. A creation of Frost Cake Co. Photography: Krista Fox Photography.

Play with the wedding cake geometry. Two square and one round tier in different shades of grey.

Play with the wedding cake geometry. Two square and one round tier in different shades of grey.

Instead of Swiss dots or polka dots, cake designer Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Co. decorated the tiers with tiny fondant hearts, which gives the design a preppy-yet-whimsical feel. Photography: Mark Davidson.

Instead of Swiss dots or polka dots, cake designer Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Co. decorated the tiers with tiny fondant hearts, which gives the design a preppy-yet-whimsical feel. Photography: Mark Davidson.

Add a glamorous touch to your wedding reception with a lavish and elegant wedding cake.

Add a glamorous touch to your wedding reception with a lavish and elegant wedding cake.

This naked cake with jewels tones has all the airiness of a romantic, lighthearted affair captured by Flora + Fauna + Liz Stewart Floral.

This naked cake with jewels tones has all the airiness of a romantic, lighthearted affair captured by Flora + Fauna + Liz Stewart Floral.

Rosemary citrus cake with mascarpone-honey frosting. How delicious is that?

Rosemary citrus cake with mascarpone-honey frosting. How delicious is that?

Hand-painted cake with pink flowers perfectly vintage.

Hand-painted cake with pink flowers perfectly vintage.

It's got 4 tiers but it looks like 8! Thanks to the hydrangea in between the cake tiers.

It’s got 4 tiers but it looks like 8! Thanks to the hydrangea in between the cake tiers.

Bright and delicate 5-tiered cake with fresh flowers by Couture Cakery.

Bright and delicate 5-tiered cake with fresh flowers by Couture Cakery.

Tiffany-inspired elegant wedding cake designs.

Tiffany-inspired elegant wedding cake designs.

Buttercream wedding cakes. Elegance and texture!!

Buttercream wedding cakes. Elegance and texture!!

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50+ Trendiest Gold Wedding Ideas

Nothing says elegance, luxury and glam like a gold wedding. Sprinkle a little glitz or go all the way. Transform your reception into a night to remember with these outstanding gold wedding ideas.

Glam gold wedding: Elegant place settings with red and gold. Deep red and gold embolden the classics. These rich tones will imbue your wedding with a regal air.

Glam gold wedding: Elegant place settings with red and gold.

Metallics and gold in particular have become increasingly popular in weddings. From a single showpiece to an entire gold-themed wedding, gold is easy to combine with different wedding styles. Gold weddings allow you to try different accent colors.

Metallics have made an entrance on the wedding circle and show no signs of leaving anytime soon. Gold will reign over the Parisian-themed wedding, which is back in 2017! French elegance and traditions will inspire you with touches of this timeless color!

Read on and discover the best tips to decorate your wedding with gold.

Glorious gold weddings

According to Bourn Creative, “The color gold is cousin to the color yellow and the color brown, and is also associated with illumination, love, compassion, courage, passion, magic, and wisdom. Gold is a precious metal that is associated with wealth, grandeur, and prosperity, as well as sparkle, glitz, and glamour.”

Although you may be tempted to go overboard with gold, its inclusion in the decoration should be handled with care. The theme and style of the wedding are essential in determining if you can go bonkers with this color, or if you should reduce its use to just a few details.

A Gatsby theme, filled with glitz, glamour, and opulence translates well into white or black and gold weddings. The same applies to an ultra glam wedding. On the other hand, a shabby chic or a rustic wedding could benefit from a few accents in rose gold or peach blush gold, or a dab of gold against teal or green.

Gold deco wedding: A dramatic black and gold wedding cake will be a showstopper at your wedding reception | Square invites in gold and champagne | Shine in Chanel | Gold wedding tie with matching cufflinks and handkerchief | Art Deco vintage-themed gold wedding cake | Bridal shower invitation for a modern gold wedding..

Gold deco wedding: A dramatic black and gold wedding cake will be a showstopper at your wedding reception | Square invites in gold and champagne | Shine in Chanel | Gold wedding tie with matching cufflinks and handkerchief | Art Deco vintage-themed gold wedding cake | Bridal shower invitation for a modern gold wedding. An Etsy printable ($15.99)

Glam ideas for gold wedding decorations: Show off your tablescaping skills!

Gold can be included in the smallest details of your wedding reception. And given that tablescapes are vital to the aesthetics of your wedding, indulge and capture your guests’ attention with a sparkling table decor. Here are some ideas for tablescaping your gold wedding.

Add some dinnerware with gold-colored dye designs. Tablescaping for gold weddings does not have to be about gold charger dishes alone. Spritz some gold on the wedding china patterns or on the glassware rims. For a romantic, modern, and elegant wedding, use white china and gilded tablecloth or table runners.

Blue and gold wedding ideas 2017. Delicate, airy and perfect for an outdoor wedding. This would be a great table setting for a beach wedding.

Blue and gold wedding ideas 2017. Delicate, airy and perfect for an outdoor wedding. This would be a great table setting for a beach wedding.

Without a doubt, centerpieces are the focal point of every wedding. The combination of flowers and their design truly impact the receptions’ decor. Give your centerpieces a golden touch with flowers, vases or by adding bottles of wine painted in gold. Mix in some gold and pink for a softer, high-end look. Go tall for an elegant feel or go low surrounded by candles for a romantic setting. Tuscan-style centerpieces are perfect for a gold wedding. Black candles on golden candlesticks can be a hit.

Gold wedding decorations boho style: Boho table setting with a touch of gold - Photo by Austin Gros | Nothing more fashion than geode table numbers! | Winter barn wedding close to Salem, Oregon| Gold charger plates - Photo by Care Studios | Stunning pink and gold wedding cake idea - Photo Erin Schrad Photography | String of gold-dipped feathers | Two-tiered gold wedding cake | Fantastic gold sequined table runner| Nude & gold nail art

Gold wedding decorations boho style: Boho table setting with a touch of gold – Photo by Austin Gros | Nothing more fashion than geode table numbers! | Winter barn wedding close to Salem, Oregon| Gold charger plates – Photo by Care Studios | Stunning pink and gold wedding cake idea – Photo Erin Schrad Photography | String of gold-dipped feathers | Two-tiered gold wedding cake | Fantastic gold sequined table runner| Nude & gold nail art




Gold weddings lend themselves to amazing color combinations

Gold is quite easy to combine. Like we mentioned earlier, gold can be used as a wildcard or as the main attraction in combination with other colors. Gold goes well with navy, lilac, mint, pink, teal, emerald, green, ruby red, black or white. Your chosen combination will depend on your wedding style.

Metallic gold and teal tiffany-inspired vintage wedding color ideas.

Metallic gold and teal tiffany-inspired vintage wedding color ideas.

For a spring wedding, choose warm tones like corals and peach to complement your golden wedding decor. Glam things up with purple with touches of green or gold, ruby red and black. Generous, deep colors such as plum and carmine red flourish with metallic accents of gold, brass and copper. Ornamental ensembles and shimmering, classy materials are eye-catching. Superb, rich colors like plum and crimson abound with metallic gold elements.

Aurora, red and gold wedding ideas. Generous, deep colors such as plum and carmine red flourish with metallic accents of gold, brass and copper.

Aurora, red and gold wedding ideas.

Latte brown, peach, white and gold are perfect for a fall wedding. Gold and navy are a classic that denotes elegance. Pink and gold or rose gold will give your wedding a delicate, upscale and chic look. The absolute latest trend is to go 100% metallic as it makes for a very easy combination of different golden and copper tones.

Gold in every detail

Your wedding decor no longer stops at the centerpieces and the flowers, but extends itself to the photobooth, the alternative guest books, the wedding cakes and even the desserts! The choice of a rich wedding cake, macaroons or cupcakes must also be tinged with some details on gold. Not only will these details look divine (and some even purely whimsical) but they will also delight your guests’ palates and senses. The choices are many, so there are no excuses to not surprise your guests with a dream wedding wrapped in gold. Check out these ideas!

Which one of these superb and shimmery ideas and tips for gold weddings did you fancy the most?

50 Trendiest Gold Wedding Ideas. Shimmering gold wedding ideas. Take a look! Gold donuts! | Get wedding guests interacting with a gilded selfie station. | Gold twig centerpieces | One Day Bridal 2016 wedding dresses feature delicate lace, sparkling beads, chiffon and organza | Personalized foil stamped coasters

50 Trendiest Gold Wedding Ideas. Shimmering gold wedding ideas. Take a look! Gold donuts! | Get wedding guests interacting with a gilded selfie station. | Gold twig centerpieces | One Day Bridal 2016 wedding dresses feature delicate lace, sparkling beads, chiffon and organza | Personalized foil stamped coasters

Candy buffet scoops for a gold wedding. A great detail that will not go unnoticed.

Candy buffet scoops for a gold wedding. A great detail that will not go unnoticed.

Wedding cake with painted blooms and a metallic top. Isn't it fabulous?

Wedding cake with painted blooms and a metallic top. Isn’t it fabulous?

Take a look at these stunning and romantic baby’s breath wedding decor ideas

Gold wedding shoes! Swoon!!

Gold wedding shoes! Swoon!!

Golden wedding invitation with a crimson ribbon bow.

Golden wedding invitation with a crimson ribbon bow.

Check out these tips & facts on barn weddings

Inspiring gold wedding ideas. Your wedding decor no longer stops at the centerpieces and the flowers, but extends itself to the photobooth, the alternative guest books, the wedding cakes and even the desserts!

Inspiring gold wedding ideas.

Escape dress. Glitz and glamour.

Escape dress. Glitz and glamour.

Add caramel lattice on top of the desserts and shimmer!!

Add caramel lattice on top of the desserts and shimmer!!

Decorate your own gold wedding centerpieces with glitter and make your wedding reception unique.

Decorate your own gold wedding centerpieces with glitter and make your wedding reception unique.

A very flattering bridesmaid dress for a gold wedding!

A very flattering bridesmaid dress for a gold wedding!

Black and gold wedding ideas. The choices are many, so there are no excuses to not surprise your guests with a dream wedding wrapped in gold. Check out these ideas!

Black and gold wedding ideas.

Take a look at this slider packed with gold wedding ideas!

  • Boho wedding cake by Olofson Design. Incredible combination of watercolor, metallics, and geometric shapes!

    Boho wedding cake by Olofson Design. Incredible combination of watercolor, metallics, and geometric shapes!
  • Oh Snap! Social media wedding sign via Etsy.

    Oh Snap! Social media wedding sign.
  • Gorgeous gold leaf bridal tiara via Etsy.

    Gorgeous gold leaf bridal tiara.
  • Pink and gold wedding cake by andreahowardcakes

    Pink and gold wedding cake by andreahowardcakes
  • Rose gold foil wedding invitations.

    Rose gold foil wedding invitations.
  • Vineyard gold wedding decoration in Saddlerock, Malibu captured by jwileyphotography

    Vineyard gold wedding decoration in Saddlerock, Malibu captured by jwileyphotography
  • Rose gold foil stamping, blush and glitter wedding invitation set.

    Rose gold foil stamping, blush and glitter wedding invitation set.
  • A delicious creation: white and gold wedding cake.

    A delicious creation: white and gold wedding cake.
  • Another trend for the upcoming wedding season. Gold wedding table decor

    Another trend for the upcoming wedding season. Gold wedding table decor in La Jolla photography from Melissa Biador and Amorology.
  • 3-tiered gold wedding cake with flower details for an outdoor shabby chic wedding.

    3-tiered gold wedding cake with flower details for an outdoor shabby chic wedding.
  • The new glam wedding trend: mirror signs as table numbers.

    The new glam wedding trend: mirror signs as table numbers.
  • Dreamy pastel and gold wedding photographed by D’amor Photography.

    Dreamy pastel and gold wedding photographed by D'amor Photography.
  • Gold wedding reception decor packages’ themes are right on trend.

    Gold wedding reception decor packages' themes are right on trend.

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Planning Barn Weddings: Tips & Facts That’ll Keep You Up At Night

If we look at the forecasting trends, barn weddings are totally “in” for next year and the next. Discover all you need to know to host a barn wedding and be inspired by these 45+ deliciously lavish barn wedding ideas.

Barn Weddings: All you need to know

Barn Weddings

There is something about barn weddings. It’s not just that they are so country and rustic but they offer a lofty space to throw a bash that can go from simple to the most extravagant.

A barn’s vaulted ceilings and wooden beams tempt us to add lights, chandeliers and hanging centerpieces. Decorating barn weddings can be a dream come true, but fool yourself not, barn weddings are expensive.

Barn Weddings: What to take into consideration

So it’s not all rosy on the barn wedding’s front. The first thing to consider when thinking about hosting one is that, contrary to popular belief, barn weddings are expensive.

If your wedding venue utilizes an authentic barn, not one built for weddings and events where they take care of everything (and I mean everything), it may lack some of the bare necessities. These can be an unforeseen additional expense typical of these wedding venues. Here are some examples.

Electricity

First of all, your caterer, the band or DJ and your lights will need access to electrical outlets. You will need three dedicated circuits, as to not blow out the power for the entire reception. Make sure the barn is wired for the occasion or rent a generator.

Barn wedding venues in Central Florida

Barn wedding venues in Central Florida

Heating and Cooling

Next, you will probably want keep your guests cool or warm depending on when you host your wedding. It’s best to host barn weddings in the spring or the fall months as barns may not have heat or air conditioning. Therefore, the rental of the needed equipment is another expense to consider.

Predictions 2017-2018 The Danish Girl. Grey, powder pink and blue, sienna, slate and black. A very rustic color palette, perfect for Barn Weddings is the forecast the Trend Council, a fashion trend forecasting company who delivers expert analysis and design inspirations, is what's in store for 2017-2018.

Predictions 2017-2018 The Danish Girl. Grey, powder pink and blue, sienna, slate and black. A very rustic color palette, perfect for Barn Weddings is the forecast the Trend Council, a fashion trend forecasting company who delivers expert analysis and design inspirations, is what’s in store for 2017-2018.

Ensure the roof doesn’t have any leaks, wood is not rotting, etc. Keep an eye out for any items in need of general repair or attention. Ensure these will be taken care of way prior to the wedding date.

Bathroom accommodations

Unless your wedding venue comes facility ready, and if you don’t want your abuela using the outhouse, start making some calls to porta-potty vendors. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the options they can offer, some even have sinks! If you are feeling fancy, you can rent a tent that covers the bathrooms so they blend with the barn. Maybe hire a bathroom attendant for toilet paper refills, soap and to keep everything clean. What’s a few more items to add to the wedding budget, right? 😉

Carmel barn wedding captured by Jose Villa Photography.

Carmel barn wedding captured by Jose Villa Photography.




Legal stuff

Next, depending on the barn, you may need a license and insurance to be open to the public. You should also look into sound ordinances. Even though the barn may be remote, sound ordinances do apply. They will affect your music volume and the wedding schedule.

Guest transportation

As it is usual in the countryside, parking is a long ways from the barn. Think about special transportation arrangements from the parking to the venue for your guests.

Finally, if you took the high road and booked a barn that generally hosts weddings, their owners may have the necessary rentals handy and a list of what else you’ll need. If not, your best bet is to work with a wedding planner who specializes in barn weddings.

Bride and groom chair decor.

Bride and groom chair decor via Etsy.

Barn wedding decor ideas. Welcome your guests with this sign | DIY light fixtures for an outdoor evening wedding reception | Bride and Groom burlap chair cover signs | Adding a canoe to your wedding brings some rustic charm | We know you would be here if heaven wasn't so far away wedding memorial sign | Keep guests hydrated on those hot summer weddings

Barn wedding decor ideas. Welcome your guests with this sign by TrueConnection | DIY light fixtures for an outdoor evening wedding reception | Bride and Groom burlap chair cover signs via BridesandBellas | Adding a canoe to your wedding brings some rustic charm | We know you would be here if heaven wasn’t so far away wedding memorial sign $4 | Keep guests hydrated on those hot summer weddings

Barn wedding ideas that will make you say yes to them once over

It’s mistakenly understood that barn weddings can only be rustic or country themed. Most wedding themes go well with a barn. Go minimalistic or go vintage. You can even go rustic glam, boho chic or extremely whimsical!

Consider holding the reception outdoors. Place the tables outside the barn and the dance floor and bar inside of it. Therefore, when it gets cool outside, your guests have a warmer place where to have fun.

Another idea to consider is celebrating the religious ceremony inside of the barn. Then you can eat outside and party again inside. This will give you enough time to remove the chairs from the ceremony and redecorate this unique space.

Barn weddings with dining alfresco.

Barn weddings with dining alfresco.

Interested in achieving a flattering and cozy look? String up lanterns and twinkly lights, add garlands of Christmas lights to the barn’s ceiling!

A Galley of Barn Wedding Decor Ideas

  • 3 tiered wild and whimsical rustic wedding cake

    3 tiered wild and whimsical rustic wedding cake.
  • Cute DIY wedding flower centerpiece idea

    Cute DIY wedding flower centerpiece idea. A whimsical boho barn wedding in Colorado by Connie Whitlock Photography.
  • Classic and elegant vintage-inspired wedding

    Classic and elegant vintage-inspired wedding at El Montecito estate.
  • Fall barn wedding signs at The Barn on Belmont

    Fall barn wedding signs at The Barn on Belmont. Photography: Andie Freeman Photography.
  • Lights and chandeliers

    Lights and chandeliers at this Sonoma Wedding by John & Joseph Photography
  • Outdoor reception ideas for barn weddings

    Outdoor reception ideas for barn weddings.
  • Pink and gold barn wedding ideas

    Pink and gold barn wedding ideas. Gorgeous!!
  • Refreshments, sunscreen, fans, bug spray

    Refreshments, sunscreen, fans, bug spray available will make your guests very happy.
  • Romantic barn wedding.

    Romantic barn wedding.
  • Stunning rustic indoor barn wedding reception ideas

    Stunning rustic indoor barn wedding reception ideas.
  • Stylish drink station

    If you're planning a barn wedding, a stylish drink station will get guests mingling while also doubling as decor.
  • Whimsical seating arrangements

    Whimsical seating arrangements at this See Canyon Fruit Ranch Wedding.

Wedding cakes fit for barn weddings

Barn wedding tip: The weather conditions will determine what kind of icing you should have on your wedding cake. It maybe the reason why cakes for barn weddings are usually naked.

Rustic country old-fashioned buttercream wedding cake with pink flowers.

Rustic country old-fashioned buttercream wedding cake with pink flowers.

 

 

Custom rustic wedding cake topper.

Custom rustic wedding cake topper by Better Off Wed Rustics.

More Barn Wedding Decor Ideas

Barn weddings.

Barn weddings.

Winery wedding reception.

Winery wedding reception.

Outdoor wedding decor. Absolutely beautiful.

Outdoor wedding decor. Absolutely beautiful.

Let Love Sparkle. A fun send-off idea for the happy couple.

Let Love Sparkle. A fun send-off idea for the happy couple.

Burlap bubble wreath with feathers and monogram letter.

Burlap bubble wreath with feathers and monogram letter.

Austin wedding ceremony. Add greenery garland to white sheer curtains. After the ceremony move to wedding party table for reception.

Austin wedding ceremony. Add greenery garland to white sheer curtains. After the ceremony move to wedding party table for reception.

Tablescape at Historic Cedarwood, Nashville Wedding from Kristyn Hogan photography.

Tablescape at Historic Cedarwood, Nashville Wedding from Kristyn Hogan photography.

Country wedding reception lounge decor vintage meets rustic. Wedding reception living rooms or lounge areas have become very popular in recent years. It’s a great way to give wedding guests a cozy place to relax, chat.

Country wedding reception lounge decor vintage meets rustic. Wedding reception living rooms or lounge areas have become very popular in recent years. It’s a great way to give wedding guests a cozy place to relax, chat.

Stunning barn weddings. Rustic meets refined | Tree stump and candle ceremony decor. Elegant January barn wedding Salem, OR | A barn wedding ceremony. Love the garlands filled with stars. | Mountain lodge for a rustic gold wedding | Barn wedding | Navy barn wedding reception

Stunning barn weddings. Rustic meets refined | Tree stump and candle ceremony decor. Elegant January barn wedding Salem, OR | A barn wedding ceremony. Love the garlands filled with stars. | Mountain lodge for a rustic gold wedding | Barn wedding | Navy barn wedding reception

Foil pressed Save The Date cards perfect for glam barn weddings.

Foil pressed Save The Date cards perfect for glam barn weddings.

Rustic elegant barn wedding in Santa Barbara by Joy de Vivre + Mark Brooke Photographers. Isn't it a dream come true?

Rustic elegant barn wedding in Santa Barbara by Joy de Vivre + Mark Brooke Photographers. Isn’t it a dream come true?

Black and gold wedding table with a wood beam as a table runner. Talk about glamming up the place!

Black and gold wedding table with a wood beam as a table runner. Talk about glamming up the place!

Incredible barn venues for weddings.

Incredible barn venues for weddings.

Love this idea of having hay bales as seats but remember to have real chairs for older guests.

Love this idea of having hay bales as seats but remember to have real chairs for older guests.

Outdoor Wedding reception decor: floating bubbles with tea lights will give your table a very magical appeal.

Outdoor Wedding reception decor: floating bubbles with tea lights will give your table a very magical appeal.

Wedding centerpieces you can DIY. Glasses, blooms and water.

Wedding centerpieces you can DIY. Glasses, blooms and water.

Barn wedding aisle with burlap runner. Love the hanging greenery over the aisle.

Barn wedding aisle with burlap runner. Love the hanging greenery over the aisle.

How to DIY your own floral chandelier.

How to DIY your own floral chandelier.

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