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Romantic Enchanted Forest Wedding Ideas: Let’s Create The Dream!

Filled with greenery, lights, moss and so romantic, let’s delve into the magical world of woodland enchanted forest wedding ideas.

Go over the top with your wedding entrance and create an enchanted garden where no forest exists.

Go over the top with your wedding entrance and create an enchanted garden where no forest exists.

In the search for unique wedding venues, couples have gotten closer to nature. This trend, coupled with Greenery, the 2017 Pantone color gave birth to magnificent and magical woodland wedding themes. Today, we’ll explore woodland forest ideas for you to get inspired and copy freely!

Turn your wedding venue into a truly enchanting place, that will look like it came out of a fairytale or a Harry Potter book! Check out these easy and cute ways to incorporate these enchanted forest wedding ideas into the centerpieces, the ceremony decoration and even the cake. Get your ferns, moss, candles, twinkle lights and woodcuts ready. Let the magic begin!

Enchanted Forest Wedding Centerpieces and Table Setting Ideas

There are many options when it comes to creating centerpieces and setting the table for an enchanted forest wedding. Here are a few ideas.

A simple candle and flower arrangement atop a woodcut base will easily add an woodsy-feel to your forest wedding centerpieces. Another economical and super cool idea is to use moss either as a centerpiece or as a table runner. This will add a contrasting green that will make any colored accent pop. Consider pairing succulents, ferns and candles into your enchanted forest wedding centerpieces to give them a romantic vibe.

The “forest” feel does not need to be over-the-top. Your tablescape could contain a few strategically-placed touches to incorporate the magic of the forest. If you are hosting an outdoor wedding, the centerpieces will probably do. If your wedding is indoors, you could add some jewels, stones or geodes to each table setting and use greenery for the centerpieces and decorations. Adding a few touches of color like cream or light hues of pink and orange will give it subtle, yet romantic feel.

Hanging centerpieces and many more romantic enchanted forest wedding ideas!

Hanging centerpieces and many more romantic enchanted forest wedding ideas!

Breathtaking woodland wedding covered with mason jars with lights is worth a daydreaming time out. Photography: Claire Thompson.

Breathtaking woodland wedding covered with mason jars with lights is worth a daydreaming time out. Photography: Claire Thompson.

Unique Woodland Wedding Decoration Inspiration

To add a bit of whimsy to your woodland wedding is to take inspiration from nature. Butterflies, ferns, gold or bronzed votives for soft candle light, branches and berries, woodcuts, books covered with moss, egg’s nests, lit up terrariums are all elements you can play with to create your own unique enchanted forest wedding.

If your reception is held outdoors, let your surroundings be the focal point of your wedding. Leverage the right lighting and a few accents and voilá! You could also bring more furniture outdoors to leverage that magical feel. This is the perfect time to incorporate a plush vintage sofa to your enchanted garden! Create a space where your guests can comfortably sit down and enjoy the conversation, the party and its ambiance.

Incorporate a decorated tree to the indoor venue to create a magical forest wedding. Gorgeous!

Incorporate a decorated tree to the indoor venue to create a magical forest wedding. Gorgeous!

Hang decor from a big old tree or illuminate it with fairy lights, your photographer will love you for the photo ops you would be creating!

If you are leaning towards an indoor enchanted forest wedding reception, incorporate the outdoors wherever you can. The green and earthy decorations will help but consider the permanent features of the space as well. Leverage the venue’s large windows or glass ceilings, if there are any available. Finding a venue that offers both indoor and outdoor spaces would be a win-win.

For an indoors woodland-themed reception, there are a number of ideas you can use to bring the outdoors in. Think soft lighting, abundant greenery – mostly ferns – hanging centerpieces, stones, garlands and jewel tones. But don’t be afraid to add a few touches of stronger color and not-so-earthy tones. They will look magnificent against the lush surroundings.

Create your own magical woodsy lamp backdrop with strings of lights mixed with garlands of greenery.

Create your own magical woodsy lamp backdrop with strings of lights mixed with garlands of greenery.

These wood signs are such a cute way to have your ring bearers or flower girls enter and/or exit your wedding ceremony.

These wood signs are such a cute way to have your ring bearers or flower girls enter and/or exit your wedding ceremony (Get them here).

For soft lighting, you can use candles around your centerpieces and altar. Add the candles to a terrarium shaped holder or mason jar for added luminescence. If your venue won’t allow open flames, use battery lit candles or Chinese lanterns. Chinese lanterns can be wrapped around branches or wooden beams to enhance the forest-like feel.

Enchanted Woodland Forest Wedding Details (yes, it includes the cake!)

Nothing says thank you for coming like an edible wedding favor. Put together little bags of trail mix and wish happy trails to your guests. Or pick your favorite woodland creature, use the favor as table decor and partying gift at the same time.

Brides can take their pick of theme to pair up with an enchanted forest wedding. They all match! Carefree boho, romantically vintage or incredibly glam. Choose your dress and hairstyle accordingly. Check out this article for more ideas and suggestions.

This wedding cake screams enchanted forest wedding! Birch-inspired wedding cake with the cutest cake topper!

This wedding cake screams enchanted forest wedding! Birch-inspired wedding cake with the cutest cake topper!

Love potion bottles filled with grape juice. A perfect addition to an enchanted forest wedding theme.

Love potion bottles filled with grape juice. A perfect addition to an enchanted forest wedding theme.

The half-naked wedding cake look pairs perfectly with an enchanted forest themed wedding. You can add subtle floral embellishments to the tiers or a little bit of greenery to make the cake really stand out. If you would like to add the woodland wedding theme to the cake, you can opt for a geode wedding cake. Swoon! And double swoon!

A little bit goes a long way with this theme. As an added bonus, keeping floral arrangements as green as possible will be more cost efficient than florals. Placing the cake on a wooden or moss-covered stand will continue the enchanted woodland theme.

Looking for more romantic and enchanted forest wedding ideas? Find more inspiration in these planning barn weddings and fairytale wedding picks.

Romantic Enchanted Forest Wedding Ideas Photo Gallery

  • Dessert buffet ideas for an enchanted forest wedding.

    Don't let your guests venture out into the forest without some delicious cupcakes! Dessert buffet ideas for an enchanted forest wedding.
  • Eucalyptus leaves will not only help keep decoration costs down but it will smell terrific.

    Eucalyptus leaves will not only help keep decoration costs down but it will smell terrific.
  • Woodland wedding entrance.

    Ever think about setting a pretty wedding walkway for your coming guests? Woodland wedding entrance.
  • Eucalyptus green wedding centerpiece.

    Eucalyptus green wedding centerpiece.
  • Gardenias, ranunculus, ferns and moss combined into a perfect enchanted forest centerpiece.

    Gardenias, ranunculus, ferns and moss combined into a perfect enchanted forest centerpiece.
  • Great idea for a woodland wedding favor.

    Great idea for a woodland wedding favor. Wish your guests Happy Trails as they leave your forest wedding with the perfect mix of nuts and candy.
  • Green geode cake for a woodland wedding.

    Green geode cake for a woodland wedding. This stunning cake merges emerald green with rock candy to create a delicious statement.
  • Have you ever thought about a wedding in the forest?

    Have you ever thought about a wedding in the forest? It’s very "in" now and one of the biggest wedding trends for 2017. The enchanted forest look is so romantic and inviting! Photography: Glamour & Grace.
  • Long table seating somehow spells forest.

    Long table seating somehow spells forest. Bring the outside elements in to keep the cost of decorating down. We love these sprigs of Rosemary tied to the napkins!
  • Love the greenery decorating the bride and groom chairs and the tapered candles on the table.

    Love the greenery decorating the bride and groom chairs and the tapered candles on the table. So glam! Arizona Wedding Photographer: Megan Robinson.
  • Plum and coral flowers.

    Plum and coral flowers to show you that there is no need to stick to earthy tones when planning an enchanted forest wedding. One Space photography by Redfield Photography.
  • Straight out of a fairytale, this cake is perfect for an enchanted forest wedding.

    Straight out of a fairytale, this cake is perfect for an enchanted forest wedding.
  • Stunning and romantic Italian destination wedding.

    Stunning and romantic Italian destination wedding from Matthew Moore Photography.
  • Greenery and white flower garlands as table runners.

    This venue's walls were already covered in ivy. The creation of a coherent look was achieved by adding greenery and white flower garlands as table runners. So pretty.
  • Wild flowers and greenery decor.

    Wild flowers and greenery decor. Countryside venue filled with rustic charm.
  • Vntage enchanted forest wedding.

    You can have a vintage enchanted forest wedding. This couple picked burgundy and copper hues gor their woodland wedding.
A look reminiscing of a medieval princess for this bride with her flower crown and a gorgeous dress.

A look reminiscing of a medieval princess for this bride with her flower crown and a milamira bridal dress.

Bring the furniture outdoor to create unique and original areas for your guests to enjoy the forest atmosphere. So cozy.

Bring the furniture outdoor to create unique and original areas for your guests to enjoy the forest atmosphere. So cozy.

Fairytale jewel-toned woodland wedding inspiration by Two Foxes Photography.

Fairytale jewel-toned woodland wedding inspiration by Two Foxes Photography.

Gorgeous garland as a table runner on the sweetheart table.

Gorgeous garland as a table runner on the sweetheart table.

Imagine yourself in this 2017 Carolina Herrera wedding dress amidst the enchanted woodland background.

Imagine yourself in this 2017 Carolina Herrera wedding dress amidst the enchanted woodland background.

Incredible woodland wedding theme inspiration from Stratton Court Barn.

Incredible woodland wedding theme inspiration from Stratton Court Barn.

Instead of leaving a trail of crumbs like Hansel and Gretel, how about a trail of white rose petals through the woods?

Instead of leaving a trail of crumbs like Hansel and Gretel, how about a trail of white rose petals through the woods?

Spectacular enchanted forest wedding idea with chandeliers hanging from the big old tree. Ryan Phillips Photography.

Spectacular enchanted forest wedding idea with chandeliers hanging from the big old tree. Ryan Phillips Photography.

There is no need to host an evening wedding when planning a forest wedding and there will be less bug spray to worry about! Photo by Daniel Milligan.

There is no need to host an evening wedding when planning a forest wedding and there will be less bug spray to worry about! Photo by Daniel Milligan.

Woodland themed three-tiered wedding cake with ranunculus, anemones, and succulents by The Butter End.

Woodland themed three-tiered wedding cake with ranunculus, anemones, and succulents by The Butter End.

Create magical memories with beautiful enchanted forest wedding ideas for your big day.

Create magical memories with beautiful enchanted forest wedding ideas for your big day.

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Nine Must-See Industrial Wedding Venues in New York

Check out these nine swoon-worthy industrial wedding venues in New York and start booking yours! They go fast!

The glam of Galia Lahav intertwined with the charm of the city and nine swoon-worthy industrial wedding venues in New York that you will want to check out asap! :)

The glam of Galia Lahav intertwined with the charm of the city and nine swoon-worthy industrial wedding venues in New York that you will want to check out asap! 🙂

You have a tentative date and guest count and it’s time to look for the perfect space for your wedding. Break the mold from the traditional hotel wedding venue and choose a unique space with a story to tell and a cool and intimate vibe.

Most industrial wedding venues can be rented as raw spaces. This means, you can decorate it as little or as much as you wish – as long as you meet construction codes, of course. Quite the opposite of the traditional venue where you gotta, gotta take the chairs!! 😉

We’ve rounded up nine industrial wedding venues in New York that will make your guests’ jaws drop as they celebrate your happily ever after. From Brooklyn to Queens to Upstate New York, any of these spaces are sure to provide the flexibility of color, personality and decor any modern couple looks for on this day and age.

Industrial Wedding Venues in Brooklyn That Will Take Your Breath Away

Brooklyn happens to be “the” place in New York where you will find most of the industrial wedding venues. The number of refurbished spaces that started out as foundries, piers, steel factories and other manufacturers gave way through its gentrification to some of the most breathtakingly unique industrial wedding venues in New York.

The Green Building, Brooklyn, NY

The Green Building was built in 1889 as a brass foundry. Today it serves as 6,000 square foot event venue with indoor and outdoor space. This building will compliment wedding décor with exposed brick walls, chandeliers, wood-beamed ceilings and a private courtyard.

Location: 452 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Website: http://www.thegreenbuildingnyc.com/weddings/

Capacity: up to 250 guests for a cocktail party or 160 for a sit-down dinner with room for a dance floor

From: $16,000 (elopements can be more affordable, just ask!)

Industrial wedding venues in Brooklyn that will take your breath away The Green Building, Brooklyn, NY. Photos by Matt of Our Labor of Love.

Industrial wedding venues in Brooklyn that will take your breath away The Green Building, Brooklyn, NY. Photos by Matt of Our Labor of Love.

New York City wedding at The Green Building in Brooklyn built in 1889 as a brass foundry.

New York City wedding at The Green Building in Brooklyn built in 1889 as a brass foundry.

Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn, NY

When in New York, there’s no need to head out all the way to Napa Valley! Host your guests in a romantic, vintage-inspired space at the Brooklyn Winery. Guests can enjoy drinking the wine made on site while celebrating the happy couple’s joyful event in an intimate, candlelit space. No matter how big your event, guests will be able to feel a personal connection to the space and the couple saying “I do.”

Location: 213 N. 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211

Website: http://bkwinery.com

Capacity: depends on the season

From: $39,000

Modern winter wedding ceremony at the Brooklyn Winery. Photography: Ashley Caroline.

Modern winter wedding ceremony at the Brooklyn Winery. Photography: Ashley Caroline.

Beauty and old world charm at this industrial style Brooklyn Winery wedding.

Beauty and old world charm at this industrial style Brooklyn Winery wedding.

Love this table setting! Industrial wedding venues in New York. Photo of the Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn, New York.

Love this table setting! Industrial wedding venues in New York. Photo of the Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn, New York.

Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, NY

Give your wedding an early 1900s feel at the Wythe Hotel. If the exposed brick, steel window frames, and wood floors don’t make and impression, then the terraces overlooking Manhattan surely will. This venue is perfect for small weddings or those with up to 250 guests.

Location: 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Website: http://wythehotel.com/

Capacity: 250

From: $37,000

Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn: This venue is perfect for small weddings or those with up to 250 guests. Photography: Belathée Photography.

Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn: This venue is perfect for small weddings or those with up to 250 guests. Photography: Belathée Photography.

A garden-inspired industrial wedding in New York at The Wythe's patio, complete with exposed beams and strings of café lights.

A garden-inspired industrial wedding in New York at The Wythe’s patio, complete with exposed beams and strings of café lights.

Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY

Host your wedding with Statue of Liberty, Verrazano Bridge and riverfront views at the Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn. Ceremonies can be held indoor or outdoor. Sure, exposed brick is nice but your guests will be left with an unforgettable night as the dance floor is illuminated with light reflecting from the Hudson. This venue is better suited for larger events as they have a 175 guest minimum on Saturday nights.

Location: 260 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Website: http://www.thelibertywarehouse.com/

Capacity: 400 for a sit-down dinner and 1500 for a cocktail dinner

From: $47,000

A waterfront view to die for at The Liberty Warehouse. Nine industrial wedding venues in New York that will take your breath away. Photography: Levi Stolove Photography, NY wedding photographers.

A waterfront view to die for at The Liberty Warehouse. Nine industrial wedding venues in New York that will take your breath away. Photography: Levi Stolove Photography, NY wedding photographers.

The liberty warehouse is a unique industrial wedding venue in Brooklyn, NY. Don't you agree? Photography: a guy + a girl photography – New York wedding photography – Los Angeles wedding photography.

The liberty warehouse is a unique industrial wedding venue in Brooklyn, NY. Don’t you agree? Photography: a guy + a girl photography – New York wedding photography – Los Angeles wedding photography.

Greenpoint Loft, Brooklyn, NY

Greenpoint Loft is a pre-war rope warehouse turned chic event space. Let history intertwine with your wedding day as you experience the building’s timelessly effervescent vibes. This space also has rooftop views of the Manhattan Skyline which are sure to leave your guests speechless.

Location: 67 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Website: http://www.greenpointloft.com

Capacity: 185

From: $7,000

Greenpoint Loft industrial inspo tablesetting. Amber glass bud vase arrangements with pale peach and spray roses, ranunculus, echinacea and wildflower accents on a kraft paper runner, accented with mirror glass candles. Swoon!

Greenpoint Loft industrial inspo tablesetting. Swoon!

The Greenpoint Loft is one of the best industrial wedding venues in New York.

The Greenpoint Loft is one of the best industrial wedding venues in New York.

Stunning Industrial Wedding Venues in Queens, New York

According to USA Today, Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world. This means, you will be able to find the most varied caterers for your special day within a few miles-range. Exposed brick, metal and geometric patterns are some of the characteristics of industrial wedding venues, Let’s explore a couple of venues in Queens, NY that definitely caught our eye!

Knockdown Center in Queens, New York

For a funky, artsy vibe look no further than the Knockdown Center in Queens, NY. Brooklyn is not the only place that can offer an unforgettable venue. The Knockdown Center is known for hosting music and art events but don’t write them off for weddings. Their century=old building used to host a glass factory and, years later, a door factory (hence its name) Book this venue for its 40-foot ceilings,  their built-in archway made of brick, wood and steel and its eclectic vibe.

Location: 52-19 Flushing Ave., at 54th St.; Maspeth, Queens

Website: http://knockdown.center

Capacity: 300

From: $12,000

Industrial wedding venues in New York: Knockdown Center. Photography: Carolina Sandretto and Denueva Photo.

Industrial wedding venues in New York: Knockdown Center. Photography: Carolina Sandretto and Denueva Photo.

Out of all of the fabulous industrial wedding venues in New York we fell in love with the Knockdown Center, an industrial glass factory.

Out of all of the fabulous industrial wedding venues in New York we fell in love with the Knockdown Center, an industrial glass factory.

The Foundry, Long Island City, New York

The Foundry is the place to go if you want a Brooklyn-vibe in Queens. Exposed brick, steel beams, and antique bulbs will add charm to your wedding day. Needless to say, the gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline will add to its charm and it will allow for some amazing photo-ops. The best part of the building might be the Greenhouse, where vines climb the brick and window panes fill the space with natural light. If you are looking for a smaller space to host an intimate wedding, ask for The Albra Room. You will fall in love with its arched walkways and clean lines. Check out the outdoor area. It’s truly magnificent!

Location: 42-38 Ninth Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Website: http://www.thefoundry.info

Capacity: 120 to 180

From: $16,000

The Foundry is the place to go if you want a Brooklyn-vibe in Queens.

The Foundry is the place to go if you want a Brooklyn-vibe in Queens.

The Foundry is a 19th Century building that has been meticulously restored to showcase its industrial character and stunning proportions. Photography: Pink.

The Foundry is a 19th Century building that has been meticulously restored to showcase its industrial character and stunning proportions. Photography: Pink.

Charming Industrial Wedding Venues in Upstate New York

If you prefer the calm of the countryside mixed in with Brooklyn’s multifaceted and diverse atmosphere, these industrial wedding venues in New York are a must-see. Add them to your list because you may not want to miss out on these spaces!

The Cracker Factory in Upstate NY

If you are heading upstate for your big day, consider The Cracker Factory. You will be awe-struck by the floor-to-ceiling windows. They will allow you to feel you are outdoors even if it’s a bit too cold for that kind of thing. To say this straight-razor factory turned wedding venue has charm is an understatement.

Location: 35 Lehigh St, Geneva, NY 14456

Website: thecrackerfactory.org

Capacity: 340

From: $2,250

Charming industrial wedding venues in Upstate New York. The Cracker Factory.

Charming industrial wedding venues in Upstate New York. The Cracker Factory.

Digging all these chic industrial vibes. Photo: Ebersole Photography.

Digging all these chic industrial vibes. Photo: Ebersole Photography.

Basilica Hudson in Upstate NY

Located in the history city of Hudson, Basilica Hudson is a reclaimed industrial space originally built in the 1880s. When renting the Basilica, you get access to the building and grounds for the entire weekend, from Noon Friday to Noon Sunday. The space draws on inspiration from its local surroundings with a mission to be a platform for unconventional art experiences. Especially for larger events, this space will leave a remarkable impression, one that your guests will not soon forget.

Location: 110 S. Front St Hudson, NY 12534

Website: basilicahudson.org

Capacity: 325 seated guests in the Main Hall

From: $3,500 (take note winter brides as this starting price is for off season!)

We promise to cover more about this magical venue on an upcoming article.

Basilica Hudson an idyllic industrial wedding venue in Upstate New York. Photography: James Autery, New York photographer.

Basilica Hudson an idyllic industrial wedding venue in Upstate New York. Photography: James Autery, New York photographer.

Basilica Hudson weddings in NY. The industrial feel of the building shows on its exposed brick walls, an incredible old steel truss system and a massive terracotta ceiling.

The industrial feel of the building shows on its exposed brick walls, an incredible old steel truss system and a massive terracotta ceiling.

Swoon-Worthy Industrial Wedding Venues in New York Photo Gallery

  • Modern industrial New York Wedding at Basilica Hudson.

    Romantic and modern industrial New York Wedding at Basilica Hudson a restored factory venue in Hudson, New York.
  • Simple and modern industrial wedding invitation.

    Simple and modern industrial wedding invitation for a fantastic shindig at the Brooklyn Winery. Photography: Bia Sampaio.
  • Raw space: Greenpoint Loft wedding in Brooklyn, NY

    Raw space: Greenpoint Loft wedding in Brooklyn, NY by lindseymevents and Therese Winberg Photography.
  • Industrial wedding venue in New York, the Greenpoint Loft.

    The perfect ambiance for an industrial wedding venue in New York at the Greenpoint Loft. Photo: Khaki Bedford Photography.
  • Candlelit wedding reception Liberty Warehouse.

    A chic candlelit wedding reception held within an industrial wedding venue in Brooklyn, NY at Liberty Warehouse. Photography: Levi Stolove Photography.
  • Classic urban New York wedding The Foundry

    Classic urban New York wedding from Firefly Events at The Foundry.
  • The Foundry wedding decor.

    Romantic table numbers and pink floral decor at The Foundry. Photography: Emily Delamater.

Are you still looking for the perfect space for your perfect day? Or did our nine must-see industrial wedding venues in New York fill up your list?

Check out these nine swoon-worthy industrial wedding venues in New York and start booking yours! They go fast! The Foundry. Photography: Christina Szczupak.

Check out these nine swoon-worthy industrial wedding venues in New York and start booking yours! They go fast! The Foundry. Photography: Christina Szczupak.

Floral garland and candle lanterns down the stairs of a modern industrial fall wedding. Photo: Albert Bardina Photography.

Floral garland and candle lanterns down the stairs of a modern industrial fall wedding. Photo: Albert Bardina Photography.

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30+ Wedding Table Ideas: What to Put on Wedding Reception Tables

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!

Incredible and Original Wedding Table Ideas Photo Gallery

  • 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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Mexican-Themed Wedding Decor Ideas that will Floor You

If you are entertaining the idea of a Mexican-themed wedding or you have already decided for one, you’ve come to the right place. Get inspired by these amazing, colorful and fun wedding decor ideas!

Simple and rustic Mexican-themed wedding centerpiece.

Simple and rustic Mexican-themed wedding centerpiece.

Have you thought a Mexican-themed wedding for your big day? After you have checked out these ideas, you will definitely consider a Mexican inspired wedding. The colors, the magic and the joy that these weddings exude is frankly exhilarating.

That’s why we’ve decided to craft together this list of unique Mexican styled wedding ideas to help you turn your wedding into the most memorable one your friends and family have ever attended!

Mexican-Themed Simple & Colorful Centerpieces

These Mexican themed centerpieces may be our favorites, but honestly – who ever saves the best for last, ever? What really won us over was the sheer simplicity and elegance of these centerpieces. Placed in relatively generic water-filled vases or even jars, make sure you fill these beauties to the brim with brightly colored flowers… Or skip the real stuff and just go straight to the source with a wide array of brightly colored Mexican paper flowers. Don’t forget to mix it up a bit by throwing in some (inexpensive) cactuses to boot!

We love this wedding centerpiece shot styled by Little Miss Party Planner. Mexican Cokes dressed up in sarape cozies. Photography: Raquel Bianca.

We love this wedding centerpiece shot styled by Little Miss Party Planner. Mexican Cokes dressed up in sarape cozies. Photography: Raquel Bianca.

Mexican Drinks And Snacks

You’ll love these simple switches you can make to the menu that will accentuate your Mexican-themed wedding, as well as have your guests raving! Start by replacing the usual gang of Coke, 7up and Ginger ale with Mexican classic soft drinks instead like Jarritos. They will add delicious and fun variety of flavors and colors.

Mexican themed-wedding food ideas. What better occasion to pop open that bottle of delicious tequila than your big day? Your guests are guaranteed to have a good time (we are not responsible for how good their next morning is though!)

Mexican themed-wedding food ideas. What better occasion to pop open that bottle of delicious tequila than your big day? Your guests are guaranteed to have a good time (we are not responsible for how good their next morning is though!)

Love Mexican-themed weddings! Throw out the cheese and crackers platter and mix up your amuse-bouche platter with some classic but always delicious atole. Atole de Almendra - Hot milk with cinnamon - Photo by Lubomir Lipov.

Love Mexican-themed weddings! Throw out the cheese and crackers platter and mix up your amuse-bouche platter with some classic but always delicious atole. Atole de Almendra – Hot milk with cinnamon – Photo by Lubomir Lipov.

Mexican-Themed Wedding Decor Ideas

Mexico has a long history of famous muralists and painters like Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros and so many more. Get inspired by their masterpieces for your Mexican-themed wedding decor ideas. Cultural icons like piñatas, papel picado and sarapes as table runners will highlight the colors even more.

Mexican inspired reception dinner. Photography Aaron Delesie.

Mexican inspired reception dinner. Photography Aaron Delesie.

Mexican reception decor with a Mariachi band, De La Rosa candy and everything!!!

Mexican reception decor with a Mariachi band, De La Rosa candy and everything!!!

The most original photobooth props ever!

The most original photobooth props ever!

Papel picado are paper Mexican folk art banners which can be used for wedding decor.

Papel picado are paper Mexican folk art banners which can be used for wedding decor.

Check out Ay Mujer to purchase handcrafted Papel Picado!!

Mexican-Inspired Wedding Cakes

If you’re insistent on having a big cake at your wedding, then go with something colorful and decorated the way only Mexicans know how…

A Mexican wedding cake could be very funny and creative. Needless to say it will be the center of attention, after the bride of course.

A Mexican wedding cake could be very funny and creative. Needless to say it will be the center of attention, after the bride of course.

But if you’re willing to be a little irreverent and try something different for your Mexican-themed wedding, go with some gooey and incredibly delicious chocolate flan. This traditional half-cake half-pudding is guaranteed to put a delicious twist on the otherwise usual cake-cutting ceremony!

Homemade Mexican chocolate flan, easy to make and very rich.

Homemade Mexican chocolate flan, easy to make and very rich.

Mexican wedding cake ideas and inspiration.

Mexican wedding cake ideas and inspiration.

A Colorful Photo Gallery with Incredible Mexican Wedding Ideas

  • Nods to the groom’s Mexican heritage.

    A wedding in Palm Springs at Korakia Pensione with nods to the groom's Mexican heritage. Photography: Erin J Saldana.
  • Easy and beautiful decor. Photography: Aaron Delesie.

    Blue votives in bunches of three and four on the table make for an easy and beautiful decor. Photography by Aaron Delesie Design by Lisa Vorce.
  • Brightly colored Mexican-themed wedding.

    Brightly colored Mexican-themed wedding.
  • Colorful bridal bouquet Frida Kahlo inspired.

    Colorful bridal bouquet Frida Kahlo inspired captured by Sarah Tonkin Photography.
  • Colorful centerpieces.

    Colorful centerpieces: mix flowers and cactuses on top of a Mexican sarape. Belmont, Dallas. Photography Amber Vickery.
  • Gorgeous Mexican inspired rehearsal dinner.

    Gorgeous Mexican inspired rehearsal dinner.
  • Mexican Fiesta inspired in Frida Kahlo.

    Mexican Fiesta inspired in Frida Kahlo with Sarapes, Talavera dishes, maracas, papel picado and paper flowers.
  • Mexican fiesta wedding inspiration.

    Mexican fiesta wedding inspiration. Love the seating arrangements and the colorful Jarritos.
  • Mexican weddings.

    Mexican Weddings
  • Modern wedding “Mexican Loteria” themed reception.

    Modern wedding “Mexican Loteria” themed reception at Morais Vineyards organized by BodaMaestra Wedding Planning.
  • So modern and so traditional at the same time Mexican-themed wedding.

    So modern and so traditional at the same time this Mexican-themed wedding is a joy to behold. Photography Luna Photo.
This modern fiesta blows any other party I've ever been to straight out of the water. It's lunch and tequila tasting crafted by Modern Dame, along with bougainvillea and cactus.

This modern fiesta blows any other party I’ve ever been to straight out of the water. It’s lunch and tequila tasting crafted by Modern Dame, along with bougainvillea and cactus.

Mexican Fiesta backdrop for a photobooth with paper flowers.

Mexican Fiesta backdrop for a photobooth with paper flowers.

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Mouthwatering Ways to Display Doughnuts At A Wedding

Doughnut walls, doughnut cakes, doughnut bars and even doughnuts as wedding favors! Let’s explore these mouthwatering ways to display doughnuts at a wedding!

Discover the many ways to display doughnuts at a wedding! Iced coffee and donut bar for an outdoor wedding. You can do a hot chocolate and chocolate milk station with donuts instead.

Discover the many ways to display doughnuts at a wedding! Iced coffee and donut bar for an outdoor wedding. You can do a hot chocolate and chocolate milk station with donuts instead.

All you need is love, and maybe a doughnut. Is there a better way to say “I want to spend the rest of my life with you” than to shove doughnuts into each other’s faces? Probably not. Forget cake. Forget pies and cupcakes. Forget everything you thought you knew about wedding desserts. Doughnuts bars and walls are the new wedding trend. Based on the pictures below, we’re not mad about it. Au contraire!! 🙂

Arguably the best part of this wedding trend is that doughnuts are inexpensive compared to fancily decorated cakes. Regular glazed yeast doughnuts cost $9/dozen on average. And much less than that at my local supermarket bakery. 😉 Not bad when you are trying to feed dessert to hundreds of people. If you are unimpressed by the price, think of all of the ways you can serve and display doughnuts at a wedding. They are a versatile addition to any celebration seeing as they can be displayed as a wall, tower, cake, or as a favor. Let us show you all the ways wedding doughnuts can impress (and please) your guests.

Doughnut Walls: The Next Big Thing At Weddings

A wall of doughnuts- that’s right. Sorry, brides. It’s going to be hard for you to be the center of attention with one of these around. Whether it’s a pegboard wall of doughnuts or a cute display of the bride and groom’s initials, can we all agree that these should be mandatory at weddings now?

Take advantage of some wooden shelves to accommodate your doughnuts for the most fabulous and rustic doughnut wall ever!

Take advantage of some wooden shelves to accommodate your doughnuts for the most fabulous and rustic doughnut wall ever!

Doughnut Walls The Next Big Thing At Weddings. Photo: Troy Grover Photographers & Donuts from Donut Snob.

Doughnut Walls The Next Big Thing At Weddings. Photo: Troy Grover Photographers & Donuts from Donut Snob.

Take advantage of some wooden shelves to accommodate your doughnuts for the most fabulous and rustic doughnut wall ever. Perfect for the late night munchies and being the latest (and super affordable) rage in weddings, doughnut walls are a must on yours. You donut want to miss this!

Perfect for the late night munchies and being the latest (and super affordable) rage in weddings, doughnut walls are a must on yours. You donut want to miss this!

Perfect for the late night munchies and being the latest (and super affordable) rage in weddings, doughnut walls are a must on yours. You donut want to miss this!

Mouthwatering Ways To Display Doughnuts At A Wedding: Doughnut Bars

Don’t want to hang doughnuts on a wall for all to see? That’s ok. They are equally as delicious when served on a bar.

You can make an ode to doughnuts by building them into a tower. Pile them up with a ring toss or serve them with cute milk bottles and a straw or with plain delicious coffee. It will certainly warm up your guests tummies! Setup a doughnut stand next to the dance floor with lots of napkins to clean up the glazed sticky fingers to keep your guests energized.

We love the arrow shaped wood holding skewers of doughnut holes. Not to mention lovely glazes you can dip them in!

We love the arrow shaped wood holding skewers of doughnut holes. Not to mention lovely glazes you can dip them in!

Fun ways to display doughnuts at a wedding: These delicious rings of fried dough are so good we feel they deserve a fête all their own.

Fun ways to display doughnuts at a wedding: These delicious rings of fried dough are so good we feel they deserve a fête all their own.

On top of that, doughnuts can keep fresh for up to two days at room temperature. Let’s start decorating!

And let’s not forget about those tiny bites of sugary heaven: doughnut holes. Like any sweets addict knows, you must not let any part of the doughnut go to waste. Pair them up with toppings and syrups and the wedding doughnut bar is complete!

A simple and beautiful coffee and doughnut display table idea from The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch.

A simple and beautiful coffee and doughnut display table idea from The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch.

Doughnut Wedding Cakes: Delicious, Stunning & Affordable!

Do you love doughnuts enough to make them the main event? While some brides use doughnut walls or bars as side decorations, other brides love doughnuts to give them the center stage. And why shouldn’t they? Anyone who’s attended a wedding has had enough cake and buttercream frosting to last a lifetime. Serving a wedding doughnut cake tower will make guests remember your wedding for years to come. They make cake doughnuts for a reason, people. And we can’t think of reason better than this.

Scrumptious vintage doughnut wedding cake. Add frosting, roses, baby's breath and some greenery. Photo by Emily Sacra Photography.

Scrumptious vintage doughnut wedding cake. Add frosting, roses, baby’s breath and some greenery. Photo by Emily Sacra Photography.

Or maybe we can. They can match your wedding colors and wedding style because of their huge variety of flavors. Who wouldn’t want to indulge their sweet tooth in but flavors like strawberry peppercorn, chocolate with pretzel sprinkles, and sea salt and bourbon maple?

Donut cakes are becoming more and more popular for weddings! Match them to your theme with colored frosting. Photography: me photography.

Donut cakes are becoming more and more popular for weddings! Match them to your theme with colored frosting. Photography: me photography.

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Not only are these doughnut wedding cakes super memorable but they are more affordable too. When the national average cost of a wedding cake is US$466+ and if it’s in New York or California, we should be budgeting an average of US$1,200+ on the low end, this yummy alternative is appealing in more ways than one.

No matter how you choose to present them, you can be sure that serving doughnuts instead of a traditional cake will make your wedding just a little more memorable.

A mix of traditional and funky with this doughnut wedding cake captured by Ashlyn Dawson Photography, Toronto Ontario.

A mix of traditional and funky with this doughnut wedding cake captured by Ashlyn Dawson Photography, Toronto Ontario.

Doughnuts as Wedding Favors

We can even give out doughnuts as wedding favors. Is there anything more delicious and inexpensive than that? 🙂

Perhaps you don’t want to make doughnuts the center of attention at your wedding. That’s why doughnuts as wedding favors will be a “hole” in one. 🙂 Every guest will appreciate having a midnight snack. It will leave their sweet tooth satisfied as they drive home, especially for those that have danced the night away.

A wedding favor your guests will truly appreciate and won't cost you an arm and a leg. Great for pictures too!!

A wedding favor your guests will truly appreciate and won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Great for pictures too!!

Paper bags from Details on Demand for your guests to bag their own doughnut wedding favor. Want our tips for ways to display doughnuts at a wedding? Head to the blog!

Paper bags from Details on Demand for your guests to bag their own doughnut wedding favor. Want our tips for ways to display doughnuts at a wedding? Head to the blog!

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Photo Gallery: Mouthwatering Ways to Display Doughnuts At A Wedding

What an elegant little wedding treat! Gold glitter doughnuts! Gluten free, mint choc chip doughnut recipe. Photo by toriejayne.

What an elegant little wedding treat! Gold glitter doughnuts! Gluten free, mint choc chip doughnut recipe. Photo by toriejayne.

Now that you feasted your eyes on these gorgeous and mouthwatering ways to display doughnuts at a wedding, which one will you choose? Doughnut walls, doughnut wedding cakes, doughnuts bars, doughnut favors or all of them? Leave us a message below and let us know! C’mon, donut leave us hanging! 🙂

Elegant and old fashioned way to display doughnuts at a wedding. New York Vineyard Wedding. Photo: Alexis Stein Photography.

Elegant and old fashioned way to display doughnuts at a wedding. New York Vineyard Wedding. Photo: Alexis Stein Photography.

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French Wedding Ideas, Trending and Fabulously Chic

Check out these awesome French wedding ideas and say ‘oui oui!’ to this 2017 wedding trend!

So, what's not to love about French weddings? Beautiful locations, all night partying and family and friends coming together over lots and lots of champagne.

So, what’s not to love about French weddings? Beautiful locations, all night partying and family and friends coming together over lots and lots of champagne.

Don’t you just love France? I mean really, who doesn’t… But having your wedding in France is a hassle and an outrageously expensive one to boot! That’s why we decided to help bring France to you! From Parisian style weddings to French country wedding theme all the way to the glamorous French Château wedding, French cuisine and a few French customs! Allons-y!

Some Typical French Wedding Traditions

Feel free to incorporate some of these French wedding usages and traditions for the extra French touch to your special day.

Switch your bridesmaids and best men for “temoins” or witnesses. This is a legal requirement for civil ceremonies which are the only way to be legally married in France. Religious ceremonies are optional.

This is a pretty cute French wedding tradition called “La noce”. Nowadays, the guests follow the couple’s car all about town making as much noise as possible.

If you want to stay within budget, adopt the cocktail reception o vin d’honneur tradition. Treat all your guests with mini-foods or canapés and drinks. The true reception dinner is held later just for family and for your closest friends.

Drageés or sugary coated almonds as wedding favors. Also a custom in Italy. A traditional treat of five white almonds symbolizing five wishes for the bride and groom. includes tag with traditional wedding wish: “Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat Reminds us that life is both bitter and sweet. Five wishes for the new husband and wife: Health, wealth, happiness, children, and long life!”

French château weddings, timeless romance. Photography: magnolia rouge.

French château weddings, timeless romance. Photography: magnolia rouge.

Modern French wedding ideas. Photo wedding invitation with foil-stamped gold lettering Get it here!

Modern French wedding ideas. Photo wedding invitation with foil-stamped gold lettering. Get them here!

Onion soup or soupe a l’onion is at the core of French cuisine, no wonder that on the wedding day (wedding night is more accurate) it takes a special place. It is served in the early hours of the morning to help recover from a long night of partying, as French weddings tend to finish around 5-7am!

The Modern Romance of Parisian style weddings

To achieve a Parisian styled wedding the key is choosing romantic details. Keep it chic and simple, city-like and lovely vintage decor like distressed birdcages filled with fresh blooms for your centerpieces. To go the whole way on your Parisian-themed wedding, just any tableware won’t do. Make sure you use real silverware, as well as classic french porcelain plates! Add a touch of glam with flimsy gold fabrics and delicate chandeliers and voilá!

The elegance and simplicity of a Parisian wedding reflected on the bride's veil.

The elegance and simplicity of a Parisian wedding reflected on the bride’s veil.

Romantic Parisian styled wedding theme in rose blush and gold.

Romantic Parisian styled wedding theme in rose blush and gold.

French Wedding Ideas: French Country Wedding Theme Decor

European elegance weaved in homespun comfort give birth to the rustic French wedding decor. The French Country wedding theme is soft and simple, elegant, sweet, warm, and loving. It has gorgeous details such as wooden reception tables, freshly cut flowers, olive branches natural burlap, large hurricane candles, tea lights, and signage calligraphed in French. Of course, you score bonus points if the venue has brick walls, red tiled roofs and old-style French furniture.

Fabulously chic French wedding ideas. This backdrop is perfect for wedding photos. Ooh! lala! indeed.

Fabulously chic French wedding ideas. This backdrop is perfect for wedding photos. Ooh! lala! indeed.

A fresh green summer wedding on the French Riviera. A perfect place to enjoy your celebration with family and friends. Photography: Greg Finck | Wedding Photographer Provence, French Riviera, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Ibiza, Formentera.

A fresh green summer wedding on the French Riviera. A perfect place to enjoy your celebration with family and friends. Photography: Greg Finck | Wedding Photographer Provence, French Riviera, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Ibiza, Formentera.

Glamorous French Château Weddings

If you are a bride that dreams of a fairytale wedding, nothing beats French Château weddings! If you want to incorporate this look into your wedding but are missing the Château, you can still add some details to make your fairytale come true. Decorate the backs of your chairs with bows, sashes, flowers, or faux jewels. Rich reds, gold and browns will enhance the warm and rustic look of a château-themed wedding. Think candlesticks, floral tapestries on walls or as table runners to finish the look.

Fairytales are made of this..wedding in a château in France.

Fairytales are made of this..wedding in a château in France.

Dreamy destination wedding at Château de Varennes. Photo credit: Amy Faith Photography.

Dreamy destination wedding at Château de Varennes. Photo credit: Amy Faith Photography.

French wedding delicacies: Madeleines, Macarons, and More!

I’m biased on this one, I must admit… I love madeleines, and if I could eat them every day you’d never see me out of the nearest bakery again! These delicious baked goods are absolutely essential to any French-themed wedding and they scream sophistication! And while you’re at it, make sure you serve macarons as well – this increasingly popular and delicious little treats are a staple for anything French-inspired!

Decorative and yummylicious tower of madeleines. Photography: monikahibbs.

Decorative and yummylicious tower of madeleines. Photography: monikahibbs.

Macaron wedding cake at a French Château wedding. France is a popular wedding destination with beautiful wedding venue, lovely weather, romantic location, and delicious food.

Macaron wedding cake at a French Château wedding. France is a popular wedding destination with beautiful wedding venue, lovely weather, romantic location, and delicious food.

Check out these 30+ Ways to Serve French Macarons To Dazzle Your Guests

A French Wedding Tradition: Champagne Fountains

Ohhh yes! No French wedding can officially hold that title without a champagne fountain. The champagne is poured into the top glass and from there fills all the glasses below. Avoid the flutes… Aside from being a logistical nightmare, they’re a relatively recent addition to the table. Opt instead for the classic, elegant and always reliable coupe glasses!

La fontaine à champagne or champagne tower. Whether planning a wedding in France or looking for French wedding ideas, our guide to top French wedding traditions will help you add you favorite French wedding touch.

La fontaine à champagne or champagne tower. Whether planning a wedding in France or looking for French wedding ideas, our guide to top French wedding traditions will help you add you favorite French wedding touch.

French Wedding Ideas That Will Get You Hooked: Profiteroles o Croquembouche

Yes, yes, this could fit in the French baked goods recommendation above, but we felt this merited it’s very own honorable mention. If you’ve ever had a profiterole you’d know why! Those delicious little pastries are comparable to eclairs: drizzled in chocolate, these sweet dough balls are filled with either cheese or cream and are totally edible in one bite or less! You can even make a cake by piling them up on top of one another in a circular pyramid and then drizzling melted chocolate onto the entire thing. It’s the traditional French wedding cake and it’s guaranteed to get your guests hooked – so use with care!

Croquembouche or tower of profiteroles with pink and white flowers for a shabby chic vintage style wedding.

Croquembouche or tower of profiteroles with pink and white flowers for a shabby chic vintage style wedding.

Don’t miss out on these 19 original wedding ideas (and how to make them happen)

Cheese and Charcuterie

Last but not least, this wouldn’t be a French event without an abundant variety of cheeses and meats. Instead of finger-foods and hors-d’oeuvres, go for a large platter of charcuterie. For some extra brownie points, try to pair the platter with corresponding wines – something even the snobbiest of Parisians will applaud you for!

Last but not least, this wouldn’t be a French event without an abundant variety of cheeses and meats Wine, cheese and everything French!

Last but not least, this wouldn’t be a French event without an abundant variety of cheeses and meats Wine, cheese and everything French!

Photo Gallery of Ultra Romantic French Wedding Ideas

  • French themed weddings.

    French themed weddings
  • A few French wedding ideas with elegant sophistication.

    A few French wedding ideas with elegant sophistication. Copper lanterns, simple greenery and white table top and chairs. Rustic French wedding at Belle Vie de Chateau captured by Chris+Lynn Photographers.
  • Classic and elegant French wedding ideas. Photography: Paul Francis Photography.

    Classic and elegant French wedding ideas. Photography: Paul Francis Photography.
  • French-themed New England wedding in white gold and filled with greenery.

    French-themed New England wedding in white gold and filled with greenery.
  • French vintage wedding inspiration.

    French vintage wedding inspiration
  • Chic modern wedding reception table setting in dusty blue and lavender.

    Chic modern wedding reception table setting in dusty blue and lavender on this French wedding inspired theme dripping with romantic details. Photo: Best Photography.
  • Cut glass drinks dispensers for the reception.

    French Provincial wedding inspiration. Cut glass drinks dispensers for the reception. Photo: Agent 86 Photography.
  • French wedding ideas trending and fabulously chic.

    French wedding ideas trending and fabulously chic
  • French weddings trends 2017.

    French weddings trends 2017: if you're getting married in France or are a wedding guest these are some elements you can expect. Discover them here!

So what’s not to love about French weddings? Beautiful locations, all night partying and family and friends coming together over lots and lots of champagne. We hope these French wedding ideas have will help you throw the French wedding of your dreams!

Channeling old world charm right in the heart of Hollywood, this elegant and romantic wedding features luscious ivory blooms, gold cutlery and pastel tones.

Channeling old world charm right in the heart of Hollywood, this elegant and romantic wedding features luscious ivory blooms, gold cutlery and pastel tones.

Marco Maria bridal gown Spring 2017.

Marco Maria bridal gown Spring 2017.

Simply gorgeous by swisschicboutique.

Simply gorgeous by swisschicboutique.

Sophia Tolli Bridal Spring 2017.

Sophia Tolli Bridal Spring 2017.

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19 Irresistible and Original Wedding ideas (And How To Make Them Happen)

Tired of the same old black and white weddings and willing to mix it up a bit? Here’s a simple list of 19 original wedding ideas you need to make your dream day stand out!

Whether with candles or lanterns, it’s easy to get innovative with lighting. Original wedding ideas.

Whether with candles or lanterns, it’s easy to get innovative with lighting.

Many brides regret not implementing at least a couple of original wedding ideas on their receptions. We understand that many times you are not in 100% charge of how to spend the budget but these original wedding ideas can be implemented no matter what the wedding budget!

Stunning And Budget-Friendly Dream Wedding Decor

Sometimes a couple of statement pieces is all we need to make our dream wedding decor come true.

1Is there a set of stairs? Just add a row of candles on both sides and your wedding will look like a million bucks. Feel free to use large candles or tea lights, they’ll look absolutely stunning!

Wedding reception idea using candles to light up a flight of stairs by Todd Events.

Wedding reception idea using candles to light up a flight of stairs by Todd Events.

2Pick your favorite song or love quote and add it to the bride and groom’s chair decor.

Austin wedding cutest chair decor with the lyrics from The Proclaimers from The Nouveau Romantics + Caroline Joy Photography.

Austin wedding cutest chair decor with the lyrics from The Proclaimers from The Nouveau Romantics + Caroline Joy Photography.

3Make your wedding reception entrance truly memorable for you and for your guests!

This is what I call an entrance! Fabric, flowers and a delicate chandelier make the difference. The Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, North Carolina.

This is what I call an entrance! Fabric, flowers and a delicate chandelier make the difference. The Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, North Carolina.

4A creative way of thanking your guests for attending your party and a dream wedding decor piece as well. 🙂

A wedding sign idea that you can easily incorporate into your ceremony or reception decor!

A wedding sign idea that you can easily incorporate into your ceremony or reception decor!

5For all of you book lovers, one of the most original ideas for your ceremony backdrop.

Gorgeous and original wedding ceremony book backdrop. Photography: kachergina on Flickr.

Gorgeous and original wedding ceremony book backdrop. Photography: kachergina on Flickr.

Original Wedding Ideas You Can DIY In Minutes!

Nothing more budget-friendly than DIY when we know how to do them. 😉 Therefore, here are a few original wedding ideas and tutorials to guide you on this quest.

6Unique ’to go boxes’: Forget the candy-wrapped almonds – this isn’t 1860 England. Opt instead for a unique ‘to go box’ for the guests to take home a slice of your delicious wedding cake! Throw in some on-theme patterns to the box, and a crafted letter and your party-favor woes are long behind you!

Unique togo boxes. This is an idea you don't want to miss or it will make you say "I wish I did that at my wedding!"

Unique togo boxes. This is an idea you don’t want to miss or it will make you say “I wish I did that at my wedding!”

7Like at any party, people misplace their drinks. Here is an original idea that will help them find their glass and save on your drinks wedding budget.

All we need are clothespins, which are dirt cheap, and a fine point sharpie! Or if there are too many to make order them here.

All we need are clothespins, which are dirt cheap, and a fine point sharpie! Or if there are too many to make order them here.

8Keep your loved ones close to your heart on your special day. You may pin photos of your grandparents to the inside of the groom’s suit or add them as charms to the bride’s bouquet. For more ideas on how to remember loved ones at your wedding, check out these unique wedding memorial ideas.

Original wedding memorial ideas: groom with grandparents' photo pinned to inside of suit. Photography: Shea Christine Photography.

Original wedding memorial ideas: groom with grandparents’ photo pinned to inside of suit. Photography: Shea Christine Photography.

9A low budget alternative for candleholders you can easily DIY out of soda cans.

A soda can turned candleholder in a few simple steps. Check it out!

A soda can turned candleholder in a few simple steps.

10Replace the light bulbs in an old chandelier with inexpensive solar lights. Hang it from a tree branch. You’ll have gorgeous outdoor lighting without having to provide electricity.

Build a solar lit chandelier for your dream wedding. Check out the steps here.

Build a solar lit chandelier for your dream wedding.

Cute And Original Wedding Ideas That Will Surprise Your Guests

You gotta keep those unsuspecting guests on their toes. Steal these ideas before they become standard wedding fare.

11Arm your ring bearer with an adorable personalized briefcase. He or she will definitely make quite an entrance!!

Doesn't the ring bearer look smashing with his cute personalized briefcase? Definitely something to add to your list of wedding ideas. Get it here!

Doesn’t the ring bearer look smashing with his cute personalized briefcase? Definitely something to add to your list of wedding ideas. Get it here!

12Ask your guests to come dressed in black and hand them over Phantom of the Opera masks. It will account for terrific wedding photography. I’m sure you can come up with even more original ideas for your dream wedding!

Love this masquerade ball theme for a dream wedding. Check out how to do it on the site. Bride and Bridal Party Photo by J Clay on Fivehundredpx.

Love this masquerade ball theme for a dream wedding. Bride and Bridal Party Photo by J Clay on Fivehundredpx.

13Be creative with your wedding signs and make them a talking point that will help your guests break the ice. 😉

Original wedding ideas you will not want to miss!

Original wedding ideas you will not want to miss!

14Stream your wedding from your social media accounts! It’s almost 2017 folks and weddings are a celebratory event… let’s mix it up and let your friends and honored guests enjoy going crazy and sharing those wacky moments with the world!

I was at a friend’s wedding a few weeks ago, and when I walked into the reception hall, I noticed that they had huge flat-screen TVs adorning every corner of the room! It didn’t take long before I understood what they were for… Because within about 10 minutes, pictures of the guests kept popping up all over the place with the hashtag written on our wedding invites! What a brilliant idea!

Stream your wedding from your social media accounts with slide some.

Stream your wedding from your social media accounts with slide some.

15Vintage or wanderlust wedding anyone? A memorable table plan fit for the occasion.

Lovely and original wedding DIY for a table plan.

Lovely and original wedding DIY for a table plan.

16Childhood pictures. Still on theme with pictures here, but this one might be a little cuter! We highly recommend adding a picture of the bride and groom at the age corresponding with the table number assigned to the guests. In that way, each table shares in the telling of your unique story – as well as a few embarrassing haircuts! This also lessens the blandness of table numbers.

This couple incorporated fun facts about their relationship into their table numbers.

This couple incorporated fun facts about their relationship into their table numbers.

17An unconventional but totally awesome wedding idea is a piñata cake!

How does a piñata cake sound instead of the classic cake cutting ceremony?

How does a piñata cake sound instead of the classic cake cutting ceremony?

18Add interactive activities to create an intimate wedding feel even if you have a large guest list.

How can you bring everyone together to celebrate your love story? That’s the key to an intimate wedding. Photography: Tandem Tree Photography.

How can you bring everyone together to celebrate your love story? That’s the key to an intimate wedding. Photography: Tandem Tree Photography.

19An adorned reception bathroom.

An adorned reception bathroom. Add some fabric and voila! Check out the rest of the 19 original wedding ideas.

An adorned reception bathroom. Add some fabric and voila!

Try some (or all) out and let us know how the big day went! Or keep on reading about the trends for 2017 weddings!

19 Irresistible and Original Wedding ideas (And How To Make Them Happen)

19 Irresistible and Original Wedding ideas (And How To Make Them Happen)

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Fabulous Wedding Centerpieces That Will Take Your Breath Away

Flowers, glass, candles, purely botanical, rustic, paper lantern wedding centerpieces. So many to choose from! Today we are sharing our top picks for wedding centerpieces you will definitely fall in love with!

Fantastic idea for a fall wedding. Add contrast with white colored candles as they will make the rich fall hues stand out.

Fantastic idea for a fall wedding. Add contrast with white colored candles as they will make the rich fall hues stand out.

Wedding centerpieces are one of the most decorative pieces at a reception table and there are so many of them it’s hard to choose. That’s why we decided to bring you this selection of stunning and simple wedding centerpieces and a couple of DIYs that will take your breath away.

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Candle Wedding Centerpieces for Intimate and Budget-Friendly Receptions

Be different and go for clear vases filled with stones and floating candles or tall tapered candelabras for a dramatic effect. Most candle centerpieces can be put together way in advance of the big date and they are very economical.

Lovely candlelit dinner.

Lovely candlelit dinner.

Floral Wedding Centerpieces: The Most Traditional of Them All

Can you say fairytale wedding a little louder? These are some of the most traditional options for unique centerpieces and they are incredibly beautiful! A must-try for any classically-styled wedding, and guaranteed talking pieces for your guests!

Tall floral wedding centerpieces by David Tutera.

Tall floral wedding centerpieces by David Tutera.

Floral chandeliers as spectacular hanging centerpieces. Elegant garden party or fairytale wedding centerpiece decor. Shades of purple.

Floral chandeliers as spectacular hanging centerpieces. Elegant garden party or fairytale wedding centerpiece decor. Shades of purple.

Glass Centerpieces: The Simplicity of Crystal, Water and Light

These va-va-voom glass centerpieces will make a dramatic statement at your wedding table. A surprisingly large number of striking table centerpieces are simple, elegant and easy to reproduce. This is good news for those brides who are on a budget. Check out the diverse array of glass wedding centerpiece ideas below.

Beautiful and easy centerpiece idea for a beach wedding. Glass wedding centerpieces. Mason jar gold wedding centerpieces. Crystal Garden.

Beautiful and easy centerpiece idea for a beach wedding. Glass wedding centerpieces. Mason jar gold wedding centerpieces by Lime And Co. Crystal Garden by The Crystal Jypsy.

Fresh flower and greenery arrangement by Floral New York.

Fresh flower and greenery arrangement by Floral New York.

Table number and centerpiece with gold glitter wine bottles.

Table number and centerpiece with gold glitter wine bottles by Get Happy Design.

Lantern Centerpieces: Vintage Romance

There is simply no more elegant way to celebrate the union of two souls in love than with a gorgeous corsage of flowers surrounding a single finely-made and scented candle, all neatly displayed in a vintage lantern with glass panels. Enjoy our favorites!

Forest-themed wedding centerpiece idea with flowers and lanterns.

Forest-themed wedding centerpiece idea with flowers and lanterns.

A slight twist on the lantern idea above. Ever been to the lantern festival in Thailand? It’s absolutely breathtaking! Now you can take your guests on the trip of a lifetime with these simple yet stunning paper lantern centerpieces. Zen and minimalist in design, these paper lanterns are extraordinarily versatile in use and can fit almost any ceremony theme.

A slight twist on the lantern idea above. Ever been to the lantern festival in Thailand? It’s absolutely breathtaking! Now you can take your guests on the trip of a lifetime with these simple yet stunning paper lantern centerpieces. Zen and minimalist in design, these paper lanterns are extraordinarily versatile in use and can fit almost any ceremony theme. Try going plain white and adorning them with your choice of flowers!

Try going plain white and adorning them with your choice of flowers! By Globos de Luz.

Lantern wedding centerpiece on top of round tree bark.

Lantern wedding centerpiece on top of round tree bark by Country Barn Babe.

Rustic Centerpieces: Outdoorsy and Original

For a rustic or forest-themed wedding you can use natural elements to create a stunning centerpiece. A round of tree trunk can be topped with bits of engraved branch, moss and candles for an outdoorsy feel.

Original rustic and budget-friendly wedding centerpiece. And a very easy DIY.

Original rustic and budget-friendly wedding centerpiece. And a very easy DIY.

Wooden box centerpieces. Have each of the "love is..." engraved on each box.

Wooden box centerpieces. Have each of the “love is…” engraved on each box.

Give your centerpiece a rustic touch by covering the base with bark.

Give your centerpiece a rustic touch by covering the base with bark.

DIY Simple Centerpieces: Budget-Friendly and Stunning

We cannot always splurge in all the details of a wedding so it’s time to do them ourselves. Try these DIYs and make your own wedding centerpieces!

Make waves with an arrangement set in a seashell. The trick is to fit a piece of floral foam inside the shell so the flowers do not move.

Make waves with an arrangement set in a seashell. The trick is to fit a piece of floral foam inside the shell so the flowers do not move.

Stunningly simple rainbow flower centerpiece set against a white table.

Stunningly simple rainbow flower centerpiece set against a white table.

Check out this photo gallery for more sweet inspiration!

  • A centerpiece that makes a statement while you can still see the person across the table from you!

    Absolutely gorgeous and finally, a centerpiece that makes a statement while you can still see the person across the table from you!
  • Anemones on a tall vase. Beautiful and elegant and simple to do.

    Anemones on a tall vase. Beautiful and elegant and simple to do.
  • Candle wedding centerpieces decorated with pearl beads on wire garland with natural jute twine.

    Candle wedding centerpieces decorated with pearl beads on wire garland with natural jute twine.
  • Dress up your tables with fabulous floral wedding centerpieces.

    Dress up your tables with fabulous floral wedding centerpieces.
  • Floral centerpiece with a moss base for a garden wedding.

    Floral centerpiece with a moss base for a garden wedding.
  • Gorgeous metal wire vases filled with tulips and sprigs for a rustic wedding.

    Gorgeous metal wire vases filled with tulips and sprigs for a rustic wedding.
  • Pink and white peonies over rose gold chevron. So pretty!

    Indulge in your wedding centerpieces with pink and white peonies over rose gold chevron. So pretty! More wedding inspiration ideas on #BYW bodasyweddings.com Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography.
  • Love how the delicate blooms contrast against the country rustic wedding centerpieces.

    Love how the delicate blooms contrast against the country rustic wedding centerpieces.
  • Pure romance on wedding centerpieces and their hanging counterparts.

    Pure romance on wedding centerpieces and their hanging counterparts.
  • Stunning tall floral centerpiece for this Chicago wedding.

    Stunning tall floral centerpiece for this Chicago wedding captured by Ann & Kam Photography.
  • Tall floral vases for your table decor by Viva la Rosa.

    Tall floral vases for your table decor by Viva la Rosa.
Italian garden centerpieces and decor. So festive! Photography: Amy Moss - Eat Drink Chic.

Italian garden centerpieces and decor. So festive! Photography: Amy Moss – Eat Drink Chic.

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2017 Weddings: 10 Trends You Cannot Afford To Miss Out On

A new year is fast approaching and with it the new trends for 2017 weddings. Check out these wedding trend ideas because on 2017 you should let your personality shine in more ways than one!

Due to the tremendous success in readership of our 2016 wedding trends article we decided to pick 10 wedding trends you cannot afford to miss out on the 2017 wedding season! This list will help you find some wedding planning inspiration and it is by no means an exhaustive list. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

1The Vintage Comeback

When it comes down to vintage weddings you are able to pick from both extremes: super romantic or ultra glam, as French-themed weddings and those inspired i the roaring ‘20s bring back a mix of vintage, romance and glam styles.

Romantic vintage wedding invitation suite.

Romantic vintage wedding invitation suite by A Vintage Obsession.

Vintage card box suitcase wedding.

Vintage card box suitcase wedding by Rustic Glam Designs.

22017 Bridal Gown Trends

Layers of lace, British embroidery, bohemian flowers … The dresses of the season take on bohemian and vintage airs, as if imbued by a nostalgic desire for Hamiltonian romanticism, thus evoking young brides surrounded by fresh new blooms.

On the other hand, off-the-shoulder wedding dresses, ruffled skirts, champagne, lilac and blush wedding dresses, and plunging necklines dominated the bridal trends on the 2017 runways.

Therefore in 2017, brides can choose what suits them best. What kind of bride are you? Romantic or avant-garde?

The new Laura de Sagazan collection. Delicate tops in British embroidery with simple pristine skirts, flowing wedding dresses with backs stitched with lace, but also a short dresses Sixties inspired, worn with derbies for a small boyish touch.

The new Laura de Sagazan collection. Delicate tops in British embroidery with simple pristine skirts, flowing wedding dresses with backs stitched with lace, but also a short dresses Sixties inspired, worn with derbies for a small boyish touch.

Marchesa spring 2017 bridal collection.

Marchesa spring 2017 bridal collection.

32017 Weddings: French-Inspired Receptions

French-inspired and Cuban themed weddings are two lovely reception themes trending for 2017 weddings. The French theme will set the tone for 2017 weddings with its glam and romantic vintage touches in shades of blue, green and gold. To implement a French-inspired reception for your big day, choose from a sweet, romantic and modern Parisian motif, the luxury and elegance of a French Chateau or the simplicity of the French countryside. Oh, la! la!

Check out this article filled with French Wedding Ideas, Trending and Fabulously Chic

The French theme will set the tone for 2017 weddings with its glam and romantic vintage touches. Photography: Christina Brosnan.

The French theme will set the tone for 2017 weddings with its glam and romantic vintage touches. Photography: Christina Brosnan.

Relaxed, chic and welcoming modern french wedding lounge.

Relaxed, chic and welcoming modern french wedding lounge.

4Cuban-Themed Weddings: A Refreshing Pop of Color

With so much foliage, green and fuchsia, it is not surprising that Cuban-themed weddings are another trend in 2017 weddings. Let this original, lush and cheerful wedding theme inspire you!

Blueberry sage and ginger mojitos for a Cuban wedding.

Blueberry sage and ginger mojitos for a Cuban wedding.

Cuban-inspired and handmade wedding invitations 2017.

Cuban-inspired and handmade wedding invitations 2017.

5Maid of Honor’s Dresses Will Stand Out On 2017 Weddings

This year we saw a big change on the traditional bridesmaid dress with the mismatched look. In 2017 we will see the MOH’s dress differ entirely from the rest of the ladies! Outdoor and daytime weddings now demand cotton fabrics with gingham or floral prints for a romantic look and luxurious brocades and lots of shine will accompany a glam or evening wedding on the MOH’s dress.

Maid of honor’s dresses will stand out on 2017 weddings. The Mumu Wedding Collection.

Maid of honor’s dresses will stand out on 2017 weddings. The Mumu Wedding Collection.

Mix and match bridesmaid dresses in tulle, beading, blush pink and champagne. Everything tied together with a common color theme.

Mix and match bridesmaid dresses in tulle, beading, blush pink and champagne. Everything tied together with a common color theme.

6Goodbye Flowers! Hello Minimalistic Greenery!

A welcomed addition to weddings since foliage is way cheaper than flowers (especially if they are not in season) But this doesn’t mean that flowers disappear altogether from weddings, they just add a little touch of color onto the abundant greenery decor. Take advantage of this trend by leveraging ecological, French or Cuban weddings!! 🙂

Modern minimalist inspiration.

Modern minimalist inspiration.

Foliage is the new flowers in 2017.

Foliage is the new flowers in 2017.

7Care For Our Planet with Sustainable Catering & Ecological Weddings

Ecological awareness on weddings has now gone far beyond wedding favors with plants or seeds. The wedding trend for 2017 gives way to sustainable catering and ecological events. Read all about implementing sustainable catering on your wedding on this article.

For a more ecological wedding leaf "Confetti" toss Use leaves as a natural, eco-friendly confetti that can also add a seasonal flair to your wedding exit.

For a more ecological wedding leaf “Confetti” toss Use leaves as a natural, eco-friendly confetti that can also add a seasonal flair to your wedding exit.

8Breakfast Weddings: The Yummiest Of Them All!

It’s your wedding and if your favorite meal of the day is breakfast, go ahead and include it on your menu! We are seeing more and more couples incorporating donut cakes, piles of brownies, crepes and towers of macarons instead of the traditional wedding cake on today’s receptions. For those couples who plan on a courthouse wedding and get married early in the day, the 2017 trend of the brunch wedding is perfect. Economical, fun and intimate, the brunch wedding is a delicious (and budget-friendly) way to celebrate your love. Check it out!

Pastel-inspired beach wedding at the Kitty Hawk Pier by Elizabeth Henson Photos.

Pastel-inspired beach wedding at the Kitty Hawk Pier by Elizabeth Henson Photos.

Doughnuts can be served at your wedding, too! Choose your favorite flavors and decorate with flowers.

Doughnuts can be served at your wedding, too! Choose your favorite flavors and decorate with flowers.

92017 Wedding Color Trends: Love The New Metallic Accents!

Metallics are not new but what changed this year is the metallic hue. Metallics no longer have the brightness of pure gold, they trend now is copper, pewter, brass and rose gold. Perfect for vintage and French-themed weddings. Although Pantone announces its color of the year in the month of December, there are many that forecast green Kale will be the chosen one. It actually makes a lot of sense since it has already been incorporated on many designer collections and is a perfect match with the themes on trend for 2017!

Dreamy crystal cake by Alana Jones-Mann.

Dreamy crystal cake by Alana Jones-Mann.

Blue gold foil agate slice wedding invitation.

Blue gold foil agate slice wedding invitation.

10Sayonara Social Media: The birth Of Unplugged Weddings

A little social media is not bad but a wedding’s intimate moments are meant for the couple, their family and friends. Needless to say, a social media invasion means that on every photo that your photographer takes there will be cell phones instead of your guests’ faces! And for couples who prefer social sharing during the reception but not at the religious ceremony, check out these sweet and printable Unplugged wedding signs. 😉

Ensure that your wedding guests are present at your ceremony by unplugging cellphones on your wedding.

Ensure that your wedding guests are present at your ceremony by unplugging cellphones on your wedding. Printable by GothamPops. Sign by Woot and Wooks. Chalkboard sign by Adore Paper Co.

2017 Weddings Photo Gallery

  • 2017 bridal fashion trends.

    2017 bridal fashion trends.
  • Alberta Ferretti was inspired by the 1920s.

    Alberta Ferretti was inspired by the 1920s. Immaculate dress, with a low waist and edged fringes in the purest spirit of the roaring 20s.
  • Art deco wedding ideas.

    Art deco wedding ideas.
  • Buttermint haze beach wedding colors for 2017.

    Buttermint haze beach wedding colors for 2017.
  • Hayley Paige Spring 2017 wedding dresses.

    Hayley Paige Spring 2017 wedding dresses.
  • Agates and geodes into your wedding decor. Photography: Harwell Photography.

    If there is one trend that we are loving these days it’s incorporating agates and geodes into your wedding decor. Photography: Harwell Photography.
  • Gray palette 2017 wedding colors.

    Gray palette 2017 wedding colors.
  • Modern boho glam wedding ideas.

    Modern boho glam wedding ideas.
  • Silhouette of vestal inspiration by Dior.

    Silhouette of vestal inspiration by Dior.
  • Stunning cake reveals an edible Amethyst geode beneath its surface by My Modern Met.

    Stunning cake reveals an edible Amethyst geode beneath its surface by My Modern Met.
  • Wedding dresses from Bridal Week Spring 2017 by Carolina Herrera.

    The best bridal fashion and wedding dresses from Bridal Week Spring 2017 by Carolina Herrera.
  • Touches of gold and amethist for table decor in 2017 weddings.

    Touches of gold and amethist for table decor in 2017 weddings.
  • Urban loft style wedding venue with authentic Seattle atmosphere.

    Urban loft style wedding venue with authentic Seattle atmosphere.
  • Wedding colors for 2017.

    Wedding colors for 2017.

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How To Choose Your Wedding Style: What To Take Into Account

Before blowing your budget on a dress, venue, and centerpieces that aren’t you, take a look at these tips to help you choose a wedding style that is truly you.

White and gold glam wedding style. Before blowing your budget on a dress, venue, and centerpieces that aren’t you, take a look at these tips to help you choose a wedding style that is truly you.

White and gold glam wedding style.

In recent years we have seen how the world of weddings has evolved with things like photography, video, personalization, etc. More and more couples want their wedding to reflect who they are. Their goal is to make such an impression that their guests will know that theirs is the perfect wedding because it reflects who they are. Today I will cover some key concepts for you to consider when selecting your wedding style so that you will be able to have that effect on your guests.

Once the style is defined, it is much easier to think about what each aspect of the wedding should look like, such as the invitations, centerpieces, decorating style, photographs and video. To define the style of your wedding you must consider the following:

How to choose your wedding style: Remember previous weddings

We all have attended weddings that delighted us, and weddings where we liked almost nothing at all. Think about why you liked some and disliked others. See if you can identify those things that made those weddings special, and apply them to yours. For example, if you liked the different lounge or the snack areas at a friend’s wedding, maybe you could have a decorated living room at your wedding.

Pink florals wedding style. How to choose your wedding style: Remember previous weddings

Pink florals wedding style.

 

 

How to choose your wedding style: Consider the venue

When you choose your wedding style consider the venue’s characteristics and restrictions. Even before zeroing in on your space, close your eyes and imagine your wedding. If you envision your wedding on a New York rooftop or in an art gallery, chances are your wedding style leans more towards modern and elegant. If you envision a cabin in the woods, then a woodland setting or rustic boho wedding may be more to your liking. If outdoors in a garden, your style may fall more towards vintage and romantic.

Now consider this. You have already reserved a venue because of its rustic woodland charm, but your dream wedding has a shade of green that clashes with the deep red color of the carpet. Maybe now we need to choose a different wedding style. Another thing to take into account is the venue’s capacity. Small venues will lead to a more intimate wedding style.

How to choose your wedding style: Think about your hobbies, what makes you unique, what you like and how you dress. A ceremony in both Italy and Belgium | If your makeup case has a gold colored palette, why not go for a gold wedding? | Tying The Knot Banner by Banner Cheer | Bohemian Chic Country wedding at Mali Brae captured by Holly Prins

How to choose your wedding style: A ceremony in both Italy and Belgium | If your makeup case has a gold colored palette, why not go for a gold wedding? | Tying The Knot Banner by Banner Cheer | Bohemian Chic Country wedding at Mali Brae captured by Holly Prins

If you already have the space reserved for the banquet and even paid a deposit on it. You love the place as one of its greatest features is that it is very rustic. But maybe it’s time to choose a different wedding style if you imagine your dream wedding in a shade of green that clashes with the deep red color of the carpet. Another thing to consider is the venue’s capacity. Small venues will lead to a more intimate wedding style.

An incredible wedding bash in New York's Cipriani 42nd Street.

An incredible wedding bash in New York’s Cipriani 42nd Street.

How to choose your wedding style: Research online

If you don’t have a clear idea of the different wedding styles, let the internet be your ally. Find out what vintage-inspired, industrial or boho weddings are all about. Identify what appeals to you and don’t be afraid to mix it up. You can find a lot of inspiration and ideas for your wedding on Pinterest.

Bohemian rustic spring flower glittery gold laser cut invitations.

Bohemian rustic spring flower glittery gold laser cut invitations (EWWS085)

How to choose your wedding style: Be true to yourselves

As I said earlier, this is one of the main aspects that must be taken into account when choosing your wedding style. Try to have your big day reflect both your personalities. Think about your hobbies, what makes you unique, what you like and how you dress. These things can give you unique ideas to incorporate in your wedding. For example, if you like music, sports or books, these can be woven into your wedding theme or can even become the wedding theme itself. If your closet is full of modern, clean lines or packed with romantic and frilly outfits, you can explore similar fabrics and styles in bridal wear.

 

 

Crazy inspirational photo gallery to help you choose your wedding style

I hope this article has given you a few ideas and helped you in choosing your wedding style. I know it’s not a simple task but as soon as you find it, everything will start falling into place. And if you need more help creating the style of your dreams, you can always seek the assistance of professional wedding planners.

Barn wedding ideas. When you have nothing besides, “I'm getting married,” it's easy to feel overwhelmed. If you're getting started planning a wedding, we've gathered great tips on how to choose your wedding style.

Barn wedding ideas.

Laser cut folded vintage lace wedding invitations with rsvp and printed envelope.

Laser cut folded vintage lace wedding invitations with rsvp and printed envelope. (EWWS011)

Laser cut wedding invites in gold.

Laser cut wedding invites in gold. (EWWS011)

Are sports your thing? How about this tandem bike wedding guest book?

Are sports your thing? How about this tandem bike wedding guest book? By WeddingTreeGuestbook.

Stunning wedding venue made with tree decorations; fairy lights and fireplace focal point using wood and stones.

Stunning wedding venue made with tree decorations; fairy lights and fireplace focal point using wood and stones.

Beautiful Boho bridal gown.

Beautiful Boho bridal gown.

A Zac Posen creation for Claire Danes that glows in a Cinderella-like gown lined with fiber optics.

A Zac Posen creation for Claire Danes that glows in a Cinderella-like gown lined with fiber optics.

How to choose your wedding style: How about an elegant wedding decor?

How to choose your wedding style: How about an elegant wedding decor?

Fairytale-like lights as wedding decor.

Fairytale-like lights as wedding decor.

Mad Hatter tea party Alice in Wonderland wedding theme. Inspiration galore!

Mad Hatter tea party Alice in Wonderland wedding theme.

Monique L'huillier sunday rose.

Monique L’huillier sunday rose.

Romanticism is back on 2017. Galia Lahav collection: Le Secret Royal 2017.

Romanticism is back on 2017. Galia Lahav collection: Le Secret Royal 2017.

Wedding colors for 2017: slate and dusty blue.

Wedding colors for 2017: slate and dusty blue.

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