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Learn How To DIY Save The Date Magnets In Only 10 Minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DIY Save The Date Magnets Ideas that Match your Wedding Theme

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

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

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

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

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

DIY Save the Date magnets that match your wedding theme.

DIY Save the Date magnets that match your wedding theme.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rustic weddings allow you to get so creative!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Winter Weddings and their Original Save The Date Magnets

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

Personalized Save the Date clay wedding magnets.

Personalized Save the Date clay wedding magnets. ($3.99)

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

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

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

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

How About a Romantic Save the Date Magnet?

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

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

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

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

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

Kissing Polar Bear wood slice magnets

Kissing Polar Bear wood slice magnets. (here)

Wanderlust DIY Save the Date Magnets for Traveling Couples

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

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

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

DIY Save the Date Magnets for Traveling Couples

DIY Save the Date Magnets for Traveling Couples.

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

Personalized Save the Date Magnets: Imprint Your Personality

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

Modern Save The Date magnet postcard.

Modern Save The Date magnet postcard. (here)

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

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

How to DIY Save the Date Magnets: Simple and Affordable

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

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

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

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

Delicate and romantic laurel wooden magnet Save The Date.

Delicate and romantic laurel wooden magnet Save The Date.

Here’s the list of materials you’ll need

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

Super original DIY save the date magnets. (here)

Let’s Get Crafty!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How Bilingual Wedding Invitations Can Keep You Out of Trouble

Find out how bilingual wedding invitations can help you spend less on invites, avoid mistakes and wow your guests!

Silver wedding ideas.

Silver wedding ideas.

If you ever wondered what language to use when crafting the text for your wedding invitations, you must read this article. It can save you money, help you zoom through the mailing invitations process and have you looking amazing in the process!

How can Bilingual Wedding Invitations Save you Money?

First things first. Before looking cool, we want to find out how much this bilingual wedding invitations idea is going to save us. Let’s dive right into it.

Printing a single set of wedding invitations can be expensive. Needless to say, having to print two sets of invitations, one in English and one in Spanish is even more costly.

Printers always require that you order a minimum number of invitations and the higher the number of invitations requested, the lower each invitation costs. Why?

All you need to know about bilingual wedding invitations. The tumbler format.

All you need to know about bilingual wedding invitations. The tumbler format.

There is a setup cost associated with the personalization of your invitations. A print-run set with your information, font and color selection, cannot be used for anybody else. These are highly personalized items and spreading this cost over a larger quantity, makes the cost of each invite lower.

Ordering two sets of invitations, one for each language, implies incurring in two different setup costs. The cost to setup the Spanish wedding invitations and the cost to setup the English ones. Bilingual wedding invitations will avoid having two setup costs and save you money!

A romantic serif font mixed with soft script makes a big statement on these gorgeous wedding invitations. Black ink with a hydrangea peony envelope liner and a belly band in silver.

A romantic serif font mixed with soft script makes a big statement on these gorgeous wedding invitations. Black ink with a hydrangea peony envelope liner and a belly band in silver.

Doing the Math: How Much Will I Save?

Let’s assume that you need to send invitations to 90 groups of guests. By now, you know you don’t need a single invite per guest, amiright? 🙂

Say 45 of which speak English, and 45 of which speak Spanish. If you ordered separate invitations for both your Spanish-speaking guests, and English-speaking guests, you would need to order a total of 120 invitations (60 Spanish versed, and 60 English versed, because invitations are usually ordered in multiples of different values).

Let’s assume the 60-invitation set costs $202, your total spend would be $404 for both invitation sets. If you only had to order one set of 110 invites, the same wedding invitations would cost you just $347! And you would have 20 invitations left over that you can use in your wedding album or, if you forgot to add someone to your guest list. Not bad, huh?

Elegant deep navy laser cut wedding invitations with embellishments and blue envelopes. $5.18 each. (BYWWS044)

Elegant deep navy laser cut wedding invitations with embellishments and blue envelopes. $5.18 each. (BYWWS044)

How Else Can Bilingual Wedding Invitations Help Me?

Love bilingual wedding invitations because not only will they save you money, they will help you zoom through the mailing process and avoid (costly) mistakes.

Imagine you have two sets of invitations, you will need to make sure you don’t send the English invite to a Spanish-speaking guest (or vice versa) which is more time-consuming.

If you only have one set of bilingual wedding invitations, you will make no such mistake and you will definitely impress and wow your guests!

Simple and modern greenery wedding invitations. 2017 wedding trends.

Simple and modern greenery wedding invitations. 2017 wedding trends.

So, What are Bilingual Wedding Invitations?

It is a special invitation layout where the information can be printed in two different languages on the same invitation at a negligible or no additional cost.

How is this possible? Back in April 2008, Havi Goffan, CEO of Target Latino, created the perfect formats to print bilingual wedding invitations without having to print both sides of the invitation paper for the Celebración album. This revolutionized the world of invitations.

Bilingual wedding invitations with the greenery theme.

Bilingual wedding invitations with the greenery theme. Get them here.

Bilingual Wedding Invitations: What Format to Pick?

The answer is simple. It all depends on the invitation layout you pick. Each bilingual invitation format works best with some or several invitation layouts. Let’s check them out.




The “Tumble” Format

When your invitation is a flat card, you can pick the “tumble” format. The information is printed in one language on one side and when you flip it over (from top to bottom) you can read the invite in the other language.

It is very original looking as neither language has precedence over the other. Invitations with minimal design and embellishments work best with this format. Avoid embossing, de-bossing and anything that requires adding texture to your wedding card.

Some printers may charge an additional fee for this format as the paper has to be run by the presses twice.

The complete guide to bilingual wedding invitations.

The complete guide to bilingual wedding invitations. The “Tumble” format.

The Side-to-Side Format

Both your Spanish and English versions will be printed next to each other on your invitation. You’ll want to choose an invitation that opens to a horizontal z-fold.

You can have one language version on the middle panel of the invitation and on the right panel you can have the other language version. In this format the language on the main fold has precedence over the other but it works with all of the horizontal z-fold invitations.

Bilingual invitation side-to-side. Delicate looking and perfect for a pocketfold.

Bilingual invitation side-to-side. Delicate looking and perfect for a pocketfold. Get them here.

The “Top and Bottom” Format

This bilingual invitation has the information printed in one language version on top of the other and the couple’s names printed just once. This format works with vertical z-fold invitations, flat cards, and gatefold invitations. Basically, every invitation imaginable!

In this format the language on the top has precedence over the one on the bottom but this invitation will allow you to stay within budget and utilize letterpress, embossing and foil printing!

The top and bottom format for bilingual wedding invitations. This bilingual invitation has the information printed in one language version on top of the other and the couple’s names printed just once.

The top and bottom format for bilingual wedding invitations. This bilingual invitation has the information printed in one language version on top of the other and the couple’s names printed just once.

In this format the language on the top has precedence over the one on the bottom but this invitation will allow you to stay within budget and utilize letterpress, embossing and foil printing!

In this format the language on the top has precedence over the one on the bottom but this invitation will allow you to stay within budget and utilize letterpress, embossing and foil printing!

How to Order Bilingual Invitations at our Shop

This is the simplest of questions! When you pick your wedding verses, think about the invitation layout and what format would best suit them. Then, all you have to do, is talk to us! We’ll guide you through the whole process so you bilingual wedding invitations look absolutely perfect and stunning!!

Elegant wedding invitations with navy blue and gold polka dots swirls, laser cut pockets

Elegant wedding invitations with navy blue and gold polka dots swirls, laser cut pockets by StylishWedd $4.50.

Bilingual Wedding Invites Photo Gallery

Spanish and English Wedding Invitation. Get them here.

If you only have one set of bilingual wedding invitations, you will make no mistake when mailing your invites and you will definitely impress and wow your guests!

If you only have one set of bilingual wedding invitations, you will make no mistake when mailing your invites and you will definitely impress and wow your guests!

Remember, if you are inviting guests that speak two different languages, then bilingual wedding invitations are just for you! Visit our Shop and order yours today!

Big floral wedding invitation trends with matching envelope liners.

Big floral wedding invitation trends with matching envelope liners.

Elegant blush and white laser cut wedding invitations.

Elegant blush and white laser cut wedding invitations.

Fancy set of wedding invites by Jean M Carlson Craft.

Fancy set of wedding invites by Jean M Carlson Craft.

Shabby chic lace and burlap rustic wedding invitation suite. Use the tumble format to make them bilingual!

Shabby chic lace and burlap rustic wedding invitation suite. Use the tumble format to make them bilingual!

You can easily add one more layer to this set and have two languages, but how much more will it cost you? Discover all about bilingual wedding invitations on the blog! Peach and grey rustic vintage lace wedding invitations.

You can easily add one more layer to this set and have two languages, but how much more will it cost you? Discover all about bilingual wedding invitations on the blog! Peach and grey rustic vintage lace wedding invitations.

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Build Your Own Martini Bar: Glam Wedding Ideas on a Budget!

Save on the drinks budget and look super classy in the process! DIY a make-your-own Martini bar for your wedding reception. A fun and glam alternative to the open bar. 😉 Check out these ideas and these trending Martini recipes.

Save on your wedding alcohol budget. Make-your-own martini bar for an ultra glam wedding reception.

Save on your wedding alcohol budget. Make-your-own martini bar for an ultra glam wedding reception.

Hosting an open bar is pretty expensive when compared to offering a few signature drinks. Let your guests mix, shake and mingle while enjoying your make-your-own Martini bar. 😉 Add a few signs with martini recipes to the tables and let them enjoy their creations during cocktail hour. We’ve added lots of recipes on this article, so take your pick.

Here are a few tips and ideas to build your own Martini bar:

  • Hiring a barman to help prepare and mix the drinks will cost you a bit more but it will also offer some added entertainment.
  • Remember to serve some nonalcoholic, or “mocktail” options, your guests will thank you.
  • Consider adding some personalized cocktail napkins bearing clever phrases like “When life hands you lemons, make Lemon Drop Martinis”, “Keep Calm and Drink a Martini”, “We like it Shaken, but not Stirred”, or a take on Sex and the City “Classy & Fabulous”.

Let’s go over what you need to build your DIY Martini bar, how much to buy and some of the most popular and trending cocktail recipes to choose from. Cheers!

What You Need for a DIY Martini Bar: The Basics

Just six simple and easy-to-find elements turn a regular bottle of vodka or gin into the make-your-own martini bar of your dreams. Your guests will love the ability to create their own drinks and you’ll love not having to throw down the cash for multiple kinds of alcohol.

  1. Vodka and Gin. You want to cater to all your guests and some swear that a true martini has to have vodka and others will not even sip a respectable martinis unless it’s made with gin.
  2. Vermouth. A must for any martini bar. You cannot create a Martini without vermouth.
  3. Cocktail shaker. Be true to the Bond style and let your guests shake their martinis if they so desire.
  4. Martini mixing glass and stirrers. Usually, Martinis are served stirred. Let your guests mix their own on mixing glasses where they will stir their cocktails to perfection.
  5. Martini Garnish. Olives, cocktail onions, olive juice, lemon slices, citrus rind, maraschino cherries, and any other additions you’d like to put in your cocktail. Citrus garnishes will be more fragrant and olives and onions will give it a more savory flavor.
  6. Ice. Most martinis are served up (in a cocktail glass without ice), but you will need ice both to keep your bottles cool (especially the vermouth) and to throw in with the other ingredients while stirring.
Cocktail hour may be quite entertaining with this martini bar service with signature drinks. Can't wait for that first icy sip!

Cocktail hour may be quite entertaining with this martini bar service with signature drinks. Can’t wait for that first icy sip!

How Much to Buy to Build your Martini Bar for a wedding Reception

In order to know how much you will need to build your martini bar make a list of all the ingredients needed for each type of Martini you will be offering. Multiply times 3 (the average number of Martini’s per person during 4 hours) and then multiply again by the number of guests. It wasn’t so hard, was it?

Build your make-your-own martini bar. Don't forget the garnish!

Build your make-your-own martini bar. Don’t forget the garnish!

Popular Martinis

A Martini consists of Gin or Vodka which is shaken or stirred in a mixer with ice, and then poured in to a chilled glass which contains vermouth, and then garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. (Add a pearl onion and you have a Gibson). The more vermouth, the “wetter” the Martini and the less vermouth concocts a “dry” martini.

The most popular martinis are the Dirty Martini, Dry Manhattan, Dry Martini, Fifty-Fifty Cocktail, Gibson, Gimlet, Gin Martini, and the Manhattan. Check out these classic and popular martini recipes and pick a couple for your martini bar! Enjoy!

Build a custom Martini Bar for your wedding reception and save on the drinks budget. Find out more on the biog!

Build a custom Martini Bar for your wedding reception and save on the drinks budget.

Dirty Martini Recipe

A twist on the classic dirty martini. But don’t worry, we haven’t changed the recipe: Only how it’s served! This dirty martini recipe makes 3-4 shots depending on the size of your shot glasses.

Dirty martini shots. Check out the recipe!

Dirty martini shots.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Olive brine or olive juice
  • 1 Olives
  • 4 oz Vodka or gin
  • 1 splash Water

Mix all the ingredients (except the olive) in a cocktail mixer with 2 ice cubes.

Put it in a frozen martini glass and the olive on a wooden stick.

How to Make a French Martini

Add some delicious fruit to your cocktail with the original 1980s McNally’s recipe.

French Martini is made with Chambord, vodka, and pineapple juice. Check out the recipe on the blog.

French Martini is made with Chambord, vodka, and pineapple juice.

Ingredients

  • 1 Raspberry or a lemon twist
  • 60 ml fresh Pineapple juice
  • 1 Handful Ice
  • 15 ml Chambord liqueur
  • 50 ml Finlandia vodka

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into martini glass. Garnish with raspberries. Oh La La!

The Perfect Manhattan: A Classic Cocktail

The Manhattan is 2 oz. Rye or Bourbon; 1 oz Sweet Vermouth and a few dashes of Angostura bitters stirred, strained into a chilled glass and garnished with a cherry. For the Dry Manhattan substitute the Sweet Vermouth with Dry and garnish it with a lemon twist.

The Perfect Manhattan is one of several ways to enjoy this classic cocktail. This recipe serves 2.

Master the Perfect Manhattan with this recipe. Prefer your Manhattan with sweet vermouth and a cherry or dry with a lemon twist? Or maybe you want it Perfect

Prefer your Manhattan with sweet vermouth and a cherry or dry with a lemon twist? Or maybe you want it Perfect! Master the Perfect Manhattan with this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 Lemon, twists
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 oz Dry vermouth
  • 4 oz Rye or blended whiskey
  • 1 oz Sweet vermouth

Swirl the ice to chill. Add the whisky, vermouth and bitters. Stir with a bar spoon until the contents are ice cold. Fill two martini glasses and garnish them with a lemon twist.

Trending Martini Recipes for your Martini Bar

Let’s review a few recipes for the Martini cocktails that are trending this year.

Purple Dragon Martini

You will need 3oz vodka; 1 1/2oz cranberry juice; 1/2oz blue Curacao liqueur; 1/2oz sweet and sour mix; 1/2oz of 7-Up and 2-3 ice cubes.

Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor for 20 to 30 seconds on high speed. Salt the rim of your martini glass, pour and enjoy!

Purple Dragon Martini. Doesn't it look gorgeous?

Purple Dragon Martini. Doesn’t it look gorgeous?

Triple Berry Martini Recipe

The Triple Berry Martini tastes great, is beautiful, and easy to prepare. Mix 1 cup Pomegranate juice; 2 small chunks of dry ice; 3 oz of Chambord black raspberry liqueur; and 3 oz of Strawberry vodka. Shake and serve on a chilled Martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.

Triple Berry Martini tastes great and it looks even better.

Triple Berry Martini tastes great and it looks even better.




Jalapeño Peach Martini Recipe

For a Jalapeño Peach Martini you will need 2oz good quality vodka; ½ oz of dry vermouth; 2oz of peach nectar; and 6 thin slices of fresh jalapeño. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients, shake gently for about 10 seconds. Pour through the strainer into a chilled martini glass.

Jalapeño Peach Martini. Try one and you're hooked!

Jalapeño Peach Martini. Try one and you’re hooked!

Blue Lemon Martini Recipe

Ingredients 3 ounces of gin; 1/2 ounce dry vermouth; 1 teaspoon Blue Curaçao; 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Add all the ingredients to shaker which has been half filled with ice. Shake until chilled, strain and pour into martini glasses.

Blue lemon Martini recipe. A perfect fit for beach, modern or industrial weddings.

Blue lemon Martini recipe. A perfect fit for beach, modern or industrial weddings.

French Pear Martini

Simple and sophisticated, the French Pear Martini has a light, floral taste. This delightful drink features pear vodka, St. Germain, and sparkling wine. This recipe serves one.

The French Pear Martini can work for any celebration style from formal dinner to brunch weddings.

The French Pear Martini can work for any celebration style from formal dinner to brunch weddings.

1 Superfine sugar

1 Champagne

1 1/2 oz Pear vodka

1 1/2 oz St. germain elderflower liqueur

Rim a cocktail glass with superfine sugar. Pour the liquors into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass. Top with Champagne.

The Ostentatious Pornstar Martini

The Pornstar Martini is a Vodka based drink with fruity, sweet and sour cocktail ingredients and a vanilla aroma. One of the trendiest martini drinks this year, here’s the recipe for those who love passionfruit!

Pornstar Martini or Passionfruit Martini. Find out how to make one in minutes.

Pornstar Martini or Passionfruit Martini. Find out how to make one in minutes.

Ingredients

1 shot glass of Brut Champagne

1 tbsp Lemon juice, fresh

1/2 tbsp passionfruit syrup

1/2 tbsp Sugar syrup

1 measure | 25ml | .8fl oz passionfruit liqueur

3 Fresh passionfruit

Fill a Martini glass with crushed ice to chill. Add in the passion fruit, sugar syrup, passion fruit liqueur, and lemon juice into a shaker and shake the cocktail. Empty your Martini glass and strain in the drink, then garnish with the passion fruit. Serve with a shot glass of Brut Champagne.

Discover what Martinis are trending today: Pornstar martini.

Discover what Martinis are trending today: Pornstar martini.

Espresso Martini: Shaken, Not Stirred

The Espresso Martini was created in London’s Soho in the 80’s and with modern day’s obsession with coffee it is as popular as ever. you will need 50ml vodka; 35ml coffee liqueur; 25ml espresso; and ice.

Pour the vodka, coffee liqueur and espresso into a cocktail shaker. Now add some ice to the shaker and close it. Shake it until the ice breaks. Strain the martini into a martini glass through a sieve to create the foam. Garnish with a few coffee beans and serve.

Espresso Martini. shaken not stirred.

Espresso Martini. shaken not stirred.

Are you ready to build your make-your-own Martini bar for your wedding reception? 😉 Or would you like to see a few more recipes?

Salted Caramel Martini Recipe. 2 parts Rum Chata, 1 part caramel flavored vodka, sea salt or table salt. Rim glass with caramel. Shake ingredients with ice and strain into salted martini glass *optional* drizzle caramel in bottom of glass.

Salted caramel Martini. Make this into a Mocktini and all your guests will be delighted.

Salted Caramel Martini Recipe: 2 parts Rum Chata, 1 part caramel flavored vodka, sea salt or table salt. Rim glass with caramel. Shake ingredients with ice and strain into salted martini glass *optional* drizzle caramel in bottom of glass.

Disney's Godiva chocolate Martini. Sinfully magical. 1 Chocolate syrup; 1 Ice, cracked; 1 oz Creme de cacao, dark; 1 oz Godiva chocolate liqueur; 1 oz Stole vanilla vodka; 1 oz Frangelico.

Disney’s Godiva chocolate Martini. Sinfully magical.

Disney’s Godiva Chocolate Martini: 1 Chocolate syrup; 1 Ice, cracked; 1 oz Creme de cacao, dark; 1 oz Godiva chocolate liqueur; 1 oz Stole vanilla vodka; 1 oz Frangelico.

Extra-Dirty Martini.

Extra-Dirty Martini.

S'Mores Martini. Super yum! Marshmallows and Graham crackers. Who knew you could eat a drink!

S’Mores Martini. Super yum! Marshmallows and Graham crackers. Who knew you could eat a drink!

The caramel apple martini is a simple fall inspired cocktail made with salted caramel vodka, sour apple liqueur and apple cider.

The caramel apple martini is a simple fall inspired cocktail made with salted caramel vodka, sour apple liqueur and apple cider.

Jack Frost cocktail for winter weddings! Vodka, pineapple juice, blue curacao and cream of coconut create the most delicious, beautiful and festive cocktail!

Jack Frost cocktail for winter weddings! Vodka, pineapple juice, blue curacao and cream of coconut create the most delicious, beautiful and festive cocktail!

The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini. Remember to only use table or kosher salt and water for the glass rim (no margarita salt or lime, please!)

The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini. Remember to only use table or kosher salt and water for the glass rim (no margarita salt or lime, please!)

Martini Royale. Just the name Martini has a classy ring about it, but adding Prosecco makes it even more decadent.

Martini Royale. Just the name Martini has a classy ring about it, but adding Prosecco makes it even more decadent.

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How to Plan a Boho Wedding: A Trend That’s Here to Stay

Carefree, laid-back, free-spirited and romantic. If you would like to plan a boho wedding, here are a few ways to incorporate this trend into your celebration.

Hanging bottles and flowers for an outdoor Boho ceremony. Find out how to plan a boho wedding!

Hanging bottles and flowers for an outdoor Boho ceremony.

Romantic, relaxed and unexpected. The boho wedding draws influences from hippie culture, mixed in with gypsy and vintage elements. A trend that started a few years ago and became a classic. What is the bohemian style and how do we plan the boho wedding of our dreams?

What is a boho wedding?

A bohemian styled theme or boho wedding is one that obeys no rules, as shown by its freedom of expression and frugality. An eclectic mix of hippie, ethnic and gypsy styles revealed by simple, artsy and adventurous touches.

Why is the Bohemian wedding theme so popular?

First, a lot of couples identify with the simple, anything goes, DIY filled style of a boho wedding. It allows for many ways to personalize a wedding.

Second, because of its frugality, it adjust to even the smallest of budgets. Couples nowadays are more budget-conscious. Savvy-brides know that they can plan a boho wedding on a tight budget.

The good thing about the Bohemian style is that brides can pick either a Boho vintage, Beachy Boho, Boho Chic, Wanderlust or Woodland themes according to what fits their personality best.

Third, being loaded with textures, prints, and the beauty of simplicity and freedom of spirit, no other style compares.

Carefree boho chic bride with a stunning wildflower bouquet.

Carefree boho chic bride with a stunning wildflower bouquet.

How to Plan a Boho Wedding: The 6 Key Elements

A cool boho wedding is non-traditional, has a sense of adventure, and gives you a memorable wedding without the stress of a high-maintenance reception.

The first thing you have to do, is define your inspiration. What does Boho mean to you and your partner? Do you see flower crowns and a garden setting? Do you dream of sunny beaches and waves crashing behind you? A reception outdoors under the stars with a campfire? Or are you leaning towards an embroidered Moroccan style?

Once the inspiration has been defined, pick from one or more of these elements to plan your Boho wedding.

There's a lot of photobooths out there on the wedding market, but this one does it in boho style.

There’s a lot of photobooths out there on the wedding market, but this one does it in boho style.

Bohemian style wedding cake with succulents and flowers.

Bohemian style wedding cake with succulents and flowers.

1Plan a Boho Wedding with Flower Power!

Flower crowns are definitely a synonym of a bohemian bride. Although nothing says, 70s like crystal hair accessories. To keep it frugal, make sure to pick wild flowers for your hair, bridal bouquets, centerpieces and, of course, expect a flower explosion on your wedding cake. Adorn your tables with greenery and flower garlands as the most original table runners!

Romantic and boho floral crown and bridal bouquet with eucalyptus leaves. Wedding photographer: Mandi Nelson Photography.

Romantic and boho floral crown and bridal bouquet with eucalyptus leaves. Wedding photographer: Mandi Nelson Photography.




2Loose, comfortable, and fluid wedding outfits

Fabrics like lace and organza are a wonderful choice for the boho bride’s dress. Meanwhile the groom can wear comfy khakis and a white shirt or a more polished but still unconventional linen suit. For an even more informal look, think of Dashikis, Indian clothes and peasant blouses, vests, fringes and the whole range of gypsy styled clothing!

For beachy boho brides, welcome going barefoot! We have seen some very cute sandals that protect the bottom of your feet and barely cover them. If you are going country, feel free to don a pair of cowgirl boots.

Take full advantage of the mismatched bohemian vibe for your bridesmaids. It will make it affordable for them to fit your reception style!

Such amazing boho wedding dresses, the lace, the neckline, simply remarkable. Nothing like the boho dress trend to make a bride feel comfortable and romantic.

Such amazing boho wedding dresses, the lace, the neckline, simply remarkable. Nothing like the boho dress trend to make a bride feel comfortable and romantic. Claire Pettibone.

3How to Plan a Boho Wedding: Au Natural!

A natural makeup look is the best ally of the boho bride. A touch of lip gloss, great base coverage and some pink tones for your cheeks and you’re ready for your big day! Opt for letting your locks loose, braid them and, for those who can, let your afro shine. Add a simple hair accessory like a flower crown, or a vintage hair clip that could be your “something borrowed” for the wedding.

A thoughtfully styled bohemian wedding. Lovely boho floral bridesmaids dresses.

A thoughtfully styled bohemian wedding. Lovely boho floral bridesmaids dresses.

4Boho wedding decor: Feel free to mix and match!

Don’t be afraid to combine different colors, sets, and styles of chairs, centerpieces, tableware, pillows and textured blankets. Floating candle centerpieces, macrame ceremony backdrops, greenery wreaths, or simply group four or five pillar candles on a very rustic wooden slab to get that boho wedding vibe.

Vivacious garden boho wedding ideas. Gather a couple of buckets, candles, flowers and you have an original and carefree decor for your big day. Check out this article to plan a boho wedding!

Vivacious garden boho wedding ideas. Gather a couple of buckets, candles, flowers and you have an original and carefree decor for your big day.

5Show your love for Mother-Earth and go local on your wedding menu

Choose catering companies that serve non-traditional food for the wedding. The boho trend is towards food-trucks, buffet styled or BBQ-styled receptions. You can also show your commitment to saving the planet by hiring a farm-to-table caterer (check out this article to learn more about it).

An artistic, carefree, and a relaxed boho vibe is reflected on the ice cubes. Easy to make. Just add a few flowers to the ice tray. More ideas on how to plan a boho wedding!

An artistic, carefree, and a relaxed boho vibe is reflected on the ice cubes. Easy to make. Just add a few flowers to the ice tray.

6Get inspired by nature and the outdoors

Let nature become your wedding decor. Nothing more affordable than that, right? Mountains, oceans, and eternal beaches are a magnificent background for a boho wedding. And so are whimsical gardens, forests and parks.

Romantic outdoor pink and red flower Boho wedding ceremony decor via Amy Burke Designs.

Romantic outdoor pink and red flower Boho wedding ceremony decor via Amy Burke Designs.

And finally, here is a collection of fabulous photos and ideas to inspire you to plan a boho wedding!

A Bohemian floral garland never looked so good! Ideas to incorporate your pet to your wedding.

A Bohemian floral garland never looked so good! Ideas to incorporate your pet to your wedding.

Do you macrame? Lovely and very boho ceremony backdrop. Macrame is a unique and beautiful knotted piece of art that looks amazing hanging inside of an indoor or outdoor venue.

Do you macrame? Lovely and very boho ceremony backdrop. Macrame is a unique and beautiful knotted piece of art that looks amazing hanging inside of an indoor or outdoor venue.

Adorable centerpieces in blue for a boho wedding.

Adorable centerpieces in blue for a boho wedding.

Boho wedding dreamcatcher.

Boho wedding dreamcatcher. (Here)

Laser cut bohemian spring flower wedding invitations.

Laser cut bohemian spring flower wedding invitations (BYWWS085).

This handsome boho boutonniere features neutral feathers, a bronze-tone arrow, and a rustic twine wrap. So handsome, and loaded with bohemian charm.

This handsome boho boutonniere features neutral feathers, a bronze-tone arrow, and a rustic twine wrap. So handsome, and loaded with bohemian charm.

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24 Ingenious Ways To Make Candle & Lighted Centerpieces for Wedding Receptions

Check out these creative and affordable ideas to make candle and lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions. Light up your centerpieces to take them to an entirely new level!

An ingenious way to make candle & lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions. Food coloring and floating candles plus dollar store flowers and LED lights.

An ingenious way to make candle & lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions. Food coloring and floating candles plus dollar store flowers and LED lights.

Savvy brides know that stretching a wedding budget means having to DIY a few ceremony details. Nothing is easier to make and has a more stunning effect than lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions. Let’s grab a hold of a few candles, LED lights, glow-sticks, florals and water and create lighted centerpieces that will rock your wedding! Read this!

How to Pick your Lighted Centerpieces for Wedding Receptions: This is What Professionals Do

First things first. Make sure the lighted centerpieces are a match for the wedding venue and your taste and budget. Don’t fall in love with candlelight asking your ceremony and reception locations if they allow real candles or not! (But don’t despair! You just may have to opt for flameless candles.) Or with those romantic string market lights wrapped over your outdoor tables if the venue does not have enough electrical outlets – or they are too far apart – to achieve the look without shelling out beaucoup des bucks on a custom electrical installation.

If you plan on DIYing your entire wedding, try to avoid flowers for the centerpieces. You will not have enough time to make them all and have them look perfect in the few days before the wedding. Prepare them well in advance so you don’t have to worry and you can make a couple of them as practice. Test their wow factor by hosting a small dinner at home and show off your lighted centerpieces – but don’t fish for compliments. 😉

Pin spots are tiny beams of light to illuminate centerpieces, wedding cakes, etc. If your centerpiece primarily consists of candles or lights, pin spots aren’t necessary. So, there’s a little additional savings associated with picking lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions!

Check out these lighted birch branches on a stand. They carry 150 battery LED lights.

Check out these lighted birch branches on a stand. They carry 150 battery LED lights.

How To Make Your Lighted Centerpieces Look Like A Million Bucks with LED Lighting

Durable and compact, LED lights have paved the way for creative lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions. These stunningly affordable LED centerpiece ideas can inject a new dimension to your wedding decor that your guests will surely enjoy.

So, what is LED light? Short for “light-emitting diode,” these LED lights are more energy-efficient than regular lightbulbs and they don’t get as hot. They can also be wireless, which makes them even more discreet. LED lights are great for color changes and vibrant hues and when added to floral arrangements for luminous stems they will double as décor and mood lighting. You can buy them at the Home Depot, Amazon or at any light fixture store near you.

Create a tall and unique LED lighted centerpiece with luminous branches. Embed the LEDs at the ends of the branches to create a discreet lighting effect. Another idea is to glue crepe paper flowers to the branch creating the illusion of illuminated cherry blossoms. And don’t forget to have some fun with ’90s-style glow sticks! 🙂

Cool and affordable lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions. The step by step on the blog!

Cool and affordable lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions.

Fairylights even look pretty on the outside of a vase. Wired Fairy Lights by MarylinJ.

Fairylights even look pretty on the outside of a vase. Wired Fairy Lights by MarylinJ.

Great idea for an alternative wedding centerpiece. Weddings can use lots of lighting to bring a little extra sparkle!

Great idea for an alternative wedding centerpiece. Weddings can use lots of lighting to bring a little extra sparkle!




Candle Centerpieces: Stunningly Romantic & Affordable DIYs

So, your wedding venue allows you to use real candles, huh? Is there something more romantic than candlelight, ever? Pillars, tapers, votives, tea-lights are a great way to save money on wedding centerpieces! Check out these extremely affordable DIYs!

Alternating votive and taper candles is both beautiful and practical, allowing guests to interact across this simply chic reception table. The cylindrical vases will protect the candles from accidentally falling.

Alternating votive and taper candles is both beautiful and practical, allowing guests to interact across this simply chic reception table. The cylindrical vases will protect the candles from accidentally falling.

Inspiration for a table setting. Go outdoors and find some stones! Fill glass hurricanes with pillar candles for the same romantic effect.

Inspiration for a table setting. Go outdoors and find some stones! Fill glass hurricanes with pillar candles for the same romantic effect.

DIY candle holder: Hot glue twigs to a Dollar Tree glass votive. Let it dry. Add a flameless pillar candle. Voilá!

DIY candle holder: Hot glue twigs to a Dollar Tree glass votive. Let it dry. Add a flameless pillar candle. Voilá!

Bark heart lanterns are perfect for rustic weddings. You can get these candle holders at your local home decor store.

Bark heart lanterns are perfect for rustic weddings. You can get these candle holders at your local home decor store.

Fantastic Lighted Floral Centerpieces with Water

Add a stunning glow of light to your table decor with lighted floral centerpieces immersed in water. Use the flowers to hide the submersible battery LED lights. Place the light at the bottom of the vase to illuminate the flowers above. You can then place a floating candle on top of the vase. Our advice: use table mirrors that you place under your vases to create reflections in your decor.

If you have chosen flowers with long stems, pick a tall cylindrical clear container, place a submersible led light at the bottom and cover it with fake crystals. The light will highlight the curve of the flower and create an original centerpiece.

Lighted floral centerpieces with floating candles and long stemmed flowers. Check out the DIY on the blog!

Lighted floral centerpieces with floating candles and long stemmed flowers.

Tall cylindrical vases with water and floating bright red or orange flowers and tea candles. Discover how to make these stunning lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions.

Tall cylindrical vases with water and floating bright red or orange flowers and tea candles. Discover how to make these stunning lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions.

Mix and match some floral and candle centerpieces for an awe-inspiring look for your big day. DIY wedding decorations that will help you create your dream day for a fraction of the cost of getting it done professionally.

Mix and match some floral and candle centerpieces for an awe-inspiring look for your big day. DIY wedding decorations that will help you create your dream day for a fraction of the cost of getting it done professionally.

More Outrageous Ideas For Your Lighted Centerpieces

Mason jar chandelier hanging centerpiece by BootsNGus, $185.00.

We hope you got some great inspiration with this article and got to pick your future lighted centerpieces. But we are warning you, learning how to make candle & lighted centerpieces can be addictive!

Clear vases, lighted branches and pine cones... sounds simple enough. ;)

Clear vases, lighted branches and pine cones… sounds simple enough. 😉

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Original and Best Wedding Wishes to Write on a Wedding Card

We’ve rounded up a collection of the best wedding wishes to write on your wedding card! Get inspired or copy away!

Put your gorgeous engagement portraits to good use with this easy multisided card box that lends itself well to any wedding style.

Put your gorgeous engagement portraits to good use with this easy multisided card box that lends itself well to any wedding style.

Engagement season is in full swing so it’s time to brush up on all the wedding wishes you’ll need to write inside those wedding cards soon. From casual wedding greetings to religious wedding wishes, we have your wedding cards covered.

How to Congratulate the Soon-To-Be Married Couple

It can be difficult to come up with something original to write on a wedding card that hasn’t been said a thousand times before. The old rule of thumb used to be “congratulate” the groom and offer the bride “best wishes.” Today, either one works, or you can choose a different sentiment that fits your relationship to the couple instead.

Whether you’re attending the wedding or not, it’s customary to send your well wishes to the soon-to-be married couple. If you’re attending the wedding, you can bring a card with you even if you already sent a gift in advance, or you can send a card before or after the wedding date.

Otherwise, you can mail it directly to the happy couple or hand it over in person on any occasion before the wedding.

What to Write on a Wedding Card

While there are no carved in stone rules for what needs to go on the card, there are some basic etiquette rules you can follow.

The most meaningful inscriptions are ones that were customized for the couple based on your personal relationship with them. Use or gather inspiration from these wedding wishes to ensure that your wedding card is heartfelt and treasured for years to come.

Remember that what you write in the wedding card will depend on your style, how well you know the couple and what your relationship with them is.

Wedding messages. What to write on a wedding card. A step-by-step simple plan for writing the perfect wedding wishes.

Wedding messages. What to write on a wedding card. A step-by-step simple plan for writing the perfect wedding wishes.

Formal Wedding Congratulations

For a couple you aren’t personally close with, more traditional wedding wishes are in order. There are still plenty of ways to make your formal greeting stand out. These are some great ideas for traditional wishes that are perfect for sweet and formal wedding cards.

  • “Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness.”
  • “Congratulations on your marriage.”
  • “Wishing you all the best as you begin your new lives together.”
  • May today be just the beginning of a lifetime of happiness together.

Best Casual Wishes to Write on a Wedding Card

Wedding card messages for family, friends, and close work associates are often more casual and allow you to express your feelings more freely.

You may have spent years of your life with this couple, and you’re as happy for them as they are with each other. This wedding card will mean a lot to them, so it is important to properly convey your emotions. Here are a few ways to show them how truly happy you are for them as they start a new chapter in their lives.

  • “So happy for you two!”
  • “Cheers to a fantastic couple!”
  • “All our best as you begin your marriage!”
  • You are two amazing people. Or, maybe I should say, one amazing couple. Congrats!
  • We’re so happy for you! May your lives be enriched by each other.
  • Congratulations! And thank you for letting us be part of your special day.
  • May you celebrate every day together the way you have celebrated today.
How to write a wedding card. And so the adventure begins....

How to write a wedding card. And so the adventure begins…. (get the card here)

How to Write Funny Wedding Wishes

Weddings aren’t all serious business. Funny wedding messages are appropriate as long as they’re in good taste and you know the couple’s sense of humor! A funny wedding greeting could even make your card stand out.

Funny wedding wishes are a great way to add your own personal style to the wedding card. Keep things light with these witty phrases perfect for a laid-back couple!

  • “Finally!”
  • “Congratulations and remember Happy Wife, Happy Life!”
  • There’s no backing out now! (I have a getaway car outside if you change your mind.)”
  • Here’s to limiting your options: ’til death do us part.’
  • Did you know sequoia trees live 1,300 years? If your marriage ever gets old, just be glad you’re not sequoias.

What to Write on a Wedding Card to a Close Family Member

When writing a wedding card for a close family member, go personal! Unless your relationship is tense, in which case you may want to go with a more general message. If you are the best of friends, let those feelings show. Mention some joyful memory from the past, something you admire in them, or quote one of their sayings! But above it all, don’t forget their better half!

  • From a parent – “This is a day we’ve been thinking of since you were just a little girl/boy. We’re thrilled you have a wonderful person like _______ to spend the rest of your life with.”
  • To a brother- or sister-in-law – “You’re the brother/sister I never had. Welcome to the family! We love you!”
  • The only thing that could make us more excited now is grandchildren!
Recipe for joyful living by torrie t. asai.

Recipe for joyful living by torrie t. asai.

How to Write the Best Wedding Wishes for a Friend

Wedding card greetings for a friend are more personal tone. Still, it’s best not to go overboard. Express your feelings, share a memory or go with a casual wedding wish but keep it classy! This is a keepsake!

  • “We’ve been friends our whole lives, and I’ve never been happier for you. Congratulations to you both!”
  • “I’ve watched my dear friend fall in love with a wonderful (man or woman), and I’m honored to stand with you today as you become husband and wife.”
  • We hope your wedding bliss fills you with as much happiness as it has for us. We love you both very much and congratulations.

When to Write a Religious Wedding Card

Not all couples are religious, but if you know religion is very important to the bride and groom, you may want to write a religious wedding card. Especially if you are religious too as it will sound more sincere and heart-felt.

  • “May God bless your marriage and your lives together.”
  • “Mazel Tov!”
  • Blessed is the one who created human beings. Bless the two of you. May you know it all–joy and struggle, beauty and sorrow, sweat, tears, solitude, companionship, laughter and ecstasy. May your marriage be strong enough to support you to experience whatever you must as you come to know yourselves and each other and to discover the entire range of your humanity in the process of soul making. (the Sheva Brachot)
  • You two are truly blessed. May the blessings continue for both of you. Congratulations on your wedding!
  • The strongest marriages are built on the strong foundation of our Lord.
  • We are praying that God guides you in your new adventure. May God pour out blessings on you both.
Two are better than one Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.

Two are better than one Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.

Original Wedding Wishes on Social Media Posts

If a card isn’t your style or you’ve already sent ahead a gift, posting on their social media timeline is a fun way to go. Social media well wishes can go from a simple “best wishes” to posting a memorable picture on their wall. Remember la abuela may be reading the post!




Best Belated Wedding Wishes

Forgetfulness happens to the best of us, especially if we cannot make the wedding. It’s late but send a card anyway for them to read after their honeymoon. You’ll get bonus points if you include a gift card!

  • “We’re sorry to have missed your special day, but we wish you a lifetime of happiness!”
  • “It’s never too late to congratulate you on your wedding and send our wishes for a happy life together!”

Funny engagement or wedding card by Nuts4Stampin. Congratulations card by AMTaylorArt.

Unique Wedding Wishes to Write on a Wedding Card

Combine some of the ideas above to your own inspiration to write the most unique wedding wish. If you’re still searching for that perfect congratulatory note, here are more wedding card ideas to help you get those creative juices flowing.

  • Marriage defies the rules of mathematics because one plus one equals one.
  • “Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” –Franklin P. Jones
  • “Husbands are like puppies… they need to be loved (and housebroken).”–Blake Flannery

In the end, there is no perfect formula for wishing the best to the people we care about. Be genuine, add your personal touch and we are certain it will be the best wedding card ever!

What to Write on a Wedding Card to a Daughter or Son.

What to Write on a Wedding Card to a Daughter or Son.

Wedding congratulations card. You tied the knot by PrintSmitten. Funny wedding card, Two is better than one and hand drawn wedding wishes by LoveNCreativity. Please, leave your wishes for the new Mr & Mrs wedding sign by oldecountrystrokes.

Best wedding wishes ever!

Best wedding wishes ever!

Charming cards for wedding wishes. Personalized stationary, cute cards and more...

Charming cards for wedding wishes. Personalized stationary, cute cards and more…

Congrats! Best Wishes! Enjoy!

Congrats! Best Wishes! Enjoy!

Funny wedding wishes for close friends.

Funny wedding wishes for close friends.




Original wedding wishes. Cute rustic wooden box to collect your wedding cards | Happily ever after and to my mom cards

Original wedding wishes. Cute rustic wooden box to collect your wedding cards by CountryBarnBabe | Happily ever after and to my mom cards by DevonDesignCo.

Funny wedding wishes: Chocolate Card | Congratulations card with Soy Sauce

Funny wedding wishes: Chocolate Card by WhatACardCards | Congratulations card with Soy Sauce by Nuts4Stampin.

The Apache Wedding blessing.

The Apache Wedding blessing.

Watercolor Card for wedding wishes!

Watercolor Card for wedding wishes! By ShelbyNickelDesigns.

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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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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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Unique Bridesmaid Gifts To Show Your BFFs How Much You Appreciate Them

We rounded up a collection of bridesmaid gifts for all brides and budgets. Check out these fun, fabulous, special & pretty gift ideas to thank your bridesmaids for being there for you.

They have done so much for you. They have been there on the happy and on the stressful times. It’s time to show them a token of your appreciation. It’s so important to let these girls know how much they mean to you — and how much you appreciate their willingness to help you. We hope these ideas will help you choose the perfect bridesmaid gifts for your BFFs.

Lovely gifts for the bridesmaids. We rounded up a collection of bridesmaid gifts for all budgets. Check out these fun, fabulous, special & pretty gift ideas to thank your bridesmaids.

Lovely gifts for the bridesmaids.

 

 

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas for the Ladies in Your Wedding Party to Wear at the Reception

On this day and age, it is very common for bridesmaids to wear mismatched outfits. This is a bridesmaid gift that will tie the look of your helpful bunch. Your bridesmaids can show this sterling silver friendship necklace with an infinity charm off at the wedding and for many years after.

Sterling silver friendship necklace with an infinity charm as bridesmaid gifts.

Sterling silver friendship necklace with an infinity charm as bridesmaid gifts.(US$21.00)

If you are hosting a boho wedding, these bohemian style mint green, blue and gold chandelier earrings could fit the occasion. Made from metal alloy, opals, rhinestones and pearls, it is 1.97” in length. US$24.00 (SALE!)

Bridesmaid gift ideas. If you are hosting a boho wedding, these bohemian style mint green, blue and gold chandelier earrings could fit the occasion.

Bohemian style mint green gold chandelier earrings. US$24.00

Or how about a gold leaf hair accessory for your bridesmaids?

Romantic or vintage wedding? How about a gold leaf hair accessory for your bridesmaids?

Romantic or vintage wedding? How about a gold leaf hair accessory for your bridesmaids? (US$30.00 two clips per set)

Dancing all night becomes more fun when your feet are comfy in a pair of bridesmaid’s flats!!!

The perfect treat for your bridesmaids' feet.

The perfect treat for your bridesmaids’ feet.

We are loving the fun pops of bright yellow on these personalized converse sneakers in this awesome wedding DIY. Photo credit: Ryan Nicole Photography.

We are loving the fun pops of bright yellow on these personalized converse sneakers in this awesome wedding DIY. Photo credit: Ryan Nicole Photography.

Personalized Bridesmaid Gifts (or not!) to Surprise Your BFFs

We are in love with these bracelets! Write a note to your bridesmaids and it will be reproduced on a bracelet with your own handwriting and doodles! They come in silver, 925 sterling silver and 18K gold filled – basically, the stuff real jewelry is made of. 😉 What better way to show appreciation than super personalized bridesmaid gifts? AshleeArtis store – Te quiero bracelet photo. Starts at US$47.00 each.

What better way to show appreciation than a super personalized bridesmaid gift?

What better way to show appreciation than a super personalized bridesmaid gift? Starts at US$47.00 each.

Kimonos, robes, anything silk will be a favorite. Check out these incredibly soft bridesmaid robe sets. Free shipping worldwide!!

Bridesmaids' gift ideas: robes!!

Bridesmaids’ gift ideas: robes!!




If your budget allows for these alpaca throws from Swell Forever, go ahead and indulge! And get one more, just for you! Personalized messages stitched into every blanket. Starts at $85 ($240 for the one the picture)

The Alpaca Forever Blanket Collection from Swell Forever. American made and it supports adoption.

The Alpaca Forever Blanket Collection from Swell Forever. American made and it supports adoption.

Personalized hangers always come in handy on wedding preparations. Why not give your bridesmaids their own personalized hangers?

Personalized hangers. Personalized bridesmaid hangers engraved by DelovelyDetails. Using lush ribbon and sparkly sequin trim - Photo Gillian Ellis Photography. Keep track of your bridesmaids dresses by giving them a cute personalized hanger.

Personalized hangers. Personalized bridesmaid hangers engraved by DelovelyDetails. Using lush ribbon and sparkly sequin trim – Photo Gillian Ellis Photography. Keep track of your bridesmaids dresses by giving them a cute personalized hanger.

 

 

Who doesn’t love a hoodie? This monogrammed hoodie ($29.99) is absolutely adorable as a bridesmaid gift (or for just the two of you). Choose the color for the hoodie and drawstring separately, here is where you can leverage your wedding colors, and add your very own monogram design. It comes in most sizes: from XS to XL. Dog not included 😉

Who doesn’t love a monogrammed hoodie?

Who doesn’t love a monogrammed hoodie?

Personalized bridesmaid gifts DIY ideas. Because you don’t always have to break the bank, especially if you are on the crafty side.

A cute shirt and a Clorox bleach gel pen is all you will need to make a bleach bride t-shirt. Why not make one for each of your bridesmaids?

A cute shirt and a Clorox bleach gel pen is all you will need to make a bleach bride t-shirt. Why not make one for each of your bridesmaids?

Easy DIY idea on how to make your bridesmaids these darling mini-crate gifts of mini-wine bottles!

Easy DIY idea on how to make your bridesmaids these darling mini-crate gifts of mini-wine bottles!

DIY for the bridesmaids, cause I know some mine are going to want these.

DIY for the bridesmaids, cause I know some mine are going to want these.

Easy way to personalize totes for your bridesmaids.

Easy way to personalize totes for your bridesmaids.

Adorable Gifts to Help you Propose to your Bridesmaids

Ok, so you haven’t asked your friends to be your bridesmaids yet. No problem. Here are some of our favorite creative ideas to help you propose to your bridesmaids and share a special moment while at it!

Original bridesmaid gifts in a box. These small diorama boxes will do the job for you. They are so very cute you will have a hard time giving them away as planned. ($20.42)

Will you be my bridesmaid box. Sweet and adorable!

Will you be my bridesmaid box. Sweet and adorable!

How about this “Will you be my bridesmaid” handkerchief to help them dry out their tears of joy? ($18.15)

Will you be my bridesmaid handkerchief.

Will you be my bridesmaid handkerchief.

Scratch but not sniff adorable will you be my bridesmaid card ($5.11)

Scratch but not sniff adorable will you be my bridesmaid card.

Scratch but not sniff adorable will you be my bridesmaid card.

Fun and delightful ways to ask your BFFs to be your bridesmaids!

A beautiful way to present your bridesmaids' jewelry gifts.

A beautiful way to present your bridesmaids’ jewelry gifts.

Creative ways to propose to your bridesmaids. Wrap a candle with your question!

Creative ways to propose to your bridesmaids. Wrap a candle with your question!

How to ask your friends to be your bridesmaids or MOH.

How to ask your friends to be your bridesmaids or MOH.

Pop the question to your BFFs with this fun mug.

Pop the question to your BFFs with this fun mug.

Cute and aww-worthy ways to ask your BFFs to be your bridesmaids! The classic “Will you be my bridesmaid?” box! Get inspired by these creative ideas and make your very own.

Bridesmaid gifts box ideas. Champagne included!

Bridesmaid gifts box ideas. Champagne included!

Bridesmaids gift boxes: Fun, fabulous, special & pretty gift ideas to thank your bridesmaids!

Bridesmaids gift boxes: Fun, fabulous, special & pretty gift ideas to thank your bridesmaids!

Bridesmaid invitation boxes you can do yourself. Just pick your favorite makeup, lotions, moisturizers and nail polish!

Bridesmaid invitation boxes you can do yourself. Just pick your favorite makeup, lotions, moisturizers and nail polish!

DIY glitter champagne bridesmaid proposal box! Are you ready to pop the question?

DIY glitter champagne bridesmaid proposal box! Are you ready to pop the question?

Unique bridesmaid gifts. How about making your very own "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" boxes?

Unique bridesmaid gifts. How about making your very own “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” boxes?

Will You Be My Bridesmaid Gift Ideas!

Will You Be My Bridesmaid Gift Ideas!

Gather your girls together for a fun gift-giving party or deliver them individually. We wish that these unique bridesmaid gifts will help you make the moment even more meaningful!

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Unforgettable Chocolate Fountain Ideas For Weddings: Bringing Sexy Back

Are you thinking of having waterfalls of chocolate at your wedding? Check out this fabulous chocolate fountain ideas for your wedding and ¡indulge!

Chocolate fountain ideas for weddings. What's the magic allure of these chocolatey waterfalls? Could it be the sharing aspect? Find out!

Chocolate fountain ideas for weddings. What’s the magic allure of these chocolatey waterfalls? Could it be the sharing aspect? Find out!

Nothing is more sexy than delicious, pure chocolate. Pass these ideas onto your caterer of plain do them by yourself!

Unforgettable Chocolate Fountain Ideas for your Wedding

Strawberries are the perfect match for a chocolate fountain and even more so for triple-choc fountains; a white chocolate, a milk chocolate and a dark chocolate fountain, for the lover of pure chocolate bliss.

Finalize your chocolate fountain decor with some marshmallows (the children will love you for it) and your favorite flowers.

What do you think about this strawberry bouquet? It would look irresistible by the chocolate fountain at your wedding. It’s actually really easy to make! Assemble the strawberry bouquet inside a jug of lemon juice (a few slices of lemon and lime for a contrast of color and a dab of freshness), skew the strawberries on different sized wooden pins and voila!

Strawberry bouquet. Gorgeous! Would look great sitting next to a chocolate fountain. Check out the DIY!!

Strawberry bouquet. Gorgeous! Would look great sitting next to a chocolate fountain.

So many chocolate fountain ideas, it's hard to choose.

So many chocolate fountain ideas, it’s hard to choose.

If your wedding is held in a garden, this decorative chocolate fountain idea is pure genius and also really simple to do. Using a rectangular sponge, add strawberries with skewers and cover it completely.

If your wedding is held in a garden, this decorative chocolate fountain idea is pure genius and also really simple to do. Using a rectangular sponge, add strawberries with skewers and cover it completely.

Strawberry bouquets for chocolate fountains.

When choosing chocolate for your fountain, make sure it has a taste and texture to your liking. Set a budget to help you decide what type of chocolate to buy. Keep in mind that high quality chocolates are easier to melt and to clean.

Decadent & delicious chocolate fountain ideas guaranteed to delight your guests!

Decadent & delicious chocolate fountain ideas guaranteed to delight your guests!

Use chocolate coloring oil with white fountain chocolate for a colored fountain.

Use chocolate coloring oil with white fountain chocolate for a colored fountain.




Strawberry Christmas tree centerpiece for the chocolate fountain.

Strawberry Christmas tree centerpiece for the chocolate fountain.

Chocolate fountains can be a great addition to any wedding. When presented with the right variety of dipping foods, you can offer a wide selection of desserts that appeal to all your guests.

Remember to test (without chocolate) and clean the chocolate fountain before the big day.

Gold and pink chocolate fountain ideas. Add a little glam to your dessert table.

Gold and pink chocolate fountain ideas.

Chocolate fountain ideas: dipping food

Ready to dip into your chocolate fountain? Pretzel sticks with marshmallows. They’re original, easy, fast to prepare, and you won’t need skewers!! 🙂

8 things that are great dipped in chocolate. Yummy!! Pretzel sticks with marshmallows. They’re original, easy, fast to prepare, and you won’t need skewers!! :)

8 things that are great dipped in chocolate. Yummy!!

Chocolate fountain ideas: dipping food. Chocolate dipped oreos!! Woohoo!!

Chocolate fountain ideas: dipping food. Chocolate dipped oreos!! Woohoo!!

Another great combination that allows your guests to enjoy their dessert by itself or dipped in chocolate are little squares of cheesecake on a stick. Delightfully sinful, isn’t it?

A delicious chocolate fountain could be your dessert table centerpiece.

Chocolate fountain ideas. Surrounded by a huge array of tasty dipping ingredients, a chocolate fountain creates a focal point at your wedding and leave a lasting impression.

Chocolate fountain ideas. Surrounded by a huge array of tasty dipping ingredients, a chocolate fountain creates a focal point at your wedding and leave a lasting impression.

Fruits, sweets surround this incredible milk chocolate fountain. Add a romantic touch by covering the table with rose petals.

What do you think of a Parisian-style chocolate fountain for a black and white wedding? Cupcakes, crushed olive pasta with capers, anchovies in olive oil with goat cheese and tortilla chips, black bean and cheddar cheese soup, chocolate mousse, and the quintessential white chocolate martini.

Fruit cones for dipping in chocolate fountains. I think i would cover the whole thing with chocolate. ;)

Fruit cones for dipping in chocolate fountains. I think i would cover the whole thing with chocolate. 😉

How about a cream puff tower as dipping food for your chocolate fountain? Photography by rubyellen on Flickr.

How about a cream puff tower as dipping food for your chocolate fountain? Photography by rubyellen on Flickr.

A list of 13 chocolate fondue dipper ideas for your wedding.

A list of 13 chocolate fondue dipper ideas for your wedding.

Unforgettable Chocolate Fountain Ideas For Weddings: Bringing Sexy Back

Unforgettable Chocolate Fountain Ideas For Weddings: Bringing Sexy Back

Some dipping food ideas that work really well with chocolate fountains include sponge cake, merengue, dried peaches, sliced bananas, and strawberries. Cut the dipping items into mouth-sized bites. Make sure you dry the washed fruit so that guests can smother them in chocolate without it dripping off. Chocolate does not stick to water.

A chocolate fountain to dream about at the Chula Vista Resort.

A chocolate fountain to dream about at the Chula Vista Resort.

Chocolate fountain dipping items display idea. Have fruits and yummies already speared with kabob skewers.

Chocolate fountain dipping items display idea. Have fruits and yummies already speared with kabob skewers.

Isn't it perfect for a garden wedding? A strawberry topiary for your choco fountain. A classic.

Isn’t it perfect for a garden wedding? A strawberry topiary for your choco fountain. A classic.

A bit of trivia on chocolate fountains for weddings

Did you know that the biggest chocolate fountain in the world can be found at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas? It’s 27-feet tall and it’s located on the first floor of the Bellagio inside Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie. This incredible fountain pushes through 2100 lbs. of chocolate at a rate of 120 quarts a minute!

The world's largest chocolate fountain. Photography by M.Paparazzo on Flickr.

The world’s largest chocolate fountain. Photography by M.Paparazzo on Flickr.

A 27-foot tall chocolate fountain. Is this sufficient inspiration for your wedding?

A 27-foot tall chocolate fountain.

Which of these chocolate fountain ideas for your wedding did you like the best?

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