Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Have you ever been to a Halloween themed wedding? What kinds of things did you like/not like about it?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Perfect Weddings Don't Exist

I know everyone aspires to have the perfect wedding dress, the perfect wedding ceremony, the perfect wedding flowers, the perfect wedding reception etc..etc.. But the truth is there is no such thing as a perfect wedding. I’m gonna let you in on a little secret...even if you hire the most amazing wedding planner, and assemble the most experienced team of vendors, and cross all your T's and dot all your I'*t will and does happen!

But why you ask? Cringing at the thought of an unruly guest trampling all over your perfectly laid out isle runner. Because no matter how big or small, weddings are complex, full scale productions with many moving pieces and lots of participants.

So relax, hold on to your sanity and quit obsessing about every little detail! At the end of the day, if you’re married, it was a great wedding.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Freebies-Chalkboard Printables

As you probably already know from scouring cross-eyed and dumbfounded through Pinterest and wedding blogs for inspiration, brides are loving everything chalkboard right now. Check out all these free (yes free) chalkboard printable goodies I’ve found for you.

Free chalkboard monogram sticker printables from The Elli blog. These stickers form a perfect match with their Chalkboard Charm Wedding Invitation set. Use these stickers on wedding favors, stationery and gifts for a personalized touch.

Free chalkboard fonts. These look great on invitations, menus, signs or anything else you want to put your spin on. Download them from Clementine Creative.

How cute would this look as your photo booth sign?! Uh, very…duh. Via No.2 Pencil.

Show ‘em where to sit using these free chalkboard table numbers. Via Rustic Wedding Chic.

It’s no secret that I’m a little obsessed with wedding signs (maybe it’s cause I’m always lost). I’ve actually dedicated an entire Pinterest board to them. Don’t laugh! (BTW I can hear you snickering in the background). That is why I LUV this freebie from It’s a nice size too!

For the photo op. The Elli Blog.

And finally…don’t forget to say gracias! The Elli blog.
Where did you find awesome free stuff for your wedding? Share in the comments below.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

4 Big Picture Decisions Every Bride Must Make

The secret to a beautiful wedding is a uniform look and color palette throughout the wedding d├ęcor and details. This may seem overwhelming at first, but the easiest way to approach it is by taking it one element at a time. Not sure where to start? Start by making these 4 big picture decisions:
  • Season (Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter)
  • Location (backyard, hotel, reception hall, garden, restaurant, etc...)
  • Time of day (morning, afternoon, evening)
  • Level of formality (very laid back, semi-formal, black tie)
Photo Credit: Pinterest

Tell me about your big picture wedding plans. Leave a comment below.