posted by Shannon The strangest thing about being a special event floral designer is you are expected to be creative on-command. It can be…
I would like to introduce you to our photographer, Charleton Churchill. I stumbled on to his blog when he was just starting out as a full time photographer and I wasn’t even thinking about planning a wedding yet. I have thought from the very beginning that his artistic skills with a camera are amazing and he was the first person we hired when we got engaged.
Have you checked out the post by Amber about her tea staining paper doily adventures? Fun and easy! She was nice enough to send over a round up of projects involving paper doilies.
If you are anything like me, you love DIY projects that require very little set-up, and even fewer supplies. If it requires me to special order a part or piece on-line, or make trips to five different stores for the right supplies… it probably isn’t going to happen any time soon. That simple fact is why I love paper projects. Who doesn’t have paper lying around?
One of the small details one runs into when planning a wedding in an out of the way location is making sure everyone arrives to that location with minimal u-turns and stops at the gas station to ask for directions. While checking the directions given on the usual mapping sites (lets face it, we’ve all been given wrong instructions on how to arrive at our destination) I came across Bing.com Destination Maps.
Not all of your wedding guests will be oenophiles and expect to be delicately swirling a mouthful of 2007 Opus One as they discuss how lovely you, the bride looked in your vintage Chantilly lace gown. The average wedding guest just wants to get their buzz on! In this case, the cost per bottle of wine becomes important. Especially when you are trying to quench the thirst of 150 wedding guests.
So in my HOURS of research on all thing wedding related, the thing I have been most surprised about is how much things cost. All things. I was so naïve about how much money goes into each portion of a wedding. But regardless of the reason for my surprise, I have been looking for ways to save pennies any where I can. One of the ways that I have saved some money is by making our own save the dates.
One of the projects I plan on starting this week is to work on our wedding favors. In my opinion wedding favors should have meaning behind them. I don’t think they should be just some cheap little “gift” that you feel obligated to send your guests home with. Especially if most people are going to take that gift home and throw it away or put it in the junk drawer.
Colourlovers is my new favorite time suck. Check it:
Make your own color palettes to inspire your wedding. You can do this by browsing the millions of palettes, colors and patterns made by other Colourlovers.
Wedding favors are an easy and fun project you can do yourself to add to the decor of your guest tables while also giving your guests a sweet gift.