Doing your own floral centerpieces can be tough if you let it get too complicated. Here are some ideas for several easy centerpieces, which you can adapt to fit any theme or style. You can also find more ideas in the easy centerpieces section here. Enjoy! ~Bobette [youtube y9eznHxdieE nolink]
Reception Food and Decorations
Although the classic fairy tale wedding will always be in, new ideas surface each year, defining the “modern” wedding. 2012 is no different. “We are seeing couples move away from formal and traditional type weddings to fun, romantic, simple, casual, and unique weddings with a touch of formal and tradition,” notes TheWeddingReport.com. Put the emphasis on “unique” and “simple” and you have the makings for a personally intimate wedding. Do It Yourself (DIY) As people move away from “overdone” and pricey, DIY projects are more popular. Not only do they bring family and friends closer as all pitch in to […]
by Nicole Chireau In the first of this 2-part article, Nicole helps us understand the history and tradition of wedding favors. Wedding favors are as ancient a tradition as weddings themselves. As simple as candies or as elaborate as miniature golden carriages filled with rose petals, these token gifts for those who attend a wedding have become a big industry. These gifts, gestures, really, of appreciation to the guests from the marrying couple, are such a small detail, but can make such a large impact on those who receive them. In the past wedding favors were, on the whole, simpler objects, […]
Friday and Saturday only, Shindigz is offering their completely customize-able 18″x54″ Horizontal Vinyl Banners for only $5 each, with coupon code VSNDF6. Here’s how to get yours: (1) Click here to go to the vinyl wedding banners section. (2) Don’t freak out at the colors and fonts. Most are COMPLETELY customizable–colors, fonts, message, and image. (3) Choose a horizontal layout, then click the 18″ x 54″ size option. (4) Add to cart. (5) Follow steps to customize and personalize. (6) At checkout, use code VSNDF6 to get it for $5. Ready? Get started now.
by Jane Stans Publisher’s Note: Here, Jane Stans shares location ideas for your small-budget weddings. You can also decorate your venue very reasonably by searching online. Browse wedding decorations by price here (shop by different price ranges, merchants, or brand.) For couples that are thinking about having a very intimate wedding with only their closest friends and family in attendance, something simple will do. Instead of looking at massive churches, reception halls or ballrooms, your focus should be on small wedding venues. There are a number of venues that would be perfect for gatherings of up to 100 people. The […]
Make your own wedding centerpieces from clear glass vases filled with freeze-dried, silk or fresh rose petals, baby’s breathe, and/or other florals. For a lighted centerpiece, put a flameless candle at the center and surround with your choice of decor. Or, fill a vase with water and top with these floating water candles (safely fueled by vegetable oil). You can also surround your vase centerpiece with led lit tea lights, personalized candles, or wedding favors. Wedding favor ideas: plantable seed packets, chocolate coins, personalized candy bars, the previously mentioned rose petals, or cookies. You can get more ideas for wedding […]
This week American Bridal has an additional 20% off sitewide. Plus, personalized must-haves are on sale. Click here and use code absave20 at checkout to get your 20% off. Best-selling Personalized Beverage Napkins are only $13.95 per 100 before the 20% off. (Compare prices from nineteen wedding merchants at MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com here and you will see just how great a deal that is.) Click here to get the savings on the American Bridal beverage napkins and save up to 50% off other personalized reception decorations & favors. Plus, enjoy free shipping on orders $125+. For more wedding favor options, shop the […]
Every once in a while I run across something that hits me as incredibly nifty. That happened today. Did you know that you can actually customize M&Ms as favors for your wedding reception?! The M&M Mars people make it easy to order online… (1) Start by choosing from three shimmer colors (pearl, platinum, or gold), 17 other colors, or a mix. (2) Add your photo and/or a message on each side of your customized M&Ms. (3) Choose how you want them packed: bulk boxes, in various favor bags or tins, or in a gum ball-style dispenser. Try them now: MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com […]
The June 5th Party Deal of the Day is red canvas favor bags for $.99 (remember to get your additional 10% off through this link by using SZCJC9 in promo code box on first page of checkout). These bags, regular $2.49, are very large 7 1/2 ” high x 8 1/2″ wide. The offer changes daily (through the same link), so check back often for great deals.
Many of us are more budget-conscious these days, so thought I’d pass this along. Each day the wedding and party supply site Shindigz runs a different rock-bottom deal from their stock. Today, it’s 59% off 12-packs of white votive candles (great for DIY centerpieces). Check the Party Deal of the Day each day for different savings. And don’t forget to check out the Wedding Supplies and Favors section, where MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com customers save 10% by clicking this link and entering SZCJC9 in promo code box on first page of checkout (Good through end of 2009).
If you are looking to add a food-related twist to your wedding reception, consider finger food presentation. Go beyond plattered, tooth-picked tidbits. Bryan Young (owner of Bryan Young Catering Plus in Richmond Heights, Missouri), suggests serving hors d’oeuvres in barware (such as martini and shot glasses), on bamboo picks, or with edible spoons. Passed drinks are also a trend. Some couples serve a currently popular martini — such as appletinis, pomogranate, or other flavored varieties. Others match drinks to the culinary theme.