Wedding Finishing Touches & Unique Details

BY GUEST BLOGGER, GAIL OLIVER, AUTHOR OF 663 MUST-HAVE WEDDING IDEAS

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In my ebook, 663 Must-Have Wedding Ideas, I end with a section called, appropriately, finishing touches. Those unique little details you can add to your wedding ceremony and reception that will really leave your guests in awe! Below is just a small excerpt from my ebook:

 Set up a bench in front of a scenic area at your reception, like the wedding cake display, and have a friend or relative take guests photos (like a prom photo kind of idea). Include the photo in your thank you notes.

Use a camera cell phone to help far away friends and relatives experience your wedding in near real-time. Take a picture of the two of you leaving the church in your limo, post to your Facebook page or e-mail the photo and then call the recipient. You could use Skype as well.

 A yard of beaded trim is not expensive, usually about $2 and can be found in the notions section of any fabric or craft store. It’s an inexpensive way to dress up tablecloths, bridesmaids’ dresses, gloves, wraps, even place cards.

 To keep kids busy at an outdoor wedding, put them behind a lemonade stand to serve guests non-alcoholic drinks.

 It’s expensive (under $1,000), but as your guests exit the church, how cool would it be to hire a small plane to fly over head pulling a banner that reads, “Congratulations to John & Stephanie, Who Just Got Married!”

Have your musicians continue playing outside after the ceremony to keep the celebration going, until all guests have departed the church.

 Create life-size photo cutouts of the bride and groom and put them at the door of the reception hall. Makes for great photographs.

 For an outdoor wedding, set up intimate conversation areas by using small tent cabanas that can house 8 to 10 guests.

 Give each guest a roll of paper streamers, ribbons and balloons as they leave the church and encourage them to quickly decorate their cars.

 Be sure to have some snacks available (nothing that can spill or stain clothes) in the limousine for your wedding party, particularly when you go off to take your photos.

 Be sure to honor both sets of parents and serve them the first piece of wedding cake.

 Ask your guests to do something specific for the wedding. Maybe you want them all to wear white, or all the women to wear hats, or everyone to hold a candle during the service.

My ebook is available at my Etsy shop. I’ll be back next Monday with more ideas….until thenGail.

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Wedding Finds – January’s Deals & Steals

BY GUEST BLOGGER, GAIL OLIVER, AUTHOR OF 663 MUST-HAVE WEDDING IDEAS

Newly engaged? Well if you are looking for some great deals on wedding products, including dresses, décor and invitations, below are some of this month’s best steals and deals. All photos are linked to their products so just click.

Table Numbers

At BHLDN, these rustic table number bags have been marked down from $10 each to just $4 each.

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Bridesmaid Dresses

How gorgeous would your wedding party look in this cute, short blush dress? (also available in black) Just $89 at Piperlime.

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Table Confetti

This heart shaped confetti with “LOVE” on one side and love verses on the other side is $6 for 240 pieces. Scatter it on guest tables, down the aisle, inside wedding invites, at Lilac Coast Weddings on NotontheHighStreet.com.

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Décor

How great would this LOVE sign be behind the head table, hanging over the gift table  or on the back of the bride & groom chairs at the reception? (20” wide)  On sale for $25 at Pippins Gifts & Home Accessories on NotontheHighStreet.com.

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Bridal Shoes

This Badgley Mischka shoe is a best seller, now on for $129 at Piperlime, regular $245. The feather makes it a sexy bridal shoe!

 

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Invitations

This ornate new wedding invitation fron Wedding Paper Divas reminds me a bit of Will and Kate, but the good news it is on sale until January 8th at  15% (regular price for 100 cards is $179). Enter code winterwed.

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Bridesmaid Gifts

All your attendants would love this classic smokey grey clutch purse as a gift, regular $110 on for just $41 at Amazon.

 

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Table Décor

Having a rustic wedding? These birch bark vases are just $6 each (when you buy 3) at Save on Crafts . Perfect for centerpieces!

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Wedding Gown

Who says you can’t get a wedding dress for under $500. This beautiful sleeveless taffeta beaded dress from Shop Ruche is just $499.

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Wedding Veil

Of course you need a veil to go with the dress. Also from Shop Ruche this tulle bridal veil is just $56.99.

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Garlands & Backdrops

So many uses for these sola fabric flowers. You could string them together to make garlands, add to pew bows, make into bouquets, accents for wrapping wedding favors – it’s endless. 12 for $7.50 (regular $11) at Save on Crafts.

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There are over 200 amazing wedding finds in my ebook, 663 Must-Have Wedding Ideas, available at my Etsy shop. I’ll be back next Monday with more ideas… til then, Gail.

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COPYRIGHT 2012 © GAIL OLIVER, OLIVERINK

 

 

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10 Hottest Wedding Trends for 2013

TODAY’S POST IS BY GUEST BLOGGER, GAIL OLIVER, AUTHOR OF 663 MUST-HAVE WEDDING IDEAS

We hope you enjoyed our picks for the 10 Hottest Wedding Trends for 2013, profiled here at 3D-Memoirs over the last 2 months. In case you have forgotten some of them we decided to give you a quick wrap-up below. And remember, all of these picks have an associated Pinterest board giving you even more ideas!
(Missed any part of this series? No problem! Catch-up by simply clicking the trend title to view the original post AND clicking the Pinterest Board to check out all the amazing pins we found for the trend!)
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#1 – MINT WILL BE THE WEDDING COLOR TREND

Mint will be the color of choice for brides in 2013.


#2 – BIRDS WILL BE A HOT WEDDING TREND

Birds are everywhere in home decor right now and this will carry over into wedding decor.


#3 – PAPER LANTERNS WILL BE A HOT TREND

Paper Lanterns are inexpensive wedding decor and easy to embellish!


#4 – BRAIDS WILL BE A HOT WEDDING HAIR TREND

Braids are in every hot summer movies so they will be big for wedding hair styles in 2013.


#5 – LASER CUT DESIGNS WILL BE A HOT TREND

Eye-catching cut out designs will be seen on everything from invitations to dresses.



#6 – CHICKEN WIRE WLL BE A BIG RUSTIC WEDDING TREND

Move over burlap, this inexpensive farming material will be the hot rustic wedding decor item.

#7 – THE 1920’S WILL BE A WEDDING TREND IN 2013

The release of the Great Gatsby movie will bring this glitzy decade back into fashion, especially for weddings.

#8 – BACKDROPS WILL BE A HOT DECOR TREND

Whether it is for the photo booth, the dessert table or behind the head table, the possibilities for backdrops are endless!

 


#9 – GARLANDS WILL BE HOT IN 2013

Garlands, buntings and pennants will all be a strong trend in 2013, because they are easy to DIY.

#10 – BARK WILL BE HOT FOR RUSTIC WEDDING DECOR IN 2013

Great for rustic or nature theme weddings, bark has made a resurgence for wedding decor.

Hope you enjoyed this post and my wrap up of the Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2013. Get more great ideas in my ebooks available at my Etsy shop….until next time, Gail. 

SEE OUR 2013 WEDDING TRENDS PINTEREST BOARD @ 3D-Memoirs’ 2013 Wedding Trends Pinterest board

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