Valentine’s Day Wedding Theme Ideas

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

Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days to get married. Here are some fresh, new wedding ideas that will help add the Valentine’s theme to your day in a stylish way.

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Wedding Decorations with a Valentine Theme

  • If you don’t want to decorate exclusively in red, make the color scheme pink and white with small pops of red. Something like red chargers under the plates, one red flower in the middle of a pink bouquet, or red headbands on the bridesmaids.
  • Since roses are very romantic, scatter red rose petals down the aisle (if the church approves), as well as on the head table, buffet table and gift table. Bags of simulated rose petals can be purchased at most craft stores. 
  • At the reception make the backdrop behind the head table a drape of red satin.
  • For place cards, use miniature white plaster cupids (also available at any craft store) and pierce the guest’s heart-shaped place card through Cupid’s arrow.

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Romantic Wedding Dinner Menu

  • If serving dessert, be sure to have the chef line the side of each plate with a heart piped in chocolate or raspberry sauce.
  • Offer guests a romantic chocolate drink like Godiva’s White Chocolate Liqueur when they arrive or at the end of the evening.
  • Embellish the wedding cake with small cinnamon candy hearts.

Valentine Wedding Attire

  • For a wedding gown, the bride could wear a red wedding dress if she dares, but otherwise she could just add hints of red, like small red crystals in the veil or dress train.
  • Bridesmaids could wear dresses of varying shades of red or, alternatively, different fabrics such as red velvet, red satin, red taffeta, and so forth.

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Other Valentine Wedding Ideas & Details

  • It will cost quite a bit more but use raised red velvet lettering on invitations, or have the inside of the envelope lined in red
  • Consider one of the original Valentine designs from the 1700s call the True Love Knot – a hand drawn maze of knotted loops with no beginning or end, for invite design
  • Plan to arrive at the church in a vibrant red car, such as the Saab 9-3 Convertible in Laser Red, the Jaguar XJ in Radiance Red or the BMW 7 Sedan in Merlot Red
  • Simple and inexpensive gestures include leaving a large opened heart-shaped box of chocolates on the gift table and beside the guest book. They’ll sign the book for sure.
  • When you want your guests to get the bride and groom to kiss, they must tell their own love story or the most romantic gesture they have ever received.
  • Instead of throwing the bouquet to the single women, randomly give each non-married female guest a single rose as a Valentine’s gesture. Put a fake diamond ring inside of one and whoever gets that one, is the next to get married.

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I’ll be back next Monday with more ideas….until thenGail.

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Wedding Trends for 2013 – Etsy Thursday

Wedding Trends for 2013 – Etsy Wedding Finds

Last week I decided to kick off the year with the first half of the 10 Hot Wedding Trends for 2013 that were featured on 3D-Memoirs last summer. This week we are continuing with the remaining 5 hot trends and I’ve rounded-up some awesome eye-candy from Etsy to provide more inspiration for these wedding trends that we should see this year!

 

#6: Chicken Wire Wedding Trend

Chicken Wire Flower Girl Basket

Chicken Wire Flower Girl Basket

 

Chicken Wire Mason Jars

Chicken Wire Mason Jars

 

Chicken Wire Reclaimed Cabinet Door Message Holders - Awesome for Escort Cards or Pictures of the Bride & Groom!

Chicken Wire Reclaimed Cabinet Door Message Holders – Awesome for Escort Cards or Pictures of the Bride & Groom!

 

 

#7: 1920’s Wedding Trend

1920's Style Bridal Feather Hair Clip

1920’s Style Bridal Feather Hair Clip

 

Art Deco Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite

Art Deco Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite

 

1920's Style Crystal Headpiece

1920’s Style Crystal Headpiece

 

 

#8: Backdrops Wedding Trend

Handmade Paper Flower Wedding Backdrop

Handmade Paper Flower Wedding Backdrop

 

Burlap and Lace Wedding Backdrop

Burlap and Lace Wedding Backdrop

 

Colorful Pinwheel Wedding Backdrop

Colorful Pinwheel Wedding Backdrop

 

#9: Garlands Wedding Trend

Vintage Book Page Rose Clustered Garlands Wedding Backdrop

Vintage Book Page Rose Clustered Garlands Wedding Backdrop

 

Tissue Garland

Tissue Garland

 

Burlap Wedding Garland

Burlap Wedding Garland

 

 

#10: Birch Bark Wedding Trend

Custom Birch Bark Guest Book

Custom Birch Bark Guest Book

 

Birch Bark Vase

Birch Bark Vase

 

Birch Bark Favor Tags

Birch Bark Favor Tags

 

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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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